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June 26, 2019

Inside an east London barber shop after eased lockdown restrictions

After months of letting our hair grow out – hairdressers and barber shops across England have been allowed to open – with social distancing measures in place. And for many people the new rules couldn’t have come soon enough. We’ve been down to one barber shop in east London – where staff and...

‘Deal or no deal, this spending is necessary’ – Kings College London’s Prof Anand Menon on UK-EU border spending

We were joined by Anand Menon, who is a professor of politics and European affairs at Kings College, London.

UK government pledges £700m to manage Britain’s borders after Brexit

The Government has announced it’s spending more than £700m on new infrastructure, staff and technology to manage Britain’s borders when the UK leaves the European union at the end of the year. Ministers have effectively set a September deadline for Brexit trade talks with Europe to be completed –...

Thousands protest in the streets of Tel Aviv over the government’s response to the pandemic

The Israeli Prime Minister has promised financial help for people whose livelihoods have been devastated by coronavirus. Yesterday thousands took to the streets in Tel Aviv to protest against his government’s handling of the pandemic. Elsewhere there have been increases in coronavirus cases in...

Donald Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public – as Florida confirms 15,000 new cases of coronavirus

Florida has confirmed more than 15,000 new cases of coronavirus – the state’s biggest daily increase since the pandemic began. Infections are continuing to soar in large parts of the United States – with a growing number of governors making face coverings compulsory in public places. Even President...

Black and Asian doctors more likely to face discrimination when raising concerns about PPE shortages, a new survey has shown

Since the early days of the pandemic, doctors from minority ethnic backgrounds have said they were being disproportionately affected by shortages of PPE. Now, this programme can reveal new research that shows they are more likely to be reprimanded when they raise concerns about it. Channel 4 News...

Steve Coogan warns if the government don’t help comedy venues, ‘We’ll find ourselves in ten years time with nothing to laugh at’

A new campaign has been launched to protect the future of live comedy – after research showed more than three quarters of venues fear they’ll be forced to close down within the next year. More than half of performers are worried that they’ll have to leave comedy altogether by early next year –...

Outdoor pools and theatres reopen in England

Go swimming, see a play – but do it outdoors… more of England’s lockdown measures are being eased this weekend – allowing open air pools and theatres to reopen, while amateur cricket games can resume too. Wales is also opening up to tourism for the first time – as part of a three week package of...

Former world cup winner Jack Charlton has died aged 85

The world of football has lost one of the greats: just one of the tributes to Jack Charlton – who’s died at the age of 85. The former Leeds defender was part of England’s 1966 world cup winning team – before turning his talents to management, leading the Republic of Ireland team to unprecedented...

’He did protect the President and now the President is protecting him’ – former Central Intelligence Agency officer Evan McMullin

We spoke to Evan McMullin – a former Central Intelligence Agency operations officer who ran as an independent during the 2016 United States presidential election.

Critics accuse President Trump of abusing the law as he grants clemency to former advisor Roger Stone

Critics have accused President Trump of abusing the rule of law – after he commuted the sentence of his friend Roger Stone just days before he was due to serve a three and a half year term in jail. The White House condemned “overzealous prosecutors” and claimed Mr Stone had been “treated very...

Mother talks about her son’s rapid descent into far-right extremism

Yesterday a report by the government’s advisers on counter terrorism highlighted how political and religious extremists have been using the lockdown to spread hate online and recruit new followers. With the biggest terror threat in the UK now coming from the far-right, we’ve been speaking to the...

‘I wasn’t a threat to anyone, I wasn’t a danger to anyone’ – Independent’s Andrew Buncombe

The Independent newspaper’s chief US Correspondent Andrew Buncombe has reported from numerous trouble spots around the world in his 30-year career. He had been arrested before – in Cuba and Pakistan, countries not known for their defence of free speech or the right to protest. But this time it was...

‘People of colour will find solace by making their solace and protecting themselves’ – actor Wendell Pierce on Black Lives Matter

Many aficionados of the box set crime drama acknowledge The Wire as among the best of the genre ever to be produced. But when one of its most lauded stars, Wendell Pierce, saw the pilot for the first time, he thought it would never get anywhere. Pierce, who embodied an unflappable cop, has gone on...

‘There is no question the US-China relationship is the central relationship of our time’: former US Under Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman

And joining Matt now is Professor Wendy Sherman who served as President Obama’s Under Secretary of State and advises the Joe Biden campaign.

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