Exclusive: Jack Letts’ parents say citizenship revoking is like “you’re being kicked in the gut”
The parents of Jack Letts, John and Sally, today spoke exclusively to Channel 4 News about the government’s decision to revoke their son’s citizenship.
Jack Letts stripped of British citizenship
John Letts and Sally Lane have condemned the Home Office decision to strip their son Jack of his British citizenship, saying they are shocked that the government would act without contacting their son first and with seemingly no form of redress.
Corbyn outlines plan to save Britain’s high streets
Jeremy Corbyn says he has a plan to save Britain’s high streets from a retail apocalypse and promises to reclaim abandoned shops and “revive” Britain’s town centres.
Police officer killed while investigating burglary
The police officer who was killed while attending reports of a burglary late last night was dragged along by a vehicle, Thames Valley police have said. PC Andrew Harper, who was 28, had got married just four weeks ago. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as a ‘mindless and a brutal crime’. Ten men…
Stormzy to fund two more Cambridge students
The Grime star Stormzy says he is funding the costs of two more students from minority backgrounds to study at Cambridge. It follows his decision last year to support two students there – as part of an effort to help more students from black and ethnic minority families get to Oxbridge universities. Or is it simply perpetuating…
Thousands gather for 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre
Thousands of people have been taking part in a ceremony in Manchester today, marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre – when it’s thought 18 people were killed and hundreds injured as they gathered to demand democratic reform. A tragedy which became the first step towards political democracy and the right to vote.
Carer could face prison term for failing to co-operate with inquest into teenager’s death
A staff member at a London care facility could face prison – after he refused to co-operate with an inquest into the death of a teenager with mental health issues. 19-year-old Sophie Bennett took her own life at the Lancaster Lodge psychiatric facility in 2016. Duncan Lawrence – who described himself as her ‘clinical lead’…
Home Office knife crime chicken shop campaign branded ‘embarrassing’ and ‘borderline racist’
A new anti-knife crime campaign by the government has met fierce criticism – being variously described as “embarrassing”, “stupid” and “borderline racist.” The Home Office plans to use fried chicken boxes to carry its “knife-free” message – distributing more than 300,000 of the new boxes. It says the idea is to reach young people –…
Drug deaths hit record levels in England and Wales
Drug-related deaths in England and Wales are the highest they have ever been. New figures show there were more than 4,000 deaths from drug poisoning last year, nearly 3 quarters of which were caused by illicit drugs like heroin and crack cocaine. Many health experts have blamed government cuts to treatment programmes.
‘Drugs are damaging every part of Middlesbrough’ says mayor on record drug deaths
The North East of England is the area worst affected by drug-related deaths. We’re joined from Middlesbrough by Mayor Andy Preston.
Greta Thunberg sets sail from UK to attend New York and Chile climate summits
The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from Plymouth on board an eco-friendly yacht, bound for UN summits on global warming in New York and Chile.
50 Years on from the Troubles – many fear a return to violence amid talk of a hard border
Today marked 50 years since the event which started the Troubles in Northern Ireland as British troops were deployed on the streets to quell violence between the Catholic community and the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
Northern Ireland’s next generation tell us their hopes and fears for Brexit
50 years after the Battle of the Bogside, what do the younger generation make of a possible no deal Brexit and what it may mean for their future?
Charities say half a million UK kids risk hunger as parents struggle to afford food over summer
Half a million children across England are at risk of going hungry during the long summer holidays, when schools are closed and free school meals aren’t available.
Series 3, Episode 14: Sarfraz Manzoor
Sarfraz Manzoor is a British writer and journalist. He is the inspiration behind the recently released film ‘Blinded by the Light’, which is based on his memoirs ‘Greetings from Bury Park’.