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.
24 April 2013 10:37 AM
The five are among 19,000 who receive money from the scheme, which the Government plans to scrap in 2015
23 April 2013 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Defence wastes up to £94m a year training 16 and 17-year-old army recruits for roles which could be filled more cost-effectively by adults, according to analysis by campaign groups.
19 April 2013 05:49 PM
An Asian-American man claims to have been beaten in the Bronx area of New York in retaliatory violence over the Boston marathon bombing, with his racist attackers apparently targeting him because they believed he was Arab.
19 April 2013 05:47 PM
A newspaper front page that wrongly identified two innocent men as the prime suspects in the Boston marathon bombing has renewed embarrassment for the New York Post newspaper, just days after it erroneously reported that 12 people had died in the incident when the death toll was in fact three.
17 April 2013 06:48 PM
A man has become the first to be jailed under new scientific safety laws after faking data for a clinical trial which could have endangered cancer victims.
15 April 2013 12:58 PM
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
14 April 2013 07:58 PM
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
05 April 2013 07:05 PM
The interior of Siena’s Duomo has drawn visitors to the Tuscan cathedral for centuries to wonder at one of the world’s most intricately decorated religious buildings.
13 March 2013 05:45 PM
Michael Adams discusses why his father would have embraced digital photography but snubbed the aggressive stunts of environmental activists
12 March 2013 07:26 PM
The case of a mother who gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets for her 13th birthday present has been cited by the “Robocop” Mayor of Middlesbrough as an example of problem families.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
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