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The quick and expert briefing on the biggest news stories. Our team of specialist correspondents plus guests bring you information and analysis you can trust so you get What You Need To Know in minutes.

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The quick and expert briefing on the biggest news stories. Our team of specialist correspondents plus guests bring you information and analysis you can trust so you get What You Need To Know in minutes.

    How worried should you be about flight turbulence?

    How worried should you be about flight turbulence?

    One dead and at least 20 in intensive care.

    Last week, turbulence saw what should have been a simple flight descend into tragedy.

    We’re often told it’s the safest form of transport, but with holiday season on the horizon - how safe do you really feel?

    Cari Davies is joined by Science correspondent Martin Stew to tell you, what you need to know.

    • 10 min
    Is the Rwanda plan working?

    Is the Rwanda plan working?

    Packed boats, a perilous journey and dreams of a fresh start.

    The gangs responsible promise a new life.

    But for many, it’s one they’ll never see.

    The Rwanda Bill's dominated headlines, yet the small boat crossings show little sign of letting up.

    One side treats them like cattle, the other - a criminal, but how far would you go to protect your family? 

    Sangeeta Kandola is joined by ITV News' Peter Smith to tell you, what you need to know. 

    • 16 min
    A medical disaster that was no accident

    A medical disaster that was no accident

    It was a medical disaster that saw 30,000 victims infected with HIV and hepatitis C by
    contaminated blood transfusions.

    The infected blood inquiry confirmed that the disaster was no accident, and one that unfolded on a horrifying scale.

    It was a scandal that could have been avoided, but for the actions of frontline medical staff, civil servants and successive governments, as institutions put saving face ahead of patient safety.

    So how could this have happened? How will the victims be compensated? and how do we ensure it never happens again? 

    ITV News' Health Correspondent Rebecca Barry and Political Editor Robert Peston tell Charlene White what you need to know.

    • 19 min
    How a Swiss clinic helped a British man end his life in secret

    How a Swiss clinic helped a British man end his life in secret

    Alastair Hamilton was 47 when he secretly arranged to end his life.

    His family retraced his last steps to Switzerland, where they spoke to the clinic that helped Alastair to die without their knowledge.

    Now, with so much debate around assisted dying in the UK, what can we learn from Alastair’s story? And what’s to stop anyone else doing the same?

    ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand and producer Nathan Lee, who joined Alastair's family on their journey to Switzerland, tell you what you need to know... 

    • 15 min
    What is a deepfake and what happens when you're a victim?

    What is a deepfake and what happens when you're a victim?

    Can you spot the difference between what’s real and what’s fake?

    The rise of artificial intelligence has opened the door to a world of technological possibilities. But with it comes a more sinister side.

    Deceptively realistic deepfakes – created by AI technology – are cropping up more and more online.

    So what are they? What happens when you're a victim of one? And, in an election year, how worried should we be about this technology?

    ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale, who was recently a victim of this technology, and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tell Yasmin Bodalbhai what you need to know... 

    • 17 min
    Do our national scandals ever lead to justice?

    Do our national scandals ever lead to justice?

    The Post Office, infected blood, Hillsborough, Waspi women, Grenfell.

    All national scandals that seem, on the face of it, to be completely different.

    But do they have more in common than we might think? 

    And how fit for purpose are our systems for writing the wrongs of the past?

    After years campaigning for justice, Jo Hamilton, Jackie Britton and Shelagh Simmons tell ITV Meridian's Christine Alsford what you need to know....

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

Villa Wills ,

A show that captures most of the important points

Informative and factual, albeit a little woke at times with a slight anti Tory bias. Peston is the worst thing example when he does a cameo. Journalists need to stop sourcing only people with poor financial outlooks and creating the impression that it’s the majority that face financial Armageddon, it’s tough we get it.US and Ukraine coverage is the best aspect. Tom Bradby’s delivery bus excellent

Fletchek ,

Wegovy report just dreadful

Just listened to the report on Wegovy (September 2023) - really bad. Clearly the reporters did not understand the system of medicines regulation in the UK, with suggestions that the general public could buy this prescription-only medicine easily if only they could afford it. Both wrong and dangerous. Why did no one seek medical input eg from the ABPI? From a qualified health practitioner?
Just a poor quality report, with insufficient research to be properly informative. If this represents the podcast’s normal standards, then avoid, avoid, avoid.

Ashlee wong ,

Good

I watch it is because It’s remind of Queen Elizabeth

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