Jane Deith

  • 13 May 2018

    Figures from the world of politics have been paying tribute to former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell who has died, aged 70.

  • 8 May 2018

    Theresa May’s adviser has been tasked with investigating how the former home secretary, Amber Rudd, came to wrongly tell MPs that the government did not have targets for deporting people. Home Office bosses faced a grilling by MPs today and said the information given last month during the Windrush scandal was “regrettably confused”. Meanwhile, the…

  • 2 May 2018

    It’s not just the big cities that suffer from air pollution – new data from the World Health Organisation has revealed that the steel town of Port Talbot is the most polluted place in the country. The WHO has a safety limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre of fine particle emissions. In Port Talbot…

  • 1 May 2018

    Four sleeping children were murdered after the house they were trapped in was torched with petrol bombs, a court has been told. Zak Bolland, 23, is accused of setting fire to the house in Salford after a feud with the victims’ brother. Manchester crown court heard that the former friends had both carried out ‘”tit-for-tat”…

  • 27 Apr 2018

    The Windrush scandal has exposed the impact of an immigration policy apparently fixated on targets rather than individuals themselves, like the hundreds of people who came here from the Caribbean and ended up with jobs in some of Britain’s industrial bedrock. Today in Nottinghamshire a group of former miners, all originally from the Caribbean, held…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The parents of Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal against a ruling stopping them taking their seriously ill son to Italy for treatment. At the Court of Appeal in London, three judges dismissed their challenge after hearing legal arguments this afternoon. Twenty-three-month-old Alfie, who has a neurological condition which has damaged his brain, has…

  • 19 Apr 2018

    As politicians argue over whether landing cards were destroyed and whether a hostile environment to immigrants was created, the question mark over peoples’ Britishness is affecting Caribbean communities across the country. Like Leeds, where there’s a sizeable West Indian population – and where almost everyone has a Windrush connection. Jane Deith reports on the impact the…

  • 13 Apr 2018

    As Theresa May weighs up whether to join any possible western military action against Syria, the British public don’t seem to be rallying behind the idea. Latest polls show just 22% of people would support a missile strike. But what about those who’ve experienced life under the Assad government and others with past experience of…

  • 6 Apr 2018

    Over the last decade the number of students in higher education has risen fast. But the number taking their own lives has risen faster. It’s nearly doubled in ten years, in England and Wales. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants universities to offer students more support. But what can they do?

  • 2 Apr 2018

    Now the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told this programme he accepts there is genuine concern about anti-semitism in the Labour party. However, he insisted he had put processes in place to deal with it immediately. Mr Corbyn also said that a Labour council candidate accused of sharing ‘question the Holocaust’ posts on Facebook had…

  • 30 Mar 2018

    Councils in England will be able to bid for a share of a new £30m fund to tackle rough sleeping – part of a new raft of measures the government claims will “break the homelessness cycle once and for all”. Next week a new law comes into force, requiring councils to try to prevent anyone…

  • 20 Mar 2018

    Exactly 25 years ago today, the Provisional IRA planted two bombs in Warrington, killing two young boys and injuring more than 50 people in a busy shopping area. The attack claimed the lives of 3-year-old Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry, who was 12. The youngest survivor was just 13 days old. Her pram was metres…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Two 18-year-old men have been arrested after a video of racist abuse being shouted at a black woman student was put on social media. Rufaro Chisango, who studies at Nottingham Trent University and says she was the target of the tirade, recorded it on her phone whilst hiding behind the door of her room in…

  • 6 Mar 2018

    How will the machinations in Washington affect the steel industry in Britain?

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Entire train services stopped running. Major stations were closed. Thousands of flights have been cancelled. The advice, say experts, is not to travel at all. Snow, ice and freezing rain are causing yet more misery around the country, while heavy rain and thawing snow have triggered flood alerts for many areas too. Six people have…