Alex is the longest-serving on-screen journalist on C4 News since the channel began. In more than 25 years he's covered over 20 wars; led major investigations and continues to front the programme from around the world.
His journalism has won several BAFTA and EMMY awards; two New York Film and TV Awards and in 2011/12 he was named TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.
He's written two books about the 1991 Gulf War and a travelogue about cycling across India.
He has been External Examiner at Cardiff and currently Bournemouth Schools of Journalism and is Honorary Fellow in Journalism at Falmouth School of Journalism.
The area is still cordoned off after last night’s attack, as police and forensic teams search for evidence. Throughout the day, there’s been condemnation of the attack from political leaders nationally and locally, as the city came together in extraordinary fashion through the night and across the day.
In Northern Ireland voters could be forgiven for suffering election fatigue as they trudge to the polls for the seventh time – yes seventh time, in three years. But the parties claim the electorate are motivated by Brexit and the collapse of Stormont. And also motivated by the chance that Sinn Fein – even though…
His father was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family. Now, John Finucane, the son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, is standing as Sinn Féin’s parliamentary candidate in North Belfast. The party is confident he can take the seat from the Democratic Unionists for the first time in its history.
The former prime minister Tony Blair has said a hard Irish border would be a disaster, with an agreement the best way of limiting damage after Brexit.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has promised to work with Ireland to avoid the return of a hard border with Northern Ireland, telling a joint session of the Irish parliament that “nothing should put peace at risk.” Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson is in Dublin now.
Kelvin MacKenzie’s departure from the Sun brings to an end a turbulent four-decade association with the newspaper in which he has been revered and reviled.
A migrant camp housing 1,500 people outside Dunkirk has been destroyed in a fire. The blaze followed a series of fights between different migrant groups and, later, clashes between security forces and groups inside the camp.
This Google executive was desperately unhappy despite his success, so he decided to find the equation for happiness.
Crispin Blunt, chair of the foreign affairs select committee, and Dmitry Babich of Sputnik news debate the response to US strikes on Syria.
A continuing row about Mr Livingstone’s membership of the party has followed a disciplinary panel that stopped short of expelling him. That led the writer and comedian David Baddiel to post on Facebook setting out just why he believes Ken Livingstone’s comments are wrong.
At least three people have been killed and eight others were injured after a delivery truck crashed into an upmarket department store in the Swedish capital Stockholm before bursting into flames.
The world has been swift to condemn the Syria attack, describing it as a war crime. Theresa May said, if proven, it would be “further evidence of the barbarism of the Syrian regime”.
The bodies of five people have been found with the wreckage of a missing helicopter in Snowdonia in North Wales.
Clare Gerada is a GP and former chair of the Royal College of GPs, and Sarah Sleet is the chief executive of the charity, Coeliac UK.
Stephen Gethins, SNP Brexit spokesman, and Ian Murray, Labour’s only MP in Scotland.