Paul McNamara , Reporter

  • Published on 30 Aug 2017 Sections

    A new development tonight in the case of little girl whose foster care arrangements have made headlines for days: A family court judge has just taken the highly unusual step of publishing her judgement because of concerns about the way the media has reported the case.

  • Published on 24 Aug 2017 Sections

    It’s been dubbed the ‘Brexodus’ – thousands of EU nationals have left the UK since last year’s referendum. But that’s not the only reason that net migration into the country has fallen to its lowest level for three years. Figures based on actual exit checks show that contrary to previous estimates – tens of thousands…

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    The Prime Minister is quite clear. After Brexit the UK will be “leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice”. But that’s not stopped critics claiming that her Government has rowed back on “taking back control” of the legal process. Indeed the latest, and one of the most significant, position papers it has yet…

  • Published on 21 Aug 2017 Sections

    Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. It’s not tolling again for four years. Big Ben fell silent today at noon so workers can carry out vital maintenance work, to the huge chagrin of a group of traditionalist MPs who called it a “desperately sad” moment. It’s almost as if the chimes had become…

  • Published on 9 Aug 2017 Sections

    Its almost two months since the Grenfell fire but many of those who survived are still living in temporary accommodation both out of choice and because of a dire shortage of social housing in Kensington. There is one development where many of the former Grenfell residents are due to be rehoused. Channel 4 News has…

  • Published on 26 Jul 2017

    Around 12,000 people on the south-east coast of France have had to abandon their homes and hotels to escape wildfires. The alarm was raised in the middle of last night, and many holidaymakers and locals were forced to sleep on the beach. Wildfires are also raging in parts of southern Italy, Portugal and Albania, fanned…

  • Published on 3 Jul 2017 Sections

    Not simply a story of systemic failures past, abuse inside Jersey’s care system could still be happening today. A long-awaited report into hundreds of shocking claims of abuse and mistreatment has found that, for decades, children were left powerless, “effectively abandoned in the care system”. It branded the authorities an “ineffectual and neglectful substitute parent”…

  • Published on 30 Jun 2017

    A coroner has declared that the deaths of seven men, including five young friends who all drowned on a south coast beach last summer, was through misadventure. Two men died at Camber Sands near Rye last July, after one of them got into difficulty. The others drowned at the same beach a month later, during…

  • Published on 16 Jun 2017

    A group of protesters earlier forced their way into Kensington and Chelsea town hall with a list of demands. Many are now on their way back to the area around Grenfell tower.

  • Published on 14 Jun 2017 Sections

    The Prime Minister has said she’s deeply saddened by the loss of life and will convene a cross-government meeting to discuss the fire this afternoon. We are joined now from the police cordon in West London by our reporter, Paul McNamara.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The day began with former Chancellor George Osborne describing Theresa May as a “dead woman walking” and her Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon denying the controversial floated deal with the DUP was a formal coalition. It ended with the Prime Minister’s reshuffle of her cabinet and more questions about where this political impasse is headed.

  • Published on 10 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    They were her most trusted advisors. Indeed it’s said apart from her husband, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, were the only people she listened to. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a “toxic and bullying” environment at Downing Street. Now they are gone, blamed for the disastrous election campaign, their scalps the…

  • Published on 9 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May’s attempt to take advantage of Labour’s weakness in the opinion polls has sensationally backfired.

  • Published on 8 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Voters across the country have been casting their ballots in today’s General Election – with party leaders hoping for a large turnout.

  • Published on 5 Jun 2017

    Among the ordinary heroes of Saturday night were two Romanian bakers who were on the night shift at the Bread Ahead bakery on the edge of Borough Market. Florin Moriaru and his colleague Tassa rushed to help fleeing members of the public, hitting one of the attackers with a large plastic bread basket in an…