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.
12 January 2013 12:00 AM
Jimmy Savile carried out at least 57 sex attacks in NHS hospitals, including one on a dying teenager, across six decades. He also abused children at least 14 times in schools.
10 January 2013 06:02 PM
April Casburn’s high-flying career in the police ended in disgrace tonight when she was convicted of offering to leak details of the phone hacking inquiry to the News of the World.
Scotland Yard officer made 'extremely stupid' decision to give News of the World information about new phone hacking inquiry
09 January 2013 06:50 PM
A senior officer at Scotland Yard made an “extremely stupid” decision to give the News of the World information about a new police inquiry into phone hacking, her lawyer admitted today.
07 January 2013 08:58 PM
Counter-terrorism DCI offered details of inquiry into phone hacking, court hears
02 January 2013 06:36 PM
Six million households face a shock next month when an average fuel bill of £530 pops through the letterbox, analysts warned today.
31 December 2012 06:05 PM
The battle of the bins has broken out again after analysis of Government figures showed that collecting refuse fortnightly - a policy considered by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, to be rubbish – increases recycling.
29 December 2012 12:01 AM
Supermarkets have devoted less space to organic food as customers have reined in their spending
Michael Barrymore: I’m an alcoholic and have had my problems. But I never murdered anyone. I was set up
29 December 2012 12:00 AM
In his first interview for a decade, the television entertainer tells Martin Hickman how he plans to exact vengeance on the tabloids that brought him to his knees
26 December 2012 09:00 AM
It pays to make a tasty meal out of leftovers
21 December 2012 12:00 AM
New exemptions to copyright law will allow satirists to use music, literature and images online
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 3 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube