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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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