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  • Thousands evacuated as wildfires spread in France

    Around 12,000 people on the south-east coast of France have had to abandon their homes and hotels to escape wildfires. The alarm was raised in the middle of last night, and many holidaymakers and locals were forced to sleep on the beach. Wildfires are also raging in parts of southern Italy, Portugal and Albania, fanned…

  • Published on 26 Jul 2017

    Sheldon Thomas, the founder of Gangsline, Colin Sutton, a former Metropolitan Police officer, and Decima Francis, of the Boyhood to Manhood Foundation, discuss rising knife crime.

  • The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the three months to June, mainly thanks to the retail and film production sector. But the Office for National Statistics said there’s still a “notable slowdown” in growth from last year. And economists have warned that it’s the underlying trends that really matter.

  • Autumn Sandeen, a US Navy veteran and transgender activist, says transgender people are likely to be discharged from the military after President Trump’s ban.  

  • Knife and gun crime and acid attacks across the UK are on the rise. There were over 34,000 knife incidents alone last year. Channel 4 News has been given access to the ward of one of just four major trauma centres in London, St George’s in Tooting, to observe doctors working on the frontline, alongside youth workers, to interrupt the…

  • President Trump has said transgender people cannot serve in “any capacity” in the military. Using, inevitably, Twitter, he said he’d been told by military experts that the measure launched by the Obama Administration caused “tremendous medical costs and disruption”.

  • Nick Lees, road policy spokesman from the RAC, and Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, discuss the government’s plans to phase out diesel and petrol cars.  

  • The funeral for the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing has taken place in the city’s cathedral. Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, from Leyland in Lancashire, was among 22 people killed in the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena in May. Her funeral had to be delayed until her mother, injured with Saffie’s sister…

  • The government will have to repay £32 million in fees charged to people using employment tribunals. It follows a Supreme Court ruling that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally in introducing fees in 2013 – an attempt, it said, to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases. The trade union Unison had argued…

  • The High Court has ruled that Charlie Gard will spend the final part of his life in a hospice.The parents of the 11-month-old are still disputing the details of the care plans for his final hours. Connie Yates and Chris Gard had hoped to take their son, who has a rare genetic condition, home. But…

  • Twenty three years from now, new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK. But while the implications of the government’s long term “clean air strategy” are big on ambition, it is, say critics, short on detail. There won’t, for example, be a diesel vehicle scrappage scheme, and local councils won’t…

  • As the air pollution in British cities reaches crisis levels, the government promises the end of diesel and petrol by 2040.  

  • FactCheck takes a look at 10 key Tory U-turns since the election was called.

  • Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of U-turning on a pledge to scrap student debt. It follows a comment made during the election campaign, saying he would “deal with it”. But the context is important.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017

    Southern Europe is still sweltering in the grip of a heatwave, which has sparked wildfires in the south of France and Corsica, near popular tourist spots along the Cote d’Azur. Thousands of firefighters have also been battling blazes in Portugal, while Italy’s drought is so severe that the Pope has shut down the Vatican’s historic…