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  • 26 Sep 2018

    Hundreds of millions of pounds has been lost from bank customers, many of whom are being conned into sending money directly to fraudsters. Figures out today show that more than half a billion pounds was stolen in the UK in the first half of this year alone. And for some victims, there’s little chance of…

  • Newspaper columnists Zoe Williams and Matthew Parris discuss Brexit.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    The United Nations General Assembly is traditionally a forum to discuss matters of international significance, but with accusations of sexual misconduct swirling around President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, he could not help but defend his man. Sitting next to the Colombian President, Trump called into question the account of a second accuser and said the…

  • Workers from the EU should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere after Brexit. Ministers signed off the plan last night following recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee. The cabinet is said to have unanimously agreed that the UK should have a system based on skills rather than nationality.

  • We’ve had a contrast in tone from President Trump, if not in message. Last year he turned up for his first UN General Assembly to launch his America first message. He railed against the embarrassing Iran deal and threatened North Korea with total destruction. This year America is still first, but his language was perhaps more…

  • Jeremy Corbyn has told this programme that he will “respect the decision of the party and act accordingly” after his Shadow Brexit Secretary told the Labour party conference that “nobody is ruling out Remain as an option” should there be a fresh referendum on Brexit. Sir Keir Starmer’s off-script announcement was greeted by rapturous applause by some in the hall, though there…

  • Theresa May doggedly works through the Brexit puzzle

    On flights, aides say, she occasionally relaxes with Sudoku puzzles. While some of her colleagues in the Tory Party come with broad approaches, ideologies in some cases, Theresa May doggedly works through the puzzle.

  • 24 Sep 2018

    At the Labour conference, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell wanted to focus on the party’s plans to drive through radical nationalisation once it takes office, a future he said he was proud to call socialism. But he couldn’t escape questions about Brexit. We ask him if a people’s vote on the final deal would include an option to remain…

  • There’s been plenty of political drama in Washington, and this time it’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the centre of the chaos. Reports that he was summoned to the White House to either resign or be fired sent the capital into a frenzy, mainly because he is the man in charge of the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings…

  • Almost 3,000 people died in what’s been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS. It all happened in the 1970s and 80s, when patients were given blood contaminated with HIV or Hepatitis C. Despite allegations of a cover-up, it’s taken until now for a public inquiry to begin. The opening day heard…

  • From disrupted flights to months of preparation before travelling with a pet: the possible future without a Brexit deal has been laid out by government officials. A tranche of new documents has been released, revealing the government’s contingency plans. Business and farming leaders have already warned of “devastating effects” and “an explosion of red tape”.

  • 23 Sep 2018

    The Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will back a second referendum on the Eu if that’s what his party decide at the Labour party conference. He spoke out after a survey revealed that 86 percent of Labour members would back another Brexit vote. But it’s far from guaranteed that a firm policy on…

  • A video has emerged allegedly showing a British man who has been captured in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State militant group. The man says he is Anwar Miah and is from Birmingham. He claims he’s been working as a medic at the ‘general hospital’ in the region controlled by…

  • The Tanzania ferry disaster is now thought to have claimed more than two hundred lives. But one man, the ship’s engineer, miraculously managed to survive for two days after sealing himself inside an airpocket in the overturned hull. He’s recovering in hospital. Anja Popp reports.

  • A library made of ice-cream containers, self-healing skin for prosthetic limbs and a boot – to be worn on Mars – made from mushrooms and human sweat. These are just some of the wide-ranging nominees of the Design Museum’s annual awards and they offer a glimpse into what the world of tomorrow might look like.…