Rob Williams

Rob Williams is Production Editor (Web/Apps) at The Independent. He was formerly Senior Online Reporter. He has worked for The Independent since 2008.

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Four men arrested over savage gang rape of teenage girl at secluded nature spot in Slough

The men - aged 19, 20, and two aged 33 - were held last night in connection with the rape, which took place in woods near the Jubilee River on Friday

Video: Toddler tries to stop attack on mother

The video, which was shot by a bystander, shows the victim's two-year-old son bravely kicking at the attacker's legs

Justin Ross Harris and his son Cooper

Police defend decision to charge father with murder over death of toddler son left in car for seven hours in sweltering 90 degree heat

Justin Ross Harris, who has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the second degree, was supposed to drop the boy off at daycare

French air traffic controllers strike called off after days of disruption and airport meltdowns

Industrial action had been expected to continue until the weekend

Russian policewomen to be disciplined for short skirts in crackdown on rising hemlines

New rules prohibit officers from wearing wrinkled items and combining uniforms with civilian clothing

Ghana ask for World Cup prize money early as government 'flies $3 million in cash to Brazil' to pay angry players

Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu dismissed fears the team would refuse to play its final group game in Brasilia

Madeleine McCann's parents furious and 'distressed' by fourth libel trial delay

Kate and Gerry McCann are suing Goncalo Amaral following claims he made about them in a 2008 book called The Truth Of The Lie

Hypnotised patient sings through throat surgery to protect her vocal chords

In a 'world first' the surgeon suggested that she sing at critical moments during the procedure to ensure that the operation "was going well"

Tesco removes one-inch 'anti-homeless' spikes from outside central London Metro store after activists threaten days of protests over measure

A row of one-inch-high studs, which protesters claimed were designed to prevent people sleeping rough, were spotted outside a Tesco Metro

Friday 13th coincides with a full moon – and it could be more dangerous than you think

Not only is it Friday 13th, but it is also a Full Moon and the last time this event occurred was 13 October 2000

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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

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The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders