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.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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