Was there a North-South divide in England? – Channel 4 News

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of the fault lines in our society, not least in the disproportionately high number of deaths of people from ethnic minorities. Now this programme can reveal it may also have laid bare a north-south divide during the first wave of the virus. Figures show that the proportion of deaths […]

On the frontline of Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan – Channel 4 News

Armenia and Azerbaijan are blaming each other for the surge in fighting across the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh – which has already left over 200 people dead. Most of the territory is ethnically Armenian. Their forces have controlled it since the end of the separatist war in 1994 – even though it’s located inside Azerbaijan. […]

Leicestershire towns to enter local lockdown for the second time as cases spike – Channel 4 News

The Prime Minister is in Downing Street this weekend looking at imposing another lockdown in England after warning that the UK was ‘now seeing a second wave’. In today’s developments 4,422 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, that’s the highest figure since the beginning of May. Another 27 people have died after testing positive, taking […]

Construction starts on rail project as protests continue over environmental cost – Channel 4 News

Construction on the HS2 high-speed rail project officially started today, as the company said it would create 22,000 jobs. Boris Johnson hailed the project as “crucial for our country”, although critics say it will damage the environment, and now that more people are working from home, the huge costs of the scheme could be far […]

Coronavirus contact tracers to be cut in England – Channel 4 News

Thousands of NHS test-and-trace staff will lose their jobs by the end of August. The remaining 12,000 staff will work alongside local public health teams to reach people who may be infected. The decision comes after the prime minister has pledged to “do the right thing” and get all children back to school next month. […]

Four veteran cricket players reflect on the future of their beloved sport – Channel 4 News

Now as amateur cricket resumes at local clubs and on village greens – the professional game is back on too – with the West Indies currently touring England. But like the rest of society – the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement is forcing the sport to confront its own past. We’ve been down […]

How journalists have come under attack in what are supposed to be democracies – Channel 4 News

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month started a wave of protests around the world demanding justice for victims and reform of institutions. But the largely peaceful demonstrations have also shown that the forces of law and order in the US and beyond have begun reacting more violently to those seeking to record […]

Three experts discuss life after coronavirus – Channel 4 News

From face masks to social distancing, life has changed dramatically in the coronavirus pandemic – possibly forever. The so-called ‘new normal’ has led to a transformation in the way we work, socialise and behave. Governments, from the UK to Germany, are laying out road maps with details on how their countries will operate post coronavirus. […]

how pandemics have transformed history – Channel 4 News

8 May 2020 For centuries, infectious diseases have spread across the world. Their deadliness has been well documented – but have they altered the path of history? Coronavirus is nothing new. For centuries, infectious diseases have spread across the world. Their deadliness has been well documented – but have they altered the path of history? […]

Government under pressure over over tests pledge and protective equipment – Channel 4 News

22 Apr 2020 Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the country is “at the peak” of the coronavirus epidemic – a peak which will last some time. At home on their webcams – MPs taking part in the first ever social distanced session of the House of Commons heard the Health Secretary Matt Hancock say the […]