Paul McNamara is the Business and Global Trade Correspondent for Channel 4 News, reporting on the UK’s changing relationship with the world.
Paul joined the Channel 4 News Investigations Team in 2015 and reported on the biggest stories in the UK. He has covered three General Elections for the programme, the last as Political Correspondent.
Prior to Channel 4 News Paul was the co-founder of a production company and news agency providing investigations for Channel 4 Dispatches, BBC Panorama, and every newspaper on Fleet Street.
His career started at The Bedford Times and Citizen, before joining national newspapers to cover defence and the war in Afghanistan extensively.
There is no need to panic buy petrol – that was the message from the government this morning.
Another two energy firms have collapsed and a third is on the brink. Avro Energy and Green Supplier Limited have ceased trading and the future of Igloo is reported to be hanging in the balance.
After crisis talks, the government has reached a deal with an American company to supply CO2 gas to food and drink companies.
There are signs of hope of a post- pandemic bounceback. But it’s not been without challenges – will today’s inflation hike be another one? It comes as the government presses ahead with its plan to end the £20 a week uplift to universal credit for millions. That’s money out of individuals’ pockets, of course, but…
There has been some very good news out today about the UK’s jobs market, with the number of people in work rebounding to pre-pandemic levels.
After much debate among scientists and politicians, not to mention within families, it’s now official – healthy kids aged between 12 to 15 will be offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Boris Johnson has paid tribute to what he described as the biggest and fastest emergency evacuation in recent history. But he admitted more than 300 Afghans eligible for the UK’s resettlement scheme remain stranded in Afghanistan.
Terrified crowds are still massed at Kabul airport despite yesterday’s carnage, while Boris Johnson confirmed that two British adults and a teenager were among the dead.
As the deadline approaches, the British government said they will use “every hour” left to evacuate as many people out of Afghanistan as possible.
McDonald’s has run out of milkshakes and bottled drinks in all of its British restaurants.
The prime minister will take part in a virtual meeting of the G7 leaders tomorrow to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan.
Boris Johnson has insisted he has full confidence in his Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab after it emerged that no-one in the government made a crucial phone call to speed up the evacuation of Afghan interpreters as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
Regimental Sergeant Major Darren Chant was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving three children behind.
All the Afghan, British and American lives lost and the decades spent bogged down in the conflict.
A British embassy staffer has appeared in court in Berlin, accused of selling secret papers to a Russian spy.