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  • ‘The Best and Worst of Times’: the MacTaggart Lecture at Edinburgh TV Festival 2017

    Award-winning Channel 4 News journalist and presenter Jon Snow delivers the prestigious James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at Edinburgh International Television Festival.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017

    The abrupt retirement of anarchic electronic band The KLF in 1994 was described as the “most heroic act of public self-destruction in the history of pop”. Signing off with a stunt in which they set fire to one million pounds, they deleted their back catalogue but promised to return after 23 years. That time is…

  • After weeks of threats, the war of words between President Trump and the leader of North Korea seemed to have gone quiet. Last night, the President told supporters: “I respect the fact that I believe he is starting to respect us.” But earlier today during a tour of the North Korean academy of defence, Kim…

  • The body that managed the estate where the Grenfell Tower stands is to be stripped of all responsibility for running it. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, told a private meeting of residents last night that Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation will no longer run the Lancaster West housing estate.

  • Leading anti-gun campaigner Marcia Shakespeare, whose daughter Letisha was an innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2003, and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, discuss the injunction imposed on Birmingham gang members.

  • Eighteen members of two notorious crime gangs in Birmingham have become the subjects of the UK’s biggest-ever gang injunction. The men are now forbidden from associating with each other, entering certain areas of the city, or appearing in music videos promoting gang violence for the next two years. Police officers welcomed the civil injunction, which…

  • Police in Denmark say DNA testing has confirmed that a headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen is that of the missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Ms Wall was last seen alive on a mini-submarine belonging to Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been arrested on suspicion of killing her.

  • Barrister Martin Porter, who writes the online blog The Cycling Lawyer, talks about Charlie Alliston’s prosecution.

  • The husband of a woman killed in a collision with a cyclist has called for a change in the law after a jury found Charlie Alliston, who was 18 at the time of the crash, not guilty of manslaughter. Mr Alliston was convicted of a lesser offence of causing bodily harm by furious and wanton…

  • Mike Broomhead, a conservative talk show host, and Phil Boas, editorial director of The Arizona Republic, discuss President Trump’s Phoenix rally.

  • President Trump may have opened his speech to supporters in Phoenix last night with calls for unity. But it wasn’t long before he was giving full rein to his own anger, slamming the media, his own Republican party and Congress – threatening a government shutdown. As his 77-minute rampage came to a close, angry protests…

  • Former shadow business secretary, Labour MP Chuka Umunna, and Conservative MP Peter Bone, co-founder of the pro-Leave Grassroots Out group during the referendum campaign, debate the Government’s paper on the European Court of Justice.

  • The Prime Minister is quite clear. After Brexit the UK will be “leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice”. But that’s not stopped critics claiming that her Government has rowed back on “taking back control” of the legal process. Indeed the latest, and one of the most significant, position papers it has yet…

  • Our laws will be made in our country. The Prime Minister insists the European Court of Justice will lose its power over the UK after Brexit. But critics say a new Government paper throws that into question.

  • The government has published two papers on its approach to the ECJ after Brexit. But there are plenty of unanswered questions. FactCheck investigates.