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Cathy Newman

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Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006.

Since arriving at the programme, her scoops have included the arrest of David Cameron's aide Steve Hilton and the disclosure that illegal immigrants worked at the Home Office.

Cathy also writes for the FactCheck blog, which sorts the facts from the spin and unpicks politicians' claims and counter-claims. It has been cited in Parliament, imitated by rivals, and loyally followed on Twitter.

Before Channel 4 News, Cathy worked for the Financial Times and the Independent.

Show:

post 24 August 2014
Sarah Waters: how grim reality of war changed women's lives

If the lives of UK women, and especially lesbian women, are very different now, there's a very contemporary relevance to Waters' reflections on the futility of war and the terrible toll it exacted.

video 08 August 2014 World, Iraq

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'Iraq has been screaming out for this help' - video

Ali Khedery, a former American official in Iraq, Rosa Burc, a Yezidi and the head of the Kurdish society at SOAS, and Zuhair Al-Naher, a spokesman for the ruling Shia party in Iraq, debate.

post 07 August 2014
Coalition row: should UK stop exporting arms to Israel?

Channel 4 News learns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has sat on a proposal for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel - proposed by a fellow Conservative - for the last two weeks.

post 06 August 2014
Hugo Swire 'discussed quitting' over Gaza

How big a problem does David Cameron have on Gaza? Sayeeda Warsi hinted at the scale of it in her resignation letter.

video 05 August 2014 UK

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Exclusive: 'Why I quit over Gaza' - Baroness Warsi

In her first interview, the minister who quit over Gaza, says she had to stand down because of the UK's "indefensible" position. Sayeeda Warsi says the government should not have "dragged its heels".

video 01 August 2014 World, Israel

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Gaza: both sides 'want to live in peace' - video

Israel's Zalman Shoval tells Cathy Newman his country wants to live in peace with its neighbours. Palestinian activist Hanan Ashrawi says Palestinians are committed to a ceasefire.

post 31 July 2014
Exclusive: Tory MP urges government 'rethink' on Gaza

A letter from a Tory MP to the foreign secretary, seen by Channel 4 News, shows the first signs of serious unease emerging in Conservative ranks about the government's stance on the conflict in Gaza.

post 25 July 2014
In defence of loom bands, the kid craze of 2014

With siren voices already whispering dark warnings about loom bands, here's why I think we should all take a deep breath and relax about the little plastic loops.

post 15 July 2014
Reconnecting with Britain's disenchanted non-voters

Labour MP Gloria De Piero is travelling around the country, trying to find out why so many people have so little time for politicians.

post 15 July 2014
Do voters care about the feminisation of the front bench?

The government is selling today's reshuffle as an advance for women. But talking to voters, I found that few cared whether their politicians are male or female, young or old.

post 02 July 2014
Leaving the Lib Dems - senior woman quits over Rennard

Channel 4 can reveal that Susan Gaszczak, who holds an influential position as chair of the Lib Dems' conference committee, is tearing up her membership card.

post 25 June 2014
Leftie or Tory? No, just following the hedgehog

It's often said that the only thing in the middle of a road is a white line and a squashed hedgehog. Perhaps to that ignominious roll call should be added: news presenter.

video 19 June 2014 UK

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Values, race and religion: a very fiery debate - video

"I have no words to express how much I loathe you", "You've got the wrong end of the stick as usual": Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Rod Liddle in a fiery row over race and British values.

video 18 June 2014 UK

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How do you deal with dementia and relationships? - video

Dr David Sheard from Dementia Care Matters and Tony Husband, a cartoonist who put together a picture book about his father's dementia, join us to discuss this difficult issue.

post 17 June 2014
The new Tate Modern - an architectural and financial wonder

The extension (a word which doesn┐t quite do it justice) to the existing Tate Modern will be nearly 65 metres high when the final brick is in place.

video 17 June 2014 France

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'These issues are beyond left and right' - video

French economist Thomas Piketty and Ryan Bourne, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, debate the Frenchman's call for a global tax on high earners to ensure a fairer distribution of wealth.

video 13 June 2014 World, Romania

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Catalina 'wanted to die with family in the tunnels' - video

Cathy Newman interviews Paraic O'Brien about Catalina and how she told social workers that her dying wish was to die in the tunnels with "her family".

video 13 June 2014 World, Iraq

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What caused Iraq's sectarian crisis? - video

Iraq is riven by a catastrophic Sunni-Shia divide. Analyst Prof Mohammad Marandi, former US adviser on Iraq Dr Meghan O'Sullivan, and former Iraqi PM Ayad Allawi give their views.

post 13 June 2014
Note to Kerry: two questions do not a press conference make

Why, when insurgents are rampaging through Iraq, were British journalists permitted to ask John Kerry and William Hague only two questions at a press conference today?