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.
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.
Despite some polls showing overwhelming support for same-sex marriage, Northern Ireland remains the only country in the British Isles where it is banned.
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.
Mary Kidson was cleared last year of poisoning her daughter after taking her to Belgium for medical treatment – but despite the landmark ruling they have yet to be reunited. Ciaran Jenkins met her.
In his mother’s words, Thomas Rawnsley was “a little bundle of joy”, but his death last week has prompted an investigation amid safeguarding concerns.
In 1973 Lynda Benglis put her body at the centre of her work, earning her world renown, or notoriety. Ahead of her first retrospective in the UK, Channel 4 News asks: is it still shocking?