• Published on 19 Jul 2017 Sections United States, World

    He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.

  • Published on 19 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    North Kensington resident, Tomassina Hessel, and Justice for Grenfell campaigner, Moira Samuels, discuss Kensington and Chelsea Council’s response to the tower block fire.

  • Published on 19 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    The council at the heart of the Grenfell Tower disaster is meeting tonight. On the agenda: formally approving a new leader and chief executive. But they’ll also debate a petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for the entire council leadership to resign, claiming there’s no confidence in their ability to manage public buildings.

  • Published on 19 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    As Kensington and Chelsea Council try to appoint a new leadership, Grenfell Tower residents tell the whole lot to resign.  

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Pink pens just “for her”, mums who make the gravy and do the washing-up before being told to be “beach body ready”. We’ve all seen the ads. Now the Advertising Standards Authority is cracking down on gender stereotypes, including ones which show men failing to carry out simple household tasks.

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017 Sections Science, United States, World

    The Trump travel ban is still stalled before the courts. Afghanistan was not on the list of Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban, but a group of young roboticists from that country has become a cause celebre. They had a very diffcult journey to the US. We went along to meet them when they began…

  • Published on 17 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Sir Simon Fraser, former chief civil servant at the Foreign Office, says “clearer political leadership” is needed as the UK negotiates with the EU over Brexit. He says the EU wants a “clear, organised approach” from the UK.

  • Published on 17 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    A terminally-ill man suffering from motor neurone disease has begun a high court challenge against the ban on assisted dying. Noel Conway says he feels “entombed” by the disease and wants a doctor to be able to help him bring about a “peaceful and dignified” death at a time of his choosing. Jackie Long has…

  • Published on 17 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Schools across England will receive an extra £1.3 billion over the next two years, the Government has announced, but the money will come from efficiencies and savings within the department’s own budget. Justine Greening confirmed plans for a national school funding formula, saying it would be supported by extra investment. But Labour demanded to know…

  • Published on 17 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has insisted it’s time to “get down to work” as Britain began the second round of  negotiations in Brussels. But he only stayed at the talks for a couple of hours, without apparently taking any notes. Theresa May is to warn ministers to stop leaking the contents of Cabinet discussions, after…

  • Published on 17 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Brexit talks begin in earnest in Brussels – Europe armed with files – as May tells her bickering Cabinet to shut up.  

  • Published on 16 Jul 2017 Sections

    The Conservative MP Kwazi Kwarteng, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Philip Hammond talks about the Chancellor’s comments on public sector workers pay.

  • Published on 16 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    Two of the people involved in the protests over hospital workers pay in London, cleaner Malgorzata Sacewicz and porter Len Hockey, explain why they were taking strike action.

  • Published on 16 Jul 2017 Sections

      Philip Hammond has said public sector workers are ten percent better off than their private sector counterparts once pensions are taken into account. The Chancellor refused to deny he told Cabinet colleagues that public sector staff were “overpaid” as he was challenged by his Labour shadow to live on the wages of a hospital…

  • Published on 15 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted his party would respect last year’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, after Tony Blair said it is still possible Britain could stay in a reformed EU. The former prime minister suggested European leaders had told him they could compromise on the principle of free movement of…