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Islamic State has ‘raised the bar’ in threat to UK

GCHQ intelligence officers Ben and Sunny spoke exclusively to Sky News Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall about the threats facing the UK and their efforts to stop them. AB: What does an analyst do? Ben: An…

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Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders to stand down

Image copyright PA Image caption Alison Saunders joined the CPS as a barrister in 1986 The director of public prosecutions is to stand down at the end of her five-year contract, the government has said….



BBC wants gender balance of contributors by April 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 50:50 challenge explained The BBC wants to ensure an equal number of male and female expert contributors appear on its news programmes by April 2019, the…


Child poverty: Pale and hungry pupils ‘fill pockets with school food’

Image copyright Getty Images Malnourished pupils with grey skin are “filling their pockets” with food from school canteens in poor areas due to poverty, head teachers say. The heads, from various parts of England and…


Pupils ‘being sexually harassed at school’

More than a third of teachers know schoolchildren who have been sexually harassed by other pupils, a survey has revealed. The poll of more than 1,300 teachers found 39% were aware of children who had…


‘Nothing but a holiday resort?’ Revisiting 1939 Cornwall

In 1939, the newly established Penguin Books published six guides to various English counties, complete with touring maps, aimed at the middle-class motorist. Emma Jane Kirby has been driving around the UK with those first-edition…


Aggressive bailiff behaviour remains ‘lingering concern’ – MoJ review

Image copyright Getty Images Concerns persist over bailiffs using aggressive behaviour to pursue debts despite a legal crackdown, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has found. New laws were introduced in England and Wales in…



Why your pay packet could soon get a little bit smaller

This month new workplace pension contributions are about to go up. That could lead to an average monthly pay packet being £15 smaller. Will that make people opt out, and miss out on a possible…


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