Jane Dodge

  • 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.

  • 3 Feb 2018

    Italian police have arrested a man after six African migrants were wounded during a two hour shooting spree in the city of Macerata. According to local reports, the suspect ran as a candidate for the anti-immigrant Northern League in elections last year.

  • 20 Jan 2018

    The chance of getting rape convictions in genuine cases could be at risk after the collapse of several high profile trials, according to the former Lord Chief Justice. Surrey Police has become the second force to announce a review of all its cases – after charges against a 19 year old man were dropped days…

  • 19 Jan 2018

    Cockroaches, rats, pools of urine and blocked toilets. The “squalor” at Liverpool Prison is bad enough, but Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons has branded it the worst in the country. There have been six suicides at Liverpool Prison since 2015. Violence among inmates and against prison officers is rife. In the six months leading up…

  • 14 Jan 2018

    The Government has said it will do all it can to keep the “black cab rapist” John Worboys behind bars. Victims and campaigners have welcomed the announcement that there could be a judicial review into the parole board’s decision to free the prolific sex attacker. Warboys was jailed in 2009 for attacks on 12 women…

  • 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…