• 3 Jul 2018

    “No-one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love,” said Theresa May today, as the government announced the results of the largest ever survey of LGBT people, along with a 75-point action plan. Ministers also unveiled a long-awaited consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, which determines how a trans…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Britain’s biggest union, Unite, said it was “open to the possibility” of a second EU referendum, pledging to mobilise against the final deal which the government is due to agree later this month. Activists approved an executive statement at the union’s policy conference in Brighton, saying it was “highly unlikely” that the final Brexit deal…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    The ground temperature has soared to 500 degrees Celsius, hot enough to melt tyres, as hundreds of firefighters and soldiers continue to battle the wildfires still raging across the Lancashire moors. One fire chief described the scene as like an “apocalypse”. Crews from around the country have joined forces, including helicopters dropping thousands of litres…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and the attempted murder of six others at the Countess of Chester hospital – after a year long police investigation. Cheshire police described the woman’s arrest as a significant step forward – and said all the families involved were being kept fully updated

  • 2 Jul 2018

    “Pipe down” and “Put a sock in it” – the playground insults from senior Tories were flying on Twitter today in response to arch-Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg’s warning that the Prime Minister must deliver the Brexit she promised or risk the collapse of her government. It feels as though an out-and-out civil war is in full…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    In London, two boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenager was stabbed multiple times. A 14-year-old boy is in hospital in a serious but stable condition after the attack in Archway, north London, on Sunday.

  • 2 Jul 2018

    There’s been a massive firefighting operation, including helicopers, at moorland in Lancashire, which has been burning all weekend.

  • 1 Jul 2018

    He’s best know as Loki, the Scottish rapper famed for his talent with the spoken word. But now Loki, real name Darren McGarvey, has just won one of the country’s most prestigious prizes for the written word – the Orwell Prize for political books. Judges have called it the book Orwell would have wanted to…

  • 1 Jul 2018

    The words Grenfell Tower are now inextricably linked to the terrible vision of a burned out shell. But a new project commissioned by Channel 4 wants to show a different reality, one that existed for the tower’s residents before that night just over a year ago. Using virtual reality, the immersive documentary looks into the…

  • 1 Jul 2018

    Tenants could be guaranteed minimum three year contracts – under new government plans to give people who rent their homes more security. The vast majority of tenants currently have agreements of 6 or 12 months, but ministers say longer terms would benefit both renters and landlords. Campaigners have urged them to go even further –…

  • 1 Jul 2018

    At least 120 firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire spreading across the Lancashire moors – described as “aggressive” and “rapidly developing”. Helicopters have been drafted in to tackle fires in about seven areas. A major incident was declared after wildfires on Winter Hill and Scout Road near Bolton merged. Our north of England correspondent…

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Medicine remains one of the most inaccessible professions. Research suggests around 80% of applicants to medical school come from just 20% of schools. Now one young doctor is determined to change that. Twenty three year old Leanne Armitage, who is studying at St George’s University of London, set up an outreach programme to tell pupils…

  • 30 Jun 2018

    23 year old medical student Leanne Armitage set up an outreach programme to tell pupils in inner city London – whatever their background – they too can become doctors. She joins Jackie Long in the studio to discuss diversity in the medical profession.

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Firefighters have declared a major incident on the west Pennine moors – after two large moorland fires converged. More than 80 firefighters have been redeployed to tackle the fires on Winter Hill and Scout Road, near Bolton – and people are being urged to stay away.

  • 29 Jun 2018

    Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Commons foreign affairs committee, discusses our interview with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.