George Osborne’s headline figure is that the Lloyds share sale has “raised” £3.2bn. But how much of that is profit and has he factored in borrowing costs? FactCheck digs out its calculator.
There is no doubt that A&E departments are under pressure, but are they shouldering GPs’ work as Jeremy Hunt claims? FactCheck dons its white coat.
Yvette Cooper has attacked the government’s record on domestic violence – claiming that it is “failing badly”. Is she being fair to the boys in blue?
Has the government’s revolutionary free schools movement failed by opening schools where there is already a surplus of places? FactCheck swots up on the facts.
How much has Britain’s global position changed since Tony Blair led us into the Iraq War in 2003? FactCheck compares Britain to the other UN Security Council members.
As GCSE results roll in, 16-17 year old school leavers face a daunting unemployment rate of 40 per cent. Channel 4 News looks at their options.
Unison claims the closure of public loos could be infringing our rights. FactCheck takes a leak.
Lads’ magazines Nuts, Zoo and Front agree to tone down their covers after pressure from supermarket giant Tesco.
As Nuts magazine hits back at the Co-operative’s “ultimatum” to give lads’ magazines six weeks to cover up or else be taken off the shelves, Channel 4 News asks if other supermarkets will follow suit.
Parents are in for a “summer of worry”, says Labour, because this September there will be a shortfall of 120,000 primary school places. FactCheck gets out its red pen.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham argues that the drop in nurse numbers is behind the failings in NHS care. Is he right that numbers are “dangerously low”? FactCheck dons its rubber gloves.
The government has put off introducing plain cigarette packets because it says there’s no evidence of any impact. FactCheck begs to differ.
As two of the world’s fastest sprinters test positive for a banned substance, FactCheck looks at the recent history of doping in sport.
David Cameron claims that Labour is “owned” by the Unions, while Labour argues that the Conservative party is bankrolled by “a few millionaires”. FactCheck gets to the bottom of the row.
In Prime Minister’s Questions today David Cameron and Ed Miliband sparred over cramped primary school places. FactCheck looks at who’s to blame.