Symeon Brown , Reporter

  • 18 Sep 2018

    The increase in teenage knife crime has put Britain’s largest police force under increasing pressure to tackle gang-related violence. One of the systems the Metropolitan Police use is its gangs matrix database, which holds information on thousands of people.

  • 17 Sep 2018

    Fewer courses, less spending on students and reduced teaching hours: the result of a squeeze on spending over the last eight years in school sixth forms and colleges across England.

  • 14 Sep 2018

    He says he’s not defined by a genre, but as one of the original trailblazers of grime, Ghetts has become one of Britain’s most respected rap musicians. We have been to speak to him about his work and how he’s tired of grime and hip-hop being blamed for inciting knife violence.

  • 9 Sep 2018

    A leading opponent of the Filippino president has spent a week holed up inside the Senate building for his own protection, after being threatened with arrest.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    “I am not just asking for change, I am demanding it”. That was what the Home Secretary told tech companies today, adding that if they don’t step up their efforts to tackle online child sexual abuse, the government will be forced to legislate.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    “Incompatible with human rights law”. That’s the judgement of the supreme court in the case of a mother of four who’s been prevented from claiming Widowed Parents Allowance since her partner’s death because they were unmarried.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    Theresa May has used her visit to Nigeria to promise tougher action on trafficking and modern slavery. Yet under the UK’s hostile environment policy on immigration, just 12% of trafficking victims get leave to remain. And Labour said Mrs May’s promise rang hollow, claiming government cuts to border staff had only made their work more difficult.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Out of 12,000 people caught up in the Windrush scandal, the Home Secretary has said sorry to 18 people from the Windrush generation, thought to have been deported or detained because they couldn’t prove their right to live here. Sajid Javid said he was “committed to righting the wrongs of the past”. But one of…

  • 19 Aug 2018

    A rise in the use of eviction orders by private landlords is the single biggest cause of homelessness in England, according to a campaign group. Generation Rent claims 216 households are evicted every week through no fault of their own.

  • 18 Aug 2018

    The Indian military is trying to rescue thousands of people still stranded because of major flooding in the southern state of Kerala. More than 320 people have been killed in the worst floods to hit the region in a century. But with more heavy rain and strong winds forecast for this weekend many people are…

  • 17 Aug 2018

    Shot on location in east London and Jamaica, Idris Elba’s directorial debut explores the roots of 1980s dub culture in Britain, against a backdrop of drug dealing and high crime. Yardie, which opens in cinemas at the end of the month, tells the story of a young man who arrives in London from Jamaica seeking revenge…

  • 10 Aug 2018

    A new play by the National Youth Theatre – ‘F Off’ – examines the complex relationships between young people and social media.

  • 7 Aug 2018

    The jury at the trial of England cricketer Ben Stokes has been told that he was verbally abusive to a Bristol nightclub bouncer and mocked two gay men who were leaving the club.  

  • 28 Jul 2018

    It’s music which hasn’t even got a name: fusing urban, garage and Afrobeat – but record labels are rushing to sign the latest hot property to go viral online. And one of those rising stars is music super producer Steel Bangles. The DJ and producer first started making music in his prison cell – but…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Traditionally, exclusion from school has been the last resort for pupils who were so disruptive it made teaching others impossible. But according to an MPs’ report out today, rising numbers of young people are being banished from mainstream education for a host of other reasons. They’re concerned the trend is affecting children living in poverty,…