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  • 21 Apr 2018

    Living with dementia is often isolating – and for LGBT people there can be an extra layer of loneliness. For a community that grew up when homosexuality was still illegal, fear of prejudice can make it harder to access services and support groups. Now the UK’s first dementia cafe aimed specifically at gay, lesbian, bi…

  • Some may now get compensation – but still the stories of injustice visited on the Windrush generation keep emerging, like Joe Robinson, who arrived here from Jamaica at the age of six. When he went back there for the first time, to celebrate his 50th birthday, he was told he had no proof to return…

  • Armenia’s prime minister has called for talks with opposition leaders – in an effort to end days of often violent anti government protests. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets again today in the capital Yerevan – opposing what they say is Serzh Sarkisian’s attempt to maintain his grip on power – even though his…

  • The singer Beverley Knight, who’s joined the campaign for justice for the Windrush generation, joins us now.

  • President Trump has welcomed a decision by the North Korean leader to suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site. The announcement comes as Kim Jong-Un prepares for historic talks with South Korea and the United States. Both countries have been pushing Pyongyang to denuclearise – but this development doesn’t go far…

  • 20 Apr 2018

    He was one of the greatest, he leaves an untouchable legacy – Sir Alex Ferguson and Thierry Henry leading the tributes to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who’s retiring from the club at the end of the season after 22 years. The club’s chief executive said Wenger had changed the game; he’d made art out of…

  • We asked Chancellor Philip Hammond, who was in Washington for the IMF’s spring meeting, if those caught up in the Windrush scandal would be in line for compensation, among other issues.

  • Supporters of the Windrush families have held a solidarity rally at Windrush Square in Brixton, south London – a place the organisers say was designed to celebrate “the remarkable contribution of African and Caribbean men and women to this country”.

  • The case of a man from the Windrush generation who was threatened with deportation, and was found dead last month, has been raised with the Home Secretary. Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell meets Dexter Bristol’s mother, Sentina.

  • The Prime Minister said she had told Commonwealth leaders who’ve been meeting in London that the UK government would do whatever it takes to resolve the problems which some of the Windrush generation had suffered, including compensation where it was appropriate, declaring: “These people are British, they are part of us, they helped to build…

  • The news has been dominated for the last fortnight by the stories of the Windrush generation – British people from the West Indies who came here to live, often before their islands became independent states. They have worked and lived in the UK for decades, but some are now finding that their status in this…

  • President Assad’s government has been accused of launching a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma. But Russia claims the attack was faked by Britain and anti-Assad rebels. FactCheck examines the evidence.

  • 19 Apr 2018

    Celebrities, including the singer Emeli Sandi and diver Tom Daley – have joined calls for Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws – saying they should “see people as human beings”. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised to raise the issue with leaders of countries which outlaw homosexual relations. Matt Frei spoke to Peter Tatchell…

  • He has penned a eulogy to Grenfell Tower and – on Brexit – decried a world where it is “easier to fall apart than to stay together”. The lyrical poet and novelist Ben Okri has written passionately about citizenship too, describing Britain as a nation “forged by successive layers of immigration…each adding something new and…

  • NASA has launched its new satellite into orbit on a two year mission to scour star systems for potential signs of life. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – known more colloquially as TESS, has four specialised cameras on board enabling it to view around 20 million stars. Scientists leading the mission say they don’t know…