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.
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
19 December 2012 06:57 PM
Who makes the best vacuum cleaners, fridge-freezers, ovens and washing machines? A single German company – Miele, according to Britain’s biggest consumer group.
105 adults come forward to report sexual abuse in investigation into paedophilia at North Wales care home
17 December 2012 06:16 PM
Investigation is looking into previously undetected paedophilia in the 1970s and 80s
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
How climate change helped Genghis Khan: Scientists believe a sudden period of warmer weather allowed the Mongols to invade with such success
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