Samuel Osborne, The Independent

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Past articles by Samuel:

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2022: Who was the civil rights leader and how is the holiday celebrated?

Each year Americans celebrate the life of the US civil rights movement’s best-known spokesman and leader on Martin Luther King Jr Day. The movement pioneered by Martin Luther King pressured the American government to end legalised segregation in the United States. Who was Martin Luther King Jr and why is he so important? Born in 1929, Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister best known for… → Read More

Covid: How many people have been vaccinated in the UK?

Four in five adults have received first vaccination, with three in five having both → Read More

‘Worst day in pigeon racing history’: Thousands of birds vanish during race

‘Most of the breeders I’m talking to are blaming the atmospheric conditions — possibly a solar storm above the clouds that created static in the atmosphere,’ says pigeon fancier → Read More

‘Being homosexual is not a choice; being homophobic is’: EU leaders condemn Hungary’s LGBT+ law

Netherlands’ prime minister suggests Budapest activates same clause to leave bloc as UK → Read More

Irish police probe more than 19,000 cancelled 999 calls about sexual offences, assaults and burglaries

Garda inquiry working to determine if ‘proirity one’ calls cancelled without proper policing response → Read More

Diana ‘knew what she was doing’, ex-lover Hasnat Khan claimed according to new ITV documentary

Princess Diana “knew what she was doing” and knew how to provoke the royal family into wanting her to divorce Prince Charles, her ex reportedly claimed while discussing her state of mind and motives. → Read More

Crimea confrontation: Russia ‘behaving like rogue state’, ex-Royal Navy chief says

‘The bottom line is Putin is an expert at disinformation and his actions are very reckless,’ says Lord Alan West → Read More

Russia news: Moscow says British warship in ‘clear violation’ and calls it HMS Provocateur

MoD denies shots fired and bombs dropped in path of HMS Defender → Read More

Trust in UK news coverage has grown during pandemic, research suggests

Paying for news remains a minority activity, with just 8 per cent saying they currently pay for any online news → Read More

Emotional moment Palestinian-Jordanian families meet across Jordan river after 24 years of separation

‘All we ask for is a residency status. We want nothing more. This is the most basic human right,’ says woman separated from family for 11 years → Read More

Government calls for ‘more reuse and recycling’ after Amazon destroys millions of items in UK every year

Former employee at site says their ‘target was to generally destroy 130,000 items a week’ → Read More

Princess Diana asked ‘oh my God, what’s happened’ in final moments, fire chief claims

‘I could understand that, so I tried to calm her. I held her hand,’ says Sergeant Xavier Gourelon → Read More

Australia’s mouse plague forces evacuation of jail in New South Wales

Stench repotedly smelt throughout building because of dead animals stuck in wall cavities → Read More

Met Office warns of very high pollen count this week

People who suffer from hay fever could be in for a bad week after the Met Office forecast a very high pollen count. Grass pollen is now in its peak season and parts of the country are set to experience very high levels over the next week. The Met Office’s daily pollen forecast shows pollen levels in London, the Midlands, the North East and North West, as well as the South East and South West,… → Read More

Russell Brand ‘devastated’ after his dog mauls wallaby to death

‘Absolutely no one is ­blaming Russell or his dog – it’s just a horrible accident,’ neighbour says → Read More

GB News: Why are advertisers boycotting the new TV channel?

Ikea, Kopparberg, Octopus Energy and Open University withdraw adverts → Read More

Man had heart attack after drinking up to 12 energy drinks a day for a year

‘Shops should not be selling them to kids. Large supermarkets won't, and the smaller shops need to do the same,’ says Lee Kamen → Read More

Australian magistrate wins $180,000 death payout from young lover, despite money being left to family

Rodney Higgins claimed superannuation from late fiancee Ashleigh Petrie after fund agreed he was her partner and ‘dependent’ → Read More

Coca-Cola loses billions in market value after Cristiano Ronaldo removes bottles and says ‘drink water’

Portugal captain held up bottle of water and shouted in Portuguese: ‘Agua!’ → Read More

Denmark law to deport asylum seekers outside Europe condemned as ‘irresponsible and lacking in solidarity’

Denmark thought to be looking for agreement to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tunisia or Egypt, reports Samuel Osborne → Read More