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Tributes pour in for ‘brilliant, edgy’ columnist and Independent contributor Deborah Orr

Praised as being ‘The Independent at its finest’ and ‘a brilliant and original thinker’, the Scots writer was a pioneering voice for women and social issues

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Jack Thorne on leaving things out of ‘His Dark Materials’ TV adaptation

The writer of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ and ‘Kiri’ talks to Charlotte Cripps about adapting Philip Pullman, workaholism, sexism in the TV industry, the disgusting prejudice against disabled people, and his latest Channel 4 drama, ‘The Accident’

Ben Kelly History shows us the Tory-DUP pact would always end in betrayal

From Carson to Paisley to Foster, Northern Ireland’s unionists refuse to learn the lesson that they will never be a priority for Britain

Writer Jack Thorne on leaving things out of His Dark Materials for TV

The writer of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ and ‘Kiri’ talks to Charlotte Cripps about adapting Philip Pullman, workaholism, sexism in the TV industry, the disgusting prejudice against disabled people, and his latest Channel 4 drama, ‘The Accident’

Kim Gordon: ‘You can’t forgive someone if they don’t say sorry’

The former Sonic Youth frontwoman talks to Alexandra Pollard about her debut solo record, the dissolution of her 29-year marriage to Thurston Moore, and why the music industry is full of ‘entitled men who don’t realise there are boundaries’

9 best sofa beds that are comfy, stylish and practical

Make sure you have somewhere comfortable and convenient for impromptu guests to sleep

Meghan Markle says she was warned by friends not to marry Prince Harry

‘The British tabloids will destroy your life’

Plane crash leaves three dead after careening onto Brazilian street

Pedestrian believed to be among dead, according to city fire official

Drug companies avoid landmark trial after $260m opioid settlement

AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Teva reach out-of-court deal in Ohio

Ethnic minorities earn 10% less than white workers in UK, study shows

Removing effects of such attributes as education, location and kind of jobs ethnic groups choose still reveals wide and persistent pay gap