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  • 1 Apr 2018

    Choose a book that reached cult status in the ’90s, choose a film that captured the zeitgeist, choose Trainspotting. For the working-class heroin addicts on the streets of Edinburgh the party continues. Author Irvine Welsh’s latest installment is called ‘Dead Men’s Trousers’ with the protagonists now finding themselves in their 50s. Krishnan Guru-Murthy┬áspoke to Irvine…

  • 16 Mar 2018

    An 18-year-old who came to this country from Iraq as a child asylum seeker has been convicted of attempted murder for placing a bomb which partially exploded on a packed London Underground train. He’d made the bomb at home, using materials he’d ordered on the internet and paid for with a voucher he’d won as…

  • 14 Mar 2018

    A Channel 4 News investigation has uncovered serious allegations that untrained staff were left in charge of victims of trafficking and abuse. Around 40 people who were cared for or worked for the City Hearts charity in Sheffield have spoken of their concerns and claims of homophobia. The Home Office and Charity Commission say the…

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Labour has accused the government of letting the companies that run the east coast mainline off the hook after their deal to run its trains was ended early. The Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald told the Commons that Stagecoach and Virgin had been “bailed out” and “rewarded for failure”. But is it as simple as…

  • 9 Jan 2018

    Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce and Dawn Foster from the Guardian discuss Virgin Trains’ decision to stop selling the Mail.

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Several people have been killed and at least 20 others were taken to hospital after a passenger train in the United States derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle, sending a number of carriages plunging on to a major highway. Nine of the injured are in a serious condition. The Amtrak service was on its…

  • 12 Aug 2017

    China has urged the United States and North Korea to calm down and avoid ramping up tensions.

  • 21 Jul 2017

    HS2 has come under repeated criticism for bad planning and wasting money. Even the Department for Transport’s own former Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Roderick Smith has called for a “root-and-branch review” of the whole project. So what’s really going on? And how does the project compare to other high speed trains across the world?

  • 16 Jun 2017

    In North Kensington the atmosphere has been strained for three days now. And it’s growing more strained by the hour. The effect on the community of the tragedy and its unfolding aftermath – 30 are confirmed dead, over 70 are missing – is difficult to gauge.

  • 25 May 2017

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.

  • 11 May 2017

    This programme has discovered that the lack of suitable mental health services in the community means that in the space of the last five years there’s been more than a 100 per cent increase in the number of mentally ill children going to A&E to get help.

  • 9 May 2017

    A jury at an inquest into the death of a man who died in a psychiatric hospital has ruled it was at least partly due to “prolonged and disproportionate restraint” by 11 police officers.

  • 10 May 2016

    A man who stabbed a passenger to death at a German train station and injured three others appeared to have mental health problems, according to the authorities.

  • 9 Feb 2016

    At least eight people were killed and 150 injured, 50 seriously, when two passenger trains collided head-on in Germany.

  • 24 Nov 2015

    Jeremy Corbyn: media training and Syria rebellion

    The government has pencilled the Syria vote for Tuesday next week. How many Labour backbenchers will rebel against Jeremy Corbyn? And what will his shadow cabinet decide?