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  • 18 Jul 2018

    An emotional Sir Cliff Richard has welcomed his privacy case victory against the BBC. The singer was awarded an initial £210,000 in damages following their coverage of a police raid on his home. Sir Cliff was never arrested or charged, and his lawyers argued that he had suffered “profound” damage to his reputation. The BBC…

  • The tech giant Google has been fined a record £3.9 billion by the European Commission for breaching anti-trust rules. It follows an investigation into claims that it made smartphone manufactures pre-install Google’s search engine and Chrome browser on Android devices, exploiting its already dominant market share at the expense of smaller developers. Google has denied…

  • David Jordan, the BBC’s director of editorial policy and standards, discusses the Sir Cliff Richard privacy case.

  • The President’s made a rare admission of error, after appearing to accept Vladimir Putin’s word over his own intelligence agencies.

  • Boris Johnson resignation statement

    The government was careful, as Boris Johnson knew it would be, to create a buffer zone of statements between the Prime Minister sitting down at the end of PMQs and Boris Johnson getting to his feet to rubbish her Brexit strategy in his resignation speech. He accused Theresa May of leading a “stealthy retreat” to…

  • The Nursing and midwifery council admitted today the organisation’s inaction did endanger the lives of mothers and babies in Cumbria. Eleven mothers and one baby died at a hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013. After a damning report on the regulator’s responce to the scandal – the NMC told this programme lives had NOT…

  • Theresa May and Brexit rebels face off as threat of general election grows

    “We are on a cliff edge, leaning right forward, losing our centre of gravity and about to fall into the abyss of 20 years in the wilderness. I can’t see anyway round it. We are inviting Jeremy Corbyn to form a government.” One former minister, this morning, on the state of the Conservative Party. The…

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy talks to Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss following OBR warning that tax rises may be needed to fund national debt.

  • Amid the on-going chaos of Brexit, the government received some grim projections today about the long-term health of the public finances. The Office for Budget Responsibility said the outlook for the national debt was “unsustainable” and a series of tax rises could be needed to bring it back under control.  Our Economics Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi…

  • He was the lazy-voiced singer/songwriter whose ear-splitting guitar provided the soundtrack to a generation. Kurt Cobain died aged 27 in 1994, but had already come to personify the grunge sound and ethos that stage-dived out of Seattle in the late 1980s. He left behind a toddler daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who we caught up with…

  • As the government narrowly avoids defeat on a key Brexit vote – what does business make of the proposed Brexit deal, the Brexiteers’ amendments and the turbulence in Westminster.

  • Vote Leave, which was the official Brexit campaign backed by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, has been fined and referred to the police for breaking the law.

  • Donald Trump has rowed back on his failure to back his own intelligence agencies’ evaluations of Russia meddling in his election in 2016. Yesterday he said he believed President Putin’s denials of involvment at their Helsinki summit. Tonight he said “I accept” US intelligence agencies’ conclusions on Russian meddling. What do Trump voters make of his…

  • The government has just won a narrow victory in the House of Commons, defeating an attempt by pro-Remain Conservative MPs to force it to stick closely to the EU for trade in goods after Brexit.

  • 16 Jul 2018

    The world’s two disrupters-in-chief started the day trying to out-disrupt each other – President Putin’s opening gambit, arriving an hour late, leaving President Trump twiddling his famously small thumbs. But at their joint press conference it was all talk of co-operation and understanding, President Trump criticising not Russian interference in the US elections, but the…