The Independent

Gore Vidal dies at 86: ten things you might want to know

First Post
Wed 1 Aug, AT 12:45

'I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television,' said the American man of letters

Overjoyed Olympic parent Bert Le Clos steals Chad's thunder

Olympic Diary
Wed 1 Aug, AT 11:08

Olympic gossip: BBC interview with South African swimmer's dad goes viral

Twitter ban on journo who slated NBC at Games: the plot thickens

First Post
Tue 31 Jul, AT 15:40

New claim suggests reporter was banned to protect Twitter's relationship with US broadcaster


Boris should enjoy his moment in the sun, but he won't be PM

Opinion digest
Tue 31 Jul, AT 11:07

Opinion digest: the rise of Boris, Olympic sexism, Romney's Bush-era diplomacy, German euroscepticism

UK house prices drop as new buyers stay away

One-Minute Read
Mon 30 Jul, AT 13:52

First fall in average UK property prices this year as growth stalls in London

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Olympic ceremony triumph: Isles of Wonder album at No 1

Olympic Diary
Mon 30 Jul, AT 10:30

Olympic diary: Music from the show a smash hit, but flame goes out as cauldron moves

Giant rat? Werewolf? East River Monster puzzles New Yorkers

One-Minute Read
Thu 26 Jul, AT 14:29

A bloated animal corpse washed up in Manhattan has prompted wild speculation about its identity

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Coe: athletes who use Twitter risk Olympic medal chances

Olympic Diary
Fri 20 Jul, AT 11:56

Olympic gossip: tweeting makes athletes under perform, Chris Hoy misses out on sprint


Pc Harwood walks, but police still have questions to answer

Opinion digest
Fri 20 Jul, AT 10:43

Opinion digest: the Ian Tomlinson case, Wall Street pounces on City, and the housing crisis


Fifty Shades' dirty secret isn't sex: women just want a break

Opinion digest
Thu 19 Jul, AT 11:05

Opinion digest: the appeal of Fifty Shades to women, rethinking outsourcing, and ending Zimbabwe sanctions