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.
30 November 2012 07:48 PM
Politicians profess their enthusiasm for implementing the Leveson recommendations ‘in full’. Yet a closer reading of his blockbuster report is revealing some awkward anomalies. Martin Hickman reports
29 November 2012 09:32 PM
After conducting a year-long, fraught and complex inquiry into the British press, Sir Brian Leveson is taking a busman’s holiday – to Australia.
29 November 2012 07:27 PM
Report finds no reason to question Met’s integrity, but casts doubt on competence
29 November 2012 02:38 PM
Newspapers “wreaked havoc in the lives of innocent people,” Lord Leveson said today as he warned the abuses of the press must be ended once and for all.
29 November 2012 01:48 PM
Police officers should keep secret the identity of suspects arrested during investigations, Lord Leveson recommended.
28 November 2012 10:00 PM
The Government's plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol will be blocked by the courts, the drinks industry says.
28 November 2012 11:50 AM
Plans for a minimum price for alcohol of 45p unit were announced by the Government today in an attempt to curb binge-drinking.
27 November 2012 09:27 PM
Online retailer forced to reveal full extent of its tax avoidance policies by Public Accounts Committee
27 November 2012 09:21 PM
The late Liberal MP Cyril Smith sexually abused boys, the police said after prosecutors said he should have been charged with a string of indecent assaults in the late 1960s.
23 November 2012 06:12 PM
Circus owner Bobby Roberts was convicted today of behaving cruelly towards Anne the elephant.
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