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The BBC Has Lost Some Sensitive Data They'd Rather You Not See

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has been accused of losing sensitive data about a secretive army unit, potentially compromising the identity of one of the ex-soldiers who too...

Undiscovered Capital Cities...Oh Wait

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Kitiara Pascoe

It's naive to think that much of what you read is particularly truthful, unbiased, based on legitimacy or even marginally informative but The Independent definitely used to be a place you could go to for actual news, well thought-out opinions and a sense of pride in reporting.

London Live TV Confirms All Our Delusions

Paul Blanchard | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.

Met Advisor Says Rape Has Been 'Decriminalised'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

A new unpublished report suggests that rape has been effectively 'decriminalised' among vulnerable women. According to research by the Bureau of In...

Labour Only One Point Ahead In ComRes Poll For Independent

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

A new ComRes poll for The Independent will make difficult reading for Ed Miliband, with Labour's lead over the Conservatives cut to a single point. Pu...

Tories Are Party Of The Rich, According To ComRes Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics

In perhaps the least surprising poll result of 2013, a majority of the British public believes that the Conservative Party only represents the interes...

The Independent's 'Boring' Chelsea-Schalke Match Report

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport

Maybe it was Gmail or GChat gone wrong, but one of the Independent sub-editors didn't seem to value the Chelsea-Schalke Champions League match report....

Prince George Baptism: The Independent Shows Us How It's Done

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

We here at HuffPost UK tip our hats in respect to the Indy, who have stuck to their Republican guns and pointedly given the royal christening a tiny s...

UK Government Source For Indy Spy Base Story, Says Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has never spoken to the Independent to reveal a secret UK spying base in the Middle East, the Guardian claimed on Friday....

Men Bring Fur in From the Cold

Mark Oaten | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Independent Appoints First Non-White Editor Of A UK National

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

The Independent's Amol Rajan has become the first non-white editor of a British national newspaper, and one of the youngest ever, aged 29. Evgeny L...

Why Do the Media Act as a Mouthpiece for Vested Interests?

Dr James Hannam | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

From the reporting, you might have thought this was just a group of public-spirited barristers taking a break from their highly paid jobs to protect the justice system. Maybe they were. But I can't help noticing that legal aid pays the fees of lawyers. Thus, any cuts to the budget come directly from their capacious wallets.

Woolwich Attack: The Real Evil Is Stupidity

Richard Taylor | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Richard Taylor

My point is that we know lunatic radical preachers exist in the world. And unfortunately those with the lowest IQs and the least to lose will always be the most gullible and most easily influenced by those proclamations.

A Close Shave: Journalists at the Sharp End

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

In fact it's always timely to be reminded of the fact that journalists are a vital pillar of any properly functioning democratic society. And this is notwithstanding the recent hammering that some parts of the profession have taken in this country over phone-hacking and other illegal activity. The fall-out from Leveson shouldn't distract us from the extremely serious work that journalists regularly do.

Cut the Caricature of the Poor, Not Their Welfare

Sian Boyle | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

Why do those on benefits have to be caricatured or characterised in one way or another at all? There are thousands of decent, 'normal' people who are genuinely impoverished, and try to make ends meet as best they can

Did You Spot Them? Britain's Best April Fools' Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

In a year when our weather has gone topsy-turvy, former top politicians have ended up in jail and polls show that Boris Johnson could wipe out Labour'...

Bridget Jones, Wanton Sex Goddess, Star Of Third Novel?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home

Bridget Jones is back - writer Helen Fielding will publish her third novel about the scatty singleton next year. The character, who started life as...

Why the Independent's Pink List Makes Me See Red

The Guyliner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

You may already have heard of this baffling, uninspiring collection of names compiled by Britain's most-unloved national newspaper, but just in case you're nodding off at the back with your copy of Heat magazine, let the paper itself fill in the gaps for you.

The Next Big Thing? - Rewriting the Rules of Print Journalism

Alex Perry | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

The debate around the fall of the print media industry has been raging for some time now. TV and radio threw the first punches and the internet went for the knockout blow. Closings and layoffs are now a regular occurrence and it is generally accepted that the news business has struggled to capitalise on the rise of digital.

'Loading A Gun At British Newspapers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

Independent newspaper editor Chris Blackhurst has warned Lord Justice Leveson is "loading a gun" at the newspaper industry - after receiving letters w...

Black Hat and Critical Thinking at the Fringe

Asher Treleaven | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Asher Treleaven

I was curious to know what it's like to be a critic at the Fringe. If you watch 10 shows a day how do you stay open minded? Is Twitter and the multi-headed reviewer blog hydra killing the role of the critic, now that everyone's a critic? Why work as a critic in the first place?

Islamophobia: Orwellian 'Doublespeak' ?‎

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The struggle against islamophobia is the struggle for a nuanced and ‎contextualised appraisal of events involving Muslims, a refusal to accept ‎that everything can be explained away through a facile reference to 'Islam' ‎and a defence of a European minority group. There is nothing Orwellian ‎about that.‎

CARE AND THE COMMUNITY: THE ELDERLY, FUNDING AND FRETTING

Helen Gaskell | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Gaskell

Hollywood and television commercials present countless images of old age as a time when contented, silver-haired individuals kick back after a life of work and raising families. The reality, however, is often very different and why, in truth, many people are a little scared of growing old.

Lebedev: No Issue With Politicians Meeting Media Owners

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

Evgeny Lebedev has said he sees "no issue" with politicians and newspaper proprietors meeting each other because "we operate in the same sphere of exi...