Symeon Brown , Reporter

  • 9 Feb 2019

    It was one of three ferry firms meant to shore up Britain’s supply of goods in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Seaborne Freight was awarded a contract to run ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend, even though it had no ferries and no deal with the ports. The Department for Transport has now torn…

  • 8 Feb 2019

    Seu Jorge is a Brazilian superstar, starring in Hollywood movies and becoming one of the country’s best-selling musicians.

  • 28 Jan 2019

    It’s a case that raises profound questions about freedom of expression. Earlier this month, two men involved in London’s drill music scene were sentenced for breaching an injunction intended to stop them from performing and sharing songs which the court said promoted violence. Police argue that drill music can escalate friction between gangs. But does…

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Down under it’s all about Andy. Andy Murray. One of Britain’s greatest ever players was knocked out on the first day of the Australian Open after a five-set nail-biter. But the real suspense was how much pain the Scotsman’s hip would cause him and whether he would, as tearfully announced a few days ago, retire. So is…

  • 12 Jan 2019

    In London , left and right wing protestors inspired by the Paris yellow vests have been out on the streets – rallying support on both sides of the Brexit debate.

  • 10 Jan 2019

    According to pollsters, there’s a generational divide over the issue of Brexit. Surveys around the 2016 referendum consistently showed elderly voters backed Leave by a margin of two to one. In contrast, a YouGov poll showed that 87 percent of those who’re now aged 18 to 20 – people who were too young to vote…

  • 27 Dec 2018

    Three British tourists have died after their 4×4 crashed, falling eight metres from a bridge in Iceland this morning. Police say a child was among those who died. Four others have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Symeon Brown has the details.

  • 7 Nov 2018

    A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old outside a south London Tube station last Friday. Hundreds of extra police officers are now deployed on the streets of the capital, yet today the violence continued. This afternoon in west London a 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in…

  • 5 Nov 2018

    He was described as “ruthless in his efforts to kill”: today, 18-year-old Jonathan Abora was sentenced to life in prison for killing Israel Ogunsola, also 18.

  • 2 Nov 2018

    The Met Office’s analysis of data, gathered since the 1960s, says warm spells have more than doubled in length. And the amount of rainfall on extremely wet days has risen by nearly 20 per cent.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    She was a Christian farm labourer who drank from a cup of water intended for Muslim men in Pakistan. A row ensued and accusations of blasphemy, which led to her getting the death penalty.

  • 29 Oct 2018

    Tributes have been paid to the Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed along with two staff members, a pilot and another passenger when his helicopter crashed on Saturday night. His widow and son joined fans and players who laid wreaths outside the King Power stadium this afternoon. Investigators are analysing the flight data recorder in an effort…

  • 28 Oct 2018

    Thirty-one years ago, if you’d looked down from the House of Commons visitors’ gallery at the people on the green benches below, they’d have all – without exception – have been white. Today 52 of 650 MPs are from a black or minority ethnic background. That’s 8%. Better than it was, but when you consider…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    It’s been blamed by politicians and police for inciting violence – the soundtrack to a surge in knife crime. MPs have accused Drill artists of “glorifying violence”. But are Parliamentarians in any position to lecture them – after a week of distasteful, anonymous briefings about metaphorically knifing Theresa May? We asked one drill artist to…

  • 21 Oct 2018

    The price of democracy in Afghanistan is measured in blood and it keeps rising. The second day of voting in the parliamentary elections has been marred by more violence with at least 170 people killed or injured across the country.