article 22 September 2014 Business
What has gone wrong at Tesco?

Four senior Tesco executives are suspended after profits were overstated by £250m at Britain's biggest retailer. What happened and why does it matter?

article 22 September 2014 World, Syria
Islamic State advance: 130,000 Kurds flee to Turkey
Kurdish Syrian refugee at Turkey border

Turkey closes some of its border crossings with Syria following an influx of more than 100,000 Kurdish refugees in two days, fleeing an advance by the Islamic State.


post 22 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chequers Tory summit

MPs were left in no doubt that after a general election two measures - a bill for Scotland, changes to standing orders for the English - were expected to happen at the same time.

post 22 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Near death experience still overshadows all

Given the shock-waves still emenating from Scotland, Labour's more or less given up on getting mega publicity for more than one day this week. It's putting all its hopes in tomorrow's leader's speech.

article 22 September 2014 Politics
Ed Balls (Reuters)
Ed Balls warns of 'unpopular' choices

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says Labour will stick with austerity, capping child benefit and pledging not to raise borrowing.

article 22 September 2014 World
Charlo greene
The best ever way to quit your job?

An American TV reporter quits her job live on air, swearing before walking off camera. We look at how others have resigned in style.

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

post 22 September 2014
Read more on Liam's blog September: driest start in over half a century

The first half of September has been very dry across the UK, with temperatures well above average, according to provisional Met Office statistics up to the 15th day of the month.

article 22 September 2014 UK
Gross missing poster
Police seek murder conviction details of Alice Gross suspect

The Metropolitan police contact their Latvian counterparts for details of a murder conviction against Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross.

post 22 September 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Did this man help secure victory for the #indyref no campaign?

Does the name Jean Chrétien sound familiar? Perhaps it should. It certainly is to the Westminster politicians who sought his advice as they fought to keep Scotland a part of the union.

article 22 September 2014 Science
Nasa's Maven: credit - Goddard Space Flight Centre
The hunt for Mars water: Nasa's Maven enters orbit

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrives in orbit of Mars ahead of a year long mission to find out what happened to the Red Planet's missing water.

post 21 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Are the Tories really backtracking on Scottish powers?

The political fight over Scottish devolution is raging, and the Tories seem unwilling to move unless the question of English governance is answered.

video 21 September 2014 UK

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Inside the badger cull: a whistleblower talks - video

Fraudulent activity and missed targets - as the latest badger cull gets underway, Channel 4 News speaks to a badger cull whistleblower.

video 21 September 2014 UK, Scotland

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Alex Salmond: movement to independence is 'irresistible'

Alex Salmond tells Channel 4 News that the movement to independence is "irresistible" as it is backed by the younger generation - and adds that older scots were "scared" into voting no.

article 21 September 2014 UK
Climate march in London
On the streets with the People's Climate March

Tens of thousands of people across 150 countries take to the streets to call for action on climate change. Join Channel 4 News at the London march, and see pictures from around the world.

post 21 September 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Climate change: can the UN break the deadlock?

Organisers are expecting 100,000 people to take to the streets of Manhattan to call for global action on climate change. But will it translate to action in the corridors of the UN?

article 21 September 2014 UK, Syria
Alan Henning
'A selfless man': Alan Henning's wife urges his release

The wife of a British taxi driver held hostage by Islamic State militants has urged the Islamic State to release here "peaceful, selfless" husband.

video 20 September 2014 UK, Scotland

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Is sectarianism on the rise after #indyref? - video

Assaults, masks and flares thrown at police: there are concerns that old sectarian scars could be reopening in Scotland following the independence referendum.

post 20 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The going of Alex Salmond

We might have been sitting in an undertaker¿s waiting room. Something was afoot. You could have cut the air with a knife.

Channel 4 News


Mick Cash is elected general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, succeeding Bob Crow, who died earlier this year.


"Rather than a war this is a genocide operation"

Kurdish-Turkish politician Ibrahim Binici on Islamic State advance in Syria.


Nasa’s Maven spacecraft - which is exploring where water has gone from Mars’ surface, enters the Red Planet’s orbit. Watch the news conference.


"I think I may have been wrong about this man. I thought that he was just about power."

"A politician with honour and dignity, not many of them to the pound."

Tributes pour in for Alex Salmond, the man who so nearly brought independence to Scotland.

Catch the full interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy.



Alex Salmond returns to his constituency to emotional scenes - was it all worth it