Sarah Morrison

Sarah Morrison is the Human Rights Correspondent at The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday

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Police officers who slept with political campaigners and fathered children with those they were sent to spy on acted in a manner that was 'wholly unacceptable' and 'unnecessary', according to another of Scotland Yard's former undercover cops

Undercover policing: 'You can never relax. Never let down your guard'

A former officer who infiltrated an 'inner core of football hooligans' tells Sarah Morrison why the Met Police needs to change tack

Redwell’s beer with a can of the legal aggressor’s Red Bull

Tiny brewery in Norfolk chased by Red Bull over 'similar' trademarks

Powerful soft drinks giant says five-month-old business could 'dilute' its international brand

11 held over Nottingham care home inquiry into death of Ivy Atkin, 86

Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of an 86-year-old woman who died shortly after she was moved from a failing care home.

Jessica Swale, whose new play Blue Stockings opens this month

Jessica Swale interview: Woman on fire

Playwright Jessica Swale's new drama about a group of proto-feminists explores a subject close to her heart. Sarah Morrison met her

A number of vacancies for dancers were posted on the website on 1 August

Jobseeker ad for lap dancers breaks Government ban

Website that claimants are told they must use hosts ‘degrading’ jobs in the sex industry

A judge will rule if a man with moderate to severe learning difficulties may be sterilised by means of a vasectomy

'A truly exceptional case': Court to decide on sterilisation of man with learning difficulties

The man’s lawyer stressed the case was not covered by the shadow of eugenics

A boy has a wash with clean water and soap in India

Dirty water and poor hygiene stunting growth of millions

Using clean water is one of the best ways to stop children losing essential nutrients vital to growth, says study

Stella Creasy MP, left, was threatened after she supported the campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, right

Twitter faces inquiry over internet trolls’ rape threats against MPs and activist, as man is arrested

Representatives from social media company expected to be called by Commons committee over threats of sexual violence against women

Afroza, now 18, with twins Diya and Habib. Her birth was not registered, allowing her parents to falsify her age on a fake birth certificate; the legal age to wed in Bangladesh is 18 – Afroza was 15

220 million children who don't exist: A birth certificate is a passport to a better life – so why can't we all have one?

With all eyes on the royal baby, there is no chance George Alexander Louis Windsor will ever be rendered invisible. The same cannot be said for the 51 million babies – almost one in three of all babies born across the world annually – whose births are not registered each year. These children do not have a birth certificate and, legally speaking, do not exist.

The pair have teamed up to make a documentary on the world of “nature, technology and music” which airs today

When Björk Met Attenborough: The Icelandic punk, the national treasure and a display of rather remarkable human behaviour

Ahead of the airing of a documentary made with the acclaimed naturalist, the eccentric musician tells Sarah Morrison how the pair found common ground in each other's fields

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker