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Jackie Long

Social affairs editor and presenter
Jackie Long is social affairs editor for Channel 4 News
Jackie Long is social affairs editor and presenter for Channel 4 News

Jackie Long is Channel 4 News Social affairs editor and presenter. She joined the programme in 2011, following more than two decades at the BBC. Most recently she was Correspondent at Newsnight, and she previously worked on The World at One, PM and Five Live.

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video 17 September 2014 UK, Scotland

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#indyref: what future do Scottish parents want? - video

The Scottish #indyref is all about the future, the politicians say - so how are expectant parents in Scotland planning to vote, as they ponder the future of their children?

post 16 September 2014
What took you so long, Shaun Wright?

It is hard to escape the conclusion that Shaun Wright is a man who takes a while to work out what is the best, the right thing to do.

post 15 September 2014
Scotland decides, or Scotland divides?

Jackie Long reports from Perthshire, from a village where families are split down the middle on the question of independence. Shop owners and business managers join her to discuss.

post 11 September 2014
Why welfare is a vote winner for Scottish independence

Some of the biggest and boldest promises being made by the Scottish yes campaign are on welfare - but can Scotland afford to be fairer for those on benefits?

article 06 September 2014 World
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'He makes everyone smile': fans meet YouTuber Alfie Deyes

Fans of YouTuber Alfie Deyes were left disappointed after queuing for more than five hours to catch glimpse of their hero.

post 05 September 2014
The end of the spare room subsidy? No

Rachel Reeves' optimism and excitement are perhaps a little premature, even after today's government defeat in parliament over reform of the spare room subsidy.

post 02 September 2014
It's been a long week in Rotherham

Not much has changed since last week's Rotherham child sex abuse report. But do we really need any more information before introducing meaningful change?

post 26 August 2014
Why did those there to care for Rotherham's children look away?

The most shocking aspect of today's Rotherham report is the sheer scale: 1,400 children exploited in a decade and a half.

video 25 August 2014 UK

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Data grab, annoying ad, or high street saviour? - video

As you walk down the high street, an advert pops up on your phone for the shop opposite. Handy, or intrusive? Watch the debate.

post 07 August 2014
Robert Pattinson: teacher told me not to bother with drama GCSE

Robert Pattinson - who's said to be worth an estimated $27m - is quick to realise that there's not always much sympathy for people living in the public eye.

post 05 August 2014
Young and Scottish: what do you want from #indyref?

Michael Low, a 19-year-old student, is in the no camp; trainee solicitor Kayleigh Waugh will vote yes for independence in September. Watch their exchange here.

post 03 August 2014
How WWI changed the lives of Britain's women

They were widows. They were bereaved mothers, sisters and friends. But women in the first world war were so much more too.

video 01 August 2014 World, Israel

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Are attacks against Jews on the increase? - video

Eylon Aslan-Levy, founder of Everyday Anti-Semitism, says there has been "astonishing spike" in anti-Jewish attacks. The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign's Ben Soffa condemns such behaviour.

video 31 July 2014 World, Israel

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Israeli and Palestinian mothers debate Gaza conflict - video

"This is a war against the essence life" says Adeem in Gaza, "I will first and foremost defend my children" says Jamie in Israel. Two mothers, one from each side of the Gaza conflict, debate.

video 27 July 2014 World, Israel

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Regev: 'We don't want any civilian casualties' - video

Mark Regev, the Israeli prime minister's spokesman, says Israel does not want to see any Palestinian casualties and suggests Hamas could be responsible for civilian casualties at Beit Hanoun school.

post 18 July 2014
Assisted dying - a right or 'murder by physician'?

There has been no fury and no barracking - but in the House of Lords ferocity belies what is being said. The debate? The right to die.

video 18 July 2014 UK

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'I can't recall somebody near death saying they want to die'

Jo Fernandes is a nurse at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, where she looks after terminally ill patients. She tells Channel 4 News why she doesn't support assisted dying.

video 17 July 2014 UK

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'I fought for my life, now I'm fighting for my death': video

Jo Beecham, who has terminal cancer, tells Channel 4 News why she supports assisted dying and has drugs in her fridge to help her end her life. Some viewers may find this interview distressing.

post 12 July 2014
Assisted dying - will Lord Carey's U-turn change the debate?

With the assisted dying bill due to be debated on Friday, what impact will Lord Carey's controversial intervention make?