Rob Hastings is Deputy News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010, and also writes travel articles, music reviews and features. In 2015 he shortlisted for the Washington Post’s Laurence Stern Fellowship for a series on reportage features from Iran.
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.
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.
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Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
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