Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner was Editor of The Independent between 1998 and 2011. He writes a daily column for i.

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Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game

Manchester was ahead of the pack in honouring Alan Turing

The city’s defence of this tortured genius, is a rare example of civic leaders behaving with compassion, magnanimity and foresight

David Mellor has been exposed as an awful man, but should he have been?

What he said was inexcusable, but we still have a right to expect private conversations to remain private

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pictured together in May this year

Must we be so obsequious towards London’s richest?

We musn't forget the less fortunate workers of London who come from abroad

Midge Ure and Sir Bob Geldof outside the Notting Hill recording studios for Band Aid 30

Myleene Klass is keeping the Paxman spirit alive

Holding our leaders to account requires nerve, as the former pop star showed when putting Ed Miliband on the spot

Ched Evans at Manchester City

Ched Evans has served his time. Since when was an expression of remorse part of a sentence?

The case of the Sheffield United footbller and convicted rapist shows the way modern justice works

George Bush Snr and his adviser Lee Atwater

Perception is reality: The facts won't matter in next year's general election

The hysterical immigration debate is a political victory for Ukip and the right-wing press

Fulham celebrates after bringing equalising

How talking about football with my doctor helped my cancer recovery

It's been five years since I was diagnosed with kidney cancer

Sir Alex Ferguson hasn't ruined my life, but he has crushed my dreams

So how did I find myself falling for his winning ways?

Nigel Farage has urged supporters to buy Mike Read's Ukip Calypso song and push it up to the No 1 spot

My limerick response to Mike Read’s Ukip Calypso

Only another traditional verse form will do

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Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy