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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 14 April 2014 World

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New GPs' pilot means 'smarter working' - video

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells Jackie Long today's announcement of a pilot scheme involving extended hours at 1,000 doctors' practices in England will mean doctors working "in a smarter way".

post 10 April 2014
Suicide of sexual abuse victim was preventable

Let down by the mental health authorities.

post 04 April 2014
The unexpected costs of the 'welfare revolution'

If the government's "welfare revolution" is to work , then it has to work in places like Torfaen, a south Wales community where direct payments are being trialled.

post 01 April 2014
Families hit hard by scrapping of council tax benefits

If you're one of the 2.34 million low-income families who used to get council tax benefit, you'll be paying on average 149 more in council tax this year than just over a year ago.

post 27 March 2014
Now Atos is judged unfit for fit-to-work tests, what next?

Atos is to pull out of a contract to carry out fit-to-work tests early, and will pay a financial settlement as a result. But the company clearly feels it is not the only guilty party.

post 19 March 2014
Budget brings storm clouds to Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight on the Wirral lives up to its status as a model village, with wide tree lined roads and pristine gardens. That's despite, not because of, the economy, residents say.

post 27 February 2014
Child poverty: rhetoric and reality

While ministers wring their hands about the official definition of poverty, low-paid workers are embarrassed and isolated.

post 26 February 2014
Rubbish tips and mice: one mum's story of the private rental sector

Aggressive landlords and the fear of eviction: a new report shows how the private sector is increasingly being used by councils to house the vulnerable.

post 10 February 2014
'We thought it was a flat for life. We can't afford to move'

Councils are more likely to give discretionary housing payments to those without disabilities than those who are disabled. Jackie Long reports on how the 'bedroom tax' is affecting disabled people.

post 05 February 2014
Child abuse and the Catholic church: is the Vatican still resisting reform?

A UN Committee say the Catholic church has proved itself neither capable nor willing to properly root out abuse.

video 28 January 2014 World, Syria

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Taking in Syria's refugees: UK plan revealed - video

Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long has details of the government's plan to take in hundreds of Syria's most vulnerable refugees but the head of Save the Children says the UK should take in thousands.

video 24 January 2014 UK

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Asian woman targeted over same-sex relationship - video

Six family members are jailed for up to six years for attempting to kidnap and assault their sister's girlfriend. The judge said in Asian communities a same-sex relationship cannot be comprehended.

post 23 January 2014
As leaders in Davos debate inequality, on Davos Drive people are living it

World leaders and the global elite may be debating poverty, hardship and inequality but here in Stoke people are living it, writes Jackie Long from Davos Drive in Staffordshire.

video 15 January 2014 UK

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Peterborough: tensions on the street - video

Jackie Long talks to a man who claims he knows one of the men convicted of child rape, as she examines the tensions on Lincoln Road, the Peterborough street where predators picked up children for sex.

article 18 December 2013 UK
Millions of people will borrow money on credit to help them fund their festive family celebrations this year. Some are still paying off the last. Jackie Long reports.
Christmas on credit - the unwanted gift of debt

Millions of people will borrow money on credit to help them fund their festive family celebrations this year. Some are still paying off the last. Jackie Long reports.

post 25 November 2013
How a no-nonsense approach turned a 'troubled family' around

There would be many who would be horrified to find themselves an advert for the government's Troubled Families programme. But 40 year-old Lou is proud. I met her and heard her story.

article 18 November 2013 UK
Parents 'blamed' for child sexual exploitation
Parents 'blamed' for child sexual exploitation

A new survey reveals 41 per cent of parents and 44 per cent of professionals believe parents are partly to blame for grooming and child sexual exploitation. Channel 4 News meets one victim's mother.

article 13 November 2013 UK
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When work doesn't pay: Breadwinners 'living in poverty'

The traditional family model used to be thought of as the building block of society. But now a report finds those families make up a third of all those with children who live in poverty.

article 25 October 2013 UK
Penalising benefit claimants who are not deemed to be doing enough to find work is leaving people without any money to live on, according to research from the Citizens Advice Bureau (Getty)
Benefit sanctions causing 'great hardship'

Penalising benefit claimants who are not deemed to be doing enough to find work is leaving people without any money to live on, according to research from the Citizens Advice Bureau.