Richard Hall is a freelance journalist on The Independent's News Desk. He was formerly Middle East Editor of The Daily Star, Beirut.
22 January 2013 06:53 PM
Councillors in rural Ireland have come up with a novel way of tackling the problem of drink driving – by making it legal. The plans backed by Kerry county council, in south-west Ireland, would allow police to issue permits that give permission for some people to have “two or three” alcoholic drinks and still drive.
22 January 2013 12:01 AM
Campaigners accuse Government of failing to protect the rights of children
22 January 2013 12:00 AM
Nearly two-thirds of children who died as a result of abuse last year could have been saved, a damning report has claimed.
12 January 2013 01:01 AM
The broadcaster and writer Robert Kee, whose television career spanned four decades, has died aged 93.
12 January 2013 12:00 AM
Two men were stabbed to death in a busy shopping area of Birmingham city centre just before 6pm last night.
11 January 2013 10:20 PM
Snow is expected to fall across the country this weekend as plummeting temperatures usher in a cold snap.
08 January 2013 12:42 AM
Belfast was hit by a fifth night of rioting yesterday following protests over a decision by councillors to limit the days the union flag flies over city hall.
30 December 2012 08:24 PM
As well as action to avoid the fiscal cliff, Barack Obama used his appearance on NBC's Meet The Press yesterday to stress the urgency of passing gun control measures next year.
21 December 2012 12:26 AM
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has paid millions of pounds in compensation to Iraqis who claimed to have been illegally detained and tortured by British forces during the Iraq War, it has been revealed.
12 December 2012 06:25 PM
The death of a father-of-three who collapsed while dancing to Gangnam Style has prompted a warning to middle-aged men not to attempt the vigorous dance from the hit video.
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