Ciaran Jenkins is the North of England Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Ciaran Jenkins is currently based in Manchester, reporting from across the North of England.
He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.
Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.
For some people it’s a celebration of British tolerance and multiculturalism. For others, it feels like their communtiy has been hit by a “whirlwind” of new arrivals. Now MPs, led by Labour’s Chuka Umunna are trying to design a new immigration system in the wake of the Brexit vote, including compulsory English lessons for those…
Sir Vince Cable says he will “certainly not” shop at JD Sports following allegations about working conditions at Britain’s biggest sports retailer.
One strike for wearing branded clothes, two strikes for using a mobile phone. Channel 4 News has seen an internal document from JD Sports detailing these guidelines that its warehouse workers can face if they break company rules.
It didn’t take long after last night’s attack for the backlash to begin: a clamour of protests about Angela Merkel’s open-door policy towards migrants and refugees.This has, after all, been a year when the fear of terror attacks has haunted Europe, a year which has also seen the rise of the populist right.
The Department of Work and Pensions says it has stopped JD Sports from using job centres to recruit workers – after an undercover investigation by this programme revealed shocking conditions at its warehouse in Rochdale. Today the company said it was launching its own investigation into working conditions.
It’s the biggest sports retailer in the UK with soaring profits to match. But an undercover report by this progamme reveals the shocking truth behind the success of JD Sports.
Exposed: the shocking treatment some low paid workers face at JD Sports’ huge warehouse.
After another week of hell in Aleppo, the last 24 hours has seen a lull in the fighting and bombing. It’s given US and Russian diplomats a chance to come together for talks at a summit in Rome.
Brazil has begun three days of national mourning after a charter plane carrying one of its top football teams crashed into the Colombian mountains, killing 75 people on board and leaving six survivors.
Channel 4 News reveals a cottage industry producing fake online news stories from an unexpected location. But who is behind them and what motivates them?
The Government has announced the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. But there’s still uncertainity over one of the routes through South Yorkshire.
From Bob Geldof to bishops and MPs, people have been rushing to offer a place in their homes to Syrian refugees.
As a coroner says the upset caused by the potential withdrawal of benefits triggered the suicide of Julia Kelly, Channel 4 News looks at the wider impact of benefit changes on vulnerable claimants.
Our report from the County Durham village which residents say is “like Beirut” has raised many questions. Channel 4 News North of England Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has some of the answers.
This is Horden, County Durham. Once a thriving mining community. Now emptied of jobs, and increasingly of the people who gave it life and soul.