• 6 Jan 2019

    Universal Credit was meant to simplify and streamline the existing benefits system but it has been running into trouble for several years. Some claimants have even been forced into destitution. Today the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd decided to dramatically scale back the next stage of the roll out: from 3 million benefit claimants…

  • 6 Jan 2019

    Plans for a new ferry hub to ease the pressure on Dover after Brexit continue – the dredgers are in action to prepare Ramsgate port for a Britain outside of the EU. But, Channel 4 News has learned the company handed a £14m contract to supply extra ferries hasn’t yet got a single vessel secured for…

  • 5 Jan 2019

    He would have celebrated his 52 birthday today: the family of Lee Pomeroy who was killed on a train in Surrey say he’d been taking his teenage son on a trip to London when he was stabbed. Police say a suspect is being questioned.

  • 5 Aug 2018

    Hundreds of people could be saved every year, according to ministers, by a new law on organ donation. It’ll make everyone in England a donor unless they explicitly opt out. The government is bringing in the new system after a consultation showed the vast majority of people approve of organ donation – but only a…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    The EU has warned it’ll impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of US goods if President Trump puts a levy on European car imports. Europe happens to be the second most important market for that most identifiably American of companies, Harley-Davidson. And its decision to move some of its production out of the US, because…

  • 25 Jun 2018

    Heathrow plans to clear Commons

    Boris Johnson isn’t the only anti-Heathrow expansion campaigner who has already given up on the Commons vote due at 10pm. In a message to local Tories in his Uxbridge constituency the Foreign Secretary said resigning in principle would have “changed absolutely nothing.” John McDonnell speaking near the airport to campaigners in his Hayes and Harlington…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    To drive to Wales today from the east of Britain is to drive into the footprint left by Storm Emma. Or what happened when Storm Emma came north to meet the Beast, also visiting of course, from the East. We filmed today from the countryside of Wiltshire across to the villages and towns of the…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    A weatherman’s tips on how to get through this week’s cold and snow

    With the coldest spell of weather for at least five years set to bring disruptive snow to the UK this week, here are useful tips that will help you stay up to date and be prepared for what’s to come.

  • 8 Dec 2017

    So it appears that everyone’s a winner after Phase 1 of Brexit talks – but is that the reality?

  • 7 Dec 2017

    Where you can expect to see snow in the UK this weekend

    As cold Arctic air returns to the UK in the coming days, some places will see significant snow. But where, when and how much?

  • 5 Dec 2017

    Why you shouldn’t believe a UK snow forecast more than three days ahead

    Predicting snow in the UK is difficult and weather computer models rarely get it right more than a few days ahead. But why is this the case?