It is approaching that time of the year when you take a backward look and think to yourself: what do I know now that I didn’t know a year ago?
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Friday 18 February 2011
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann today welcomed new information which suggests their daughter may be in America.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
A mother wept as she described the moment gunman Raoul Moat shot dead her daughter's boyfriend today.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Shotgun killer Raoul Moat boasted "I'll be back inside by Friday" shortly before his murder rampage, a court heard today.
Saturday 29 January 2011
In Davos, it's the footwear that tells you everything you need to know about the seniority of the delegate.
Friday 28 January 2011
As part of the run up to the Chinese New Year on 3 February, performers donned brightly coloured silks to reherse their recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual, which dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Saturday 30 October 2010
Kenny Huang, the New York-based Chinese businessman who wanted to buy Liverpool – purportedly with the backing of the Chinese government, a claim never proved – has effectively disappeared from view since withdrawing without explanation in August.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Lieutenant-General Sir Freddie Viggers has resigned as Black Rod because of ill health, Lords Leader Lord Strathclyde said today.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron personally intervened to limit cuts to the defence budget in next week's comprehensive spending review, it has emerged.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Vince Cable may have become the figurehead of the coalition's gloomy disposition, denying he was having "fun" but some of his colleagues obviously didn't get the memo about not appearing to be enjoying austerity government too much. "I'm bloody loving it," said one Lib Dem minister. "I would be lying if I said I wasn't having the best time of my life," added another.
Thursday 02 September 2010
There have been false dawns aplenty with Whole Foods, the US organic grocer whose founder was a notable opponent of America's health reforms, but it seems that the company is finally ready to start work on its first new UK stores for more than three years. With five stores in London, those in the know say it is close to exchanging on two new ones, including the first outside the M25. Solihull, one of the posher parts of the West Midlands, is the likely venue, but Diary's source notes that Solihull is a notoriously tough area to crack for food retailers, not least because of its residents' fondness for eating out.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Ghouls visiting the scene of killer gunman Raoul Moat's last stand were blamed today for putting villagers' lives in danger.
Monday 02 August 2010
Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to fugitive killer Raoul Moat at his funeral today.
Monday 02 August 2010
The heartbroken sister of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat's young victim said today that she wished he was not dead.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death