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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Andy Coulson with his wife, Eloise Patrick, at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial - Coulson is asked: ‘Do you remember editing a paper?’

Prosecution’s inquiry after phone hacking defendant’s memory fails him in witness box

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson tells jury he regrets publishing details of David Blunkett's affair with Kimberley Quinn

Mr Coulson admitted last week that former NOTW journalist Neville Thurlbeck had played him voicemail interceptions that confirmed the relationship

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson 'did not cover anything up' after Clive Goodman arrest

Mr Coulson also denied ordering Clive Goodman to plead guilty in 2006

According to Andy Coulson’s diary, he was not in London on the day he was said to have heard the voicemail

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson denies he was played Daniel Craig’s voicemail message from Sienna Miller

Andy Coulson, the former Downing Street communications chief, has insisted he was never played a voicemail message which a previous witness at the hacking trial claimed was obtained illegally from the phone of the actor Daniel Craig.

David Blunkett, the former Home Secretary

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson admits he knew that David Blunkett's phone had been hacked

Andy Coulson knew details of the private life of the former Home Secretary David Blunkett, published in a story in the News of the World in 2004, had been obtained from hacked voicemails, the jury at the phone hacking trial has heard.

Andy Coulson and his wife, Eloise Patrick, arrive at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Andy Coulson denies role in hacking Milly Dowler's phone

Former NOTW editor says the practice was was ‘intrusive and lazy journalism’

Andy Coulson and his wife, Eloise Patrick, arrive at the Old Bailey. He has acknowledged the pain he caused her

Hacking trial: Now Andy Coulson takes the stand - affair with Rebekah Brooks ‘was wrong’

Former editor of the News of the World said he was unaware of the existence of private investigator Mulcaire till his 2006 arrest

Labour faces the prospect of seeing Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry published in the year of the election, which Lord Mandelson has warned would be a 'very difficult minefield' for Ed Miliband

Iraq inquiry deadlock leaves Labour fearing report ahead of 2015 election

Labour faces the prospect of seeing Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry published in the year of the election, which Lord Mandelson has warned would be a “very difficult minefield” for Ed Miliband.

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

Hacking trial: ‘Daft’ Charlie Brooks ‘drank Fairy Liquid’

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.

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