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  • Establish a ‘truth and reconciliation commission’ to heal Windrush wounds, Barbados High Commissioner warns

    In a heartfelt and searing goodbye letter to Britain, the departing Barbados High Commissioner has told Channel 4 News that the UK should establish a “truth and reconciliation commission” to deal with the fall out from the Windrush scandal.

  • 16 Aug 2018

    She turned a song about a moaning husband into an anthem for women and minorities across the globe. Respect is the overwhelming thought about Aretha Franklin – a symbol of civil rights, of women’s liberation, who broke barriers and records as she went. She died at the age of 76, after a long illness. Stars…

  • It was nearing completion – with £200m of work already carried out – but the future of the Midland metropolitan hospital in Birmingham was thrown into flux when the construction giant Carillion collapsed in January. Now the Government has confirmed it will pick up the bill for the project to be completed – at a…

  • The ‘fake news media’ is the opposition party, President Trump declared today, but across the United States some 350 newspapers from the New York Times to the Kentucky Times Tribune have launched an unprecedented joint campaign to counter the President’s attacks on the media. In the past two hours the US Senate unanimously supported a free press,…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    Christine Hallquist made her name in Vermont while running a major electric company and being a successful businesswoman. But Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March inspired her to run for office – running on a campaign promise of a living wage for workers and Medicare for All. She won her primary to become the…

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  • 16 Aug 2018

    The cricketer Ben Stokes has been included in England’s squad for the third test against India – after he was found NOT guilty of affray on Tuesday, over a fracas he was involved in last September. Head coach Trevor Bayliss said he took the decision for Stokes’ “well being” – although he has yet to…

  • There were celebrations: there were commiserations – the sound of envelopes being torn open across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. So far, your standard A-Level results day scenes – but in a year when reforms put more focus on final exams – the results showed a slight increase in top grades, a slight fall in overall pass rates,…

  • It is a city in the shadow of gun violence: a city where 345 people have been murdered so far this year – the majority of them, killed by guns.

  • Union boss Len McCluskey has accused Jewish community leaders of deliberately dragging out Labour’s anti-Semitism row – and claimed “Blairite” MPs were using the issue to try and split the party. Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn’s team have made a formal complaint about seven newspapers, including the Daily Mail, for their coverage of his decision to lay a wreath…

  • As many as twenty people could still be missing in the rubble of the collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa – which has already left 39 people dead. Hundreds of rescue workers are still searching for any survivors – as officials said it could be hard to verify how many more potential victims there could be.…

  • The controversy centres on one question: did Jeremy Corbyn lay a wreath on the graves of individuals linked to the Black September terror group?

  • Farewell my love: A letter from Barbados to Britain

    As I sit on the 14:30 train from King’s Cross to York for what is my last train ride across England, in pursuit of trade links with Scarborough, there is a certain ambivalence to my taking leave of the UK at the end of August after what has been a rewarding four years as High…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    It’s meant to be a celebration of literature and artistic freedom, but at least a dozen authors who were supposed to feature at this month’s Edinburgh International Book Festival have had difficulties securing visas from the Home Office, including writers from Africa and the Middle East. Festival organisers said they’d been forced to go through a “Kafkaesque”…

  • Neil Kenlock co-founded the UK’s first legal radio station devoted to black music and spent decades capturing images of the black British experience. Now an exhibition of his work has opened in Brixton, south London. It’s a unique insight into two formative decades, from the struggle against racism and the British Black Panther movement, to the pioneers…

  • Charities say disaster has been averted for victims of domestic violence this week, after the government said those fleeing abusive partners would still be able to use housing benefit to pay for accommodation in women’s refuges. But the sector is still facing crisis: since 2010, local authorities across England have cut their spending on refuges…

  • Almost 50 people have been killed and scores wounded after a suicide bomb attack on students preparing for university exams in the Afghan capital Kabul. It comes at a time of increased tension in the country, with Taliban forces conducting a wave of attacks on military bases and in the eastern city of Ghazni. We speak to…

  • Bianca Millier-Cole, who writes about business start-ups and founded her own company, and Sacha Romanovitch, CEO at the professional services company Grant Thornton, discuss executive pay.

  • £5.7m – that’s the average top boss’s pay packet in the UK, and the average employee would have to work for 195 years to earn it. It’s a disparity that’s getting worse, according to new figures which show pay for chief executives at Britain’s FTSE 100 companies has soared by 11 per cent, vastly outstripping…

  • It’s been a year of strikes, delays, timetable chaos and cancellations: little wonder, then, that commuters are furious that regulated rail fares could go up by as much as 3.2% in January. That adds more than £100 to the price of some season tickets. As railway bosses said the increase was “underpinning a once in…

  • “It seemed like a scene from a film, it was the apocalypse” – the words of one man who survived the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa that left at least 39 people dead.