Jenny Longden

  • 27 Aug 2018

    People from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds are still under-represented in most mainstream children’s books, according to a study by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    Britain’s heatwave, the most protracted since 1976, is over – for now at least. There’s been glorious sunshine and unbearable heat throughout the last few weeks, but now rain is falling over a large part of the country and normal summer service, including travel disruption, has been resumed. It’s not just Britain that’s been affected…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    The sweltering weather continued today and it’s going to get even hotter by Friday, with soaring temperatures likely to cause thunderstorms over the eastern part of the country. As the school holidays start, many families are heading outside to enjoy the warmth, but for the elderly and vulnerable it can be a different story, with…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire was today warned against confirming the stereotypes around social housing. Speaking for a group of the bereaved and survivors, Leslie Thomas QC said the idea that residents deserved less because they lived in social housing “needs to be debunked”. But the day started with a plea from the…

  • 28 May 2018

    Police have arrested three men on suspicion of supplying class A drugsĀ  after a teenage girl and a young man died at a music festival in Portsmouth. Georgia Jones, who was 18, and 20-year-old Tommy Cowan died after they were taken to hospital on Saturday night. Georgia’s mother, Janine Milburn, described her daughter as “full…

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Representatives of the UN Security Council have been told by Rohingya refugees to demand that they are given citizenship in their native Myanmar and allowed to return following ethnic violence.

  • 15 Apr 2018

    A new anti-Brexit group is to campaign for the public, not just parliament, to be given a vote on the final deal negotiated between the Government and the European Union. Known as the People’s Vote, the group aims to unite all of the anti-Brexit groups. Jenny Longden went to their launch event earlier today.