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.
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
Michael Heseltine: the great survivor who's still lording it over the political jungle in his ninth decade
25 March 2013 12:00 AM
Martin Hickman finds that the politician still has plenty to say about the economy – and Rupert Murdoch
19 March 2013 05:12 PM
Then it's a news business subject to the new independent regulator
15 March 2013 07:47 PM
Britain’s second biggest newspaper group, Trinity Mirror, was facing a growing crisis tonight after former Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace was questioned by police.
12 March 2013 07:51 PM
David Cameron failed to restate his faith in the minimum pricing of alcohol today, heightening fears among doctors that he has ditched the policy.
12 March 2013 11:25 AM
Champagne, archetypal symbol of the banker’s bonus culture and the pre-recession consumer boom, has been removed from the basket of goods which statisticians use to calculate inflation.
12 March 2013 12:00 AM
Police received intelligence suggesting that Jimmy Savile was a sex offender 50 years ago but over the following decades missed chance after chance to bring him to justice, a damning report reveals today.
08 March 2013 06:08 PM
A former policeman and a prison officer have admitted that they had been corrupted by Britain’s best-selling newspaper, The Sun.
05 March 2013 04:16 PM
Ticket-holders who left before Justin Bieber appeared last night have little right to a refund, according to a consumer group.
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