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.
22 January 2013 12:31 AM
Npower has been rated the worst power supplier in Britain for the second year in a row.
21 January 2013 07:02 PM
Billionaire wore prototype of gadget that could allow mobile data-downloading with voice commands
21 January 2013 06:49 PM
For years, chefs extolled it as a perfect example of a cheap, tasty and, crucially, sustainable fish which could be eaten with a clear conscience.
Snow: travel chaos with flights and trains cancelled, roads closed, 36 hours of blizzards and 10,000 without electricity across Britain
18 January 2013 06:37 PM
Strong winds mean blizzards – and the big freeze lingers into next week
17 January 2013 08:14 PM
Scotland Yard tonight launched a full investigation into allegations that Conservative politicians were members of a paedophile ring which abused children in care the 1980s.
17 January 2013 07:26 PM
Local authority budget cuts have led to fewer scientists checking food samples
17 January 2013 12:31 PM
The iPad boom has led to an explosion in shopping using mobile devices, industry figures showed today.
16 January 2013 06:16 PM
Horsemeat was eaten in Britain until the 1930s but has remained firmly off the menu ever since - despite the entreaties of Gordon Ramsay.
'Alarming breach of controls': experts blame deliberate swindle by foreign suppliers for horsemeat burgers scandal
16 January 2013 05:19 PM
A deliberate swindle by foreign suppliers seeking to save money is a likely cause of the contamination of supermarket beefburgers with horsemeat, experts said today.
15 January 2013 07:12 PM
Sticking to physical goods was its downfall, writes Martin Hickman
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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