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June 26, 2019

Tokyo Olympics: Best action often stuck behind paywall

If you’re trying to enjoy the best of Team GB’s medal success – and all the other highlights of the Tokyo Games – where can you actually watch it? Instead of the instantly available wall to wall coverage which viewers might have been expecting, this time the best action has often been stuck behind...

‘Refreeze the Arctic’ to tackle climate change, says Sir David King

We were joined from Cambridge by the Chair of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, former Chief Scientific Adviser and then UK Special Representative for Climate Change until 2017, Sir David King.

Climate crisis: Could scientists refreeze the Arctic?

The flash floods, the wildfires, the lightning strikes and the extreme weather that’s swept much of the world over the last month is prompting fears that climate change is accelerating at a pace faster than ever anticipated. Concerns amplified in a report by some of the world’s top climate experts,...

Prison and Probation minister hails ‘groundbreaking’ initiative for ex-offenders

We spoke to Prisons and Probation Minister Alex Chalk and began by asking him if he regretted the closing of the Change Grow Live project.

Fears serious offenders could end up on street after charity project’s closure

It has helped house some of the most serious offenders in England for more than 40 years, providing a bridge between life in jail and life on the outside. But on Friday, the project run by the charity Change Grow Live will close for good. Once funded by the local authority, cuts to their budget...

Former generals urge government to allow more Afghan interpreters to settle in UK

More than 40 former military commanders are calling for urgent action to help Afghans who served alongside British forces to settle in the UK. They are warning that “time is of the utmost essence” in the face of a resurgent Taliban. The Ministry of Defence says they have already helped more than...

Covid: Double-jabbed EU and US travellers to England will not have to quarantine

This could salvage summer, say travel bosses, as the government announced that quarantine will be scrapped for fully vaccinated people from the United States and the EU, if they arrive in England from an amber country. This evening the Scottish government said it will do the same. The weekly trend...

National disability strategy a missed opportunity, say campaigners

The government has unveiled its £1.6 billion national disability strategy to a somewhat muted response. Campaigners and charities have welcomed some of the measures, but say the whole thing is lacking in scope and ambition. The pledges include: – More accessible homes, by raising planning...

NHS on the brink. Part 2. Will our hospitals ever get ‘back to normal’?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thefourcast/NHS_PART_2_mix_1.mp3 The Covid pandemic has seen NHS staff become heroes as they worked round the clock to save lives and ensure the system didn’t buckle. But the focus on coronavirus has left many patients waiting for surgery that has had to be...

New survey finds increase in number of BAME people in positions of power

It’s been four years since the campaigning organisation Operation Black Vote published “The Colour of Power”, a survey of who held the top jobs in significant public and private institutions. It painted a stark picture of inequality, on race and gender lines. But since then, the Black Lives Matter...

First person charged under new HK national security law found guilty

A young man has been found guilty of secessionism and terrorism by a Hong Kong court – the first person to be tried under the territory’s sweeping national security law. 24 year old Tong Ying-kit was arrested after driving his motorbike towards police with a flag declaring “liberate Hong Kong”, and...

Government urged to maintain ‘Everyone In’ spending on rough sleeping

The UK government risks a surge in rough sleeping in the coming months if it does not maintain extra funding it spent tackling homelessness during the pandemic, a panel of experts has warned. The Everyone In scheme saw 37,000 people given shelter in England last year when empty hotels were used to...

Additional Covid testing sites feel ‘a bit like spin’, says Iceland boss

Covid cases have fallen for the seventh day in a row across the UK, but the number of deaths has risen to its highest level in more than four months. Latest figures show there were 23,500 new cases in the last 24 hours. 131 deaths were reported, while the number of Covid patients in hospital has...

Emotional police testimony at US Capitol riot hearings

In the United States, a special House of Representatives committee has begun its first hearings into the violent mob attack on the US Capitol on January 6, with testimony from four police officers who tried to fight off the rioters. One told the committee he thought he was going to die, as he was...

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