Following stints with Reuters and the Press Association, Martin Hickman joined The Independent as a news editor in 2001. He became the Consumer Affairs Correspondent in September 2005 and has run the paper's trenchant campaigns on packaging, bank charges and factory-farmed chicken. He writes on subjects as diverse as food, finance, energy and fashion. With Tom Watson, he is author of a new book on the phone hacking scandal, Dial M for Murdoch - News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain.
22 November 2013 08:30 PM
You don't have to grin and bear it as your electricity and gas bills keep going up – Martin Hickman shares his tips that could put hundreds of pounds back in your pocket
01 September 2013 12:00 AM
As the world's leaders prepare for the 68th UN General Assembly later this month, Martin Hickman reports from Rwanda on the effects of a series of development goals set by the organisation in 2000 – and discovers that much still needs to be done to ensure clean water and sanitation for all
05 April 2013 12:28 AM
More than half of those surveyed were 'completely happy' with their friends
04 April 2013 08:56 PM
Police say campaign stopping sale of strong cider and beer is improving safety
02 April 2013 09:13 PM
Consumers are being routinely cheated when they buy cod and haddock, a study has found.
02 April 2013 08:01 PM
New research suggests that parental generosity is not the best way to make youngsters financially responsible
02 April 2013 12:01 AM
The horses that take part in the Grand National are treated “better than some children” despite the equine death toll, a leading jockey has claimed ahead of this weekend’s race.
Beautiful South wipes out Wales, Scotland and North in countryside poll of rural districts with highest living standards
29 March 2013 12:00 AM
Godalming sparked interest in sedate south-west Surrey in 1881 when its townsfolk became the first in the world to benefit from a public supply of electricity.
28 March 2013 06:08 PM
Urban Realm magazine cites 'haemorrhaging of shops' and 'a general absence of maintenance on derelict properties' for gong
25 March 2013 12:00 AM
Lord Heseltine believes Britain lacks drive but senior government adviser points to rising employment and house prices as signs the economy was recovering
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 3 Do you know this man? Amnesia sufferer found in park pleads for help in identifying who he is
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 5 Tony Abbott embarrasses Australia by praising Japanese WWII military, ‘getting on the sake’ and posing for ‘crotch-shot’ photo opportunity