• 30 Sep 2018

    It’s day one of the Conservative Party conference and the Prime Minister is calling on her party to unite for Brexit but that hasn’t stopped Boris Johnson calling her Chequers plan ‘deranged’. We’re in Birmingham to speak to former Home Secretary Amber Rudd about her party’s Brexit worries.

  • 30 Sep 2018

    Tory leadership hope to avoid conference brusing ahead of crucial EU talks

    EU officials were braced for some EU bashing at this week’s Tory Conference. Jeremy Hunt certainly delivered that. The born again Leaver compared the EU to the old Soviet bloc countries that built walls to keep their people in. It’s hard to imagine a line of argument that could be more guaranteed to offend many EU…

  • 29 Sep 2018

    We’re in Birmingham on the eve of the Tory Party conference as internal rows, warnings from business about Brexit and a leaky app which revealed MP’s private information to the public threaten to overshadow the event before it begins.

  • 29 Sep 2018

    For the cyclist Celso Fonseca – sport has turned his life around. Originally from Portugal, the 37 year old moved to Cardiff over a decade ago. With a history of mental health problems, Celso was struggling until he discovered that riding a bike gave him a physical and mental boost. He’s now a world class…

  • 28 Sep 2018

    A coroner is writing to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to ask him to consider changing the rules on food labelling in shops like Pret a Manger. It follows an inquest into the death of a teenager who suffered anaphylactic shock after eating a baguette, bought from Pret at Heathrow Airport, that did not fully…

  • 28 Sep 2018

    They’re normally the strictest observers of the rules, but today hundreds of headteachers put down their red pens and marched to Downing Street to protest about what they say is a lack of funding for schools. They claim funding in real terms in England has fallen by eight percent since 2010. The government says school…

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Misty is a new play getting standing ovations every night. It’s about a man struggling with two things: the gentrification of his area, and how to write a play about it. It is written by and stars Arinze Kene and is only the second black British production ever to transfer to the West End.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Dany Cotton, head of the London Fire Brigade, told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today that as soon as she arrived at the fire she knew that “there was going to be loss of life that night.” But, to the fury of survivors watching on, she insisted that she, “would not change anything we did on…

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Three anti-fracking activists have been jailed for causing a public nuisance, after they climbed on to lorries outside a fracking site near Blackpool. The judge at Preston crown court said their actions had also significantly disrupted local residents, who depended on using the surrounding main road.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Bereaved families say they feel like they’ve been “punched in the stomach”, after senior judges ruled the suspects in the Birmingham pub bombings should not be named in fresh inquest hearings. Twenty-one people died in the IRA atrocity in 1974. Julie Hambleton’s sister Maxine was killed in the bombings.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    The beluga whale which has been spotted in the Thames for two days running is “swimming strongly and feeding normally”, according to animal welfare experts, who said they didn’t have any major concerns about its safety. Rescue teams have been put on standby in case the whale gets into distress. Jessica Savage reports from in…

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Hundreds of millions of pounds has been lost from bank customers, many of whom are being conned into sending money directly to fraudsters. Figures out today show that more than half a billion pounds was stolen in the UK in the first half of this year alone. And for some victims, there’s little chance of…

  • 25 Sep 2018

    It was David Cameron who first tipped her as a future Prime Minister, but the Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson caused shockwaves last weekend, revealing not only that she suffered from depression and self-harm as a young woman, but that partly as a result of that, and also because of personal commitments, she will never…

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Workers from the EU should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere after Brexit. Ministers signed off the plan last night following recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee. The cabinet is said to have unanimously agreed that the UK should have a system based on skills rather than nationality.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Theresa May doggedly works through the Brexit puzzle

    On flights, aides say, she occasionally relaxes with Sudoku puzzles. While some of her colleagues in the Tory Party come with broad approaches, ideologies in some cases, Theresa May doggedly works through the puzzle.