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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
As Theresa May awaits a stormy reception in Westminster this week over the state of negotiations with the EU, organisers claimed 700.000 people marched in London today against Brexit, calling for another referendum.
Nearly half of ethnic minority workers say they’ve seen racism in their workplace. That’s the finding of a new survey shared exclusively with Channel 4 News by the union Prospect, which also found that a quarter of black and minority ethnic staff had been racially abused. The union says that too many minorities encounter racial…
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.