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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Nick and Christian Candy have bought a Holland Park apartment block

Exclusive: The Duke’s Lodge: The apartment block, the Candy brothers, and another chapter in the expulsion of Londoners

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Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks admits regret that she didn't pay for information on MPs expenses when she was Sun editor

Rebekah Brooks’ decision as editor of the Sun not to pay for unredacted information on MPs expenses, later published by the Daily Telegraph, exposing the landmark parliamentary scandal, was “an error of judgement that is quite high on my list”, the hacking trial at the Old Bailey has heard.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Hacking trial: I approved ‘half a dozen’ payments to officials, Rebekah Brooks tells court

Jury told of 11 emails from a senior Sun journalist requesting payments to an 'ace military contact'

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey in London

Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks denies making jibe about how to keep voicemails safe

The former chief executive of News International allegedly told the former wife of golfer Colin Montgomerie that 'stupid, wealthy' people should changing their pin numbers

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

Phone-hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks felt 'shock and horror' at Dowler hacking and was unaware of Glen Mulcaire contract, court hears

Brooks denies conspiring to hack phones and cover up evidence to pervert the course of justice

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey

‘My personal life was a bit of a car crash,’ Brooks tells phone-hacking trial

Former News International boss claims she knew nothing about the £1,700 a week paid to private investigator

Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey yesterday

Hacking trial: Four months in, Rebekah Brooks finally starts to speak for herself

The former ‘News of the World’ editor tells  the Old Bailey of her meteoric rise at News International– and strongly denies all  allegations against her

Tony Blair advised Rebekah Brooks to launch a 'Hutton-style' inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World as the issue erupted into a criminal and political scandal in 2011, a jury has heard

Hacking trial: ‘Set up a Hutton-style inquiry’, Tony Blair told Rebekah Brooks as scandal broke

Former PM offered to become unofficial adviser to the Murdochs, jury told at hacking trial

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling said that Scotland could not keep the pound if it left UK

Alistair Darling: Scottish independence debate over keeping the pound and the EU seen as 'defining'

The last few days of the independence debate, involving arguments over the pound and the EU, will be seen historically as the “defining” period, according to Alistair Darling.

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond hits out at George Osborne over 'ill-informed' comments in row over keeping the pound

First Minister describes attacks by Westminster and Brussels as 'attempts to dictate from on high' what Scotland can and cannot do

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