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.
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
05 February 2013 11:37 AM
10 biggest online betting operators in the UK locate all or part of the booming business in tax havens
01 February 2013 12:00 AM
Big gambling firms are using tax havens – and Treasury still hasn't closed loophole
27 January 2013 06:02 PM
A Polish company was to blame for supplying horse meat which caused the burger scandal across the British Isles, according to an investigation by the Irish government.
27 January 2013 01:29 PM
Starbucks is not being bullied over its tax affairs despite the Prime Minister telling firms to “wake up and smell the coffee,” the Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, insisted today.
25 January 2013 05:19 PM
Bank customers are saving almost £1 billion a year in overdraft charges thanks to reforms introduced after a public revolt against them, but high street providers must do more if they are to escape a competition investigation into their industry, a report warned today.
Horsemeat scare: Waitrose pulls burgers from shelves as Tesco apologises after one store is found still selling withdrawn items
25 January 2013 02:12 PM
The horse meat scandal caused further aggravation today when two supermarket chains, Tesco and Waitrose, removed batches of beefburgers from sale.
24 January 2013 04:42 PM
Phenylbutazone or ‘bute’ – which can cause cancer in humans - was detected by FSA testing in five cases at British abattoirs last year, the FSA admitted
The Sun's defence editor Virginia Wheeler and former Met PC Paul Flattley charged with misconduct in public office
22 January 2013 04:55 PM
Alison Levitt said the charges related to the payment of money for information about the death of a 14-year-old girl as well as other 'accidents, incidents and crimes'
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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