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.
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.
06 February 2013 06:36 PM
Detectives question former deputy head of children's home and a Catholic priest
05 February 2013 01:28 PM
New tests reveal highest level of contamination found in the ongoing investigations
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