Jane Dodge

  • 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.

  • 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.