Rob Williams

Rob Williams was Production Editor (Web/Apps) at The Independent. He was also a Senior Online Reporter. He worked for The Independent from June 2008 until April 2015. He is now a journalist on the Manchester Evening News.

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Iain Duncan Smith opposes plans for £12bn of further cuts from next year

Iain Duncan Smith says Big Issue magazine is 'helping UK benefit tourists'

Mr Duncan Smith said the magazine was being used "more and more" as a foothold for Romanians to access tax credits

Police have released a picture of Justin Bourque

Canada shooting: Gunman on the loose after three police officers shot dead in gun battle

Police released this picture of suspect Justin Bourque after the shootout

Siem Reap province is best known as the site of Angkor and the Angkor Wat temple ruins

Seven dead, including four children, after boy climbs into well in Cambodia to retrieve 45p

Tragic sequence of events began after a 50-year-old man, Tuy Chen, dropped 3,000 riel and a cigarette lighter into the five metre deep well

Rolf Harris accused of 'deliberately lying' to the court after prosecution discover 1970s video of him in game show filmed in Cambridge

The 84-year-old entertainer, artist and musician had previously given evidence in which he claimed he had not visited the city until four years ago

Commuters at Stratford Underground, Overground and DLR Station in east London, on the first day of a 48 hour strike by tube workers on the London Underground over ticket office closures.

Bank holiday Tube strike: Planned walkout cancelled after unions and management reach agreement

Members of the Unite and TSSA unions had planned to take industrial action in a row over pay and conditions for power supply controllers

File photo shows Stuart Hall outside Preston Crown Court, where today he faced an ongoing trial into allegations of rape and indecent assault against two young girls

Stuart Hall jailed: Disgraced broadcaster sentenced to two years six months in prison for indecent assault on under-age girl

Hall, 84, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, was cleared last week of 15 counts of rape

Father arrested after angrily tossing toddler into a swimming pool to 'teach her a lesson' after she accidentally drowned a puppy

McCarthy, who does not have custody of the child, threw his daughter into the water after she had dropped a five-week-old puppy in the pool and it died

Man files lawsuit for $2,000 decillion (that's 36 zeros) after being bitten by a dog and having his photograph taken by a Chinese couple

Claimant seeking compensation of an order greater than the combined worth of all the goods and services created in the history of humanity

50,000 gallons of oil spills onto street in Los Angeles after pipe ruptures

Firefighters say crude oil is knee high in some areas

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Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
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A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
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Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
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Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
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EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
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Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
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