• Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    The body that managed the estate where the Grenfell Tower stands is to be stripped of all responsibility for running it. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, told a private meeting of residents last night that Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation will no longer run the Lancaster West housing estate.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    Leading anti-gun campaigner Marcia Shakespeare, whose daughter Letisha was an innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2003, and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, discuss the injunction imposed on Birmingham gang members.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    Eighteen members of two notorious crime gangs in Birmingham have become the subjects of the UK’s biggest-ever gang injunction. The men are now forbidden from associating with each other, entering certain areas of the city, or appearing in music videos promoting gang violence for the next two years. Police officers welcomed the civil injunction, which…

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    Barrister Martin Porter, who writes the online blog The Cycling Lawyer, talks about Charlie Alliston’s prosecution.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections

    The husband of a woman killed in a collision with a cyclist has called for a change in the law after a jury found Charlie Alliston, who was 18 at the time of the crash, not guilty of manslaughter. Mr Alliston was convicted of a lesser offence of causing bodily harm by furious and wanton…

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections Politics

    Former shadow business secretary, Labour MP Chuka Umunna, and Conservative MP Peter Bone, co-founder of the pro-Leave Grassroots Out group during the referendum campaign, debate the Government’s paper on the European Court of Justice.

  • Published on 23 Aug 2017 Sections Politics

    The Prime Minister is quite clear. After Brexit the UK will be “leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice”. But that’s not stopped critics claiming that her Government has rowed back on “taking back control” of the legal process. Indeed the latest, and one of the most significant, position papers it has yet…

  • Published on 22 Aug 2017 Sections

    My friend Liz MacKean: a forensic journalist who had time for people who others ignored

    Not just a forensic, brilliant mind – plenty of journalists have that – but it was coupled with a genuine interest in hearing people’s stories, and most often people who were considered unimportant.

  • Published on 21 Aug 2017 Sections

    Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. It’s not tolling again for four years. Big Ben fell silent today at noon so workers can carry out vital maintenance work, to the huge chagrin of a group of traditionalist MPs who called it a “desperately sad” moment. It’s almost as if the chimes had become…

  • Published on 21 Aug 2017 Sections

    Prosecutors in England and Wales have been told to treat hate crimes committed on social media as seriously as any others. New guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service say hate crimes have a “corrosive effect on society”, ¬†warning that the internet has provided new platforms for abusive behaviour.

  • Published on 20 Aug 2017 Sections Politics

    David Davis has warned that the clock is ticking on Brexit – Professor Patrick Minford from Economists for Free Trade tells Channel 4 News that leaving the EU without a trade deal would bring a 135-billion-pound boost to the economy.

  • Published on 19 Aug 2017 Sections

    The world famous scientist Stephen Hawking says he fears the NHS is being turned into a “US style insurance system”. He accuses the Health Secretary of “cherry picking evidence” to advance his agenda. But Jeremy Hunt says Professor Hawking is wrong.

  • Published on 17 Aug 2017 Sections Spain

    Aamer Anwar, the rector of Glasgow University, was on holiday in Las Rambles when the attack happened.

  • Published on 17 Aug 2017 Sections Politics

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said it’s wrong to blame an entire community after one of his shadow cabinet team resigned over an article she wrote for The Sun. Sarah Champion stepped down after writing that Britain had a problem with “British Pakistani men raping and exploiting young girls”.

  • Published on 17 Aug 2017 Sections Politics

    Many students go on to university and leave burdened with tens of thousands of pounds in debt. Minister for Universities Jo Johnson discusses after the last Tory manifesto author Nick Timothy claimed student fees had created an unsustainable and pointless ponzi scheme.