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.
31 December 2012 05:33 PM
Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in a village in Northern Ireland today after a viable pipe bomb was found near a police station.
30 December 2012 06:49 PM
Noel Gallagher claimed she wouldn’t last and said he felt sorry for her.
19 December 2012 02:31 AM
Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendy Deng, walked past rows of mourners at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne for the funeral of the media mogul’s late mother, Dame Elisabeth, yesterday.
17 December 2012 08:12 AM
An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking the police log describing the "plebgate" affair which led to the resignation of the Government's chief whip, Andrew Mitchell.
11 December 2012 11:55 PM
The Government's new job search website – already hit by claims it leaves users vulnerable to hackers – has seen thousands of fake roles and links to pornographic websites posted online.
10 December 2012 12:00 AM
Fear and suspicion about genetically modified food amongst the public is "complete nonsense" and the result of "humbugs" with misplaced preconceptions, the Environment Secretary has claimed.
06 December 2012 11:00 PM
The Duchess of Cambridge left hospital today saying she felt "much better" after suffering from severe morning sickness. Managing a brief smile as she was greeted by press photographers, who had been waiting outside the King Edward hospital in central London following the news on Monday that she was pregnant, the Duchess was driven to Kensington Palace.
05 December 2012 07:29 PM
Michael Gove has been urged to rethink his plan to replace GCSEs with the English baccalaureate amid concerns that his aims for the new qualification may not be “realistically achievable”.
05 December 2012 06:30 PM
Passenger fury as just two centimetres cancels flights at Stansted and Luton
03 December 2012 12:00 AM
Israeli plans to build 3,000 homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank risk "an almost fatal blow" to peace, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned last night.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 McDonald’s removes chicken nuggets from the menu in Hong Kong amid major food scare
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission