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  • 18 Jan 2019

    Thousands of fighters have been killed and thousands are on the run, most recently after the Kurdish forces captured the town of Al-Shafa. But what is happening to the women from around the world who say they travelled there in the promise of a pure Islamic life? Some volunteered. Others say they were duped.

  • Boris Johnson, who was a key figurehead in the Vote Leave campaign, said: “I didn’t say anything about Turkey in the referendum… I didn’t say a thing about Turkey.” We’ve checked the record and we don’t think that’s true.

  • Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans, while the former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell has also denied health and safety offences.

  • For this week’s podcast, I talk to former Brexit minister George Bridges in his first long-form interview since standing down at the snap election

  • Just putting food on the table is a struggle – let alone making healthy choices. That’s the message from a group of nine children, aged between ten and seventeen – who travelled to  Westminster today to raise their experiences with MPs and peers as part of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Ministers have now issued a formal notice calling up British army reservists to help cope with the impact of a no deal Brexit – with around 350 troops due to be deployed and more than 3,000 others on standby. And while the political impasse continues in Westminster, businesses are having to step up plans for…

  • The former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is calling for Parliament to extend article 50 by a year – quoting a new poll which shows two thirds of the British public feel they’re being ignored and cut out of major decisions. In a speech tonight in Edinburgh he says the country is so divided it’s putting long…

  • Jeremy Corbyn has been speaking to Labour activists in Hastings – where his party came within less than 350 votes of taking the seat from Amber Rudd in 2017. Mr Corbyn told supporters that if Theresa May refused to budge and left the country facing a No Deal Brexit, he would then consider other options – including a second…

  • Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…

  • The US federal government has been shut down now for 27 days… that’s 800,000 staff who haven’t been paid – while projections of the lost economic growth have doubled. A new poll suggests President Trump’s approval rating is falling, even among his closest supporters – although he’s still blaming his Democratic rivals for the impasse…

  • A major nuclear power project in North Wales has collapsed because of massive borrowing costs, which the Japanese firm Hitachi couldn’t afford – and the British government would only partially cover. This programme has been told that Hitachi needed to borrow £9 billion for the project to succeed. But the company calculated it would have to fork out another…

  • Buckingham Palace has said the Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a road accident while driving near the Sandringham estate. A spokesman said that Prince Phillip, who’s 97, was not hurt.

  • Brexit: Cross party – but not all party – talks

    One of the many to have sat in front of the PM in the last few hours says you had a sense that she was deeply conflicted. On one side of her was her Chief Whip, Julian Smith, a man who hasn’t entirely given up on putting back the Tory Party back together again and winning…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the suspected al Shabaab militants who attacked a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi have been “eliminated”, after an assault which left 21 people dead, as well as five attackers.

  • Theresa May’s future is on the line tonight, with MPs voting as we speak, although within the last hour the Democratic Unionists have confirmed they will be supporting the government, along with one former Labour MP and one independent unionist.