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.
25 April 2014 07:19 PM
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
24 April 2014 06:26 PM
Mr Coulson admitted last week that former NOTW journalist Neville Thurlbeck had played him voicemail interceptions that confirmed the relationship
23 April 2014 02:43 PM
Mr Coulson also denied ordering Clive Goodman to plead guilty in 2006
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson denies he was played Daniel Craig’s voicemail message from Sienna Miller
22 April 2014 08:59 PM
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.
16 April 2014 04:24 PM
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.
15 April 2014 03:29 PM
Former NOTW editor says the practice was was ‘intrusive and lazy journalism’
14 April 2014 07:48 PM
Former editor of the News of the World said he was unaware of the existence of private investigator Mulcaire till his 2006 arrest
13 April 2014 11:55 PM
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.
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.
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
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