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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Mr. Brooks told the court that he removed a Sony computer and a jiffy bag containing pornographic DVDs from his Chelsea Harbour home

Hacking trial: Charlie Brooks says he hid 'smut' from police because he feared a 'Jacqui Smith moment' for wife Rebekah

Charlie Brooks, the husband of the former News International chief executive feared a “Jacqui Smith moment” and believed police investigating phone hacking would discover his personal collection of “smut” unless he took steps to hide it, a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.

Charlie Brooks appears at the Old Bailey in London, as the phone hacking trial continues

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Cheryl Carter, the former personal assistant to Rebekah Brooks, arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Rupert Murdoch worried about Rebekah Brooks' welfare when NotW closed

Rupert Murdoch was so concerned about Rebekah Brooks' welfare during the period when News International closed the News of the World, that he personally called her PA to make sure she was being looked after and to ensure she wouldn't resign her post as chief executive, a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.

Cheryl Carter arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks’ PA denies ‘secret plan’ to remove boxes

Cheryl Carter tells Old Bailey that Mrs Brooks’ offer to pay for her family’s flights to Australia after the closure of the NOTW, was not a 'reward' for her alleged assistance

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Andy Coulson (pictured) allegedly told Clive Goodman he would get his job back if he ‘kept silent’ about hacking

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Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman arriving at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson ‘knew of special project to monitor royal aides,’ Clive Goodman tells Old Bailey

The former royal editor of the NOTW alleges Mr Coulson was aware of the so called 'Alexander' account used to disguise payments to private investigator Glen Mulcaire

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Scottish independence: With six months to go, can Alex Salmond's plans pass the five tests of roadworthiness?

Jim Cusick analyses whether the issues around currency, EU membership, jobs, oil and the timetable will leave SNP hopes broken down beside the winding route to 2016

Princess Diana leaked information on the Royal Family to journalists, it has been claimed

Hacking trial: Princess Diana leaked information about Prince Charles to the press, court hears

Princess Diana tried to recruit the News of the World as an “ally” in her battle against Prince Charles by leaking an internal telephone directory to the tabloid's royal editor, the jury in the phone hacking trial has been told.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse with her mother Deborah Wade

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks told her mum to avoid TV and papers the day after it was revealed that News of the World had hacked Milly Dowler's phone

Rebekah Brooks advised her mother to avoid watching television news or read the papers in the days that followed the revelation that the News of the World had hacked the phone of the murdered schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.

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