Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

By Sky News

The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

Episodes

Two years on since Russia's invasion but Ukraine is still in the fight

Two years on from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the war is largely at a stalemate but President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's troops face acute shortages of ammunition.Ukraine's cities still come under regular Russian bombardment, thousands of lives have been lost and many more displaced across Europe. Around 300,000 Ukrainians have applied for visas to come to the UK alone. Many more are in Poland and Germany. Tom Cheshire speaks to international correspondent John Sparks in Kharkiv about what life is like on the ground in Ukraine now and how Ukrainians are ready to continue the fight for their country. And we hear from Anfisa Vlasova who fled Kharkiv after the invasion to come to the UK on what life has been like here and how she and her fellow Ukrainian refugees feel about returning to their homeland. Senior producer: Annie Joyce Assistant producer: Iona BrunkerPromotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
23/02/24·18m 8s

Commotion and a no confidence motion: What damage has the Commons Gaza row done?

The third largest party in the House of Commons, the SNP, says it doesn't have confidence in its Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle. The Speaker himself says he took decisions about how MPs debated and voted on calls for a ceasefire in Gaza because he wanted as broad a discussion as possible. He's apologised but said the safety of MPs on such a divisive issue was also on his mind. With thousands dead in Gaza and war continuing, the optics of MPs rowing about Commons procedure - rather than debating important international issues - have not sat well with everyone. Niall Paterson speaks to Dr Hannah White from the Institute for Government about why she thinks it's another example supporting the case for parliamentary reform. Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood describes it as his "worst day in Parliament". He recently had dozens of anti-Israel protesters gather outside his home. And chief political correspondent Jon Craig picks over how the chamber moves on from this - and whether Lindsay Hoyle will stay in his job. Producers: Soila Apparicio, Alex Edden Assistant producer: Evan Dale Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Editor: Paul Stanworth
22/02/24·26m 14s

The Post Office scandal - more trouble on the Horizon?

The former chair of the Post Office, Henry Staunton, who was dismissed last month, claims he was told by a top civil servant to "hobble into the election" and delay payouts to sub-postmasters, in a newly released memo. But Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch told MPs there's "no evidence whatsoever that this is true", and called his allegations "a disgrace". The row comes as only 5% of sub-postmaster claimants have received compensation for the Horizon IT scandal so far.Late on Wednesday evening, the government published a letter from Sarah Munby, the former permanent secretary to Kemi Badenoch, responding to claims in The Times that government officials told Mr Staunton to stall on compensation payments to wronged postmasters. The letter stated: "It is not true that I made any instruction, either explicitly or implicitly, to Mr Staunton to in anyway delay compensation payments. I did not."On this edition of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Labour MP and chair of the Business and Trade Committee, Liam Byrne, who says it's now his job at next Tuesday's committee to "flush out who is telling the truth".Plus, our deputy political editor Sam Coates discusses the fallout from the row. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Assistant producer: Evan Dale Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
21/02/24·24m 19s

Hacking the hackers: How cyber gang Lockbit was 'locked out'

One of the world's most prolific cyber crime gangs has been taken down by law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Europol and the UK's National Crime Agency.Lockbit is an extortion website that held its victims' data for ransom - some of the biggest UK bodies affected were the Royal Mail and the NHS.Five Russians have been charged by US authorities and dozens of crypto accounts frozen.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by science and technology editor Tom Clarke and crime correspondent Martin Brunt to discuss what Lockbit is, Operation Cronos and what this means for other cyber gangs.Senior podcast producer: Annie JoycePromotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Wendy Parker
20/02/24·18m 13s

Did Russian opposition die with Alexei Navalny?

Hundreds of Russians have been detained at memorials to opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Navalny's mother and lawyers have been denied access to his body and authorities have not confirmed its exact whereabouts. Host Adam Parsons is joined by Sky News' Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay, who has followed Navalny's journey for much of the past decade. She describes what’s happening in Russia, Navalny's legacy and the mood as people continue to pay their respects at makeshift memorials across the country. Adam also hears from Ekaterina Schulmann, a Russian political scientist in exile who has been marked as a foreign agent by Putin's government. Plus, Dr Maxim Alyukov, a political sociologist at King's College London, talks about the upcoming Russian election.Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Alex Edden Assistant Producer: Evan Dale Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
19/02/24·17m 50s

Russian opponent Alexei Navalny dies... and analysing Labour's double by-election win

Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has died in jail. Barred in 2018 from running in elections, he remained Mr Putin's most powerful political opponent. He survived a novichok poisoning, after being treated in Germany. But still he chose to return to Russia knowing he would be arrested. He was just 47 when he died while serving a 19-year sentence on charges of extremism in a prison near the Arctic circle. Today on Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks with our Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay about Mr Navalny's life and how his death will have an impact on his supporters in Russia. We'll also unpack Labour's win in two by-elections overnight with our political correspondent Rob Powell who is in Wellingborough, and what the results could mean for the next general election.Producers: Soila Apparicio, Sydney Pead Assistant Producer: Evan Dale Editor: Wendy Parker
16/02/24·19m 36s

Technically it’s a recession, but what’s actually changed? With Ed Conway

Sky News’ economics and data editor Ed Conway looks at the implications of Britain entering recession on this episode. Although the two quarters of negative growth is a fairly arbitrary definition and could be revised, Ed tells host Greg Milam why the GDP per head figures is the one which could tell us more. They also discuss the political implications for Rishi Sunak who’d made growing the economy one of his big five pledges. Plus, Manchester restaurant owner Karina Jadhav on what recession means for her business. Producer: Alex Edden Assistant producers: Evan Dale, Iona Brunker Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotions producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Paul Stanworth
15/02/24·20m 56s

Can Starmer ever really deliver on his antisemitism promise?

In his early weeks as Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer said: “It was very important to me to seek to address the disgrace of antisemitism in our party as soon as possible.” Almost four years on, and months out from a general election, he’s facing a new row about the extent of antisemitism within Labour. Three of his party’s politicians, including two who were standing for parliament, are now linked to a meeting of activists where it’s claimed antisemitic remarks were made. On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Alex Hearn, director of Labour Against Antisemitism, who says this week has been embarrassing for the Labour leader – who put tackling antisemitism at the centre of his political strategy. Plus, our political correspondent Serena Barker-Singh looks at how the party is trying to show its diligence in picking parliamentary candidates.A full list of the candidates standing in the Rochdale by-election can be found here. This episode contains strong language. Producers: Soila Apparicio, Alex EddenInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotions producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Paul Stanworth
14/02/24·23m 27s

Has Starmer been ‘decisive’ over Rochdale.. and the battle for The Body Shop

Labour is no longer backing a candidate in the Rochdale by-election. Party spokespeople had been out to bat for local councillor Azhar Ali up until Monday afternoon - saying his comments about the Hamas attacks on Israel were informed by an online conspiracy theory and "didn't represent his view". By Monday evening, the full recording of his comments came to light - and Labour backtracked, saying he'd be on the ballot paper but no longer had its support. Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig reckons it's Sir Keir Starmer's "biggest crisis yet" - he joins Leah Boleto to explain why.And Leah speaks to marketing expert Catherine Shuttleworth about The Body Shop entering administration. They explore where it went wrong for the chain – and there's a bit of reminiscing about white musk and dewberry oil too. A full list of the candidates standing in the Rochdale byelection can be found here.Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Alex EddenAssistant Producer: Iona BrunkerPromotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
13/02/24·20m 13s

Israel-Hamas war: Will Netanyahu pause the offensive on Rafah?

The UK says Israel should "stop and think seriously", the US wants to see a credible plan for civilians - but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists an offensive in Rafah is needed to defeat Hamas.As Israel rescued two hostages in the southern city, dozens were killed in the airstrikes that accompanied the operation.There are now more than a million people in the city - with the UN agency for Palestinian refugees saying conditions are getting worse.So can Israel be convinced to pause any ground offensive?On this Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to our correspondent in Jerusalem, Diana Magnay, and defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
12/02/24·20m 57s

WEEKEND DAILY: Work until you're 71? What's the alternative?

A new report has suggested the state retirement age may need to rise to 71 to maintain the number of people who financially support the pension system - and it adds that it might need to happen as soon as 2040. On this Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores what effect this would have with pensions expert and Conservative peer, Baroness Ros Altmann. Plus, economist and co-author of The 100-Year Life, Andrew Scott, discusses why our outlook on retirement might need to change sooner than we think. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Alex Edden Assistant producer: Iona BrunkerPromotion producer: Jonathan DayEditor: Wendy Parker
10/02/24·17m 55s

Biden: 'My memory is fine' - what's just changed for the presidential election?

Joe Biden couldn't remember when he was vice president, according to a new report. And, according to the same investigation, he couldn't remember when his son died. Then, when trying to reassure everyone about the claims about his memory, he confused the presidents of Mexico and Egypt. Not ideal for someone who wants to run for president - and even worse for someone already doing the job. So what has the speculation done for his election chances this year - and for those of his rival, Donald Trump? Yalda Hakim presents this Sky News Daily with political strategist Hilary Rosen and pollster Scarlett Maguire. Senior podcast producer: Annie JoycePodcast producer: Alex Edden Assistant producer: Iona Brunker Editor: Wendy Parker
09/02/24·21m 19s

Labour's climate climbdown - how damaging is it?

After weeks of confusion, Sir Keir Starmer has finally announced a row back in Labour's pledge to spend £28bn a year on its flagship green prosperity plan. While the policy will not be completely scrapped, the climbdown comes in the form of the party's spending commitments. The party says the £28bn target will be dropped due to uncertain public finances, and comes a week after Labour's shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves refused to commit to the green spending target ten times, in an interview with Sky's Beth Rigby. On Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores this latest backtrack with our deputy political editor Sam Coates and our science and technology editor Tom Clarke. Podcast producers: Sydney Pead and Alex Edden Assistant producer: Evan Dale Editor: Wendy Parker
08/02/24·19m 48s

Rishi Sunak's transgender jibe dominates PMQs

Chants of 'shame' were heard during Prime Minister's Questions today, after Rishi Sunak made a cutting remark about trans-rights aimed towards Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer. The mother of Brianna Ghey was in Parliament today - just days after her daughter's killers were sentenced.Niall Paterson speaks to our political correspondent, Amanda Akass, about the prime minister's comments and the backlash. Also - should the government pay compensation to the thousands of victims who suffered injuries from pelvic mesh implants and the epilepsy drug, Valproate?It follows a new report calling on the government to urgently set up a financial package worth half a billion pounds, after Sky News reported regulators knew of the effects of Valproate since the 1970s but failed to disclose them to patients.Our home editor, Jason Farrell, looks at the prospects the victims have of receiving compensation, and the damage caused by the scandal. Podcast producers: Alex Edden and Sydney Pead Assistant producer: Evan Dale Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotions Producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Paul Stanworth
07/02/24·23m 44s

The King and cancer: What's the experience of the thousands diagnosed each day?

In Buckingham Palace’s statement about the King’s cancer diagnosis, it said: “His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.” Britain still lags behind comparable countries when it comes to improving cancer survival rates. So what’s a more typical NHS experience for the almost 400,000 cases diagnosed each year – including the wait between diagnosis and treatment. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the issue with our data and forensics correspondent, Tom Cheshire, and Dr Katharine Halliday, president of The Royal College of Radiologists. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Assistant producers: Evan Dale and Iona Brunker Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
06/02/24·19m 21s

King Charles has cancer: What we know so far

Buckingham Palace has revealed King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. While it's not been revealed what type he's being treated for, we know it's not prostate cancer. The announcement marks a big shift in how much the public is being told about a British monarch's health. On this special episode of the Sky News Daily, Mark Austin takes a closer look at what we know so far, its significance and what might happen next with our royal correspondent, Rhiannon Mills and Sky's royal commentator, Alistair Bruce. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Assistant podcast producer: Evan Dale Editor: Dave Terris
05/02/24·13m 8s

‘In touching distance’: Is a united Ireland now a realistic prospect?

Two years after power-sharing collapsed in Northern Ireland, Stormont is back in business with Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill becoming its first nationalist First Minister. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met leaders of the new restored devolved government, asking them to focus on day-to-day issues rather than the issue of Irish unity. On the Sky News Daily, Jonathan Samuels looks at how much closer we could be to a united Ireland. He’s joined by our senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins to explain the significance of Michelle O’Neill’s historic appointment, while Deirdre Heenan, professor of social policy at Ulster University, and Brian Feeney, historian and political columnist with the Irish News, explore the reunification debate. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Junior podcast producer: Evan DaleInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Wendy Parker
05/02/24·22m 45s

Brianna Ghey's murderers: Should children who kill be named?

The names of two teenagers who murdered 16-year-old schoolgirl Brianna Ghey have been revealed for the first time just hours before they were sentenced. Sixteen-year-olds Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, who were both 15 at the time of the attack in Warrington, Cheshire, last February, were told they will spend a minimum of 22 and 20 years in prison respectively. Under-18s are not usually named in the UK criminal justice system for welfare reasons but judges can make exceptions if they think it is in the public interest. This case has reignited the debate over whether children who kill should ever be named.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the issue with Laura O’Brien, who represents children and young adults at Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors, and David James Smith, author of The Sleep of Reason: The James Bulger Case. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
02/02/24·20m 53s

Is business loving Labour?

Labour’s Rachel Reeves wants to be the next chancellor. She’s used an event in London to try to convince hundreds of business leaders that her party is the best option for the British economy. The shadow chancellor said she’d cap corporation tax at 25% for five years if she’s the one moving into 11 Downing Street. But when asked by Sky News if Labour will drop plans to spend £28bn a year on green energy, she wasn’t so committed. On the Sky News Daily, Sophy Ridge sits in for Niall Paterson to discuss if Labour is convincing business with its message. She’s joined by economics and data editor Ed Conway. Plus, Paul Drechsler, president of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) - and both a former CBI president and ex-prime minister David Cameron's 'skills tsar' - to find out why he believes that Labour is "winning" the economic argument. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
01/02/24·20m 8s

WhatsApp'ened with Nicola Sturgeon at the COVID Inquiry?

Former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the COVID Inquiry: "I was the first minister when the pandemic struck and part of me wishes I hadn't been.” She denied that she used platforms including WhatsApp to have serious policy discussions. She said she'd deleted messages but relevant information was all on public records. On this Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson goes through her answers with Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies. They also talk about whether the pandemic claims have damaged her leadership legacy. Plus, with claims of key Tory cabinet names being part of an "Evil Plotters" WhatsApp group this week - our deputy political editor Sam Coates on the impact WhatsApp messages are having on politics. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Alex Edden Assistant producer: Iona Brunker Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
31/01/24·23m 57s

Northern Ireland, cheese and fish: Why it's an important week in life after Brexit

After nearly two years of political deadlock in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) agreed a deal on Monday to restore power sharing to the country, which will be subject to legislation by the UK government. The DUP walked out over post-Brexit trade arrangements that created trade barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There's been a big impact on public services and a new power sharing government is being promised over £3bn to spend on them. And new post Brexit border controls coming in from 31 January could result higher prices and delays in fresh goods coming in from the EU. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins takes us through the significance of the DUP’s agreement. Plus, our business correspondent Paul Kelso explains the latest warnings on trade with Patricia Michelson, founder of London cheese chain La Fromagerie which has been importing artisan cheese from Europe for 40 years. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseSenior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-CharlesPromotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
30/01/24·21m 28s

Patient 11 | Locked-up and drugged

Something a little different today from the Sky News podcast team: episode 1 of Patient 11, a new investigation from Sky News and the Independent.Young mother and former GB youth swimmer, Alexis Quinn, agrees to enter NHS England psychiatric care following a family tragedy. She could never imagine that her three-day admission will turn into a three-year ordeal. Then undiagnosed with autism, and often the subject of 24-hour surveillance as well as long periods in solitary confinement, Alexis descends to the darkest reaches of locked-in, psychiatric care. There, she encounters the kind of threat she never could have imagined in a secure mental health hospital. In a bid to break free, Alexis plots a daring escape. Making it back to her daughter, however, will pit her against some of the most powerful institutions in the State, including the police.This episode contains discussions about sexual assault. Narrated by Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Django, For Life). To hear all episodes now, follow Patient 11 on your favourite podcast player.
29/01/24·19m 43s

Israel-Hamas war: How much pressure is Benjamin Netanyahu under?

Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel’s longest serving prime minister but also one of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics. He was facing huge protests from Israelis against his government long before the October 7 terrorist attacks, and now he is under growing pressure from both inside Israel and from his international allies over his Gaza strategy. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson takes a closer look at the man himself, how he has managed to survive so long at the forefront of Israeli politics and whether Gaza could change that. Niall’s joined by our Middle East correspondent Alistair Bunkall as they discuss Netanyahu’s unpopularity, his record and stance on a two-state solution. Plus, Israeli political analyst Daliah Scheindlin on how long she thinks Israel’s PM can maintain his grip on power. Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Promotion producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Wendy Parker
26/01/24·21m 7s

Nottingham attacks: Why so many missed chances to stop Valdo Calocane?

The man who killed three people, and injured three others, has been sentenced to detention in a high-security hospital – with the judge saying he'll probably remain there for the rest of his life. Valdo Calocane fatally stabbed 19-year-olds Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar and school caretaker Ian Coates in Nottingham in June last year. Speaking outside court, relatives of the victims criticised police, prosecutors and the NHS – saying they felt "let down" as Calocane’s mental health issues were widely known. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what more could have been done to prevent the killings as he's joined by our communities correspondent Becky Johnson and Lisa Townsend, who is Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and mental health lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.Since recording this episode, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said the organisation had "robustly" reviewed its care of Calocane between May 2020 and September 2020. It added that it will continue to work with the police and health services to learn lessons. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Paul Stanworth
25/01/24·22m 48s

Could Brits really be called up to serve in the army?

The head of the British Army has said we should "train and equip" a "citizen army" to prepare the country for any potential land war.The comments from General Sir Patrick Sanders, who stands down as chief of the general staff in six months, are being seen as a warning that British men and women could be called up to the armed forces if NATO was to go to war with Russia.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson gets reaction from former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Sky's defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke as they examine the UK's military preparedness.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Sydney PeadInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: Jonathan Day Editor: Paul Stanworth
24/01/24·23m 26s

Houthi strikes: Does Britain have an endgame?

A second major wave of airstrikes has been carried out by American and British forces on Houthi targets in Yemen in response to the group's attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea. The first round of strikes did not deter the Houthis from continuing to attack shipping and the prime minister was pushed in the House of Commons today on what Britain's long-term strategy would be if the Houthis keep up their attacks. On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by military analyst Michael Clarke and Sky's international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to analyse the latest decisions made in the conflict. Plus, Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates discusses the politics behind the strikes and what the endgame looks like on home soil. Producer: Alex EddenEditor: Wendy Parker
23/01/24·20m 52s

Whistleblower: Police still failing child sex abuse victims

Throughout the 2000s, serious allegations of child sex abuse became known to Greater Manchester Police. Girls as young as 11 were identified as potential victims. An independent review covering a period between 2004 and 2013, which was published last week, detailed multiple failed investigations by police and an apparent indifference to the safety of the young girls identified as possible victims. Now, one anonymous whistleblower who resigned from GMP last year says the force has not changed and that failures have left a paedophile ring at large for at least seven years. On the Sky News Daily, presenter Anna Jones is joined by our home editor Jason Farrell who has spoken to the anonymous former detective constable. Plus, ex-GMP detective constable Maggie Oliver, who blew the whistle on the poor handling of the Rochdale child sex abuse ring case by the force years ago, reacts to the new accusations. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Alex Edden Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
22/01/24·18m 32s

Does it matter how young or old our politicians are?

Former prime minister Gordon Brown told Sky News he was too old to be a politician in the UK but too young to be one in the US. He has a point, with Americans set to choose between 81-year-old Joe Biden or 77-year-old Donald Trump in November's presidential election, while here in Europe, France's new prime minister is 34-year-old Gabriel Attal. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson explores whether there is a perfect age for our politicians. He talks to Labour's Harriet Harman, who is the longest-serving woman MP and 'Mother of the House of Commons'. The 73-year-old representative for Camberwell and Peckham has been an MP for more than 40 years. Niall also speaks to Amy Callaghan, SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire, who was elected in 2019 aged 27. They discuss what makes a good MP, the challenges women MPs face when elected, and if age in politics is just a number. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
19/01/24·20m 32s

What's going on with asylum hotels?

The Home Office says it has closed 50 hotels to asylum seekers - something it had pledged to do by the end of this month with a promise to house them in cheaper types of accommodation like the Bibby Stockholm barge. But Sky News has found that asylum seekers are simply being taken from taxpayer-funded hotels and moved to other hotels. Our reporters have seen taxis full of migrants leaving one hotel only to arrive at another 70 miles away. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our communities correspondent Becky Johnson and her producer Nick Stylianou who have been investigating. Plus, deputy political editor Sam Coates analyses Rishi Sunak's morning news conference to journalists, after seeing off a Tory rebellion over his Rwanda bill on Wednesday. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Alex Edden Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editors: Philly Beaumont and Dave Terris
18/01/24·20m 25s

Sunak’s rebellion extinguished

Rishi Sunak has faced the toughest test of his premiership as MPs voted to save the government's Rwanda policy. The measures aimed at tackling the small boats crisis form the core of Mr Sunak's election strategy.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at the fallout of the vote with our deputy political editor Sam Coates, as they discuss what it means for the prime minister's political future. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
17/01/24·19m 45s

Mr Bates Vs the Post Office – what Fujitsu told MPs

The man who has led fellow former sub postmasters in their campaign to overturn wrongful convictions, Alan Bates, was among those giving evidence to MPs today. The bosses of the Post Office and Fujitsu also faced the committee for the first time with the Post Office chief executive, Nick Read, admitting that it was possible that money paid by victims of the Horizon IT scandal may have been paid to Post Office executives.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what else we learned from the exchanges, as he is joined by journalist Nick Wallis, who wrote the book The Great Post Office Scandal, and Seema Misra, a former post office operator who was cleared of theft from the Post Office after being convicted and jailed in 2010.Podcast producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
16/01/24·18m 56s

Is Iran the world’s biggest threat?

Iran is a key player in the Middle East – the country supports extremist Islamic groups across the region, notably the Houthis in Yemen, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Following UK airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen last week, defence secretary Grant Shapps on Monday gave a major speech on his vision for UK defence, when he said the government would "consider" further action against the group in the Red Sea if needed. On this edition of the Sky News Daily, lead politics presenter Sophy Ridge looks into Iran's position as allies of the group - and the country's play for power in the Middle East. Sophy is joined by Rob Macaire, former Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran from April 2018 to July 2021. Plus, more analysis from defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke. Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Philly Beaumont
15/01/24·19m 3s

Houthi Strikes: all you need to know with Yalda Hakim, Alex Crawford and Deborah Haynes

In this episode, Sky News' new international presenter Yalda Hakim gets time with defence and security editor Deborah Haynes and special correspondent Alex Crawford to talk about the airstrikes on Houthis in Yemen - why they happened, how they happened and what could happen next. Alex has covered Yemen for years and has interviewed Houthi leaders. Deborah says the action is a "high-risk balancing act". Her analysis is it "could yet trigger a regional war". :: Our new primetime foreign affairs show, The World with Yalda Hakim, launches on Sky News on 22 January, airing Monday to Thursday from 9-10pm. Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
12/01/24·21m 20s

The world’s biggest election year: Why does Taiwan matter?

Nearly half of the world’s population could vote in elections in 2024 – but some are more important than others when it comes to global security. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to Sky’s Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith as Taiwan goes to the polls this weekend, to find out why China and others will be watching closely. Plus, our deputy political editor Sam Coates and US correspondent Mark Stone join Niall to look at the importance of other key elections taking place this year, including in the UK and America. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-CharlesPromotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
11/01/24·26m 18s

'Why did we have to wait for a TV drama?': Post Office convictions quashed

Rishi Sunak's promised a new law to exonerate and compensate Post Office branch managers who were wrongly prosecuted in the Horizon IT scandal. But those seeking payouts will have to sign a statement of truth to say they didn't commit the crimes they were accused of. Lee Castleton - who was played by Will Mellor in ITV's drama about their plight - is back on the Sky News Daily with his reaction as he talks to Niall Paterson about the government's response alongside Bryan Glick, editor of Computer Weekly, which first exposed the story in 2009. Plus, Niall looks at what's happening in Ecuador after armed men stormed a TV station while it was on air. Joining him to talk about the drugs gangs that have declared war on the country's leaders is Dr Christopher Sabatini, a senior research fellow for Latin America at Chatham House and a senior professor of practice at the London School of Economics' School of Public Policy.On the Horizon scandal, the Post Office said: "We're continuing to make interim payments in other cases. We fully share the aims of the current public inquiry, set up to establish what went wrong in the past, and the accountability for it." Fujitsu said: “Fujitsu is fully committed to supporting the Inquiry in order to understand what happened and to learn from it. Out of respect for the Inquiry process, it would be inappropriate for Fujitsu to comment further at this time.” Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotions producer: Jonathan Day Senior producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
10/01/24·22m 36s

Boeing’s loose bolts: How much trouble is the company in?

United Airlines has found loose bolts on plug doors on Boeing 737-9 Max aircrafts during inspections. These checks follow the Federal Aviation Administration's announcement that all 171 Boeing 737-9 Max aircraft will remain grounded after a window and fuselage parts blew out of an Alaska Airlines passenger plane in mid-air. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, Flight Radar 24’s director of communications and AvTalk host Ian Petchenik explores the Alaska Airlines incident and what it means for Boeing. Plus, recent polling suggested that one in three parents believe the COVID pandemic showed that children do not need to go to school every day. Both the government and Labour have announced plans to tackle school the rising problem of absenteeism. James Royal, Head Teacher of Blackrod Church School in Bolton and Keziah Featherstone, executive head of Q3 Academy Tipton join Niall to chat about what the best solutions to the problem are. Producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Editor: Wendy Parker
09/01/24·21m 56s

Post Office scandal: The victim, the journalist and the politician on what should happen next

More than 700 sub-postmasters were prosecuted between 1999 and 2015 in what's been deemed the biggest miscarriage of justice in British legal history. They were accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a faulty software system called Horizon. Many lost jobs, homes, faced court battles and some took their own lives. So far, fewer than 100 have had their convictions quashed. In 2023 an independent inquiry began, and the Horizon scandal story has been serialized in a TV drama on ITV, boosting renewed interest in their fight for justice. On the Sky New Daily, host Jonathan Samuels hears from three people who were portrayed in the ITV drama 'Mr Bates vs The Post Office', including former sub-postmaster Lee Castleton who had - within a year of owning his east Yorkshire post office - a computer system which showed around £25,000 in discrepancies. He was made to repay the money and pay costs of £321,000, which ended up bankrupting him. Jonathan also speaks to Lord James Arbuthnot, who has supported victims of the Horizon scandal in seeking justice, and journalist Rebecca Thomson who first reported on the scandal in 2009 writing for Computer Weekly magazine. Senior podcast producer: Annie JoycePodcast producer: Soila Apparicio Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
08/01/24·22m 39s

How to fix the NHS: Public health

Sarah-Jane Mee is joined by Sir David Nicholson, who used to run the NHS in England, as they explore ‘How to fix the NHS’ - a new mini podcast series for 2024 from the Sky News Daily. On this week’s final episode, Sarah-Jane and Sir David look at the work going on in public health – which spans everything from preventing disease to giving people the tools and information to make healthier lifestyle choices. They’re joined by Greg Fell, who’s director of public health in Sheffield and chair of the Association of Directors of Public Health, as they discuss areas including the ‘nanny state’ debate around tobacco and calories on menus, and why he thinks primary care provision needs some “bravery”. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Health producer: Mark Thompson Editor: Paul Stanworth
05/01/24·18m 56s

How to fix the NHS: Mental health

Sarah-Jane Mee is joined by Sir David Nicholson, who used to run the NHS in England, as they explore ‘How to fix the NHS’ - a new mini podcast series for 2024 from the Sky News Daily. This time, Sarah-Jane and Sir David tackle the issue of mental health and a growing demand on services – particularly among children. Before the pandemic, one in nine children needed help with their mental health but now, one in six are trying to access services. They’re joined by Dr Sarah Hughes, CEO of the charity Mind, discuss why they believe “it’s not about throwing money at the crisis end of the spectrum” - and how early intervention could provide more significant results. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Health producer: Mark Thompson Editor: Paul Stanworth
04/01/24·21m 13s

How to fix the NHS: Cancer care

Sarah-Jane Mee is joined by Sir David Nicholson, who used to run the NHS in England, as they explore ‘How to fix the NHS’ - a new mini podcast series for 2024 from the Sky News Daily. This time, Sarah-Jane and Sir David look at the innovations being made in cancer care – including the prospect of a simple blood test which could detect if someone has cells which are turning into cancer. They’re joined by Lord Darzi of Denham, chair of surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research, who explains some of the opportunities which artificial intelligence could bring – particularly around reading mammogram results. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Health producer: Mark Thompson Editor: Paul Stanworth
03/01/24·18m 35s

How to fix the NHS: Accident and emergency

Sarah-Jane Mee is joined by Sir David Nicholson, who used to run the NHS in England, as they explore ‘How to fix the NHS’ - a new mini podcast series for 2024 from the Sky News Daily. This episode focuses on the challenges facing accident and emergency departments and more importantly, possible ways to solve some of the issues impacting both staff and patients. To do that, Sarah-Jane and Sir David are joined by Dr Adrian Boyle, who is president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a consultant in emergency medicine. Plus, we hear from paramedic Melissa who gives us a glimpse into life in the job right now. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-CharlesHealth producer: Mark Thompson Editor: Paul Stanworth
02/01/24·21m 9s

Introducing... How to fix the NHS

Sir David Nicholson, former chief executive of NHS England, joins Sky’s Sarah-Jane Mee for ‘How to fix the NHS’ - a new mini-series from the Sky News Daily, exploring possible solutions to some of the biggest issues facing the health service. In episodes across the week, experts in emergency medicine, cancer care, mental health and public health offer their thoughts and ideas on how to make it better for everyone – staff, patients and partners. We’ll also hear personal stories from people working on the frontline and those accessing NHS services. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-CharlesHealth producer: Mark Thompson Editor: Paul Stanworth
01/01/24·8m 9s

Queen Camilla: For The Love of Charles - Episode Three: The Queen

Motivated by love, Camilla and the then Prince Charles hatched an ambitious plan to win over the public: Operation Ritz. Camilla is no longer the other woman. At the coronation, she will be crowned as a queen. But getting the press, and most importantly Queen Elizabeth II, on her side was not easy.In the final episode of the series, Kay Burley takes a deep dive into the PR campaign that set out to transform Camilla's reputation. The unconventional affair would, of course, become a marriage. Ultimately, it’s the love story of a new King and Queen. For more from Queen Camilla: For The Love Of Charles, listen to the full series here.Presenter: Kay Burley Producer: Soila Apparicio Assistant Producers: Alex Edden and Lily Thomas Sound Designer: James Bradshaw Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku Executive Producer: Rob Mulhern Editor: Paul Stanworth Audio credits: BBC EastEnders CBS Prince Harry The 60 Minutes Interview
30/12/23·23m 12s

Queen Camilla: For The Love of Charles - Episode Two: “The Rottweiler”

The scandal brought about by the publication of the taped telephone conversation between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, and Charles’s failing marriage to Diana Princess of Wales, split the palace. It was the start of a love and hate divide between Diana and Britain’s new public enemy number one – Camilla – which would dominate the 1990s. In the second episode of this three-part series, Kay Burley explores the complicated love triangle involving Camilla, the future King Charles and Princess Diana. This period of Camilla’s life saw relentless media and public scrutiny, divorce, and a tragedy which attracted global attention.For more from Queen Camilla: For The Love Of Charles, listen to the full series here. Presenter: Kay Burley Producer: Soila Apparicio Assistant Producers: Alex Edden and Lily Thomas Sound Designer: James Bradshaw Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku Executive Producer: Rob Mulhern Editor: Paul Stanworth Audio credits: ITV Charles: The Private Man, the Public Role
29/12/23·20m 9s

Queen Camilla: For The Love of Charles - Episode One: The Tape

In 1989, somewhere in the English countryside, an amateur radio enthusiast stumbled across a private telephone conversation. The call, between the then Prince Charles and his secret lover, Camilla Parker Bowles, was recorded. Its illicit content – once revealed - would change the future of the Royal Family. In the first episode of this three-part series, Kay Burley takes us back to the start of Camilla’s story, as we explore her early years and first meetings with the future King Charles. The episode includes a reconstruction, voiced by actors, of some of the now infamous "Camillagate" tapes.For more from Queen Camilla: For The Love Of Charles, listen to the full series here.Presenter: Kay Burley Producer: Soila Apparicio Assistant Producers: Alex Edden and Lily Thomas Sound Designer: James Bradshaw Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku Executive Producer: Rob Mulhern Editor: Paul Stanworth Audio credits: BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour ITV Camilla’s Country Life
28/12/23·27m 22s

What 2023 has taught us about... the Royal Family

Sky News Daily host Niall Paterson looks back at the stories that defined the Royal Family in 2023 with our royal correspondent Laura Bundock and royal commentator Major-General Alastair Bruce. They discuss the coronation and reflect on the King's first year on the throne. Plus, Harry and Meghan, republican protests, and predictions for 2024. Also in this series, Niall has looked at the year in British politics, the economy, science and technology, and world affairs. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Promotion producers: David Chipakupaku, Sydney Pead, and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
22/12/23·24m 13s

What 2023 has taught us about... science and technology

Sky News Daily host Niall Paterson looks back at the stories that defined science and technology in 2023 with science and technology editor Tom Clarke.They discuss the biggest tech story of the year – the spectacular rise of artificial intelligence.Plus, climate change, the space race, and an important scientific breakthrough.Also in this series, Niall will look at British politics, the economy, world affairs, and the Royal Family.Podcast producer: Alex Edden Promotion producers: David Chipakupaku, Sydney Pead, and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
21/12/23·21m 19s

What 2023 has taught us about... the economy

Sky News Daily host Niall Paterson looks back at the major economic, business and political stories of 2023 with our economics and data editor Ed Conway. They discuss whether Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt have managed to steady the ship after Liz Truss's disastrous Mini Budget of 2022. Plus the cost of living, the impact of migration, and the global economy. Also in this series, Niall will look at British politics, international affairs, science and tech, and the Royal Family. Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Promotion producers: David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
20/12/23·21m 51s

What 2023 has taught us about... politics

During the first week of January 2023, as a fairly new prime minister, Rishi Sunak made a speech to outline his top five priorities. As 2023 draws to a close, one of those priorities has started to dominate the Commons – and could become a significant threat to his leadership in 2024. The "stop the boats" policy is one of the big politics stories of the year, which host Niall Paterson picks over with political editor Beth Rigby. They also discuss how Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been setting himself up for a general election next year. Also in this series, Niall will look at international affairs, the economy, science and tech, and the Royal Family. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Promotion producers: David Chipakupaku, Sydney Pead, and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
19/12/23·25m 6s

What 2023 has taught us about... world affairs

Sky News Daily host Niall Paterson looks back at the stories that defined international affairs in 2023 with our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn, and defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke. They dive into the Israel-Hamas war and the defining moment that was October 7th on politics in the region, the movements made by Putin in Russia's war in Ukraine, how US President Biden looks against his likely election competition Donald Trump, and positive movement in China-US diplomacy. Also in this series, Niall will look at British politics, the economy, science and tech, and the Royal Family. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Promotion producers: David Chipakupaku, Sydney Pead, and Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Philly Beaumont
18/12/23·23m 36s

The billionaire demanding slavery reparations from Britain

An Irish billionaire is calling on the government to make payments to countries of the Caribbean to compensate for the suffering of slavery. Denis O'Brien is the founder of the Repair Campaign, which is working with Caribbean countries to develop reparations plans from Europe. "It is the single biggest issue in the Caribbean for the entire population," he told the Sky News Daily. On this episode, Kamali Melbourne sits down with Mr O'Brien to ask what needs to be done to ensure reparative justice is successful. Plus, Kamali speaks to Dr Angelique Nixon, of the University of the West Indies, about the ongoing impact of the slave trade's legacies on Caribbean communities, and Dr Cassandra Gooptar, from the University of Hull, who shares how she saw British institutions changing their outlook on the legacies of slavery following the Black Live Matter movement. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer and additional production: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
17/12/23·23m 43s

Prince Harry, phone hacking and the executives who knew

Prince Harry has claimed victory in a landmark court case against one of Britain’s biggest news publishers – the Mirror Group – with a High Court judge finding the company’s practice of phone hacking was “extensive” as well as its use of private investigators to illegally gather information to write stories for its newspapers.Justice Fancourt ruled that 15 out of a selection of 33 stories written about Harry by the paper were obtained through illegal breaches of privacy, and that senior executives at the company “turned a blind eye.” On the Sky News Daily, Sam Washington talks to Sky’s royal correspondent Laura Bundock and media management lawyer Jonathan Coad about what this ruling means for the Prince – as well as the media industry. Producer: Alex EddenInterviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiEditor: Philly Beaumont
15/12/23·17m 34s

Ukraine and the US: Solutions to the aid stalemate

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made his third trip to Washington DC in less than a year on a whistle-stop tour of the US and Europe, pleading his case for more aid, in particular American military aid. But the prospect of success seems increasingly in doubt as the package remains stalled in Congress and is facing pushback from Republicans who are arguing that more money needs to be spent on the US-Mexico border. This is a crucial moment for Ukraine following its failed counteroffensive against Russian forces. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson talks to Sky's defence and security analyst, Professor Michael Clarke, about the stalemate and what happens next. Producer: Alex Edden Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
14/12/23·18m 56s

COP28: Is this 'the beginning of the end' for fossil fuels?

There was a standing ovation as delegates at the COP28 international climate conference agreed an historic deal that included a commitment to transition "away" from fossil fuels. But the language in the deal was not as tough as climate campaigners would have liked, as it stopped short of a promise to phase it out completely. But the mention of fossil fuels itself - and in a host country rich in oil - is a big step forward. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our science and technology editor Tom Clarke about how successful it has been and how effectively governments might put their climate agreements into practice. Senior podcast producer: Annie JoyceEditor: Philly Beaumont
13/12/23·14m 57s

Rishi Sunak wins Rwanda vote. What happens now?

Rishi Sunak’s plan to “stop the boats” by sending some migrants to Rwanda has scraped through the House of Commons. The bill aims to address the issues raised by the Supreme Court, which ruled against the original plans last month. The vote on the bill, which will designate Rwanda as a safe country for asylum seekers, came after intense debate in the Commons which highlighted the deep fractures within the Conservative Party. Today on the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks with our chief political correspondent, Jon Craig, about what this means for the UK’s migration policy, and with the deputy editor of ConservativeHome, Henry Hill, about whether Rishi Sunak will be able to unite the warring Tory factions. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
12/12/23·22m 24s

Rwanda and COVID: Rishi Sunak's toughest week yet

The prime minister has given his evidence to the COVID inquiry today, defending his Eat Out to Help Out scheme and telling of fears within the Treasury that the UK would not be able to fund the pandemic response. While at the inquiry, some of Rishi Sunak’s Tory colleagues have called on the PM to scrap his Rwanda bill, as it goes to the Commons tomorrow. On the Sky News Daily, Jonathan Samuels hosts our political editor Beth Rigby, who discusses the difficulties Sunak faces within his party over Rwanda. Plus, our political correspondent Tamara Cohen reports on the PM’s accounts at the COVID inquiry. Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
11/12/23·20m 51s

Funding the BBC – if not the licence fee then what?

The government has announced that in 2024 the BBC licence fee will rise by £10.50. The fee, which had been frozen at £159 two years ago, was expected to rise in line with inflation but Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer has said the predicted increase of £15 would "absolutely" be too much. The government is also launching a review of the BBC's funding model.The governing body of the BBC has said the below-inflation rise will “have a significant impact on the wider creative sector across the UK”.So what would a new funding model look like, and what does this mean for the future of the BBC?On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to Roger Mosey, former head of BBC Television News, and Alice Enders, director of research at Enders Analysis about what could come next. Producer: Alex Edden Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
08/12/23·15m 42s

'Unite or die': Why the Tories can't stop fighting

Rishi Sunak has told Conservatives to "unite or die" over his Rwanda migration bill. The prime minister's plan to send migrants to the African country, where their asylum claims would be processed, is in turmoil following the resignation of immigration minister Robert Jenrick. He stood down after it was revealed the bill did not allow the government to override the international laws that have stopped the policy in its tracks. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our deputy political editor Sam Coates about the Tories’ infighting and whether they can overcome it. And Guto Harri, former Downing Street director of communications under Boris Johnson, tells Niall about the “insatiable appetite for self-harm” among Conservatives. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
07/12/23·21m 4s

Boris Johnson at the COVID Inquiry: part one

The former prime minister, Boris Johnson, has given almost five hours of evidence to the COVID inquiry today.He began by apologising for the pain and suffering of victims and their families during the pandemic and admitted that "unquestionably" mistakes were made by his government. But the King’s Counsel’s attempt to get square answers from him about vanished WhatsApp messages, the ‘toxic’ culture inside cabinet and the government’s stalled reaction time wasn’t so straight forward.Today, Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby joins Niall Paterson to unpack the first of two days of questioning in the search for answers about Boris Johnson’s leadership during the pandemic. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
06/12/23·22m 52s

Will the Tories' latest plans to cut legal migration work?

Home Secretary James Cleverly is having a busy third week in his new job, just as his approval ratings among Tory supporters collapse, according to polling by ConservativeHome. He's announced new rules intended to bring down legal migration to the UK, including raising the salary needed to qualify for a skilled worker visa to £38,700, and overseas care workers will no longer be allowed to bring their partners and children. British people will also no longer be able to bring over their foreign-born spouses unless they earn £38,700. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our political editor Beth Rigby and business correspondent Paul Kelso unpick the latest migration announcements. Plus, Nadra Ahmed, executive co-chairman of the National Care Association, joins Niall to discuss the potential impact on the care sector. Podcast producer: Soila ApparicioInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Wendy Parker
05/12/23·22m 7s

What happens to the families of sex offenders?

Police forces make more than 850 arrests a month for online child sex offences in England and Wales. The majority of suspects are men who can have families living with them at the time of the offence. Thousands of children every year now have to deal with the vicarious shame and stigma that's associated with such a crime. Families have to move, and leave schools and jobs - the trauma of which can cause warzone equivalent post-traumatic stress.On the Sky News Daily, Sarah-Jane Mee speaks to our correspondent Katerina Vittozzi, who has spent time with Lincolnshire Police's paedophile online investigation team, exploring what is being done to support families of offenders. And Sarah-Jane is joined by Heather, not her real name, whose partner was convicted of online child sex offences and has now gone on to campaign for more support for non-offending family members. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Alex Edden Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
04/12/23·19m 33s

Bonus: ClimateCast - COP28: Breakthrough at Dubai climate conference

The King has urged world leaders assembled in Dubai to make the COP28 climate summit a "critical turning point" in the fight to tackle global warming. And there has already been a breakthrough with wealthy nations contributing nearly $300m to a 'loss and damage' fund compensating poorer countries for the effects of climate change. It has taken 32 years to agree so while it is an achievement, the real issue remains cutting fossil fuels. In oil-rich Dubai that is a thorny issue. It and other petrostates are still arguing that the world needs fossil fuels while it transitions to greener energy sources. Climatecast host Tom Heap is in Dubai finding out what COP28 might achieve.For more from CimateCast, click here to subscribe.Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse & Luke Denne Editor: Wendy Parker
02/12/23·19m 39s

Israel-Hamas war: What happens now the ceasefire is over?

It took just minutes for Israeli airstrikes to resume on Gaza after a week-long truce between Israel and Hamas ended. Israel's military resumed combat operations after accusing Hamas of violating the temporary ceasefire. Despite an overnight effort from Egypt and Qatar to mediate a third extension of the truce, the deal fell apart with both warring sides blaming each other. Hamas accused Israel of rejecting the group's offers to release more hostages, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas did not agree to free them. As the fighting resumes host Sally Lockwood discusses the next phase of the war with Middle East correspondent Alistair Bunkall and speaks to UNICEF spokesperson James Elder about the catastrophic impact continued fighting is having on Gaza's children.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
01/12/23·13m 30s

‘Wish I’d acted earlier’: Matt Hancock’s defence at the COVID inquiry

Matt Hancock took the stand at the COVID inquiry for the first of two days of giving evidence on Thursday. In 2021, the then health secretary was forced to resign after he admitted he broke the government's own coronavirus guidance to pursue an affair with an aide. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson analyses what Mr Hancock said and the key questions he answered, with our political editor Beth Rigby. Producer: Soila Apparicio Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
30/11/23·24m 39s

Royal race 'revelation': PR stunt or genuine mistake?

The sale of a new book about the Royal Family has been halted in the Netherlands after publishers of the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie's Endgame appeared to name a member of the Royal Family who allegedly questioned what colour skin the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son would be born with. In the aftermath of Harry and Meghan's Oprah Winfrey interview in March 2021, where Meghan claimed a member of the family raised "concerns" about Archie's skin colour, Mr Scobie's book claims that Meghan wrote a letter to the King expressing concern about unconscious bias in the Royal Family. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson and our royal correspondent Laura Bundock unpick some of the book's claims and the error behind the book's recall in the Netherlands. Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
29/11/23·18m 54s

Is war fatigue Ukraine's new enemy?

The world's attention has been turned to the Israel-Hamas conflict, resulting in the war in Ukraine falling further down the news agenda. Not only does this impact keeping pressure on Putin but in Ukraine, momentum for the war is also running low. Independent reporting suggests the country is facing a recruitment crisis, with just 1 in 4 men joining the army voluntarily. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores what this means for Ukraine’s defence against Russia with Dr Alexandra Walmsley, defence analyst at RUSI, and Sir David Manning, former UK permanent representative to NATO. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Wendy Parker
28/11/23·20m 28s

The team helping the victims of revenge porn

The Revenge Porn Helpline has seen the number of phone calls it receives rise by nearly a third.It was set up when revenge porn was made a crime in 2015 – and this year alone, has handled more than 10,000 calls or reports online.The team in Devon has allowed our news cameras inside for the first time to see the work they do.On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our home news correspondent Dan Whitehead about the scale of the problem, and Sophie Mortimer, Revenge Porn Helpline manager, gives us an insight into what her team is doing to support victims.If you have been a victim of revenge porn, you can contact the helpline on 0345 6000 459 or click here.Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
27/11/23·22m 38s

Is the COVID inquiry missing the point?

The COVID inquiry is now into its second round of public hearings – examining how key decisions were made in Westminster as the coronavirus began to take hold around the world in early 2020. The evidence from those at the heart of Downing Street has certainly provided plenty of bombshell headlines but does the inquiry need to move quicker to make recommendations on how the country could be better prepared for the next pandemic?There is no specific timescale for how long the inquiry could last and it could be years before its final report is published.On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our health correspondent Ashish Joshi about the lessons we've learned so far.Plus, what does it take to lead a public inquiry? Hugh Pennington, an emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, chaired a public inquiry about an E. coli outbreak in South Wales. He tells Niall what he makes of the COVID inquiry.Producer: Alex Edden Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
24/11/23·20m 11s

‘Curious not furious’: How to negotiate with hostage takers

Qatar has announced key details of the planned pause in fighting and release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza by Hamas. In the first phase of the agreement, Hamas is due to release 50 hostages from Gaza and Israel will free 150 Palestinian prisoners. On today’s episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with James Alvarez, a hostage negotiator who’s worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gaza itself, to talk about what it takes to negotiate with hostage takers. Plus, we hear from our Middle East correspondent, Alistair Bunkall, about the events that led up to this temporary truce. Producer: Sydney PeadInterviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
23/11/23·19m 49s

Autumn statement: What does it mean for you?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed his autumn statement. Among the proposals National Insurance is to be cut by two percentage points, and NI payments for the self-employed have been abolished. There have also been increases to Universal Credit and the state pension. But the chancellor also announced new tougher measures for job seekers, saying those who fail to find work after 18 months of "intensive support" will be given mandatory work placements. Those who do not engage with the process for six months will lose their benefits altogether. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson sits down with Ed Conway, our economics and data editor, and Sam Coates, our deputy political editor, to analyse the chancellor’s statement and what it means. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
22/11/23·32m 40s

Nicola Bulley: What did the police get wrong?

Police who investigated the disappearance of Nicola Bulley from beside a riverbank have been heavily criticised in a damning report. Lancashire Police's decision to reveal the mother-of-two's mental health issues was condemned as "avoidable and unnecessary". The College of Policing's chief executive officer Andy Marsh said there was "substantial learning" for the Lancashire force. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by former chief constable of Northumbria Police Sue Sim, who was the top officer at the force when gunman Raoul Moat shot his ex-girlfriend and killed her new lover, before shooting a police officer. She explains the criticisms and the difficulties when dealing with high-profile cases. Plus, Martin Brunt, our crime correspondent, details what the report says about Lancashire Police's investigation. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterview producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
21/11/23·21m 3s

Understanding what's happening at Gaza's al Shifa hospital

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described al Shifa hospital in Gaza City as a "death zone" - it said there was a mass grave at the entrance and a "desperate situation" inside. A joint UN team led by the WHO assessed the hospital for one hour following its occupation by the Israeli military and as some patients and those seeking shelter there began to evacuate it. The team said they saw evidence of shelling and gunfire and observed a mass grave at the hospital's entrance. On the Sky News Daily, host Sarah-Jane Mee talks to our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) editor Adam Parker to understand more about what's happening on the ground at the hospital and the challenges in reporting it. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhousePromotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Wendy Parker
20/11/23·17m 36s

‘Feels like barbed wire’. Endometriosis: the condition with no cure

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing pain and affecting fertility. It is estimated to cost the UK economy £8.2bn a year in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs. Up to 30% of women who have surgery for endometriosis experience a recurrence within five years, according to the National Institutes of Health. There is still no cure for the condition. On the Sky News Daily, host Sally Lockwood is joined by Charline Bou Mansour, a Sky News reporter who has endometriosis, and Andrew Horne, Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at Edinburgh University, to explore the search for a way to relieve, or even cure, endometriosis. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Alex Edden and Soila ApparicioPromotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
17/11/23·18m 34s

Deported killer: 'I'll help you find your mother's body'

On 29 December 1969, Alick McKay returned home from work to his house in Wimbledon, southwest London, to discover that his wife, Muriel, was not at home. The lights were on and the contents of her handbag strewn all around the stairs. Then he received a phone call. "We are Mafia M3. We are from America. We tried to get Rupert Murdoch's wife. We couldn't get her so we took yours instead. You have a million by Wednesday night or we will kill her." Muriel was never found, her body never recovered. Now, after more than fifty years, the man guilty of Muriel's murder tells her daughter he will lead her family to where her body was buried. In this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with our crime correspondent Martin Brunt to discuss the extraordinary bond killer Nizamodeen Hosein has formed with Muriel McKay's family in a final attempt to uncover her remains. Producer: Soila Apparicio Podcast promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
16/11/23·19m 53s

Rishi, Rwanda, Suella and the Supreme Court: The fallout

The government's Rwanda plan, devised to tackle illegal migration, has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, ending more than 18 months of legal battles in the UK. The prime minister has said he will introduce emergency legislation to make sure his Rwanda plan will work, and said "flights will be heading off in the spring as planned".On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Jayne Secker sits in for Niall. She’s joined by political editor Beth Rigby to unpick the fallout. Plus, Nicolas Rollason, the head of business immigration at Kingsley Napley, digs into the legal aspects of the case, and Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory, joins Jayne to discuss the policy implications. Producer: Sydney Pead Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
15/11/23·19m 24s

16 housing ministers in 13 years - has it stopped the job getting done?

There have been 16 housing ministers in the last 13 years of Conservative rule – seven of those in the last two years alone.With Lee Rowley taking over the housing brief after the prime minister’s latest reshuffle, on the Sky News Daily we’ll be exploring why there has been so many, and if any of them managed to make a difference to the housing crisis. Presenter Sally Lockwood is joined by Gurpreet Narwan, our political correspondent, on why there has been so much churn. Plus, Sally speaks to Lord Gavin Barwell, who was housing minister for a year under Theresa May, and Polly Neate, CEO of housing charity Shelter explains the challenges facing renters. Sky News Daily contacted the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for a response to this episode. A spokesperson said:"We recently laid out an ambitious long-term plan for housing that includes speeding up the planning system, cutting bureaucracy, and reducing delays to ensure we deliver the homes that local communities want and need."We are already on track to deliver one million homes this Parliament, and we have announced £10 billion investment to deliver more of the right homes in the right places without concreting over the countryside."Our Renters Reform Bill will deliver a fairer private rented sector, abolishing Section 21 'no fault' evictions so that all tenants have greater security in their homes and are empowered to challenge poor practice without worrying about retaliatory eviction."Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Wendy Parker and Paul Stanworth
14/11/23·20m 10s

Rishi Sunak and David Cameron: Inspiration or desperation?

David Cameron is back in government as the new Foreign Secretary. Whilst many commentators had predicted that Suella Braverman would be sacked as Home Secretary, none predicted that the former Prime Minister would be walking down Downing Street into a new job and a place in the House of Lords. On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood looks over Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle with political editor Beth Rigby.She’s also joined by former Tory MP, and cabinet minister during Mr Cameron's government, Anna Soubry, and deputy editor of Conservative Home, Henry Hill – to analyse if Mr Sunak has laid the foundations for his best chance at election victory – or is looking like a leader who might be out of ideas. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Melissa TutesegensiPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditors: Wendy Parker, Paul Stanworth
13/11/23·24m 15s

‘I always felt unsafe’: The alleged abuse at top drama schools

Sky News has spoken to more than 50 people who say they have witnessed or been on the receiving end of sexual misconduct and harassment within leading drama schools across the UK. Students have described their training as being "indoctrinated into this cult-like bubble, and the expectation was to say yes to everything". On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by correspondent Ashna Hurynag, who has been investigating these allegations. She shares more about her reporting, plus intimacy coordinator Robbie Taylor Hunt describes how to properly teach consent and intimacy in acting. This podcast contains descriptions of sexual misconduct and harassment. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Additional reporting: Luke Engelen Editor: Wendy Parker
10/11/23·20m 49s

Has Suella Braverman gone too far this time?

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire for making controversial statements about Israel-Hamas war protests in the UK. In the Times she described pro-Palestinian protesters as "hate marchers". She also likened the protests to scenes from the past in Northern Ireland, prompting politicians there to accuse her of “deliberately stoking division”. Ms Braverman has also publicly slated the Metropolitan Police, which is allowing a pro-Palestinian march to go ahead on Armistice Day. She said the force was guilty of "double standards" and favouring left-wing protesters over those on the right of politics. So, how do the Conservatives solve a problem like Suella? The Sky New Daily’s Niall Paterson is joined by David Blevins, our senior Ireland correspondent, to find out why her comments haven’t gone down well there. Plus, Sir Peter Fahy, former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, explains how the home secretary's comments are a serious breach of operational independence. And our deputy political editor Sam Coates looks at the fallout in Downing Street. Producer: Alex EddenInterviews Producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
09/11/23·20m 54s

Pro-Palestinian protests, poppies, and the police

'Free Palestine' has been painted across Rochdale’s Cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Sunday and is now being guarded by police support officers. It comes as a planned pro-Palestinian protest on Armistice Day in London on Saturday is to go ahead. Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met on Wednesday to discuss how the protest will be policed. Mr Sunak said afterwards: “It is because that sacrifice is so immense, that Saturday’s planned protest is not just disrespectful but offends our heartfelt gratitude to the memory of those who gave so much so that we may live in freedom and peace today."On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the balance between protecting the right to protest with Carol Turner, vice-chair for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, one of the protest's organising groups, and respecting war commemorations with Philip Ingram, a former colonel in the British Army, now a security analyst. Plus, Danny Shaw, commentator on policing, crime and justice, joins Niall on the legalities of the protest. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
08/11/23·22m 3s

King’s Speech: Dividing lines for the general election?

The King has set out the government’s policies for the coming year in the first King's Speech for 70 years. It was also the first since Rishi Sunak became prime minister and will probably be the last before the next general election. Of the bills set out in the speech, it could be the law and order measures and ones on the environment which the Conservatives might hope provide the clearest dividing lines between themselves and Labour ahead of the election. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to political editor Beth Rigby for her assessment of the King's Speech and what it tells us about how the next election will be fought. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Wendy Parker
07/11/23·20m 37s

What is Israel’s next move in its war against Hamas?

Israel's military objective in the war against Hamas, constantly repeated by its politicians and commanders, has become a national mantra: "Hamas must be destroyed."But with Israeli forces targeting Gaza City and the number of people killed in the enclave more than 10,000, according to the Hamas-led health ministry, there's mounting international pressure on Israel to at least pause its military operations.So what will Israel do next?On the Sky News Daily host Sarah-Jane Mee speaks to security and defence editor Deborah Haynes, who was one of the few Western journalists who the Israeli army took to their frontlines in Gaza.Plus, military analyst Sean Bell speaks about what victory against Hamas would look like for Israel.Producer: Alex EddenInterviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiEditor: Wendy Parker
06/11/23·19m 8s

What's Russia doing when the world is not looking?

As the world's attention turns to the Israel-Hamas war, Russia is ramping up its offensive on Ukraine. President Putin is seizing the opportunity of less attention, while Kyiv fears the West will stop providing aid as the war slips down the news agenda. On the Sky News Daily, host Leah Boleto is joined by defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke, with Melinda Haring, non-resident senior fellow at Atlantic Council's Eurasia Centre to discuss what is happening in Russia and Ukraine, while the world isn't looking. Producer: Alex EddenInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi​​​​​​​Editor: Wendy Parker
03/11/23·19m 46s

Just how risky is artificial intelligence?

Bletchley Park - the once top-secret home of the World War Two codebreakers, including Alan Turing - has this week hosted Rishi Sunak’s UK AI safety summit. It could help position Britain as a world leader on AI regulation, as governments seek to take back control over how the technology is developed and used, to prevent abuse. On the Sky News Daily, presenter Sally Lockwood looks at the risks and concerns AI poses, speaking to Professor Stuart Russell, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global AI Council. Plus, what was the point of Sunak's AI summit? Technology correspondent Arthi Nachiappan joins Sally from Bletchley to unpick the PM’s ambitions. Producer: Soila ApparicioInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi​​​​​​​Editor: Wendy Parker
02/11/23·19m 0s

“The end of a chapter”: Stuart Ramsay on Gaza

The Gaza Strip; just 25 miles long and but only seven and a half wide at its broadest point. It’s a sliver of land sandwiched between the Mediterranean and Israel is home to two million people – or at least it was until war between Hamas and Israel broke out. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay and senior foreign producer Dominique van Heerden on the Israel-Gaza border to paint a picture of how Gaza has changed over their years spent reporting in Palestine. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
01/11/23·23m 18s

What did we learn from Dominic Cummings at the COVID inquiry?

Boris Johnson's former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has appeared at the UK COVID-19 Inquiry, where he criticised the way the government worked in the early months of the pandemic. Mr Cummings said it was "crackers" there was no plan for shielding or protecting care homes if the virus was not brought under control. On the Sky News Daily, presenter Belle Donati is joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates and Emma Norris, deputy director at the Institute for Government, to pick apart Mr Cummings's evidence to the inquiry. Producer: Alex Edden Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Wendy Parker
31/10/23·20m 0s

The one about Friends star Matthew Perry’s legacy

The death of the actor who played Chandler Bing in US sitcom Friends has left those who knew and loved him “heartbroken”. Matthew Perry, who had previously spoken about his battle with addiction, was found dead at his LA home at the weekend. On this Sky News Daily, our arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer speaks to Lindsay Posner – who directed Perry's play The End of Longing – and to comedian, podcaster and Friends fan, Vix Leyton about their memories of the 54-year-old and how they think he will be remembered. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
30/10/23·16m 9s

Down the drain: What caused Britain’s sewage problem?

The Environment Secretary Therese Coffey has told Sky News the repeated release of illegal sewage outflows is a "scandal" as she signals that customers may need to be prepared to pay more for an improved system. Our economics and data editor Ed Conway has investigated the scale of the sewage crisis. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto talks to Ed about his findings, which show that - far from being a failure of the system - raw sewage is released into Britain's waterways by design. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
27/10/23·21m 58s

Qatar’s role in hostage negotiations | Grieving fathers call for peace

As Israeli families await news of loved ones who were taken hostage during the attacks by Hamas on 7 October, two men from different sides of the conflict share their story of grief, an unexpected friendship and forgiveness. On the Sky News Daily, Belle Donati is joined by Rami Elhanan, an Israeli Peace Advocate and Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian Peace Advocate – after they were brought together nearly two decades ago following the loss of their daughters.Rami’s teenage daughter was killed by a suicide bomber during a shopping trip, while Bassam’s 10-year-old girl was shot by border police outside her school. Plus, Belle speaks to Sky’s international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn about his exclusive interview with Qatari’s senior hostage negotiator who says that he’s hopeful all the civilian hostages could be released if there is a pause in the bombing of Gaza. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Wendy Parker
26/10/23·24m 42s

A year of Rishi Sunak – but what about the next 12 months?

A year after Rishi Sunak became prime minister, has he convinced the public of his competence and of his electability? Sophy Ridge from Sky News’ Politics Hub programme takes over from Niall Paterson for this episode. She discusses Sunak’s record with Katy Balls, political editor at the Spectator, and Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor at the New Statesman. Then, Andrew Lansley, who ran Tory national election campaigns including in 1992, joins Sophy to discuss what the PM might be able to learn from the 1992 election campaign – and whether Jeremy Hunt is or isn’t part of the plan. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
25/10/23·22m 14s

Should pregnant women still be in prison?

As the Sentencing Council in England and Wales examines the potential impact of being pregnant and giving birth in prison, the Sky News Daily podcast hears from women who’ve been through the experience.With Niall Paterson on half-term, Sarah-Jane Mee, who presents Sky News’ UK Tonight show, takes over for this episode.She speaks to Dr Laura Abbott - a midwife and researcher at the University of Hertfordshire - about her research into the dangers of giving birth in prison and Sky News home editor Jason Farrell joins her to discuss his report into the “frightening”, “isolating” and “humiliating” experience of three prisoners during pregnancy. Podcast producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Sydney PeadSenior podcast producer: Annie JoyceInterviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Paul Stanworth
24/10/23·19m 31s

What the law says about protesters chanting "jihad"

The word "jihad" - chanted during a pro-Palestinian rally in London over the weekend - has led to questions about whether laws governing hate crime need reform. The word can be interpreted in different ways; for some, it means struggle or effort in Arabic, but it has also been taken to refer to holy war. And the police made no arrests in this case. The "jihad" chants were made at a side rally by members of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir which is banned in many countries including some majority Muslim ones. There are now questions about why the group has not been banned here as the Home Secretary Suella Braveman and Met Police chief Sir Mark Rowley met earlier. On this Sky News Daily Tom Cheshire explores the word "jihad", and where the law stands with people using it, with our crime correspondent Martin Brunt. Plus, Tom is joined by journalist Duncan Gardham, who writes about terrorism and extremism and tells us more about the Hizb ut-Tahrir group. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Wendy Parker
23/10/23·17m 56s

Labour's by-election wins | Biden's case for Israel-Ukraine funding

Labour's hopes ahead of the next general election have been bolstered after historic wins in the Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections.The double victory saw huge Conservative majorities overturned, with more than a 20 percent swing away from the Tories in both constituencies. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has used a rare Oval Office address to urge Americans to remember the country's role as "a beacon to the world" as he seeks Congress support for a $100bn aid package to Israel and Ukraine. Niall Paterson speaks to chief political correspondent Jon Craig to discuss if the national mood of Britain can be read from the results of the latest by-elections. He's also joined by Sky's defence and security analyst Michael Clarke to talk about the influence of an increased US military presence in the Middle East, and what might be the impact for Israel and Ukraine if the cash isn't approved.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
20/10/23·21m 22s

The Israeli ground invasion into Gaza: When and how?

Britain’s prime minister says the UK stands with Israel in its “darkest hour” as he met his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu. Rishi Sunak arrived in the country a day after US president Joe Biden apparently gave his backing privately for an Israeli ground invasion into Gaza in response to the deadly Hamas attacks on 7 October. On the Sky News Daily, Belle Donati explores what that could be like with former royal marine Rob Taylor, who runs a company training British and American soldiers in close combat, and former British military intelligence colonel Philip Ingram. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
19/10/23·17m 56s

Gaza hospital blast: The battle to own the narrative

The Anglican-run al Ahli hospital in northern Gaza was bombed on Tuesday evening, claiming 500 lives, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Both sides in the Israel-Hamas war have blamed the other. It comes as US President Joe Biden lands in Israel to discuss the conflict. He appeared to back the Israeli military account that the blast was not caused by them. On the Sky News Daily, host Belle Donati hears from General Sir Simon Mayall, former senior adviser for the Middle East at the Ministry of Defence, to understand the military outlook on the ground in Israel and the wider region. Belle also speaks to Lishay Lavi whose husband Omri Miran was kidnapped from kibbutz Nahal Oz and taken to the Gaza Strip on 7 October. Plus, our Middle East correspondent Ali Bunkall updates us on the al Ahli hospital bombing and Biden's visit. Senior Producer: Annie Joyce Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Paul Stanworth
18/10/23·23m 5s

What do by-elections tell you about the state of politics?

There has been a wave of by-elections in recent months across the country - and Sky’s chief political correspondent Jon Craig has been to most of them. In fact this Thursday sees Jon covering his 40th count for Sky News. He’s in Nadine Dorries' old seat of Mid Bedfordshire which could see the vote split 3 ways between the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems.On the same day, another seat held by the Conservatives – Tamworth – is up for grabs following Chris Pincher’s resignation over groping allegations.But what if anything do by-elections results tell us about potential general election outcomes? On a bonus episode of the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson talks to Jon Craig about that, and his highlights of covering by-elections for so many years. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
18/10/23·19m 18s

How to negotiate with Hamas | Biden in Israel

Hostage-taking has long been a feature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The latest – 199 people, as confirmed by the Israeli military, taken by Hamas include foreign nationals, elderly and children. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to one of the world's most experienced kidnap for ransom negotiators and author Scott Walker about what life might be like for hostages inside Gaza and efforts to get them back. Plus, Ali Bunkall explains what impact Joe Biden's visit to Israel will have on the conflict. Podcast producer: Soila ApparicioInterviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Wendy Parker
17/10/23·19m 39s

Voice notes from Palestinians | What might happen to the 199 hostages

More than a week on since the Hamas attack that shocked Israelis and others around the world, thousands of Palestinians caught up in the conflict remain stuck in Gaza at its southern border with Egypt – as the threat of an Israeli ground invasion into northern Gaza looms. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sally Lockwood speaks to former Gaza correspondent Nicole Johnston about who controls the Rafah crossing and the people inside Gaza she’s in contact with as we hear voicenotes from some of them. Plus, our security and defence editor Deborah Haynes talks about ongoing diplomatic efforts as Britons are among the 199 people taken hostage by Hamas. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
16/10/23·19m 52s

Gaza deadline: What happens next? | Antisemitism concerns in UK

Israel gave more than a million people living in northern Gaza 24 hours to leave their homes ahead of an expected Israeli ground offensive in response to Hamas attacks. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our Middle East correspondent Alistair Bunkall about the deadline given to Gazans and Shaina Low, from the Norwegian Refugee Council, who talks about their team in Gaza. Plus, Sally is joined by our communities correspondent Becky Johnson to discuss concerns about antisemitism in the UK as some Jewish schools here decided to close on Friday due to safety concerns. Becky was also invited to Friday prayers as the British Muslim community in Birmingham shared their worries with her too. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
13/10/23·23m 12s

Blinken backs Israel | Criminals could go free as prisons fill up

The United States has re-affirmed its support for Israel in the wake of the brutal attacks by Hamas, sending its most senior diplomat Antony Blinken to Tel Aviv.It’s his first stop on a tour of the Middle East, in an effort by the US to stop the conflict spreading. Mr Blinken indicated the US will back Israel’s bid to destroy the militant group but warned it must “take every possible precaution to avoid harming civilians.”Today, on Sky News Daily Tom Cheshire speaks with international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn from Jerusalem, about how big a threat escalation in the region is.Plus, Sky News home editor Jason Farrell and former prison governor Vanessa Frake-Harris look at the crisis in prisons, after news judges will now delay sending convicted criminals to overcrowded jails. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
12/10/23·20m 52s

What is Hamas, and what’s happening in Gaza?

Israel’s response to the brutal attacks by Hamas has been swift and devastating. The two million people who live in Gaza are now under a siege - they are quickly running out of food and water. The one power station has shut down meaning an end to electricity supplies. Hamas has been ruling Gaza as a one-party state since 2007 and Israel has made it clear that it intends to wipe the group out. Today on the podcast, Sky News data and forensic correspondent Tom Cheshire discusses the scale of the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, and Middle East Correspondent Alistair Bunkall tells us more about Hamas and what comes next, as Israel prepares a ground offensive. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
11/10/23·19m 38s

Starmer: Was that the next PM? | Israel’s retaliation

It started with a security breach covered in glitter, but in a major speech today Sir Keir Starmer unveiled his plan for Britain ahead of the next general election. The Labour leader declared his party would be “the healers, the modernisers, the builders,” promising to “turn our backs on never-ending Tory decline with a decade of national renewal”. But can he pull it off? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined in Liverpool by our deputy political editor Sam Coates, where they analyse what the Labour leader had to say. Plus, Niall talks to Professor Michael Clarke, Sky’s defence and security analyst, about Israeli retaliations in Gaza. Senior podcast producer: Annie JoycePodcast producer: Sydney Pead Interviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotion producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
10/10/23·23m 3s

Israel-Hamas War: Explaining what’s happened and what might happen next

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our Middle East Correspondent Alistair Bunkall to take a closer look at the Israel-Hamas war – including the Israeli reaction to the weekend’s attack and what it may do next.Alistair reports on the hundreds who’ve lost their lives so far and the questions being asked about Israeli intelligence.Plus, our deputy political editor Sam Coates on how the conflict is being discussed at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Alex Edden Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
09/10/23·25m 44s

Labour’s by-election win and the road to the next election

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his newest MP “blew the doors off” as Michael Shanks won the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election with a swing of 20%.It was triggered after former SNP MP Margaret Ferrier was removed from her seat after breaking COVID guidelines. The win could have implications for the next general election. If the swing was repeated across Scotland it would see a rise in the number of Labour MPs from just 2 to over 40 and so a big boost to Sir Keir Starmer’s bid to enter 10 Downing Street. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies and Sky’s election analyst Michael Thrasher to dig into the result and look at how it may influence the political landscape in the run up to a general election next year. Podcast producer: Alex EddenInterviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotion producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Wendy Parker*Tell us what you think of Sky News podcasts: https://news.sky.com/podcastsurvey
06/10/23·19m 45s

Smoking ban plan - will England kick the habit?

The prime minister wants to stop younger generations from taking up smoking – by making it illegal for anyone born after 2005 to ever be able to buy them. Rishi Sunak’s plan – announced in his Tory conference speech on Wednesday – is similar to measures already introduced in New Zealand, aimed at tackling health problems related to smoking. But critics argue people should have the freedom to choose – not the state.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the debate – both from a health and political perspective - as he’s joined by Deborah Arnott, from the public health charity ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), the Conservative peer and former health minister Lord Bethell and our deputy political editor Sam Coates. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Wendy Parker *Tell us what you think of Sky News podcasts: https://news.sky.com/podcastsurvey
05/10/23·20m 14s

Long-term, can Rishi Sunak make it a brighter future?

The prime minister closed the Conservative Party conference with a speech setting out his pitch for the next election, promising to reform A-levels, support the health service and crack down on smoking. He also finally confirmed that the HS2 link from Birmingham to Manchester is being scrapped and committed to spend the money instead on transport projects in the North.On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our deputy political editor Sam Coates discusses what impact the speech will have and also looks back at the conference and what it has revealed about the Tory party. Plus, from inside the conference hall, Niall grabs Justice Secretary Alex Chalk, Minister of State for Northern Ireland Steve Baker, Transport Secretary Mark Harper, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, and Claire Coutinho, secretary of state for energy security and net zero. *Tell us what you think of Sky News podcasts: https://news.sky.com/podcastsurveyProducer: Soila Apparicio Senior producer: Annie Joyce Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Wendy Parker and Paul Stanworth
04/10/23·24m 44s

Conservative conference: Who's up for an election?

Rishi Sunak has claimed a general election is "not what the country wants" but insists he is unafraid of going to the polls. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our political editor Beth Rigby talks about her morning interview with the prime minister. And Niall sits down with Katie Perrior, former director of communications at 10 Downing Street for Theresa May, and William Hague's former special adviser Chris White to discuss the election chances of the Tory Party. *Tell us what you think of Sky News podcasts: https://news.sky.com/podcastsurveyProducers: Soila Apparicio and Emma Rae Woodhouse Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
03/10/23·25m 19s

Conservative conference: Tax, Truss, and HS2

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt held firm on tax cuts, despite growing pressure from his colleagues at the Conservative Party conference on Monday. "The plan is working and now we must see it through," he said in his keynote speech. The idea of a tax cut is dividing Tories – with former prime minister Liz Truss calling for the chancellor to "axe the tax". Hunt spoke as news broke that the northern leg of HS2 will be scrapped between Birmingham and Manchester. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our economics and data editor Ed Conway, and deputy political editor Sam Coates to analyse the chancellor's speech, Truss's calls for tax cuts, and HS2Tell us what you think of Sky News podcasts: https://news.sky.com/podcastsurveyProducers: Soila Apparicio and Emma Rae WoodhousePromotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
02/10/23·27m 33s

'Psychological torture': The row over never-ending prison sentences

Thousands of prisoners remain incarcerated on open-ended prison sentences under a now defunct scheme, known as IPP sentencing. The no-maximum prison sentences, some of which were given to offenders of low-level crimes, have been compared to ‘psychological torture’. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to Anthony Hipkiss who was in prison for 16 years despite only being sentenced to 15 months. He tells us how the strict licensing rules he has to live under for 10 years means he can’t even stay overnight at his partner’s. Plus, Ian Acheson, former prison governor speaks about how to fix a system of justice that keeps people indefinitely – even when they’re not a threat to society. While we've got you... please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - click here. Producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Wendy Parker
29/09/23·21m 18s

HS2: Is the UK bad at big infrastructure projects?

When it was first given the go-ahead back in 2012, Britain's new high-speed rail line connecting the south, the Midlands and the north of England was predicted to cost £32.7bn. Now, after delays and inflation fuelled by Brexit, Covid and the invasion of Ukraine, this figure is closer to £100bn. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also avoided answering questions on whether the Birmingham to Manchester leg of the route will go ahead, leaving the future of the project shrouded in uncertainty. So why was the initial cost estimate so different to what the final number will be? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with our business correspondent Paul Kelso to discuss the problems with the way the UK plans major infrastructure projects and asks whether any of these projects ever come close to what they are predicted to cost. While we've got you... please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - click here. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Podcast promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Archive researcher: Simon Windsor Editor: Paul Stanworth
28/09/23·21m 50s

Consumption rooms: How much of a solution for Scotland’s drug problem?

Scotland will be home to the UK’s first so-called ‘consumption rooms’ where drug users will be able to get their fix more safely. Recent stats showed that despite a fall this year, Scotland still has the highest number of drugs-related deaths per million population in Europe. Now, plans have been approved for a £2.3 million facility at Hunter Street Health Centre in Glasgow – despite opposition from Westminster. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies who talks about the unit itself and reaction to it. Plus, Niall speaks to Andrew Cowan, whose son Daniel died after taking a fatal drug concoction, and Annemarie Ward, from the charity Faces and Voices of Recovery UK. While we've got you... please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - click here. Podcast producer: Alex Edden Interviews producer: Melissa TutesigensiPodcast promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
27/09/23·22m 3s

Should we be taking the Liberal Democrats seriously?

The Liberal Democrats conference in Bournemouth saw leader Sir Ed Davey hinting that his party would be prepared to do a post-election deal with Labour to prevent the Conservatives from forming a government. Of the 91 seats in which the Lib Dems finished second in 2019, 80 are held by Conservatives. After recent by-election victories, could the Lib Dems be looking like kingmakers once more? To answer this question, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky News deputy political editor Sam Coates who has been at the conference. And Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Dyke looks ahead to the next election after her big by-election win in Somerton and Frome. Plus, Carol Vorderman talks about her message to the Lib Dem conference, where she called for electoral reform and tactical voting. While we've got you... please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - click here. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Wendy Parker
26/09/23·29m 34s

'I just want a normal life': How do we end rough sleeping?

Ian Harrison is 33 and has spent his adult life on the streets. He's among more than an estimated 270,000 homeless people in England. Sky News has been following Ian's journey as a government promise - to end rough sleeping by next year - looks in serious doubt. It was a target set by the Conservatives in their 2019 election manifesto - but a report by the Kerslake Commission is warning it will be missed, blaming "chronic and unresolved" issues in the housing system as it reports a 26% rise in rough sleeping compared with last year. The commission was set up in 2021 to learn lessons from the response to homelessness during the COVID pandemic - the same year, an estimated 741 homeless people died in England and Wales. Most were men and drugs, alcohol and suicide were the likely related causes. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our producer Sarah O'Connell, who first met Ian when he was a teenager, to find out about the challenges he has faced over the years. Plus, Sally is joined by Emma Haddad, chief executive of the homelessness charity St Mungo's - the secretariat of the Kerslake Commission, as they discuss the wider problems and what they think is needed to end rough sleeping.While we've got you... please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - click here. Podcast producers: Soila Apparicio and Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
25/09/23·16m 53s

What’s the future for kids’ TV?

It seems everything is moving online these days, so it’s perhaps no surprise that kids TV is too. CITV, ITV’s children’s channel, is no longer; it’s moving to the company’s streaming service, ITVx. Its BBC equivalent, CBBC, is expected to also be online-only in the next few years. Many children now, though, just go to YouTube to watch their shows.But with an ongoing decrease in funding for kids’ TV and the move to the less regulated streaming platforms there are concerns about the impact the quality of programmes and online safety.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the issue with former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, and Jon Hancock, who’s company Three Arrows Media makes shows for Sky Kids and BBC Childrens.If you like your arts and entertainment, why not subscribe to the Backstage podcast?And, if you're a parent, you can find Sky's ad-free, 24-hour Sky Kids channel on Sky Q, Stream, Glass, and NOW.Podcast producer: David Chipakupaku Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Wendy Parker
22/09/23·24m 43s

Beyond the pomp: What is the true state of UK relations with France?

The King and Queen are on a state visit to France this week, which includes stops in Paris and Bordeaux. The three-day trip would have been Charles’ first royal visit abroad as King back in March – but it was delayed due to the violent protests taking place over President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by François-Joseph Schichan, former French diplomat and political adviser to the French ambassador in the UK, to explore how our closest ally views both the King and the UK’s current politics. Plus, former Labour foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett takes us through her assessment of the current strength of Anglo-French relations.Producer: Soila Apparicio Senior Producer: Annie Joyce Interview Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
21/09/23·18m 36s

Sunak’s new Net Zero policy: Are the Tories turning a lighter shade of green?

The reaction - to a move by Rishi Sunak to delay the government’s green policies – has been mixed to say the least, with opposition parties slamming the prime minister’s leadership as “weak” and the decision “damaging” for the climate. As net zero sceptics cheered there was criticism from some in the car industry and the more environmentally minded Conservative politicians. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our science correspondent Thomas Moore and Politico’s UK editor Jack Blanchard for their analysis and a deeper look at what it all means politically, as well as for voters, industry and climate change. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
20/09/23·21m 41s

Crypto casinos: the new 'Wild West' hooking gamblers

Sky News has uncovered how online streamers may be breaking UK gambling laws by promoting crypto casinos - and there are questions over whether the casinos are doing enough to monitor this. Crypto casinos are similar to 'normal' online casinos, offering virtual versions of popular games like slot machines. The difference is they use digital currencies: players convert pounds, euros and dollars into virtual cash such as Bitcoin to gamble with. This type of casino is illegal in the UK, with the Gambling Commission taking a hardline stance against any operator that accepts cryptocurrency as a direct method of payment. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood explores crypto casinos with our investigative reporter Sanya Burgess, and what harms they could cause.Podcast producer: Soila ApparicioPromotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Wendy Parker
19/09/23·17m 55s

Russell Brand investigation: Hear from one of the team behind it

Actor and comedian Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse in a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches. Brand says he "absolutely" denies the allegations. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Head of Investigations at The Times, Paul Morgan-Bentley, about the allegations Brand faces and the latest on the investigation. Plus, Alice Enders, head of research at Enders Analysis, discusses if the entertainment industry is being held accountable for protecting women in the workplace. A warning that on this podcast we discuss the details of the sexual assault and rape claims. *While we've got you...please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey - Click herePodcast producer: Alex Edden and Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Adam Jay
18/09/23·24m 32s

‘Dam of death’: How a Libyan city was washed away

Rescuers are calling for more body bags to be sent to a Libyan city hit by catastrophic flooding - as fears of waterborne diseases grow.More than 11,300 people are known to have died - and this could reach up to 20,000, with a further 10,100 missing.Meanwhile, attempts to coordinate humanitarian aid have been hampered by Libya's fractured government - caused by years of political instability and civil unrest.Today on Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks with Sky News Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir from the port city of Derna, which was devastated when two dams collapsed, unleashing a tsunami that washed entire city blocks into the Mediterranean Sea.Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford also joins Niall from Derna, as rescue teams scramble to find survivors in the rubble.This podcast contains graphic descriptions.*While we've got you...please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey. Click herePodcast Producer: Soila ApparicioPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Adam Jay
15/09/23·20m 24s

UK economy: Making sense of the numbers with Ed Conway

Important figures on employment, wages, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have been released this week; all tell a story about how the UK economy is performing. The Sky News Daily's Niall Paterson sits down with our economics and data editor Ed Conway to find out what the numbers mean. Podcast Producer: Soila Apparicio Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Adam Jay
14/09/23·20m 12s

The spike in school suspensions

Every day more than 3000 pupils miss school because they have been suspended. It’s a record number that has shot up since the pandemic, especially for girls, who are being sent home at twice the national rate.It’s raised concerns these suspended students are slipping through the cracks, but leading teachers say a national shortage of alternative forms of education is putting unprecedented demand on the system. Today’s Sky News Daily episode features Nick Martin on his investigation into this growing educational crisis, a head teacher trying to provide a new path for troubled children and a mother who fears her child will get left behind.Podcast Producer: Alex Edden Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Editor: Wendy Parker
13/09/23·21m 3s

Putin and Kim Jong Un meet, but why?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has crossed the border into Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. This is the first time since 2019 that Kim has left North Korea – and a lot has changed since then. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke and Sky’s Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay to unpick what each leader is looking to gain from this meeting, plus how their alliance will impact global security. Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
12/09/23·23m 11s

Should we be worried about the new COVID variant?

The emergence of a new COVID variant, BA.2.8, has pushed forward the winter vaccination programme, with the rollout starting on Monday in England for older adult care home residents and immunosuppressed people. All over-65s will be offered the jab during the next few weeks. The other nations are also beginning their vaccination programmes this month. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Professor Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), to discuss the new variant, and the importance of getting vulnerable people vaccinated. Plus, our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsey talks to Niall from the epicentre of the earthquake in Morocco, which has killed 2,500 people so far. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Soila ApparicioInterviews Producer: Melissa TutesigensiPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Wendy Parker
11/09/23·19m 47s

One year of King Charles: What has he achieved?

It's been one year since King Charles took to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, royal correspondent Laura Bundock takes to the presenter chair to reflect on the first year of King Charles's reign.She is joined by the broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, a close friend of the King, plus historian Sir Anthony Seldon, the headmaster of Epsom College.Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
08/09/23·22m 25s

Prisoner manhunt: How was a terror suspect able to escape?

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife's escape from HMP Wandsworth – believed to be by strapping himself underneath a delivery lorry - led to a police manhunt involving all 43 forces in England and Wales. The 21-year-old ex-soldier was on remand charged with collecting information which might be useful to an enemy, understood to be Iran. The justice secretary, Alex Chalk, has told MPs that an independent investigation will take place, while suggestions have been made that cuts to the Prison Service and overcrowded conditions at Wandsworth prison are partly to blame. But what does his escape tell us about the state of the prison system in England? On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson speaks to David Shipley, a former inmate at HMP Wandsworth, and Professor John Podmore, an ex-prison governor and inspector, about what's wrong with Wandsworth prison and others across the country? Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
07/09/23·20m 14s

Could my council go bust?

Birmingham City Council, Europe's largest local authority, has effectively declared bankruptcy, confirming in a statement that all new spending except for protecting vulnerable people and statutory services, must stop immediately.But how does a council go bust?On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our politics and business correspondent Mhari Aurora, as well as Iain Murray from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, who explains how a council can run out of money. Plus, Sarah Hayward shares her experiences working as part Slough Council's senior leadership team, a role she came into a year after its recovery from bankruptcy. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
06/09/23·18m 25s

The Chinese economy is faltering – should the rest of the world worry?

China's economy has slipped into deflation as consumer prices declined in July for the first time in more than two years.Ballooning local government debt, weak import and exports, challenges in the housing market, and growing youth unemployment are all contributing to the country's downturn. On the Sky News Daily Dominic Waghorn speaks to our Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith about why China's economy is running out of steam. Plus, George Magnus, economist and associate at Oxford University's China Centre talks about the potential impacts for the global economy ahead of the G20 summit.Podcast producers: Emma-Rae Woodhouse, Sydney Pead and Soila Apparicio Podcast promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
05/09/23·18m 50s

Concrete crisis and the Gillian Keegan rant

MPs returned to Westminster after their summer break, but the same can't be said for thousands of children expected in classrooms for the Autumn term – due to the crumbling concrete crisis. More than 100 schools stayed shut on Monday due to safety fears about reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete - or RAAC – while the education secretary Gillian Keegan was caught on camera complaining about not being thanked for doing a "f***ing good job" over it all. On the Sky News Daily, Rob Powell speaks to Adrian Tagg, Building Surveying lead at the University of Reading about how far the crisis may spread. Plus, Sky's Sophy Ridge joins Rob to talk about the political fallout of the RAAC crisis, Labour's reshuffle and the possibility of a new by-election, as her new show The Politics Hub begins on Monday evening. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenPodcast promotion producer: David ChipakupakuSenior podcast producer: Annie Joyce​​​​​​​Editor: Wendy Parker
04/09/23·20m 34s

"Evil" but "a people person" - Saddam Hussein according to the soldier who guarded him

It's been 20 years since the Iraq war and the capture of dictator Saddam Hussein.Once Saddam was found, he was kept prisoner in his palace with 12 US soldiers guarding him. Saddam proved to be great company and the troops developed a strong friendship with him - they would play chess with him, exercise with him, and talk about their lives.One soldier, Specialist Adam Rogerson, has spoken to the Sky News Daily podcast about his very personal experience guarding Saddam Hussein until his death.Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Producer: Tom Gillespie Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Paul Stanworth and Wendy Parker
01/09/23·19m 37s

UK's new defence secretary and what it means for Ukraine

Former transport and energy secretary Grant Shapps has been named as the new head of the Ministry of Defence after Ben Wallace stood down from the role on Thursday morning. Mr Wallace had overseen one of the biggest international responses to the war in Ukraine - with the UK behind only the US in terms of support since the war began, having committed £4.6bn in military assistance. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and military analyst Professor Michael Clarke to discuss the significance of Mr Shapps' new role given the ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as turning their attention to the use of drone technology on the battlefield. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
31/08/23·21m 13s

#SeAcabó: How the World Cup kiss sparked Spain's MeToo moment

Since their World Cup victory, the Spanish team's success has been overshadowed by Spanish football president Luis Rubiales non-consensually kissing player Jenni Hermoso. Hermoso described the actions of Rubiales as an "impulse-driven, sexist out-of-place act without any consent". Rubiales denies this and says it was "spontaneous" and "mutual". The kiss has caused a backlash across football and in Spain, where protesters have called for action "to demand a sport free of sexist violence". On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to football commentator and founding member of Women in Football, Jacqui Oatley about how far the treatment and representation of women in the sport has come, and how far it still has to go. Plus, Spanish journalist Maria Ramírez on why the kiss has sparked its own hashtag #SeAcabó and a MeToo moment that reaches far beyond football. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
30/08/23·22m 9s

Air travel chaos: Could it happen again?

The travel plans of hundreds of thousands of people were thrown into chaos on one of the busiest days of the year for airports, as the UK's air traffic control systems suffered a "technical fault". UK airports are still struggling to recover from the hours-long failure of processing flight plans – with warnings delays could last for days. Downing Street has ruled out a cyberattack, but there is speculation that an incorrect flight plan filed by a French airline could be to blame. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what went wrong and if a similar problem could happen again. His guests are former air traffic controller Michele Robson, who was stuck at Jersey airport yesterday, and travel editor for The Independent, Simon Calder. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku ​​​​​​​Editor: Paul Stanworth
29/08/23·18m 11s

The Mafia’s most wanted man

One of the biggest mafia trials in Italian history is expected to deliver its verdict in the coming weeks. Prosecutors have asked for sentences totalling more than 4,000 years in jail for hundreds of alleged ‘Ndrangheta collaborators. One prosecutor of the ‘Ndrangheta, Nicola Gratteri, cannot travel without a heavy police escort, nor see his children for more than a few hours every couple of months. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our Europe correspondent Siobhan Robbins, who has visited the court where hundreds of ‘Ndrangheta collaborators will be tried, to hear more about what it takes to put this powerful mafia behind bars. Producer: Soila ApparicioPromotions Producer: Jim FarthingEditor: Wendy Parker
25/08/23·15m 13s

Prigozhin "dead", what next for Putin and Ukraine?

Russians have been paying tribute to Yevgeny Prigozhin after it was reported the Wagner leader was among ten people who died when a private jet crashed near Moscow on Wednesday.President Putin has praised his former ally as a “talented businessman” who worked “with good results” in Russia and across Africa, but also said he had “made serious mistakes in his life”. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson takes a deep dive into what it means for President Putin’s hold on power, the war in Ukraine and whether it’s the end of the Wagner group. Niall is joined by our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and military analyst Sean Bell. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
24/08/23·20m 29s

Prigozhin crash: Military analyst Sean Bell on what the footage tells us

Russian aviation authorities say Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was among ten people killed in a plane crash near Moscow on Wednesday. Earlier this summer, the mercenary group leader led a short-lived mutiny against Russia’s top brass. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by military analyst Sean Bell as they examine what we can glean from footage of the private jet falling to the ground, reaction to the crash, and Prigozhin’s relationship with President Vladimir Putin. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Editor: Paul Stanworth
24/08/23·10m 34s

Fukushima nuclear plant: Is flushing out wastewater safe?

Japan is due to start releasing treated radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, despite opposition from neighbouring countries. A 9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's east coast in 2011, killing 18,000 people and displacing a further 150,000 from an exclusion zone around the plant. Some 1.34 million tonnes of water - enough to fill 500 Olympic-size pools - have been stored in tanks since a tsunami destroyed the plant, but space is now running out. The water will be released over a 30-year period after being filtered and diluted. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith describes the mood in neighbouring countries opposing the water release. Plus, Jim Smith, professor of environmental science at the University of Portsmouth dispels concerns about the levels of radiation, insisting there is no need to worry. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
23/08/23·20m 2s

Scotland's drug epidemic - would decriminalisation solve it?

New data published on the rate of drug deaths in Scotland show they have decreased, after decades of constant rises, but the number is still higher than the rest of Europe. Just over 1,000 people in Scotland died as a result of drug misuse in 2022, the lowest number since 2017. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies combs through the latest figures, while Professor Catriona Matheson, an expert in substance misuse from the University of Stirling, describes possible solutions to reducing deaths further, including decriminalisation. Plus, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh details the impact of drug misuse in Scotland. Senior Podcast Producer: Annie Joyce Podcast Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
22/08/23·20m 52s

Lucy Letby: Should the guilty be forced to face their victims in court?

Britain's worst child serial killer Lucy Letby will spend the rest of her life in prison. But the former neonatal nurse refused to appear in court to hear either the victim statements or the judge hand down a whole-life sentence. One of the baby victims' mothers has called Letby's defiance a "final act of wickedness from a coward". On the Sky News Daily, Sky News‘ home editor Jason Farrell discusses if defendants should be forced to face their victims in court. He speaks to legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg and Farah Naz, the aunt of Zara Aleena who was murdered in 2022. Farah Naz was forced to give her victim statement to an empty dock when her niece's killer refused to appear. Podcast producer: Rosie GillottInterviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
21/08/23·17m 27s

Britain's most prolific child killer: Nurse Lucy Letby found guilty

Lucy Letby has been found guilty of murdering seven babies while working on a neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016. The 33-year-old nurse was also convicted of seven counts of attempted murder following a trial that lasted nine months.Families of her victims sobbed and comforted each other in court as the jury delivered their verdicts over several days. On the Sky News Daily, we hear from some of the relatives as host Niall Paterson is joined by our correspondent Katerina Vittozzi, who has been following the trial at Manchester Crown Court. Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Soila Apparicio Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth and Wendy Parker
18/08/23·33m 29s

Is Sarina Wiegman the manager who'll win a World Cup for England?

With six wins and a place in the World Cup final under their belt, the Lionesses have a fighting chance of bringing football home for England. But who is the woman at the helm? Manager Sarina Wiegman took over as Lionesses manager in 2020 and is the first non-Brit to lead the team, originally from the Netherlands. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Rob Harris, our sports correspondent, to talk about Wiegman's career history, and Jeanet van der Laan, the England manager’s former Ter Leede and Netherlands teammate to hear what she's like on and off the pitch. Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
17/08/23·17m 15s

A-levels: Is the uni intake of 2023 'the unluckiest year'?

Students waiting for their A-level results this year are the "unluckiest cohort" in recent years, according to one education expert. Pandemic disruption, rising grade boundaries, and a larger than average number of people applying for university places have all placed pressure on A-level grades. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Grace Brookes, who picks up her A-level results on Thursday, about the challenges she's faced since the pandemic. The vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University Chris Husbands explains the pressures on universities themselves, and Professor of Social Mobility, Lee Elliot Major explains why he believes the 2023 intake are the unluckiest in a generation. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer Rosie Gillott – podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Paul Stanworth - editor
16/08/23·20m 38s

Looking for answers – The Hawaii wildfires

The deadliest wildfires to hit the US in over a century have turned vast swathes of the island of Maui to ash and taken the lives of at least 99 people. The governor of Hawaii, Josh Green, has warned that the number killed will rise as only 25% of the affected area has been searched so far. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears from our US correspondent Martha Kelner, who is in Maui, about the devastation she's seen there and the questions being asked by locals about a sophisticated warning system that failed to alert them to the imminent danger. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Social Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
15/08/23·20m 38s

What 'small boats week' tells us about migration policy

It was billed as 'small boats week' – a series of government announcements designed to show progress on the issue of cross channel migration. But the reality of the last seven days has got in the way. The 30 or so migrants who had been moved on to a housing barge off Dorset had to be moved out after Legionella was found onboard and Thursday also saw the highest daily number of people crossing the channel this year On the Sky News Daily, Rob Powell asks Peter Walsh, from the Migration Observatory, if migration policies impact people's decisions to travel to the UK, and he speaks to fellow political correspondent Amanda Akass about why the Government has picked ending small boats crossings as one of its five pledges ahead of the next election. Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
14/08/23·22m 17s

Why is Britain still obsessed with the Great Train Robbery 60 years on?

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, one of Britain's most notorious crimes, which involved the hijack of a London-bound Royal Mail train and the theft of millions of pounds. Bruce Reynolds planned the robbery with a 15-strong gang of thieves, crooks and conspirers, becoming one of the most notorious criminals in British history. Bruce's son said he never realised his father was a criminal. On the Sky News Daily, presenter Sally Lockwood is joined by Nick Reynolds, the son of Bruce, to hear about growing up on the run, and our crime correspondent Martin Brunt, to explore why we're so fascinated by the Great Train Robbery 60 years later. Producers: Rosie Gillott, Soila Apparicio, Alex Edden Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
11/08/23·22m 21s

World Cup: Will the ambition of equal pay be realised?

Football’s world governing body FIFA wants pay and prize money for men and women to be the same by the next tournaments. But how it gets there is a little less clear. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined from Australia by our sport correspondent Rob Harris and Lioness Lucy Staniforth, who was on standby for the World Cup squad. They discuss the financial disparities in the sport, as well as reaction to the tournament so far and – of course – England's chances of World Cup success ahead of their quarter-final match against Colombia on Saturday. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Alex Edden Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
10/08/23·18m 2s

Hollywood strikes: Are writers right about AI?

It’s been 100 days since Hollywood writers went on strike over concerns artificial intelligence (AI) will take their jobs - as well as disputes over working conditions and claims of dwindling pay. The looming cloud of AI hangs over all industries, but are writers and actors right to be worried about being stripped of their creativity? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Lisa Holdsworth – a TV and theatre writer, and chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – as well as Dr Alex Connock, senior fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, to talk about how AI is reshaping their industry. She’s also joined by Sky’s arts and entertainment reporter Jayson Mansaray to discuss whether a happy ending is in sight for the strikers. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Digital Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
09/08/23·22m 19s

The Niger coup and how it will impact global security

Niger had been a lone bastion of democracy in West Africa while neighbouring countries were taken over by the military - but it is now also in a crisis following July's coup. The man responsible for protecting President Mohamed Bazoum, who was elected in 2021, has overthrown him - and there could be far-reaching security implications. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir, who looks at why the coup has the support of many people in Niger. Plus, defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke examines what the crisis means for counter-terrorism efforts in Africa. Senior podcast producer - Annie JoyceInterviews producer: Alex EddenPodcast promotion producer - David Chipakupaku Editor - Wendy Parker
08/08/23·20m 2s

'Useless white male pilots': The RAF discrimination claims

The Royal Air Force has admitted to discriminating against white male candidates in a hiring policy aimed at increasing diversity. In a Sky News exclusive, security and defence editor Deborah Haynes has discovered none of those involved in creating the policy have been held accountable. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Deborah about the impact the decisions have had on the men's lives, and whether anyone has been held accountable. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Social promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa-John Editor: Wendy Parker
07/08/23·19m 6s

Dirty Work: Episode Three - Life Sentence

In this episode, Sahar Zand goes back to speak to Brian Glendinning about his experience in Iraqi jail, and the harrowing impact of his unforeseen arrest. But Brian, compared to some people, is still lucky.For dissidents and opposition figures around the world, the Red Notice is the latest tool for transnational repression by autocratic governments. These people often end up in prison indefinitely, or extradited to the countries they had long fled for safety. With expert analysis from Rhys Davies and Ben Keith - authors of Red Notice Monitor - we take a look at the worst case scenarios for being on the wrong end of a Red Notice.Sahar meets Zeynure and her three children. They are Uyghur exiles living in Istanbul. Zeynure’s husband, Idris Hasan, has been in prison in Morocco for two years facing extradition to China. Uyghur activists like Idris are increasingly at risk of Red Notices, experts tell us, as China has increased its use of Interpol as a tool of transnational repression. Sahar talks to Idris, who says this Red Notice has been a death sentence. A potential return to China is “worse than death.”Plus, Alicia Kearns, the Conservative MP who chairs the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee, tells Dirty Work about the committee’s “grave concerns” over how the system works. She calls on the Home Office to find a way to inform British nationals if they’re the subject of a malicious red notice.WARNING: This episode contains strong language. Presenter: Sahar Zand Producer: Heidi Pett Senior producer: Sarah Burke Sound designer: James Bradshow Editor: Paul Stanworth
05/08/23·42m 12s

Lockdown children: The long-term damage for a generation

COVID lockdowns may seem a distant memory with everyday life very much back to the pre-pandemic norms. But for children, it seems we may only just be getting a sense of the emotional and behavioural impacts those couple of years have had.Researchers at University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) this week published a joint study - the first of its kind - looking at the emotional, social and behavioural impacts on kids. Meanwhile, the children's commissioner for England examined NHS data suggesting a big rise in young people being treated for eating disorders.On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Sarah Cattan from the IFS, and England's former children's commissioner Anne Longfield about the scale of the problem. Plus, Rhys Barfoot, who works for the charity Family Action helping families across the country with financial and mental health issues, offers advice to parents and young people.Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer – Rosie Gillott Interviews producer – Alex Edden Podcast promotion producer – Jim Farthing Editor – Wendy Parker
04/08/23·17m 47s

Interest rates up - focus on savers and renters

The Bank of England has increased its base rate of interest by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.25% - which is lower than some economists had predicted. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to our business correspondent Gurpreet Narwan about the decision to raise interest rates for the 14th time in a row. Plus, Sky's data and forensics journalist Daniel Dunford explains why renters could be the hardest hit by rate rises, and Tilly Smith, from campaign group Generation Rent, on its call for the government to offer more support to people renting. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotion producer: Jim Farthing Editor: Paul Stanworth
03/08/23·22m 16s

Campaigns and court appearances: How could Donald Trump's 2024 play out?

Donald Trump has been criminally charged with trying to ‘defraud the United States’ over the 2021 riots at the US Capitol. It’s the most serious legal threat facing the former president, as he attempts to return to the White House in 2024. But it’s by no means the only one – Trump now faces 78 charges across three criminal cases, but still remains frontrunner to become his party’s nominee for next year’s presidential election. On Sky News Daily Niall Paterson is joined by US correspondent James Matthews to discuss how the trials and potential convictions alter the landscape of the Republican presidential race, and the Republican Party overall. Podcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenPodcast promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
02/08/23·18m 50s

Will Labour allow 'wedge issues' to define the next election?

A general election is still a long way away, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appears to already be laying out the Conservative attack lines, focusing on so-called ‘wedge issues’ that could divide the Labour Party. Labour are sitting 17 points ahead in the polls but are facing criticism for seeming to roll back on green policies. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Andrew Fisher, former Labour director of policy under Jeremy Corbyn and John McTernan, former political secretary to Tony Blair, to discuss the different approached Labour could take. Plus, Sky’s Chief political correspondent Jon Craig looks back to the last time Labour seemed to be on the brink of a landslide victory.Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Digital promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Wendy Parker
01/08/23·21m 52s

Zelenskyy warns war is coming to Russia - as Putin teases path to 'peace'.

President Zelenskyy has said war is coming to Russia after suspected Ukrainian drones hit skyscrapers in a wealthy Moscow neighbourhood. President Putin suggested an African initiative could be a basis for peace talks, but not while Ukrainian forces were on the offensive. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by military analyst Sean Bell and Dr Alex Vines, director of the Africa Programme at Chatham House, about the Ukrainian counteroffensive and the role African nations could have in any peace negotiations. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producerSimon Windsor - archive researcherWendy Parker - editor
31/07/23·20m 10s

Dirty Work: Episode Two - Hijacked

Sky News has a new podcast series called Dirty Work - investigating Interpol red notices, which allow police forces to flag their most wanted persons at international borders around the world. In episode two, reporter Sahar Zand continues to follow Brian Glendinning's story - whose Interpol Red Notice raises significant questions about how the system works. Sahar also speaks to Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock, who has given a rare interview talking about why it was his priority to reform a system that had let so many people down.Presenter: Sahar Zand Producer: Heidi PettSenior Producer: Sarah BurkeSound Designer: James Bradshaw Editor: Paul Stanworth
29/07/23·40m 36s

'This is how I die': British fighter tortured by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

British man Aiden Aslin joined the Ukrainian marines in 2018, but following the Russian invasion in February 2022, he was called up to the frontline in Mariupol. After two months of resistance at the city's steelworks, Aiden and his battalion ran out of supplies. Aiden was part of the mass surrender of over 1,000 Ukrainian troops. Singled out for his British passport, Aiden was brutally interrogated, turned into a propaganda tool, tried by a kangaroo court and then sentenced to death. Aiden was held in Russian captivity for six months, before being released last year in a prisoner of war exchange negotiated by the Saudi authorities. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with Aiden Aslin to hear his story. Producers: Soila Apparicio, Alex Edden, Rosie Gillott Promotions producers: David Chipakupaku, Jim FarthingEditor: Wendy Parker
28/07/23·19m 26s

Is climate change scepticism hotting up?

Multiple climate reports have been published this week all saying a similar thing: that the UK and wider world are experiencing record temperatures, that humanity is "inducing" climate change and that, unless we cut emissions, things are just going to get even hotter.There are still some people however who believe it’s all hot air; that media coverage of climate stories is “fear mongering” and “manipulating”. But is it the science under scrutiny, or perhaps the path to net zero itself? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our climate change reporter Victoria Seabrook, editor and director of Carbon Brief Leo Hickman, and James Woudhuysen, visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University, to find out why, despite the science, climate scepticism is getting louder. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producerAlex Edden - interviews producer David Chipakupaku - podcast promotions producer Dave Terris - editor
27/07/23·26m 18s

Strip searches in police custody and fallout to Nigel Farage's row with Coutts

Police at a station in Greater Manchester have been accused of unnecessary and invasive strip searches of women, without explanation, behind cell doors. Sky News has spoken to three women, one of whom was detained for 41 hours and also alleges she was sexually assaulted whilst in custody. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said "there is currently no evidence to suggest any GMP employees have misconducted themselves or committed a criminal offence." On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our home editor Jason Farrell about the story. Plus, following Nigel Farage being dropped by the exclusive bank Coutts, which led to an apology from the BBC and NatWest's boss resigning, Niall sits down with our business correspondent Paul Kelso to hear about the fallout. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Rosie Gillott, Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alex Edden Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
26/07/23·25m 1s

Saving cinema: Why chains can't just rely on blockbusters and bad weather

Barbie and Oppenheimer have put the smiles back on the cinema chains after the difficult years during the pandemic, but could the glow soon wear off? For the first time in 60 years Hollywood actors and writers are on strike at the same time, so what impact will this have on the films we will see and the cinemas that show them? On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our entertainment reporter and Backstage podcast host Claire Gregory to explain the box office success, and VUE International cinemas founder and CEO Timothy Richards on how to keep the momentum going. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Wendy Parker - editor
25/07/23·17m 33s

Rhodes on fire and is the UK cooling on net zero policies?

Evacuation orders due to wildfires on the Greek island have seen tens of thousands of residents and tourists fleeing the flames. And while wildfires in the region aren’t uncommon, scientists say climate change is increasing the intensity of heatwaves which can trigger fires. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our Europe correspondent in Rhodes, Siobhan Robbins and Rhodes resident Micah Greaves, who tells us how dependent the island is on tourism. Plus, Niall is joined by Robert Colvile, director of the Centre for Policy Studies and former Tory advisor, to discuss if net zero policies can still be vote winners as the row continues over ULEZ expansion in London. Rosie Gillott - podcast producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Wendy Parker - editor
24/07/23·20m 35s

Dirty Work: Episode One - Russian Roulette

Sky News has a new podcast series called Dirty Work which we wanted to share with Daily listeners in our feed.Reporter Sahar Zand has been investigating Interpol red notices - which allow police forces to flag their most wanted persons at international borders around the world. On this episode, we hear from some of those people caught up in the system - who have faced detention, imprisonment, and extradition, with devastating and life-changing consequences.WARNING: This podcast contains strong language. Presenter: Sahar Zand Producers: Heidi Pett and Anne-Marie Bullock Senior Producer: Sarah BurkeSound Designer: James Bradshaw Editor: Paul Stanworth
22/07/23·35m 4s

Getting ready for an election: What three by-elections can tell us

The Conservatives suffered two heavy defeats in a night of three by-elections, but narrowly held on to former PM Boris Johnson's old Uxbridge seat. Labour made history by overturning a 20,137 majority to take the North Yorkshire seat of Selby and Ainsty. The Lib Dems took Somerton and Frome in a victory Sir Ed Davey said showed his party was "firmly back in the West Country". On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by political editor Beth Rigby and elections analyst Dr Hannah Bunting to break down the votes from each of the constituencies, and to look ahead to what this can tell us about the next general election. Rosie Gillott - podcast producer Wendy Parker - editor
21/07/23·25m 36s

Investigating Interpol

Niall Paterson welcomes the team behind a new Sky News podcast onto the Daily. Reporter Sahar Zand and producer Heidi Pett have been investigating Interpol red notices for the series “Dirty Work”. They’ve heard from people caught up in a system which allows police forces to flag their most wanted persons at international borders around the world. In some cases, those people are detained, imprisoned, and extradited, with devastating consequences. They’ve also head from the Interpol Secretary General who says the organization is doing everything it can to protect innocent people from being wrongly targeted.You can also listen to the new Sky News podcast Dirty Work: The Misuse of Interpol Red Notices here.Since this episode was recorded, we wish to clarify that there is currently an average of around 11,000 Red Notices published per year. In 2021, the number of red notices issued was 10,776. The total number of red notices and diffusions issued that year was 23,716. Diffusions are where a country makes the same request directly to another country. We also wish to clarify that Interpol does have a mechanism for the suspension of member countries, which is set out in its “Rules on the Processing of Data”. Soila Apparicio – podcast producer Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Jada-Kai Meosa John – podcast promotion producer Paul Stanworth – editor
20/07/23·17m 43s

Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘doomed’?

Senior Ukrainian military officials believe Russia is planning a massive attack in the northeastern Kharkiv region, in a bid to draw Ukraine's efforts away from its counteroffensive. It comes as the boss of MI6, Sir Richard Moore, suggested the invasion was “doomed”. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson sits down with our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke to unpick the military offensive and counteroffensive. Plus, they discuss the news that a US soldier is being held in North Korea after crossing the border from South Korea without authorisation, as confirmed by the US military. Producer: Rosie GillottPromotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth
19/07/23·17m 35s

Heatwaves happen - but why so many at once?

Temperatures across Europe soared to over 44C this week, with the heatwave expected to continue and reach record highs. Hot weather has also been recorded in China and the USA, but why are so many places so hot at the same time? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky's climate and energy correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter who is in Sardinia, one of the hottest places in Europe, about the heatwave there. Plus, our science and technology editor Tom Clarke on what's causing extreme weather across the globe. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth
18/07/23·19m 6s

Stuart Ramsay in Myanmar: What leaders don't want the world to see

Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay and his team have witnessed the deadly realities of a civil war, which Myanmar’s leaders claim isn’t happening. Few Western journalists get into the southeast Asian country, previously known as Burma – but our news crew spent a month undercover deep in the jungle with resistance fighters, medics and volunteers – not far from where the fighting is taking place. On this Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is joined by Stuart, to share his firsthand account from a place where reports of mass killings, thousands of arrests and human rights abuses, have been widely condemned. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Paul Stanworth - editor
17/07/23·19m 39s

The knee injury keeping players out of the FIFA Women's World Cup

As the Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand, up to 30 players won't be playing due to the same knee injury. Star players, including England's Beth Mead and captain Leah Williamson, are all suffering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries that threaten their careers in the game. And women are 3.5 times more likely to suffer this type of injury compared to their male counterparts. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is joined by data and forensics correspondent Tom Cheshire and producer Maz Poynter who've been investigating why female players are more likely to sustain these injuries, and sports medicine specialist Dr Kate Jackson explains what teams and coaches are doing to try to prevent future injuries. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interview producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
14/07/23·15m 29s

Westminster Accounts: What are MPs doing with your cash?

A Sky News investigation has found Northern Research Group (NRG) MPs received political donations from a private donor to help them with campaigning - weeks after they authorised thousands of pounds of taxpayer funded expenses to be spent on the NRG. It raises questions about whether MPs authorised public funding to be spent on the NRG because they knew they would be rewarded with a campaign donation. As a result of the investigation, the parliamentary expenses watchdog IPSA has announced an investigation. On the Sky News Daily, host Kimberley Leonard is joined by our deputy politics editor Sam Coates to uncover his investigation and findings, and what issues it raises for parliamentary funding. Producer: Soila ApparicioPromotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
13/07/23·13m 51s

Huw Edwards named but should the last few days have been different?

There had been days of widespread speculation and increasing pressure on the suspended BBC presenter to reveal his identity but now, Huw Edwards’ wife has issued a statement on his behalf. Vicky Flind told the PA news agency that her husband is suffering from serious mental health issues and is currently receiving care in hospital. Shortly before the revelation, the Met Police said there was “no information” to suggest a criminal offence had taken place following claims surrounding the star – including that he had paid a teenager for explicit photos. On this Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is she’s joined by Jake Kanter - Deadline's investigations editor and former media editor at The Times. Emma-Rae Woodhouse – podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
12/07/23·15m 34s

The Ukraine foreign fighters come home, and pressure on BBC presenter

More allegations about the unnamed BBC presenter have been published by The Sun, claiming that the star broke COVID rules to meet a 23-year-old. Now that the Metropolitan Police have asked the BBC to pause internal inquiries into suspended presenter, we ask if there has been a mood shift in the way this story should have been reported. On the Sky News Daily with Kimberley Leonard, from outside the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, arts and entertainment correspondent Katy Spencer explains the latest allegations and how the story could progress. Plus, in Ukraine, our international correspondent John Sparks has interviewed two foreign volunteers who have been fighting in the army as foreign fighters for the past 17 months, including Rhys Byrne, codename 'Rambo', a spirited 28-year-old from Dublin. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
12/07/23·24m 14s

BBC presenter: New claims as boss Tim Davie faces questions

The unnamed BBC presenter at the centre of claims involving sexually explicit photos is now facing allegations from a second young person – that he sent them threatening messages after contact on a dating app. Earlier, the BBC's director-general Tim Davie faced questions from journalists, as the corporation's Annual Report was delivered days after The Sun first broke their original story. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard explores the latest developments with our reporter Sadiya Chowdhury, Sky’s home editor Jason Farrell and Jake Kanter - Deadline's investigations editor and former media editor at The Times. Podcast producer: Rosie GillottSenior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
11/07/23·18m 47s

Extra episode: BBC presenter claims - new details emerge

On an extra Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard discusses new developments to the accusations that a BBC presenter paid a teenager thousands of pounds for explicit photos. Lawyers acting for the young person said the original story in the Sun was “totally wrong” and claims made by their mother were “rubbish”. The Sun said it has seen evidence to support the concerns. The newspaper also quoted the individual's mother and stepfather as saying "we stand by our account".Kimberley is joined by media lawyer Matthew Gill. Producer: Rosie GillottPromotion producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
10/07/23·7m 7s

BBC presenter claims: Questions over trust and transparency

The BBC is under fire over its handling of accusations that a high-profile presenter paid a teenager thousands of pounds for sexually explicit photographs. The unnamed presenter was suspended over the weekend, but the teenager's mother claims the corporation was first made aware of allegations in May. Dame Caroline Dinenage, who chairs the Culture, Media and Sport committee, said she was concerned the corporation had taken a "very long time" to investigate the claims. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is joined by our home editor Jason Farrell and former BBC presenter Roger Bolton to explore what we know, and don't know, so far about the latest scandal to hit the BBC. Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
10/07/23·19m 1s

Mortgages are going up, why aren’t savings?

Heads of the UK’s biggest banks have been summoned by the UK's financial watchdog over concerns interest rates on savings are too low. Higher Bank of England interest rates have led banks to put up mortgage costs , but savings rates are not rising as fast – a situation the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt has said ‘needs resolving’. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Sky’s business correspondent Paul Kelso, and Danni Hewson, Head of Financial Analysis at AJ Bell to find out what the rate disparity means for you, and if anything is likely to change any time soon. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
10/07/23·21m 45s

Zuckerberg v Musk: Will Threads 'kill' Twitter?

Meta launched its new microblogging app Threads on Thursday, with boss Mark Zuckerberg reporting 10 million sign ups in the first seven hours.But can the tech company, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, capitalise on recent changes at Twitter by owner Elon Musk which have alienated many of its users and advertisers? Not content with a battle on socials, Meta's multi-billionaire owner also seemingly agreed to a cage fight challenge from his rival – though no date has yet been set for that. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood takes a closer look at how Threads measures up against Twitter with tech commentator and journalist Chris Stokel-Walker. Plus, Sally discusses the rivalry between Zuckerberg and Musk with Ben Little, associate professor of cultural politics at the University of East Anglia, who co-authored the book 'New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism: Celebrity Tech Founders and Networks of Power'. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Paul Stanworth - editor
07/07/23·19m 48s

Could AI make this podcast?

As artificial intelligence becomes more and more advanced, fears are growing about companies replacing human staff with computers. Businesses from energy providers to car makers are already using AI, but are there some jobs it can’t do? Sky’s science and technology editor, Tom Clarke, has tested if AI could do his job by creating an AI news reporter. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Tom and YouTuber and coder Kris Fagerlie to find out how they built the AI reporter. Plus, she speaks to Carl Benedikt Frey, associate professor of AI & Work at Oxford’s Internet Institute, about how advancements in AI technology could change the types of tasks we do at work. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
06/07/23·24m 30s

NHS at 75: What’s the story for maternity services?

On 5 July 1948, the NHS was born, promising post-War Britons health support from cradle to grave, free at the point of delivery. Seventy-five years later, and the service is constantly under pressure, and questions are being asked about how sustainable its future is.In this episode of the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood spends time with staff, patients, and newborns on the maternity unit at Whittington Hospital, in North London.She examines how services have evolved over the last 75 years for the Service, the pressures on staff as they try to cope after lockdown - and the future for one of Britian's most cherished creations.Producer: Emma WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Paul StanworthPromotions producer: David Chipakupaku
05/07/23·26m 37s

Why has a teenager’s death triggered riots in France?

A week after police shot dead a 17-year-old boy of Algerian descent, named as Nahel Merzouk, as he drove away from a traffic stop, riots continue across France. The officer who shot Nahel has been charged with voluntary homicide and his lawyer says he is "devastated". The teen's death has revived grievances about policing and racial profiling in France's suburbs. Some 3,000 people have been arrested so far and the mayor of Paris suburb L'Hay-les-Roses, Vincent Jeanbrun’s home was ram-raided by a burning car as his family slept over the weekend. On the Sky News Daily, host Sally Lockwood hears from our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons in Paris who has been covering this story since the riots kicked off. And Jean Beaman, who has studied and written about state violence in France, explains the deeper-rooted racism still present across society. Producer: Soila ApparicioInterviews producer: Alex EddenPromotions producer: David Chipakupaku
04/07/23·16m 1s

Narendra Modi: Why India's leader is being courted by the West

Narendra Modi has been doing the rounds on the international stage – most recently meeting US president Joe Biden in Washington, where he received a 21-gun salute during his visit. India's prime minister is also currently negotiating a free trade deal with the UK, after securing one with Australia last year. But India's prime minister has been criticised at home for censorship, concerns about the country's human rights record and embracing far right nationalism. So, why is the West courting Narendra Modi? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson takes a deep dive to explore the man himself, his power and his country as he is joined by our India reporter Neville Lazarus and professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada, who is director of the contemporary South Asian studies programme at the University of Oxford. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producerSydney Pead - podcast producerSimon Windsor - archive researcher Danielle Weekes-Chilufya – editor
03/07/23·14m 27s

Sex, Lies and Police spies: The Met’s undercover police scandal

The first report from a seven-year inquiry into undercover policing in England and Wales has been published, finding that undercover policing deployments were unjustified and would have been "brought to a rapid end" if the public had known what was going on. First commissioned in 2015 by then Home Secretary Theresa May, the investigation is aiming to discover the truth about undercover policing over the past 50 years and provide recommendations for the future. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our Home Editor Jason Farrell explains the history of ‘spycops’ that led to the inquiry, and Kate Wilson, an environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer in 2003, talks about her experience. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Danielle Weekes-Chilufya
30/06/23·19m 16s

Sewage, leaks and hosepipe bans: Should our water companies be nationalised?

The revelation that ministers are considering bringing Thames Water into temporary public ownership has reopened the fierce debate over the privatisation of the country's water industry. It comes after the sudden resignation of Thames Water’s chief executive and Sky’s exclusive report into government contingency plans for the firm’s potential collapse. On Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson speaks to business correspondent Paul Kelso about how Britain’s biggest water company came to be on the brink of collapse and the chairman and founder of River Action, Charles Watson, about whether decades of problems with sewage, leaks and supply could lead to the renationalisation of water firms. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Danielle Weekes-Chilufya
29/06/23·19m 51s

COVID Inquiry: Why were we not prepared for a pandemic?

The COVID inquiry has started, with the first part looking into how resilient and prepared the country was for a pandemic. Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron, ex-chancellor George Osbourne, health secretary during COVID Matt Hancock and the UK government's chief medical adviser Chris Whitty have given evidence so far. On this Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our health correspondent Ashish Joshi to summarise what's been said so far, and Dr Chaand Nagpaul, former chair of the BMA UK Council from 2017-22 - who represented the medical profession during the pandemic - explores how prepared, or ill-prepared, the UK was for COVID. Producer: Soila Apparicio Assistant producer: Amy Lakin Editor: Danielle Weekes-Chilufya
28/06/23·17m 38s

Wagner mutiny: What’s next for the war and Putin’s Russia?

President Putin's hold on power in Russia has been shaken following a brief mutiny over the weekend led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the boss of the private military group Wagner. An apparent deal between Putin and Prigozhin has the Wagner leader now exiled to Belarus. Joining host Niall Paterson on the Sky News Daily, our correspondent Diana Magnay, in Moscow, describes the feeling within the country on how close Prigozhin's army came. Plus, international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn, in Ukraine, analyses the impact of the mutiny on the war. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Soila Apparicio Editor: Dave Terris
27/06/23·20m 24s

Roe v Wade one year on

Saturday 24 June marks a year since the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade ruling, ending a federal right to abortion access. In 14 states, most abortions are now banned, with no exception for rape or incest in nearly all those states.The overturning was highly controversial with more than 100 global health organisations including the British Medical Association describing it as a "catastrophic blow to the lives of millions of women, girls and pregnant people".On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our US correspondent Marth Kelner to explore the impact of Roe v Wade's overturning in Tennessee, and the important role it plays in the abortion debate.Podcast Producers: Sydney Pead, Rosie Gillott and Sarah GoughAssistant Producer: Amy Lakin Editor: Adam Jay
26/06/23·21m 48s

The tragedy of the Titan submersible and the dangers of diving down to the Titanic

Search and rescue efforts to locate a missing submersible with five passengers inside has become a recovery mission after the US Coast Guard determined there was “a catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber” following finding debris in the search area in the North Atlantic ocean. The deep-sea vessel, called Titan, lost contact with the surface on its way down to view the Titanic shipwreck, a voyage that has become increasingly popular among wealthy tourists.But more than five years ago, industry bodies raised concerns about the safety of the vessel with the company that designed it, warning its "experimental approach" to the expedition could have "catastrophic" outcomes.Today on the Sky News Daily, international correspondent John Sparks reports from the centre of the recovery operation effort in Newfoundland, and Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry offers an insight into the largely unregulated industry of underwater submersive vehicles.Podcast producers: Soila Apparacio and Sydney Pead Editor: Adam Jay
23/06/23·15m 46s

Windrush: Sir Trevor Phillips assesses the impact 75 years on

On 22 June 1948, HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the UK. The ship carried 1,027 passengers and two stowaways on a voyage from Jamaica to London. Of these, more than 800 passengers gave their last country of residence as somewhere in the Caribbean. On arrival in the UK, however, people were often met with racism, a lack of acknowledgement of their professional skills and very different living conditions. The Windrush's arrival has become symbolic of the generation of Commonwealth citizens who came to live in Britain between 1948 and 1973. Some 75 years on, broadcaster Sir Trevor Phillips sits down with Sky News Daily host Niall Paterson to explore the impact and influence of the Windrush generation on British life and culture. You can watch Windrush and Us with Trevor Phillips on Sky News's YouTube channel. Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Adam Jay
22/06/23·20m 17s

The far-right is on the rise in Germany, but could it go mainstream across Europe?

Right-wing extremism is the greatest danger to democracy in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency. The Alternative for Germany Party, Germany’s main far-right party, now attracts a third of voters in the east of the country and the nation is home to over 38,000 registered right-wing extremists. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Siobhan Robbins, Sky’s Europe Correspondent who has spoken to members as well as victims of the far-right in Germany. We also hear from Julia Ebner, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and author of Going Mainstream, on how far-right ideas seep into mainstream politics. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Assisitant podcast producer: Amy Lakin Interviews producer: Alex Edden Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Adam Jay
21/06/23·20m 45s

What will 6% mortgages do to the housing market?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ruled out help for homeowners after the average fixed two-year mortgage rate hit 6% for the first time this year. More than 400,000 people will see their existing fixed deals end between July and September, meaning they could face significant rises to their monthly bills. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears from one homeowner whose mortgage is about to go up by £600-800 a month and asks our business correspondent Gurpreet Narwan, why rates have risen again now. Plus, Gráinne Gilmore, from property consultancy Cluttons, explains why rising rates could mean more houses on the market than people wanting to buy them. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Adam Jay
20/06/23·21m 21s

Sky’s Diana Magnay on reporting from Putin’s Russia

In a speech made to a business forum in St Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin denied Russia is isolated from the rest of the world. But as foreign companies withdraw and many Russian journalists flee the country, it's getting harder to find out what’s going on inside one of the world's most powerful nations. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky’s Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay, to discuss how Russia has changed in the decade since she first began reporting there, and what it’s like to work as a journalist inside an increasingly isolated authoritarian state.Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth
19/06/23·19m 26s

The ‘ghost children’ problem: why so many are still missing school

Since the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of children in England haven't returned to school. They’re known as “ghost children,” and in the first term of this year, more than 125,000 children were out of school more than in school, a figure that’s doubled since the pandemic. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Nick Martin, Sky’s People and Politics Correspondent who has been investigating what is stopping students from returning to class, and Conservative MP Flick Drummond to discuss how to stop children from falling through the cracks.Producers: Sydney Pead and Soila Apparicio Editor: Paul Stanworth
16/06/23·19m 57s

Boris Johnson report: Brutal, damning, but can he really say ‘vindictive’?

Boris Johnson lied to parliament over Partygate allegations, according to a report from MPs. The House of Commons Privileges Committee recommended a 90-day suspension, but as the former prime minister has already resigned as an MP, the Commons could now vote for his right to enter the Parliamentary estate to be revoked. Mr Johnson has called the findings “a lie” and described the report as a "political assassination". On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby to discuss the report and look at what’s next for the former Prime Minister. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth
15/06/23·15m 4s

The challenges of getting to a net zero world

Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil and lithium - six materials we couldn't do without. But is it possible to fulfil our sustainability goals in building renewables and batteries without their exploitation? Our economics and data editor Ed Conway sits down with Daily podcast host Niall Paterson to talk about his latest book, Material World: A Substantial Story of Our Past and Future, and discuss the reality of the move to net zero on our resources, the impact of geopolitical tensions in China, and where the UK stands as a post-industrial economy. Producer: Soila Apparicio Digital Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Paul Stanworth
15/06/23·17m 23s

Toxic workplace culture and what to do about it

After a string of high-profile accusations about toxic cultures in workplaces, the Sky News Daily hears from a Harvard professor credited with turning around problems at Uber. Frances Frei, the senior vice-president of leadership and strategy at the company, explains how she made siginifcant changes in a matter of months to address an environment rife with claims of sexism.Host Kimberley Leonard also asks legal trainer Neha Lugg about why bad behaviour in the workplace is coming under a new level of scrutiny.Podcast producer: Sydney Pead Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
14/06/23·17m 4s

Johnson, Sturgeon and Trump: Former leaders and the latest fallouts

Niall Paterson speaks to Sky News correspondents on a day of big political stories – with Boris Johnson’s decision to stand down as an MP on Friday still causing a wave of activity in Westminster.Our chief political correspondent Jon Craig explains how Mr Johnson’s shock resignation could impact the next general election. It wasn’t just Mr Johnson making headlines though. Our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies explains what happens next following Nicola Sturgeon’s arrest. The former SNP leader insists she’s innocent after being held over the weekend as part of an investigation into the party’s finances. Plus, US correspondent Mark Stone talks about how damaging Donald Trump’s indictment could be for his 2024 presidential ambitions. Rosie Gillott – podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
13/06/23·26m 25s

Boris Johnson goes. How do Rishi Sunak and the Tories react?

Sky News political correspondent Rob Powell and chief political correspondent Jon Craig discuss the fallout from Boris Johnson’s decision to step down as an MP. He’s forced one of three by-elections after close Conservative colleagues Nadine Dorries and Nigel Adams also decided to leave the Commons immediately. Rob and Jon consider how Rishi Sunak and his party will react to the prospect of the by-elections and what this moment could mean for uniting – or further dividing – the Conservative benches. They also discuss the report from the Commons Privileges Committee which might have been the catalyst for the former PM’s resignation. Producer - David ChipakupakuEditor - Paul Stanworth
12/06/23·22m 7s

Is the Nova Kakhovka dam breach the most significant moment in the war so far?

Thousands of people have been evacuated after a dam in the Russian-occupied Kherson region of Ukraine was breached on Tuesday. International intelligence organisations believe it is most likely the dam was deliberately targeted by Russian forces in an attempt to delay Ukraine’s expected counteroffensive. NATO’s secretary general has said the move demonstrates Russia’s brutality. But Moscow denies being responsible for the damage to the dam. It insists Ukraine is to blame. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is joined by our international correspondent John Sparks, and Sean Bell, military analyst and former Air Vice-Marshal, to discuss the implications of the dam breach for the course of the war.
09/06/23·17m 21s

Harry v Daily Mirror publisher: Day three and what happens next

Prince Harry has finished making his case to a High Court judge after another day of cross-examination by Andrew Green, the KC representing the Daily Mirror’s publishers. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard is joined by our royal correspondent Laura Bundock, media lawyer Jonathan Coad and Sky reporter Sarah Hajibagheri, who has spent the day reporting from inside court. The Duke of Sussex became the first senior royal to take the witness box for more than 130 years this week, as he claims information in stories that featured across their titles were obtained illegally. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Sydney Pead – podcast producer Paul Stanworth - editor
07/06/23·20m 0s

Harry v Daily Mirror publisher: What happened on day two?

Prince Harry has given evidence for the first time at the High Court in his legal battle against Mirror Group Newspapers. The Duke of Sussex set out his case in a 55-page document, blaming the tabloid press for "inciting hatred and harassment" in his private life, and casting him as a "playboy prince" and a "thicko". He also faced cross-examination from the newspaper's lawyer who questioned the prince's claims that information in the stories were obtained illegally. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto is joined by Sky's royal correspondent, Laura Bundock, outside the court in central London to go through the events of the day. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott and Sydney Pead Editor: Paul Stanworth
06/06/23·14m 40s

Harry v Daily Mirror publisher: What happened on day one?

The Duke of Sussex has been accused of wasting the High Court's time on the opening day of his case against Mirror Group Newspapers. Prince Harry did not appear in court on Monday for the start of the trial in which he is accusing the newspapers' journalists of using unlawful methods to gather information about him, including phone hacking. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto is joined by Sky's royal correspondent, Laura Bundock, and media lawyer Jonathan Coad, outside the court in central London to go through the events of the day. Senior podcast producer: Annie JoycePodcast producer: Sydney PeadEditor: Philly Beaumont
05/06/23·14m 10s

The secret Iranian Russian arms deal

Sky News has seen a document which – if real - appears to be the first hard evidence that Iran has sold ammunition to Russia for its war in Ukraine. An informed security source has told our security and defence editor Deborah Haynes that they believe the purported arms contract is authentic, although we have not yet been able to verify this.On the Sky News Daily, Kamali Melbourne speaks to Deborah about what’s in the document and reaction to it – including from Britain's Foreign Secretary, Ukraine’s prime minister and the Ukrainian ambassador to London.Plus, they look at what more we can learn about Russia’s relationship with Iran and, what it means for the war in Ukraine and the wider world. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont - editor
05/06/23·19m 38s

Greedflation: are businesses profiteering from the cost of living crisis?

As food inflation rises to 19.2%, its highest rate in 42 years, the European Central Bank has suggested that it could be down to, in part, businesses profiteering from the cost of living crisis by increasing their prices for larger margins, a term known as 'greedflation'. But what is the data behind the suggestion? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our economics and data editor Ed Conway, who helps to shed light on what greedflation is and how this term came about. He also shares data Sky News has calculated that breaks down what supermarkets spend their profits on. Producer: Soila Apparicio Junior Producer: Amy Lakin Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
02/06/23·16m 11s

'I'm scared': What it's like to be LGBTQ+ in a country where you could be killed

New anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been passed in Uganda, expanding on rules which already criminalised same-sex acts and carried a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The new anti-homosexuality law now makes "aggravated homosexuality" - which is defined as sexual relations involving people infected with HIV, as well as with those under 18, and other categories of vulnerable people - punishable with prison sentences of up to 14 years. On the Sky News Daily, Kamali Melbourne speaks to Jay Mulucha, a human rights activist and executive director of Fem Alliance Uganda, who tells us what it's like to be LGBTQ+ in Uganda and to Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz, Deputy Director of the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch, about the history of these laws. Producer: Soila Apparicio Junior Producer: Amy Lakin Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
01/06/23·17m 20s

Migrant crisis: The people found at sea

Sky News has been on board one of the biggest-ever migrant rescue missions on the Mediterranean Sea. More than 600 people were spotted by rescue forces crammed on to an abandoned and overloaded fishing boat. The passengers left Libya, heading for Italy, but were abandoned by the captain after food and water started running out. The crossing is one of the most dangerous, with at least a thousand deaths already this year. Many of the survivors were seriously ill, injured and dehydrated. On the Sky News Daily, Liz Bates is joined by Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons who witnessed the rescue operation and Sky's political correspondent Ali Fortescue to discuss how the issue of migration is shaping European politics. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
31/05/23·18m 48s

Student loans in England: is the degree still value for money?

Changes to student finance this September will see future graduates paying back their university debts earlier and for longer than any generation before them.Some analysts say the changes which include 10 extra years on the life of the loan and a lower income when repayments start could see some graduates paying almost double over the course of their working lives. So, if you’re paying more for longer, is a degree still worth the cost?On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto is joined by money expert Greg Marsh, and social mobility professor Lee Elliot Major to discuss how the debt is changing and options young people have.And ahead of her exams, sixth form student Thea Roland talks about her future university plans.Producer: Sydney PeadEditor: Philly Beaumont
30/05/23·16m 45s

Net migration: What it means for the UK

Net migration to the UK rose to 606,000 in the 12 months to December 2022, the highest number for a calendar year on record - despite a Tory 2019 manifesto commitment to "bring overall numbers down". The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, show that most people arriving to the UK last year were non-EU nationals. The body attributed a "unique year" for migration to "world events" including the war in Ukraine and unrest in Hong Kong. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson breaks down the numbers with Sky’s data and forensics correspondent Tom Cheshire and picks through the fallout in Westminster with political correspondent Ali Fortescue. Plus, Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory at Oxford University, explains how what the government says actually impacts the number of people that come to the UK. Podcast Producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
26/05/23·22m 25s

Ron DeSantis: The Republican rival who could trump Trump

There had been months of speculation, but Ron DeSantis has now officially launched his bid for the White House - filing a declaration of candidacy with the US federal electoral commission. He has been described as Trump 2.0 and has pitched himself as the more "credible" choice for the Republican nomination who could face Democrat incumbent Joe Biden in next year's US presidential election race. But who is Ron DeSantis? And can he rival Donald Trump? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our US correspondent Mark Stone in Florida and state government reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, Kirby Wilson, as they dive into DeSantis’ backstory and his politics – including his response to COVID and feud with Disney. Plus, they look at what a DeSantis White House would mean for the American people.Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer Nelly Stefanova - archive researcherPhilly Beaumont - editor
25/05/23·20m 25s

How 'fake' families are smuggled into the UK on skilled worker visas

Criminal gangs are exploiting Britain's need to fill jobs by using the skilled worker visa system as a route to traffic people into the country. Under the scheme, someone who has been offered a job in the UK is allowed to bring dependents with them, but Sky News has learned about several cases of abuse of the system. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson is joined by our communities correspondent Lisa Holland and producer Nick Stylianou who have uncovered the story to explain how 'fake' families are smuggled in. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
24/05/23·23m 15s

Suella Braverman and the speeding ticket row

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been accused of breaking the ministerial code of conduct by asking civil servants to arrange a private speed-awareness course after she was caught speeding in 2022. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson asks Tim Durrant from the Institute for Government what breaking the ministerial code actually means and speaks to Sky’s political correspondent Rob Powell about the political reasons this story may have broken now. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
23/05/23·21m 22s

Trophy hunting: The row about conservation and colonialism

Earlier this year, MPs voted to stop trophy hunters bringing back the body parts of endangered animals – such as rhino horns - into Britain. However, not everyone agrees with a blanket ban. Some conservationists and local community leaders in parts of Africa warn it unintentionally risks reversing their efforts to grow populations of animals including elephants, lions and the critically endangered black rhino. They also worry bans like this could undermine the livelihoods of people in these rural areas. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Jens Ulrik Høgh, who has hunted in Africa dozens of times, and conservationist Maxi Pia Louis, who talks about what communities in Namibia are doing to protect species and their relationship with hunting groups. Plus, Leah is joined by wildlife expert Professor Amy Dickman, from the University of Oxford, to discuss what evidence there is that trophy hunting supports conservation – and we hear from Henry Smith, the MP who put forward the import ban which is currently going through the House of Lords. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont – editor
22/05/23·21m 47s

Could AI really take your job?

As BT announce they’re expecting to cut up to 10,000 jobs in the next decade due to advances in Artificial Intelligence, concerns remain over the country's readiness to deal with the new and surprisingly rapid evolution of AI. So how worried should we really be that AI could be coming for all our jobs? And what are our rights when it comes to AI in the office. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto is joined by Sky’s business correspondent Paul Kelso who has been speaking to firms already integrating AI into their workforce, and Mary Towers, employment rights expert from the Trade Union Congress, talks about what rights we have already, and what more needs to be done. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
19/05/23·20m 8s

What is happening to the Uyghurs in China?

Western journalists have been inside Xinjiang, China's largest region in the northwest of the country for the first time since COVID restrictions were lifted. The province is home to the native Uyghurs - a mostly Muslim community of around 12 million people. They've lived in the area for several hundred years.Human rights groups as well as the UK and US governments have accused China of committing genocide against Uyghurs in the region. The United Nations also said in 2018 that they believe China had detained around one million of the minority group in camps against their will. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Helen-Ann Smith, Sky’s Asia Correspondent, who recently visited some of these camps and to Sky’s Tom Cheshire, who was covering the region for us for nearly five years and is now our data and forensics correspondent. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth - editor
18/05/23·23m 46s

The desperate parents stealing formula to feed their babies

The cost of baby formula has soared in price, causing some desperate families to take unsafe measures to feed their children - including buying dangerous unsealed products or even stealing. Data from First Steps Nutrition shows that the cheapest brand of formula has increased in price by 45% in the past two years. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Sky’s Tom Parmenter who has uncovered the story and been speaking to desperate parents and Clare Murphy, from the British Pregnancy Advice Service, who says the country is on the brink of a public health crisis. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
17/05/23·17m 52s

Zelenskyy visit: How long can the West pay for Ukraine's war?

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy made a surprise visit to the UK on Monday for face-to-face talks with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he wanted to create a "jets coalition" as the UK pledged to send hundreds of new long-range attack drones to Ukraine. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to former US Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst about the importance of continued military support in Ukraine, and to Sky’s international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn who was at Chequers for the meeting.Podcast Producer: Rosie Gillott Assistant podcast producer: Amy Lakin Editor: Philly Beaumont
16/05/23·20m 25s

Prisoner to would-be president: The rise of Wagner's Yevgeny Prigozhin

The Wagner Group of mercenaries has been fighting in Ukraine since Russia's first invasion in 2014, but very little was known about the group, or its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, until the end of 2022 when he began speaking publicly. As the UK and EU prepare to declare the Wagner Group a terror organisation, is the mercenary group, and Prigozhin himself, becoming a liability for the Kremlin? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson asks about what we know of the shadowy head of Wagner, with Samantha de Bendern, associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and takes a closer look at the role Wagner Group is playing in the invasion of Ukraine with Joana de Deus Pereira, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute Europe. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
15/05/23·20m 21s

Public Order Laws: Are we losing the right to protest?

The Metropolitan Police has faced criticism following the controversial arrest of six anti-monarchy protesters during King Charles III’s coronation under new public order laws. Recent changes to the law under the new Public Order Act, passed shortly before the coronation, make it illegal for protesters to use equipment to secure themselves to things like railings. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores what does the Public Order Act say, what is it meant to do, and why is there the potential to interpret it badly? Joining Niall are journalist Mic Wright who witnessed police action at the coronation, former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy, human rights barrister Adam Wagner, and professor of international law at the University of Portsmouth Leïla Choukroune. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
12/05/23·24m 22s

Eurovision: The Ukrainians who fled to Liverpool

This year's Eurovision Song contest will take place in Liverpool after the UK was chosen to host the competition on behalf of war-torn Ukraine, which won the 2022 contest. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Katerina Vittozzi is in Liverpool to speak to Ukrainians who came to the area following the outbreak of war, plus those helping to bring the contest to life, including Eurovision podcast host, Steve Holden. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
11/05/23·25m 22s

Putin's "real war" speech - what did he actually mean?

Russia’s annual Victory Day parade, usually commemorating the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, is a more muted affair this year. There’s no air display, fewer troops parading through Red Square, and no Immortal Regiment march. The Kremlin says this was a precautionary measure, citing security concerns, and Vladimir Putin told crowds in Red Square that "a real war has again been unleashed" against Russia, in reference to the Ukraine war which Moscow sees as a conflict against the West. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson is joined by our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke to unpick Russia’s Victory Day parade and the display of Russia's military might compared against the backdrop of their weakened position in the Ukraine war. Producer: Soila Apparicio Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
09/05/23·19m 43s

Vaping: The ‘epidemic’ among teens

Parents and teachers are facing an "epidemic" as the number of under 18s who are vaping has exploded.According to the NHS, 9% of 11 to 15-year-olds regularly use nicotine based vapes, which are disguised by bright colour packaging and sweet flavours. Australia recently announced it is set to ban recreational vaping, saying the products - that are deliberately targeted at children - are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto hears from a group of teenagers about why they vape and explores the impact vaping is having on children with headteacher Glyn Potts. Plus, John Dunne, director general of the UK Vaping Industry Association, discusses what the industry can do to prevent the illegal sale of vapes to under 18s.Podcast producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
09/05/23·16m 59s

Local election results: What do they tell us?

Sir Keir Starmer has declared that the “road to a better Britain” is being “paved with Labour wins” as the party celebrated a series of local election victories across England. The Liberal Democrats have also been celebrating success, taking Windsor and Maidenhead, which covers Theresa May’s constituency. Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak has defended the government’s position. On the Sky News Daily Niall Patterson is joined by Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates and Sky’s Election Analyst Hannah Bunting to discuss what the results tell us. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Philly Beaumont
05/05/23·24m 24s

The Republican Royalist

This weekend sees the coronation of King Charles III – but how much do we really know about the man who wears the crown and the woman by his side, Queen Camilla? Ahead of the royal occasion, Niall Paterson has visited parts of the nation to find out what people think about Britain’s monarch - and the monarchy. On this Sky News Daily, Niall talks to Kathy Lette about being both a Republican and friends with Charles and Camilla. Plus, Kathy gives listeners an insight into what the couple are really like behind closed doors. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont – editor
05/05/23·17m 12s

From Scilly to Scotland: What people think of King Charles

Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, Niall Paterson has visited parts of Britain - including Edinburgh, York, Birmingham and Cornwall - to gauge the resilience of the Royal Family’s popularity. On the Sky News Daily, Niall speaks to people in communities along his journey, plus SNP MP Tommy Sheppard, Operation Black Vote’s founding director Lord Simon Woolley, Kehinde Andrews, who co-chairs the Black Studies Association, and the CEO of political organisation Republic, Graham Smith. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Stephanie Degroote – documentary producer Philly Beaumont – editor
04/05/23·20m 8s

Local elections: What's at stake?

This week millions of voters will head to the ballot box as more than 8,000 council seats in England are in contested in local elections. The vote will be the last big electoral test of public opinion before the next general election. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's political correspondent Sam Coates to discuss the key things to look out for, what's at stake for the key parties, and what the results will mean for the next general election.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Philly Beaumont
03/05/23·22m 4s

A Royal coronation: How the monarchy and Britain has changed since 1953

This weekend sees the coronation of King Charles III but for some people, this will be the second British monarch they have seen crowned during their lifetime. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to two of those who were in the crowds in central London for Queen Elizabeth II’s big day in 1953. She also looks at how Britain has changed over those 70 years. Julie Windsor, 82, recalls taking photos of the royal procession on her new camera as a schoolgirl, while Brian Kesteven, 87, shares his reflections on the occasion itself and his memorable journey from Bath to be there. Plus, historian Dr Tessa Dunlop compares coronations, country and Commonwealth as we look at life in Britain from post-war to post-pandemic. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Nelly Stefanova – archive audio researcher Philly Beaumont - editor
02/05/23·24m 4s

How long can Wrexham's Hollywood dream last?

Wrexham AFC have been promoted to the English Football League after 15 years in the lower divisions, but their Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have lost nearly £3m getting them there. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to club commentator and voice of the Welcome to Wrexham documentary, Mark Griffiths, about how his club and town has changed since the take-over. Plus, Sky's sports correspondent Rob Harris on how Wrexham can hope to improve their finances whilst continuing to climb the leagues. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
28/04/23·20m 41s

Trump v Biden - Round Two

President Joe Biden has announced his intention to run for a second term in the White House. Already the oldest president in US history, he would be 86 after finishing a second full term. Donald Trump has already relaunched his bid for presidency. So, is America up for another round of Trump versus Biden? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson takes a look at Biden's first term with our US correspondent Mark Stone, and asks how important his age really is. Plus, we hear from two strategists from opposite sides of the American political divide: Sidney Blumenthal, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton; and former Nevada State GOP Chairman, Amy Tarkanian. Alex Edden - podcast producerAnnie Joyce - senior podcast producerPhilly Beaumont - editor
27/04/23·21m 17s

Diane Abbott, antisemitism and a ‘hierarchy of racism’ in the UK

Former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has been suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party after she wrote a letter to the Observer newspaper which said Traveller, Roma, Gypsy and Jewish people could not be the victims of racism. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to the author of This is Not America, and writer of the Observer article Ms Abbott was responding to, Tomiwa Owolade, about what he believes are the limitations of viewing racism as a black and white issue. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
26/04/23·19m 3s

Sudan crisis: The Britons left behind

As other nations scramble to extract their citizens from Sudan, thousands of Britons are still stuck with no clear government plan to help them escape the violence. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears about the terror faced by those on the ground from our Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir and speaks to Dr Shaza Faycal as she awaits news from her mother and two young daughters, who are trying to flee the country. Plus, Sky’s security and defence editor Deborah Haynes on why pressure is mounting on the British government to do more. Podcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Philly Beaumont
25/04/23·20m 41s

Voter ID: “Threat to democracy” or sensible fraud prevention?

For the first time in England, people turning up at polling stations to vote in May’s local elections will need photographic ID to cast their ballot. Some argue the move is identity cards ‘by the back door’. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood examines the debate with our political correspondent Liz Bates, who has been speaking to young people in Hull about what the changes mean to them. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont – editor
24/04/23·16m 45s

Dominic Raab resigns: What does it mean for the Prime Minister?

The Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has resigned from the government over a report investigating bullying allegations against him. Raab, who was also Justice Secretary, said the inquiry dismissed all but two of the claims against him and hit out at what he called its "flawed" findings, saying it "set[s] a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government".On the Sky News Daily with Sally Lockwood, political correspondent Joe Pike talks about the investigation, and what this means for the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.Producers: Alex Edden and David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
21/04/23·20m 52s

The Ukrainian children rescued from Russia

Natalya ran a children's care home in southeastern Ukraine when Russian forces invaded in February 2022. Soldiers turned up at her door saying they were taking the children to Russia, and she insisted on going with them. Thousands of Ukrainian children have been illegally taken to Russia over the course of the war but Natalya and her children are some of the few who have escaped. Russia claims it is giving them sanctuary from the horrors of war.On the Sky New Daily, host Sally Lockwood is joined by aid volunteer Kathy Stickel, who helped rescue the children from Russia, and our international affairs editor, Dominic Waghorn, who's been out to Tbilisi, Georgia, to meet them. Podcast Producer: Rosie Gillott Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth
21/04/23·20m 56s

Why does the UK have the highest inflation in the G7?

The government has made it its primary aim to halve inflation by the end of the year but things aren't quite going to plan. Britain has shot up the leader board and now has western Europe's highest rate of consumer price inflation. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to founder of consumer advice website Nous and household finance expert, Greg Marsh, about what this means for the money in your pocket, and to Sky's business and economics correspondent, Gurpreet Narwan, about why the UK has been affected so badly – and if there's any light at the end of the tunnel. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
20/04/23·17m 17s

Hillary Clinton on Northern Ireland, Biden and Ukraine

The former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby about the war in Ukraine, next year’s US presidential election and the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Mrs Clinton says that the age of the “showman” is over as she put support behind President Joe Biden. She praised the President’s work on Ukraine and she reiterated the importance of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland on its 25th anniversary.
19/04/23·13m 11s

Is Sudan heading for civil war? Why it matters

By Monday, close to 100 civilians – including at least three UN workers - had lost their lives in Sudan following violence that broke out between the African nation's army and a paramilitary group two days earlier. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir - whose parents are trapped in their home in Sudan - and Arshad Malik, country director for the charity Save the Children in Sudan, about what's going on, why it's happening and where it could lead. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Philly Beaumont – editor
18/04/23·15m 41s

Tony Blair on restoring power-sharing to Stormont

Global leaders have been visiting Northern Ireland to mark 25 years since the Good Friday Agreement, the peace treaty that bought an end to 30 years of conflict. US President Joe Biden, who boasts of his Irish heritage, was among those calling on the leaders of Northern Ireland to restore power-sharing in Stormont which is currently in deadlock. This week, former US president Bill Clinton, who played a key role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, will also be visiting Belfast. But can the leaders of today demonstrate the bravery and pragmatism demonstrated by their predecessors in 1998? On the Sky News Daily, Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins speaks to ex-prime minister Tony Blair, who was a driving force behind the Good Friday Agreement.
17/04/23·15m 4s

Rana Plaza Factory Collapse: 10 years on, how much has changed?

On 24 April 2013, a tower block in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,134 people and leaving thousands more with life-changing injuries. Most of those killed and injured were factory workers, who had been making clothes for some of the world's biggest fashion brands. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to journalist and author of The Anti-Capitalist Book Of Fashion, Tansy Hoskins and Amy Powney, the creative director of sustainable fashion brand Mother of Pearl and star of the documentary Fashion Reimagined, about how the fashion industry has changed in the last decade, and what still needs to be done. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
14/04/23·18m 33s

Pentagon leak: The secret Ukraine files explained

Classified US documents purportedly about the war in Ukraine have been circulating online, in what's been called by some the most damaging intelligence disaster in a decade. It is believed some of the documents may have doctored - but the US has admitted they are likely to be authentic. So how does America deal with a security leak relating to war? And how can we tell what's true or not? On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks to Jack Taylor from Sky's data and forensics unit about the verification of leaked documents. She's also joined by security and defence expert Michael Clarke to discuss what impact the leak could have in the conflict. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Paul Stanworth
13/04/23·16m 14s

Are Labour’s attack ads working?

The Labour Party have launched a series of 'attack ads' taking aim at the Conservative Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. The adverts attack his stance on gun crime, sexual assault perpetrators and his personal tax status but they’ve been criticised for their tone. On The Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto asks political correspondent Liz Bates why Labour are getting personal in the build-up to the local elections, and speaks to Conservative peer, Lord Saatchi, who was the brains behind a number of hugely successful political attack ads, about why simple messages often win in election campaigns. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
12/04/23·18m 2s

Why do so many US presidents like to say 'I'm Irish'?

Almost every US President since John F Kennedy claims to come from Irish ancestry - and it's not just the White House.Some 45 million Americans claim Irish heritage, 10 times more than the population in Ireland. The two countries have been politically aligned for decades, so why is their relationship so enduring?On the Sky News Daily Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins with political journalist Aoife Moore are in Belfast to explore what's in it for both countries. Plus David speaks to Dr Richard Johnson, senior lecturer in US policy at Queen Mary about the countries special relationship.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Philly Beaumont
11/04/23·18m 51s

The Good Friday Agreement: 25 years of peace, hope and paralysis

The seismic Good Friday Agreement brought Northern Ireland's long period of violence to an end.It set out fundamental rights for the people of Northern Ireland about identity and citizenship. It set out in law that people from both Catholic and Protestant communities had equal rights after decades of discrimination.But did the Good Friday Agreement achieve everything it set out to?On its 25th anniversary, Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins and political journalist Aoife Moore are in Belfast to examine the legacy of the historic deal on the Sky News Daily.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Philly Beaumont
07/04/23·28m 15s

Hidden victims: What happens to the children of sex offenders?

A senior police officer has told Sky News that children of sex offenders are "hidden victims" and called for services, especially mental health provision, to be improved. Research shared with us shows around 300 families a month in England and Wales are affected by a parent being arrested for online child sex offences. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our correspondent Katerina Vittozzi who has been investigating this issue for months after she was tipped off by a police contact. We hear harrowing accounts from a mother and children who have experienced the trauma of it, and from Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection. Plus, Sally speaks to Sarah Burrows, who set up the charity Children Heard and Seen to support young people with a parent in prison. Read more about Katerina’s investigation here. You can also watch her report here. Annie Joyce – Senior podcast producerStephanie Oliver - North of England news editorPhilly Beaumont – Daily editor
06/04/23·20m 21s

What’s life in witness protection like?

Police praised her bravery, and they described the evidence she gave to a court as "powerful and emotional". This woman helped them convict the drug dealer who shot 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel dead in her own home in Liverpool.But her courage comes at a huge cost. It’s reported that she’s had numerous death threats against her. She’s been granted anonymity and faces a decision on entering witness protection for years to come. On this Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood discusses how witness protection works with our crime correspondent Martin Brunt and Simon McKay, a barrister who has advised government on witness protection. Plus, she hears from Reece, who spent several years on a witness protection programme during his childhood. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Paul Stanworth - editor
05/04/23·19m 5s

Donald Trump indictment: A help or hindrance for his 2024 ambitions?

Donald Trump is the first former US president in history to face criminal charges. The charges stem from an alleged $130,000 (£105,000) hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign for the White House.Mr Trump still wants to be the Republican nomination in next year's presidential election.One survey has suggested the majority of Republicans think he should still be allowed to run again – regardless of the case against him. So why does he remain such a champion for them?On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our US correspondent James Matthews. Plus, we also hear from Amy Tarkanian, a Republican strategist and former chair of the Nevada Republican Party, and Sarah Elliott, spokesperson for Republicans Overseas UK.Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer​​​​​​​Simon Windsor - archive researcher Paul Stanworth - editor
04/04/23·20m 6s

Andrew Tate released from jail: Why does his appeal continue?

For months, Andrew Tate has been in prison in Romania. Along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women, the controversial influencer is being investigated over claims of human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. They all deny all the allegations.Court papers say the Tate brothers are now under house arrest for 30 days.On this Sky News Daily – Niall Paterson looked at why Andrew Tate still has so many loyal supporters.He's joined by the Observer's Shanti Das, chief executive of the Centre For Countering Digital Hate Imran Ahmed and features editor at Mashable and author of 'Rough', Rachel Thompson.
03/04/23·22m 45s

Jeremy Corbyn: Life after Labour

Labour's governing body has voted to block Jeremy Corbyn from standing as a Labour candidate at the next general election. Mr Corbyn is already suspended as a Labour MP and sits as an independent following a row over antisemitism. In a statement, he said the decision to block him showed "contempt" for the voters who had supported the party at the 2017 and 2019 elections while he was party leader. On the Sky News Daily, politics correspondent Liz Bates speaks to Jon Lansman, the co-founder of Momentum who ran Mr Corbyn’s successful leadership campaign in 2015, and to Luke Akehurst, a member of the National Executive Committee which voted Mr Corbyn out.Producer: Rosie GillottEditor: Philly Beaumont
31/03/23·18m 3s

Is AI becoming too clever?

The government is unveiling a new approach to regulating AI in the UK in the hope of building public trust in the technology it hopes can benefit the economy. But what does the future look like with reliance on artificial intelligence? And can we keep it under control? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by science and technology editor Tom Clarke to explore the benefits and pitfalls of the technology and speaks to machine learning scientist Catherine Breslin, who helped develop Alexa, about how much the technology has evolved in the last few years. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
30/03/23·16m 40s

Israel protests: Is its democracy on the brink of a crisis?

Protests have broken out in Israel by many of the country’s secular Jews against the government’s plans to “radically” reform the legal system which would remove checks and balances in its democracy. On the Sky News Daily, host Sally Lockwood is joined by our Middle East correspondent Alistair Bunkall to explore how the movement started and why these protests could become a defining moment for the country. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
29/03/23·17m 51s

Humza Yousaf promises independence: What can new SNP leader deliver?

Humza Yousaf made a few big promises as he succeeded Nicola Sturgeon as SNP leader – including healing divisions in his party, redoubling efforts to lift people out of poverty and, of course, Scottish independence. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies and Shona Craven, columnist at The National, as we look at what we can expect from his leadership and discuss how he will measure up against his predecessors. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont – editor
28/03/23·19m 24s

Prince Harry V The Press

In the next 12 months, Prince Harry will be launching multiple lawsuits against multiple newspapers, as part of what he describes as his ‘life’s work’ to reform the British media. He is accusing some of the country's most popular newspapers of hacking phones, tracking cars and even bugging hotel rooms in order to get stories and photographs of him and his family and friends. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to royal correspondent Laura Bundock about the accusations, and Graham Johnson, who ‘blew the whistle’ on phone-hacking at the Sunday Mirror in 2014, on why he believes some newspapers thought it was worth breaking the law to get the scoop.Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
27/03/23·19m 29s

Local tree rows and why they’ve become a big deal

Some councils in England have come under fire for unnecessarily felling old healthy trees to make way for regeneration projects. In Plymouth more than a hundred mature trees were chopped down despite public disapproval, and in Sheffield an independent inquiry found that the council's destruction of thousands of trees was misjudged. National Highways, the government agency responsible for England's main roads, has also admitted that more than half a million trees it planted beside a single 21-mile stretch of new carriageway have died - with the cost of replanting them now £2.9m. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood finds out what is going wrong with regeneration schemes in Plymouth and Sheffield with local campaigners, and speaks to our people and politics correspondent Nick Martin about why local tree rows have become such a big deal. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Digital Producer: Jada Kai-Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
24/03/23·19m 30s

"Hand on Heart": Boris Johnson swears he’s telling the truth

The former prime minister has been questioned by a cross-party group of MPs for more than three hours, with Boris Johnson's political career on the line over COVID rule-breaking parties in Downing Street during lockdown. He's given evidence to the privileges committee's inquiry, set up after the House of Commons referred the matter last April. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sally Lockwood is joined by our chief political correspondent Jon Craig as we examine what's been said, by whom and when, plus - what could happen next?Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Philly Beaumont – editor
22/03/23·20m 20s

Misogyny, racism and homophobia – it's not just the Met police’s problem

The Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic, according to the independent police review conducted by Baroness Casey. She was appointed to carry out the review following the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer in 2021. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our home editor Jason Farrell to go through what the report reveals and the recommendations for reform. Also, Mina Smallman, mother of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry who were murdered in 2020 and had photos of their murder scene shared by police in a WhatsApp group, explains why the force needs to accept its failures. Producer: Rosie GillottEditor: Philly Beaumont
22/03/23·21m 23s

Credit Suisse: Are we teetering on the edge of a banking crisis?

Credit Suisse, one of Switzerland's largest banks, has been swallowed up by its rival UBS for £1bn.The shotgun merger happened less than a week after the UK financial authorities saved the British arm of Silicon Valley Bank which had collapsed in the US. These troubles either side of the Atlantic have spooked investors - the concern now is other banks could follow. On the Sky News Daily Sally Lockwood speaks to economics and data editor Ed Conway about what this means for investors and whether we are teetering on the edge of a banking crisis. Producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
21/03/23·14m 13s

Cost of living: Why are more women turning to gambling?

Pandemic lockdowns and the cost-of-living crisis have driven more people to gambling to help ease financial struggles - with support helplines this year receiving a record-breaking number of calls for help. A third of those calls are now from women. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard speaks to former gambler Lisa Walker about her story, who now works as a peer support worker for the charity BetKnowMore and runs their women-only programme New Beginnings. Also, Lisa Patton, a treatment service manager at the charity GamCare, explains how people get into gambling and what’s being done to help. Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Philly Beaumont
20/03/23·15m 37s

The real cost of childcare

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has expanded free childcare for working parents in England to cover all children under five.The move could allow 60,000 more parents of young children to enter the workforce according to the government’s independent forecaster. While the move has been welcomed by parents, there's been criticism from the childcare sector, which is struggling with a workforce shortage and financial pressures that are forcing businesses to close. On the Sky News Daily, Kimberley Leonard speaks to political correspondent Tamara Cohen about the plans, as well as getting the reaction of Sharon Birch who used to run a nursery in Hartlepool but was forced out by the costs and Steph Barrett, manager of BeBright Pre-School, in Spalding in Lincolnshire. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interview’s producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
17/03/23·16m 29s

Budget: Sky's Beth Rigby and Ed Conway on what it means

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his spring budget, telling MPs his priority is to get people back to work. Free childcare for working parents in England, pensions breaks and tax cuts for businesses were among the announcements made. On the Sky News Daily Liz Bates is joined by Sky’s Political Editor Beth Rigby and Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway to go through the budget and assess what it means. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Philly Beaumont
15/03/23·23m 58s

A new Cold War? Rising tensions between the US and China

The UK, USA, and Australia announced a joint programme to build more nuclear submarines, and declared that China poses the biggest threat to the world economy of any country. It came following the inauguration of China’s President Xi Jinping’s precedent-setting third term in office, where he called for the country to modernise its military to make it a "Great Wall of Steel". On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by our US correspondent Mark Stone, and Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith, to explore the rising tensions between the superpowers, and if the US-China relationship has any hope of cooling off soon. Producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth
15/03/23·19m 1s

Gary Lineker row: How does the BBC get impartiality right?

Gary Lineker will return to BBC screens after reaching a deal with the corporation over an impartiality row. The Match of the Day host was removed from the show temporarily over comments made on his personal Twitter account about the UK government’s small boats policy. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockward is joined by former controller of BBC Radio 4, Mark Damazer and Professor Suzanne Franks, former broadcaster with BBC News, and head of journalism at City, University of London, to discuss the need for impartiality at the state broadcaster, and the difficulties of maintaining it. Podcast producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
14/03/23·20m 0s

Sturgeon's successor: Meet the SNP leadership candidates

Three candidates are vying to become the next leader of the SNP and Scotland's first minister after Nicola Sturgeon's resignation in February. Humza Yousaf, Kate Forbes and Ash Regan have been accused of 'trashing’ their own party in a series of TV debates as they set out their policies and attack each other's records in government. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky’s Scotland correspondent to take a closer look at the candidates, plus pollster Sir John Curtice looks at who is most likely to come out on top. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
13/03/23·22m 25s

Supersonic missiles and the town on the frontline of the Ukraine war

A wave of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine has left at least five people dead and many buildings destroyed. The seven-hour barrage, described as 'Russian barbarism' by Ukraine's foreign minister, is part of a resurgent offensive by Russian forces in the region. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay from Kyiv. They discuss the battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut which is under attack from Russian forces.Podcast producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
10/03/23·17m 2s

Turkey-Syria earthquake: The child survivors

A month on from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria millions of people are struggling to come to terms with their new reality. More than 50,000 people were killed and those who survived are left with the grief and devastation of losing their loved ones – not to mention aftershocks, disease, and a lack of basic supplies. Among the worst affected are children. On this edition of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by British aid worker, Joe English, from UNICEF, who has spent the last month in Turkey and Syria working with children scarred physically and mentally by the disaster.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Philly Beaumont
09/03/23·14m 10s

Will Illegal Migration Bill stop the small boats?

Home Secretary Suella Braverman insists migrants arriving in the UK illegally on small boats will be "removed swiftly" under the government's plan to tackle the crisis. The bill also includes an annual cap on the number of people entering via safe routes. But critics argue it's unfair, unworkable and, according to the shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, "risks making the chaos worse". On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson examines the plan with our political correspondent Ali Fortescue, discusses the legalities with UK immigration solicitor Harjap Singh Bhangal and explores how it will – or won't - work in practical terms with Lucy Moreton, from the Immigration Services Union, which represents Border Force officers. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer Alex Edden - interviews producer Jada-Kai Meosa John - junior producer Philly Beaumont - editor
08/03/23·22m 53s

Partygate's over, but not for Boris Johnson...

Sir Keir Starmer has appointed partygate investigator Sue Gray as his chief of staff, prompting some Tory MPs to say her inquiry was a "Labour stitch-up". But she will have to set out the timeline of her discussions with Labour, including when she first began talking to Sir Keir about the role. Not the only one facing questions, Boris Johnson is soon to appear in front of a parliamentary committee looking into whether he misled parliament. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by our political correspondent Joe Pike to make sense of the battle for integrity in politics.Producer: Soila ApparicioEditor: Philly Beaumont
07/03/23·18m 46s

What’s going on with Kim Jong Un and his daughter?

We think she’s ten years old and we think we know her name, but those details are only known because of the former basketball player Dennis Rodman after he spoke to a newspaper a decade ago revealing the identity of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's youngest daughter. She has now been seen in public in North Korea at military events and parades, but why has Kim Jong Un decided to bring her out now? On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson explores what it means for the secretive North Korean leader to reveal his daughter in public. Niall is joined by Jean H. Lee, who set up the first Associated Press bureau in the country and James Fretwell, an analyst at the North Korean news monitoring service NK News.Producer: Soila Apparicio and Rosie Gillott Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
06/03/23·20m 0s

The Salisbury poisonings five years on

Tracy Daszkiewicz was Wiltshire Council's director of public health when ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted in March 2018 with the deadly nerve agent novichok. Three months after the Salisbury poisonings, two other people fell ill at a flat several miles away in Amesbury and one of them died. Later this month, an inquiry into Dawn Sturgess' death will have another preliminary hearing. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Ms Daszkiewicz about the impact Ms Sturges' death had on her and how she felt about being depicted in a TV drama about the poisonings. TV DRAMA CREDIT: The Salisbury Poisonings, starring Anne-Marie Duff and created by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden - interviews producer Jada-Kai Meosa John and Charlie Bell - junior producers Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth - editors
03/03/23·21m 19s

What do Matt Hancock's COVID messages actually tell us?

The ex-health secretary faces fresh scrutiny after leaked WhatsApp messages alleged he rejected testing advice on care homes during the pandemic. With preliminary hearings for the UK COVID-19 Inquiry under way, the new revelations raise further questions around Westminster's response to the global pandemic. On the Sky News Daily Podcast, Niall Paterson is joined by science and technology correspondent Tom Clarke who has been digging into Mr Hancock's leaked messages and their wider implications. Also, Nick Martin, Sky’s people and politics correspondent, reflects on his experience reporting in care homes at the height of the pandemic. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
02/03/23·20m 5s

Neglect and abuse: Inside the US ‘troubled teen’ industry

The ‘troubled teen’ industry in America is worth billions of dollars every year – but it is plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse. This industry was dragged into the spotlight last December when 17-year-old Taylor Goodridge died at Diamond Ranch Academy in Utah. On the Sky News Daily Podcast, Niall Paterson is joined by our US correspondent Martha Kelner to take a closer look at troubled teen camps and hear from whistle-blowers and campaigners calling for more regulation. Producer: Sarah Gough Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Editor: Paul Stanworth
01/03/23·27m 6s

The Windsor Framework: What it means for Northern Ireland

Four months of negotiations appear to have paid off – for now – as Rishi Sunak's plan for post-Brexit trade rules has been signed off by the EU. The prime minister met European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen – who also met King Charles - during her visit to the UK on Monday. The Northern Ireland Protocol - negotiated during Brexit talks to allow goods to move without checks across the border with the Republic of Ireland – has been problematic for the DUP, who boycotted power sharing in Stormont last summer because they were unhappy with the arrangement. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson is joined by our deputy political editor Sam Coates and Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins as we examine the deal itself and what it means for the prime minister, Northern Ireland and EU relations going forward. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Charlie Bell – junior producer Philly Beaumont – editor
27/02/23·17m 50s

The Scottish man who went to fight for Ukraine

One year ago, 25-year-old Douglas, who lived on his parents' farm in southwest Scotland and fixed tractors for a living, packed his bags and went to war. He joined thousands of volunteers from around the world who signed up to fight for Ukraine. Now back in Scotland, Sky’s national correspondent, Tom Parmenter, goes to see him, and his parents Sheena and Derek, to find out why he went, and the impact his decision had on him, and his family.Producer: Emily Upton Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Sound: John Anthony Editor: Philly Beaumont
27/02/23·18m 58s

EP46: Ukraine War Diaries - One year, three lives & our stories of war (Feb 25)

In an extended episode to mark one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ilyas, Oksana and Seva come together for the first time as a group, to share just some of what impacted them most in the last 12 months and to consider what the future holds? OUR DIARISTS Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of February 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv.Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul Stanworth
25/02/23·22m 56s

Ukraine war: The survivors of sexual violence and the women helping them

Stories of sexual violence against Ukrainians in Russian-occupied areas have been slowly emerging since the start of the full-scale invasion last February. At least 154 cases of conflict-related sexual violence - classified as a war crime and a crime against humanity - have been officially identified, although experts believe the real figure is significantly higher. On the Sky News Daily, Anna Jones is joined by Alisa Kovalenko, a documentary filmmaker and survivor of sexual assault at the hands of a Russian officer. She also talks to Anna Orel, who works for the Andreev Foundation - partnered with Women for Women International - on why offering support, and recording survivors' stories, is so important. Warning: This episode contains discussion of rape, sexual violence and suicide from the start. If you're affected by any of the issues raised, you can contact the Samaritans by calling for free on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: Charlie Bell Editor: Philly Beaumont
24/02/23·15m 39s

Shamima Begum: Still banned from the UK

Shamima Begum, the British schoolgirl who left London when she was 15 to travel to Syria and join Islamic State, has lost an appeal to return to the UK. The former ISIS bride, now 23 years old, remains in a refugee camp in northern Syria as the Home Office's decision to deprive her of British citizenship was upheld.On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Richard Barrett, the former director of global terrorism operations at MI6, who contributed to the appeal report to discuss the advice he gave. Plus, Sky's Middle East correspondent Alastair Bunkall, who has visited Begum in Syria, walks us through her transition from London schoolgirl to ISIS bride - and now, a stateless refugee.Podcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenJunior podcast producer: Charlie BellPodcast promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Philly Beaumont
23/02/23·19m 30s

Jim v Jassim: The battle for Manchester United

Manchester United is known around the world but the club has faced tough times in recent years with fans deeply unhappy with its owners. But could that be about to change? Earlier this month, we found out the British billionaire entrepreneur Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani had officially submitted bids for the Premier League club. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood takes a closer look at the two men vying to get their hands on Man Utd with our sports correspondent Rob Harris. Plus, we look at the power of money in football and its importance in the sport and for local communities with Keith Harris - a former chairman of the Football League, football financier and Man Utd fan. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Jada-Kai Meosa John and Charlie Bell – junior producers Simon Windsor – archive researcher Philly Beaumont – editor
22/02/23·19m 46s

A year of war: Has Putin's 'special operation' in Ukraine failed?

On 24 February 2022, Vladimir Putin sent up to 200,000 soldiers into Ukraine, sparking Europe's biggest movement of refugees since World War Two. The Russian president declared his goal was to "demilitarise and denazify" Ukraine and not occupy it by force. With Ukraine forming closer ties to the West and an estimated 180,000 Russian soldiers killed or wounded, we look back at the changes of the last 12 months and what may come next. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood talks to Sky's security and defence correspondent Deborah Haynes who is in Kyiv, and Ed Arnold, a research fellow for European security at the military think tank RUSI, about how Russia's aims have changed. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Editor: Philly Beaumont
21/02/23·16m 3s

ADHD: Why teenagers are using TikTok to self-diagnose

Teenagers and young adults are increasingly turning to TikTok and Instagram to self-diagnose autism and ADHD.That's according to the British Psychological Society. It's thought that frustration with waiting times for children and adolescent mental health services is making teenagers turn to social media.But psychologists are warning that it takes years of experience to determine different mental health conditions and labelling is not necessarily helpful.On the Sky News Daily Liz Bates talks to Dr Tara Quinn-Cirillo, associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Henry Shelford, founder of ADHD UK as well as ADHD influencer Priyanka Patel. If you want to find out more information about ADHD both the NHS and the mental health charity MIND have a lot of advice. You can find more on these web pages. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/adhd-and-mental-health/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/Producers: Rosie Gillot, Emily Hulme and Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex EddenEditor: Philly Beaumont
20/02/23·23m 32s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP45 – Zelenskyy the great, loving power and ‘the smell of Spring’ (Feb 13-17)

Ilyas praises Ukraine’s leader after Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s UK visit and is grateful his wife and children, in Poland, don’t have to experience life in the middle of a warzone. Oksana is happy to have electricity this week and is looking forward to Spring and a trip to Europe, where she’ll be reunited with her best friend after many months apart And her husband Seva, a military volunteer, has returned from eastern Ukraine and reflects on how he has gotten used to the Russian missile bombardment, nearly a year on since the invasion. OUR DIARISTS Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there. Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of February 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv. Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP67 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producers: Rob Mulhern and Annie Joyce Editing: Paul Stanworth Archive: Simon Windsor Digital: David Chipakupaku
18/02/23·12m 7s

The new drug plaguing US cities

A tranquiliser used by vets is infiltrating street drugs and deepening addiction across cities in the US. The drug called xylazine is causing wounds so severe that without treatment results in amputation. The problem is particularly bad in Philadelphia – which has long been ground zero for the opioid crisis. On this edition of the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson talks to US Correspondent, Mark Stone who has been to the city and to Professor Paul Cristo from John Hopkins University about the on going opioid crisis in the US. Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Editor Philly Beaumont
17/02/23·21m 41s

Nicola Sturgeon: What's her legacy and what's the future for Scottish independence?

Nicola Sturgeon has resigned as Scotland's first minister after more than eight years in the role. The leader of the Scottish National Party told a news conference that it is right "for me, for my party and the country" and insisted it was not a reaction to "short term pressures". She said she will remain in office until a successor is found. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies who was at the news conference. Plus, commentators Shona Craven, from The National, and Euan McColm from The Scotsman, on Ms Sturgeon's legacy and what is the future for independence. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Podcast promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Philly Beaumont
15/02/23·19m 23s

Earthquake disaster: Has aid to Syria come too late?

The first UN convoy passed through a newly opened crossing into rebel-held Syria from Turkey on Tuesday, over a week after two earthquakes hit both countries. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson, our special correspondent Alex Crawford describes the situation in Syria from where she's been reporting. Also on the Daily is Hani Habbal of the Syria Relief charity, who reflects on the impact of 12 years of the Syrian civil war on the country, and former foreign secretary David Miliband, now president of the International Rescue Committee, on what support is needed. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editor: Philly Beaumont
15/02/23·22m 26s

UFOs over the US: Espionage or aliens?

Four flying objects have been shot down over North America in the space of a week as the US military fails to rule out extra-terrestrial involvement. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson speaks to US correspondent James Matthews about the political motivation behind President Biden’s new trigger-happy approach to protecting US airspace and Nick Pope, who ran the UK governments' UFO programme, explains why these UFOs are far more likely to be from China than Mars. Producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
14/02/23·18m 17s

Nicola Bulley: Are armchair detectives hindering the case?

Police investigating the disappearance of Nicola Bulley have issued a dispersal order around St Michael's on Wyre after reports of amateur investigators travelling to the Lancashire village. Her family has said the influx of people trying to help the investigation is hindering police efforts. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky correspondent Katerina Vittozzi who has spoken to armchair sleuths who've descended on the village. Niall also talks to Martyn Underhill, one of the detectives involved in the search for schoolgirl Sarah Payne in 2000 about how police manage the public desire to help in high-profile cases. Plus, criminal psychologist Amanda Vicary on why some people want to become amateur detectives. Producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Philly Beaumont
13/02/23·25m 40s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP44 - Barbarity in Bakhmut, bedding parcels & Kharkiv buyer’s guide (Feb 6-10)

Military volunteer Seva learns about comrades who suffered horrific deaths when he returns to Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.In Kyiv, answering a displaced mother’s call for help leads to an inspiring phone conversation for Oksana. And Ilyas undertakes an anxious journey hundreds of kilometres across Ukraine to buy a car for his family.WARNING: Seva’s diary contains graphic references detailing death and torture. OUR DIARISTS Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of February 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP44 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthArchive: Simon WindsorDigital: David Chipakupaku
11/02/23·13m 38s

Search engine wars: Battle of the chatbots

Microsoft is taking on Google by relaunching its search engine Bing, powered by artificial intelligence and using tech company OpenAI's ChatGPT, a system that learns and generates human-like responses to search requests. On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Niall Paterson is joined by our technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe to explore what the AI chatbot can do, and computer scientist Dr Jeff Dalton to find out if it really can change how we use and search online. Producers: Soila Apparicio, Jada-Kai Meosa John, and Rosie Gillott Interviews Producer: Alex Edden Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth
10/02/23·19m 46s

'Where are you my love? We're looking for you': The aftermath of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes

Thousands of people have died after two devastating earthquakes caused widespread destruction in Turkey and Syria. As the World Health Organization warns casualties could exceed 20,000, aftershocks, freezing temperatures and damaged roads are hampering efforts to reach and rescue those affected. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson joins Sky News correspondent Yousra Elbagir, who is in Gaziantep, a city in southern Turkey near the epicentre of the first earthquake, and speaks to Islamic Relief worker Mohammed Hamza in northwest Syria about the additional challenges faced by aid workers in a war zone.Warning: This podcast contains graphic descriptions of the aftermath of the earthquakes throughout. You may prefer to skip over the descriptions of grieving relatives between 2.50 and 5.20 minutes, and 9.25 and 12.40 minutes.Producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden Junior podcast producer: Charlie Bell Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth
08/02/23·22m 13s

What's Rishi Sunak trying to achieve with his rejigged cabinet?

Rishi Sunak has completed his first cabinet reshuffle - a little over 100 days after he became prime minister. After sacking Nadhim Zahawi, he's given Greg Hands the job of Conservative Party chair - and some key government departments have had their briefs changed. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson asks our deputy political editor Sam Coates about what the prime minister is trying to achieve with the changes and what it tells us about his priorities and why changing government departments can backfire. Producer: Soila ApparicioJunior Producer: Charlie BellPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
08/02/23·19m 2s

How a 'spy' balloon inflated US-China tensions

The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed anger and said the balloon was "an unmanned civilian airship" launched to collect weather data and blew off course accidentally.On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson explores why there was an escalation over the balloon with our Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith. Plus, Charley Cooper, a former US government military advisor discusses the renewed tensions between the US and China over the incident, and if there's a concern retaliation could follow in the future.Podcast Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Soila ApparicioInterviews Producer: Alex Edden
07/02/23·19m 49s

How do TV crime dramas get it right?

From The Wire to Line of Duty, how police go about catching bad guys has always made compelling TV, but does it matter if the drama reflects reality. As the final episode of the hit TV show Happy Valley airs, how realistic is the show’s portrayal of small-town policing, and crime, in the UK? On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to a serving police inspector, Liz Cokayne-Delves, who thinks the show is the most accurate on TV, and barrister and former police officer Jeanette Ashmole, who advised the show, about why it matters TV writers get things right.Producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Alex Edden; Editor: Philly Beaumont
06/02/23·22m 18s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP43 - Strollers, sacrifice & the Spring offensive (Jan 30-3 Feb)

Now more than half-way through the winter, and more than 11 months since his family fled the country, Ilyas makes peace with the realisation that his eldest son is successfully assimilating into life in Poland, a re-location forced upon his family by the Russian invasion.In Kyiv, conversations with his comrades on the front line forces Seva to yet again match the odds of mounting Russian pressure against the Ukrainian need for ever greater Western firepower.Meanwhile, amid growing fears over a Russian Spring offensive - and the prospect of a major military push against Kyiv - Oksana redoubles her efforts to cherish special moments with her loved ones. OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of February 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv.Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.EP43 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthArchive: Simon WindsorDigital: David Chipakupaku
04/02/23·12m 13s

Who really is George Santos?

A US congressman has found himself at the centre of a web of revelations and accusations. But what do we know about the real George Santos?On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's US correspondent James Matthews to unpick a series of alleged lies by Mr Santos including about his heritage and jobs he never held. Plus, he asks Republican strategist, Rina Shah, what could happen next to the controversial politician.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alex Edden Editors: Philly Beaumont
03/02/23·19m 1s

Why is childcare so expensive?

Childcare in the UK is among the most expensive in the world, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Underfunded and understaffed, it’s becoming a key political battleground issue, one that parties are hoping to capitalise on in the run-up to the next election. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto is joined by MP Stella Creasy and Pregnant then Screwed founder Joeli Brearley to explore the issues parents face when accessing childcare. Plus, Peter Moss, emeritus professor at the Institute of Education at University College London explains why it’s so expensive when compared to other countries in Europe and Scandinavia. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Tamara Bungaroo Valdes Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth
02/02/23·14m 25s

How do you end the strikes?

The first of February will go down as the biggest day of industrial action in a decade, as half-a-million workers strike in bitter disputes over pay, jobs and conditions.Teachers, train drivers, civil servants, university lecturers, bus drivers and security guards are all involved in the disputes. The government's is continuing to push through its controversial plans for a new law on minimum service levels during strikes. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by business correspondent Paul Kelso, to look at the economic impact of the action, and political correspondent Ali Fortescue, who explores the pressure it's putting on the government. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Assistant podcast producer: Charlie Bell Digital promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
01/02/23·18m 7s

The death of Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols was brutally assaulted by five police officers during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee. He died from his injuries three days later on 10 January, with the beating having striking similarities with the 1991 Rodney King assault in Los Angeles. The family of Tyre Nichols have been invited to meet US president Joe Biden. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson talks to history professor Brenda Stevenson about the systematic problems with police and the wider justice system in America, and our US correspondent James Matthews about another example of brutality towards a black man. Warning: Sound from the police bodycam footage is used during the first eight minutes of the podcast. There's discussion of violence throughout.Producer: Soila ApparicioEditor: Philly Beaumont
31/01/23·25m 9s

Zahawi's sacked: What does it mean for Sunak?

After facing weeks of scrutiny, Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi was sacked on Sunday, following an ethics inquiry into the handling of his tax affairs that found he made a "serious breach" of the ministerial code. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson and our deputy political editor Sam Coates analyse the fallout of Zahawi’s exit from the cabinet, and what it means for prime minister Rishi Sunak.Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Paul Stanworth
30/01/23·15m 56s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP42 - Tanks, transfers & the threat of doing nothing (Jan 23-27)

Returning from assignment, Seva speaks with comrades in the eastern city of Bakhmut who are in desperate need of more advanced weaponry but happy to be alive.In Kyiv, Ilyas turns his birthday into a military fundraising exercise.And as Ukraine pleads to the West for more heavy weapons, the story of displacement continues as Oksana supports the arrival of more refugees into Kyiv. OUR DIARISTS Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of January 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP64 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthArchive: Simon WindsorDigital: David Chipakupaku
28/01/23·11m 55s

Should you pay to see a GP?

Charging for GP appointments and A&E visits is "crucial" to the survival of the NHS, according to former health secretary Sajid Javid. But is asking patients to pay for GP appointments the answer to long waiting lists. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson hears from GPs at one surgery in Cheshire about their thoughts on paid-for appointments, and Sky’s health correspondent discusses the future of the NHS, 75 years after it was founded. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott & Annie Joyce Editor: Philly Beaumont
27/01/23·19m 10s

NHS in crisis: A day in the life of a GP surgery

The NHS is in crisis. Ambulance response times are the worst on record and most departments are struggling to cope with a surge in demand this winter. That includes most people's first port of call when they're feeling unwell, the GP surgery.On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson spends the day on the frontline at a GP practice in Cheshire. There he meets staff and patients to uncover the pressures the practice faces during a time when the healthcare system is on its knees.Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Digital podcast producer: David Chipakupaku & Emma-rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
26/01/23·35m 20s

Inside Myanmar: How life has changed since the junta came to power

A Sky News team has spent 12 days inside Myanmar travelling around the country to see how life has changed for ordinary citizens since the junta came to power two years ago.On the Daily podcast, Asia correspondent Cordelia Lynch tells Leah Boleto about what the regime wanted her to see – the military parade to celebrate Independence Day - and the people they’d rather she didn’t - those who are terrified to admit that lives have been destroyed since the coup. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Simon Windsor - archive researcher Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth – editors
25/01/23·17m 27s

How will Sunak handle the latest Tory troubles?

The prime minister has asked his independent ethics adviser to investigate Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative Party chairman. Sir Laurie Magnus will look at whether Mr Zahawi breached the ministerial code by settling tax issues with HMRC while he was chancellor. Mr Zahawi says it was “careless and not deliberate” error. That’s on top of the two investigations around the appointment of Richard Sharp, the BBC chairman, after reports he helped Boris Johnson, the former prime minister, secure a loan worth up to £800,000.One is by the commissioner for public appointments and will look at the process that led to Mr Sharp getting the job. He has also asked the BBC to review any potential conflicts of interest he might have. The investigations came after Rishi Sunak was fined for not wearing a seatbelt.On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to Sky News’ chief political correspondent Jon Craig about the latest developments. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth
23/01/23·16m 23s

The Nazi hunter: Remembering victims of the Holocaust

Every year on 27 January, people remember and reflect on the genocide carried out by the Nazis during the Second World War. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to Efraim Zuroff, a historian and Nazi hunter, about delivering justice for victims of the Holocaust before the perpetrators of those crimes pass away. Plus, Karen Pollock, chief executive at Holocaust Educational Trust, explains the importance of remembering what happened. Audio credit: Ernest Marchand was interviewed by Louise Coutts in 1998 for National Life Stories at the British Library. You can access the full interview online at British Library Sounds. The Library will be relaunching its ‘Voices of the Holocaust’ education web resource in spring 2023. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Tamara Bungaroo Valdes Editor: Philly Beaumont
23/01/23·21m 53s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP41 - Dnipro, despair & waiting for deliverance (Jan 16-20)

Seva has a difficult conversation with his sister after a Russian ballistic missile targets her Dnipro neighbourhood, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more. In Kyiv, Oksana shares some of the stories that have penetrated the soul of the nation and reflects on how the attack is impacting the Ukrainian psyche. Meanwhile, a conversation between Ilyas and his grandmother - who grew up in the aftermath of World War II - shifts his focus to those ageing citizens who are struggling to cope with war. OUR DIARISTS Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there. Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of January 2023, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP41 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David ChipakupakuArchive: Simon Windsor
21/01/23·13m 48s

How to catch a Mafia boss - by a woman who does it

After 30 years on the run, infamous mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro has been arrested. A suspected leader of Sicily's Cosa Nostra mafia, convicted in absentia of multiple murders, he was finally detained by Italian armed forces whilst in a private clinic undergoing cancer treatment. On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Niall Patterson talks to historian and author of Cosa Nostra, John Dickie, about the history and influence of Messina Denaro and the Sicilian mafia. He also speaks to anti-mafia prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti about her work and the consequences of going up against the mob. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Junior podcast producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Translation: Eva Oddi Editor: Philly Beaumont
20/01/23·23m 37s

How Scotland's trans rights law became a constitutional row

For the first time since Scottish devolution nearly 25 years ago, Westminster has blocked a bill, which concerns transgender rights, from getting royal assent. Westminster is objecting to the Gender Recognition Reform Bill on the grounds that it would have a "significant impact" on GB-wide equalities. But Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the veto is an attack on democracy. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by political correspondent Joe Pike to unpack the unprecedented row. He's also joined by lecturer in law at Glasgow Caledonian University, Andrew Tickell, to discuss the legalities of a constitution in crisis. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditor: Philly Beaumont
19/01/23·16m 20s

David Carrick: The Met Police's challenge to "root out rapists"

Over an 18-year period, former Metropolitan Police firearms officer David Carrick sexually assaulted and raped at least 12 women. The force has apologised to victims after it emerged Carrick had come to the attention of police on nine separate occasions, but no action had been taken. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson gets more on the Met's response from Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt. Former Met officer Graham Wettone explains how complains against officers are dealt with, and Harriet Wistrich, director of the Centre for Women's Justice, explains why she believes those investigating police culture need to be given more power to uncover the truth. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Interviews producer: Tamara Bungaroo Valdes Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
18/01/23·24m 11s

‘No light at the end of the tunnel’: What a week in the NHS looks like

The NHS is facing a crisis. Three years of a pandemic and even more of underfunding have seen waiting lists and ambulance delays hit record highs, while some staff strike for better pay.On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, using voice notes from the frontline, NHS staff explain how they deal with the realities of providing care.Plus, Niall speaks to Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy at the Nuffield Trust and Sally Warren, Director of Policy at the King’s Fund about knock-on effects the NHS crisis has on the social care system. Producer: Soila ApparicioJunior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnPodcast Promotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
17/01/23·19m 59s

It's not just the NHS - Europe's healthcare crisis

Services stretched to breaking point, routine operations cancelled and medical workers striking – it's not the UK's health service we're talking about here but those on the continent. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson, Ana Gimenez, a GP in Spain, and A&E doctor Roberto Cosentini in Italy help to paint a picture of the current situation in their countries. Plus, Niall speaks to waiting times expert Professor Luigi Siciliani about the scale of the problems and public health expert and senior director at the World Health Organisation, Dr Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, as we discuss what can be done to solve them. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Tamara Bungaroo-Valdez – interviews producer Simon Windsor – archive researcher David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Philly Beaumont - editor
16/01/23·21m 17s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP40 - Comedy nights, corroding childhoods, & checking out at the gym (Jan 9-13)

As fighting rages in the east of the country and against the backdrop of mounting casualties in the mining town of Soledar, Oksana finds some unexpected respite at a Kyiv comedy night.Meanwhile, in an basement gym, Ilyas finds a world removed from war until the building is plunged into darkness. OUR DIARISTS Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of December 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.EP40 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku
14/01/23·8m 57s

Can the UK still be a space superpower?

It was supposed to be Britain's first small step towards space exploration but no amount of awe and excitement on the ground at Spaceport Cornwall could will the LauncherOne rocket into completing its mission. Yet with spaceports springing up around the British Isles, and billions of pounds expected to flow into the economy as a result, could the UK be on the brink of becoming a space superpower? On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's science and medical correspondent Thomas Moore who was at the launch in Cornwall, plus Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees on the UK's growing role in space exploration and Professor Monica Grady on why going to space really is worth it. Podcast producer: Rosie GillottInterviews producer: Tamara Bungaroo-ValdezPodcast promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
13/01/23·20m 10s

What's happening in Brazil?

Thousands of demonstrators in support of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stormed and ransacked the country’s Congress, Supreme court, and Presidential palace last weekend. On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Niall Paterson talks to our digital investigation journalist Victoria Elms about the events leading up to the protest. He also explores the aftermath of the riots with Sky News’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, who is in the capital, Brasilia. Plus, the author of Beef, Bullets and Bible: Brazil in The Age of Bolsonaro, Richard Lapper, talks about the role played by the former leader in inciting the events - and the parallels between what happened in Brazil and the January 6 2021 riots in the US. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Rosie Gillott Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Interviews Producer: Tamara Bungaroo Valdes Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
12/01/23·17m 29s

Westminster Accounts: Lobbying and the All-Party Parliamentary Groups

For decades, if you wanted to find out how businesses and foreign governments lobby MPs, and how much they give them, you'd need to study dozens of entries in several editions of the register of members’ interests. Over the course of this parliament £20m has been given to All-Party Parliamentary Groups. Most of that goes on paying for organisers, reports, research, events and trips. All of this information was clouded in opaque language and difficult for most voters to access. Now, Sky News and our partners at Tortoise Media have been working to change that, so we can all follow the flow of money through our political system. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson is in Parliament’s Central Lobby with deputy political editor Sam Coates and political producer Tom Larkin to take a closer look at exactly who is donating to individual MPs and their APPGs. Click here to take a look at the database yourself.Politics Producer: Tom Larkin Podcast Producer: Soila Apparicio Sound Designer: Tom Burchell Digital Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
11/01/23·25m 25s

Westminster Accounts: Who’s behind the money?

For decades, if you wanted to find out how much a wealthy donor, a big company, or a union has pumped into our political system, you'd need to study dozens of entries in several editions of the register of members’ interests. All of this information was clouded in opaque language and difficult for most voters to access. Now, Sky News and our partners at Tortoise Media have been working to change that, so we can all follow the flow of money through our political system. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson heads back into Westminster with deputy political editor Sam Coates and political producer Tom Larkin to take a closer look at exactly who is donating to our political parties, and individual MPs. Donors include an investment firm, MPM Connect, which gave £345,200 to three Labour MPs and the northern internet company, IX Wireless, who donated £138,800 to ‘Red wall’ Tories. You can take a look at the database yourself by clicking here.Politics Producer: Tom Larkin Podcast Producer: Rosie Gillott Sound Designer: Tom Burchell Digital Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
10/01/23·30m 10s

Westminster Accounts: The MPs earning millions

For decades, if you wanted to find out how much an MP was earning on top of their £84,000 basic salary, you'd need to study dozens of entries in several editions of the register of members interests. All of this information was clouded in opaque language and difficult for most voters to access. Now, Sky News and our partners at Tortoise Media have been working to change that, so we can all follow the flow of money through our political system. On the Sky News Daily, host Niall Paterson heads into Westminster with deputy political editor Sam Coates and political producer Tom Larkin to take a closer look at exactly how much MPs are earning in their second jobs.You can take a look at the database yourself by clicking here.Politics Producer: Tom Larkin Podcast Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Rosie Gillott Sound designer: Tom Burchell Digital promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
09/01/23·29m 38s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP39 - Birthday at the pictures, pizza nights & polish pick-ups (Jan 2-6)

In Kyiv, making use of one of the cities bomb-proofed theatres, Oksana books a comedy night for military volunteer husband Seva.In one of the capital’s restaurants, Seva begins the new year in the company of army comrades who extend an emotional gesture of brotherhood in the form of a knife.And after saying farewell to his family, Ilyas transports an old car from Poland ear-marked for frontline soldiers, before finding himself in the blast radius of a missile strike in Kyiv.OUR DIARISTS Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.Seva, 41, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of December 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.EP39 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.Producer: Rob MulhernEditing: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku
07/01/23·11m 37s

Three Wishes for 2023: Singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy

If you had three wishes, what would they be? For the start of 2023, Sky News Daily podcast host Niall Paterson is asking people from across politics, entertainment, and sport how they would use three wishes to change the world, their country, and their lives. On this episode, Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy talks of parenting in the digital age, and her hopes for more support for the live music scene. Producers: David Chipakupaku and Alys Bowen Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editors: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
06/01/23·28m 59s

Royal row - what's in Prince Harry's book?

Copies of Prince Harry's autobiography, Spare, have gone on sale in Spain - five days before its official global release date. Sky News has seen a copy of the book which includes claims of an altercation with Prince William that caused "scrapes and bruises” on his back. He also admits to taking cocaine. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's Royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills to examine, after the Oprah Winfrey interview and Netflix documentary, what extra insight the book’s 557 pages might offer. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
05/01/23·24m 37s

Three Wishes for 2023: World's strongest man Tom Stoltman

If you had three wishes, what would they be? For the start of 2023, Sky News Daily podcast host Niall Paterson is asking people from across politics, entertainment, and sport how they would use three wishes to change the world, their country, and their lives. On this episode, two-time world's strongest man Tom Stoltman shares his experience dealing with grief, how the gym helped in dealing with autism, and his hope for more acceptance and support for people with disabilities in the UK. Producers: David Chipakupaku and Alys Bowen Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
05/01/23·28m 8s

How Gina Martin fought to make upskirting illegal

If you had three wishes, what would they be? For the start of 2023, Sky News Daily podcast host Niall Paterson is asking people from across politics, entertainment, and sport how they would use three wishes to change the world, their country, and their lives. On this episode, gender equality campaigner and author Gina Martin tells Niall about her case against upskirting, and her belief that activism won’t work if we don’t fight for a liveable climate.This episode contains references to sexual assault and stalking. If that's not something you feel you can listen to right now, you can find other episodes of the Daily on our feed.Producers: David Chipakupaku and Alys Bowen Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
04/01/23·31m 16s

Three Wishes for 2023: Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik

If you had three wishes, what would they be? For the start of 2023, Sky News Daily podcast host Niall Paterson is asking people from across politics, entertainment, and sport how they would use three wishes to change the world, their country, and their lives. On this episode, Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik tells Niall about the ongoing war in Ukraine, and her hopes for a braver world. Plus, we find out more about what drew her into politics in the first place.You can hear more stories from Ukraine on our Ukraine War Diaries podcast.Producers: David Chipakupaku and Alys Bowen Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth and Philly Beaumont
03/01/23·26m 50s

2022 Revisited - What can we expect from King Charles III's reign?

On this Sky News Daily, we revisit one of our most popular episodes of 2022.At the age of 73 and after a life as prince, what can the UK and the Commonwealth expect from the reign of King Charles III? On a special Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the new monarch's life, character and interests. He's joined by; Sky News' royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills; film and documentary maker John Bridcut, who has known and worked with King Charles for 15 years; Alistair Carmichael MP, who held meetings with the then-heir to the throne during his time as Secretary of State for Scotland; and Chandrika Kaul, professor of modern history at the University of St Andrews. Senior Podcast Producer: Annie Joyce Archive researchers: Nelly Stefanova and Rob FellowesPodcast Promotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
30/12/22·34m 11s

2022 Revisited - Andrew Tate: The lingering influence of the social media star

On this Sky News Daily, we revisit one of our most popular episodes of 2022. Described by himself and others as the "king of toxic masculinity", Andrew Tate has been banned from Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. Despite the bans, Andrew Tate's content still lingers on the internet, and he remains to be one of the most searched people on the planet. On the Sky News Daily podcast Niall Paterson digs into Andrew Tate's background with the Observer's Shanti Das. He also explores why he's appealed to the young male audience with the chief executive of the Centre For Countering Digital Hate Imran Ahmed. Plus, features editor at Mashable and author of 'Rough', Rachel Thompson, discusses the real-life consequences of online misogyny.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Alys BowenEditor: Philly Beaumont
29/12/22·22m 8s

2022 Revisited - Vietnam's 'Napalm Girl': 'There was fire everywhere around me.'

On this Sky News Daily, we revisit one of our most popular episodes of 2022.A photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc Phan Thi, taken during the Vietnam War, became infamous for its horrific depiction of the conflict. Titled The Terror of War the photo, by Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut, later won a Pulitzer Prize. Niall Paterson is in conversation with Kim Phuc, who shares her story about that photo, the war, and her work since then. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont
28/12/22·19m 10s

Ukraine War Diaries: EP38 - Fond memories, fallen soldiers & our first war-time Christmas (Dec 25-31)

Against the backdrop of a Kyiv still under siege, Oksana reflects on magical Christmas memories from childhood until a drone attack brings her back to reality with a jolt.Meanwhile Seva shares the Christmas reality of comrades who continue to fight through the festive period.And Ilyas, looks to the New Year with hope. OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland. As of December 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv. Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP38 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku
27/12/22·11m 23s

What happened in 2022?

War in Ukraine, three Prime Ministers, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, on top of a cost-of-living crisis and the changing climate were among the most high-profile stories of the year. Niall Paterson takes a look back, with Sky News radio newsreader Faye De Silva, over 2022's headlines that made an impact. Producers: Ana Bates, Rosie Gillott, and Soila Apparicio Sound Designer: Tom Burchell Editor: Philly Beaumont
24/12/22·15m 8s

Sky News Daily Reviews 2022: Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills

Host Niall Paterson looks at the stories which defined 2022. On this episode, Sky’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills recaps a defining year in history, which saw the end of the second Elizabethan era, the start of King Charles III's reign and everything Harry and Meghan. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhousePromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
23/12/22·23m 15s

Sky News Daily Reviews 2022: Economics and Data Editor Ed Conway

Host Niall Paterson looks at the stories which defined 2022. Sky’s economics and data editor Ed Conway unpicks a year shaped by the cost-of-living crisis and Liz Truss’ ill-fated mini budget.Producer: Rosie GillottPromotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont
22/12/22·19m 40s