Jane Dodge

  • 18 May 2018

    There’s an international relief effort under way to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three experts from the UK are among those being deployed, with 45 people believed to have been infected by the disease. Some 25 people have died, but the World Health Organisation has said the…

  • 11 May 2018

    Controversial Conservative manifesto plans to expand grammar schools were quickly dropped after the last election. But now the government has found an extra £50m to enable grammar schools in England to fund places for disadvantaged children.

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd’s denials over removal targets are thrown into question by a letter she wrote to Theresa May, last year. And we speak to Edmond Graham who came to the UK from the Jamaica – he lost his job and his home while fighting threats of deportation.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Senior Conservatives have been rushing to Amber Rudd’s defence after she faced fresh calls to resign over the Windrush controversy. The Home Secretary was again forced to apologise last night after it emerged her office had been sent a document detailing targets to remove illegal immigrants.

  • 19 Apr 2018

    The chair of Save the Children Sir Alan Parker has announced he is resigning. The charity issued a statement thanking him for his decade of service but acknowledging that “allegations of misconduct have cast a cloud over the lifesaving work we do for children every day.” Jane Dodge has more.

  • 2 Apr 2018

    The anti apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died after a long illness at the age of 81 surrounded by her family. They said she had dedicated most of her life to the cause of the people, especially South Africa’s poor and dispossessed.

  • 1 Apr 2018

    Fighters have begun leaving the last rebel held town in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, where a hundred thousand civilians remain trapped. Talks are still going on to lift the siege around Douma, which is encircled by Syrian government forces and has been a center of resistance against Assad’s regime since the uprising began.

  • 31 Mar 2018

    Relatives of western hostages murdered by Islamic State extremists in Syria have reacted furiously after two Britons accused of being members of the cell claimed they wouldn’t get a fair trial tried for their “horrific crimes”. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, were captured by Kurdish fighters in January and claim they are…

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Islamist terror returned to France today as a gunman was shot dead after taking hostages at a supermarket. He killed three people in separate incidents starting in Carcassonne and ending at the store in Trebes. Police said the man claimed to be a supporter of Islamic State and had demanded the release of the sole…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    It doesn’t have to be international Women’s Day for the gender pay gap to be a talking point these days. We’re just weeks away from all companies with more than 250 staff having to declare what their pay gap is between male and female staff. Many of those who’ve done it already have come in…

  • 2 Mar 2018

    Scientists have discovered that diabetes is actually five separate conditions, and each could be treated differently. It’s traditionally been split into type one and type two, but researchers who studied almost 15,000 patients now think it’s much more complicated than that.

  • 1 Mar 2018

    “You are failing to help us help civilians in Syria” – the words of the UN today as it said a Russian plan for a five hour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded urgently if aid is to reach the residents inside the enclave or civilians to be evacuated. Hundreds of…

  • 13 Feb 2018

    The trial of a Palestinian teenager who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier and lunging at another has begun behind closed doors at an Israeli military court. 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi gained worldwide attention after video footage of the incident was shared on social media, becoming a symbolic case in the battle for public opinion in…

  • 12 Feb 2018

    Thousands of passengers had their flights and trains cancelled today – after a 500kg world war two bomb was found in the river Thames. London City airport was forced to close and families living within an exclusion zone have been evacuated from their homes as experts from the Royal Navy and police try to remove…

  • 4 Feb 2018

    The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has hit back at Conservative Brexiteers saying she had a “surprise” for them – claiming ministers were more united than critics realised. But Eurosceptics are warning that any deal which keeps Britian inside a customs union would be unacceptable.