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.
Any day now final judgement is expected in Edinburgh on the first of three possible launch pads for space rockets in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The issue is divisive – bringing industrialists, crofters, bureaucrats and naturalists to court as planning permission for one project in Sutherland comes under judicial review. Credits: Lucia Walker…
It is their harshest language yet. The government’s own advisory body on climate change has accused ministers of being shockingly unprepared for the climate crisis and failing to listen to its advice.
For all the grand promises from world leaders to tackle climate change, actually meeting those pledges involves far more than planting a few million trees.
When we throw away our rubbish, it’s never really “away”, it’s just out of sight.
Now – it’s been the warmest day of the year so far and the combination of sunshine and easing of lockdown restrictions has drawn many people to the countryside – determined to take full advantage of the Bank holiday weekend. But there’s a downside: a tsunami of litter – as staycationing Brits treat their country’s…
Turtle doves are on the brink of extinction, but some European countries seem unwilling to stop shooting them.
The cost of buying a zero emission car is still too high, according to MPs, who have accused the government of lacking a clear plan to meet its low emissions target.
It’s been 600 years in the making. For the first time since the Battle of Agincourt, wild stork chicks have hatched in Britain.
We spoke to General Sir Richard Dannatt, who was head of the Army from 2006-2009 about the prospect of an amnesty for soldiers and civilians accused of historical crimes in Northern Ireland, and whether it’s time for the UK government to apologise for the Ballymurphy massacre, following today’s inquest findings.
We spoke to John Teggart, of the Ballymurphy families’ campaign for truth and justice, and Mickey McKinney, from the Bloody Sunday families’ campaign in Derry.
It’s just a few months short of half a century on from three bloody days when up to 40 people were shot by paratroopers on a West Belfast estate, 10 of them fatally.
The Irish government says it’s “alarmed” at reports that Britain could stop any future prosecutions over crimes committed by soldiers in Northern Ireland.
Across the UK, one in seven birds are now endangered and that is the setup the coming COP26 will need to address, as well as tackling the climate crisis, it also has to look at the depletion and extinction of some species.
The Vjosa is one of the last major free flowing rivers in Europe – an unspoilt wilderness that can’t be found anywhere else on the continent.
The government has announced a rapid acceleration in its targets to reduce greenhouse emissions.