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.
Brother of Scottish gas worker killed during Algerian hostage crisis found out about his sibling's death on Facebook
21 January 2013 07:22 PM
Families of British gas workers killed in the Algerian hostage crisis have criticised the UK authorities for not providing them with enough information about their loved ones - with one man revealing he found out about his brother’s death via a co-worker online.
13 January 2013 08:27 PM
Andrew Marr missed his eponymous breakfast show this morning as he continued his convalescence from a stroke he suffered last week, with Ed Miliband wishing him a speedy recovery during a programme hosted by stand-in presenter James Landale.
13 January 2013 04:39 PM
The celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first Tube line appeared to bring out the train lover in everyone in the capital
11 January 2013 06:53 AM
Tory MP said move would please only 'a very small, if vocal, minority'
03 January 2013 05:45 PM
A Thai man accused of shooting dead a British holidaymaker during a New Year’s Eve party in Thailand appeared in court today.
03 January 2013 10:48 AM
Britain should emulate the US by holding a "Small Business Saturday" to encourage people to shop in local independent stores, the shadow Business Secretary has said.
03 January 2013 10:41 AM
The number of people taking low-paid, part-time jobs owing to a lack of full-time work is one of Britain's secret crises, the country's leading trade unionist has warned.
01 January 2013 07:39 PM
Morgan Gliedman lives in Manhattan's fashionable Greenwich Village and is nine-months pregnant with a child by her Harvard-educated partner. Few would have thought the 27-year-old daughter of a respected doctor could be an aspiring terrorist.
01 January 2013 06:39 PM
The technologies and methods used by the authorities to monitor us has never been more advanced, as Rob Hastings found out
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.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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