Jennifer Rigby


article 06 August 2014 UK
by Women flounce, men 'storm out' - yeah, right

The Daily Mail says Baroness Warsi "flounced" out of government over Gaza. Sexist? Don't be silly! From William the Conquerer to Putin, some of the most "macho" men have a grand history of flouncing.

article 25 July 2014
by Braille to cutlery: why a disability costs 550/month extra

Thousands for braille displays, 31 for a knife, a fork, and two spoons, and 4,000 for a wheelchair. Disabled people tell Channel 4 News why everything costs more, just to live a normal life.

article 17 July 2014 World
by Why are passenger planes flying over war zones?

A Malaysian Airlines plane has been reportedly shot down over Ukraine, killing hundreds. Aviation authorities have warned against flying over the area in the past - but the guidance is not mandatory.

article 15 July 2014 UK
by New cabinet minister or TV politician? Take the quiz

Prime Minister David Cameron promotes some new faces to his cabinet. But can you tell the difference between the real deal and the actors pretending to be politicians in shows like The Thick of It?

article 14 July 2014 Culture
Paul Mason by David Mitchell publishes story on Twitter: write your own

Novelist David Mitchell is publishing a short story on Twitter over the next week. In tribute, so is Channel 4 News - with your help. Our Economics Editor Paul Mason has written the first line...

video 11 July 2014 World, Germany

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How to be German (in time for the World Cup final) - video

Forget England - Germany might actually win the World Cup Final on Sunday. Wouldn't it be nice to support them instead? Our resident German Matt Frei explains how you can blend in with their fans.

article 10 July 2014 UK
by Public sector strikes where you are - interactive map

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are on strike around the country. Take our tour of what the situation looks like across the nation: protests, disruption and a socialist choir. #j10

article 08 July 2014 Culture
by Summer books: how much have you actually read?

Time to relax on the beach with a book. But are you actually reading it, or just shading your eyes from the sun? A new index from a US mathematician suggests, for some books at least, the latter...

article 02 July 2014 World
by Antibiotics: is David Cameron about to save the world?

The rise in antibiotic resistance, and lack of new drugs to cope, is set to be a disaster for humanity - or that is what many scientists warn. And now David Cameron might prevent it (yes, really).