Jane Dodge

  • 13 Jan 2018

    Centrist Labour MPs have called on their leader to harden his support for keeping close ties with Europe. MPs meeting at the Fabian Society conference said Jeremy Corbyn should back Britain staying in the single market. Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn could be about to tighten his grip on his party’s machine if his allies win key…

  • 19 Dec 2017

    Police have arrested four men at raids in two counties on suspicion of terror offences. The raids took place in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire in the early hours of this morning. The army’s bomb disposal squad was called to one of the properties in Chesterfield.

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Are you sitting comfortably? Maybe you shouldn’t be. For this book of fairy tales challenges every stereotype of young girls as little princesses dressed in pink. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is a book meant to inspire and empower, with profiles of a hundred extraordinary women across history from Cleopatra to Malala. The authors were…

  • 17 Dec 2017

    Six people have died in a multiple vehicle crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police are now appealing for witnesses as they work to understand what caused the collision.

  • 4 Dec 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of children and older people have been plunged into poverty in the past four years. That’s according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, who found almost 400,000 more children, and 300,000 more pensioners, were living in relative poverty, unable to afford what the average person can. That’s the first sustained increases for 20 years. But…

  • 1 Dec 2017

    Britain’s newest royal couple had their first official joint engagement today. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were cheered by excited crowds on a visit to Nottingham, very much focused around the city’s diversity. So now that Ms Markle is to become the first mixed-race royal, do young people see her as an inspirational role model?

  • 26 Nov 2017

    International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says there will be no final decision on the future of the Irish border after Brexit until there’s a trade deal between Britain and the EU. But Ireland’s minister for Europe tells Channel 4 News the Irish government will veto trade talks unless it wins guarantees on the border issue.

  • 25 Nov 2017

    Egyptian officials say 27 children were among those killed at a mosque in the northern Sinai peninsula. Egypt says its warplanes struck vehicles used by the attackers.

  • 17 Nov 2017

    A system intent on “breaking” rather than “rehabilitating” the children in its care. That’s the damning conclusion of a report published today into youth detention centres in the north of Australia. It found widespread mistreatment by some staff – including the use of spit hoods, tear gas and solitary confinement – and called for the…

  • 16 Nov 2017

    Police have put the final death toll of the Grenfell Tower fire at 71, as they now believe they have recovered the last of the bodies. A still born baby boy was the youngest victim of the fire.

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Theresa May is calling for a Commons review into how the culture at Westminster can change. One of her ministers has admitted asking his secretary to buy sex toys – the Cabinet Office will investigate whether international trade minister broke official rules.

  • 28 Oct 2017

    The environment secretary Michael Gove has apologised after he made a joke about Harvey Weinstein on Radio 4’s Today Show. Mr Gove, who was roundly criticised by fellow MPs – claimed it had been a “clumsy attempt at humour”. Meanwhile, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the allegations of sexual harrassment in Westminster – saying…

  • 27 Oct 2017

    Fifty years to the day since the landmark abortion act made it legal in England, Scotland and Wales, a woman’s right to choose remains a political battleground, from legal challenges about protests in London to a hotly contested vote in the Irish Republic.  And for the women who had illegal abortions around the time the act came into force, their…

  • 20 Oct 2017

    Nicola Yankee, from Nottingham, moved to the Caribbean island of Dominica nine years ago, only to see her home ruined when Hurricane Maria struck last month. She says she was told to leave the island by the authorities on the ground, but on her return with her young son, she found she was unable to claim benefits or get access…

  • 14 Oct 2017

    Key US allies, including Britain, have split with Donald Trump over his plans to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.