• 31 Jul 2018

    Senior managers at the Royal Bank of Scotland will not face any disciplinary action over the mistreatment of small businesses left struggling after the financial crisis. The bank’s controversial Global Restructuring Group has been accused of deliberately driving small firms into the ground so it could sell off their assets on the cheap. Furious business…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Relatives of people in a permanent vegetative state will no longer have to seek legal permission to end their care, the Supreme Court has ruled. When families and doctors agree it’s in the best interests of the patient, medical staff will be able to remove feeding tubes without applying to the Court of Protection. The…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For a week, stories have been circulating about government plans to stockpile food and medicine, if the UK leaves the EU without some kind of a trade agreement. One specific but potentially vital issue is what will happen to the country’s supplies of insulin in the event of no deal.

  • 30 Jul 2018

    There’s been commuting chaos for train passengers in the North West of England. Northern Rail put back services axed in a shake-up in May – only for many of them to fail to run this morning. It promises to bring back other cancelled services by the autumn, but mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    More than 4,000 people work in Scotland’s carnival yards; families whose heritage goes back centuries. Many of them live in Glasgow, but say they are being pushed out by the city’s fast moving regeneration – including in Govan, where a £17 million development is being built. We’ve been to meet the people who’ve been providing…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    Ministers are consulting on new measures to tackle the intimidation of  election candidates – in person or online, including a new law which could see anyone convicted barred from holding public office themselves. It follows a report which found social media was “the most significant factor” driving harassment or abuse. The government is also looking into tougher  measures to…

  • 27 Jul 2018

    We did ask Facebook for an interview, but no-one was available. Conservative MP Damian Collins chairs the DCMS Select Committee and is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    Facebook messages used by pro-Brexit campaigners during the 2016 referendum have been published for the first time by a parliamentary committee examining the prevalence of fake news. They provide a real insight into the micro-targeted approach aimed at specific groups of voters.

  • 26 Jul 2018

    Britain’s three main Jewish newspapers have taken the unprecedented step of going to press with an identical front page today. Under the headline “United we Stand”, they publish the claim that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government would be an “existential threat to Jewish life” in the UK.  

  • 26 Jul 2018

    The recent number of emotive cases involving children who are unable to get legal prescriptions for the cannabis derived medicines they need, prompted an outcry of public sympathy. Today, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid responded with the announcement that he’s relaxing the laws to allow medicinal cannabis to be made available on prescription. The decision…

  • 26 Jul 2018

    There may be a short respite from the unrelenting heat tomorrow when at least one half of the country might get rain and thunder. But today was the hottest of the year so far in many places. Paul McNamara has been in Hampshire with a business which can’t keep up with current demand. We are…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Project Fear or Project Near? As the prospect of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal looms, Theresa May says precautions to stop supplies of medicines and basic foodstuffs running low should reassure us all. Brexiteers, though, say talk of stockpiling is scaremongering to persuade wavering MPs to back the Prime Minister’s…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Brexit coup d’état?

    The Brexit White Paper agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers was not what Brexiteer Tory MPs expected or wanted. They quizzed Theresa May’s top Brexit official on his role in producing it.

  • 24 Jul 2018

    Sir Elton John has launched a billion dollar global project to fight the Aids epidemic, urging men to make themselves part of the solution by getting themselves tested. Prince Harry joined the singer at the world Aids conference in Amsterdam to launch the MenStar campaign, which will begin work in Africa next year. Victoria Macdonald…

  • 23 Jul 2018

    In part two of our investigation into Arron Banks’ mining interests in Southern Africa, Channel 4 News details the transfer of thousands of pounds to a Lesotho cabinet minister and the subsequent issuing of a mining licence.