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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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