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.
Despite briefly boasting more than 50% renewable power generation on its national grid this year, Australia is struggling to move on from an energy, labour and political market built on a 1950s coal-based model.
A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales – as Australian officials warned the state could face a ‘catastrophic’ day of life threatening fires tomorrow – with scores of bushfires raging out of control.
Scotland Yard could face hundreds of claims for compensation.
The crystal-clear waters off Scotland’s west coast are some of the richest marine habitats around any of our 5,000-plus British Isles. Small wonder the places where the ancient quahogs live and the vital maerl forests thrive, are under strict protection. Or are they? Our chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from Wester Ross, a place they…
It was the early hours of this morning when the emergency services received the call, but that was too late. They arrived to find 39 bodies in the back of a lorry. We know no details yet about who these people were or where they were from, just that they are likely to have died…
Protestors have glued themselves to buildings and underneath lorries, camping out overnight in defiance of orders from the police.
Police have arrested almost 300 people – as protestors from Extinction Rebellion brought parts of central London to a standstill. At one point Westminster Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square were all blocked to traffic as activists sat in the road or chained themselves to vehicles.
Nowhere in Britain is facing the consequences of global warming quite like Fairbourne, a village on the coast of North West Wales.
Europe’s biggest economy, Germany, has promised to phase out coal by 2038 in order to meet climate change commitments. Yet it is expanding one of its biggest open cast mines, which is 48 square kilometres in size. The expansion will demolish five villages in the process, but the coal company responsible says it is not…
We’ve just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean. In fact, if nothing is done to tackle climate change, all the glaciers in the Alps could vanish by the end of the century. A move to make Switzerland carbon neutral by 2050…
The government of Greenland says it is planning to build two new incinerators to cope with the country’s waste, after an investigation by this programme.
The melting of Greenland’s ice cap is set to expose Camp Century, a US military base that hid a top-secret project along with its nuclear and other toxic waste.It was meant to be buried forever – entombed in ice.
Remember that heatwave back in August? Well, the Arctic remembers it too. Record rates of ice melt have been recorded on the great ice-shelf of Greenland. It’s critical for all of us because of its potential effect on global sea levels. In the first of a series of special reports from Greenland, we examine the…
Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas
Speaking on a visit to Scotland, Mr Corbyn said he intended to launch a challenge on Tuesday, aimed at stopping Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament.