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.
03 March 2013 10:00 PM
Documents reveal some visitors at Elm Guest House went on to commit series of child sex offences
Not suitable for vegetarians: Walkers' new potato crisps range uses real ingredients - including meat
28 February 2013 01:00 AM
Manufacturer has been quietly remaking its bestselling lines with authentic British ingredients, upsetting some vegetarians
24 February 2013 07:46 PM
Chris Rennard turned the party into credible election winners, writes Martin Hickman
22 February 2013 08:15 PM
One of the News of the World’s most senior journalists, the veteran tabloid newsman Neil “Wolfman” Wallis, has been cleared of phone hacking.
13 February 2013 08:48 PM
Food Standards Agency officials investigating the adulteration of beef with horse meat seized more supplies, as MPs demanded the watchdog be handed greater powers to check for fraud in the meat trade.
09 February 2013 12:00 AM
Minister blames ‘criminal activity’ for the contamination and promises to find culprits
08 February 2013 10:02 PM
Ministers order consultation amid questions over amount given to good causes
08 February 2013 07:39 PM
Since the start of the crisis last month, manufacturers, retailers and food officials have given every impression of not wanting to disclose the full unvarnished truth to the public about the contamination of the meat supply system.
07 February 2013 11:52 AM
A former Surrey police officer, Alan Tierney, is to be charged with misconduct in public office over alleged payments from the Sun newspaper, the Crown Prosecution Service announced today.
Tesco and Aldi join Findus UK in withdrawing frozen beef meals in latest concerns over origin of meat products
06 February 2013 07:10 PM
Tesco and Aldi have removed frozen beef meals from sale.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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