Most talked about Independent stories

Sep 02, 2014

Of course, a 4th option should've been Manchester or somewhere north on the new High Speed rail line. Oh, wait... i100.independent.co.uk/article/the-th…

North Korea threatens Britain over 'mud-slinging' Channel 4 thriller focusing on Kim Jong-un's nuclear weapons programme

independent.co.uk — The country has branded political thriller Opposite Number a "slanderous, conspiratorial charade based on a sheer lie" and insisted through its state media that the British government ensure it is "dumped without delay". London's Foreign and Commonwealth office remains unbothered by the demand, explaining that Channel 4 is responsible for its own programming schedule.

Israel’s ‘land for lives’ is theft. Pure and simple

independent.co.uk — So a bit more of Palestine has slidden down the plughole. A thousand more acres of Palestinian land stolen by the Israeli government - for "appropriation" is theft, is it not? - and the world has made the usual excuses.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Independent: Robert Fisk: Israel’s ‘land for lives’ is theft. Pure and simple ind.pn/1lFL7RA pic.twitter.com/Ci10sD6y4Z

Israel government 'tortures' children by keeping them in cages, human rights group says

independent.co.uk — The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) published a report which claimed children suspected of minor crimes were subjected to "public caging", threats and acts of sexual violence and military trials without representation. It came as the government's Public Petitions Committee held a hearing to discuss the issue, which the PCATI said must be addressed with a change to the law.

Great British Bake Off Presenter Mary Berry would 'love' her children to 'give her a pill' and euthanase her if she became a burden

independent.co.uk — The Great British Bake Off judge, who is 79, added that the age of "90 is a great time" to opt out of life. "You have to deal with the cards that have been dealt, of course, but I don't think very old age, if you haven't got your marbles, can be very nice," she told the Radio Times.

Danny Welbeck to Arsenal: The striker was Manchester United through-and-through

independent.co.uk — But not only has Louis van Gaal let an established England international, who at 23 still has huge potential, leave the club - he has also let one of the players most devoted to the cause depart.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @IndyFootball: In Welbeck, Arsenal have signed a player who is Manchester United through and through ind.pn/1lFLyvq pic.twitter.com/vG6f1mKocn

Carswell’s defection was a nightmare for Cameron, but disaffected Tories would be wise to stay put

independent.co.uk — Defections from one party to another are a surprisingly accurate barometer of the wider political mood, more reliable than opinion polls or focus groups. Defectors can be eccentric and self-interested as much as they are principled and brave.

Ukraine crisis: Russian president Vladimir Putin - 'I can take Kiev in two weeks'

independent.co.uk — Mr Putin said to Jose Manuel Barroso, who then passed the Russian leader's remarks on to European leaders at the Nato summit over the weekend, "If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks," according to Italy's La Republica newspaper.
Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russian president Vladimir Putin - 'I can take Kiev in two weeks' independent.co.uk/news/ukraine-c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @_dpaj: Ukraine crisis: Russian president Vladimir Putin - 'I can take Kiev in two weeks' rss.feedsportal.com/c/266/f/3492/s… pic.twitter.com/V64AsR0RVS

Alex Ferguson critical of triumphant Manchester City for paying 'stupid money and silly salaries'

independent.co.uk — Sir Alex Ferguson last night castigated Manchester City's decision to "spend a fortune, pay stupid money, pay silly salaries," as Roberto Mancini, manager of the newly crowned Premier League Champions urged his board to avoid a repeat of the tortuous pursuit of players last summer and move rapidly into the transfer market.
Sep 02, 2014

Fair enough you won't listen to me, mufc fans. So listen to greatest figure in your club's history! independent.co.uk/sport/football…

Transfer round-up: A complete club-by-club guide to the 2014 summer transfer window as Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa head £845m influx

independent.co.uk — Manchester United just couldn't be kept quiet, could they? Louis van Gaal's side may be out of the Champions League and yet to win a competitive fixture this season, but they stole the show on transfer deadline day as they beat Arsenal and Manchester City to the loan signing of striker Radamel Falcao.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @IndyFootball: A complete guide to the 2014 summer transfer window as Falcao and Costa head £845m influx ind.pn/1lFEAqb pic.twitter.com/BMEzUC93rb

Daily catch-up: eurogloom, Ed in Red and Cameron's Wilsonian U-turn on control orders

independent.co.uk — 1. The eurozone is still in trouble, and here is a graph that shows why. Its main economies are diverging widely, and have fallen behind the US. Thanks to Michael O'Connor for making the graph, from an original made by Ben Chu, our Economics Editor, who wrote about the forgotten travails of the euro in The Independent on Sunday.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @stephenkb: "In other words, David Cameron is more like Harold Wilson every day" - @JohnRentoul: independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Sep 02, 2014

Catch-Up Service: eurogloom; Ed in Red; and Cameron's U-turn on control orders @IndyVoices independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Radio Times' female powerlist shows 'revolution' in TV gender roles

independent.co.uk — The magazine published a "powerlist" of the 30 most influential females in broadcasting, citing presenters Kirsty Wark and Kirstie Allsopp alongside the BBC controllers Charlotte Moore (BBC1) and Kim Shillinglaw (BBC2). Contrary to previous reports that television is a medium which discriminates against older women, the powerlist was comprised of women aged between 39 and 79, with the exception of actor Sheridan Smith, 33.

Exclusive: Tesco price falls again as investors rush to dump shares

independent.co.uk — This adds to the near £400m of shares sold by its biggest investors including hedge funds and sovereign-wealth funds in the past two months, an investigation by The Independent has found. The sellers' identities began to emerge yesterday just as Tesco's new chief executive, Dave Lewis, began his first day in the job to be greeted by yet another shares sell-off.
Sep 02, 2014

Sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East ditch Tesco shares. Tough start for the new gaffer independent.co.uk/news/business/…

TTIP trade agreement: Critics driven ‘by anti-American sentiment’ says minister Lord Livingston

independent.co.uk — The Trade minister Lord Livingston was speaking after another round of almost weekly protests against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, which unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as War on Want claim will weaken hard-fought legislation to protect consumers and workers, and jeopardise the National Health Service.
Sep 02, 2014

Are opponents to TTIP mega trade deal just a bunch of anti-Americans? independent.co.uk/news/business/…

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

independent.co.uk — The controversial proposals are part of a consultation document by a leading Saudi academic which has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque in Medina, where the remains of the Prophet are housed under the Green Dome, visited by millions of pilgrims and venerated as Islam's second-holiest site.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @JeromeTaylor: 'Saudi proposal' to move tomb of Prophet Muhammad & bury him anonymously in al-Baqi cemetery: @Independent reports: http:…

Sep 01, 2014

'Saudi proposal' to move tomb of Prophet Muhammad & bury him anonymously in al-Baqi cemetery: @Independent reports: independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…

Show 3 more tweets from Mehdi Hasan, Amol Rajan and others...
More Stories