Jane Deith

  • 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…

  • 1 Mar 2018

    A red weather warning, meaning a risk to life, has now been applied to the South and West of England and parts of Wales. Storm Emma has rolled in, adding strong winds to the snow and below-freezing temperatures. But while cities like Bristol are laying on hundreds of extra beds for rough sleepers, smaller towns…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Five people have been killed in an explosion at a shop in Leicester. Rescue teams found their bodies in the rubble of the collapsed building in Hinckley Road. Another five people are in hospital and one of them is in a critical condition.  

  • 22 Feb 2018

    University lecturers are manning the picket lines as they begin their most severe strike to date over changes to their pensions. Unions say the downgrade will leave the average lecturer £10,000 a year worse off in retirement. Around a million students will be affected by the walkout – but polls show a majority support their…

  • 20 Feb 2018

    The independent police investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham has found at least 100 more potential victims. The National Crime Agency began the huge investigation following a report by Professor Alexis Jay in 2014, which identified an estimated 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013. Today the NCA revealed the number is more…

  • 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”…