• The Masked Singer: Fans stunned after Justin Hawkins unveiled as chameleon
    Style
    The Independent

    The Masked Singer: Fans stunned after Justin Hawkins unveiled as chameleon

    The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins is the latest celebrity to be unveiled on controversial singing competition The Masked Singer UK.Fans were stunned to see the musician unmasked after wearing a chameleon costume during the show.

  • 20 pledges for 2020: Why I, The Independent’s deputy travel editor, have promised to go flight-free for a year
    Style
    The Independent

    20 pledges for 2020: Why I, The Independent’s deputy travel editor, have promised to go flight-free for a year

    I took 25 flights in the first half of 2019.Twenty-five. That’s almost one a week. Let that sink in for a moment.

  • This quiz will help you decide what film to watch at Christmas
    Style
    The Independent

    This quiz will help you decide what film to watch at Christmas

    You've been looking forward to taking a break all year, but now you've set everything up with blankets and mince pies you've drawn a blank on what you actually want to watch.Several new Christmas films come out every year - you've got far too many films to choose from, and most of them aren't much good anyway.

  • The Simpsons showrunner denies iconic cartoon is ending after current season
    Style
    The Independent

    The Simpsons showrunner denies iconic cartoon is ending after current season

    The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has denied suggestions by the show’s composer that the long-running sitcom is coming to an end.Danny Elfman, who wrote the the series’ classic theme tune, recently gave an interview hinting that The Simpsons was preparing to bow out after 30 years on air.

  • Smugglers cut hole in US-Mexico border wall and drive through it
    Style
    The Independent

    Smugglers cut hole in US-Mexico border wall and drive through it

    Smugglers cut a hole in the border wall in Southern California and then drove a utility truck through it, according to a new report.Sixteen people, all of whom were in the white Dodge that drove through the border wall, were later arrested by Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) once the truck had crossed into the US. Fourteen of the people arrested were Mexican, and two were Guatemalan.

  • How Derry became the best Halloween destination in the world
    Style
    The Independent

    How Derry became the best Halloween destination in the world

    The best place to celebrate Halloween in the world. It must be Transylvania, the home of Dracula, right? Or Salem, Massachusetts, for its history of witches, right. Maybe even New York, for its celebrity-led annual Village Parade.One place you almost certainly wouldn't think of is Derry – the second city of Northern Ireland. But that's where you'd be wrong.