Ciaran Jenkins , North of England Correspondent

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.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections

    The seaside town of Grimsby voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union, but now Brexit is on the horizon, it’s being accused of avoiding the reality. Faced with the prospect of hefty tariffs and import duties, it’s now asking for special dispensation for its vital seafood industry. Remainers say they’re deploying double standards

  • Published on 10 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Its aim from the start was to ‘make work pay’. But the roll-out of universal credit quickly hit the buffers for many unemployed people, with delays in payments a particular problem. For the self-employed, the new benefits system is not getting universal approval either. Critics say its use of a ‘minimum income floor’, a financial calculation which assumes a stable level of earnings, is inflexible and is…

  • Published on 26 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    One in six British workers struggles with mental health. 300,000 people with long-term mental health issues lose their jobs every year. And the cost to the country in monetary terms? £99 billion pounds. The figures come from the government commissioned ‘Thriving at Work’ report which highlights the additional issue: that mental health remains a taboo…

  • Published on 23 Oct 2017

    The Information Commissioner has warned the Conservative Party about its use of a controversial call centre used during June’s general election. The warning follows an undercover investigation by this programme into a company called Blue Telecoms, which was used by the Conservatives to make calls to voters.

  • Published on 31 Aug 2017 Sections

    God’s Own Country tells the story of a blossoming romance between a  young sheep farmer and a Romanian farmhand, set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.  

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    The abrupt retirement of anarchic electronic band The KLF in 1994 was described as the “most heroic act of public self-destruction in the history of pop”. Signing off with a stunt in which they set fire to one million pounds, they deleted their back catalogue but promised to return after 23 years. That time is…

  • Published on 16 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    The border, they say, will be “frictionless”. No physical checkpoints, no number plate checks, instead special customs arrangements to keep trade flowing across the Irish border after Brexit. The Government’s paper calls for a new “customs partnership” with no tariff implications.

  • Published on 15 Aug 2017

    The Government has set out its vision of an  “ambitious new customs arrangement with the EU” after Brexit, the first of its negotiating positions with Europe. More will follow, including what should happen to the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

  • Published on 9 Aug 2017 Sections

    Five men have appeared in court charged in connection with the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath. Among them the former West Yorkshire and Merseyside chief constable Sir Norman Bettison. The Hillsborough families said the start of the proceedings marked another milestone in their journey.

  • Published on 28 Jul 2017 Sections

    There is stigma and there is shame, but now the ‘hidden’ experience of some men who are made to have sex with women against their will has been revealed by the first major study into the issue. Research by Lancaster University shows many of the men affected were blackmailed or threatened, with some subjected to…

  • Published on 20 Jul 2017

    The largest rise in crime for a decade has been recorded in England and Wales, with the biggest increase in violent and sexual crime. This, as the Home Office revealed police numbers are at their lowest since 1985.

  • Published on 6 Jul 2017 Sections

    It is now thought Abedi made the bomb alone and carried the device through the city centre for several hours before the attack that killed 22 on May the 22nd.

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections

    In celebration of a beautiful city and the people who make it special: Manchester’s International Festival has just opened tonight – kicking off with a live performance show featuring taxi drivers who rushed to help on the night of the Manchester terror attack.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The leader of resurgent Scottish Conservatives – Ruth Davidson has said she won’t be breaking away from the main UK party. There were suggestions that the Scottish Tories, who won an additional 12 seats and fought their campaign with a rather different tone might want to move their branch of the party away from English…

  • Published on 4 Jun 2017 Sections

    In the midst of this latest tragedy, it’s important to remember that less than two weeks ago, 22 people lost their lives in the Manchester suicide bombing. Tonight the US star Ariana Grande will be back in the city for the One Love Manchester concert. Her manager says it now has a “greater purpose”, and…