Ed Howker

  • 22 Dec 2017

    It might take four hours to get through customs, but at least our passports will be blue. As blue as your mood. So say some of the jokes making the rounds on social media, after the government announced the British passport would return to its old dark blue cover when Britain leaves the EU. Is…

  • 18 Dec 2017

    A local council and police force “repeatedly sided with the abusers” of a man who was murdered after he was wrongly accused of being a paedophile. Bijan Ebrahimi was beaten to death by his neighbour Lee James outside his Bristol home in 2013. A review found police repeatedly failed Mr Ebrahimi over scores of calls…

  • 15 Dec 2017

    The family of four children who were killed in a house fire on Monday in Salford say they are dreading breaking the awful news to their mother, who’s still in a critical condition in hospital. Three people appeared in court this morning charged with their murder.

  • 10 Dec 2017

    Major roads were brought to a standstill, flights were suspended and railways disrupted as heavy snow and high winds hit large parts of England and Wales.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Paris came to halt today as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the French capital for the funeral of rock star Jonny Hallyday. President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the singer at a special service in the city’s Madeleine church. Ed Howker reports.

  • 26 Nov 2017

    Officers said two 15-year-old boys and a 12-year-old were among those who died when a car hit a tree. Two other teenagers were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

  • 25 Nov 2017

    The Turkish government says US president Donald Trump has agreed to stop supplying weapons to the Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria. Ankara says the Kurdish fighters are terrorists, despite their success fighting against the Islamic State group.

  • 24 Nov 2017

    Several major brands have suspended their advertising on YouTube and its parent company Google after adverts appeared on videos where obscene comments had been posted. Companies like Mars, Lidl and Adidas said they were shocked and appalled that the adverts were displayed alongside exploitative and inappropriate content. YouTube have admitted they need to do more.…

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Should polystyrene takeaway boxes and other single-use plastic packaging be taxed? Charging people for using plastic bags has already dramatically slashed the number of those we throw away. In Wednesday’s budget the government says it will gather evidence on how more taxes could further reduce the amount we waste – saying we could fill a thousand…

  • 27 Oct 2017

    How did the crisis reach the point where Catalan leaders declared they had “no other option” but to push ahead with independence. Catalonia is one of the richest regions in Spain and already has plenty of autonomy.

  • 24 Sep 2017

    Channel 4 News has obtained new footage from the jungle on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. It shows hundreds possibly thousands more still making the desperate journey to safety.

  • 25 Aug 2017

    Police say they’re carrying out an investigation “of scale and significance” into allegations first raised on this programme about the Conservative Party’s use of a call centre in Wales during this year’s general election. Secret footage obtained by Channel 4 News suggested the party could have breached election and data protection laws. The Information Commissioner…

  • 23 Aug 2017

    Police in Denmark say DNA testing has confirmed that a headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen is that of the missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Ms Wall was last seen alive on a mini-submarine belonging to Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been arrested on suspicion of killing her.

  • 14 Aug 2017

    It was to have been a leafy vista spanning the river Thames. But the garden bridge has finally been scrapped after the Trust behind the scheme said it couldn’t go ahead without public cash. It blamed the London Mayor Sadiq Khan for failing to support it, but he hit back saying Londoners should be “very…

  • 10 Aug 2017

    Residents of tower blocks on the Ledbury Housing Estate in South London have been informed their gas supplies will be turned off over fears about the safety. Elsewhere, investigations continue into the cladding system used on Grenfell Tower. Last month, this programme revealed that the government hadn’t ordered testing of a third type of foam…