• Published on 17 Jan 2018 Sections Business, FactCheck, Politics

    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.

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections

    Known best for his work as the illustrator half of the band Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett has published a book on his life’s work. The artist’s first monograph includes hundreds of artworks, from the Tank Girl comic era of the late 80s through Gorillaz, and up to the present day.

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Sport

    Troy Townsend, from Kick It Out, which campaigns against racism and discrimination in football, discusses Cyrille Regis.  

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Sport

    Tributes have been paid to the former England footballer Cyrille Regis,  who’s died aged 59 after a cardiac arrest. Regis, who won five caps for England, was a pioneer for black players in the late 1970s. The Professional Footballers’ Association called him a “true gentleman and a legend”, who would be deeply missed.

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections

    The toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before she died, according to a coroner. In proceedings which were so distressing that Poppi’s mother had to leave the courtroom, Cumbria’s senior coroner ruled the little girl had died from asphyxia due to an “unsafe” sleeping environment.  Poppi’s father Paul Worthington refused to answer questions at the…

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Business, Politics

    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.  

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Politics

    Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden discusses the collapse of Carillion.

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Business, Politics

    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…

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections Business, Politics

    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…

  • Published on 14 Jan 2018 Sections Sport

    Will football coaching at the top of the English professional game become the next focus of a Me Too campaign surrounding racism allegations? Later this month former England star Peter Beardsley will hear if he has has lost his job as a Newcastle coach. He strongly denies charges of racism and bullying made against him.…

  • Published on 14 Jan 2018 Sections Politics

    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…

  • Published on 14 Jan 2018 Sections Politics

    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…

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections Sport

    Four amateur British rowers have smashed an endurance race record by rowing across the Atlantic in just over 29 days – five days quicker than the previous record. The London-based team was among 25 teams racing the three thousand miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. The four friends were expecting to…

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections Culture

    Now to an up and coming band who didn’t let the fact that they lived on different continents stand in the way of writing songs. Infact, Superorganism first got together via the internet despite their origins in Japan, New Zealand, Australia and…Lancashire. Now the eight members have converged to live in a terraced house in…

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections

    For many, the post-Christmas period is a time of rethinking what we eat and drink. Some try a dry January while others start the year with the good intentions of eating more healthily. But what about eating more sustainably? This week the government published a 25-year plan for the environment and targeted excess packaging, while…