Stephen McGrath

Stephen is a freelance journalist based in Bucharest, Romania. He writes news and features covering a wide range of subjects for a variety of platforms. He also holds a degree in Photography, has a love of the great outdoors and is an avid boxing fan.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Kimi the fox cub

Save Kimi: 'When I grow up, I’m going to be a fur collar' - Burberry under fire from animal rights group

British public would be shocked if they knew what happened on fur farms, say 'Save Kimi' campaigners

The Danube River has seen drastic changes in land use, over-exploitation of natural resources, hydraulic re-engineering through damming and widespread illegal fishing over the last few decades

River Danube: Overfished, overpolluted and with 200 million-year-old species close to extinction - what next for one of Europe's great rivers?

A new project at the Danube Delta aims to roll back decades of abuse to shed light on new methods of conservation

Following Ionut’s death Romania’s President Traian Basescu has pushed through a controversial law that saw Bucharest’s strays captured and euthanised, if they weren’t adopted or homed within two weeks

Ionut Anghel: Romanian boy, 4, mauled to death by pack of privately owned dogs

Death used to justify putting down thousands of stray dogs

Roșia Montană in the Apuseni Mountains of western Transylvania, Romania
The Transylvanian village of Rosia Montana

Key archeological permit suspended for Gabriel Resources’ Rosia Montana gold mine

A tribunal in Romania has suspended a key archeological discharge certificate (ADC) of Gabriel Resources – a Canadian miner - for the exploitation of gold and silver at Rosia Montana’s Mount Carnic – the Transylvanian village’s largest and richest mountain.

Gabriel Resources gold plans suffer setback, as Romanian parliament rejects mining law

A parliamentary vote in Romania has rejected revisions to a new mining law that would have allowed Gabriel Resources, a Canadian mining company, to create Europe’s largest open cast gold mine in the Transylvanian village of Rosia Montana.

The Government has insisted it has no plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging

Time for local authorities to kick the habit and ditch their investments in the tobacco industry

It's hugely hypocritical to tell smokers to quit while making money from them

Cashless is the future. Small businesses must adapt or pay the price

The ‘customer is always right’ proverb fits perfectly with this cashless debate

UK Sale: £1.2bn... UK Tax: £0

National Living Wage Week: How can big companies, earning big profits, keep paying such little wages?

This isn't about paying people to subsidise extravagant lifestyles. Far from it

Romanians protest in Trafalgar Square against cyanide mining in Rosia Montana

Europe's largest gold-mining project plans will see 215 million cubic metres of lake water contaminated

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

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