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  • Successive governments fail to improve social mobility

    Government hints of pay rises for public sector workers come amid  growing unease among Conservative MPs worried about the living standards of their constituents after years of austerity. Jeremy Corbyn reflected that shift in the public mood, reflecting concerns after the horror of the Grenfell fire. Freelance journalist Poppy Noor, who went from living in…

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017

    Six people have been charged with criminal offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster. Among them are the former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police, David Duckenfield, who faces charges of manslaughter by gross negligence, and former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, charged with misconduct in public office. Families of the 96 people who died in…

  • If there is one individual who, more than anyone else, was responsible for campaigning for the truth of what happened at Hillsborough, it is Professor Phil Scraton, of Queen’s University in Belfast. He says the families’ long campaign shows that justice can prevail.

  • Theresa May has said that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings across England has failed fire safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. But is the Government’s investigation overlooking another potentially crucial issue – insulation? The Kingspan Group’s statement to Channel 4 News is published in full below. Kingspan shares the…

  • The police say the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire will not be known for many months, with 80 currently presumed dead. They revealed that there are 23 flats in the North Kensington block where they haven’t been able to trace anyone alive. Despite this latest update, there is still growing frustration among local…

  • It was just at the beginning of this month that the attack on London Bridge took place. And there was one particularly heroic man. He was one of the police officers who heroically took on all three terrorists, armed only with a police baton. In the ensuing struggle, British Transport Police officer Wayne Marques was…

  • Italy has threatened to stop foreign boats carrying migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea from docking in its ports unless other EU countries do more to help. It comes amid a surge in arrivals in recent days, as we reported last night from aboard a German rescue vessel. Tonight we hear from the migrants…

  • The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has warned of serious consequences if the Stormont political parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by tomorrow afternoon’s deadline.

  • The Grenfell Tower disaster dominated the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the election. But it was the noises coming from Downing Street that were making the headlines as a Government source briefed journalists that a reversal of the public sector pay freeze could be on the cards – a briefing dismissed barely three hours later.

  • Louise Brookes, who lost her brother Andrew on the Leppings Lane terraces, says the Hillsborough families have shown people all over the world that if you never give up and stay united, hopefully there will be “light at the end of the tunnel”.

  • Twenty-eight years after Hillsborough, six men face prosecution in connection with the deaths of scores of Liverpool fans.

  • A damning new report has criticised politicians’ efforts to improve social mobility. Here are ten key graphs that paint a picture of the problem.

  • Published on 27 Jun 2017

    James Waterworth, from the Computer and Communications Industry Association, and Shivaun Raff, founder and CEO of Foundem, discuss the fine levied on Google.

  • For three months, Venezuela has been rocked by violent unrest. At first protesters took to the streets against the Government and its increasingly unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.  Anger has grown  and the demonstrations have become a national movement against Venezuela’a crippling long-term social problems. basic services. There are food shortages and hospitals are struggling to…

  • Fiona Hyslop, the SNP Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs,responds to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on a second independence referendum.