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.
21 July 2014 04:43 PM
Rupert Murdoch did not know Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had been having an affair for years, and allegedly “went nuts” when he was given details before the phone hacking trial started.
18 July 2014 06:57 PM
Ex-chief superintendent, Dave Cook, met with the then News of the World editor in 2002 after re-opening the investigation into the 1987 murder
17 July 2014 05:52 PM
The deaths of 295 people aboard Flight MH17 is one of the worst post-war civilian airline incidents involving a plane brought down by a missile attack, gunfire or terrorist-related sabotage.
11 July 2014 07:09 PM
The NHS is spending £1 million an hour on diabetes: a tenth of its annual budget
04 July 2014 03:44 PM
Andy Coulson once had an office right next to David Cameron in 10 Downing Street. Rupert Murdoch trusted him to run the News of the World. But tonight, Coulson is behind bars in Belmarsh prison.
01 July 2014 04:45 PM
A legal battle between Rupert Murdoch’s News UK and England’s prosecuting authorities over the “astronomical” costs of the record-breaking phone hacking trial will involve “millions of pounds of taxpayers' money”.
Hacking trial: News of the World rival ‘was also hacking Milly Dowler’s voicemails’ claims Glenn Mulcaire
30 June 2014 09:10 PM
Glenn Mulcaire claims he was jointly ‘tasked’ to access the murdered girl’s phone
25 June 2014 06:34 PM
The judge in the hacking trial has accused David Cameron and other senior politicians of engaging in an “open season” disregard for “justice and the rule of law”.
24 June 2014 09:29 PM
It was a terse, three-word instruction preserved in an email that swung the jury against Andy Coulson. James Cusick explains why the former editor was convicted, and his fellow defendants acquitted
Hacking trial: One rogue editor. After a trial that exposed the extent of illegal phone hacking in the Murdoch empire, former News of the World boss Andy Coulson is found guilty, but five other defendants walk free
24 June 2014 08:09 PM
Andy Coulson, the former tabloid editor once at the centre of Downing Street's communication operations is facing a prison sentence after being found guilty of conspiring to hack mobile phones when he worked for Rupert Murdoch’s News International.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist