• 19 Jan 2018

    The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has hinted at the prospect of building a road bridge between the UK and France. FactCheck asks whether such a project would be feasible – and what challenges engineers would be up against.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    As many as nine million of us in this country always or often feel lonely, according to a report published last month by the Jo Cox Commission. Amongst the elderly, as many as one in ten pensioners say they’ve not had regular contact or conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.…

  • 17 Jan 2018

    The grassroots movement Momentum has dominated the national Labour party for two years, fanning the flames of adoration for Jeremy Corbyn and, just this week, winning a majority of the seats on the party’s national executive committee. But despite their successes at the highest levels of the party, is Momentum losing momentum outside Westminster?

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Labour MP and chair of the Business Committee, Rachel Reeves, and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor, discuss Carillion.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    MPs have warned that vulnerable patients could be at risk because of demands for efficiency savings on care that’s provided outside hospitals. NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is for patients who need more than social care, such as washing and dressing. But the Public Accounts Committee says in a report today that some patients are not…

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Carillion dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, where Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of being negligent. Theresa May insisted that the Government is focused on keeping public services running.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    DUP calls for direct rule

    At Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May signalled that another round of intensive talks to get Stormont up and running again might not be far off. Mrs May sounded determined to avoid direct rule if she could.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    The Transport Secretary said that unions “caused the vast majority of disruption” on the Southern rail network. But the report he based this on used personal judgement, not statistics.

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Labour peer Lord Adonis,  the former chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, who quit over Christmas, and Conservative MP Gillian Keegan, a member of the Commons publicaccounts committee, discuss Carillion.  

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden discusses the collapse of Carillion.

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Downing Street confirmed today that no fewer than eight contracts have been signed with Carillion since the profit warning in July, while it’s emerged that a government representative to manage the relationship between the firm and the public sector was “rotated off” at around the same time. It’s added fuel to Labour’s fury. They’ve accused the government…

  • 15 Jan 2018

    There are talks going on now with the members of the COBRA crisis committee, but this is not a crisis meeting, insists No 10 tonight. Carillion had government contracts worth £1.7 billion, from the rail network to hospitals and schools. But amid a series of profit warnings and mounting debts, the construction giant has collapsed, putting thousands of jobs at…

  • 14 Jan 2018

    Tenants could be given stronger legal powers to force landlords to ensure their properties are safe, after the Government announced it is to back new laws proposed by a Labour MP. Labour’s Karen Buck wants to bring in rules which will make it easier for tenants in the social and private rented sectors to take…

  • 14 Jan 2018

    The Government has said it will do all it can to keep the “black cab rapist” John Worboys behind bars. Victims and campaigners have welcomed the announcement that there could be a judicial review into the parole board’s decision to free the prolific sex attacker. Warboys was jailed in 2009 for attacks on 12 women…