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From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

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From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

channel4.com/news

    Did the Covid models get it wrong?

    Did the Covid models get it wrong?

    Tomorrow, plan B measures end in England, with face masks no longer needed in public places and Covid passports dropped after only a few weeks in use. Boris Johnson said the Omicron wave had peaked nationally. 
    But before Christmas, newspaper headlines were full of fears about millions of cases a day and the NHS being overwhelmed like never before.
    That did not happen - so what’s going on and were the Covid models wrong?
    FactCheck’s Georgina Lee explains it all.
    Sources: DW News, BBC News, The Telegraph

    • 26 min
    The grand old duke in court: Prince Andrew on trial

    The grand old duke in court: Prince Andrew on trial

    Why was Prince Andrew friends with a convicted paedophile and a now convicted sex trafficker? Did he go to Pizza Express in Woking and will Virginia Giuffre get her day in Court? 
     
    Our Investigations Editor Job Rabkin walks us through the civil trial, the history of the Prince and the paedophile and what’s next for the man ninth in line to the British throne.
     
    Sources: BBC Newsnight, BBC Panorama, ITV News, ITV: Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile,  Sky News

    • 25 min
    Joe Biden’s first year in charge

    Joe Biden’s first year in charge

    From Make America Great Again to Make America Normal Again.
    It’s one year since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President promising to end the late-night tweets, the endless firings, the fake news, the fake science, and the threats to American democracy.
    But how has he fared 12 months on?
    In today’s episode, our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy details the highs and lows, and with Biden’s poll numbers struggling, will his party hold onto the House and Senate in the November elections?
    Sources: Biden Inaugural Committee, The Independent, TODAY, CBS News, BBC News, News Nation Now, CNN, Washington Post, Fox News

    • 25 min
    Russia and Ukraine: is war coming?

    Russia and Ukraine: is war coming?

    Talks between Russia and Western powers over the situation in Ukraine finished in a “dead end” last week, with Vladimir Putin’s forces still amassed on the border, threatening war.
    With the US Secretary of State in Kiev right now trying to de-escalate tensions, can conflict be avoided?
    Europe editor Matt Frei asks whether the West can stop Russia, and he talks about what he’s seen on the ground in Ukraine.

    • 23 min
    Holmes alone: the fall of Theranos

    Holmes alone: the fall of Theranos

    She was once feted as the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire who promised that her blood testing start-up would transform the future of healthcare but now Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of fraud.
    Holmes, who managed to dupe some of the world’s richest and most powerful businessmen, now faces decades in jail.
    Today, Kiran speaks to our economics correspondent Helia Ebrahimi about the unravelling of a once Silicon superstar - and what this tale tells us about the world of start-ups and high-level investors.
    Sources: Sky News, HBO, Bill Clinton Initiative, CNBC, CNN, CBS, entrepreneurship.org
    Sources: Sky News, CBS News, Daily Mail, BBC News

    • 26 min
    Is the party over for Boris Johnson?

    Is the party over for Boris Johnson?

    Boris Johnson admitted he did attend a gathering during the first lockdown.
    He apologised for spending 25 minutes at the Downing Street garden drinks in May 2020, but said he thought it was a “work event” rather than a party.
    He has rejected some MPs' calls for his resignation, saying we should wait for the inquiry from senior civil servant Sue Gray.
    But what’s next for Boris Johnson - and who is Sue Gray? 
    Our Political Correspondent Gary Gibbon guides us through the last week in Westminster.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Pimlicat ,

More Matt Frei please

Great show, perfect episode lengths, just needs even more Matt!

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You are a guiding light in dark times

Always honest and reliable - and not sold off by our Government which is good.

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Always look forward to the next episode

Great content, highlighting topics ahead of other channels.

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