• 22 Aug 2018

    There’s a darker side to parts of Britain’s wool trade, exposed by an undercover investigation by animal rights group PETA Asia. Every year, for health reasons, sheep have their winter fleeces removed. But in footage given exclusively to this programme, sheep shearers are filmed punching, kicking, and stomping on the heads of animals, raising questions about…

  • 19 Aug 2018

    The founder of the Superdry fashion chain has given a million pounds to those campaigning for a vote on a final Brexit deal. Multimillionaire Julian Dunkerton believes there is ‘a genuine chance to turn this around’. And he claims his company would not have been a global success story if Brexit had happened 20 years…

  • 11 Aug 2018

    The chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay more than two hundred million pounds in damages – after a jury in the United States backed a claim by a groundsman that a pesticide contributed towards his terminal cancer. The firm has insisted British consumers are safe to use the product – declaring the “science…

  • 6 Aug 2018

    A new trial is underway to test whether stem cell transplants could put an end to Crohn’s disease. 115,000 people in this country alone have the chronic condition – an inflammation of the gut which can be painful, exhausting and require major surgery. Anja Popp went to find out more and meet one person who…

  • 5 Aug 2018

    Venezuela’s president was in the middle of his speech at a military commemoration in Caracas when two explosions were heard, causing soldiers to scatter. The government lost little time in describing the incident as an attack involving explosive drones. But firefighters said gas canisters had exploded in a nearby apartment. Meanwhile many of the culprits…

  • 23 Jul 2018

    They are called the ‘working homeless’ – 33,000 people in the UK with jobs, but still no proper place to call home. New research by the housing charity Shelter has revealed that more than half of all families living in temporary accommodation are actually in work. The charity says the numbers have shot up by…

  • 20 Jul 2018

    Doctors in the UK should be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, according to the government’s chef drug advisers, after an initial review found there was evidence it could have “therapeutic benefit” for patients with some conditions. The review process was launched by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid after several high-profile cases involving children with epilepsy…

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Three police officers and five members of the public have been honoured for their bravery during last year’s London Bridge terror attack. They include two people who were killed as they went to the aid of others. Awards also went to a couple who rushed to help a police officer, injured as he confronted the…

  • 14 Jul 2018

    Former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has called on people who attacked his home with an explosive device to meet him and explain their motives.  Mr Adams said two of his grandchildren were in his driveway just 10 minutes before last night’s attack.

  • 19 Jun 2018

    The Home Secretary has ordered a review into the medicinal use of cannabis – saying his decision was prompted by the cases of two young children with severe epilepsy, who were denied access to the drugs they need. Sajid Javid said the review would first look into which cannabis based medicines might offer real benefits…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    From bullying to isolation – for young people who are coming to terms with their gender and sexuality – life can become a struggle to find acceptance without judgement. There’s a wider debate about proposed changes to the law which would allow people to change their legal gender, without a doctor’s medical diagnosis – but there’s a more fundamental need…

  • 2 Jun 2018

    From banning sweets and chocolate from supermarkets, to stopping two-for-one deals on junk food, the Government is reportedly planning new measures to tackle child obesity. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt could also impose a 9pm watershed on televison adverts for foods high in sugar and salt. But would any of these moves deter children from…

  • 24 May 2018

    Britain is the largest producer of medicinal cannabis, producing almost half of the world’s supply but those products are illegal in this country despite some evidence of their benefits in treating people. Some politicians remain sceptical about legalisation but a new cross-party group of MPs aims to change the law.

  • 20 May 2018

    The US has condemned Venezuela’s President election as illegitimate, and the two main challengers have alleged voters are being illegally pressured to back the incumbent Nicholas Maduro for another six years. Turnout is expected to be very low as some opponents are boycotting the election and others are banned. The poll is taking place amid…

  • 5 May 2018

    Protests have taken place in more than 90 Russian cities against Vladimir Putin days before his inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested in Moscow. Hundreds of his supporters have also reportedly been detained. Mr Putin’s inauguration on Monday follows his landslide re-election in March and he is already Russia’s…