Jane Deith

  • Published on 20 Sep 2017 Sections

    England women’s football manager Mark Sampson has been sacked by the FA. He was cleared of recent allegations of racism, but now the Football Association says there was “inappropriate behaviour” in his previous job at Bristol Academy.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    Eighteen members of two notorious crime gangs in Birmingham have become the subjects of the UK’s biggest-ever gang injunction. The men are now forbidden from associating with each other, entering certain areas of the city, or appearing in music videos promoting gang violence for the next two years. Police officers welcomed the civil injunction, which…

  • Published on 22 Aug 2017

    The former British Home Stores owner, Dominic Chappell, is to be prosecuted by the Pensions Regulator accused of failing to comply with the investigation into the firm’s sale. Mr Chappell is accused of failing to hand over information without a reasonable excuse. BHS plunged into administration last year, throwing thousands of jobs into the balance…

  • Published on 20 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

    US-backed Iraqi forces have launched a major operation to retake the city of Tal Afar – one of the last cities still held by the Islamic State group in Iraq. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told IS fighters still in the city west of Mosul – they have a choice – ‘surrender or…

  • Published on 19 Aug 2017 Sections

    The world famous scientist Stephen Hawking says he fears the NHS is being turned into a “US style insurance system”. He accuses the Health Secretary of “cherry picking evidence” to advance his agenda. But Jeremy Hunt says Professor Hawking is wrong.

  • Published on 18 Aug 2017

    The victims came from at least 34 countries, including the UK. As Theresa May confirmed that a small number of Britons had been caught up in the attack, Foreign Office staff have been deployed to help, and are urgently trying to trace a 7-year-old boy, Julian Cadman, who is thought to have dual British and Australian nationality and is apparently missing.

  • Published on 16 Aug 2017 Sections

    At a cost of £3bn, and weighing in at 65,000 tonnes, the UK’s newest and biggest ship has been welcomed into its Portsmouth base.  Theresa May hailed the HMS Queen Elizabeth as a clear signal that Britain would remain a “fully engaged global power”. But critics have raised doubts, including the cost.

  • Published on 11 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    CCTV cameras will be installed in every abattoir in England, under government plans to improve welfare. Animal charities have long campaigned for mandatory cameras, filming undercover footage showing cruelty in some slaughterhouses. But the abattoir industry association says the ‘big brother’ approach could put workers at risk.

  • Published on 10 Aug 2017 Sections

    It’s been described as a national scandal. Last year there were over 9,000 people sleeping rough in Britain – and that number is expected to nearly double within the next decade. Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, warns that more than half a million people will be homeless by 2041 unless government policy is…

  • Published on 8 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    Millions of Kenyans have gone to the polls today to vote for a new president, many lining up before dawn. In this closely fought general election the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing a strong challenge from another son of a political dynasty – Raila Odinga. It was a campaign dominated by issues like corruption,…

  • Published on 5 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    Extreme weather is one of the biggest global threats to human health, scientists have warned.

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections

    In Portugal a light plane has made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon, killing a man and an 8-year-old girl on the sand. Jane Deith reports

  • Published on 1 Aug 2017

    In Turkey 486 people charged with last July’s attempted coup have gone on trial in the capital Ankara. They were brought to the court one by one in front of the TV cameras. Nearly 250 died in the coup attempt, some fifty thousand have been arrested since.

  • Published on 22 Jul 2017 Sections

    The local government association is warning the growth in homelessness is unsustainable – not just for the councils but the families forced to live like this.

  • Published on 21 Jul 2017

    Never have more people contracted cholera in a single year. Aid agencies say around 2,000 people in Yemen have already died in just three months, and there are fears the worst is not yet over. The war-ravaged health system means doctors can’t stop the disease’s spread among nearly 400,000 people already weak from lack of food.