Jane Deith

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached between 1979 and 1991. Half of the term will be served in custody, with the rest on licence, with an additional licence period of one year. The judge labelled him “the devil incarnate”…

  • 10 Feb 2018

    The Shadow Chancellor says the Labour Party’s promise to bring services such as water and rail into public ownership would be ‘cost free’ as the price for borrowing to buy them back would be covered by the profits. At a conference today in London John McDonnell called for essential services to be put “irreversibly in…

  • 20 Jan 2018

    Troops are going out onto the streets in a crackdown on violent crime. A state of emergency was declared in St James on the north of the island on Thursday, where the authorities say there’s been a surge in gang-related killings and violence. The British foreign office said holidaymakers should be careful travelling around the…

  • 17 Jan 2018

    A group of women has gone to the High Court to fight for the right not to have to reveal to potential employers their past convictions for prostitution. They argue the law, which says they must disclose their convictions, discriminates against them as women and violates their human rights. All three claimants were convicted as…

  • 12 Jan 2018

    BBC managers are said to be “deeply unimpressed” over a recording of the Radio 4 Today show host John Humphrys joking about the gender pay gap. A leaked transcript of an off-air conversation between the presenter and BBC correspondent Jon Sopel appears to show Mr Humphrys making light of former China editor Carrie Gracie’s resignation…

  • 8 Jan 2018

    Not just reading the headlines but making them too: one of the BBC’s leading journalists has resigned her post as China editor, saying she couldn’t knowingly collude in what she considered “unlawful pay discrimination”. Carrie Gracie’s very public stand over pay inequality has won her the support of many colleagues, who said they knew of…

  • 6 Jan 2018

    Faecal microbiota transplants, or FMT, are being given to people with c-diff infections when antibiotics have failed. Now this treatment is being regulated as a ‘medicine’ by the government.

  • 5 Jan 2018

    One of the two killers of the toddler James Bulger has been charged over indecent images of children and will stand trial in secret. Jon Venables served eight years for killing the two-year-old James in Liverpool in 1993.

  • 3 Jan 2018

    Staff on the NHS front line have gone public with their stress and frustration at the state of A&E departments across the country. And the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today apologised to patients in England whose operations or appointments have been cancelled in a bid to ease pressure on beds.

  • 2 Jan 2018

    Hundreds of Hollywood writers, directors and actresses have launched a fighting fund to help American women sexually harassed at work take legal action. The Time’s Up campaign, backed by British stars including Emma Watson and Thandie Newton – is designed to help women in low paid industries who can’t afford to pay for their own…

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Four Britons are feared dead in Australia, after a sea plane crashed north of Sydney. The Foreign Office is in contact with officials in New South Wales, after the aircraft came down in a river.

  • 30 Dec 2017

    There have been anti-government protests in Iran for a third day, in defiance of a much bigger pro-government rally. Economic protests about food prices and unemployment appear to have turned political, with videos showing protesters calling for the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to go.

  • 28 Dec 2017

    The UK is sending doctors and nurses to Bangladesh, to try to save Rohingya Muslim refugees from the spread of a deadly diphtheria outbreak. In the camps sheltering people who’ve fled violence in Myanmar, there are around 160 new cases of the bacterial infection every day. The British team will treat those who’ve caught the…

  • 23 Dec 2017

    More than nine thousand people won’t be ‘going home for Christmas’. Instead they’ll be waking up in cars and tents, or on buses and trains. The figure comes from the homeless charity Crisis, which says many people miss out on help because they are not spotted sleeping on the streets. Jane Deith has been to…

  • 21 Dec 2017

    By an overwhelming majority of 128-9, the United Nations General assembly has declared America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “null and void”. Dozens of countries abstained but it’s unclear how many were deterred by President Trump’s threat to cut off funding to states which opposed his declaration. And the United…