Jane Deith

  • Published on 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…

  • Published on 17 Jan 2018 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 12 Jan 2018 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 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…

  • Published on 6 Jan 2018 Sections

    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.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections

    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.

  • Published on 3 Jan 2018 Sections

    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.

  • Published on 2 Jan 2018 Sections , ,

    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…

  • Published on 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.

  • Published on 30 Dec 2017 Sections

    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.

  • Published on 28 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    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…

  • Published on 23 Dec 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    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…

  • Published on 16 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    The party of the late Nelson Mandela will elect a new leader to succeed President Zuma – a man facing more than 780 counts of corruption. On the ballot are Mr. Zuma’s ex wife, who is a seasoned minister, and Cyril Ramaphosa, a veteran of the struggle who has become a multi-millionaire lover of fine…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections ,

    Christmas, so the song goes, can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also the loneliest. Now the government has been urged to adopt a national strategy to tackle what’s being called a “loneliness epidemic”. A cross-party commission set up by the MP Jo Cox before she was murdered says that…