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.
07 April 2014 10:01 PM
Charlie Brooks was “close to death” after drinking a pint of Fairy Liquid in the hope that it might cure a bad hangover, the hacking trial at the Old Bailey has heard.
Hacking trial: Charlie Brooks says he hid 'smut' from police because he feared a 'Jacqui Smith moment' for wife Rebekah
31 March 2014 04:53 PM
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.
28 March 2014 07:58 PM
Former Murdoch chief’s husband tells of her ‘paranoia’
26 March 2014 03:34 PM
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.
25 March 2014 07:53 PM
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
Exclusive: Dramatic U-turn as Hunt agrees to free meningitis B jabs for every UK child to protect against 'parent's greatest fear'
21 March 2014 08:43 AM
Health Secretary to announce free NHS jabs against life-threatening disease in dramatic U-turn
19 March 2014 08:22 PM
Tabloid editor ‘tried to buy silence’ of journalist, court told
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson ‘knew of special project to monitor royal aides,’ Clive Goodman tells Old Bailey
18 March 2014 07:26 PM
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
Scottish independence: With six months to go, can Alex Salmond's plans pass the five tests of roadworthiness?
17 March 2014 03:11 PM
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
13 March 2014 04:33 PM
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.
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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