• Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Business

    Oops, they did it again. Another multi-billion pound loss, for the ninth year in a row. In fact, the Royal Bank of Scotland lost £7 billion last year, more than three times the amount they lost in 2015.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Politics

    Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Politics

    Snatching catastrophe from the jaws of defeat: Jeremy Corbyn has resisted the growing clamour for him to step down after Labour’s humilating result in Copeland, an area it’s held for decades. There was some consolation when Labour managed to hold on to Stoke-on-Trent, seeing off Ukip’s challenge.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Politics

    In Copeland, where Theresa May hailed what she called the Conservatives’ “astounding” victory, Labour’s recriminations are only just beginning.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Politics

    Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections Business

    RBS: Ross McEwan promises brighter future, but when?

    For every one of the past nine years, Ross McEwan or his predecessor has used a bad results day to reassure investors of good times to come. Only those good times have failed yet again to materialise.

  • Published on 24 Feb 2017 Sections FactCheck, Politics

    Jeremy Corbyn had just under an hour to savour the victory as the Copeland by-election result hit home in the early hours, handing a resounding victory to the Conservatives.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections World

    Britain has spent £450m subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that are as bad for the environment as the coal they replaced. That’s the findings of a new report by a former Government adviser who questions years of environmental policy. Earlier we spoke to the author of the report – the former Government…

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections

    Theresa May’s promised to transform the way domestic violence is dealt with. But as spending cuts force the closure of women’s refuges, many victims are fearful for the future. Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long speaks to women in a refuge in Berkshire who say going into the secure house quite literally saved their lives.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections

    Barclays profits have surged to 182 per cent higher than the year before – reaching 3.2 billion pounds in 2016. The bank says its traders cashed in on market volatility following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election. But it has warned that the threat of US action over past possible misconduct there still looms…

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections

    Ministers have said former Guantanamo Bay detainees could lose financial settlements paid to them if they have breached legal agreements with the Government. With us now to discuss this is Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, former Security minister in the coalition government, Chris Phillips, once head of national counter-terrorism security for the police and Anna Turley, the…

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections

    The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into the escape of a ‘highly dangerous’ prisoner – Channel 4 News can reveal – on the day it publishes its Prisons and Courts Bill which includes plans to penalise prison governors for escapes. An international manhunt is now underway for convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley who had…

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Net migration has dropped below three hundred thousand for the first time in two years. The new total of 273,000 is a fall of 49,000 from the previous year and a jump in the number of eastern Europeans leaving the country is partly responsible.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections Weather

    We sent our weather presenter, Liam Dutton, to North Wales – where the worst of the winds were expected – this is his journey along the coast.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections Weather

    A woman has been killed as Storm Doris brought winds of up to 94mph along with snow and rain to the UK. The woman suffered very serious head injuries when a large piece of roofing fell on to a street in Wolverhampton. Strong winds have led to flight cancellations and road and rail disruption across…