Jane Deith

  • 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”…

  • 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.