Ed Howker

  • 22 Aug 2018

    Facebook has taken down hundreds of fake accounts, groups and pages which were targeting British politics, in what MPs have warned is just the “tip of the iceberg”. An investigation by the social network said it had identified around 650 accounts linked to Iran, posing as grassroots campaigners or news organisations, sharing posts on issues like…

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Investors betting on a fall in the share price at electric car firm Tesla have made more than a billion dollars over the last two weeks, as shares in the firm fell by almost a fifth.

  • 19 Aug 2018

    The Ecuadorean government has told Venezuelans trying to enter their country that they can no longer come without a passport. That means ID cards are no longer valid, leaving people stranded at the border. The move comes a day before the Venezuelan government knocks five zeros off its currency to try to get a grip…

  • 18 Aug 2018

    In Genoa, a state funeral has been held for 18 of the victims of the collapsed bridge. 42 people are now believed to have died when a section of a major motorway bridge collapsed last Tuesday. But some victims’ families have stayed away from today’s service, in protest at the government’s failure to keep the…

  • 16 Aug 2018

    As many as twenty people could still be missing in the rubble of the collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa – which has already left 39 people dead. Hundreds of rescue workers are still searching for any survivors – as officials said it could be hard to verify how many more potential victims there could be.…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    £5.7m – that’s the average top boss’s pay packet in the UK, and the average employee would have to work for 195 years to earn it. It’s a disparity that’s getting worse, according to new figures which show pay for chief executives at Britain’s FTSE 100 companies has soared by 11 per cent, vastly outstripping…

  • 14 Aug 2018

    The England cricketer, Ben Stokes, walked free from court today. He was found not guilty of affray outside a nightclub in Bristol last September after a seven-day trial. He said he’d been acting in self-defence, or in the defence of others.

  • 9 Aug 2018

    England cricketer Ben Stokes has told the jury at his trial that he tried to defend two gay men before a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub and did not mock them. He also said the injuries on his hands were down to his years playing professional sport, and were not a result of the fight.

  • 7 Aug 2018

    They had barely any maritime or sailing experience, but they were in an inflatable boat at night without lights, trying to cross the world’s busiest shipping lane.

  • 6 Aug 2018

    Police in the US have raided a makeshift compound in a remote area of New Mexico after receiving a tip off calling for food and water which led them to discover 11 emaciated children under the age of 15, as well as three women who are believed to be their mothers and two heavily armed men.…

  • 3 Aug 2018

    It’s a tale of two retailers. One – an online giant vying to be the biggest company in the world – Amazon.  The other, House of Fraser – a high street stalwart which purveys high end goods in department store settings.  It’s now in serious trouble while Amazon paid less UK tax last year despite…

  • 27 Jul 2018

    Facebook messages used by pro-Brexit campaigners during the 2016 referendum have been published for the first time by a parliamentary committee examining the prevalence of fake news. They provide a real insight into the micro-targeted approach aimed at specific groups of voters.

  • 24 Jul 2018

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has admitted the Church of England failed the young men who were abused by disgraced bishop Peter Ball, admitting there had not been proper safeguards in place. Lord Carey told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that child protection had not been an issue at the forefront…

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Police are believed to have identified several suspects behind the Novichok attack on the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury earlier this year. According to reports on the US network CNN, they are thought to be members of the Russian military intelligence service who travelling under different identities. The reports come as…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    An emotional Sir Cliff Richard has welcomed his privacy case victory against the BBC. The singer was awarded an initial £210,000 in damages following their coverage of a police raid on his home. Sir Cliff was never arrested or charged, and his lawyers argued that he had suffered “profound” damage to his reputation. The BBC…