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.
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
13 December 2012 12:40 PM
A talking cuddly electronic pet is the toy most wanted by children this Christmas, judging by the letters posted to Santa Claus.
Scotland Yard investigating allegations senior politicians abused children in the 1980s and used 'connections' to escape justice
12 December 2012 07:24 PM
Metropolitan Police's child abuse investigation team have interviewed several adults who claim that they were sexually assaulted as children by MPs in a paedophile ring
10 December 2012 02:27 AM
Parents should drink less in front of their children if they want to prevent their offspring becoming binge drinkers, a new report suggests today.
Marks and Spencer still the older woman's favourite but Zara wins battle of the high street - says survey by ex-M&S boss
07 December 2012 03:31 PM
Marks & Spencer may be the country’s biggest clothing retailer but women prefer Zara, according to a survey by a company headed by one of M&S’s former bosses, Sir Stuart Rose.
05 December 2012 07:45 PM
Companies including Philips, LG Electronics and Panasonic artificially set prices according to the European Commission
Australian radio presenters trick staff at Duchess of Cambridge's hospital into giving details of her condition
05 December 2012 07:35 PM
The 2Day FM presenters phoned the hospital pretending to be the Queen
Postal workers could block half of Britain's mail as dispute over monopoly on home delivery escalates
04 December 2012 06:16 PM
Postal workers could block the delivery of half the nation’s mail in an escalating dispute over the first challenge to the Royal Mail’s historic monopoly on home delivery, union leaders are warning tonight.
01 December 2012 12:00 AM
Exclusive interview: Father of missing girl criticises Cameron’s rejection of proposal for legal underpinning
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest