James Cusick

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.

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 near Lockerbie in 1989

New Lockerbie report says Libyan was framed to conceal the real bombers

Documentary claims al-Megrahi was set-up for 1989 terror attack as a pawn in Middle-East politics

Mrs Brooks denied having knowingly authorised payments to a single source who worked inside the MoD

Hacking trial: The Sun allegedly paid retired senior officers for military information, Old Bailey hears

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.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson could reveal anything to Rebekah Brooks during their six-year affair, court told

Relationship meant he trusted her enough to reveal 'any confidence' including potential criminality, Old Bailey hears

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie, leave the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks challenged over her role in company ‘cover-up’

Prosecution finally gets its chance to interrogate the former News International chief over her testimony

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey with her husband, Charlie

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

The former PM wrote: 'Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I have been through things like this'

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Closing NOTW was ‘considered’ before Milly Dowler phone hack was revealed

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.

Nick and Christian Candy have bought a Holland Park apartment block

Exclusive: The Duke’s Lodge: The apartment block, the Candy brothers, and another chapter in the expulsion of Londoners

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

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks admits regret that she didn't pay for information on MPs expenses when she was Sun editor

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.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: I approved ‘half a dozen’ payments to officials, Rebekah Brooks tells court

Jury told of 11 emails from a senior Sun journalist requesting payments to an 'ace military contact'

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey in London

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks denies making jibe about how to keep voicemails safe

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

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Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

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Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

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Frank Warren column

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Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
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