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What do Labour voters think of the party’s leadership candidates? – Channel 4 News


Sir Keir Starmer has officially launched his bid to become Labour leader, with a promise to defend the party’s radical values and win back voters.

The Shadow Brexit Secretary also vowed to end anti-Semitism in the party.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Long-Bailey – the leadership contender seen as the favourite of the left – has been out canvassing members.

Our Home Affairs Correspondent, Darshna Soni, reports.



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Australian bushfires continue to rage as death toll rises – Channel 4 News



21 Dec 2019

Australia’s bushfires are taking more lives and communities. As temperatures in western Sydney climb towards 47 celsius.

 

Out of control across several states now – Australia’s bushfires are taking more lives and communities. As temperatures in western Sydney climb towards 47 celsius – officials in New South Wales are urging people to delay any Christmas travel plans – warning strong winds could push the flames in unpredictable directions.

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison finally returned from his controversial holiday in Hawaii – to a political firestorm over his handling of a national crisis.

 



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Boris Johnson takes victory lap of newly won north of England seats – Channel 4 News


Boris Johnson has promised former Labour voters he will ‘repay’ their trust as he visited the northeast of England to congratulate newly elected Tory MPs. He declared he wanted to spread opportunity to everyone.

Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn has faced more fury from former Labour MPs who lost their seats, claiming he had ‘failed as a communicator’ and warning that if the party didn’t sort itself out, it could spell the end of the Labour movement altogether.



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Stream and TV channel as Greenwood and Garner start at Old Trafford – latest updates – The Sun


MAN UTD welcome AZ Alkmaar to Old Trafford looking for a third-straight victory in all competitions.

Both of these sides have already booked their place in the knockout stages, but top-spot in Group L is still up for grabs.

The visitors need to take all three points to snatch it from Ole’s men, whilst Utd only need to avoid defeat.

Follow all the action as it happens from Old Trafford below…

  • Kick-off time: 8pm
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport2/BT Sport app or free for EE customers
  • Man Utd XI: Romero, Young, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Garner, Andreas, Mata, Martial, Greenwood.
  • Alkmaar XI: Bizot, Svensson, Clasie, Wuytens, Midtsjo, Stengs, Wijndal, Koopmeiners, Idrissi, Sugawara, De Wit.





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UK wing of Bangladesh’s ruling party appear to be campaigning for Labour candidate – Channel 4 News


Should a British parliamentary candidate receive campaign support from an organisation linked to an oppressive foreign government?

Questions are being asked about an operation to support  Labour’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn in north London. Tulip Siddiq is the niece of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, whose government is accused of serious human rights violations.

Channel 4 News has seen evidence that the UK wing of Bangladesh’s ruling party has been running a campaign to support Tulip Siddiq’s re-election.

Ms Siddiq claims this is “categorically untrue”. Fatima Manji reports



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Comedy writer David Javerbaum on religion, satire and controversial humour – Channel 4 News


God Almighty has been brought to life on the stage.

In a new play by the multi-award winning American comedy writer David Javerbaum God wears silk pyjamas and has some ‘wrath management issues’.

The writer who worked on the hugely popular comedy The Daily Show has adapted the play for a British audience incorporating topical issues like Brexit. I went to meet him at the The Vaults theater in Waterloo.



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Court of Appeal overturns convictions 47 years after four men jailed – Channel 4 News


Nearly 50 years after being found guilty of stealing handbags at a London tube station – three men had their names cleared today at the Old Bailey.

They were convicted on the evidence of a corrupt police officer in 1972. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths alongside another man, Constantine Boucher, who’s not been traced became known as “The Oval Four”.

Their convictions rested on evidence given by a British Transport Police  Detective Sergeant named Derek Ridgewell whose career ended in disgrace.

Winston Trew who’s now 69, has always maintained his innocence.

He served eight months of a two year prison sentence back then.



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Growing division on future of NATO – Channel 4 News


There’s growing evidence of division among leaders on the future of NATO – as a war of words continued throughout the day between Presidents Trump and Macron.

Tomorrow’s leaders meeting – involving 29 member states including Russia – could see heated talks on a number of issues, including Turkey’s military actions in Syria, and President Macron’s recent comments about NATO becoming “brain-dead”.



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Political row over Usman Khan prison release deepens – Channel 4 News



1 Dec 2019

The political row over why Usman Khan was free to launch his deadly knife attack on Friday intensified today.

The political row over why Usman Khan was free to launch his deadly knife attack on Friday intensified today.

Claiming a law brought in under Labour made his release inevitable, the Prime Minister said he would bring in tougher sentences.

But the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised cuts to the criminal justice system saying “you can’t keep people safe on the cheap”.



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the scale of the challenge – Channel 4 News


With the world facing natural disasters, rising sea levels and species on the brink of extinction, what will it take for politicians to act on the climate crisis?

Reports show countries will have to cut their carbon emissions five fold to maintain the 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures.

We take a look at the scale of the climate crisis and why those in power after the election will have to take action.



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