Tom Clarke

  • 21 Aug 2017

    NASA engineer, Deborah Amato, discusses the solar eclipse.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    The sunshine is falling dark across America today, obscured by the moon, which will blot out the light for up to two-and-a-half minutes. Millions of people are watching the total eclipse sweep across the United States, with huge crowds descending on the towns thought to offer the best view.

  • 18 Aug 2017

    Pizzas, ready meals, burgers and sandwiches – we’re consuming too many calories, say health officials, and they want supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants to cut back. Public Health England will set new targets within the next year, as part of efforts to tackle child obesity. The guidelines will, however, be voluntary, unless the industry fails to respond.

  • 15 Aug 2017

    The terms of reference for the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire have been revealed,with a wider scope, including the actions of Kensington and Chelsea Council before and after the tragedy. The inquiry, led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, won’t go into broader issues like attitudes towards social housing, although the Prime Miister Theresa May said she was determined those…

  • 28 Jul 2017

    82 high-rise buildings have failed a new fire safety test, in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, which for the first time investigated the combination of cladding and foam insulation. The government said it was now launching an independent review into building regulations and fire safety to help make any necessary improvements as quickly as possible.…

  • 26 Jul 2017

    Twenty three years from now, new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK. But while the implications of the government’s long term “clean air strategy” are big on ambition, it is, say critics, short on detail. There won’t, for example, be a diesel vehicle scrappage scheme, and local councils won’t…

  • 20 Jul 2017

    It’s one of the biggest manufacturers of insulation and cladding in Britain – and its products were used on Grenfell Tower. This programme can reveal that a company in the Kingspan group is now playing a key role in the independent government tests ordered in the wake of the fire. Kingspan says it’s just trying…

  • 13 Jul 2017

    This week Channel 4 News has exclusively revealed details of combustible materials that were used in the cladding at Grenfell Tower when it was renovated last year. Now a new question: Did the refurbishment create air spaces between the new windows and the building’s original walls that increased the fire’s ability to spread rapidly?

  • 12 Jul 2017

    One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has finally broken away from Antarctica, after “hanging by a thread” for the last month. The trillion-tonne berg, a quarter of the size of Wales, is now floating free.

  • 10 Jul 2017

    The Grenfell Tower fire triggered the largest review of building safety in the UK since the Second World War, and in particular the cladding systems put on many of the country’s tower blocks. Two major insulation components have been identified as part of the investigation into how the fire spread. Tonight this programme can reveal…

  • 6 Jul 2017

    President Emmanuel Macron’s government said poorer families would receive subsidies to help them switch to electric vehicles. The move follows Volvo’s announcement yesterday that all its new models will be electric or hybrid after 2019.

  • 30 Jun 2017

    If you thought Volkswagen had fixed its toxic emissions scandal, it seems their solution may not be the end of the matter.The software fix, which many customers mistakenly assumed would reduce the amount of harmful pollutants their cars produced, has been carried out on more than half a million VW vehicles in the UK. Now…

  • 28 Jun 2017

    Theresa May has said that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings across England has failed fire safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. But is the Government’s investigation overlooking another potentially crucial issue – insulation? The Kingspan Group’s statement to Channel 4 News is published in full below. Kingspan shares the…

  • 27 Jun 2017

    The funerals have taken place of three victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. All three were members of the same family. The Prime Minister meanwhile has called for an urgent review of safety in tower blocks across the country as high-rises with cladding continue to fail fire safety checks.

  • 26 Jun 2017

    The fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire has continued, with the number of high-rise blocks failing fire safety checks rising to 75. Every single residential block that has now been tested has failed safety tests. It has also emerged that in Camden, where four blocks were evacuated, more than 1,000 fire doors were missing. And…