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.
13 October 2012 12:00 AM
A deep-blue eyeball the size of a grapefruit washed up on a Florida beach has left wildlife experts puzzled.
10 October 2012 12:00 AM
David Cameron and Alex Salmond are understood to have agreed that a single "yes or no" question on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom will appear on the ballot papers for a independence referendum.
Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King slams George Osborne’s proposal to allow workers to waive employment rights to receive company shares
09 October 2012 07:04 PM
The chief executive of Sainsbury’s has opened fire on George Osborne’s proposal to allow workers to waive their employment rights to receive shares has come under fire from, warning it would only worsen the public’s opinion of industry.
06 October 2012 12:00 AM
The BBC can find no record of any complaints of sexual abuse made against Sir Jimmy Savile during his long career with the broadcaster despite a series of claims coming to light this week, the corporation's new director -general, George Entwistle said yesterday.
03 October 2012 12:00 AM
Watchdog warns: Big Brother Britain has arrived unnoticed
27 September 2012 12:07 PM
Migrating birds caught in the deadly middle of political spat over responsibility for 'cruel practice' of illegally trapping birds to use in local delicacy
26 September 2012 12:00 AM
It has killed 90 per cent of the Netherlands' ash trees in just seven years. Now conservationists are desperately trying to stop the devastating Chalara fraxinea fungus from spreading throughout Britain's woodlands by calling for a ban on ash being imported into the country.
26 September 2012 12:00 AM
Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, were cheered by a group of children as the couple opened trading yesterday at the New York Stock Exchange by ringing its famous bell.
25 September 2012 12:00 AM
Seals placed by police on the doors of a minicab in which Mark Duggan was shot were found broken a day after the car was ordered to be returned to the scene of his death, a court heard.
Ricky Gervais launches smartphone app Just Sayin', and announces he's leaving Twitter because of 'idiots'
20 September 2012 12:35 PM
Launching his own smartphone app by promising it will be a radio version of Twitter, Ricky Gervais has used his new platform to announce he intends to stop tweeting because there are “too many idiots” on the social network.
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- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend