Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989.
Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama's inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti.
His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).
The newly-elected Labour MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad, who is a member of the London Fire Authority, says people affected by the Grenfell Tower blaze have been let down by their local authority.
Resident Tiago Alves lived on the 13th floor with his sister, mum and dad, who are all okay. He describes how he and sister were woken by their dad after fire broke out. Danny Vance, who is pastor of the Notting Hill Community Church, says the public response has been overwhelming.
MOBO award-winning musician and writer Akala and local resident Joe Delaney give their response to the fire at a west London tower block.
Local residents have said that they had reported safety concerns, despite a recent multi-million pound refurbishment of the block. We were joined by the leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, Nick Paget-Brown.
Throughout the morning, eye-witness testimony has been emerging from those who escaped from the fire. Here are a few of those we have been hearing from – and be warned, some of their stories are upsetting.
Eline Van der Velden, from the Netherlands, and Sean Collins, from Canada, give their reaction to what is happening in British politics.
Former Conservative co-chairman Grant Shapps says the “miserable” Tory manifesto failed to offer anything to supporters or the country, while the party’s long-term care policy “bombed on the doorsteps”.
Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Fein MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, says the British Government cannot be neutral in Northern Ireland if it strikes a deal with the DUP. Jo Swinson, re-elected as the Lib Dem MP for East Dunbartonshire after having lost her previous seat in 2015, says the basis of the deal should be…
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer says Theresa May wanted a mandate for an “extreme version of Brexit” but didn’t get it in last week’s election. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg denies the Tories’ failure to win an overall majority was a shambles, saying it was “a difficulty internally” for the party.
Kirstie Allsopp, TV presenter and Conservative supporter, says £130m was spent on the election, which ended up with Theresa May “in bed” with the Democratic Unionists, which was “shameful”. Jon McClure, lead singer of the band Reverend and the Makers and a Corbyn supporter, says when he had the Labour leader on stage there were…
The Conservative MP and former minister Anna Soubry says Theresa May should “consider her position” after “a very, very bad set of results” and a “dreadful campaign” – while her closest aides should be sacked. Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner says the Prime Minister has to take on board that the majority of the…
It has been twenty years since the Indian writer Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for her debut novel “The God of Small Things”.
Speaking on the eve of the election, Prime Minister Theresa May tells Jon Snow she will be “difficult” and “stand up for Britain” in the Brexit negotiations. On criticism of her so-called “dementia tax”, she says she was right to be open about the “challenges” Britain faces from an ageing society. She adds that when…
Speaking on the eve of the election, Prime Minister Theresa May tells Jon Snow she will be “difficult” and “stand up for Britain” in the Brexit negotiations.
Election issues are debated by one of Scotland’s most eminent cultural figures, the crime writer and independence campaigner Val McDermid, and the new Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Barney Crockett, who’s also the former Labour leader of Aberdeen City Council and opposes independence.