Paul McNamara , Reporter

  • 19 Sep 2018

    The man who killed five people in the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in March last year had told his children he had dreamt he was “going to die fighting for God”.

  • 4 Sep 2018

    The Samaritans said that reducing the stigma around mental health and encouraging men to come forward and seek help had been beneficial – although they stressed that every death was still one too many.

  • 2 Sep 2018

    Our past history forces us to resolutely defend democracy, the German foreign minister declared, as anti-immigration protesters marched through the streets of Chemnitz following a week of violence.

  • 1 Sep 2018

    A series of far right groups are staging protests tonight in the eastern German town of Chemnitz.

  • 31 Aug 2018

    There is uncertainty and fear on both sides, the mayor of Chemnitz has admitted, as the eastern German city remains on edge following a wave of racist violence.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    France is ready to deploy extra police boats to its coastline in an effort to prevent any more clashes between French and British fishermen over scallops. 

  • 22 Aug 2018

    Tenants on housing benefits are being turned away by letting agents, according to an undercover investigation, which has found six letting agents have refused to let properties to people on benefits, even if they could afford the rent. Shelter and the National Housing Federation investigated 149 branches around the country, calling out major letting chains for…

  • 10 Aug 2018

    In December, we met Jayne Simpson in Stafford – where a local charity was trying to help rough sleepers through the harsh winter. Despite their best efforts, she was found dead in a doorway in the town centre several months later.

  • 6 Aug 2018

    It’s been reported that the government is putting in an extradition request to Moscow for two Russian nationals suspected of the Salisbury Novichok poisoning. The move is likely to put further strain on Russian-UK relations which have been difficult ever since the attack in March.

  • 2 Aug 2018

    In London, a 23 year old man has been stabbed to death bringing the number of murders in the capital so far this year to 85. Siddique Kamara who was active in the drill music scene where he was known as “Incognito” and “SK” died yesterday evening. Earlier this year he himself was cleared at…

  • 1 Aug 2018

    Tommy Robinson, the far right activist has been released from prison on bail – after winning a contempt of court appeal. He’ll now face a fresh hearing over an allegation that he committed the offence by using social media to broadcast from outside a trial. The court of appeal said there had been procedural flaws…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Radio presenters have a sad and difficult history of mispronouncing his name. But today it was Jeremy Hunt’s own turn to struggle with identifying someone correctly. While on an official visit to China, the foreign secretary mistakenly told his hosts mistakenly that his wife was “Japanese” – when she is, in fact, Chinese. Paul McNamara…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    Ministers are consulting on new measures to tackle the intimidation of  election candidates – in person or online, including a new law which could see anyone convicted barred from holding public office themselves. It follows a report which found social media was “the most significant factor” driving harassment or abuse. The government is also looking into tougher  measures to…

  • 28 Jul 2018

    Revelations about the extent of Russian interference in foreign elections – including hacking and  spreading disinformation – are just the tip of the iceberg, MPs have warned The digital, culture, media and sport committee said the country was facing a “democratic crisis” because fake news and manipulated data were becoming so pervasive. The MPs want tougher…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    A coroner has ruled that a young soldier fatally shot himself at Deepcut barracks, shortly after he was told he’d be discharged. Private Sean Benton was found with five bullet wounds in his chest at the Surrey barracks in 1995, the first of four soldiers to have died there amid widespread claims of sustained bullying…