Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
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.
In Scotland – where yellow weather warnings remain in place – the government has opened up an emergency funding scheme to help local authorities cope. Ciaran Jenkins reports.
We can reveal the major drugs plight of Dundee in Scotland, a city where the scale of drugs deaths is greater than anywhere in the UK, which in turn has by far the highest death rate in the European Union. Channel 4 News has learnt that in January alone there were 12 suspected…
Initiatives like Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction unit – set up to tackle all kinds of violent behaviour, including knife crime. Over a decade on – they say Glasgow is no longer the ‘murder capital of Europe’. Our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has been finding out more about their work.
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
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.