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  • Tributes paid at Great Manchester Run

    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…

  • Published on 28 May 2017

    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.

  • The German chancellor Angela Merkel has said Europeans must take their destiny into their own hands – in the face of policy differences with President Trump and Britain’s decision to leave the EU. And more rain could hit parts of Sri Lanka still struggling to recover from devastating floods.

  • British police say they have arrested a 14th suspect in connection with the Manchester attack. 12 people are now in custody as the hunt for accomplices behind the atrocity continues and the Home Secretary warns the terror network could still be at large. Amber Rudd said the militant Islamic State group was trying to “weaponise”…

  • Police release CCTV images of the bomber Salman Abedi just hours before he carried out his suicide attack. Home Secretary Amber Rudd accuses Jeremy Corbyn of jeopardising national security – as Labour pledges extra police officers. And a second day of airport misery as British Airways cancels more flights from Heathrow after its global IT…

  • Published on 27 May 2017

    Annesa Rameh, who lives in Manchester, is of Libyan heritage – and is at university studying to be a doctor.

  • The White House refuses to comment on reports that Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up secret back channels with Russia during the transition. US media claims the talks took place between Mr Kushner, the short lived National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia’s Ambassador to the US back in December.…

  • In Manchester, police say there will be more arrests and more raids as the huge investigation into the suicide bomb attack continues. But the UK’s terror threat level has been reduced and troops will gradually be withdrawn from the streets by midnight on Monday. We are live from the city.

  • We speak to the lawyer and academic Alan Dershowitz – asking, if the reports were true, whether a secret back channel from Jared Kushner to the Russians would be a security risk.

  • Tens of thousands of people are stranded and the UK’s two biggest airports are in chaos – as British Airways announced all flights were being cancelled from Gatwick and Heathrow for the rest of today. All the president’s men – now the FBI probe into Trump’s links with Russia reaches his son-in-law. And Five days…

  • Published on 26 May 2017

    In the US, the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has a new person of interest – President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner. He’s not accused of committing any crimes, but the FBI probe is focused on meetings he held in December in the weeks after the…

  • The US military has revealed that it killed three senior Islamic State officials in attacks this month. Contrary to what Jeremy Corbyn has said, a senior US Colonel has told Channel 4 News that in Iraq and Syria the war on terror is working. But as the noose tightens around IS strongholds, the number of…