Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.

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Chocolate has a lower legal cocoa limit in the US (Getty)

Hershey's angers US chocolate purists by forcing company to stop importing 'yummy' Cadbury bars

The British Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has a higher fat content and lists its first ingredient as milk; the US version begins with sugar

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists

Postcard from... Los Angeles

Stephen Colbert isn’t due to debut in Letterman’s chair on the Late Show until September, but his late-night replacement on Comedy Central has already started work.

The Duke of York with his accuser, Virginia Roberts

Virginia Roberts sex claims: Prince Andrew arrives in Davos amid calls for him to answer 'sex slave' allegations under oath

Virginia Roberts goes public with detailed account of 'sexual contact' with royal 

The outbreak was originally limited to Disneyland visitors

Disneyland measles outbreak: Disease spreads beyond California raising fears for children who have not received MMR vaccine

The US believed it had eliminated measles more than a decade ago and that there was no danger of domestic transmission

Former US envoy for North Korea policy Stephen Bosworth speaks to reporters at a hotel lobby in Singapore

Sony Pictures hack: US had hacked North Korea first, leaked documents show

NSA's monitoring of North Korean computer networks was intended to provide an “early warning radar” for any aggressive cyber-activity

Namibia auctions five rhino hunting permits a year, specifying a particular animal

Dallas Safari Club abandons auction of elephant hunt

Several African countries have introduced hunting quotas, selling licences to support conservation

Paul Rosolie in 'Eaten Alive'

Eaten Alive: Can the Discovery Channel recover from a series of fear-mongering shows?

A broadcaster that begun with a mission to educate has gained a reputation for hype and fabrication. Time for a reality check reports Tim Walker

David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma'

Obama hosts screening of the acclaimed civil rights drama 'Selma' after Oscar snub

Ava DuVernay and British actor David Oyelowo were left out of nominations for their respective categories

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office rug in Largo, Florida

'In Dog We Trust' rug to be auctioned for charity

The proceeds from the auction are set to go to Canine Estates, a local non-profit run by three animal-loving sisters

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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
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Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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10 best sun creams for body

Make sure you’re protected from head to toe in the heatwave
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Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map