Paul McNamara , Reporter

  • 20 Jun 2018

    It appears to have started in the late 1980s: a loose regime of medics and nurses habitually dosing mainly elderly patients with opioids, the innocuous instruction on their notes: “Please make comfortable.” At least 456 patients died prematurely, and because records are incomplete, the true number may have been over 600. It happened at Gosport…

  • 18 Jun 2018

    When it comes to public opinion, do voters accept that there is a £20 billion Brexit dividend to spend on the NHS? And separately, will they accept the need for tax rises without punishing the government? We went to Romford in Essex, which voted predominantly to leave the EU, to find out.

  • 16 Jun 2018

    A 12-year-old boy with severe epilepsy can now be treated with medicinal cannabis oil – after the Home Secretary used special powers to grant a licence. Charlotte Caldwell said they had ‘achieved the impossible’ after Billy’s six month supply was returned by customs officials who’d seized it at Heathrow. Paul McNamara reports.

  • 11 Jun 2018

    The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the charities it supports. The trust…

  • 5 Jun 2018

    The Director of Public Prosecutions says she will apologise over failures in 47 cases of rape or serious sexual assault where crucial evidence was not shared with defence lawyers. The mistakes were identified in a national review into thousands of cases launched earlier this year after a string of rape cases collapsed because of issues…

  • 2 Jun 2018

    President Trump has fired the opening salvoes in a trade war, but the European Union hasn’t quite returned fire yet. While retaliatory tariffs have been proposed, but not so far imposed, the EU Trade Commissioner had firm words, calling the US levies on European steel and aluminium “protectionist” and “illegal”. She wasn’t alone… France’s President Macron…

  • 29 May 2018

    Three men face jail after they admitted selling a potentially lethal painkiller over the dark web. Leeds Crown Court heard that the gang sold the drug fentanyl to customers throughout the UK and abroad, even though they knew how lethal it was. It’s said to be a hundred times more potent than morphine and the…

  • 24 May 2018

    Now to the latest report in our series of investigations into the number of homeless people dying on the streets. Together with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism we have been trying to put figures on the numbers who die and find out why they died. Tonight we can reveal that there are almost no formal…

  • 17 May 2018

    The decision not to call for a ban on inflammable cladding by the author of a review into the Grenfell Tower fire unleashed a chorus of criticism from across the political spectrum. Within hours of the  review being made public, the government had announced it would consult on a ban, prompting Grenfell survivors to ask why…

  • 6 May 2018

    An “historic regret”. That, according to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, would be the consequence if America pulls out of the nuclear deal. But the Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu deployed the exact same rhetoric used by Donald Trump – calling the 2015 agreement a “horrible deal”. It’s that kind of international intransigence Boris Johnson is attempting…

  • 5 May 2018

    It’s a long-awaited rematch after an eventful first encounter between boxers David Haye and Tony Bellew a year ago. Bellew caused a massive upset when he defeated former world heavyweight champion David Haye. And the pair have been trading verbal blows before tonight’s bout. But when Paul McNamara went to meet Haye at his gym…

  • 2 May 2018

    It’s one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, but could it finally be coming to an end?

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine. The judge told him it had been a “cynical murder” of a journalist who’d been carrying out her duties, finding him guilty of premeditated murder and sexual assault. Ms Wall’s dismembered remains…

  • 23 Apr 2018

    The Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned after days of anti-government protests. The suprise move sent people pouring out on to the streets of the capital Yerevan, many cheering and embracing each other in celebration. The protesters had accused him of trying to extend his grip on power under new laws which would have…

  • 22 Apr 2018

    The leader of Armenia’s anti-government protests has been detained by police – after Prime Minister Serge Sarkisian walked out of a televised meeting with him, accusing Nikol Pashinyan of blackmail. It follows days of mass demonstrations which have swept the country… calling on Mr Sarkisian to resign for trying to maintain his grip on power.…