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 25 Feb 2017

    Thousands of supporters and critics of the Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte have staged rival rallies in the capital Manila revealing the huge divide over his controversial war on drugs. Anti-government protestors compared his regime to the rise of fascism while his leading critic, Senator Leila de Lima has been arrested on drugs charges, which she’s…

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    Donald Trump might want his opponents to shut up, but in the Philippines they risk getting locked up.This morning President Duterte’s highest profile critic, opposition leader Leila de Lima, was arrested on drug trafficking charges after an all-night vigil at her office.

  • Published on 22 Feb 2017

    Police in Malaysia have named a senior North Korean diplomat they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

  • Published on 20 Feb 2017

    A Japanese broadcaster has released what appears to be CCTV footage of the deadly poison attack on the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Two more suspects have been arrested in Malaysia over the mysterious death of the North Korean leader’s half brother Kim Jong-Nam. He’s thought to have been targeted by assassins while boarding a flight for Macau at Kuala Lumpur airport. But the full details are still emerging and nothing is really as it seems.

  • Published on 15 Feb 2017 Sections

    It reads like the plot of a cloak and dagger murder mystery: the half brother of North Korea’s dictator collapsing in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport after apparently being sprayed with poison.

  • Published on 14 Feb 2017 Sections

    Has North Korea’s Kim Jong-un had his half-brother killed?

  • Published on 13 Feb 2017

    North Korea’s apparently successful ballistic missile test has succeeded in uniting America, Russia, China and Japan in condemnation, but what , if anything, can the international community actually do?

  • Published on 10 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Now to the Philippines, where foul-mouthed online trolling isn’t just legal, it’s openly courted to aid political campaigns or denigrate opponents. In fact , armies of them have been credited with helping President Duterte get into power, while his rivals have been accused of similar dirty tricks.

  • Published on 3 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Security forces in Myanmar have massacred villagers and carried out mass rapes of Rohingya Muslims, the UN has declared, in what could amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. The UN human rights chief said the Rohingya had been subjected to “devastating cruelty”. The authorities in Myanmar, also known as Burma, have now promised…

  • Published on 26 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    Donald Trump has torn up most of America’s foreign policy norms, leaving relations with China up in the air. We’ll hear the view from Beijing. He’s ignoring Beijing’s one China rule, he’s torn up a trans-Pacific trade deal and railed against countries that destroy American jobs. Donald Trump’s foreign policy is nothing if not unpredictable.…

  • Published on 5 Jan 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Sir Vince Cable says he will “certainly not” shop at JD Sports following allegations about working conditions at Britain’s biggest sports retailer.

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    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.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    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.