James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.
11 March 2014 07:48 PM
Documentary claims al-Megrahi was set-up for 1989 terror attack as a pawn in Middle-East politics
Hacking trial: The Sun allegedly paid retired senior officers for military information, Old Bailey hears
10 March 2014 05:13 PM
Retired senior officers from Britain’s armed forces who were hired by "The Sun" newspaper to write expert opinion articles were also paid for military-related information they supplied to the Murdoch-owned paper, the Old Bailey has heard.
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson could reveal anything to Rebekah Brooks during their six-year affair, court told
06 March 2014 07:25 PM
Relationship meant he trusted her enough to reveal 'any confidence' including potential criminality, Old Bailey hears
05 March 2014 08:46 PM
Prosecution finally gets its chance to interrogate the former News International chief over her testimony
Hacking trial: Tony Blair wrote to Rebekah Brooks offering help over revelations that the NOTW had accessed murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's mobile phone, court told
04 March 2014 07:24 PM
The former PM wrote: 'Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I have been through things like this'
03 March 2014 08:23 PM
News International considered closing the News of the World in the belief it had become a “toxic brand” due to phone hacking allegations months before revelations that voicemails of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler had been accessed, the hacking trial at the Old Bailey has heard.
Exclusive: The Duke’s Lodge: The apartment block, the Candy brothers, and another chapter in the expulsion of Londoners
02 March 2014 08:01 PM
The Duke’s Lodge block is one of the few relatively affordable places to live in London’s exclusive Holland Park district. But now the voracious property developers have got their hands on it. Prepare for another ‘influx’ of foreigners who own capital property but hardly ever use it
Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks admits regret that she didn't pay for information on MPs expenses when she was Sun editor
28 February 2014 04:51 PM
Rebekah Brooks’ decision as editor of the Sun not to pay for unredacted information on MPs expenses, later published by the Daily Telegraph, exposing the landmark parliamentary scandal, was “an error of judgement that is quite high on my list”, the hacking trial at the Old Bailey has heard.
27 February 2014 08:25 PM
Jury told of 11 emails from a senior Sun journalist requesting payments to an 'ace military contact'
26 February 2014 09:04 PM
The former chief executive of News International allegedly told the former wife of golfer Colin Montgomerie that 'stupid, wealthy' people should changing their pin numbers
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
Coalition government has 'shifted money from poorest to better-off' through welfare cuts and tax reductions, study claims
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