News The spherical cartoon-like sketch incredibly helped catch Glenn Rundles - who does have a rather round head

The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect

Chill out with the locals in a watering hole

On the road in Reykjavik, Iceland

The girl who played with Farrell: Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell in the generic ‘Dead Man Down

Film review: Dead Man Down (15)

The plot feint that occurs about half an hour into this New York-set revenge thriller is the single interesting thing about it. Colin Farrell plays the hardnut enforcer of a mob boss (Terrence Howard) who's being targeted by an anonymous foe; the story kicks off with one of his minions found in the deep freeze with a message threatening more to follow.

An employee's finished Rapid Realty tattoo

Sure, you can have a pay rise - just get a company logo tattoo

Some employees of a real estate company in New York are really pushing the meaning of 'company loyalty', by voluntarily being inked with the company's logo.

HIV and hepatitis warning over unlicensed illegal tattooists

Increasingly popular unlicensed tattoo parlours are putting users at risk of contracting hepatitis and HIV, council leaders have warned.

Sasha and Malia Obama have been told that if they get tattoos, their parents will too - in a bid to put them off

President Obama to daughters: if you get a tattoo, I will too

It's every parent's nightmare: the little darlings you've spent years raising say they want body modifications.

England sevens players show their colours to promote 'Safari' fancy dress theme for fans

Rugby players have often been called animals….and now they really look the part.

Harry Styles gets tattooed by Ed Sheeran

Badly drawn boys and girls: The celebrity fad for do-it-yourself tattoos

The celebrity fad for inkings has taken an alarming turn: now they’re doing it themselves, says Rebecca Armstrong

Paolo Di Canio gestures towards fans during his time at Lazio

Errors and Omissions: ‘Dux’ on Di Canio's bicep? There's a problem in that construction

The slips from this week's Independent are reviewed by our peerless Letters editor

My style is goth/punk, and my appearance affects most aspects of my life

I’ve been physically and verbally attacked for how I look - but to highlight goths, emos and punks would actually deepen the subculture

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Dean of Durham calls on Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio to 'renounce fascism'

New Black Cats boss has made inflammatory remarks in the past

John Cuthbert's award-winning tattoo, a homage to his favourite detective

Tatt watch: A semi-regular column making a study of crappy body art

Another week, another sin of the flesh. It seems extraordinary that once the wildest tattoo we’d seen was a Celtic band around a flabby male upper-arm. Now it’s all multiple Miley Cyruses here and misshapen chest-wide creatures there. Someone’s got to keep watch.

A new dating site puts beard-lovers in touch with beard-wearers

Beardiful: The singles’ dating site for furry fellows – and their fans

The beard might be back in fashion, but that doesn’t mean it's easy for wearers to find love.

Man dies after being restrained by members of the public during robbery

A man has died after he was restrained by members of the public as he attempted to rob a jeweller's store, according to police.

British Sea Power, Machineries of Joy (Rough Trade)

Album review: British Sea Power, Machineries of Joy (Rough Trade)

Valhalla Dancehall found British Sea Power somewhat becalmed, but Machineries Of Joy gets them moving again, albeit in a variety of directions.

Ryan Gosling is to take a break from acting

Ryan Gosling: I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does

The Drive actor signals a retreat from Hollywood as he signs up to direct his first movie

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England