Ed Howker

  • 9 Jan 2019

    The parent company of Cambridge Analytica, which was involved in the Facebook data-harvesting scandal, has been fined £15,000 for failing to fully respond to a US citizen’s request for the information it obtained about him.

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Plans for a new ferry hub to ease the pressure on Dover after Brexit continue – the dredgers are in action to prepare Ramsgate port for a Britain outside of the EU. But, Channel 4 News has learned the company handed a £14m contract to supply extra ferries hasn’t yet got a single vessel secured for…

  • 1 Jan 2019

    Theresa May has used her New Year message to urge MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it would allow the country to “turn a corner.” But Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of plunging the UK into crisis by making a “mess” of Brexit. MPs are due to vote later this month on Mrs May’s…

  • 31 Dec 2018

    The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has hailed her landslide victory in yesterday’s elections – dismissing opposition claims that the vote was ‘farcical’ and marred by intimidation and ballot rigging. Hasina’s party won all but a handful of the country’s 300 parliamentary seats to secure a third consecutive term in power. Ed Howker reports.

  • 30 Dec 2018

    The Home Secretary Sajid Javid and his French counterpart have agreed to step up cross Channel co-operation to stop migrants attempting to reach the UK using small inflatable boats. The move comes as six men claiming to be from Iran, were picked up on a beach in Kent early this morning.

  • 29 Dec 2018

    The Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has defended the way the Government is handling the rising number of migrants trying to cross the Channel – saying the Home Secretary was cutting short his family holiday to deal with it. Speaking on a visit to Dover – Ms Nokes said the UK wanted to work closely with…

  • 24 Dec 2018

    There is no end in sight for the partial shutdown of the United States government as Democrats refuse to grant President Donald Trump the funds he wants to build a wall along the border with Mexico. A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to agree on a budget for the next fiscal year – it…

  • 5 Dec 2018

    The documents suggest that Facebook gave special access to some big companies, allowing them to access information about people’s friends, while other smaller companies could not. Facebook insisted the documents were misleading, and that the company never sold its users’ data.

  • 17 Nov 2018

    Theresa May remains under pressure this weekend over her Brexit plan – with reports that five Eurosceptic cabinet ministers are urging her to change course and return to Brussels to renegotiate. The Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, who’s co-ordinating the group – said today there was still time “for more to be done” before the European…

  • 27 Oct 2018

    The former cabinet minister Lord Hain has defended himself today after using parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green earlier in the week, after an injunction was made against a newspaper. Yesterday Sir Philip said it was outrageous for Peter Hain to name him as the man who prevented the Daily Telegraph publishing allegations of…

  • 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.…