Will Hawkes works on The Independent's Sports Desk. He writes about beer in his spare time.
12 January 2012 12:00 AM
Broadcaster keen to bring fans 'as close to game as possible' – even if pundits end up being hit by balls
09 January 2012 12:00 AM
05 January 2012 12:00 AM
Even in his most hangdog moments, Ricky Ponting does not inspire pity. The former Australia captain has been too good a player for that but only the fiercest of English cricket fans could have failed to have felt something for him these past two years. The diminutive Tasmanian's characteristic tenacity and courage were still there, but the dominance at the wicket that had taken him to the top of the Test game seemed a thing of the past.
21 December 2011 12:00 AM
Lancashire's title, Clarke's Open and Cavendish's jersey show that good things come (eventually) to those who wait
09 December 2011 06:47 PM
Taking on Guinness is the beer world’s equivalent of offering to mark Lionel Messi, or flicking Mike Tyson’s ears: it suggests a predilection for painful humiliation.
05 December 2011 12:00 AM
25 November 2011 10:50 AM
Britain’s “Special Relationship” with the US may exist largely in the minds of our politicians, but in the world of beer it’s as real as taxes.
18 November 2011 02:44 PM
Today’s Independent carries a profile of Garrett Oliver, but the limitations of print meant there was plenty of interesting stuff that got left out – so here it is...
18 November 2011 12:00 AM
Contrary to stereotypes, its editor is black, clean-cut – and American.
11 November 2011 10:31 AM
It’s a dispiriting experience familiar to anyone who has ever asked for beer in one of London’s many high-end restaurants.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers