Rob Hastings is Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
25 October 2012 09:34 PM
Julian Assange has compared his self-imposed imprisonment inside the Ecuadorean Embassy to being an astronaut orbiting the Earth due to the limits placed on his everyday life.
24 October 2012 11:00 PM
More than 400 people mourned the deaths in last week's house fire of Sabah Usmani and her five children as their funeral took place at the Harlow Islamic Centre in Essex yesterday.
24 October 2012 10:27 PM
Dyson has accused Bosch of sending an industrial spy into its secret research and development centre to hoover up confidential details of its designs.
23 October 2012 09:02 AM
Two more tabloid newspapers were dragged into the phone-hacking scandal last night with the former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson among four people intending to sue the Daily Mirror and the Sunday People.
22 October 2012 11:00 PM
The labyrinthine corridors of the European Parliament building in Brussels are hardly the obvious hangout for a brazen drug dealer to traffic his produce across international borders. Yet should you ever be in desperate need of an illicit fix of snus – a type of Swedish snuff tobacco which cannot be sold legally anywhere in the EU apart from in its home country – Christofer Fjellner's office is the place to go.
22 October 2012 11:00 PM
Author P D James, anti-racism campaigner Doreen Lawrence and human rights activist Zainab Salbi celebrated together as they were named among winners of the Women of the Year awards.
22 October 2012 07:11 PM
The sheer scale of the investigation into a police cover-up of mistakes made during the Hillsborough disaster has become clear, with the names of 1,444 former and serving officers being passed to the official watchdog.
22 October 2012 07:03 PM
The future of concerts being held in Hyde Park is in doubt after the world’s largest live music reportedly pulled out of the bidding process over noise restrictions.
Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror fined £10,000 each after causing an attempted abduction trial against Milly Dowler's murderer Levi Bellfield to collapse
22 October 2012 06:52 PM
Two newspapers that caused a trial for attempted abduction against Milly Dowler’s murderer Levi Bellfield to collapse have been fined £10,000 each for contempt of court.
22 October 2012 12:00 AM
The doping revelations surrounding Lance Armstrong must have been in the mind of every cyclist among the 4,000 lining up for his Livestrong charity's Ride for the Roses in Austin, Texas, yesterday.
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
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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