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  • 3 Oct 2018

    The family of a man who died in police custody say they are disgusted and disappointed after Scotland’s Lord Advocate ruled that no police officers would face prosecution as a result. 

  • 1 Aug 2018

    We have following two people who, with tens of thousands of others, are so desperate to flee the danger and destruction in their homelands, they risk everything in the attempt to make it to the United States on the ‘El tren de la muerte’ – the Death Train. When President Trump introduced tough new policies to stop migrants…

  • 4 Jul 2018

    Brexit strains in the Cabinet

    Individual Cabinet Ministers are getting their briefings on Theresa May’s new Brexit proposals ahead of Friday’s special Cabinet meeting.

  • 18 Jun 2018

    Three men in their 20s have been killed by a train on track close to a station in South London. British Transport Police say they’re investigating whether the men were graffiti artists as cans of spray paint were found near their bodies at Loughborough Junction, near Brixton.  

  • 31 May 2018

    The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today accused the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, of “sleeping behind the wheel” as the travel chaos caused by new rail timetables continued to get worse. In the south of England, Thameslink today cancelled at least 97 trains, but commuters in the north faced even greater problems, with…

  • 15 May 2018

    Restraint methods used on asylum seekers found to be excessive

    The restraint methods used on asylum seekers transferred from the UK to other countries has been found to be excessive, unreasonable, and disproportionate according to the chief inspector of prisons months after the Home Office said the practice had stopped. Peter Clarke said they had serious concerns about the way a plane load of detainees were treated…

  • 10 May 2018

    Hamed Mousavi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Tehran.

  • 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 spoke 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?