Paul McNamara , Reporter

  • 15 Feb 2019

    If you’re a business wanting to ship your goods to Japan before the Brexit deadline, you’ve missed the boat – literally.

  • 13 Feb 2019

    Rank and file police officers in England and Wales say that rising workloads and shrinking budgets mean they are increasingly being obliged to work alone, putting themselves and the public at potential risk. And nearly two thirds of officers surveyed said they had suffered a traumatic experience in the last 12 months.

  • 4 Feb 2019

    A body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson, on the sea bed off Guernsey.

  • 3 Feb 2019

    Another day of Brexit back and forth, more talk from all sides. But only one clear fact – and it was Japanese car maker Nissan confirming that Brexit uncertainty has played a part in its decision to move production of one new vehicle back home.

  • 2 Feb 2019

    Russia has suspended its involvement in a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty, amid fears of a new arms race. The move was in response to the United States’ announcement yesterday that they were pulling out of the same treaty, claiming Russia has repeatedly violated its terms. Moscow strongly denies that, but President Putin today said…

  • 25 Jan 2019

    It was number one for four weeks, making ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ the Boomtown Rats’ best-known hit, back in 1979. The track was always credited to the band’s frontman Sir Bob Geldof. But the man who played the famous piano intro, the Rats’ pianist John Moylett, better known as Johnnie Fingers, claims he co-wrote the music and some…

  • 7 Jan 2019

    Could we be seeing a U-turn on President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the fight against Islamic State forces in Syria? The White House’s most senior security adviser John Bolton certainly appeared to apply the brakes by saying that Turkey has to first give assurances not to turn on Kurdish forces who have fought with the US military…

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Former soldiers are finding creative ways to cope with their mental illness. An exhibition by the organisation Style for Soldiers has been showcasing artworks by medically discharged servicemen suffering from PTSD and brain injuries. Their work often reveals the impact of the ‘invisible wounds’ left by war.

  • 31 Dec 2018

    Two children including a 10-year-old girl are among a group of migrants who’ve been detained after landing on a beach in Kent. It’s thought the group, all Iranians – arrived in a black dinghy in Greatstone just after eight o’clock this morning. The Home Secretary has flown back from his holiday to deal with the…

  • 21 Dec 2018

    Flights are back on again tonight after another day of uncertainty and chaos at Gatwick Airport. The runway re-opened this morning after 36 hours of closure caused by drone disruption, then late this afternoon flights were suspended again for around an hour after a drone was spotted. Police have described it as “really high-end criminal behaviour”,…

  • 20 Dec 2018

    The scale of homeless deaths across England and Wales has been described as a “national tragedy”, after new figures showed the number has soared by almost a quarter over the last five years.

  • 10 Dec 2018

    A man has been described as ”evil personified”, after being found guilty of murdering two young girls in a Brighton woodland in 1986.

  • 8 Dec 2018

    France has seen yet another day of anti-government violence and there have been more than 500 arrests. For a fourth weekend in a row, thousands of protesters descended on the capital. Ministers have now claimed that their movement has been taken over by violent infiltrators and today protesters were confronted by thousands of riot police.

  • 7 Dec 2018

    France is bracing itself for what’s being called a “day of rage” tomorrow. Already dozens of tax offices across the country have been attacked and mass protests are planned in Paris and other cities.

  • 2 Dec 2018

    The shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, says the Labour Party would try to force a no confidence vote and a general election, if MPs vote against Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal.