Why do we keep having maternity scandals in the UK?A joint investigation by Channel 4 News and Shaun Lintern at The Independent exposed a maternity service accused of bad care and neglect after dozens of babies were left with brain damage or tragically died. They found from 2010 to 2020, at least 46 babies have suffered brain damage and 19 have been stillborn at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS trust maternity units.
Knife crime: how do we stop the bleeding?Croydon, one of the boroughs worst hit by this type of violence, is now taking a different approach, one that favours communication and community policing. But is it enough to stop the bleeding?
The Report, part 3: the RecommendationsIn the final episode in our series, we look at the recommendations of the report. What does the chair, Tony Sewell and his commission think can be done to address the disparities that ultimately, he doesn’t dispute still exist today?
The Report, part 2: Data and ControversyIn the second episode of this three-part series, Serena Barker-Singh sets out to find some of the academics and experts cited in the report, some who say their work was misinterpreted in the dossier, and we also find out whether the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was peer reviewed.
The Report, part 1: Race and the SystemSerena Barker-Singh has spent weeks digging into the controversial Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report. In this first episode of this mini-series, she revisits what happened the day the report was released.
Thailand’s Tiger KingpinsAs the number of tigers in Thailand slowly grows, so does the grisly tiger trade. An illicit network of poachers, dealers and smugglers have made millions from a sinister, sometimes deadly trade in both farmed and wild tigers. Jonathan Miller has been to Thailand to meet the country’s tiger kingpins.
Uprooted by the Climate CrisisOur Latin America Correspondent Guillermo Galdos followed one Guatemalan farmer desperately trying to make the journey of a lifetime – travelling into the US and placing his life in the hands of human smugglers.
Sickle cell disease: do we take Black pain seriously?The recent case of Richard Okorogheye, a 19 year old found dead in Epping Forest, has revealed the difficulties and discourse around sickle cell, the struggle of shielding for the past year, and the lack of understanding around this condition.
Australia: Covid sanctuary or prisoner island?In this podcast, we speak to two Australian Channel 4 News journalists – one stuck in New South Wales and one stuck in London – and ask about the pluses and minuses of the Australian model, and whether a slow roll out of the vaccine may mean the borders are closed for a lot longer.
History: what is it good for?Should history create some form of national identity? Or simply give us a better sense of our place in an ever-changing world?
Auf she goes: how Merkel made Germany great againOur Europe Editor, Matt Frei, explains how Merkel became the powerful presence she is today, someone uniquely qualified for the role: a unifier, a pragmatist, the most talented politician of her generation.
Blood clots and broken promises: the AstraZeneca sagaIs the AstraZeneca jab safe? Spoiler alert: yes, probably. So why has it been dominating the headlines for weeks? And do broken promises and missed targets mean that the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccination is under threat?
Are we taking flashing seriously enough?Our North of England Correspondent, Clare Fallon, has been looking into the sexual offence of indecent exposure for over a year and questions whether we are taking this offence as seriously as we should.
We need to talk about ClubhouseSerena Barker Singh takes us through the corridors of Clubhouse – and asks whether this is an app that really is like no other – or whether it’s got all the baggage of its social media ancestors.
Homeschooling: an inequality timebombThe pandemic has exposed growing inequalities in society, not least when it comes to our childrens’ education. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni asks whether those gaps can ever be closed again.
A drugs trip: the United States of CannabisKiran Moodley visits Montana to find out more about the political and social factors behind cannabis legalisation. And asks whether what’s allowed in Montana – could soon be the law across all 50 states?
What’s the point of impeaching Donald Trump?With the latest trial beginning tomorrow, Donald Trump stands accused of something completely unique and unimaginable: that he incited an attack on the US Capitol, an impeachable offense of historic proportions.
The Redditors of Wall StreetOur Business and Global Trade Correspondent Paul McNamara explains for the financially illiterate how the keyboard warriors shook Wall Street.
Getting the jab: vaccine scepticism and CoronavirusOur reporter, Ayshah Tull, has been speaking to those who are convinced the vaccine is too risky – as well as those trying to fight this disinformation so that normality can return sooner rather than later.
Can the UK vaccinate its way out of the Covid crisis?Throughout the pandemic, Paddy Worrall and his award-winning Channel 4 News FactCheck team have crunched the data and the challenged government soundbites, and he joins us today to discuss how to vaccinate a nation.