Jane Dodge

  • 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.

  • 6 Oct 2017

    It “shames our generation”. That’s how Environment Secretary Michael Gove described the killing of elephants for ivory, as he announced plans for a near total ban on trade in ivory in the UK. The government insists the plans are driven by concern for elephants, but it could also be a big vote winner. Research shows…

  • 28 Aug 2017

    The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned the British Government that it needs to take withdrawal talks seriously. Mr Barnier said he was “concerned” about British ambiguity regarding key positions like the Brexit divorce bill. But the Brexit Secretary David Davis insisted the British position in the third round of talks in Brussels were…

  • 27 Aug 2017

    In a dramatic shift in policy, Labour says it would keep Britain inside the single market and customs union for a transitional period. They said the Government’s plan to take the UK straight out of the arrangements for the moment Brexit happens would be ‘highly risky’.

  • 26 Aug 2017

    Six men and two women have died after two lorries collided with a minibus on the M1 near Newport Pagnell in the early hours of the morning. Three others, including a five-year-old child are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  • 25 Aug 2017

    They’re not quite as driverless as you might think, but the Government is spending £8m to test out convoys of ‘self-driving’ lorries on British roads by the end of next year. The lead vehicle will control things like acceleration and braking, and there’ll still be a driver in the cab to operate the steering. Ministers…

  • 30 Jul 2017

    US President Donald Trump says he is “very disappointed” with China, claiming they are doing nothing to stop North Korea’s weapons programme.

  • 29 Jul 2017

    Reince Priebus leaves the White House after the shortest ever term for a presidential Chief of Staff. Priebus said “the president wanted to go in a different direction”.

  • 25 Jul 2017

    New plans to ban the sale of new-build homes in England under leasehold have been unveiled, as the government called it a sign of the “broken housing market”. Buyers have been caught in spiralling costs and fees, which can make homes virtually impossible to sell.

  • 9 Jul 2017

    Huge crowds have packed central Istanbul at a mass rally in Istanbul to protest against President Erdogan’s rule. Tens of thousands of people joined the demonstration opposing the government crackdown which followed a failed military coup last July

  • 8 Jul 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn has told cheering crowds at the Durham Miners’ Gala that he would challenge the “economic orthodoxy” of austerity – and take on Donald Trump over climate change – if he was in Number 10.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    After months of delays, an evacuation deal between the Syrian regime and the rebel opposition to swap residents of four besieged villages is underway.