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  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Two and a half years ago, a pensioner walked into a police station and handed in a piece of paper. It revealed a horrific secret he’d kept hidden for most of his life – a litany of sexual abuse he’d suffered at a private school in Devon in the 1950s and 60s. His abuser went…

  • On Saturday President Trump will reach his 100th day in the the White House. It’s been a bumpy ride for the new incumbent, and this week has seen a flurry of activity on both foreign and domestic fronts – but has he made any progress on those big campaign promises?

  • Symeon Brown was at Mrs May’s speech in Leeds

  • In the studio: Ayesha Hazarika, a former special advisor to Ed Miliband and James Frayne, a former conservative government communication strategist and CEO of the PR firm Public First.

  • Theresa May is in Leeds tonight to reiterate her message of stable leadership. Tonight she’s talking to Conservative supporters at an event in Harehills a traditionally Labour voting, working-class area. Her Labour challenger was, once again, focusing on policy issues – today it was the country’s housing shortage – though Mr Corbyn also faced a…

  • Effie Stilwell was just five months old when she collapsed and was rushed to hospital. When her condition had been assessed, her father was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and she was sent to live with foster carers. Months of legal proceedings followed and eventually experts ruled that Effie has a rare syndrome…

  • Police in Westminster have arrested a man on suspicion of planning a terror attack and possession of an offensive weapon. Officers say knives were recovered from him but there was no immediate known threat.

  • The High Court has thrown out a government attempt to delay publication of its plans to tackle illegal air pollution until after the General Election. Campaigners have pressed the government for years to draw up a strategy to improve air quality. Now Mr Justice Garnham has ruled that the draft plan MUST be made public…

  • The twenty seven year old suspect was captured by police this afternoon . He was stopped as part of an ongoing operation and Theresa May praised the intelligence services as well as the police. Nobody was hurt and witnesses said there was no struggle – but weeks after the Westminister attack, in which five people…

  • The Queen, the election and Royal Ascot

    The Queen will come to Parliament for the State Opening after the General Election in civvies and in a car not a carriage. The snap election means that for the first time since 1974, the normal ceremonial trappings are abandoned.

  • Tory selections – women on the march

    Theresa May has long been committed to getting more women into Parliament and some think she may be using this snap election to up the numbers with a little stealthy positive discrimination.

  • UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says the veil should be banned, partly because of the ‘age of heightened terror’. But none of the surrounding evidence or expert opinion points towards it posing any significant security concerns.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017

    Conservative MP and chair of the Commons environment committee, Neil Parish, who says he will continue to hold the Government to account on poor air quality, and the former shadow environment secretary, Rachael Maskell.

  • For many years we’ve been exposing the uphill battle faced by many people in the deaf and disabled community to secure basic rights. But what about the right to love? Sui Ling Tang, who herself has a learning disability, hears from other disabled couples about their struggle to have their relationships accepted.

  • To other elections now, and 17 years after London elected its first city-wide mayor, three more English conurbations will next week elect their first mayors.