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.
05 November 2012 10:00 AM
David Cameron will come under fresh pressure this week to reveal the content of "salacious" messages between him and Rebekah Brooks.
05 November 2012 12:00 AM
Roulette machines in high street bookmakers are blamed for creating a new generation of problem gamblers.
28 October 2012 09:30 PM
Commercial espionage became a possible motive for phone hacking today after a top City PR firm said attempts may have been made to access the voicemails of executives who were advising on media takeovers.
Gary Glitter bailed to return in mid-December after arrest on suspicion of sex offences by Savile investigation police
28 October 2012 05:58 PM
The former pop star Gary Glitter became the first person to be arrested by detectives investigating allegations of multiple sex attacks by the BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.
25 October 2012 04:26 PM
Parents are spending tens of millions of pounds more than they need to on school uniforms because of exclusive deals between schools and suppliers, the Office of Fair Trading said today.
25 October 2012 01:38 PM
The Battle of Totnes is over and the losing side is a multi-national coffee chain.
25 October 2012 12:00 AM
A powerful paedophile network may have operated in Britain protected by its connections to Parliament and Downing Street, a senior Labour politician suggested yesterday.
24 October 2012 11:00 PM
Boasting Grade II-listed buildings, extensive grounds and themed activities, it appears to be a typical luxury hotel chain.
24 October 2012 12:10 PM
Health campaigners today welcomed a new Government-backed food labelling system which will standardise the baffling array of front-of-pack designs which have confused shoppers for years.
16 October 2012 12:00 PM
Probe shows coffee chain used clever accounting to minimise bills – despite UK sales of over £1bn
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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- 2 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy