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June 26, 2019

Lower league football clubs fear collapse without fans at games

Football clubs are appealing for help to survive after being severely hit by the pandemic. Some lower league clubs are teetering on the edge of financial collapse. But with fans unable to return to watch games in the stadium there are calls for the richer Premier League to help support lower league...

‘It works as a suppression system, it works to subvert the will of the people’ – Professor David Carroll

When Professor David Carroll asked for Cambridge Analytica to release the information they held about him, it led to a legal battle and his story being documented in the ‘The Great Hack’ documentary. After a four-year battle we were able to finally reveal his data to him as part of our...

Trump and Biden to face one another in first TV debate

With just 35 days to go until the US Presidential election, tonight millions are expected to tune into the first of three election debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Government ‘taking the steps needed’ to prevent a second lockdown, says epidemiologist Prof Liam Smeeth

Liam Smeeth is professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We asked him if the government is doing enough to prevent a second lockdown in the UK.

Universities trying to “move things forward” with the government amid coronavirus outbreaks on campuses across UK

We spoke to Professor Julia Buckingham, the vice chancellor of Brunel University and also President of Universities UK which represents 139 institutions across the country. We began by asking her if universities in the UK are facing a crisis.

Students in England to be allowed home for Christmas

The Education Secretary has reassured students across England that they will be able to go home for Christmas after around 50 University campuses reported Covid outbreaks. But there are growing calls from teaching unions to protect both staff and students by moving to online learning, something...

‘It’s better to act quickly and decisively, and sometimes change tack, than wait too long’ – former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

We spoke to the former Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who’s now the chair of the health select committee. We began by asking – if the Prime Minister is struggling to clarify details of new lockdown rules in north east England – how can we expect people to keep up with what they can and can’t do?

Johnson apologises after ‘misspeaking’ about local lockdown rules

The Prime Minister has apologised after he “misspoke” as he tried to explain new lockdown restrictions being imposed in the North East of England. More and more areas face curbs as the virus spreads across the country leading to confusion. Today, the UK recorded 7,143 new cases, the biggest daily...

Voters being targeted in ‘information warfare’, says Shoshana Zuboff

We spoke to the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff who has written extensively about how big tech is out of control and has undermined democracy across the world. I started by asking for her reaction to our investigation

How Trump campaign targets millions of white voters – and activates fears over rioting

The Trump campaign has been exploiting fears amongst white voters by targeting them with divisive and alarmist messages on social media. Channel 4 News exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters. Tonight – we...

Series 6, Episode 5: Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-English chef, restaurant owner and food writer who taught Britain to love vegetables. He has published seven best-selling cookbooks inspired by his Middle Eastern upbringing in a German/Italian family and owns six restaurants and deli’s across London. Since arriving...

Manchester Arena inquiry: families concerned security services evidence heard in private

Lawyers acting for the families at the Manchester Arena Inquiry say failure to learn lessons can no longer be tolerated. In giving their opening statements, the legal teams also raised concerns that crucial evidence from the security services, to show whether the terror attack could have been...

At least 30 killed in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan

In the Caucasus, at least 30 people have been killed in a second day of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s the worst violence in decades between the neighbouring countries over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It lies entirely within Azerbaijan, though its Armenian Christian...

Johnson under pressure from Tory MPs to allow vote on new coronavirus laws

Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure from his own backbenchers to let MPs debate and vote on new coronavirus laws before they are introduced. The Commons must decide later this week whether to renew the Government’s emergency powers to create new rules and criminal offences without any...

Students forced to self-isolate as Covid spreads on campuses

Tough new restrictions have been brought in for households in the North East, after a sharp rise in cases. From Wednesday, households in seven areas will not be allowed to mix indoors – even in pubs and restaurants. In today’s other main developments: 4,044 new cases have been confirmed, another 13...


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