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  • Will young people turnout to vote?

    After 8 years of austerity paying for pensioner benefits and social care have become issues of fairness. So has Theresa May’s controversial manifesto stirred conflict between the generations? We’ve been in Walsall in the West Midlands, talking it over with a 77 year old pensioner and a factory worker in her 20s.

  • Published on 29 May 2017

    For the last year the celebrated transvestite potter Grayson Perry has been exploring the divisions that lead to last June’s Brexit vote. But do they still define us? Perry has a new documentary tomorrow night on Channel 4 – and a new piece of work – two vases representing “leave” and “remain”. And he’s been…

  • He spent 12 years playing James Bond but also 20 years being a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, visiting their projects across the world and raising tens of millions of pounds.

  • In the spin room politicians, pundits and journalists will be dissecting the performance of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn as they are interviewed by Jeremy Paxman. From there, we spoke to Karen Bradley, the Minister for Culture and Barry Gardiner, the Shadow Minister for International Trade.

  • Kasparov is the chairman of the human rights foundation and former world chess champion. He now lives in America and has spoken about Russian meddling in the US election. In his new book Deep Thinking he discusses our relationship with artificial intelligence and reminisces on the moment twenty years ago when he was beaten at…

  • President Macron may be fresh to the job but he has wasted no time in availing himself of all the grand stage craft of the French Presidency to impress his guests. Today he hosted Vladimir Putin in Versaille. With deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine – as well as allegations of Russian…

  • The boss of British Airways has insisted that outsourcing jobs and cost cutting was not to blame for the ‘catastrophic’ computer system failure which left tens of thousands of passengers stranded. He has insisted he would be staying in his job.

  • Theresa May has been defending her record on security at a campaign event in Twickenham today – claiming she had excluded more hate preachers from the country as Home Secretary than ever before. But is the issue proving so important to voters – or are they still making decisions on the bedrock issues like health,…

  • MI5 is carrying out a review of its procedures after concerns over security and reported intelligence blunders surrounding the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. In the campaign against terrorism it is one of the most difficult questions: when do the authorities act on the flood of information about potential extremists. We now know that members of…

  • The search for forensic evidence continues as it emerges the security services may have received as many as three tip offs into Salman Abedi’s extremist views. MI5 reviews how it uses information.

  • Published on 28 May 2017

    Tens of thousands of people took part in the Great Manchester run today. Organisers of the annual run had been overwhelmed with people wanting to take part. It began with a minute’s silence for the victims of Monday’s terror attack, then they set off along streets packed with crowds – everyone determined to demonstrate their…

  • We talk to Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford about his new book – which explores his parents’ relationship: the moments they shared and the moments in between.

  • At Heathrow passengers still face disruption following BA’s global computer system crash. The company’s CEO today apologised and said the airline hoped to operate a “near normal schedule” at Gatwick and the “majority of services” from Heathrow.

  • We talk to Labour’s election campaign coordinator Andrew Gwynne.

  • The issue has dominated election campaigning again – with senior Tories claiming Jeremy Corbyn would increase the risk of future terror attacks if he became Prime Minister. The Labour leader said Conservative governments had slashed the number of police, border guards and emergency workers – arguing community safety means proper resources.