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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Graham Johnson will appear before London's Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 6

Ex-Mirror journalist Graham Johnson charged with phone hacking

Former Sunday Mirror investigations editor is the second MGN journalist to face charges

An Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone

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Medical officials using non-contact thermometers would initially measure the temperature of all arriving passengers

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us?

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Gleneagles 18th hole

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Nicola Sturgeon and former boss Alex Salmond campaigning together. She is edging ever closer to SNP leadership

Scottish referendum: Nicola Sturgeon edges closer to SNP leadership following Alex Salmond's resignation

The chances of Nicola Sturgeon becoming the new leader of the Scottish National Party increased last night after Mike Russell, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Secretary, told The Independent on Sunday: “I will not be standing – I will be supporting Nicola.”

Alex Salmond has stepped down as Scotland's First Minister and the leader of the SNP

Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor

SNP leader's legacy secure as he steps down

Scottish referendum results: Calm and relief in the No camp as results dash Yes hopes

Complacent Better Together campaigners see silence received on doorsteps turned into hard votes as Yes fails to win in key areas

Voters come to Notre Dame Primary School polling station as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide their country's fate in a historic vote

Scottish independence: Lacking the theatricality of the Yes camp, the No campaign quietly gets out its vote

If there was a contest for flag-waving and high-profile street campaigning, Alex Salmond’s Yes campaign will have already taken Scotland back from Westminster. But in Glasgow, Aberdeen, in Edinburgh, and elsewhere, the lower-volume and less visibly patriotic campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom concentrated on only one thing – getting out its vote.

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Scottish independence: At Glasgow's busiest polling booth, voters arrive in their hordes

No clear winner as 40% cast their votes before 3pm

Graffiti on a polling station in Dumbarton

Scottish independence: Polling station graffiti sparks accusations of voter intimidation during referendum vote

Police Scotland confirm reports of vandalism at Dumbarton polling booth

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