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.
27 November 2012 11:55 PM
A former SAS soldier sent to prison for possessing a gun and ammunition given to him as a present by Iraqi forces has said he has lost faith in the military justice system, and holds little hope in his appeal succeeding.
27 November 2012 01:00 AM
A teenage mother has won the right to have her dead fiancé's DNA tested to prove that he fathered their child before he was killed on military service in Afghanistan.
22 November 2012 11:50 PM
Owners of dogs that attack postal workers delivering mail could face much heavier punishments after a report called for tougher legislation.
22 November 2012 11:50 PM
The Prime Minister will outline the future of press regulation in Britain next week after the Leveson report into media ethics is finally published next Thursday.
17 November 2012 12:00 AM
Its simple name – "Head of an Old Man" – offers no hint of the scale or the mood of doom that so define this painting by Zeng Fanzhi, seen here standing in front of his epic work as his first solo British exhibition opens at the Gagosian Gallery in London, running until 19 January.
15 November 2012 12:00 AM
An open verdict has been recorded on the death of Lord Hurd's daughter-in-law, who died after plunging from the top of her four-storey New York house last year, after a coroner ruled he could not know for sure if she jumped or fell accidentally.
'Violent thugs' hurl rocks and tomatoes at Conservative MP Mike Weatherley ahead of squatting debate in Brighton
14 November 2012 06:33 PM
A Conservative MP and his entourage have been attacked at Sussex University by protesters angry about the illegalisation of squatting.
14 November 2012 11:50 AM
Celebrities may face restrictions on visiting patients in hospitals for fundraising and morale-raising tours after the head of the NHS reportedly called for reviews of access rules following the Jimmy Savile paedophilia scandal.
13 November 2012 06:03 PM
A retired bishop has been arrested over suspicions that he sexually abused children in the 1970s and 1980s.
07 November 2012 12:00 AM
A headteacher is believed to have committed suicide by hanging herself in her office at a village primary school during a staff training day.
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
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