ITV News - What You Need To Know

ITV News - What You Need To Know

By ITV News

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


Could your council be going bust and how will it impact you?

From potholes to uncollected bins, it’s no surprise that councils across the country are running out of cash. But new analysis has laid bare that councils in the North are suffering more than in the South of England. And despite a huge injection of cash from the government, many councils are at a tipping point.So, why is there such a regional divide? And where will the cuts hit most? Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
01/03/24·10m 37s

What's got Welsh farmers so frustrated?

Across Europe, frustrated farmers have been fighting back. But now, protests are travelling across the channel, as Welsh farmers are up in arms over post-Brexit plans and proposals.Farmers on the brink are flocking to protests to stop the Welsh government reforms.So, what are the new plans? And why have they caused such a backlash? ITV News Wales Reporter Rhys Williams tells Charlene White what you need to know...
28/02/24·10m 37s

Why girls in gangs are on the rise

When you think of gangs, you might imagine young men proving their loyalty through violence, coercion and bravado.But now the number of girls in gangs is rising, leaving thousands in the hands of male leaders and drug dealers.So, why are gangs recruiting more girls? What are they being forced to do? And what’s being done to stop it?ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
26/02/24·13m 47s

Could AI be a game changer for America's gun violence epidemic?

Joaquin Oliver was just one of the 17 victims who were murdered at Parkland, Florida back in 2018 – one of America’s deadliest school shootings. But now, through the magic of AI, the victims’ voices are being brought back to life. Lobbying from beyond the grave, Joaquin’s voice is being used to pressure politicians to tighten gun laws. So, could this be a game changer for America’s gun violence epidemic? US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells Tom Bradby what you need to know
23/02/24·12m 40s

Why do domestic violence murderers get shorter sentences than other killers?

If a woman is stabbed to death in the street by a stranger the starting sentencing point for murder is 25 years.Yet if a woman is stabbed and killed in her own home by her partner - it's fifteen. So, why is there such a disparity? And is it any wonder some are campaigning for change? Julie Etchingham is joined by ITV's Tonight programme producer, Anna Manton and the Chair of charity Refuge, Hetti Barkworth-Nanton. For more on this, tune into ITV's Tonight programme at 20:30 on Thursday 22nd February or catch up on ITVX.
21/02/24·19m 1s

Could you claim compensation from car finance?

Did you buy a vehicle on car finance before 28th January 2021?Well, like millions of other car loan customers across the country, you might be able to join what could be the largest compensation pay out since the infamous PPI scandal.So, could you have you overpaid without knowing? And what might you be entitled to?Consumer Editor Chris Choi and producer Hannah Kings tell Sangeeta Kandola What You Need to Know…
19/02/24·15m 34s

Who is Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian Brueckner?

It’s been 16 years since 3-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing. Today, the man who remains the prime suspect of her disappearance goes on trial. But, for unrelated charges.Christian Brueckner will take to the stand in Germany for multiple cases of sexual assault and rape.But can this trial bring us closer to what really happened to Madeline McCann back in 2007 in Portugal? And what can we expect? From outside the court house in Germany, ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy tells Charlie Frost what you need to know...
16/02/24·9m 58s

Inside the scamming networks trafficking grads to South East Asia

Sarah thought she’d landed her dream job in a tech firm in Thailand, having applied online. But instead, upon arrival, she was kidnapped and trafficked to a mysterious compound, where she was trapped for months.She’s just one of many graduates from across the globe who are falling victim to forced scamming - one of the fastest-growing forms of modern slavery today. And in South East Asia, it’s rife.So, how is it thriving in plain sight? Having just returned back from Thailand, Lucy Watson tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
14/02/24·11m 56s

Why is our special educational needs system spiralling out of control?

12-year-old Sonny has been waiting 3 years for an Education, Health and Care plan.He’s autistic and without this plan, he can’t access the education he needs.And he’s not alone, as millions of children like Sonny, are losing out on formal education, through no fault of their own.So, why is the system so broke? And what needs to be done?Social Affairs Correspondent Stacey Foster tells Cari Davies what you need to know...
12/02/24·13m 23s

Will the XL Bully ban work?

The highly anticipated XL bully ban has come into full force. Following a series of fatal attacks involving the dog, a new law will now make it a criminal offence to own the pet without a certificate.But as the ban gets underway, there are concerns that thousands of XL bullies are still unregistered across the country.So, will the ban actually work? And would you report on those in breach of the ban? ITV News consumer editor Chris Choi and consumer producer Hannah Kings tell Faye Barker what you need to know...
09/02/24·12m 41s

Who is the real Rishi Sunak?

With a general election pending, Rishi Sunak is determined to stay on in Number 10. But with rumours of plots against him coming from the inside and attacks certainly coming from the outside, can he survive?Our Deputy Political Editor, Anushka Asthana spent months following the Prime Minister just to find out. So, can he defy the polls predicting a Labour Landslide?Anushka Asthana tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...For more on this, tune in to ITV1 on Thursday 8th February at 20:30 to watch Rishi Sunak: Up Close or head to ITVX to watch it on catch up.
07/02/24·13m 5s

Breaking news: King Charles diagnosed with cancer

In this special briefing, Mary Nightingale and ITV News correspondents bring you the latest on King Charles’ cancer diagnosis.
05/02/24·18m 14s

The murder of Brianna Ghey: How did two teens become such callous killers?

It’s almost a year since 16-year-old Brianna Ghey was stabbed to death in a park in Warrington. She’d been lured there by two 15-year-olds - Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe - who carried out the most brutal and bloody attack.They’ve now been jailed for life. But how did two seemingly innocent teenagers become utterly callous killers?From ITV Granada, Rob Smith tells Gamal Fahnbulleh What You Need to know…
02/02/24·14m 29s

Is the West helping or hindering conflict in the Middle East?

The US says the threat from Iran is at its highest in a decade. Meanwhile, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have paralysed global shipping.And all while war rages on between Hamas and Israel.So, with the Middle East in such a perilous state - can the West do anything to stop rather than stoke the conflicts? ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore and ITV News Correspondent John Ray tell Rageh Omaar what you need to know...
31/01/24·15m 41s

Could robots save our pothole pandemic?

From burst tyres to breakdowns and twisted ankles, potholes plague our roads. And now the damage done is at a 5-year high, costing us up to half a billion pounds. But with new technology, robots could pave the way to fill in the cracks. So, can AI save our streets and end years of neglect? ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Consumer Producer Hannah Kings tell Yasmin Bodalbhai what you need to know...
29/01/24·12m 18s

Could the Nottingham attacks triple killer have been stopped?

“Justice has not been served” – that was the judgement of the families torn apart by the fatal killings in Nottingham, last June. The triple killer, Valdo Calocane, has now been sentenced to a high-security hospital. But for the victims’ families, their fury remains, blaming the police, CPS and NHS. So, should Calocane have been free to roam the streets? And will the families ever get justice? From Nottingham Crown Court, ITV News Midlands Correspondent Ben Chapman tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
26/01/24·8m 31s

How the Post Office tore families apart

Broken trust, marriages and families – the ripple effect of the Post Office scandal is still being felt, years on from the convictions. These are the years that families can’t take back, once torn apart by lies and deceit. And now although closer to justice, the pain and suffering of the victims can’t be undone. So, can anything heal the victims of the Post Office scandal? Having spoken with families impacted by the scandal, ITV News correspondent Sangita Lal tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
24/01/24·11m 6s

Why are there so many storms and is the worst yet to come?

Chaos strikes again as the UK has been hit with its ninth named storm this season. Storm Isha has left thousands of homes powerless, brought commuters to a standstill and caused widespread disruption. And it’s not the only storm we’ll be weathering this week, as Storm Jocelyn arrives in full force tomorrow. So why are we getting so many storms? And how prepared are we? ITV Weather Presenter and meteorologist Becky Mantin tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
22/01/24·12m 33s

Why a victim’s family wants to free his convicted murderer

Jason Moore was convicted of killing Robert Darby in East London back in 2005. He’s spent nearly a decade in prison for murder. Yet, the family of the victim, believe Moore is actually innocent. And former detectives in the Met agree. So, should he be locked up? What really happened? And what does this say about our justice system? ITV News Reporter Sam Holder tells Julie Etchingham What You Need to Know…A statement from the Metropolitan Police in response to the investigation: “In 2021 we reviewed information provided to the enquiry team in relation to the murder of Robert Darby in 2005 and will assess any new information that becomes apparent. We met with representatives of Robert’s family to inform them of our position. Two men were tried for his murder in 2013, with one being found guilty by a jury and the other acquitted. This investigation remains closed, but should the circumstances change, we will assess them and consider the most appropriate way to manage any developments in this investigation. The family of Jason Moore was also referred to the independent Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which investigates possible miscarriages of justice and sends some cases back to the Court of Appeal.”A CCRC spokesperson also said in response to the investigation: “An application has been received related to this case. It would be inappropriate for us to discuss the application or make any comment at this stage.”
19/01/24·10m 38s

What I learnt from spending three months with Keir Starmer

With a general election looming, ITV News’ Anushka Asthana has spent the past three months with the man tipped to become our next prime minister.Keir Starmer's Labour party are leading the polls and yet he’s been described as “too boring” – so does he really have what it takes to lead the nation?What drives him? And what’s his ultimate vision for Britain? Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...For more on this, tune into ITV1 on Thursday 18th January at 20.30 to watch Tonight - Keir Starmer: Up Close or catch up on ITVX.
17/01/24·18m 12s

Should we really be drinking energy drinks?

Brightly coloured, sweet and sugary - energy drinks are all the buzz. But now, concerns are growing over children’s thirst for the drink – as it’s been revealed that the drinks are associated with increased risk of mental health issues in young people. So, what’s got kids so hooked? And can anything stop them? ITV News Social Affairs Correspondent Stacey Foster tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
15/01/24·11m 56s

How Britain's youth became a lost generation

A machete attack in broad daylight in Huddersfield. Gangs in balaclavas swinging knives around Leeds. Young men stabbed to death in Doncaster. These are just some of the acts of violence plaguing our communities. For too long it's been largely unreported and now bereaving families are demanding change. So, how did our youth become a lost generation? From ITV Calendar, Jonathan Brown tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...To watch the full investigation head to:
12/01/24·14m 14s

How did 2023 become the hottest year on record?

From heatwaves to raging wildfires, 2023 was a scorcher of a year. And with temperatures soaring off the chart, it’s now broken the world record, becoming the hottest year ever. So, was this expected? What does this mean for our climate crisis? And could 2024 be even hotter? ITV News Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
10/01/24·8m 28s

What's next for Israel's offensive?

It’s now 3 months since Hamas’ terror attack in Israel, and Israel’s subsequent retaliation and sadly the conflict shows no sign of stopping yet. So much so that the danger of war spreading beyond Gaza has brought the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to the region, again. Israel says it’s dismantled Hamas’ military infrastructure in the north of Gaza, so what comes next?Is there any hope of Israel’s stated aim of eliminating Hamas ever being realised? Can the conflict be contained? From Israel, John Ray tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
08/01/24·15m 47s

Can anything stop the toxic culture in our fire services?

Their meant to keep their community safe, but instead some pose a danger themselves. It’s been revealed that South Wales fire service is plagued with harassment and abuse right from the top of the ladder. And it’s not just in Wales, as an ongoing ITV News investigation laid bare the toxic culture across the rest of the UK’s fire services. So, what’s been uncovered? And can their culture be transformed? ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand tells Charlie Frost what you need to know...
05/01/24·17m 32s

Will Mr Bates v The Post Office help deliver justice?

It was the IT error that led to one of the biggest miscarriages of justice the UK has ever seen.And now it’s playing out on ITV as prime time drama.But will the on-screen telling of the Post Office scandal finally help deliver justice for those still chasing it after all these years?Nick Wallis, the reporter who wrote the definitive book on the scandal and served as a consultant for the TV drama itself, tells Cari Davies what you need to know…You can watch Mr Bates vs The Post Office on ITVX here:
03/01/24·19m 14s

How to stick to a New Year's resolution

Whether it’s cutting down on food or booze or any other unhealthy habit, January 1st is the traditional day to make a new year’s resolution.But is the start of the year really the right time for a brand new start or a different lifestyle?And what do you do if you want the power to change but just don’t have the willpower?David Robson, author of The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Transform Your Life, tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
01/01/24·12m 2s

The woman who saw her attacker on TV

Imagine being the victim of a brutal crime, reporting it to police only to be told that the man you’re accusing has no previous convictions.Then the next day you turn on your TV and see his face, on a documentary about a rapist and killer who became the UK’s longest-serving prisoner.It sounds like the start of a crime fiction novel, but - unbelievably - it’s all true…The documentary maker himself, ITV News West Country Correspondent Robert Murphy, tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know… You can view Robert's documentary 'Decoy: How young female officers took down the Clifton rapist' on YouTube here:
29/12/23·11m 26s

Can Sunak win in 2024 after a wretched 2023?

What a year it has been for Rishi Sunak.His Cabinet rocked by resignations and sackings, the flagship Rwanda policy halted in habour by the Supreme Court, while falling short on his other key pledges for 2023 - not to mention the damaging losses in the local and by-elections. So what lessons will the PM have learned ahead of his ultimate political battle in 2024? Political Correspondent Harry Horton tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know…
27/12/23·19m 59s

What got people obsessed on socials this year?

Twitter became X, TikTok became an obsession and the world’s biggest tech bosses pledged to face off in a cage fight…Yes, 2023 took us to some weird and wonderful places for those of us who live much of our lives on social media.So what were the key trends that we all followed? And where on earth could socials go next?George Hancorn from the ITV News social team tells Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda what you need to know...
25/12/23·14m 25s

How an undercover officer caught a killer chef

Pub chef Darren Osment killed his former partner Claire Holland in 2012 and confessed seven years later.Then he claimed he made it all up, so police went deep under cover for 20 months to get him to admit the truth on camera.And it’s only thanks to ITV West Country Correspondent Robert Murphy that you can hear it now.He joins Daniel Hewitt to tell you what you need to know…You can also view Robert's report here:
22/12/23·11m 52s

Were warnings ignored before toddler's high rise death?

Reem still has flashbacks of the day her brother died. She remembers opening her bedroom door and seeing the empty room and the open window. And then her mother screaming. And yet toddler Exodus wasn’t the first young life lost out of the window of a high rise building in Leeds… So what’s stopping yet another tragedy?Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
20/12/23·13m 30s

How to cut costs at Christmas

After a year of soaring food prices and inflation, it’s no surprise the cost of Christmas has rocketed. And there’s a new warning in place for families to tread carefully, as it could take a year for millions to finish paying for their festive season. Now, some are turning to toy banks and others are cutting back on their festivities. So, are you feeling the pinch? And how best can we cut the cost at Christmas?ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Producer Siham Ali tell Faye Barker what you need to know...
18/12/23·14m 9s

Misconduct beyond the Met

Assault, abuse and harassment are just some of the forms of misconduct which make up the toxic culture in our police forces. And yet, in most of these cases, no further action has been taken. Too afraid of the repercussions and with a lack of trust in the system, victims are forced to remain silent. So, what’s being done to put a stop to this? And how can we be better protected? From ITV Meridian, journalist Joe Coshan tells Faye Barker What You Need to Know…
15/12/23·12m 57s

COP28: A fair deal or a cop out?

After marathon negotiations, a deal has been reached at COP28 in Dubai. The new agreement will enforce a ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels. But, some nations still think this doesn’t go far enough – urging to remove, not reduce, the use of fossil fuels. So, was this a fair COP? Or a cop out?From Dubai, Science Correspondent Martin Stew and Producer Philip Sime tell Anushka Asthana what you need to know...
13/12/23·10m 26s

The rise of backstreet Brazilian Butt Lifts

It's a procedure designed to give you the hourglass figure made famous by celebs like Kim Kardashian, but the Brazilian Bum Lift has also been described as the world's most dangerous cosmetic surgery. Yet the non-surgical alternative, involving filler, is becoming increasingly popular. It’s advertised as a safer alternative, but is in fact just as dangerous, as there’s little regulation to stop anyone from performing the procedure. So, should these procedures be banned entirely? ITV News Reporter Ellie Pitt and Digital Video Producer Cree Haughton tell Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
11/12/23·11m 11s

Boris' battle to save his legacy at the Covid Inquiry

As he began his appearance with an apology, Boris Johnson tried to defend what was left of his reputation at the Covid Inquiry. But, for bereaved families, it was simply, too little too late; as they told the former Prime Minister “the dead won’t hear your apologies.” So, did Mr. Johnson take enough responsibility? And what lessons were learned? UK Editor Paul Brand tells Julie Etchingham What You Need to Know…
08/12/23·17m 48s

Why Arab-Americans are pledging to “Abandon Biden”

“Abandon Biden” is the new slogan taking off in the US and it’s pushing the President into political jeopardy. The phrase has been spreading amongst the Arab American community due to his support for Israel.And now those who once helped propel him to presidency, are stripping away his support. So, how damaging is this for Biden? And who will the Muslim community turn to? US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
06/12/23·16m 25s

The British homes on the edge of falling off a cliff

A stretch of Norfolk coastline has become the sudden focus of national attention after collapsing into the sea.Clifftop residents were left stunned as 200 metres of road fell right in front of them, stranding them from safety and leaving their houses in peril.So what caused the collapse? And what do you do when your home is about to fall off a cliff…ITV Anglia's Rob Setchell tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
04/12/23·17m 46s

How to save money on your winter energy bills

Now that temperatures are plummeting, heating systems are firing up in millions of homes across the UK.But did you know that turning your thermostat down even by a single degree could cut 10% from your energy bill? And that’s not the only simple and environmentally friendly change you could make to save money this winter.Dr Nathan Johnson from Imperial College London shares his expert advice and knowledge as Lucy Verasamy finds out what you need to know…
01/12/23·10m 23s

What's the impact of an extended ceasefire for Israel and Hamas?

On the final day of the present truce between Israel and Hamas, the world is watching on. After seven agonising weeks, the temporary ceasefire has enabled the exchange of Hamas held hostages for Palestinian prisoners. So, what's the wider impact of the pause? And might there be a further extension? Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
29/11/23·18m 22s

Assault and abuse: British shopkeepers on the frontline

The UK shoplifting epidemic is costing our country £1billion a year. But, the impact on shop stock is just one part of this sweeping crime wave, as attacks, abuse and assaults are becoming a commonplace in shops. Now, a new policing plan has been unveiled to crackdown on the crime. So, is the new plan enough to curb the rise in shoplifting? Or is it too little too late? Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Producer Siham Ali tell Faye Barker what you need to know...
27/11/23·15m 50s

What's life like in an eco-village?

With Cop28 fast approaching, many will look to big tech and innovation. But, what about living sustainably on a smaller scale? Tens of thousands are starting a greener way of living, in eco-villages. And they’re long established in Denmark, with communities acting as ‘living laboratories’ for us all to learn a thing or two. So, what exactly is an eco-village? And would they work here in the UK?Consumer Editor Chris Choi tells Rageh Omaar What You Need to Know... To hear more on Chris’ investigation, tune in to On Assignment on Tuesday 28th November at 23:05 or head over to ITVX to watch it on catch up.
24/11/23·13m 13s

What does the Autumn Statement mean for you and your money?

Just a few weeks ago, Jeremy Hunt said tax cuts would be ‘virtually impossible.’ But, in his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor revealed that they are in fact top of his agenda and that England can now afford them. So, where’s the cash coming from? What were his other key promises? And can Hunt’s plans ease the Cost of Living crisis? Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Political Correspondent Shehab Khan tell Mary Nightingale what you need to know…
22/11/23·13m 38s

Why is the National Trust under threat?

From sea level rising at the Cornish cove to storms battering stately homes, climate change is threatening our most beloved heritage sites more than ever. Now, the National Trust is calling on politicians to do more to help climate change adaption. And their warning comes as the UN predicts global temperatures could rise further by nearly 2.9 degrees C. So, can UK heritage be saved? And with Cop28 just around the corner, what will the government do? ITV News Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Chris Page what you need to know...
20/11/23·17m 21s

Why the UK people smuggling industry is thriving in plain sight

From high street nail bars to back street cannabis farms, the UK people smuggling industry is thriving. And despite the government promising to stop the small boats, migrants arrive in plenty and business is booming.Many come from Vietnam, hoping for a better quality of life, but instead, are met with one much worse.So, with the Rwandan policy scrapped, how can Rishi Sunak stop the small boats?ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
17/11/23·19m 48s

Why Lorraine Kelly’s returned to Lockerbie

The bombing of Pan Am 103 above the small Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 remains Europe’s deadliest terror attack.And witnessing the disaster first-hand, even before police had cordoned off the crash site, was ITV’s Lorraine Kelly.Now, three and a half decades on, Lorraine’s returned to Lockerbie.So, what did she discover? And why does she now see the disaster in a new light? Lorraine Kelly tells Tom Bradby This Is What You Need to Know…You can watch ‘Return to Lockerbie With Lorraine Kelly’ on Wednesday 15th November at 9pm or head over to ITVX to watch it on catch up.
15/11/23·17m 37s

Rishi's remarkable reshuffle

Suella Braverman has been sacked, again. In a hardly surprising start to the reshuffle, Rishi Sunak dismissed the now former Home Secretary, following her rather outspoken opinions. But what did come as a surprise, was Sunak’s shock move to restore former Prime Minister David Cameron to the political frontline. So, what does the reshuffle mean? And how will it impact the election polls? Political Editor Robert Peston and Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tell Shehab Khan what you need to know...
13/11/23·15m 32s

How the housing crisis is forcing kids out of their homes

Michaela and her three children were given less than 24 hours’ notice to pack their lives together, before facing eviction. But with little time and nowhere to go, the streets were their only choice. This is the reality of the UK housing crisis. So, why are so many Brits in temporary accommodation? And what’s being done about it? Investigations correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
10/11/23·18m 29s

Will 2024 be the most significant US election in history?

In just a year’s time, Americans will find out the results of the country’s 60th presidential election. And the race to get there is set to look no different from the last, as Biden goes head-to-head with Trump once again. But with several indictments and court room appearances, will Trump’s busy legal calendar threaten his campaign? And could this be the most significant US election yet? US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
08/11/23·12m 45s

Why is Britain’s Post Office scandal still unresolved?

Wendy Cousins died last year, a convicted criminal. She’s just one of hundreds who got caught up in the British Post Office Scandal.The saga blew up in 2019 when it emerged that postmasters across the country were wrongly accused. But, why is it still unresolved? And what’s got people talking about it now? Nick Wallis, who has been covering the scandal for more than a decade, tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
06/11/23·15m 34s

Can Britain weather the storm?

Storm Ciaran has brought major disruption and risk to lives across large parts of the UK. Wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour have battered houses, sent cars into rivers, forced power cuts and school closures. And all this just two weeks after Storm Babet battered Britain with heavy rain. So why are we getting such destructive weather? And is it more than usual?ITV News Science correspondent Martin Stew tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
03/11/23·11m 45s

The bombshell revelations from the Covid inquiry

After months of hearings, the Covid inquiry has heard its most explosive testimony yet: Boris Johnson’s closest former aides describing utter chaos and confusion as the pandemic hit. So, what were the most damning claims? And what damage does it do to the former PM"s already shredded reputation? UK Editor Paul Brand tells Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
01/11/23·18m 16s

What’s got the world hooked on Larping?

Have you heard of LARPing?It’s one of the world’s most misunderstood subcultures, yet something people are going crazy for. It’s a mythical world, transporting you away from reality and into character. So, what’s got the world so hooked? And would you try Larping? ITV News Reporter Rhys Williams and Producer Tristan Martin tell ITV News Presenter Yasmin Bodalbhai what you need to know...For more on this, tune in to On Assignment on ITV on Tuesday 31st October at 22:45.
30/10/23·13m 16s

Inside Iran as an undercover journalist

The death of Mahsa Amini sparked the largest and longest-running anti-regime protests in the history of the Islamic Republic. While the world looked on at the uprising and crackdown that followed, journalists travelled in secret to Iran, to reveal the human rights abuse taking place across the country.So, how did they film under such a hard-line regime? And what did they discover?Producer and Director Gesbeen Mohammed and British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai, tell Tom Bradby what you need to know… To hear more on this, tune in this Sunday 29th October, on ITV1 at 22:20 to watch Exposure Inside Iran: The Fight for Freedom.
27/10/23·18m 37s

Do the hostage releases mean a new strategy for Hamas?

They are now in safe hands. After 17 dark days, two elderly Israeli women who were taken hostage by Hamas, have been returned to their families, in an emotional reunion. Now, the fate of the remaining captives is key to Israel’s next move, as it may just have to stay its hand, if more hostage releases are on the horizon. So, will this delay Israel’s ground invasion further? And what do the hostage releases mean for Hamas’ strategy? From Tel Aviv, Senior International Correspondent John Irvine tells Lucrezia Millarini What You Need to Know…
25/10/23·11m 12s

The hidden ingredient found in kids' vapes

As kids across the country inhale their brightly coloured vapes, many don’t realise that they’re actually breathing in an unexpected ingredient – nicotine. Despite being labelled and sold to them as containing ‘zero nicotine,’ ITV News has found that the e-cigarettes are in fact full of the substance. Now, calls for change in the regulations are mounting. So, what’s being done to crackdown on illegal vapes? Consumer Editor Chris Choi tells Charlene White What You Need to Know…
23/10/23·9m 47s

Is UK’s shoplifting epidemic caused by need or greed?

Bare faced and brazen, shoplifters come in bulk in Britain. In just three years, the crime has doubled in the UK, with shopkeepers and staff facing abuse and violence on a day-to-day basis. Now, all hopes lie on Artificial Intelligence to reduce the relentless rise in shoplifting across the country. So, why has there been such a surge? And how can our retail sector be fixed? ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Producer Siham Ali tell Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
20/10/23·16m 59s

Why Biden's warzone visit is vital as invasion looms

More than a million Gazans have fled their homes, as Israel’s ground invasion looms. All eyes have turned to the Rafah crossing – Gaza’s only link to Egypt and potential lifeline. And yet civilians are not allowed in and aid continues to be blocked. So, where can they go? How will Israel’s ground invasion play out? And why is President Biden's visit so vital? This is What You Need to Know…
18/10/23·13m 4s

Could Hezbollah escalate the Israel-Hamas conflict?

Whilst Israel prepares for its retaliatory ground invasion against Hamas, a new conflict could open elsewhere. To Israel’s north, lies a more formidable foe, the Lebanese militants, Hezbollah. With close ties to Iran, concerns are now mounting that an all-out assault against Israel will be ordered.So, could Hezbollah change the tide of this conflict? From Jerusalem, ITV News World Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
16/10/23·17m 27s

Why is it so difficult to get an ADHD diagnosis?

Seven-year-old Imogen can’t understand why she gets so angry, and she’s been asking for help since she was three.That’s because she’s still waiting to find out if she has ADHD. Now, she could be waiting until 2026 to even get an assessment, let alone a diagnosis. And she’s not alone, as ITV News finds that the average wait time for a diagnosis is three years in the UK. So, what’s being done to speed up the process? ITV News Social Affairs Correspondent Stacey Foster tells Martin Stew what you need to know…
13/10/23·15m 44s

How will Israel respond to ‘unimaginable horror’ in border village?

Around the village of Kfar Aza, the Israeli army are recovering the men, women and children slaughtered in their beds by Hamas militants on Saturday morning.As identification of the bodies begins, the next decisive chapter of the war lies just one mile away, in Gaza.So, how will these unimaginable scenes playing out on screens across Israel shape what happens next?From southern Israel, John Ray tells Rageh Omaar in Jerusalem What You Need To Know…
11/10/23·14m 39s

Why did Hamas strike now? And where could the conflict go next?

After the deadliest attack on its people in more than 50 years, Israel has now hit back. A siege has been ordered on Gaza as an aerial bombardment continues, following Hamas’ shocking weekend assault by land, air and sea. So, what made this attack so different from what we’ve seen before? Why did Hamas strike now? And how did Israel get caught out so badly?From Tel Aviv, ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know…
09/10/23·17m 47s

Why Khalife’s Wandsworth prison break might not be the last

Deep in the confines of Wandsworth prison lies corruption, collusion and contamination.Critics say it’s these concerning conditions which made possible the recent alleged escape of prisoner, Daniel Khalife. And with no sign of improvement since, another security breach could happen at any moment.So, how did it get so bad? And what needs to change for Wandsworth prison to keep their inmates inside? ITV News Reporter Kaf Okpattah tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
06/10/23·13m 35s

Tortured and starving: Inside Uganda’s LGBT+ community

It’s less than four months since Uganda’s president signed a new anti-gay law, condemned by the UN as “among the worst of its kind in the world”. ITV News has since learned the people who it oppresses are being tortured, starved and forced to live on the run in their own land. So why are other nations so keen to follow Uganda’s lead? ITV News Digital Video Producer Sam Leader tells John Ray what you need to know...For more on this, head over to ITV News on TikTok to see Sam's full investigation.
04/10/23·14m 4s

The people in steroid skin hell turning to TikTok over doctors

Jack couldn’t go to the toilet, let alone shower, thanks to what started out as some eczema on his hand.He was prescribed a cream over and over again to stop the itching, but instead, was left helpless, suffering from topical steroid withdrawal – a debilitating skin condition. And the only help he could find was on TikTok, as he found many like him were also dealing with extreme reactions. So, why has the condition not been officially recognised? And what can be done about it? ITV News Digital Video Producer George Hancorn tells Faye Barker what you need to know... For more on this head over to ITV News on TikTok to see George's full investigation.
02/10/23·13m 20s

Why the Essex lorry horror hasn't halted human traffickers

It’s been four years since 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in a lorry in Essex.Yet today, thousands are still being smuggled from Vietnam to England in the hope of a better life.In making the journey, people risk everything, and exploitation is rife.So, can anything stop them? And for those who make it, do they find a better way of life? ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith tells Tom Bradby What You Need to Know… To watch Peter's exclusive report, click here:
29/09/23·19m 12s

Why Europe’s glaciers could die within decades

When you picture Spain, you probably think of sun, sea and sangria.Yet up in the Pyrenees mountains, glaciers 100,000 years old tower over the small Spanish towns.But now, as the ice gives way to climate change, will they be around for much longer?And are the glaciers of the Alps also at risk of disappearing?Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Julie Etchingham What You Ned to Know...
27/09/23·11m 31s

The homeless children statistic that shames England

Right across England, every eight minutes, a child’s life as they know it, comes crashing down.Why? Because their family is served with a no-fault eviction notice.Now, with nowhere to call home, school teachers are having to step in and effectively become their housing officers.So, why aren’t the government doing anything about it?Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
25/09/23·13m 32s

The kids leaving school because of UTIs

Lili should have started reception this September, but instead, another year of home-schooling continues, thanks to her burning urine infection.And she’s not the only one, as hundreds of children are forced to delay their education, as the NHS only treats chronic UTIs in adults.Parents left helpless, have nowhere to turn. So, why is there no specialist help out there for children? ITV News Social Affairs Correspondent Stacey Foster tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
22/09/23·12m 44s

Could Derna's disaster have been avoided?

As a wall of water washed through the Libyan city of Derna, it took everything in its path. What’s left, is a ghost town, where the number of missing exceeds the dead and overwhelms the living.Now, feelings of shock and grief give way to anger, as those who are left, demand answers. So, why did Derna’s dam fail to protect its residents? And who’s going to take responsibility? From Libya, ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy tells Lucrezia Millarini What You Ned to Know...
20/09/23·16m 34s

Has Britain reached the tail end of greyhound racing?

To some, it’s a cultural staple in British life, that’s provided entertainment and jobs for decades.To others, it's a cruel practice which kills thousands of animals every year. Greyhound racing – a sport that’s long been around in the UK, is now up for debate as campaigners hope to see it banned.So, could this be the beginning of the end for the sport? ITV News Border Journalist Barnaby Papadopulos tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
18/09/23·11m 9s

The teenagers killed by fake prescription pills

Will was just eighteen when he ordered what he believed was prescribed Valium from an online pharmacy.Instead, what had arrived in the post was an opioid twenty times stronger than fentanyl, killing him almost instantly.And yet ITV News exposed this deadly and illegal practice more than a year ago.So, why are these fake pharmacies still online today? ITV News Reporter Sam Holder and Producer Louisa Felton tell Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
15/09/23·17m 34s

What went wrong with Wilko?

From pick ‘n’ mix, to stationery and homeware, Wilko did it all.But now, after almost a century, the popular high street chain is set to disappear.After a rescue deal to save the store collapsed, thousands face redundancy.So, what went wrong? And could Wilko’s demise trigger a domino effect on our already hollowed-out high streets? ITV News Economics and Business Editor Joel Hills tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
13/09/23·17m 14s

The race to save Morocco quake survivors

As Morocco mourns, flags are flown at half mast, following the nation’s strongest earthquake in more than a century.With tremors so strong, remote villages and homes couldn’t withstand the immense pressure.Now, as Britain joins the international aid effort, the painstaking search for survivors continues. So, can Morocco ever recover to the country it once was?From Morocco, ITV News reporter Sangita Lal tells Shehab Khan what you need to know…
11/09/23·8m 31s

Could weight-loss wonder drug Wegovy end obesity?

It’s been deemed a ‘miracle drug.’ Wegovy – the new weight loss medicine, is now available on the NHS and could be a game changer for Britain’s obesity crisis.But, as the nation tries to get its hands on the drug, doctors warn it could cause a ‘genuine threat to patient safety.’ So, how does it work? And are there enough regulations in place to stop it becoming a danger?ITV News Health and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
08/09/23·11m 56s

Who's going to fix the school concrete crisis?

It’s not been the start of the school year many had hoped for.As hundreds of schools across the country realise they’re no longer safe for children – with roofs made of RAAC, that could crumble at any point.Now, pressure is mounting on the Prime Minister, after admitting lots more schools could be at risk of closure.So, could there be a return to remote learning? And why has the government been so slow to act?ITV News Investigations correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
06/09/23·15m 23s

How reliable are weather forecasts?

Have you ever felt let down by the weather? After a summer without heatwaves, we’re finally got one in Autumn.So, did forecasts go wrong or are we misinterpreting the data? Why do forecasts differ on TV and online? And what tips and tricks do forecasters have when checking the weather? ITV News weather presenter and forecaster Lucy Verasamy tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
04/09/23·10m 23s

The stolen UK phones ending up on the same Chinese street

It’s either happened to you or you’ve seen pictures of it: your phone gets grabbed out of your hand in broad daylight by thieves who speed away on mopeds.And when you track the phone it’s soon heading well away from the UK and all the way to a street in China.Well, if it has happened to you, you’re not the only one.Sam Leader fell victim to the criminals and, having dug into his phone's disappearance, tells Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt what you need to know…
01/09/23·11m 13s

Why rescuers saving migrants at sea reject 'taxi' critics

Their aim is to save lives and do no harm. But, to their critics, the rescue boats rushing to help people stranded in the Mediterranean have become a defacto taxi across the world’s most dangerous migration route. So are they solving a problem or making it worse?Emma Murphy joined them on a startling rescue mission.She tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know… You can view the extended version of Emma's report at the ITV News website here:
30/08/23·16m 19s

Why working families are living in tents

Aurora’s 11 months old and has been homeless for half of her life.Her first steps weren’t at home, but in cramped budget hotel rooms with her two brothers.And she’s just one of hundreds of thousands who don’t have a home in Britain.But with her mum in full-time work, why’s there no housing available to them? ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Faye Barker What You Need to Know...
28/08/23·16m 1s

Did Putin kill Wagner boss Prigozhin?

A Russian private jet has crashed.10 people are dead, and US President Joe Biden says it doesn’t surprise him at all. Why? Because the leader of the Wagner troops who turned on Putin, was apparently on board.So, was Putin directly to blame? And where does this chilling killing leave the Wagner group? ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
25/08/23·11m 4s

Trouble sleeping? This could be why...

Britain is exhausted.Sleep deprivation is on the rise across the UK and it’s costing the country billions.And as the cost-of-living crisis doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, more and more are struggling to get a good night’s rest.So, what’s keeping us awake? And why is the government not doing much about it?ITV News Correspondent Rachel Townsend and Dr Hugh Selsick, who leads an Insomnia Clinic at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, tell Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…To hear more on this, tune in to ITV's Tonight on Thursday 24th August at 20:30pm.
23/08/23·28m 31s

Why Hawaii’s wildfires should have been prevented

In what’s been America’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, the historic town of Lahaina in Hawaii has been reduced to little more than ash.And as the search for the dead continues, a search for answers now begins.With no evacuation warnings in place, survivors say this was not a natural disaster, but in fact a man made one. So, could this have been an avoidable tragedy? From Maui, ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
21/08/23·15m 53s

Inside the Lucy Letby trial

It was one of the biggest trials of its kind in the UK.Over the last nine months ITV News reporter Sangita Lal sat across it, less than two metres away from Lucy Letby. She watched Letby’s reactions as parents re-lived in court the worst moments of their lives. And the moment Letby broke down and sobbed during her own evidence and tried to leave the court room, right through until the day when the verdict came.So how did we get here?In this special edition of What You Need To Know, Sangita Lal takes you Inside the Lucy Letby trial.
18/08/23·20m 1s

Is it game over for musicians thanks to AI?

Imagine listening to a Taylor Swift song that hasn’t been written or even sung by the star herself.Well, now, thanks to Artificial Intelligence, this could be happening to all of your favourite artists.But, as record labels toy with deep fake music, questions over consent have been raised. So, when does a bit of fun become a real threat? And would you buy deep fake music? ITV News Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda tells Lucrezia Millarini What You Need to Know...
16/08/23·13m 46s

The Brits left botched from surgery abroad

From tummy tucks to Brazilian butt lifts, social media sells the dream of surgery and sunshine abroad. But, for those flying out for cheap cosmetic surgery, instead of a better body, they often come back with a botched job.And UK hospitals are left to fix what's gone wrong. So, how much is it costing the NHS? And how can social media influencers be stopped? ITV News journalist Lucy McDaid tells Rachel Younger what you need to know...
14/08/23·10m 22s

Disease X: Are we ready for the next pandemic?

Scientists racing to stop another global pandemic are battling a future threat which has no cure.The government’s created a new state-of-the-art vaccine facility to combat the so-called Disease X. So, have they learned the lessons from Covid? And why is climate change now a game changer? ITV News Health and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
11/08/23·13m 14s

The rebirth of Luton Town

Their rise to the Premier League has already defied football logic.Now, Luton Town are bidding to upset the odds once more.So, are they ready to compete with England’s elite? Why are they spending millions on their stadium if they’re about to move?And how could their success on the pitch transform the town itself?From ITV Anglia, journalist Andy Ward tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
09/08/23·11m 51s

Is ASDA on its way to equal pay?

Jackie says she’s worth more than just 11 pounds 11 pence an hour.Yet, her bosses at ASDA think otherwise. The supermarket pays workers in the male dominated depots more than their colleagues on the shop floor who are mainly women.This is the crux of a huge equal pay case against ASDA. And now, a leak to ITV News suggests shop floor workers like Jackie, may have just had the boost they need to help their case.So, will ASDA be left with a hefty bill? ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
07/08/23·13m 22s

Why our wildlife's getting high on cocaine

The contraceptive pill is feminising fish and crabs are unwittingly swallowing anti-depressants.And it’s thanks to unbelievable levels of untreated sewage being pumped into supposedly protected habitats, not to mention drugs like cocaine and MDMA.So, why is it happening? And can the damage be undone? ITV News Health and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
04/08/23·10m 7s

Why has ULEZ got people so riled up?

Have you heard of ULEZ?Well, if you live in the capital, it's hard to miss. It’s the Mayor of London’s controversial green policy that’s got the greenlight to clean up the air. So why are people so riled up about it? Will other cities follow suit? And why has it become a battleground for the next general election? ITV News Political Correspondent Simon Harris tells Duncan Golestani What You Need to Know…
02/08/23·12m 36s

Why is help so hard for SEN parents?

With the summer holidays here, the main problem for most parents is how to keep the kids entertained. But for others whose children have special educational needs their biggest concern is whether they’ll even have a school place in September.With thousands stuck on waiting lists, they’re running up incredible debts and desperately appealing for help. So will they get it? From ITV Anglia, Producer Neil Barbour who has been looking into the Special Educational Needs system in Britain tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
31/07/23·14m 51s

The teenage nightclub deaths tragedy that became a mystery

It was a tragedy that remains a mystery. How did 21 teenagers die in a nightclub in South Africa? At first their parents were told it was from asphyxiation, then came claims of a gas leak, a stampede, or by poisoning. So, what really happened? ITV News Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...For more on this, head to ITVX to watch the latest episode of ITV On Assignment which includes Rohit's visit to East London in South Africa:
28/07/23·15m 34s

Should direct action be stopped?

From barricading the motorway to interrupting the Grand National, Direct Action protests are fast becoming the norm in British daily life.But now, as the law closes in on protestors, will the chaos caused actually lead to any change? Or will they have to find alternative methods?And can we expect direction action’s disruption to become an ever-present part of our daily life?This is What You Need to Know…Tune into the Tonight programme on ITV to hear more on this at 20:30pm on the 27th July. Or watch it on catch up on ITVX.
26/07/23·19m 40s

Could Barbenheimer's success really save cinema?

It’s the comeback Hollywood has been longing for since the Covid pandemic - Barbenheimer has officially spun box office gold.Two very different movies Barbie and Oppenheimer have created the biggest opening weekend of 2023 so far. But, with the ongoing Hollywood strikes and mounting fears AI could change the cinema forever, is it enough to save the industry, at least for now? ITV News Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda tells Faye Barker What You Need to Know…
24/07/23·15m 17s

Can the Tories bounce back from bruising by-elections?

In a by-election bruising, Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives have suffered a double blow as both Labour and the Lib Dems overturned significant Tory majorities. And yet despite this, the PM is insisting the next general election is not a “done deal.” But is he being overly optimistic? And what else do the results reveal about the mood of our country? ITV News Elections Analyst Professor Colin Rallings and Professor Jane Green from Nuffield College tell Harry Horton what you need to know...
21/07/23·19m 50s

The Euro holiday spots hit by the record heatwave

Europe is sweltering in extreme heat, breaking temperature records around the world. So where’s getting it worst? How long could it last?And what can you do if you’re set to holiday in a heatwave hot spot? With her own travel plans set to be affected, Lucrezia Millarini finds out what you need to know from meteorologist and Anglia Weather Presenter Chris Page.Head to the ITV News website to read more heatwave analysis from Chris:
19/07/23·12m 8s

The growing threat of the party drug Ket

At around half the price of cocaine, the horse tranquilliser ketamine is proving a popular party drug in the UK.And with it has come an increase in the number of young people it’s damaging, causing irreversible bladder failure that leaves some addicts wearing nappies in bed.So are users aware of the dangers? And what can be done to stop its widespread use?Having met a young man whose life was quickly wrecked by the drug, Wales Reporter Rhys Williams tells Tom Bradby what you need to know…
17/07/23·13m 9s

What's going on with this summer's weather?

Are you feeling a bit of a chill? Or maybe you’re just a bit confused by the weather… It’s a year since Britain’s record heat of more than 40 degrees - and as we mark the anniversary this July, the weather’s not quite living up to the same temperatures. So the skies may be cloudier - but could there be another heatwave on the way?ITV News Weather Presenter Lucy Verasamy tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
14/07/23·13m 7s

Could the death of Olivia Pratt-Korbel change sentencing laws?

The death of Olivia Pratt-Korbel, the nine-year-old murdered in her own home, shocked the country. The man who shot her - Thomas Cashman - received a life sentence in court - and yet he wasn’t there to hear it.Nor to hear Olivia’s family tell the court of their utter heartbreak after her brutal death.So now they’re out to change that.ITV News Reporter Chloe Keedy tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know...
12/07/23·13m 37s

Why a bargain holiday is harder this summer

If you’re still looking to book your summer holiday expect to pay a premium and prepare for disruption.New figures for ITV News show the average price of flights is up by more than a third this year while strike action continues to affect flyers. So which destinations are seeing the highest rises? Why could Covid be to blame? And how much longer will there be chaos at the airports? Consumer Editor Chris Choi tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
10/07/23·13m 45s

Is Threads a Twitter copy and can you ever leave?

It’s been called the Twitter killer and already been downloaded by millions.But Mark Zuckerberg’s newly launched Threads app is out to reach a billion users in its bid to topple tech rival Elon Musk’s tweeting platform.So how does the app work? Are you safe to use it? And is it true that once joined you can really never leave it?Our tech-savvy Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda tells Shehab Khan what you need to know…
07/07/23·12m 22s

Why Sunak's NHS fix won't help him stay in power

The NHS is celebrating 75 years of service this week - yet Rishi Sunak might not get much more than 75 weeks to fix it.The PM’s under pressure to solve pressing problems across the public services along with the soaring cost of living.So what’s his plan and by what measures does he hope to be judged before the next election? Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know…
05/07/23·14m 58s

The worrying truth about the puppy yoga trend

It’s not hard to see why puppy yoga’s become the latest celebrity trend, with cute excitable pups crawling between the mats and over people as they go through their poses.The promoters say it’s great for mental health and benefits the dogs themselves.But the footage captured by our undercover cameras told a different story and led the RSCPA to call for the practice to be stopped. So what was so concerning? Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Sam Leader from our Social team tell you what you need to know.You can read more about the investigation and see the undercover filming here:
03/07/23·18m 8s

Who's to blame for a hosepipe ban?

Are people working from home really to blame for the latest hosepipe ban? That’s the claim of a water supplier that couldn’t keep up with demand. So where are the bans in place? Why are we as a nation so poor at storing water? And will that ever change? Health and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know…Follow this link for more information on bans in your area:
30/06/23·15m 13s

Why El Salvador's mega prison has shocked the world

In El Salvador’s new mega prison the rule of law hangs by a thread and human rights are practically non-existent.It holds 40,000 people - mostly gang members - as part of the country’s war on organised crime.But has the zero tolerance approach seen innocent victims jailed as well and what cost has returning peace to the streets come at?News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby finds out what you need to know from our US Correspondent Dan Rivers.To view Dan's report, follow this link:
28/06/23·18m 37s

Would the end of Putin be the start of something much worse?

Putin’s grip on power is loosening as cracks within his regime are starting to show.In a startling show of defiance, Russian mercenaries marched on Moscow, directly questioning his authority. Now, the unstable dictator is trying to restore some internal order. But, is the worst still to come? And could there be a greater threat in Russia than Putin himself? ITV News Europe Editor James Mates tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
26/06/23·19m 42s

How safe is our weekly food shop?

Frozen chicken fills the freezer aisles of Asda, Iceland and Lidl - but do you know exactly where it comes from?UK supermarkets are sourcing products from suppliers dosing chickens with antibiotics linked to the spread of superbugs.So, just how safe is our weekly food shop? And what’s being done about it?ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
23/06/23·16m 43s

Prince Harry wages war on the tabloids

As the hacking trial against Mirror Group Newspapers enters its sixth week, arguments over deception and unlawful information gathering continue. One case which stole the limelight, was Prince Harry’s, as he became the first senior royal in living memory to be cross-examined in court. So, how did the Duke do? And could it all pay off?From the High Court, ITV News Correspondent Rebecca Barry tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
21/06/23·15m 17s

What does Nicola Sturgeon’s arrest mean for the SNP?

After nearly a decade-long domination, cracks are starting to show in the Scottish National Party.It’s former leader, Nicola Sturgeon, was arrested over an inquiry into the party’s finances - but now, she’s insisting she’s innocent and has been released.But, has the damage already been done? And what does this mean for the future of the SNP? ITV News Scotland Correspondent Peter Smith tells Carl Dinnen what you need to know...
20/06/23·15m 27s

The downfall of Boris Johnson

The verdict is finally in.Former PM Boris Johnson has been found ‘deliberately disingenuous’ with his Partygate denials in the long-awaited Privileges Committee report.Now, he’s sparked an internal row as he tries to distract from the damning findings.So, can he ever recover? And how will Rishi Sunak clean up the mess he’s left behind for the Tories?ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
16/06/23·17m 37s

Could Donald Trump be president from prison?

It’s no surprise Donald Trump denied charges over alleged mishandling of classified documents, in what was his second court appearance in just a matter of months. And where he appears next will undoubtedly shape America’s political landscape in the run up to the 2024 presidential election… So, will it be back in the Oval Office or behind bars? From Miami, ITV News US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
14/06/23·15m 37s

What answers will the Covid inquiry bring?

Three years on, thousands of bereaved families across the UK will finally start to get the answers they deserve. The long awaited Covid inquiry will examine why Britain was so slow to respond to the pandemic and puts those who broke the rules at centre stage.So, could the British public finally be getting some closure?ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks tells Carl Dinnen what you need to know…
12/06/23·11m 10s

What's the truth on the Kakhovka dam explosion?

Amid drone attacks, rockets and tanks - flooding has become the latest weapon of warfare in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, after the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.Ukraine’s condemned it as a war crime - while Russia claims it’s Ukrainian sabotage to distract from their impending counter-offensive. So, what’s the truth? And what impact will it have on the war? From Kyiv, Ukraine, ITV News Foreign Correspondent Emma Murphy tells Julie Etchingham What You Need to Know...
09/06/23·14m 55s

The threat hanging over Man City's treble dream

Can anyone - or anything - stop Manchester City? The double winners can make it a treble with victory in Saturday’s Champions League final as they look to match Manchester United’s biggest sporting triumph - the crowning glory for a club that stood for so long in their cross-city rivals’ shadow.And yet could decisions made off the pitch ultimately spoil City’s all-conquering legacy?From ITV Granada, Reporter Jahmal Williams-Thomas tells you what you need to know…
07/06/23·17m 46s

How will falling house prices affect you?

After what's been a confusing and turbulent few years for the housing market, prices are now in a definite decline, thanks to higher mortgage rates. And they’re falling at the fastest rate in nearly 14 years. But, for many first-time buyers they’re still very much out of reach. So, how can you still climb the housing ladder? And are we on the way to a house price crash? ITV News Business and Economics Editor Joel Hills tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
05/06/23·20m 25s

Why Tennessee's drag ban is so terrifying

You may know Nashville, Tennessee, as the country music capital of the world. But now, the city has become the frontline of America’s culture war, as its drag community goes head-to-head with its surrounding bible belt.They’re fighting over the so-called Tennessee drag ban - the first ever anti-drag bill to be signed into US law. So, what’s behind the ban? And how does it shine a light on America's deep divisions? ITV News US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells Tom Bradby What You Need to Know….To watch Dan's investigation in full, catch up with the latest episode of On Assingment on ITVX
02/06/23·19m 20s

iSpoof: The UK's biggest fraud investigation

Have you heard of iSpoof?Well, it was a global multi-million fraud enterprise until the Met Police, NCA, FBI and Europol caught wind of it.The website, enables criminals to clone phone numbers of banks and then falsely prompt you to give over your security details, allowing them to steal thousands of pounds. So, what’s being done about it? And how can we be sure we know who’s calling our phones? ITV News reporter Kafui Okpattah tells ITV News Presenter Charlene White What You Need to Know...
31/05/23·8m 24s

Why Russian forces are destabilising Putin's power

They say they won’t stop until they reach Moscow. They say they’re fighting for freedom and against injustice. These are the aims of forces who are anti-Putin, but the difference is, these are Russian nationals.They’re fighting to liberate and reclaim their country from President Putin. But, are they actually helping Ukraine’s cause? And what’s the Kremlin doing about it? ITV News Russia expert Emma Burrows tells News at 10 Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know...
29/05/23·19m 17s

What next in the hunt for Madeleine McCann?

Madeline McCann was just three-years-old when she vanished from Praia da Luz, Portugal, back in 2007. Her disappearance sparked a world-wide search.Now, after sixteen years, the unsolved mystery is making headlines again as a fresh search begun in Portugal. So, could there finally be some answers? Or is this just a false lead in the search for the world's most famous missing girl? From the Algarve, ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy tells Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
26/05/23·18m 54s

Should we kill AI before it kills us?

Imagine a world where an artificially intelligent friend was available to you 24/7, organising your life admin and engaging with you in meaningful conversations. And what if the companion sounded like an old friend or loved one?Now, imagine a world where that same companion can do your job better than you and then develops a mind of its own. Well, this is the world of AI, so should we embrace it or kill it before it kills us?ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger tells ITV Senior Producer Tim Maynard What You Need to Know…If you want to hear more on this, tune in to Rachel's investigation into AI on ITV's Tonight Thursday 25th May at 8.30pm.
24/05/23·18m 13s

The loopholes kids are finding to underage vape

A third of children across the UK are being exposed to vape promotions online. Brightly coloured and sweet in flavour, it’s hard for kids to resist them.Now, schools across the country are installing vape detection units and airport-style security to curb the rise of a new generation of nicotine addicts.So, are social media companies taking enough responsibility? And why has the legislation not kept up? ITV News Reporter Sam Holder tells ITV News Presenter Duncan Golestani What You Need to Know…
22/05/23·9m 29s

Has Ukraine's spring offensive begun?

Slowly but surely, the great counterattack, that is Ukraine’s spring offensive, could be starting to unfold. On the eastern front of Ukraine, forces and artillery are beginning to build up.And more could be on their way, as Zelenksyy has just concluded his European tour to gather extra pledges of military aid from key allies.So, are the tides of war starting to turn? From Pokrovsk, just 45 miles from Bakhmut, ITV News Correspondent John Ray tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
19/05/23·10m 1s

The primary school kids branded by drugs gangs

They’re the police force dealing with the highest crime rate in England and Wales, fuelled by drugs gangs.
It may seem a tragic but familiar story, but it's now being discovered that primary school children are being recruited and even branded by the criminals.So how have things got so brutal and what are Cleveland Police doing to stop it?ITV News Tyne Tees Correspondent Rachel Bullock tells ITV News Presenter Faye Barker what you need to know...
17/05/23·19m 48s

Why are Brits working full-time still homeless?

With rents and council housing waiting lists at record highs, the desperate search for affordable accommodation continues, with many left homeless. And of those who became homeless last year, one in four households had at least one person in work.So, how does one hold down a job without a permanent roof over their heads? And what’s being done about it? ITV News Investigations Corresopndent Daniel Hewitt tells Lucrezia Millarini What You Need to Know…
15/05/23·15m 51s

Can Sunak survive the local election results?

In the Prime Minister’s first big electoral test, the local election results proved more than disappointing for his party. But with a General Election possibly 16 months away, Rishi Sunak still claims he has a route to avoid catastrophe. So, after 13 years of power, is time up for the Tories? And what do the results mean for the opposition parties? ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen tells ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana what you need to know....
12/05/23·16m 59s

Who is caring for the carers?

It's a position many of us will find ourselves in at some point in our lives - caring for a loved one.There are 10 million unpaid carers in this country, often making sacrafices at a cost to themselves. The movement to get carers more rights is now gaining pace. So, what's it like living your life for someone else? And who is caring for the carers?From ITV News Meridian, Sangeeta Bhabra brings you what you need to know....
10/05/23·19m 56s

Why drones aren't the only threat to the Kremlin

As the war continues to escalate between Russia and Ukraine, a drone attack on President Putin’s Kremlin sent shockwaves through his country. The Kremlin has now accused Ukraine of trying to kill Putin and has also blamed the United States for its involvement.But who is really responsible for this? And how much of a blow is this for Russia’s PR? ITV News Russian expert Emma Burrows tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
08/05/23·19m 29s

Your guide to King Charles' Coronation

In the first coronation ceremony the nation has witnessed in more than 70 years, this weekend, King Charles III and his wife the Queen Consort will be crowned. Hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on the capital. But to get the most out of the weekend, we want to know what exactly is happening, and how best we can celebrate. ITV News Correspondent John Ray and Specialist Producer Reshma Rumsey tell ITV News Presenter Faye Barker what you need to know...
03/05/23·18m 3s

The rise of the Rom-Con

In the last six months, more than 16 and a half million pounds has been lost to a rising phenomenon; the romance scam. Women are being duped into sending their life savings overseas to who they believe to be ‘the one.’ But with the help of hotlines, victims are soon realising that this is nothing more than a rom-con.So, why are romance scams on the rise? And what’s being done to stop it?ITV News Reporter Kelly Foran tells Faye Barker What You Need to Know…
01/05/23·13m 21s

What lengths will Brits go to battle soaring costs?

Britain is experiencing the biggest fall in living standards for 70 years.For many, life is now less about living, but more about surviving. The government says it's delivered one of the most generous Cost of Living packages in the world. But is it enough? And if not, what more can be done? ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells News at 10 Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know...Life & Debt: Stories from the Edge airs on ITV at 22.15 on Sunday 20th AprilFor further Cost of Living Advice please visit or head to if you need help.
28/04/23·21m 48s

Could Fox News' crisis sway the next US election?

You know a media giant is in trouble when they’re making their own headlines.Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News is in crisis, after paying millions of dollars to settle a defamation law suit and now its axed its biggest star. So with Joe Biden confirming his re-election bid - how could Fox’s hot mess impact the race for the White House? ITV News US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells News at 10 Anchor Tom Bradby What You Need to Know…
26/04/23·18m 17s

Why turmoil in Tunisia is fuelling a mass exodus to Italy

More than 33,000 migrants have risked their lives this year so far, as they cross the 60-mile stretch of water that spans the African coast and the Italian island of Lampedusa.Never before have such numbers made the journey so early on in the year.But as political instability and economic woes grip Tunisia, there’s no time to wait for the calmer waters that the summer brings. So, what is the Italian government doing about it? And how does this affect the boats that pitch up on the shores back here in the UK? ITV News Europe Editor James Mates tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini What You Need to Know…
24/04/23·19m 41s

The UK's first ever emergency alert test

They say it could be the sound that saves your life.For the first time ever in the UK, at 3pm this Sunday, the government will be trialling their new mobile emergency alert system. Phones right across the country will sound and vibrate all at once.So, why now has the government given this the get go? And what has been the reaction so far? ITV News Political Correspondent Harry Horton tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
21/04/23·19m 52s

Why conspiracy theorists are coming for 15-minute cities

Imagine everything you need just 15 minutes from your doorstep. Well, it could be coming to a city near you. 15-minute-cities are the talk of the town. They’ve opened the doors to untruths buried deep within communities and given conspiracy theories a whole new platform. So, how do they actually work? And should we be genuinely concerned about them? ITV News Digital Video Producer George Hancorn brings you what you need to know...
19/04/23·10m 51s

Why Sunak can't resolve the nurses' strikes

The fight goes on for nurses right across the country, after The Royal College of Nursing voted to reject the government’s latest pay offer.Now, the union has warned that industrial action could last until Christmas, unless they receive an improved pay deal.But the government says it’s put forward its final and full offer.So, what action is next on the agenda? And could the government be willing to budge? ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
17/04/23·23m 18s

Is Russia cracking down or starting to crack?

In new moves to double down on war, Moscow is bringing in fresh laws which will make it almost impossible for Russians to dodge conscription.So what does this reveal about the Kremlin's state of play and how else is Vladimir Putin cracking down as the war in Ukraine goes on?Our resident Russia expert Emma Burrows tells Tom Bradby what you need to know.
14/04/23·18m 46s

The magic of Skomer Island

Just off the coast of South Wales lies one of the most protected parts of the UK, which is home to a record breaking population of seabirds.Skomer Island, has become a sanctuary for our seabird population.But with bird flu wiping out the rest of the UK’s wildlife, how safe are they? And how long can Skomer Island remain a safe haven? ITV News Wales Correspondent Rhys Williams, who has just returned from Skomer Island, tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
12/04/23·9m 34s

Why Andrew Tate's left Muslims divided

"MashAllah brother tate" was just one of the messages of support for self-proclaimed misogynist, Andrew Tate.As a newly converted Muslim, Tate had spent his first Ramadan behind bars, over alleged charges of rape and human trafficking – both of which he denies. So, how have the Muslim community reacted to his conversion? And what does this mean for his fanbase?ITV News Digital Video Producer Zahra Errami brings you What You Need to Know...
10/04/23·14m 10s

Unearthing the Nazi occupation on British soil

Ask anyone about the time British people were under Nazi control on their own land and it sounds like you're rewriting history.And yet for five years during the second world war, it actually happened. And yet it's a story barely taught in schools or widely known.But now an exhibition has brought new light to the horrors carried out by the Nazi occupiers on British soil. ITV News Journalist Fred Dimbleby brings you What You Need to Know....
07/04/23·13m 27s

Why private companies are profiting from the homeless

An exclusive ITV News Investigation has revealed that some private landlords are making millions of pounds from councils housing people in appalling conditions.Homeless families have been forced into shocking accommodation run by private companies due to a shortage of housing from local authorities.What’s left are families surrounded by mould, damp and broken windows. So, how can these families be saved? And what are the government doing about it? ITV News Investigations correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know... Produced by Anna Georgevic
05/04/23·16m 20s

How safe are we in the hands of Britain's firefighters?

An ongoing ITV News investigation has laid bare the culture of misogyny, harassment and criminal behaviour that exists within the UK’s fire services.Now, in a watershed moment, The Fire Inspectorate has confirmed that these ugly truths are taking place within every single fire service across the country.So, is this just the tip of the iceberg? And how safe are we in the hands of Britain's firefighters? ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand who has been investigating this ongoing issue tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
03/04/23·21m 27s

Britain's shocking imprisonment of autistic adults

A year and a half later, Sarah is still waiting for her son, Josh, to come back home.She’s just one of thousands of parents whose children with a learning disability or autism are being detained in inpatient hospitals, with not much chance of escape.Now, the government is set to miss yet another target of reducing the numbers of such people in hospitals by 50%.So, how can a system so broke be fixed once and for all? ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith and ITV News Producer Reshma Rumsey who have been investigating this issue since The Winterbourne View abuse scandal in 2011, tell ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know... Produced by Anna Georgevic
31/03/23·21m 56s

What happens next if Donald Trump is indicted?

Donald Trump’s indictment could be just around the corner, as the former US President faces possible charges for paying ‘hush money’ to adult film star, Stormy Daniels.But in a blitz to deter his criminal investigations, Trump has lambasted prosecutors, whilst he rallies support for his 2024 presidential campaign.So, could this be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump? And where will it leave the 2024 elections?ITV News US Correspondent Dan Rivers tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
29/03/23·16m 31s

Why democracy is at stake in Macron’s France

As the streets of Paris continue to be set alight, more than a million French citizens are taking to the streets to protest against President Macron.His proposed reforms to the country’s pension system have triggered an uproar so violent, that even King Charles is no longer welcome.With the royal state visit being postponed, deep disappointment on both sides of the channel lingers. So how much longer will the chaos continue? And is there any chance of reconciliation for this symbolic state visit? ITV News Correspondent Lucy Watson, who is in Paris, tells ITV News Presenter Faye Barker what you need to know… Produced by Anna Georgevic
27/03/23·9m 51s

Why schools across the country could be at risk of collapsing with no warning at all

Tens of thousands of children across the country are attending schools with roofs that could collapse at any point.The pressure is mounting for ministers to reveal which schools have been built with the concrete RAAC, which has a lifespan of just 30 years and could crumble with no warning at all.So how can we be sure we’re sending our children to safe schools? And what are the government doing about it? ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells ITV News Presenter Faye Barker what you need to know...
24/03/23·12m 0s

Can Boris survive after gruelling Partygate grilling?

Boris Johnson has always insisted he was unaware Downing Street’s boozy lockdown parties had breached his own guidance and rules.For more than three hours MPs put that to the test. So what were the telling exchanges? Did his answers stand up to scrutiny? And has he done enough to save his political career?ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand tells ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale what you need to know...
22/03/23·24m 25s

IS runaway believes Shamima Begum deserves redemption

Do you think ISIS recruits like Shamima Begum deserve a second chance?Well, former IS member Tareena Shakil who also fled Britain to join the Islamic State in Syria, was later allowed to return home to the UK, unlike Shamima.Tareena Shakil, was the first woman to be prosecuted in the UK for joining a terror group. She was sentenced to six years behind bars after running away to Syria with her child, when she was 24. So why did Tareena deserve another shot? And how does Tareena’s case differ from Shamima’s?And ultimately, how do we as a society learn to trust those formerly associated with terror groups? ITV News Digital Video Producer Amani Ibrahimi brings you What You Need to Know…. Produced by Anna Georgevic
20/03/23·11m 43s

Six months on from the death of Mahsa Amini

Six months on since her death, Mahsa Amini remains a symbol of resistance and a hero for women’s rights campaigners in Iran.The 22-year-old’s death in police custody sparked the country’s largest protests in years.Thousands have now been arrested, hundreds killed, and several are facing the death penalty in the face of government resistance.So, are the protests leading to any real change? And is there an end in sight? ITV News Correspondent Lucy Watson tells ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
17/03/23·12m 43s

Will impartiality ever be achievable at the BBC?

The Match of the Day fiasco certainly opened a pandora’s box for The BBC.The broadcaster’s coverage collapsed over the weekend after pundits, presenters and contributors refused to work.And although the dust seems to have now settled for Gary Lineker, as he returns to our screens this weekend, what’s left is a broadcaster stuck in an increasingly partisan age with one goal in mind, to remain impartial.But will impartiality ever be achievable at The BBC? And just how much trouble are they in?ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
15/03/23·18m 46s

Will Britain's Spring Budget give Carbon Capture the green light?

With the world aiming to hit net zero by 2050, the UK is expected to make green energy a big driver in this week’s Spring Budget.Campaigners are calling for energy companies to capture as much carbon as they release.But against a backdrop of soaring energy prices and a cost of living crisis that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, will the upcoming government support stop short of enforcing a compulsory take back obligation?ITV News Health and Science Correspondent Martin Stew tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
13/03/23·16m 52s

The debate around the popular party drug laughing gas

You may have heard a lot about the popular party drug nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. Recently, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to ban it. But here in the UK, a review for the government has stopped short of recommending a laughing gas ban.So why has this drug become so popular now? And will the ban in the Netherlands actually stop young people from using it? ITV News Social Affairs Correspondent Sarah Corker tells ITV News Presenter Faye Barker what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
10/03/23·15m 55s

Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is hanging by a thread

The gulf between the Israeli government and Palestinian Authority has rarely been wider than it is now.The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is hanging by a thread with not a single party in the incumbent coalition backing a two-state solution.Meanwhile, the UK and other European countries have condemned the rising violence in the West Bank in a plea to restore peace.So, can Netanyahu restrain the far-right zealots who he once empowered?And can the Palestinian Authority prevent Hamas from going on the offensive? ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
08/03/23·21m 12s

Why Antarctica’s sea ice hitting a record low matters for us all

In another clear sign of global warming, an uncertain future lies ahead for Antarctica, as sea ice has reached a record low.But it’s not just Antarctica the world should be concerned about, as the accelerating melt of sea ice across all polar regions is widely impacting the globe.So, is this the beginning of the end? And what does it mean for us here in the UK?ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn who is in Svalbard, tells ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
06/03/23·12m 24s

What does Sturgeon's resignation mean for Scottish independence?

It’s now been two weeks since Scotland’s longest serving and first female First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon resigned.There is no doubt that she changed the shape and legacy of the Scottish National Party.But the question on everyone’s lips is why did she resign if Scottish independence is on the way? And what do we know about the candidates competing to replace her? ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know... Produced by Anna Georgevic
03/03/23·29m 1s

Everything you need to know about Cuckooing

Have you heard of Cuckooing?It’s thought to be on the rise across the UK and is the forced taking-over of someone’s home in order to use it as a cover for drugs operations. Charities are now campaigning for it to become a recognised criminal offence in the forthcoming modern slavery bill.So why has there been such a rise in the phenomenon? And what’s being done to stop it? ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...Produced by Anna Georgevic
01/03/23·14m 25s

Why crumbling NHS hospitals are risking patient safety

Leaks, collapsing floors, holes in the ceiling and even raw sewage.These are the scenes you will find in the sorry state of England’s NHS hospitals. With patient safety increasingly at risk and entire wards having been forced to shut down, doctors are fearing something catastrophic could happen. So, how much longer can these buildings bear the brunt? And what can be done to stop our hospitals crumbling? ITV News Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt who has been looking into the shocking structural failures at NHS hospitals across the country, brings you what you need to know...
27/02/23·15m 23s

Behind the scenes of Russia's information war

Vladimir Putin’s missteps may have left him a long way from victory in Ukraine, but when it comes to the information war at home, his action was swift and decisive - wiping out independent media and crushing his opponents.So what’s life like now for Russians who were either forced to flee or remain silently behind?ITV News, News Editor, Emma Burrows speaks with two Russian journalists who bring you what you need to know on Russia’s information war. Emma is joined by Ekaterina Kotrikadze, the lead presenter for the independent Russian TV channel, Dozhd, and Anastasia Tenisheva, a journalist for the Moscow Times.Presenter - @EJ_BurrowsProducer - Anna Georgevic
24/02/23·19m 39s

How Russia's war lies have won hearts and minds

When Russians woke up to the news their country had invaded Ukraine on 24th February last year, there was shock, fear, even protests across the country.A year on, it’s hard to witness any public dissent against Vladimir Putin’s war.So why do so many Russians now believe the war in Ukraine is worth all of their sacrifices?In the second of three special episodes to mark the anniversary of the conflict, ITV News's News Editor Emma Burrows brings you what you need to know…
22/02/23·18m 17s

How much longer can Ukraine resist Putin's forces?

The 24th February 2023 marks a year since Ukraine was invaded by Russia. The scale and sheer brutality has shocked the world. And after a year has passed, there is still no real end in sight. Ukraine has witnessed at least 30,000 civilian deaths and seen some 100,000 soldiers killed or wounded in action. So, how has the country changed and can it ever go back to what it once was? And what lies ahead for the families who have lost loved ones?Having reported on the Ukraine crisis for the past 12 months and having spent many weeks on the ground, ITV News Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...Produced by Anna GeorgevicLife and War: Ukraine a Year On will air on ITV1 at 9pm Thursday 23rd February 2023.
20/02/23·19m 26s

The powerless victims of deepfake porn

Have you had your picture taken recently? Or do you have a beloved family photo? Well, imagine your face being cut out from that very picture and placed on someone else’s body. Now, imagine that image of your face on someone else’s body who’s having sex on a porn site - that’s what makes deepfake porn. So, how exactly does it work? And what is being done to stop it? ITV News Digital Video Producer Sam Leader who has been investigating this worrying development, tells you What You Need to Know... Produced by Anna Georgevic
17/02/23·11m 6s

Why are junior doctors on the brink?

NHS pressures aren’t just impacting patients' physical health, they’re affecting doctors’ mental health too.In a survey carried out exclusively for ITV News, 91% of junior doctors say their work is worsening their mental wellbeing.And as they're currently being balloted for better working conditions in England, the pressure is mounting. So, what can be done to improve the conditions? And how can the NHS stop junior doctors from leaving the profession? ITV News reporter Martin Stew tells ITV News presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know..
15/02/23·16m 25s

Why was the Turkey-Syria earthquake so deadly?

One week on, the death toll continues to rise from the Turkey and Syrian earthquakes. Rescue efforts are underway but with over 30,000 people dead, hope is starting to dwindle. Now, those who managed to escape are returning to their devastated homes to salvage anything they can. So, what has the response been like? And just how many more deaths can we expect to come? ITV News reporter Peter Smith who is on the ground in Turkey tells ITV News Presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
13/02/23·16m 0s

The Islamic regime kidnapped my father

A kidnapped man awaits execution in Iran, one of dozens on the country’s death row right now.And all because his plane took an unexpected landing in Dubai nearly three years ago. Now, his daughter’s doing everything she can to save his life.So what was his crime? And what does it tell us about how far Iran will go to silence its critics? ITV News Digital Video Producer Amani Ibrahimi who has been following the Iran protests closely, tells you what you need to know about the case of Jamshid Sharmahd.
10/02/23·12m 23s

Is Britain in for a spring of discontent?

It started out as an autumn of discontent last year. But as the NHS, postal workers, rail staff, teachers and more continue gather on the picket line, there seems to be no end in sight. Terrified by the state of their industries, thousands are walking out over pay and staffing.So, how are the government responding? And just how long is this going to go on for? ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells ITV News presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
08/02/23·14m 59s

What does ChatGPT mean for the future of education?

Have you heard of the latest AI robot that’s revolutionising the education system?It’s called ChatGPT and is simultaneously becoming every student's dream and every teacher's nightmare. The software has already managed to pass an MBA exam, secure job offers and create business plans.So, how much of a threat does it pose to our curiculum? And what does it mean for the future of teaching?ITV News correspondent Martin Stew tells ITV News Investigations correspondent Daniel Hewitt what you need to know...
06/02/23·13m 6s

Why Western tanks cannot come soon enough for Ukraine

After nearly a year of combat for Ukraine, the tanks promised by the West cannot come soon enough.For President Zelenskyy, keeping up the pace of allies’ support is crucial with aging equipment now battered and bruised.So, why is the West taking so long to deliver? And what kind of difference will the tanks make against Russia's spring offensive? ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen tells ITV News presenter Tom Bradby what you need to know...
03/02/23·14m 57s

DNP: The deadliest chemical you've never heard of

DNP, found in some diet pills, has caused at least 33 deaths in the UK so far. Now, the slimming aid, has been classified as poison and banned by the Home Office.But concerns still loom over the drug’s availability online.So, why are people so drawn to this drug? And will the new ban be enough to stop those from taking it? ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini talks to ITV News reporter Stacey Foster and the father of Bethany Shipsey, Douglas Shipsey, to find out what you need to know about the lethal drug, DNP.
01/02/23·11m 38s

The Killamarsh murders: Where did it all go so wrong?

They should have been better protected. A pregnant mother, her two children and their young friend all brutally killed by Damien Bendall.Now, a review has exposed a litany of missed opportunities leading up to the murders in the Derbyshire village of Killamarsh. So how did probation officers get it so wrong? And is anything being done to stop a case like this happening again?ITV News Midlands correspondent Ben Chapman and regional news editor Jade Liversidge tell Faye Barker what you need to know...
30/01/23·10m 23s

Why Holocaust testimony matters now more than ever

Every year, the 27th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day. A day dedicated to the remembrance of those who perished in the Holocaust. Now, with survivors dying out, it’s more important than ever to hear their testimony. In this episode, ITV News reporter Sam Holder is joined by a rather unusual and unique pair, Noemie Lopian, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors and Derek Niemann, the grandson of an SS officer. They share their stories and explain why this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is more important than ever before.This is What You Need to Know…
27/01/23·11m 28s

The rise and threat of Andrew Tate

A misogynist, a cult leader, the pinnacle of masculinity, or an actual God. These are the labels which have described social media star, Andrew Tate. So who actually is he? How has he gained so much public attention? And why has his influence on young men been deemed so dangerous? This is What You Need to Know…
25/01/23·10m 16s

Why is the cold becoming a silent killer this winter?

Over the pandemic and since, the NHS has recorded a higher number of deaths than usual for this time of year. In part due to Covid, but exclusive analysis reveals that an even more sinister trigger is living without heating in our homes. In trying to keep their bills down, many are risking losing their lives. So how many Brits are dying due to the cold? And what can be done to bring the numbers down?This is what you need to know...
23/01/23·12m 35s

The fallout from China's major Covid U-turn

For the last three years, the Chinese government has been boasting about its zero-Covid policy. But now, with the government abandoning its restrictions, the country has been left in chaos as hospitals are full and queues at crematoriums mount.So why the abrupt change? What’s behind the government’s sudden switch in policy? And what has this meant for a population exceeding 1.4 billion?This is What You Need to Know..
20/01/23·12m 52s

What we know about the Idaho student murders

In a case which has gripped the US and shocked the world, the investigation into the Idaho university murders continues.Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were all stabbed to death on November 13th last year.The suspect, Bryan Kohberger, has been identified, but still, there is no apparent motive and so many unanswered questions – with one in particular, why? This is what you need to know…
18/01/23·10m 11s

Where does Pope Benedict's death leave the Catholic church?

In what was a historic moment for the Catholic church, the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI marked the first time a sitting Pope has presided over another in hundreds of years. Pope Francis laid to rest Pope Benedict XVI as people from around the world flocked to the Vatican to pay tribute to the ex-pontiff. But what kind of legacy will Pope Benedict leave behind? And where does this leave the Catholic Church in modern day society? The Tablet's Christopher Lamb tells ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham what you need to know...
16/01/23·13m 59s

Why new partygate revelations still matter now

Boris Johnson privately joking about unsocially distanced parties, shock inside Number 10 when he denied all knowledge of them in public, and Downing St staff shredding evidence.Those are just a few of the fresh revelations aired in a new ITV News podcast, Partygate: The Inside Story, that lifts the lid even further on one of our era's biggest scandals. So why does it all still matter?UK Editor Paul Brand tells Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana what you need to know...You can hear the full series on the ITV News website: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: on every other leading podcast platform.
13/01/23·14m 42s

Where now for UK space travel after Virgin's launch fail?

What links Richard Branson, the Rolling Stones and space travel? The answer was meant to lie in the British skies in an attempt to make UK space history this week. Yet things quickly did not go to plan. So what was Virgin Orbit's mission? Why did it fail? And what does it mean for the future of UK space travel? ITV News' Martin Stew tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know...
11/01/23·11m 59s

Why is the NHS in such a crisis?

The NHS is not in crisis and is getting the funding it needs - so says the government. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine claims ministers are in denial. So how bad are things in the health service? Why is it under such pressure? And how is it affecting emergency care? ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan tells Faye Barker what you need to know...
09/01/23·11m 23s

Will Europe’s abnormal winter warmth become the norm?

A new year has brought new record temperatures across the continent as frost-hardened Europeans bask in some unexpected sunshine.For this year at least it’s meant skiers are now donning hiking boots and shorts on slopes without any snow.But is this a blip or will these abnormal highs now become the norm? And if so, what’s the lasting impact of the warm winter weather?From the picturesque French Alps, our correspondent Rupert Evelyn tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know…
05/01/23·14m 46s

What we learned in 2022 and what's next in 2023?

Three British prime ministers, the end of a Royal era, war in Europe and economic crisis.It’s far to say 2022 has been eventful - and seen almost constant political turmoil.So how do we reflect on it now? What lessons can be learnt from it? And what challenges lie ahead in 2023?In a special bumper festive edition of the quick-briefing podcast, Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen bring you what you need to know…
28/12/22·29m 32s

Has Vladimir Putin sparked his own downfall?

While Covid-19 ravaged Russia, Vladimir Putin bunkered down outside Moscow, plotting his next big move.The result was to wage war in Ukraine.But, in doing so, did this increasingly isolated - some may say paranoid - leader also spark his own downfall?Our resident Russia specialist Emma Burrows tells News at Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know…
23/12/22·19m 59s

Strep A: How to spot it and what to do next

Strep A is most commonly a mild infection, but at its worst it’s deadly, claiming the lives of more than a dozen children this winter. So what exactly is it? What are the symptoms to look out for? And are concerns raised over the UK’s supply of antibiotics justified? Health Editor Emily Morgan tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
19/12/22·11m 17s

Why the World Cup will change after Messi v Mbappe final

A World Cup that started with so much controversy is ending with a mouth-watering final showdown between Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Kylian Mbappe’s France. So has the Qatar tournament won over its critics? What next for England and Gareth Southgate? And why is the World Cup as we know it about to radically change? In a final quick-briefing from Doha, Sports Editor Steve Scott tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
15/12/22·15m 22s

What help for almost a million facing Xmas eviction?

The countdown to Christmas has started yet imagine among the cards dropping through your door came a letter demanding you leave your home within weeks.That’s the brutal news that could be delivered to almost a million people across England this winter.So can anything be done to help them?We sent our Investigations Correspondent Daniel Hewitt to find out.He tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
09/12/22·12m 57s

Will free speech be the death of Elon Musk's Twitter?

Since Elon Musk became the self-proclaimed Chief Twit the company he bought for $44 billion ($35.7 billion) has rarely been out of the headlines.

A free speech absolutist, Mr Musk announced: "The bird is free."But ITV News has new evidence suggesting hate speech on the platform has risen at an alarming rate since the purchase.So
 is this a new beginning or the beginning of the end for Twitter?From our Washington bureau, ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger and Producer Fred Dimbleby bring you what you need to know…
05/12/22·12m 48s

Is Qatar living up to its World Cup promises?

After all the controversies before it kicked off, when it comes to the football, the Qatar World Cup has undoubtedly delivered on the pitch so far - unless, perhaps, you’re a Welsh fan heading home.So have the thrilling matches overshadowed the widely reported problems off the field?Or is Qatar living up to its promise that all the world was welcome?From Doha, Sports Editor Steve Scott and Reporter Chloe Keedy tell Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
01/12/22·15m 9s

Could a jet murder trial trigger justice for Putin’s war crimes?

It was a passenger plane shot out of the sky over conflict in Ukraine in 2014.Eight years on, three men have finally been convicted of murdering the 298 people on board Flight MH17. But they didn’t fire the weapon and none is likely to ever serve jail time.So, for the families of the victims, has justice really been done?Having attended the verdicts at the courtroom next to the runway just outside Amsterdam, ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
23/11/22·14m 18s

Is this the end of the road for Donald Trump?

He’s out to make America great again!Donald Trump has thrown his MAGA hat into the ring for 2024.But has his movement lost its momentum? Do the recent midterms prove election deniers don’t win office? And who - besides Joe Biden - stands in his way of the White House?From Washington, Robert Moore tells ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham what you need to know….
18/11/22·18m 36s

Your debt questions answered in a cost of living Q&A

Inflation is soaring. The cost of living is punishing. And with it comes ever-increasing debt.

Across the UK, millions of households are running well into the red to cover their absolute essentials.

So what help is out there? What immediate steps can people take? And what happens if you simply can’t pay?
In a Q&A special, Richard Lane, an expert from the debt charity Step Change, tells Daniel Hewitt what you need to know.For more guidance and to see Daniel's latest reports, head to our Cost Of Living Advice page:
If you have fallen into debt you can get help at
15/11/22·16m 37s

How will Qatar's controversial World Cup play out?

There’s never been a World Cup like it: a Middle Eastern nation hosting football’s biggest prize during a Northern Hemisphere winter.And there’s never been a World Cup so divisive, before a ball is even kicked in Qatar.So why is it so controversial? How will the fan experience differ from previous tournaments? And what's expected of England and Wales on the pitch?Before heading out to Doha, Sports Editor Steve Scott and Reporter Chloe Keedy tell ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
10/11/22·15m 48s

Will Putin's bleak winter gamble pay off?

History tells us winter plays a critical role in warfare, with freezing conditions helping to stop everyone from Napoleon to Hitler in their tracks.Yet Vladimir Putin hopes this winter will make the key breakthrough for his Russian forces in the war in Ukraine.So will his tactics work or come back to bite him?Our resident Russian expert Emma Burrows tells News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know.
02/11/22·16m 6s

The election deniers out to win office at US midterms

If you think British politics is in a bleak place at the moment, save a thought for America.Still reeling from the traumas and aftershocks of the last election, their democracy now seems even more imperilled as the nation heads to the midterm polls.So could vengeful Trump supporters still crying foul really rig future votes?Robert Moore has been on a big trip to find out. In this episode, he tells Tom Bradby what you need to know.You can view Robert's Exposure documentary America: The War Within online at the ITV Hub.Follow this link for more details on the programme:
24/10/22·19m 43s

The real life consequences of the cost of living crisis

Britain’s economic mess means an uncertain future for Liz Truss for sure.But nothing compared to the uncertainty for those hit hardest by the soaring cost of living.So what sacrifices are they making? And what life-changing decisions are they facing?We sent one of our top investigative reporters to find out and his report was startling.Daniel Hewitt tells News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know.You can also watch Daniels' powerful report here:
19/10/22·19m 41s

Why women are dying for their freedom in Iran

For weeks now, women in Iran have been protesting for their rights after the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been in police custody.But what actually happened and what is it they’re fighting for?Amani Ibrahimi speaks to a woman in Iran, who tells you what you need to know about being a female under the regime right now.
17/10/22·13m 45s

The UK economic crisis explained in under 15 minutes

You don’t need a degree in economics to know the UK economy is in a pretty bad place at the moment.But you do need to know a fair bit about numbers to understand why, and what needs to be done about it.Fortunately, we have our own expert on hand to bring you up to speed in just 15 minutes.Inspired by his wife's own demand for understanding, Business and Economics Editor Joel Hills tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know.This episode was recorded prior to the sacking of Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor.
13/10/22·13m 12s

Why answers remain so hard to find in schoolgirl tragedy

It’s every parent’s nightmare: your child goes off on a school trip abroad and never comes home again.It became the tragic reality for Tony and Brenda Lawson when their daughter Jessica drowned in southern France in 2015.Now a French court has decided her teachers were not to blame.So why did the ruling take seven years and where does it leave her family’s search for answers?Ian Woods, recently returned from the trial in the Central Massif region in southern France, tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
07/10/22·19m 38s

How damaged is Truss after her nightmare conference?

MPs at war, a major u-turn and her key speech hit by protesters; it’s hard to imagine a worse first party conference for a prime minister.So where does Liz Truss go from here? How damaging could the new battles over benefits get?And could her days really, already, be numbered?Political Editor Robert Peston tells Romilly Weeks what you need to know at the end of a quite extraordinary Conservative Party Conference.
05/10/22·17m 22s

How will Truss explain the economic mess to her party faithful?

Liz Truss pledged to kick start the UK economy.Instead her chancellor’s tax-slashing measures have seen it get an absolute kicking, with a plummeting pound, a major bailout by the Bank and a fresh mortgage crisis.So as she prepares to face the wrath of the people who put her in power, will the threat of electoral disaster force her to change plans?From Westminster, Political Correspondent Libby Wiener tells Shehab Khan what you need to know…
30/09/22·12m 35s

Can Labour profit from the Tory economic woes?

The government has lost control of the economy.So says Sir Keir Starmer.So what’s he proposing to do to regain control?And after his big pitch to be prime minister at party conference, has he done enough to convince voters outside the party faithful to put their trust in Labour at the next election?From the Labour conference in Liverpool, Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tells Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen what you need to know, before she puts the burning questions of the day to the Labour leader.
28/09/22·19m 15s

Why the new chancellor's tax cuts are so risky

The biggest swathe of tax cuts in 50 years is the new government’s bold first step to solving Britain’s economic crisis.It backfired back in 1972 - so why is the new chancellor so confident history won’t repeat itself?And what could happen if he’s wrong?From Westminster, our Political Reporter Shehab Khan tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
23/09/22·10m 28s

How genuine is Putin’s ‘no bluff’ nuclear threat?

After Ukraine's startling counteroffensive in the war with Russia we now have an emphatic response from the Kremlin.Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two and threatened nuclear retaliation, insisting: “I’m not bluffing.”So is he or not? And how will the West react?
Tom Bradby finds out what you need to know from John Ray, our correspondent in Ukraine and only a few miles from the Russia border, and our resident Russia expert Emma Burrows.
21/09/22·16m 36s

The key moments from the final goodbye to the Queen

Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham guide you through the key events as the Royal Family, members of the British public and leaders of the world gathered to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II at her State Funeral.This special podcast condenses the key moments, along with reaction and expert analysis, across ITV News's extended broadcast during the most historic of days.It begins with Royal Editor Chris Ship's reflections on the outpouring of grief for Her Majesty outside Buckingham Palace and takes listeners all the way through to the final public ceremony where the Queen's coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault of St George's Chapel.
19/09/22·25m 17s

The Queen’s final journey from Buckingham Palace

The Queen has been handed to the care of the nation for a period of lying in state. In a symbol of family unity, Prince William and Prince Harry walked side by side behind the Queen's coffin as it left Buckingham Palace. Along with King Charles and other members of the Royal Family, they processed to Westminster Hall where the Queen will lie in state until Monday.In this podcast, ITV News' Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham take you through the key moments of Wednesday's procession to Westminster Hall.Thousands of people have taken their spots in the queue as they prepare to pay their last respects to the Queen. People could be waiting for more than 30 hours in the line that has the capacity to stretch back 10 miles.
14/09/22·22m 24s

In full: King Charles III's speech plus analysis

King Charles III has paid tribute to his "darling mama" and praised her as an "inspiration" and "example to me and all my family" in his first address to the nation.This podcast replays the speech in full, before Tom Bradby gets instant analysis from our Royal Editor Chris Ship.The new monarch confirmed his son the Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall would inherit his former title of the Prince of Wales.The King, who acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his 96-year-old mother in Balmoral on Thursday, got a very warm welcome from the crowd gathered outside the royal residency for the first time earlier in the day.
09/09/22·11m 31s

What happens next as the nation mourns the Queen?

The nation has begun a period of mourning to mark the death of Her Majesty The Queen at 96.Tom Bradby leads special coverage to bring you what you need to know on the events ahead and the tributes being paid to the late monarch.The podcast tracks the movement of the royals, outlines the stages of mourning and the changes to public life as King Charles III assumes the throne.
09/09/22·28m 17s

The moment the Queen's death was announced

Mary Nightingale announces the confirmation from Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has died.In a statement, the palace said: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."In this special podcast, Mary, Royal Editor Chris Ship and our range of analysts and experts bring you what you need to know about the day's events.
08/09/22·22m 46s

The latest on the Queen's health as family head to Balmoral

The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said.All four of her children, along with grandsons William and Harry, have travelled to be with her in Scotland.In this special briefing helmed by Mary Nightingale, Royal Editor Chris Ship, Political Editor Robert Peston and Scotland Correspondent Peter Smith bring you what you need to know with.
08/09/22·13m 46s

How will Truss govern Britain? And how will it be different to Johnson?

Britain's new prime minister has a lot of challenges ahead.The first minor one was avoided on a rain-hit day in London as Liz Truss succeeded in delivering her first key speech in front of the famous black door rather than inside Number 10.So what were the key messages from her inaugural address as PM? How will she govern differently from Boris Johnson? And how will her address have been heard around the world?From Downing Street, News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby and our top team of analysts bring you what you need to know…
06/09/22·19m 43s

The Race For No. 10: How will history judge Boris Johnson?

The votes are in, an announcement is imminent and unless Rishi Sunak delivers a seismic political shock Liz Truss will be confirmed as Britain's next prime minister on Monday.So what do we know about her plans for office? What are the biggest problems Boris Johnson’s left in the inbox?And how will history judge the outgoing PM?Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tells Royal Editor Chris Ship what you need to know…
02/09/22·19m 55s

What the UK can learn from Europe's response to the energy crisis

Millions of households and businesses across Britain are feeling the pressure of inflated prices and soaring energy costs.So while we wait for a new PM to act - how are the leading nations in Europe reacting to the crisis compounded by Russia’s war in Ukraine? And what lessons can our next leader learn from them?From Munich, Europe Editor James Mates tells Tom Bradby what you need to know...
31/08/22·18m 35s

When will Russia's stalemate in Ukraine end?

Russia has bombarded Ukraine for six months now and the cost is painfully clear: Thousands of lives ended, a nation in ruins, dire food crises in Africa and a global energy crisis that affects us all.So what is Vladimir Putin’s plan from here? And how long can Ukraine and the west resist?News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby puts those questions to our Senior International Correspondent John Irvine, who's stationed in Ukraine, and our resident Russia expert Emma Burrows.This is what you need to know…
28/08/22·19m 17s

The Race For No. 10: Will Liz have a role for Rishi in Team Truss?

Every opinion poll says The Race For Number 10 is a foregone conclusion, but do they match the feeling on the ground at the party hustings?Having tracked Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak around the country, Political Correspondents Daniel Hewitt and Carl Dinnen share some insights which suggest things may not be quite as clear cut as the polls seem. So are the undecideds being underrated in this contest?Carl also identities the possible issues which could offer Rishi Sunak a last ditch boost.But - assuming Liz Truss does remain on course for power - both turn their attentions to the hypothetical impact of her victory. Who would she likely be hiring in her first Cabinet and what will Rishi Sunak do after defeat? Could Liz even offer him a place in Team Truss?This is what you need to know...
25/08/22·11m 45s

Why even jail may not stop Trump's 2024 bid

To say Donald Trump faces a few challenges at the moment is something of an understatement.Legal turmoil over his business affairs, criminal probes over the Capitol riots and the FBI’s unprecedented raid on his Mar-a-Lago home to name just a few.So how is he still sounding so bullish? Why do his enemies keep stalling? And could he really run again in 2024?In this podcast, ITV Correspondent Robert Moore tells Tom Bradby what you need to know, including why even a jail sentence may not stop the former president from mounting another challenge for the White House.
22/08/22·19m 49s

The Race For No 10: Will Truss change her tune in power?

In only a few weeks Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be leading the response to Britain's economic crisis.They’ve both promised to slash taxes to win Tory member votes but haven’t explained how they'll slash spending.So how realistic are the pledges once one of them wins the keys to Downing Street's most famous door?From the heart of Westminster, Shehab Khan and Libby Wiener bring you what you need to know about The Race For Number 10…
18/08/22·17m 14s

Why rain won't solve Britain's drought problem

Drought has officially been declared across large parts of England after the driest first half of the year in almost half a century.So what does that actually mean in practice? Why are we so short of water? And what can people do to cope?ITV News Weather Presenter Alex Beresford tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know...
12/08/22·16m 29s

The Race For No.10: Rishi Sunak gets a grilling

Rishi Sunak wants to be prime minister but he has work to do if he's going to convince Tory members.So how is the Race For Number 10's underdog going to persuade them to back him and not Liz Truss?Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt sat down with him in Newcastle to get the answers in this exclusive interview.So will the former chancellor be specific on what he'll offer voters to help with the cost of living? How is he going to tackle the crises in the NHS? Has he spoken to Boris Johnson since quitting the Cabinet? And how will he cope with losing should members pick Liz Truss?This is what you need to know...
09/08/22·18m 17s

The Race For No.10: Do their recession responses add up?

The UK is heading for a long deep recession with grim predictions by the Bank of England of soaring costs across the board.The dreadful forecast 
places huge pressure on the next prime minister to do more to not just improve the lives of millions, but do all they can to protect them.So how does this increased economic threat affect the two candidates fighting in The Race For Number 10? Will they now change course? What's been their response so far? And do their projections really add up?Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana and Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt tell you what you need to know...
05/08/22·18m 26s

What are the consequences of the al-Qaeda leader’s killing?

Ayman al-Zawahiri helped Osama bin Laden plan the 9/11 attacks and was among America’s most wanted men - until the US tracked the al-Qaeda leader to a safe house in Kabul and took him out with a drone strike.So what could be the repercussions of his death? And more than two decades on from the attacks on the Twin Towers where does the terror group sit now among the world’s biggest threats?Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
03/08/22·11m 23s

Will Putin's gas war with Europe ultimately backfire?

From gas to grain, the impact of the Russian war in Ukraine goes well beyond the brutal bombardment of its neighbour’s cities and towns - and affects us all.So how is Russia waging supply wars with the West? What impact are cuts already having?And what effect could Vladimir Putin’s changing aims in Ukraine have once summer’s over and winter really starts to bite?ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen and News Editor Emma Burrows bring you what you need to know...You can get on the warning from Money Saving Expert's Martin Lewis of "catastrophic" energy prices rises in January here:
29/07/22·19m 22s

The Race For No.10: Can Sunak U-turn things around?

Rishi Sunak appears to have it all to do if he's going to win over the Tory Party members and become Britain's next prime minister.So from key policy U-turns to his toned-down debate style, can he turn things around? Has Liz Truss defied expectations over her presentation skills? And why are both candidates seen by some Tories to be doing Labour's future campaigning for them?Our top political podcasters Daniel Hewitt and Anushka Asthana bring you what you need to know about The Race For Number 10...
27/07/22·18m 48s

The Race For No.10: Can Sunak stop the runaway Truss?

11 started. Nine have fallen. Two remain. But only one will be our next prime minister.The latest polling of Tory members suggests it’ll be Liz Truss. So how’s Rishi Sunak going to persuade them otherwise?
And can the new frontrunner survive more public scrutiny than she’s ever faced before?Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda braves the political spotlight to put those questions to Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen to bring you what you need to know about the race for number 10…
22/07/22·15m 26s

The Race For No.10: Is Starmer the biggest winner?

The next prime minister will definitely be a Conservative - but is the biggest winner in this race Sir Keir Starmer? It certainly looks like the Labour leader will have been watching the blue-on-blue attacks in the Conservative leadership race with glee and noted down some of the many attacks flying around.So where have those brutal blows and media briefings left the current contest? What damage have they done to the Conservative party? And - despite all that - why might the Tories still have reasons to be cheerful as they close in on their final two candidates?Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt calls Political Editor Robert Peston, out on the dog walk, to discuss all of the above as they bring you what you need to know about The Race For Number 10.
19/07/22·19m 55s

The Race For No.10: Bitter briefings and Truss issues

The weather in Britain has been scorching and the Tory leadership race is undoubtedly heating up as the five remaining candidates battle for a place in the final two.Rishi Sunak and Penny Mourdant are out in front, followed narrowly by Liz Truss. So is it two from those three? Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat hope not.So who's briefing against who? How nasty are the attacks getting? And why are some Tory MPs hiding in cupboards?After a busy week in Westminster, our dynamic political podcast duo Daniel Hewitt and Anushka Asthana tell you what you need to know in The Race For Number 10...
16/07/22·17m 17s

Can Britain cope in 40C heat?

Britain is baking right now - and for the first time in our history 40C heat is projected to hit these shores.It’s not a definite but even the sheer possibility has got meteorologists hot under the collar.So what’s the impact of that kind of blistering heat? What measures are being taken to protect people? And what can you do to cope?ITV Weather presenter Lucy Verasamy tells Faye Barker what you need to know…
14/07/22·10m 7s

The Race For No.10: Are attacks on Sunak helping him?

The UK will have a new prime minister by September - giving Tory MPs and party members up to seven weeks to select the replacement for Boris Johnson. So is it this going to shape into a battle between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak or could an alternative upset the current favourites? Are the emerging attacks on the former chancellor justified? And why are the leadership hopefuls so keen to talk tax and so reluctant to cover certain other issues?Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana bring you what you need to know in the race for Number 10.
12/07/22·19m 14s

The Race For No.10: Who's in it to win it?

After weeks of speculation about whether Boris Johnson will survive, now comes weeks of speculation over who will replace him.The Conservative Party is about to elect its fourth leader in six years. Whoever wins, will become the next prime minister. And right now, the contest looks wide open.With their ear to the ground for all key developments, private tweets and Westminster gossip, Daniel Hewitt, Anushka Asthana and Shehab Khan bring you what you need to know about the race for Number 10.
08/07/22·18m 51s

Who might replace Boris? And why's he gone now?

***This episode was recorded before reports of Boris Johnson's resignation emerged***A wave of resignations rocked Boris Johnson’s government - and yet the prime minister remained in office and vowed to fight on. He has now bowed to pressure and will resign.So why did the Chris Pincher issue prove so damaging compared to previous scandals? And who’s primed to replace him?Amid the flurry of resignations and before the PM announced his exit, ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen and Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tell you what you need to know in this special emergency podcast from Downing Street...
06/07/22·16m 18s

Why Putin is blamed for east Africa's hunger crisis

The Horn of Africa’s facing its worst ever hunger crisis. And many are blaming Russia's invasion of Ukraine. So why is war in Europe proving so catastrophic for millions living 3,000 miles away?And why aren't more African leaders blaming Vladimir Putin?Having gone to east Africa to find out, ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar tells you what you need to know…
05/07/22·12m 0s

How much longer can Russia wage war in Ukraine?

When Russian tanks rolled over the border back in February some predicted Ukraine would be toppled in a matter of days - particularly in the Kremlin. How wrong they were. With key targets missed, more than 100 days passed and no end in sight in this grinding, gruelling conflict: just how long is Russia willing to wage its grim war?ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen and News Editor Emma Burrows - who have travelled through Russia together to report on the conflict - tell you what you need to know...
30/06/22·17m 12s

What's next after America overturns Roe v Wade?

In the latest episode, ITV News Political Reporter Shehab Khan and US correspondent Emma Murphy discuss what comes next for the US after its highest court scrapped the constitutional right to abortion.Does it mean abortion is now illegal? Could other rights be rolled back? And what happens if a woman wants an abortion, but the state she lives in has outlawed it?Here's what you need to know.
27/06/22·14m 20s

How bad could strike action get this summer?

ITV News Economics Editor Joel Hills and Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen come together on the week’s second day of rail strikes, where once again workers called for better pay and conditions. Carl and Joel give you a sense of where it'll all go in the next few months, as there are concerns the UK could experience a repeat of the late 1970s' 'winter of discontent', when over 2,000 strikes erupted across the country.Is Britain set for a modern day, summer equivalent?
23/06/22·14m 1s

America's in crisis - so what's being done about it?

America is at a point of reckoning after two of its most shocking recent attacks.One gave us images we thought we’d never see - the Capitol riots on January 6 2021 - the other tragic scenes that are all too familiar - children left massacred by a gunman in their own classroom.So after all the talk and condemnation - what chance of action or change?From Washington DC - the city where he filmed the now historic and award-winning footage of last year's Capitol Building riots - ITV Correspondent Robert Moore tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
21/06/22·14m 36s

Heatwave special: Are we set for a scorching summer?

The first long burst of summer sunshine has hit Britain.So are we set for wave upon wave of heatwaves this year? How high could temperatures get? And how does it fit in with the extreme heat being seen across the globe?ITV weather presenter Lucy Verasamy tells Faye Barker what you need to know about our changing weather patterns and unpredictable seasons - plus why we're more likely to see snow at Easter than Christmas.
17/06/22·10m 42s

Have the Rwanda asylum plans stalled upon takeoff?

Seven asylum seekers were about to be sent more than 4,000 miles away to Rwanda, before an 11th hour court decision meant they could get off a plane that was minutes from departing.The government was determined to press ahead with its controversial plan but an intervention from the European Court of Human Rights has put that on hold.So what is the Rwanda plan, why is it struggling to fly, and what will the government do next?In this episode of What You Need to Know, UK Editor Paul Brand speaks to Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks from the Rwandan capital Kigali.
15/06/22·17m 20s

Emily Bridges speaks out over sport's trans debate

Few have ever seen her compete, and yet trans cyclist Emily Bridges is now one of the most talked about athletes in Britain.She’s at the centre of a polarising, and too often toxic, debate on transitioning that sport is struggling to reconcile.The one voice missing has been hers - until now.In this exclusive conversation for What You Need To Know, Emily sits down with ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott to tell her side of the story.
10/06/22·19m 11s

Why the worst is still to come for 'wounded' PM

Boris Johnson says his backing by Tory MPs was "convincing" with 59% coming out in support of their elected leader in his hour of need.But the PM's critics point out both John Major and Theresa May got more support when they faced confidence votes in 1995 and 2018. And we all know how their reigns ended.So are the PM’s days effectively numbered? Or can he survive to face the ultimate vote of confidence at the next election?Political Editor Robert Peston tells Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana what you need to know…
07/06/22·16m 44s

What future challenges do the royals face?

Pageants, parades, street parties and a pop concert will celebrate the Queen’s historic 70 year span on the throne.Happy and glorious it may be - but will we ever see the likes of it again?And what big challenges lie ahead for the royals in the next few years?From outside Buckingham Palace, Royal Editor Chris Ship tells Mary Nightingale what you need to know about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, why public support for the royals may be waning amid all the flag waving, and the impact negative press has had on the family in recent years.
02/06/22·19m 59s

Should Prince Andrew be given forgiveness?

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told ITV News that Prince Andrew is seeking to “make amends” having settled his sexual abuse lawsuit and we must “learn to be a more open and forgiving society”.The Most Revd Justin Welby was questioned in an interview with News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby about whether the upcoming Jubilee celebrations offer the public the opportunity to unite and forgive the Duke of York, who has always denied any wrong doing.Speaking on all things royal ahead of the Platinum events, he also addressed how history will judge the Queen as he paid tribute to her long reign as monarch and compared the nation she first led in 1952 to the present day.And the Archbishop cited his favourite passages from the Bible as he touched on the reported dispute between William and Harry, before addressing whether the royals should lead apologies for the sins of the British Empire.You can read more and watch excerpts from the interview at the ITV News website:
31/05/22·21m 20s

Monkeypox in the UK: How worried should we be?

Dozens of cases of monkeypox have been confirmed across the UK, a number that is expected to keep on rising.So what are the signs to look out for? How is it transmitted? Could it be deadly? And can it be stopped?Health Editor Emily Morgan urges calm as she tells Carl Dinnen what you need to know.
28/05/22·11m 10s

Has the PM 'got away with it' over damning parties report?

From wine stains on the walls and drunken altercations to failures of leadership and judgement - the Downing Street parties report is in and it's damning.Boris Johnson says he's humbled by civil servant Sue Gray's findings, but is he? People think he's got away with it, but has he?From the ITV News Westminster studios, UK Editor Paul Brand and Political Editor Robert Peston tell Carl Dinnen what you need to know.
25/05/22·17m 45s

The impact of Britain's first openly gay footballer in decades

For several decades no male professional footballer in England dare do it.Now it has taken a 17-year-old to accept national if not global attention into his life by declaring a simple personal truth: he’s gay.So why did it take this long? What difference could Jake Daniels' declaration make? And can football really be inclusive when the World Cup is hosted where homosexuality remains illegal?Sports Editor Steve Scott tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know…
23/05/22·12m 56s

Why Mariupol is Ukraine's Dunkirk and where the war goes next

In 1940 we had Dunkirk. In 2022 the people of Ukrainian have Mariupol - a symbol of defiance in defeat that has fired their belief in winning the war with Russia.But how did a few hundred fighters hold out surrounding forces 100 times stronger for so long?And - now it's effectively over - what does the near-apocalyptic siege on the port city’s steelworks tell us about the way this war is going? And what are the next key battlegrounds?From Ukraine, ITV News Correspondent John Ray tells News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know.
20/05/22·13m 57s

How Ukraine's 'butchers and bakers' are defying Russian invaders

From Kiev to Kharkiv and now stalling across the Donbas, it’s fair to say Vladimir Putin’s war is not going to plan.So how are the Ukrainians continuing to defy the Russian invaders? How much longer could they hold out? And could they even win?Senior International Correspondent John Irvine recently ventured to the very brink of the frontline to see Ukrainian and western-delivered weaponry in action.Now back in Tel Aviv, he tells News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know...You can see John's frontline report here:
18/05/22·17m 17s

The DNA clues changing the way we treat cancer

Cancer patients are hailing a new data frontier in medicine that is helping to improve their treatment options and extend lives.And it’s all based around the clues that lie in you and your family’s DNA.Science Editor Deborah Cohen tells Faye Barker what you need to know.
16/05/22·13m 49s

The children's hospice crisis that state funding can't solve

The families of young children with life-limiting conditions wouldn't put a price on the care they receive at hospices.But providing that crucial support is getting harder and harder at hospices in England because of a staff crisis almost twice as severe as the NHS.Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been reporting on hospices for years after seeing how they eased his mother's pain before she died.In this episode, he tells ITV News presenter Faye Barker what you need to know about the impact of this crisis, addressing the commons misconceptions of hospices and how they are funded and why increases to wages in the NHS causes them such problems.You can watch Daniel's latest report on the crisis here:
13/05/22·13m 59s

Why Sinn Féin's win puts the IRA in 'the dustbin'

As seismic moments go in Northern Ireland’s history, Sinn Féin earning the right to hold the post of first minister is right up there.So what does their election success mean for power sharing in the short term?And what now is the long-term chance of a united Ireland and an end to the United Kingdom?Esteemed author, journalist and filmmaker Eamonn Mallie tells News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby - who served as ITV's Ireland correspondent during the historic moments of the mid-nineties - what you need to know, including why the election results consign the IRA to "the dustbin".
11/05/22·16m 50s

What Russians really think of the war in Ukraine

Every May Russia holds victory parades to honour the Soviets who fought against the Nazis.But this year why are families of soldiers recently killed in Ukraine still so supportive of Vladimir Putin’s war against their neighbour?And what is state TV not telling them?

Having travelled from the streets of Moscow to putin's rural heartland, ITV News News Editor Emma Burrows tells you what you need to know.Emma travelled to Russia alongside Political Reporter Carl Dinnen.You can read more from her and see Carl's reports here: here:
09/05/22·13m 55s

Who’s most damaged: Boris or beer Starmer?

The Tories have lost control in Westminster - for now just the city council - but what does that defeat and other local election shocks mean for Boris Johnson?Is Keir Starmer right to hail Labour’s gains as a turning point for the party or will he be sunk by the latest beergate developments?And what impact could the local results have on a Lib Dem revival and the result of next election overall?In this special ITV News podcast on the 2022 local elections, Political Editor Robert Peston and ITV News Election Analyst Professor Colin Rallings tell Tom Bradby what you need to know…
06/05/22·26m 34s

Why the cost of living crisis will only get worse

UK inflation is at its highest in decades, with energy, food and fuel prices all soaring - triggering yet another likely rise in interest rates.So how did we get into this cost of living crisis? How much worse could it get? And will it ever end?Business Editor Joel Hills and Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana tell News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know.
04/05/22·19m 58s

Prisoners stuck in jail over a law axed a decade ago

ITV News has discovered hundreds of people remain stuck in prison today, under a law abolished a decade ago.They include an inmate convicted after stealing a cigarette who is still in jail 16 years later - while a 32-year-old man has never returned home after getting two years for stealing a bike at 17.Northern Reporter Sangita Lal, who reported on this exclusive and extraordinary story, tells ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt what you need to know.You can also see Sangita's report at the ITV News website: episode includes references to suicides and attempted suicides. If you are affected by anything heard in the conversation, you can visit the Samaritans website at or call them on 116 123 for free support.
02/05/22·14m 30s

Could the divisive Rwanda migration policy be stopped?

The Archbishop of Canterbury says it goes against God - Boris Johnson says it’s the morally right thing to do.So why has the UK’s plan to send thousands of migrants off to Rwanda proved so divisive?And could it still be stopped?Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana - who has the inside track on disagreements in the Home Office - and Political Reporter Shehab Khan - who has telling reactions from Rwandans having visited the budget facilities in Kigali - tell News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know.
29/04/22·19m 59s

Why China won't end its zero-Covid strategy

Life in lockdown may seem a distant memory in the UK - but deserted streets and empty supermarket shelves are a daily reality right now in China.So, amid rising anger at regular mass testing, quarantine centres dubbed 'Covid prison' and total restriction on movements, is the country’s hardline zero-Covid strategy finally at breaking point?Asia Correspondent Debi Edward tells News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know...
27/04/22·13m 50s

The future of boosters and pandemic threats

It was just two years ago that Oxford University researchers first trialled the vaccine that would change the way the world has fought coronavirus.But with the battle ongoing - where do they think we stand now?Is enough being done to prepare the UK and the world for future Covid threats?And what might the next generation of booster vaccines look like? Oxford Vaccine Group director Professor Andrew Pollard, who was the chief investigator of the breakthrough vaccine trial two years ago, tells Science Editor Deborah Cohen what you need to know.
25/04/22·15m 49s

How threatened is the PM by new partygate probe?

MPs have approved the plan to open an investigation into whether Boris Johnson misled the House over the infamous lockdown parties.So where does this now leave a prime minister who insists he won’t resign amid cries of a constitutional crisis?Political Editor Robert Peston tells Tom Bradby what you need to know as he reflects on some astonishing scenes in the House of Commons.In a typically forensic discussion, Robert evaluates the chances of Johnson holding onto power and the obstacles ahead for him, before identifying the Tory MP he sees as a dark horse among the PM's potential replacements.
21/04/22·19m 49s

Has Putin learned from his mistakes in Ukraine?

The battle for the Donbas has begun in the war in Ukraine so how is Russia hoping to take an eastern region that stretches for 300 miles.After the humiliation of failing to capture the surrounded capital of Kyiv, has Vladimir Putin learned from his mistakes as he begins the second phase of the invasion?Can Ukraine’s army continue to defy expectations and hold off the Russian forces?And how vital is Western support to their efforts?As he prepares to head east from Kyiv to track the unfolding battle, Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt what you need to know.
20/04/22·14m 50s

Could Putin be convicted of war crimes in Ukraine?

News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby speaks to Europe Editor James Mates and US Correspondent Robert Moore about their experience of reporting on war crimes committed in Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo. The veteran journalists discuss what lessons can be learned from those conflicts when considering whether Vladimir Putin or his Russian troops could be convicted of war crimes in Ukraine.It comes amid claims that Russia used chemical weapons in an assault on the besieged city of Mariupol.
12/04/22·30m 58s

The questions over the NHS's new Covid wonder drug

They are the pills that the NHS believes could help us leave the pandemic behind.Drugs designed to protect the most vulnerable when they catch Covid and cut hospitalisations and deaths by almost 90%!But, as their rollout begins, why isn't everybody cheering?Science Editor Deborah Cohen tells ITV News presenter Faye Barker what you need to know.We also share the updated list of Covid symptoms and the new guidance on isolating if you or a loved one gets the virus.
08/04/22·15m 23s

Why are US and China so divided on Ukraine?

America calls Vladimir Putin a war criminal, while China still won’t admit Russia’s even invaded Ukraine. So why does the war in Europe look so different to those in power in Washington and Beijing?And what do the conflicting actions of the superpowers tell us about the prospect of a new world order?Asia Correspondent Debi Edward in Beijing and US Correspondent Emma Murphy in Washington DC tell News at Ten Anchor Tom Bradby what you need to know in this special podcast.Plus, what does China's nuanced reaction to Ukraine tell us about its long-desired aims to attack and take over Taiwan.
06/04/22·22m 37s

The loving Afghan parents offering to sell their children

"Nothing I have ever seen has been quite so shocking as loving parents prepared to see their children go to a fate unknown because they have no other choice."In this special first-person account, John Ray reflects on the shocking moment of utter desperation he found deep in the heart of Kabul earlier this year as Afghanistan sinks into the grip of a humanitarian crisis.Having reported in the country alongside British troops during two decades of Western occupation, John gives a sober and often distressing update on the fate of the nation following the withdrawal of American forces last year.And he recounts the previously unfathomable experience of sitting down to interview an armed member of the Taliban to question him on their promise to recognise the rights of the country's women.
04/04/22·15m 32s

April's key price rises and how to deal with them

Inflation and taxes are on the rise, wages are on the slide - and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.So what are April’s main price rises? And what help is on hand to deal with them?In this Cost of Living crisis special, Consumer Editor Chris Choi explains why things have got so desperate before guiding Faye Barker through all of April’s main price rises to give you what you need to know.And he outlines why it's so vital for people to actively engage with the price rises in order to cope.
01/04/22·16m 22s

Partygate fines: Paul Brand tells Tom Bradby what you need to know

Having delivered scoop after scoop on the Downing Street pandemic parties, UK Editor Paul Brand gives News at Ten Anchor Tom Bradby his expert analysis on the big new twist in the Partygate scandal.What now after the first wave of fines have been issued by the Met Police? Do they prove Boris Johnson knowingly misled Parliament and will he be forced to resign if he too is found to have broken the law?Paul tells Tom what you need to know before weighing up the potential ramifications when the full Sue Gray investigation is published.Will the public mood remain one of fury at the Partygate bashes or will people with no real lasting pain from the pandemic lockdowns will be willing to forgive and forget?
30/03/22·19m 45s

The reality of reporting on the frontline of the war in Ukraine

In this special first-person account, ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reflects on his experiences reporting on the first few weeks of the Russian invasion in Ukraine.Dan shares what it was like to broadcast on the eve of war before lying awake all night as the invasion started and, within hours, the events that led him to the very frontline of the conflict.He describes witnessing the devastating aftermath as cities and towns were destroyed and people left sifting through the rubble for loved ones and their possessions and the emotional toll of seeing such horrors.Recorded back in the UK before he set off to return to the conflict, Dan also addresses the power of the images he has shared with the world after a series of his tweets capturing moments of Ukrainian defiance went viral.
28/03/22·15m 46s

Uncovering Britain's housing shame: The inside story of our award-winning investigation

“It’s not just the most angry I’ve been as a journalist, it’s probably the most angry I’ve been as a human being.”
ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt had no idea when viewing the home horrors in a family's cramped south London flat at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic that it would be his first steps in uncovering a national scandal.In this special podcast he tells Lucrezia Millarini how his year-long investigation into Britain’s completely unlivable social housing has given voice to silenced tenants across the country, brought housing bosses in front of MPs, forced the government into a u-turn apology and triggered change across the industry.Daniel has been crowned Specialist Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society for his work in an investigation team that included Imogen Barrer, Sophie Alexander and Sarah O'Connell.To see more of the investigation, head to:
25/03/22·19m 56s

Sunak's Spring Statement: The key points and your questions answered

As the cost of living soars, ITV Evening News presenter Mary Nightingale delivers this special podcast on Rishi Sunak's attempt to help people facing the squeeze.We hear the key policies delivered by the chancellor in his Spring Statement in the House of Commons, along with the literary-referencing rebuttal from shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves.Then Consumer Editor Chris Choi and Social Affairs Correspondent Sarah Corker are on hand to answer our Evening News audience's key questions on how the chancellor's changes will affect them.For more of your questions answered on the Spring Statement head to this page:
23/03/22·10m 30s

The humanity at the heart of Ukraine's refugee crisis and what the UK's doing to help

What’s it like on the frontline on the biggest refugee crisis to hit Europe since the Second World War? And, with millions of Ukrainians now displaced across the continent, what’s the UK doing to help?Having returned from reporting on the crisis in Lviv, ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks tells Faye Barker what you need to know.Romilly shares the heartbreak and the hope she found as tens of thousands of fleeing Ukrainians passed through the city's train station and the posters that symbolised the remarkable defiance of the nation amidst the Russian threat.She also addresses why the UK government has been slower than our European neighbours to allow Ukrainian refugees in and identifies the aid items that are most in need in the war-torn country.Head to the ITV News website to watch Romilly's remarkable report in full:
18/03/22·19m 32s

Why Putin's Ukraine gamble has gone so wrong and the potential for peace

Is a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine realistic? Why has Russia's advance into Ukraine been so faltering? And has Vladimir Putin's invasion been a massive miscalculation?News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby finds out what you need to know from Europe Editor James Mates.In the episode they talk through the power structure of the Kremlin, the impact of the Western sanctions on Russia, what it will take for Vladimir Putin to reverse his invasion - and what might happen if he doesn't.
16/03/22·23m 29s

Can we survive without Russian gas and oil? And how will war affect the cost of living?

Can the UK survive without Russia’s oil and gas? When will the sanctions on Russia really start to bite? And how will the crisis affect your everyday living costs?ITV News Political Reporter Shehab Khan finds out what you need to know from our Business and Economics Editor Joel Hills and Consumer Editor Chris Choi.In the episode, Joel addresses the tricky exodus of global brands and companies from Russia and the unusual statements some household names are putting out to justify staying.Chris identifies the products which will now be in far smaller supply in the UK following the invasion and outlines why the UK's commitment to a greener future has been seriously compromised by the ongoing conflict.And Joel also explains why the sanctions that forced Roman Abramovich to relocate his yacht are nothing compared to the financial crisis that will soon hit impoverished Russians.
14/03/22·19m 0s

Who are the Brits trying to fight in Ukraine and could they do more harm than good?

Who are the untrained Brits who have defied official advice to head to Ukraine? What’ll happen to them if and when they come home? And could they end up doing more harm than good?UK Editor Paul Brand has been filming with people who have travelled from the UK to the Polish border to volunteer to defend Ukraine and in this episode tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know about their good intentions but obvious limitations as fighters.Paul explains why the consequences of defying official advice not to travel may be very different for AWOL soldiers to the civilians who have headed over to fight and also why their presence on the frontline may ultimately inadvertently play into Russia's hands.
11/03/22·13m 37s

Why is the war affecting fuel prices? Your questions on Ukraine answered

Where are we at in the war? What are the rules for British civilians who want to fight? Why is the war affecting fuel prices? And are Western sanctions actually targeting the right Russians?
We asked our TikTok audience for their key questions on the war in Ukraine and they delivered.In this episode Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana and International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar talk through the answers to give you what you need to know.You can subscribe to our TikTok channel at
09/03/22·19m 54s

How far will Putin go and what can the West do to stop him?

Is talk of World War Three far-fetched or factual after Russia's actions in Ukraine? What - if anything - can the West to stop Vladimir Putin? And what are the ramifications for the world order?In this special episode, News At Ten Anchor Tom Bradby is joined by ITV News Correspondent Robert Moore, ITN’s former man in Moscow and the reigning Journalist of the Year, to explore Putin's paranoid playbook and what it means for the rest of the world.Robert explains why things will only get worse in Ukraine, the limits of Nato's powers to prevent the devastation and why the unfolding conflict will bring about the death of two nations.
04/03/22·17m 52s

Rohit Kachroo on filming in the middle of a firefight with Russian snipers

What’s it like on the frontline of war in Ukraine?From Kyiv, Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know, including the dramatic moment he found himself filming in the middle of a firefight involving Russian snipers.Rohit also describes his experiences of reporting from the underground bunkers as the city battles to hold back Vladimir Putin’s forces - and also trips to the local supermarket with some elements of regular life still continuing amid the chaos.And he explains why the UK is getting "only praise" from the people he has met in the Ukrainian capital.
03/03/22·16m 56s

Has Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine?

Claims of war crimes have been labelled against Russia in Ukraine. Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky says civilians were deliberately targeted during the massive bombardment of the second-largest city Kharkiv and the International Criminal Court is looking to launch its own investigation into the allegations. So what evidence is emerging on this?Our Europe Editor James Mates updates ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain in the latest edition of What You Need To Know as he reports on the growing threat in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.We also hear from Correspondent Lucy Watson, who is in Poland reporting on the mass exodus of refugees from Ukraine, and from our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt in Westminster on how Britain is ramping up pressure on Vladimir Putin.
01/03/22·20m 35s

Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and can Putin be stopped?

Why is Russia attacking Ukraine? Can anything be done to stop Vladimir Putin? And just how far could the conflict go?In this special emergency podcast, our team of experts from around the world tell ITV News presenter Nina Hossain what you need to know as they assess the ramifications of Russia's military assault on its neighbour.From the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, our Europe Editor James Mates describes how the conflict started and where it is heading in the early hours. Our Correspondent Neil Connery in Moscow explains why Vladimir Putin's aggression is "22 years in the making", before US Correspondent Emma Murphy outlines from Washington the potential response led by President Biden and the regrets at the first attempt to prevent Russia crossing the Ukrainian border.International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar then explains why the Putin world view is so different from the West and why the shockwaves from this overnight attack and the sanctions on Russian money will be felt right across the UK.
24/02/22·15m 20s

Covid rules end - but is this the right time to do it?

Is this the right time to relax Covid restrictions? Will a lack of testing weaken our attempts to track new variants? And how much will a lateral flow cost you come April?Health Editor Emily Morgan and our new Science Editor Deborah Cohen deliver the answers as they join ITV News presenter Faye Barker to analyse the government’s Living With Covid plan for England.So how much of a gamble is dropping restrictions? Why are health care staff concerned by the end of free mass testing? And does it matter that the four home nations are still not united when it comes to Covid rules?Listen to this speedy briefing to find out what you need to know.
24/02/22·19m 48s

What are the latest Covid travel rules and what does it mean for hopes of holidays abroad to hotspots like Spain?

This week Faye is joined by Deputy Editor of Which? Travel, Naomi Leach, to talk all things travel - and how Brits can get abroad this year for their holidays.Naomi gives us tips on where best to find advice, what the guidance is in the most popular destinations (including Spain), and what families can do to make travel as stress-free as possible during the school holidays.We also hear from 'Jess' who tells us how her family's holiday to Mallorca at Easter is now on ice after her single-vaccinated 12-year-old daughter caught Covid, just a day before she was due to get her second jab.
03/02/22·16m 59s

Will the lifting of Covid restrictions have an impact on the NHS - and how do staff feel about it?

Are frontlines workers in the NHS worried about the lifting of Covid restrictions, when the health service still faces the challenge of winter pressures? When it comes to patients, are they getting the care where and when they need it? In this episode Faye Barker speaks to ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan to find out what you need to know.
27/01/22·16m 46s

Will we need to learn to live with Omicron and what does a future with Covid look like?

Is it now finally the time that we just learn to live with Covid? With moves to ease off on restrictions and talk of an “endemic”- is this really the beginning of the end of the pandemic? If so, can we ever live our lives the same again, or has our behaviour changed forever? In this episode ITV News Presenter Faye Barker speaks to psychologist Dr Nilufar Ahmed, a Lecturer in Social Sciences at Bristol University, and also to Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia. They give us some hints of what a future with Covid may look like.
14/01/22·22m 58s

What does the Omicron surge mean for the new school term in January?

Can we keep our schools open in January or does the surge of Omicron signal more disruption for children and their families? In this episode, ITV News Presenter and Reporter Faye Barker talks to Dr David Strain, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, to find out if we can send our children back to school with confidence.He tells us what we need to know, discusses how Omicron may be more dangerous for children and how delaying the start of the new school term in 2022 may benefit us all.Stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus news, information and advice at
22/12/21·18m 44s

Booster jabs: How much protection do they give? Your questions answered

The booster programme in the UK is being accelerated, but how much protection do the vaccines give?In this episode, regular podcast guest Dr Sarah Jarvis and Interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Dr Thomas Waite join ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain to answer your questions about the latest changes.Among the questions this episode: Will schoolchildren be given booster jabs? Is the vaccine safe for pregnant women? And what to do if you’re immunosuppressed.Stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus news, information and advice at
14/12/21·11m 47s

No10 Christmas party: Inside story of ITV News scoop on leaked video and the fallout

UK Editor Paul Brand and Political Editor Robert Peston discuss with Mary Nightingale how ITV News broke the story of No10 staff laughing about a Covid-rule-breaking party in Downing Street last Christmas.Paul, who obtained the leaked video, reveals the process of breaking the story, while Robert discusses the backlash.Remember to like, subscribe, and rate us five stars.
09/12/21·28m 9s

Covid: How do you keep safe this Christmas?

Are we facing a nightmare before Christmas? Is Covid going to crush our plans once again, thanks to the new Omicron variant of the virus? Or can we find ways to enjoy the festive season safely with our friends and family?
In this episode ITV News presenter and reporter Faye Barker speaks to psychotherapist Noel McDermott to help us navigate some of the anxieties around this festive season, as we face a second Christmas with Covid.
06/12/21·26m 47s

Could rising cases in Europe affect the UK?

Why are Coronavirus restrictions being ramped up in parts of Europe and how concerned should we be here in the UK about the rise in cases elsewhere?Is there a chance that measures like mandatory vaccines for everyone and even further lockdowns could be considered in the UK, or is all of that behind us?In this episode ITV News’s Faye Barker talks to Prof Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to find out what you need to know.
23/11/21·21m 29s

Compulsory vaccines for NHS staff - what impact could it have?

Covid-19 vaccines will be mandatory for frontline NHS workers in England from Spring - but could the decision cause staff to leave?The vast majority of NHS workers in England have been double-jabbed but around 100,000 remain unvaccinated.
In this episode, ITV News Presenter and reporter Faye Barker speaks to Health Editor Emily Morgan about the government’s stricter measures and if compulsory vaccines will see NHS workers leave their posts. 
Plus, we look at a new covid nasal spray being trialled at Oxford University that could be more effective than jabs.
09/11/21·18m 34s

UK Covid cases are rising again - how worried should we be?

Why are cases of coronavirus in the UK so high right now, and how worried should we be? Why do so many other countries have lower case numbers, and would the government’s 'Plan B' of restrictions in England - including a return to wearing facemasks and working from home - make a significant difference alongside vaccines?In this episode, ITV News Presenter and reporter Faye Barker speaks to Ravi Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at Cambridge University, who is also on New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group.
22/10/21·15m 11s

Will 'no jab no job' become the reality - and is it legal?

Will no jab no job really become the reality?Could the UK follow America’s biggest firms in demanding fully vaccinated staff?And what can and can’t bosses do to employees who refuse to be jabbed?ITV News presenter and reporter Faye Barker speaks to HR expert Kate Palmer to find out what you need to know.
01/10/21·14m 7s

How divided are parents on jabs for 12 to 15 year olds?

How have parents responded to vaccines being given to 12 to 15 year olds? What guidance is available for parents and children worried about the jabs? And what happens if a child wants to overrule their parents?ITV News presenter and reporter Faye Barker is joined by Kerry-Jane Packman from the charity Parentkind to answer all those key questions.Kerry-Jane explains why parents are clearly split on the issue of vaccines for teenagers and why mental health has risen to become the number one concern for those raising schoolchildren during the pandemic.Plus she spotlights the one big positive that has arisen from such a tough time in education.
24/09/21·15m 5s

Why are the Covid care heroes so unhappy about the new £12bn social care tax?

Health and social care is set to get a funding boost of £12 billion a year. So what does it mean for taxpayers? Is it enough to solve the NHS's pandemic backlog? And why are many carers so unhappy about it?ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini is joined by UK Editor Paul Brand to answer all those key questions and simplify the many complicated issues surrounding care funding.We also hear from a frontline carer left angry and upset as she attempts to support her 98-year-old patient, who is left grieving her twin sister.And Paul explains why the carers who were clapped for during the pandemic now fear their hopes of getting more support for themselves may now have passed for many years to come.
09/09/21·19m 54s

How can crowded events be made Covid-safe?

How much is the summer festival season to blame for the current rise in cases? What can be done to make crowded events safer? And are young people getting together en masse really aware of the risks of Covid and long covid?Faye Barker puts those questions to Dr David Strain, an acute physician and lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, who has been playing a leading role in the British Medical Association’s Covid response, in particular Long Covid with the NHS taskforce.We also hear what the organiser of the Leeds Festival told ITV News in defence of holding mass gatherings in a pandemic, plus from 16-year-old Tilly from east Devon, who was among several thousand festivalgoers to catch Covid at this summer's Boardmasters festival in Cornwall. She describes her Covid-era festival experience, when it became clear that the soar throat she returned with hadn't come from five days of screaming and shouting, and why she'd still do it all over again.
08/09/21·14m 41s

Can children defy their parents if jabs are rolled out to under-16s?

Could children defy their parents if vaccines are rolled out to under-16s? Can the UK cope with the current rise in Covid cases? And are booster jabs now inevitable heading into winter?ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini finds out what you need to know from our outgoing Science Editor Tom Clarke.In his final podcast appearance, Tom explains the government's current stance on jabs for 12 to 15 year olds and the international evidence of vaccines' impact on children.And he goes on to deliver all the latest news about vaccine effectiveness and booster jabs heading into a new school year and the autumn for the wider population.
02/09/21·18m 10s

Needle phobia - what can solve the fear-fuelled vaccine hesitancy issue?

Does the idea of a needle injection make your skin crawl? And what impact does the common phobia have on people not getting the jab?ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini gets answers from Professor Daniel Freeman, who led a major pandemic study into needle phobia, and Dave Smithson from Anxiety UK, who offers ways to overcome the fear experienced by one in four adults.The pair share the shuddering feelings that build up in sufferers when faced with a jab, the origins of the phobia and the various steps that can be taken to face the fear.Plus, they offer thoughts on why the fears are more likely to appear among women than men and advice on dealing with other pandemic-related worries.Here are the helpful links mentioned in the episode:Anxiety UK's injection phobia fact sheet and booklet: Anxiety UK's Covid-19 vaccine support:
25/08/21·14m 0s

The truth behind the shocking vaccine miscarriage lies online

Claims that vaccines are causing miscarriages are shocking people online - so what’s the truth?Are pregnant women or unborn children at any risk when it comes to the jabs? And how can you search for answers without googling yourself down a worry-filled rabbit hole?ITV News presenter and reporter Faye Barker welcomes back Dr Raj Mathur, the chair of the British Fertility Society, to set these matters straight once again.Raj explains why selective statistics are fuelling the myths online and outlines the genuine risks that not getting the vaccine could pose for pregnant women and their unborn children.For extra guidance, he advises: @VikiLovesFACS on Twitter
20/08/21·17m 11s

What do the latest travel changes mean for your summer holiday? Your questions answered

The summer holidays are here, and the travel rules have changed again.Seven countries have been bumped onto the green list, India is set to come off the red list and travel between France and England will become quarantine-free once more for those who are double jabbed.In this episode, Which? Travel Editor Rory Boland joins ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini to discuss what you need to know before jetting off, from travel insurance to pre-departure PCR tests.Plus, Rory answers listeners questions and shares his hassle-free holiday destinations.Stay up to date with the changing travel situation in the UK and abroad with news, information and advice at
06/08/21·23m 40s

How can clinically extremely vulnerable people be protected after 'Freedom Day’?

England’s so-called 'Freedom Day’ is fast approaching with almost all Covid restrictions set to be lifted.While some are happy about being able to party in-person, many of the 3.8 million people who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are feeling anxious. In this episode, ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini is joined by Health Editor Emily Morgan to discuss what the new changes are and what this means for those who have spent the past year shielding. We hear from Jane Leahy who is in remission from blood cancer and has been at home throughout the pandemic to remind us of the challenges some people face. Emily also shares advice on what you can do to protect others and her thoughts on the future of shielding.
16/07/21·14m 7s

Why do vaccine fertility myths persist and how can you tell fact from fiction?

Why do vaccine fertility myths persist? How can you tell fact from fiction? And what is the advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women when it comes to getting the vaccine?Dr Raj Mathur, the head of the British Fertility Society and a working fertility consultant, tells ITV News presenter Faye Barker what you need to know in this episode.He busts the main myths doing the rounds on social media and explains where to look for verified information when it comes to vaccine or fertility concerns.Plus he updates Faye on how he and others are dealing with the backlog of IVF cases after a tricky pause caused by the pandemic last year.
14/07/21·14m 36s

How threatening is Delta Plus and could your poo provide the answer?

How widespread is the Delta variant and what is the threat of the new reported Delta Plus virus?ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke tells presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know, before explaining why wastewater from our toilets and other sewage could provide an invaluable and cost effective alert system for new variants.You can view more of Tom's report here:
25/06/21·17m 35s

Children with Long Covid: How bad is it and what help is there?

How big a problem is Long Covid among children? What are the signs and symptoms to look out for? And are young sufferers getting the help they need?ITV News presenter Faye Barker finds out what you need to know from Health Editor Emily Morgan as they're joined by Sammie Mcfarland, who helped found a Long Covid Kids support group while she and her daughter continued to battle the sustained dire after-effects of the virus.We also hear from two young people who have been suffering badly with Long Covid for more than a year and share why help proved particularly hard to find.Plus the guests assess why the creation of new dedicated Long Covid support clinics for children certainly helps but still won't provide a quick fix to this increasing pandemic problem.
22/06/21·19m 37s

No jab no job? What are your rights when it comes to work?

Millions of people across the UK are returning or preparing to return to very different working environments - so what are your rights to protect yourself from the virus?Do you have a legally-protected right to change your working hours or days and are you entitled to relocate where you do your work? And can you demand to not work next to a colleague who has not been vaccinated?Plus, if you’re an employer, how do you deal with someone who is refusing to return to work?Kate Palmer, HR expert from employment law consultancy Peninsula, tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know.
16/06/21·16m 51s

Why scientists demanded the Freedom Day delay

The prime minister has confirmed Freedom Day will be pushed back until July 19.In this episode, recorded a few days before the PM's announcement, Science Editor Tom Clarke explained to Faye Barker why scientists advising the government were desperate for a delay.Central to the case for a delay is the rise of the Delta (formerly Indian) variant, and Tom gives his expertise on whether the race for vaccinations could prevent its continued spread and the measures the government is taking to avoid regressing into a future lockdown.
11/06/21·16m 39s

Your pandemic concerns and why 'zero deaths' headlines misled

We asked our audience on social media to let us know their biggest concerns at this stage of the pandemic and the response was overwhelming.So in this episode Lucrezia Millarini finds out what you need to know by running them past Professor Anthony Harnden, who serves both as a key adviser to the government on the vaccine rollout and on the frontline as a GP.He responds to concerns about the June 21 restrictions, the threat of Long Covid, travel worries and outlines why vaccinated people still need to wear masks in public. Plus he explains why he believes the headlines marking zero daily deaths after the recent May bank holiday potentially misled the public.
04/06/21·18m 26s

How to deal with awkward behaviours as the restrictions ease

Does the idea of getting an unprompted hug from a friend in public make you feel uneasy? Will we ever shake hands with strangers again? And will mask wearing outlast the pandemic?ITV News presenter Faye Barker shares her personal experience of awkwardness in public and gets helpful advice from Dr Nilufar Ahmed, a behavioural psychologist from the University of Bristol.The pair also discuss ways of dealing with friends and family who are less willing to stick to the rules and, as a summer of potentially no major restrictions nears, talk through how you can handle the latest new normal as bars, restaurants, transport systems and other public places start to get crowded once again.
01/06/21·14m 11s

Will lockdown's legacy help or harm LGBT+ people?

The long months of lockdown have forced the closure of events, nightlife, and social gatherings for everyone.But for LGBT+ people they've threatened the future of spaces that are a safe haven, providing a vital community, emotional support and helping to validate identities. So, as society starts to open up again, what legacy could the pandemic leave on these marginalised communities? ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand hears from the co-founder of queer club night Gal Pals, Scarlett Langdon, who explains how their virtual parties reached a wider audience and how they hope to keep that online spirit alive when they reopen for real.And Dr Will Nutland, a sexual health advocate and co-founder of PrEPster, shares how he found ways to help people isolated during the pandemic and how Covid has redefined what 'community' means - amid his own sustained private battle with the virus.
28/05/21·19m 49s

WFH - is it ending or is hybrid working here to stay?

"I don't think I do work from home, I think I live at work."For more than a year, many people normally found in offices and other work places have been forced to endure or embrace a very different way of working during the pandemic.But, like it or loathe it, is this era of mass working from home coming to an end?Faye Barker talks to Harriet Minter, author of WFH: How To Build A Career You Love When You're Not In The Office, about the future of work, how to overcome the challenges of remote working and how to discuss with your boss the option of continuing to work remotely. We also hear from a host of people on their experience away from the office, plus a City expert explains why WFH presents both a huge opportunity and a worrying threat to diversity in the workforce.
26/05/21·23m 47s

Your questions answered on the Indian variant as cases rise and June 21 lockdown easing looms

With the number of so-called 'Indian variant cases' on the rise, ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini puts your questions to our Science Editor Tom Clarke.Cases of the B.1.617.2 variant, first detected in India, jumped by more than 2,000 in a week in mid-May.So should we be worried by the rise in cases, is the vaccine as effective against this variant, and what does this all mean for the planned easing of lockdown in England on June 21?
21/05/21·20m 9s

TV doctor Amir Khan on anxiety, safe travel and hugging

In this special podcast, Dr Amir Khan, the star of TV's GPs Behind Closed Doors, reveals the key concerns he's been receiving from patients at his practice since the restrictions eased on May 17.He gives ITV News presenter Kylie Pentelow his advice for dealing with anxieties at this stage of the pandemic, how he handles patients still waiting on key surgery and what young people he's spoken to have been most concerned about.The author of The Doctor Will See You Now also tells Kylie how she can safely hug her mum, what you can do to safely travel abroad this summer (while offering his own staycation advice closer to him) and why he is seriously concerned about the increased threat from the Indian variant.Plus, he gives you a reminder on how to dine or drink safely in public and busts the persistent myth that he believes has deterred a lot of young people from getting the vaccine.
19/05/21·20m 0s

How can you handle pandemic anxieties as restrictions ease?

Life in lockdown has triggered many anxieties so, as restrictions ease, how can you emerge with a healthier mind and body?Renee McGregor helps anxiety sufferers on a daily basis, specialising in sports and eating disorders, and has worked with Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth teams. In this episode she tells Kylie Pentelow why a change to the way people think can alter their feelings and behaviours and present a more honest view of themselves to the world rather than what's projected by so many on social media.Plus, she explains how her own adversities helped her deal with pandemic pressures and offers practical advice for those anxious about going back to the pub or meeting friends indoors.You can read more about Renee at, for other help with anxieties or eating disorders head to this NHS page: the Beat Eating Disorders website:
16/05/21·17m 16s

After lockdown divorces spike how can you protect your relationship?

The divorce rate has spiked, online searches to get advice on ending relationships have soared and it's a rare couple who haven't felt a strain or encountered new challenges while in lockdown, whether they've been kept apart or stuck together 24/7. So, for this episode, TV psychologist and relationship coach Jo Hemmings tells ITV News presenter Faye Barker what you need to know to protect your love life as restrictions start to ease.But what about those who have been searching for love in the time of coronavirus?Jo explains why virtual dating has proved a flawed experience for many and how the returning dating scene could be changed forever.But she also offers a big dose of hope as to why relationships could be strengthened post-pandemic.
12/05/21·18m 4s

Your questions answered as under-40s to be given AstraZeneca Covid jab alternative

Following the announcement that people under the age of 40 will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke answers your questions on the matter.
07/05/21·16m 36s

Could all care home staff be forced to have the vaccine?

Could all staff at care homes be forced to have the vaccine? Should families get more access rights to visit their loved ones? And is enough being done to care for the nation's carers?Lucrezia Millarini puts those burning questions and more to ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand, who has won awards for his work uncovering the Covid crisis in care homes since the start of the pandemic.Paul examines the debate on vaccination from both sides, shares why some staff remain hesitant to get jabbed despite seeing the impact of the virus on the most vulnerable, plus looks at other big challenges ahead for the industry.
06/05/21·17m 58s

What's plunged India into crisis and what's the UK doing to help?

With soaring infection rates and deaths in the hundreds of thousands, India has swiftly become the centre of the world's focus on the pandemic at its worst.For this special episode, Ria Chatterjee is joined by fellow ITV News Reporter Sangita Lal and ITV News's Rundown presenter Rishi Davda to discuss how things have got so bad for the country in such a short space of time - and what the UK is doing to help.Sangita shares what she's learned from talking to doctors across the country, while Rishi shares the range of experiences - and opinions - he's canvassed across Mumbai.Plus, Ria outlines why a lack of leadership and decision making is being blamed for plunging one of the world's largest nations into mass desperation.
30/04/21·21m 0s

The extraordinary and very personal testimony of a grieving daughter

After interviewing those stricken by grief in a pandemic which is ravaging her nation, Indian journalist Barkha Dutt has now experienced the pain herself with the death of her father.This powerful interview with Julie Etchingham for ITV's News At Ten was recorded just hours later.Barkha wanted to speak out about the situation in her country and send a clear warning that the desperate scenes in India could have global ramifications.Listen to her extraordinary and very personal testimony.
28/04/21·9m 11s

Understanding the real reasons for vaccine hesitancy within ethnic minorities

Compassion. Empathy. Understanding. When the issue of vaccine hesitancy is discussed they're often in short supply.ITV News Northern Reporter Sangita Lal attempts to challenge that in the latest edition of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know as she explores the reasons why some ethnic minorities are still, despite some recent improvements, reluctant to get the jab.She's joined by Dr Shehla Imtiaz-Umer, a GP who is part of the British Islamic Medical Association, and Sham Lal, who is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (and her cousin!).Both attempt to shine a light on the most misunderstood reasons for hesitancy - while Dr Imtiaz-Umer answers the tricky question: how do you persuade someone who refuses to take paracetamol on the grounds that it's artificial that they should take the vaccine?
27/04/21·16m 33s

Can our vaccines handle the Indian variant? Plus the 'best news' that's emerged

Can our vaccines handle the various variants that have emerged at this stage of the pandemic?Science Editor Tom Clarke tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know on the new threat of the Indian variant and how all the major vaccines are adapting to protect us.He explains why the tweaked vaccines can be fast-tracked without safety fears before the pair share in the "best news" that's emerged for a long time as more evidence shows the vaccines' ability to stave off infections.
23/04/21·17m 22s

Covid passports: How close are they and what will they look like?

They're the cause of furious arguments but appear closer than ever before.So why all the fuss about Covid passports? How close are we to getting them, what will they look like and will you need one to go to the pub or club?UK Editor Paul Brand gives Lucrezia Millarini all the answers and much more in this episode, to leave you with everything you need to know.Paul also explains the difference between domestic and international passports, and uses his political know how to predict exactly when these polarising passports could become a reality.
20/04/21·16m 9s

The truth about the blood clots vaccine link (from the doctor who discovered it)

What are the signs and symptoms of the blood clots that have been linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?
Science Editor Tom Clarke gets the answers from the authority on the subject: Prof Marie Scully, who first spotted the rare side effects in a patient at University College London Hospital.She explains to Tom how her medical breakthrough has already changed the way patients are being treated, and outlines why these blood clots are so rare and differ from other clots experienced by users of the pill, for example.Plus, Prof Scully explains why British tests show a different reality to our European neighbours on the potential impact of the clotting - and why it's vital that people are not deterred from still getting vaccinated.
16/04/21·14m 40s

What to say - and not say - to someone who's grieving (with Jim Carter)

While the spectre of death has loomed over all our lives during this pandemic, the topic remains one of the hardest to talk about, both in polite and private conversation.In this podcast episode, Kylie Pentelow talks to Jane Murray from Marie Curie and the charity's ambassador Jim Carter, the actor best known for his role as Carson from Downton Abbey, about how to sensitively break this taboo.All three share examples of what to say and not say to someone who is grieving, the most appropriate offer of help, plus how to approach practical topics life funeral plans before it's too late.Finally, Jim describes his own experiences of losing his parents at very different ages and the impact talking - and not talking - about their deaths had on his and his sibling's lives.
13/04/21·21m 3s

AstraZeneca: Should under-30s get a second dose? Were side-effects inevitable?

After the announcement that under-30s will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine over rare blood clot safety concerns, Mary Nightingale puts all your key questions to Science Editor Tom Clarke.What should people under-30 already jabbed with AstraZeneca do about their second dose? What are the symptoms of blood clots and could aspirins help? Is vaccine mixing safe and were side effects inevitable?Tom offers his guidance on all of the above and a lot more.
08/04/21·23m 46s

Long Covid: what's being done to help sufferers and why does it affect women more than men?

More than one million people are estimated to be suffering the many symptoms of Long Covid, with tens of thousands battling it for a year.Channel 5 reporter Ruth Liptrot is among them and joins ITV News Presenter Faye Barker and Health Editor Emily Morgan for this special episode of the podcast.So what symptoms are associated with Long Covid, why does it affect women more than men and what's being done to help the many people suffering despite never being in hospital with the virus?
01/04/21·18m 46s

How to deal with crowd anxiety when lockdown ends

The end of lockdown will be widely cheered in public, but for many it'll worsen privately held anxieties about the steps to re-enter social life.Does the prospect of heading to crowded supermarkets, travelling on packed commuter trains or huddling together with strangers at an all-standing gig fill you with worry?You're certainly not alone, and help is here. Kylie Pentelow speaks to Alex and Dave from the charity Anxiety UK to discuss the kinds of fears the end of lockdown can trigger and what can be done to deal with them.If you are seeking support for anything anxiety-related head to and if you have any mental health worries the charities or can help.
24/03/21·15m 13s

Why all the fuss over the AstraZeneca vaccine and how will supply delays affect you?

It's safe and effective, so why all the fuss over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine? And how will the impending supply delays affect you receiving a dose?Science Editor Tom Clarke delivers all the answers and more to ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini in this edition after the EU regulator gave its backing to the vaccine.Tom also explains how his own blood clot risk ranks compared to being struck by lightning, the issue raised in Norway and Germany that has gained attention and why there'll be a big vaccine boost in the UK come spring.
19/03/21·15m 12s

How to talk to someone who's reluctant to get the vaccine

Over 20 million people in the UK have been given the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, but why are some people still hesitant to take up the offer?Kylie Pentelow chats to paediatrician, TV doctor and now volunteer vaccinator Dr Ranj Singh about how to speak to friends and relatives who are reluctant to have the vaccine.In this episode, Dr Ranj discusses training with St. John's Ambulance, whether the jab is safe for pregnant women and helping BAME communities access the right information. He answers common questions and concerns to make sure you're armed with the facts before you get booked in.For more information about the vaccine visit the Oxford Vaccine Group or visit the NHS website
09/03/21·24m 20s

Could vaccines be made compulsory? Are asthmatics being ignored?

You asked the key vaccine questions. We got the answers…

Could they be made compulsory for work? Should asthmatics take greater priority?
 Will we need vaccine passports to eat at a restaurant or drink at the pub?
 Are there long-term side effects to the vaccine? And what do you do if you've booked a holiday but haven't had the jab yet?ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini puts all those burning questions on the vaccine rollout (and many more) to Professor Anthony Harnden, who advises the government as deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
04/03/21·20m 12s

How to keep your spirit of adventure alive in lockdown

No one on earth travels quite like Johnny Ward.The adventurer is the only person to have visited every nation on the planet, both poles and most of the main peaks but - like everybody else - he has seen his movements severely limited by the pandemic.So how has Johnny adapted his wanderlust and active ambitions in these strange times? What advice does he have for those keen to keep a spirit of adventure alive in lockdown? And is he really set to row the Atlantic ocean despite not being able to swim?Listen to his wonderfully engaging conversation with Kylie Pentelow to discover all the answers.Johnny is rowing to raise money for HUMEN, the UK mental health charity preventing men from suffering in silence and dying too young. Find out more at
02/03/21·14m 45s

Back to school - Top tips to get ready for the big return

As a working mother of three, ITV News Presenter Faye Barker is among millions of parents and guardians preparing to send their children back to the classroom from March 8 after months of home schooling.In this episode, 

Erin Price, the head of school at Ramsgate Holy Trinity in Kent, joins Deirdre Kehoe of the Young Minds charity to give Faye everything she - and you - need to know.

So what can she and others do before the big return? What practical steps can be taken to give children the confidence to relearn the daily act of learning in school? And will it matter if they haven't done all their homework?!Plus, what impact has the pandemic had on this generation of school pupils? Our guests share their informed opinions on whether the absence from regular school life really will lead to a so-called 'lost generation'.
25/02/21·28m 55s

How close are vaccine passports and can tourism recover?

Vaccine passports - allowing those jabbed to travel - could give holidaymakers a fast tracked route back to the continent. So how far away are they and even once travel does return, will traditional tourist cities or cruise ships recover?Few at the ITV News are as well travelled as our Europe Editor James Mates.Stationed for large parts in Italy, he has remained active across the continent and answers those questions above in an engaging conversation with Lucrezia Millarini.
23/02/21·25m 54s

How safe are the vaccines and will we need annual boosters?

If you follow ITV News on Twitter you'll have seen us put a message out to our audience recently, asking: “Do you have questions or concerns about the current UK vaccines rollout?”It turns out many of you did.So in this episode of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know, Lucrezia Millarini gets all the answers from Professor Anthony Harnden, who advises the government on the vaccine rollout as the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.Prof Harnden - who also administers the jabs in his role as a GP - addresses concerns about the safety of the vaccines, the prospect of future annual booster jabs, the AstraZeneca jab's effectiveness against the South Africa variant of the virus and even when lockdown might end.
15/02/21·29m 55s

How to get a good night's sleep in lockdown

It may feel like it at the time but if you've been finding your sleep disrupted in lockdown you're very much not alone.Professor Jane Falkingham from the University of Southampton has studied the negative impact of lockdown on sleep and found it an increasing problem across the nation.In this episode, she shares her key findings with Lucrezia Millarini before James Wilson - aka The Sleep Geek - is on hand to give his professional advice to help you conquer your sleep woes.So stay listening for information on daytime nap strategies, the impact of eating and drinking before bedtime and what to do the next time you wake in the wee small hours of the night.
12/02/21·22m 57s

Jabs for kids? Mixing vaccines? JVT answers your key Covid concerns

In this special episode of the podcast, ITV News presenter Nina Hossain puts a wide range of audience questions to England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam.Professor Van-Tam, who has won his own loyal audience for his straight-talking guidance throughout the pandemic, addresses concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine, the extended gap between the two jabs, the impact of mixing vaccines and the likelihood of summer holidays. 
He also answers questions on the prospect of vaccinated people meeting again, the potential to contract Covid-19 after getting the vaccine, why people with mild asthma are not considered a vaccination priority and much more, including the “groundless concerns” over the vaccine’s impact on fertility.Plus stay listening to the end for an update on the health of Professor Van-Tam’s mum and - utterly trivially but still something many of you wanted to know - will we be seeing him on Strictly Come Dancing?
10/02/21·28m 44s

The fake vaccine scam emails - and how to spot them

Email scammers feed on a crisis so it's no surprise that criminals have looked to exploit the global pandemic to try to steal money and data from unsuspecting victims.In this episode Lucrezia Millarini speaks to Adenike Cosgrove from the cybersecurity researcher firm Proofpoint, who are working to expose the fraudsters.These are the examples of fake emails disguised as vaccine alerts or health official warnings that Proofpoint have detected: how do you spot these fraudulent emails? What actions can you take to protect yourself from cyber criminals? And what should you do if you realise you have fallen victim to a scam?Adenike shares everything you need to know to keep yourself safe online.
05/02/21·19m 57s

How to deal with homelife hell (with Tired and Tested comedimum Sophie McCartney)

Her song parody videos as a Tired and Tested mum on Instagram and Facebook have won Sophie McCartney a huge online audience during the pandemic.But what ITV News presenter Faye Barker wants to know is: are Sophie's comic mash-ups born from gritty experience or is the mother-of-two secretly having a lot of fun in lockdown?It doesn't take Sophie long to set the record straight and reveal her struggles, as Faye shares her own tricky experiences of homeschooling her three children - before Deirdre Kehoe of the charity Young Minds gives them - and you - valued advice on how to handle homelife hell.So stay listening for the best ways to deal with your stress levels, difficult questions about the pandemic, a sudden child meltdown and much, much more. Plus, hear Faye's son Thomas's lovable misunderstanding when asked whether he misses his friends from school.
02/02/21·32m 2s

The practical ways to stay positive in lockdown

Lockdown - or any restricted living across the UK - presents a major challenge for everyone's mental health while the pandemic continues to rage. So how can you cope with the winter woes as we all continue to live largely indoors with even exercise largely restricted?Psychologist Elissa Makris of Thrive - a game-based mental health app endorsed by the NHS - talks Kylie Pentelow through several ways you can adapt your actions and ways of thinking to find positivity in negative surroundings.For more help with mental health head to
27/01/21·18m 3s

How deadly are the new Covid variants and can they defy our vaccines?

UK. South Africa. Brazil. The new variants of the Covid-19 vaccines - originating here and in Africa and South America - are now common parlance but how deadly are they and can the current vaccines protect against them?With some concerning news emerging from South Africa, Science Editor Tom Clarke explains everything you need to know on the various variants to Lucrezia Millarini. Why do they occur? Can we expect more? And why could there be more undetected variants in the US that we may not know about? Tom will explain all...
19/01/21·22m 15s

How long does vaccine immunity to Covid really last?

How long does immunity to Covid-19 last after you’ve been infected or received the vaccine?Since the pandemic began it's one of the main questions we’ve wanted to answer.Now the SIREN study - the world’s largest investigation into Covid infections - has found antibodies protect us for far longer than the original estimation of three months.In this episode, Science Editor Tom Clarke speaks to the study lead Professor Susan Hopkins, senior medical adviser to Public Health England, about how she recruited 32,000 NHS staff to help her and - crucially - what they found.Among the questions Susan answers are: Are you at risk of getting Covid again? Even if you are protected, can you still pass it on? And what is known so far on how effective the vaccines are against the new variants?
15/01/21·11m 58s

Top tips to help you cope with the home school challenge

The closure of schools across the UK amid national lockdowns in England and Scotland has intensified pressure on parents and guardians yet again as weeks of home schooling resume.So what can they do to help children - and themselves - cope with the stressful challenge of turning the home once again into a classroom?Kerry-Jane Packman of the charity Parentkind tells Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know to ease the stress of home schooling, explains who you can reach out to for help and offers other little tips to rethink the learning process.For more information online head to or the government site - while for support with your mental health head to or for support for children.
12/01/21·14m 22s

When could lockdown end and are vaccines being rolled out fast enough?

The start of 2021 feels like a critical moment in the fight against coronavirus.Record levels of daily cases fuelled by a new variant of the virus and the national lockdowns in England and Scotland and mass restrictions in Wales and Northern Ireland mean there are few reasons to be cheerful.Yet the mass rollout of two vaccines shows there is an end in sight.So how far from normality are we? And is everything being done fast enough?ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan answers those questions as she tells Lucrezia Millarini all you need to know on the biggest health issues at this stage of the pandemic.
07/01/21·20m 24s

How to save money in this tightened Covid Christmas

Christmas is often a time belt-strings are loosened but this year's social restrictions and the economic hardship caused by the pandemic have increased the financial pressures of the season.So how can you spend your money wisely amid the present giving and preparations for this year's limited festivities in our first - and hopefully last - Covid era Christmas?ITV News presenter Kylie Pentelow speaks to Ellie Austin-Williams, a financial coach and founder of the This Girl Talks Money blog, who offers her advice on whether to spend, save or borrow and also explains why she's not a fan of the term "budget" even amid the pandemic pinch.
16/12/20·16m 19s

The first vaccine patient and the Pfizer rollout explained

In this special edition, Science Editor Tom Clarke speaks to the chair of the UK vaccine task force Kate Bingham on the day history is made in the battle against Covid-19 with the first vaccines being administered in Britain. Kate delivers all you need to know about the rollout, how the vaccine will be delivered across the globe and also talks about its legacy as the NHS launches its biggest ever vaccine campaign. And before that we meet the first person in Britain to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Margaret Keenan, a retired jeweller from Northern Ireland, tells Health Editor Emily Morgan how it feels to make history just before her 91st birthday.
08/12/20·25m 33s

Pfizer boss Ben Osborn answers the key vaccine questions

In this special edition of the podcast, Science Editor Tom Clarke talks to Ben Osborn, the UK boss of pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, after the breakthrough news that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been judged safe for use in the UK.Tom puts all the key questions to Ben, including how many doses can be delivered, whether the UK should have ordered more of its vaccine compared to the alternative vaccines, why the Pfizer is more expensive than others and why people can be confident to take the vaccine.
03/12/20·11m 55s

Why you can't compare vaccines but Oxford's is cause for celebration

At first glance it appears that, at 70%, Oxford-AstraZeneca's vaccine offers less potential protection against Covid-19 than the 95% protection potentially provided by vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna. However, in this podcast edition, Professor Jen Rogers tells Science Editor Tom Clarke why there is very legitimate cause for celebration at the Oxford University interim data results. And she goes on to explain why attempts to compare the three leading vaccines are quickly flawed, along with everything else you need to know about the latest breakthrough in the battle against the pandemic.
25/11/20·14m 53s

The key Covid stats (plus more vaccine good news)

For ITV News's resident Covid-19 statistician, Professor Jen Rogers, keeping across the deluge of data on the pandemic is an occupational hazard.But what can the rest of us do to make sense of the standout statistics which have filled the news headlines for months?Jen shares her expert advice with Lucrezia Millarini, while also reacting to the latest update on the advances towards a long-awaited viable vaccine.
19/11/20·10m 46s

What you need to know about the breakthrough vaccine

Everyone’s excited about the vaccine breakthrough by developers Pfizer and BioNTech.But what does the study tell us? When can you get it? And, crucially, how do we know that it's both effective and safe?

ITV News's Covid-19 statistician - a clinical trial specialist - Prof Jen Rogers tells Science Editor Tom Clarke exactly what you need to know in this special podcast.Including, why we should take confidence from a small number of cases
, why the 90% effectiveness isn’t certain
, how and when we’ll know if the vaccine is safe and what happens before the vaccine gets to the public.
11/11/20·13m 58s

How to deal with an addiction in lockdown

“Addiction is an illness of isolation.”So says Michael Rawlinson of Action on Addiction in this conversation with ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini. He says he has seen a clear rise in the number of people battling addictions - be it alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography or other vices - since the UK began a national lockdown back in March.Now the nation is locked down for a second time, how can people cope with addictive behaviour thriving amid the restrictions, what help is available and how could you help a friend or loved one who is suffering?For guidance and more detailed advice head to
05/11/20·15m 14s

What are the chances of catching Covid-19 at the cinema?

Life amid a pandemic has thrown up so many challenges and mathematician David Sumpter accepts that crunching the numbers can't solve all of our problems.Yet the author of The Ten Equations That Rule The World: And How You Can Use Them To Improve Your Life tells Lucrezia Millarini that some relatively simple maths could help guide you while making decisions during the crisis.In this podcast, he explains the key numbers to track in gauging the spread of the virus and how maths can help reassure people over the risk of catching Covid-19 while going to the cinema or sending children to school. For those finding entertainment a little hard to find at home, he even has a formula to judge whether it's worth your time to binge-watch another box set or not.
22/10/20·21m 32s

How critical is the current health crisis as we head into winter?

Many have called the autumn surge in UK virus cases a critical moment in the coronavirus crisis, amid ever-changing local restrictions.Health Editor Emily Morgan updates ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale on what this means for the country's health as a nation as we head into the winter.How prepared is the NHS? Why has England's test and trace system performed so poorly? And what other challenges lie ahead as we head to the end of 2020?
16/10/20·16m 33s

ITV News journalists reflect on how reporting on coronavirus changed their personal lives

In the history of post-war television news there has never been a story like the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. And, of course, with several months still to go until the end of the year, it is far from over. In this special edition of the podcast, ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale is joined by three colleagues to share their experiences of reporting on the first six months of the pandemic. Along with Mary, Asia Correspondent Debi Edward, International Affairs Editor and Presenter Rageh Omaar and ITV Granada’s Political Correspondent Hannah Miller all contributed their reflections on covering the crisis in a new book, Reporting Coronavirus.In this episode, they discuss how news was kept on air and online, from Debi's initial reports of a mystery virus that "still didn't have a name" to the radically changed lives and livelihoods people across Britain had to adapt to as the tragedy of avoidable deaths mounted.Rageh shares the moment he did what "no reporter is supposed to do" less than an hour before going on air to present News At Ten, while Hannah explains how a WhatsApp message turned the story of a blind man into a national concern.Plus, Mary shares the reality of life in the news studio and the unorthodox steps taken to keep the public informed throughout the crisis so far, before Debi explains why we may never discover the truth about the outbreak.
27/09/20·36m 24s

Can we save our jobs? Robert Peston reveals his two biggest concerns

“The critical issue is not whether the economy as a whole will recover - it will. But it’s the nature of the recovery which matters.”While optimistic that Britain will restore economic order following the pandemic crash, Robert Peston is less confident on the future of our collective workforce.It's a topic he has been investigating for the Tonight programme and readily admits, to presenter Julie Etchingham on this special podcast, that he's been "slightly obsessed with for years and years and years".You can watch his full report on Tonight: Can We Save Our Jobs? on ITV at 7.30pm on Thursday 24 September - or thereafter on the ITV Hub, at, in this extended conversation, he explains to Julie what he learned from his many hours of filming and his key conversations with experts - and shares the two key concerns he has for those both in and out of work in 2020.However, Robert also argues why he is confident humans will always have jobs to do amid fears of robots replacing vast areas of our workforce.
23/09/20·25m 35s

Is this the perfect time to radically change your way of living?

While we’ve all adjusted to a new way of living these past six months, anthropologist James Suzman argues the time is right to really push for radical change in our lives. The author of Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time tells ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini what would have been viewed at the start of 2020 as “ridiculously radical” is ready for re-evaluation and embracement.“Something like a pandemic … is a great stimulus for making people think about potential new futures for themselves,” James argues. “I think we need to be brave and experimental.”The end of city centres as we know them? No more working in offices? Only work a few hours a week? James may be coming way out of left field but is armed with researched arguments after years of studying a remarkable group of people who enjoy all of the above in their daily lives. So - on your behalf - Lucrezia ultimately asks: could this really work in modern post-pandemic Britain?
18/09/20·18m 22s

The Apprentice's Linda Plant on the WFH debate and key advice for businesses and workers

She's best known as Alan Sugar's fearsome interviewer on The Apprentice so how will Linda Plant deal with being in the hotseat herself?ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini puts Linda through her paces in an engaging debate on whether working from home should become a permanent part of our working lives.It's fair to say Linda is not a fan of the concept, but does Lucrezia get a little bit of flexibility out of her by the end of the debate?As the CEO of the Linda Plant Academy, the esteemed business leader then offers her expert advice for businesses and workers adapting to the new environment of the pandemic.Plus, stay listening for her key tips for making your CV stand out and how to impress in an interview - and what to do when answering a question to which you don't really know the answer.
11/09/20·21m 34s

Jack Reacher's Lee Child and Lemn Sissay on their Covid-19 reading challenge

Months of lockdown has given many people more time than ever to reconnect with reading - but it also brought an almighty halt to the publishing industry's summer offerings.A rush of new titles is being released this autumn and smash hit Jack Reacher author Lee Child - speaking from Colorado - and esteemed poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay - from Hackney, east London - share their thoughts on a year like no other in the book industry with ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn.Both writers had the challenging task of sifting through some of 2020's outstanding novels for the Booker Prize longlist of a dozen titles and they share the experience with Rupert, explain how the industry can deal with the threat of Covid-19 and what you can do to reinvigorate your reading into winter.Plus they explain why there will ultimately be only one winner as the finest original novel in this unforgettable year.
04/09/20·20m 58s

What you need to know now kids are back at school

Aside from the threat to our health, one of the biggest disruptions from this pandemic has been the impact on children’s education across the UK.
Home schooling has been the norm for so many households, but by the first week of September the majority of the UK’s secondary and primary pupils will be back at school.  
ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini is joined on this edition of the podcast by John Jolly from the charity Parentkind to tell you what you need to know about the big return.
30/08/20·20m 23s

Tom Bradby gets the answers to your key coronavirus questions

News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby is joined by ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke to answer all your key questions on the coronavirus pandemic.The Q&A session was driven by our Facebook users on Tuesday night as the pair appeared live and reacted to the incoming queries before appearing on News At Ten.Which included... How close are we now to a vaccine? How are cases going up but deaths and hospital admissions declined? Is it really safe for children to go back to school? What are the chances of another national lockdown? Plus, many more.Listen for the answers and subscribe to the podcast to stay informed on the latest episodes to help you find out what you need to know on all aspects of life amid the pandemic.
28/08/20·20m 41s

TV’s star GP Dr Amir Khan on how you can protect your health

We're almost six months into pandemic in the UK and many of us have adjusted to our drastically different lifestyles. But are you doing enough to protect your health?As society becomes a little too relaxed with the lessened restrictions across summer, how can you ensure that you're not only placing yourself at greater risk of contracting the virus but also avoiding passing it on.Dr Amir Khan has become a familiar face to more than just his patients as the star of TV’s GPs Behind Closed Doors and shares the highs and lows of his career in a new book, The Doctor Will See You Now.Now the Bradford-based doctor shares his expertise advice and outlines what you need to know about the main health challenges his patients report to him with Kylie Pentelow.
20/08/20·17m 29s

Tom Bradby on the healthy way to handle news fatigue

How do news outlets reach an audience that wants to switch off from information that affects everybody's health? And why should you avoid avoidance strategies?Around a third of people in the UK say they are now actively avoiding information about the coronavirus - a figure that jumps to 46% among 25-34 year olds.News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby joins fellow ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini and Professor Bruce Hood of the University of Bristol to discuss how bulletins are put together and shaped with the audience's well-being in mind in a time of crisis.Tom shares what he learned from his own experience of mental struggles in recent years and describes the new sense of purpose he's felt while presenting throughout the outbreak.And Bruce offers key advice for how to avoid falling into the trap of avoidance strategies, while also not chasing down every update on the virus.
07/08/20·27m 15s

Ben Fogle on the benefits of escaping from your surroundings

Usually found up a mountain or racing across a remote part of the world, adventurer Ben Fogle's schedule has been shaken up since the pandemic hit. Kylie Pentelow checks in with the broadcaster to find out how he handled staying so close to home for so long and reconnected with the English countryside.He explains how a humble veg patch has helped him with parenting and how you can take advantage of the great outdoors.
05/08/20·13m 21s

Pursuing an alternative career and life goals after lockdown - tips from a celebrity mentor

Many of us are setting new life goals in lockdown but how do you actually achieve them once things 'go back to normal'? Hollywood mentor to A-list celebrities Susie Pearl joins Kylie Pentelow to discuss all thing fulfilment and happiness. Just a year ago Susie was diagnosed with a brain tumour and given six weeks to live. But getting in touch with her creative side - and writing a book on the subject - she found new ways to cope with big life changes.Susie, author of The Art of Creativity: 7 Powerful Habits to Unlock Your Full Potential, explains how we can create health for ourselves by the way we think and feel and what we should do to stay positive post-lockdown.
30/07/20·17m 54s

World War Z author on the scary reality of new germ warfare threat

When people like Max Brooks warn of a new germ warfare threat, you have to listen.The World War Z author had already imagined how the world would deal with a virus crisis years before 2020 happened - and has been proven eerily right over the last few months. The writer of new title Devolution had researched the spread of pandemics and isolated living long before they became a shocking reality in lives across the globe.So accurate is his research for his fiction stories that the son of Hollywood legends Max Brooks and Anne Bancroft has become a prominent figure in his own right, lecturing at West Point as a disaster expert.So who better to talk ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt through the current crisis?Max explains why the problems for the US don't rest entirely at Donald Trump's door, describes the details of the emerging threat that has him most worried and also evaluates Britain's response.Plus he gives Daniel an update on how his comedian father is handling the virus since the pair teamed up for a Don'tBeASpreader viral video that was seen around the world.Oh, and the former Saturday Night Live writer's funny too.
27/07/20·16m 4s

Can smokers quitting in record numbers keep it up?

Smokers have quit the habit in record numbers as people in the UK renew focus on their health amid the pandemic. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) estimates one million people have stopped smoking since April, the biggest fall for a decade.“We did check our numbers more than once, I can tell you!” Hazel Cheeseman, the director of policy at the campaigning public health charity, tells Kylie Pentelow.Hazel shares the various social factors which may have changed people’s habits and explains why the charity expect some of the quitters to return to smoking. But is it clear smoking makes Covid-19 symptoms worse? And is vaping any better? Plus, for those still smoking but keen to quit, stay listening for help on the best first steps.You can also read more from people who have quit here: visit this NHS site for more tips on going smoke free:
23/07/20·19m 31s

The threat of anti-vaxxers and how to spot conspiracy theories

If you’ve been avidly tracking coronavirus information online then it’s likely that you’ll have encountered posts, memes and articles by anti-vaxxers.Social media accounts warning against the claimed harm of a potential vaccine - which has yet to have been produced - have gained almost 20% more followers during the pandemic.The claims - some of which have gained celebrity endorsement - are shared across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and include a number of conspiracy theories.So how can you spot a debunked theory being presented as fact and what’s the harm of the anti-vaxx message in terms of us gaining 'herd immunity' to beat the virus?Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, psychologist at the University of Bristol and author of The Conspiracy Theory Handbook, explains to ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini why it’s so dangerous and what you can do to avoid being duped by false information.
21/07/20·18m 29s

Melinda Gates: Trump’s coronavirus policy has caused ‘needless deaths’

Melinda Gates talks to ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham on the progress made for a vaccine, gender divides and Donald Trump’s mishandling of the crisis.More than 138,000 people have died in the US after contracting the virus, resulting in heavy criticism of the Trump administration. Alongside her husband, Microsoft founder Bill, Melinda has been supporting work to create a Covid-19 vaccine, giving £596m to research being carried out at the University of Oxford.She updates Julie on the progress made and also addresses Mr Trump’s decision to remove the US from the World Health Organisation, his chances of reelection and the lack of women in power.
17/07/20·14m 41s

Hollywood's Goldie Hawn on how to help children through this crisis

She may be one of the most famous names - and faces - in Hollywood, but for the past two decades Goldie Hawn has been dedicated to helping a generation of children deal with a rise in anger, aggression, anxiety and depression.The Private Benjamin and First Wives Club star tells Julie Etchingham - exclusively for ITV Tonight - how the science behind her MindUp programme can help those growing up in this time of crisis cope.She also addresses the steps she took to handle her own panic attacks at a young age, discusses the challenges facing America in 2020 and shares her thoughts on how the film-making industry will respond to the pandemic.Plus she shares the direct advice she would give to parents in the UK who are trying to guide their own children through the coronavirus crisis while struggling themselves.
15/07/20·25m 5s

Expert advice on finding love at a time of social distancing

Psychologist Jo Hemmings is a familiar face on ITV and here the relationship and dating coach shares her advice for love-seeking listeners with Kylie Pentelow. The lockdown restrictions made traditional dating impossible - so how did people cope with virtual dates and what has she learned from talking to her regular clients during the pandemic? Jo shares why a phone call is actually more valuable than a video call for testing chemistry, explains why lockdown has brought some benefits to people hunting for love and gives her advice for what not to put on a dating profile right now. Plus, how do people starved of love and affection avoid jumping in too soon into a relationship as lockdown eases?
15/07/20·16m 18s

Can the NHS cope with the next phase of Covid-19?

Even before the outbreak of a global pandemic, we were all used to hearing that the NHS was stretched to breaking point, suffering a shortage of staff and beds, and lacking vital investment.So what state is the National Health Service in after four months of battling coronavirus?Health Editor Emily Morgan has been a frequent visitor to hospitals across the country during the period to see how frontline doctors, nurses and patients have been coping.She explains to ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale how the NHS has adapted to spotting the signs of Covid-19, what has happened to people on waiting lists and what clinicians think about easing lockdown.
14/07/20·19m 4s

Expert advice for booking your summer holiday and flight prices

The long-awaited reopening of borders for UK travellers has fuelled huge enthusiasm for summer holidays.So what's the new reality of travelling abroad and how can you plan for a safe trip?The Sun Travel Editor Lisa Minot tells ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what you need to know before booking your holiday, packing for a trip and prepping to board a plane for the first time in months. If you're keen to holiday closer at home, Lisa offers her advice for booking staycations.Plus she gives her verdict on how likely Lucrezia's planned holiday to Ibiza later this year will go ahead.
10/07/20·15m 14s

Florida’s pub mistake that the UK can learn from

It’s one of the go-to destinations for a sun-filled summer holiday, but Florida has been far from immune from Covid-19.ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar talks to Fort Lauderdale mayor Dean Trantalis on how his county and the state itself has handled the virus and learned along the way.Mayor Trantalis has a direct warning for the UK based on his experience of what happened when Florida reopened its bars and restaurants. As he says: “It’s an education curve that we all have to go through until we find a vaccine, until we find a cure.”So how is he balancing the cost of lives with the cost of livelihoods and what are the new restrictions for people flying from the UK to holiday in Florida once regular travel resumes?
10/07/20·10m 10s

How the gym experience will change when they reopen

The government's green light for gyms to reopen ends months of fitness goers being locked out of their usual places of workout.On the eve of the announcement Pure Gym ceo Humphrey Cobbold and Professor Greg Whyte told ITV News Presenter Lucrezia Millarini what gymgoers could expect when they return.With Pure Gym already open abroad, a working template is there for social distancing measures.But how do they work in practice? Will gyms introduce temperature testing? And can we really expect to not touch our faces while sweating on a treadmill?
09/07/20·24m 54s

The lessons learned travelling around a tourist-free Europe

While everyone else has been largely restricted from travel these past four months, Emma Murphy has been almost permanently on the go - far away from home.The ITV News Correspondent has been switching back and forth between Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, reporting from some of the world's most famous tourist sites now free of tourists - or as she describes it to ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale "with more pigeons than people".So what has she learned from our near neighbours' approach to coronavirus and how does it compare with the UK? What do people need to know before embarking on the new kind of travel? And after reporting from war zones in the past, how has this experience of tracking a pandemic affected her?Plus find out what's the one thing - besides your passport and your mask - that you can't afford to leave home without...
08/07/20·21m 16s

Will the UK's four nations stay united after coronavirus?

The four-nation approach to handling coronavirus has seen the UK divided like never before.Rather than be led by the UK government, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all adopted their own set of rules and restrictions while facing the pandemic. So what does that mean for the future of the UK? Will there be a demand for more power to be devolved to the nations once lockdown is over? Will decision-making in the UK ever be the same again?To answer those heavyweight questions, ITV Cymru Wales Political Editor Adrian Masters talks to two people with insider knowledge of how power is wielded in the UK, Matt Greenough and Lauren McEvatt.
07/07/20·25m 51s

Comic Marcus Brigstocke on Zoom gigs and joking about the coronavirus

Marcus Brigstocke has become a household name as a comedian - so what has life been like for the TV star now he’s only able to broadcast from his own home?He spoke to Kylie Pentelow about the challenges he and others have been facing in lockdown and whether it’s right to joke about the coronavirus.Plus he explains how a new Drive-In Club venture will get people out to see live stand-ups again, from the comfort of their car seats.
03/07/20·20m 26s

How do you grieve when you can't give your loved ones a hug?

“You’ve got my cousins just crying and you can’t do anything.”In this emotional extended edition of the podcast, Charlene White tells fellow ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham how hard it was to attend a socially-distanced funeral.Lockdown measures have changed how we pay our respects. Funeral mourners are limited to just a handful of close family members and passing a tissue to a teary relative could land you in trouble.Charlene explains how the stripped back process was a world away from the nine-nights - a traditional Jamaican wake that lasts for several days - she is used to and why her aunt's send-off still feels unfinished.She also discusses why coronavirus has felt so close to home in her community and discusses the reaction she got to highlighting the disproportionate impact of the virus on ethnic minorities and black people.Charlene and Julie also discuss the explosion of the Black Lives Matter protest movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US and the prospects of lasting change in British society and family conversations across the UK.
02/07/20·36m 1s

How do you recover after lockdown ruins your big career moment?

The introduction of lockdown impacted so many people’s working lives.For Stephen Laughton it stopped short his career’s ambition. The playwright had been working hand to mouth before finally seeing one of his plays, One Jewish Boy, open to packed audiences and rave reviews in London’s West End.Then a week later the introduction of lockdown shut theatres, blocked crowds and left his play with no certain date of return.Which meant TV and film deals were all put on pause, leaving Stephen in real uncertainty. Speaking from New York, he describes his experience to ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale, discusses the impact on the industry and offers a spirited defence of the need for the arts in all our lives.Plus he has a message for theatre director-turned-Hollywood heavyweight Sam Mendes.
01/07/20·15m 23s

Does lockdown easing worry you? Follow this advice

“You’ll have some people celebrating and being thrilled. You’ll have other people really terrified of making those first steps into the communities they once felt completely at peace within.”So says TV presenter and psychologist Emma Kenny on how different people are likely to respond to the easing of lockdown measures. She has timely advice for those suffering from ‘return anxiety’ as things in society begin to resemble what life was like pre-pandemic. The Manchester-based psychologist talks Kylie Pentelow through key strategies for dealing with common concerns, like stepping out in public, sending children back to school or preparing to mix with a lot of people after months of isolated living.
30/06/20·20m 46s

How can lockdown improve our lives and the way we work?

Lockdown has drastically changed the way we live our lives.While the dramatic restrictions have hindered so many freedoms, some have found benefits from the simplification of their daily lives.Could it be that once the lockdown is over, people will look to retain some elements of this newfound simpler form of living? Or will the pace of 'normal' life overrun our best intentions?In this episode, psychotherapist John Halker explains to ITV Channel's Gary Burgess how we could use what we've learned to appreciate amid the pandemic to improve society and the way we work. What are the steps we can take to better appreciate our own lives?
23/06/20·16m 20s

Meghan Markle and Alexa Chung's hairstylist on how you can get a safe haircut

Are you desperate for a haircut? The wait could soon be over with salons and hairdressers hopeful of reopening by summer.Hairdressers to the stars George Northwood explains to Kylie Pentelow how salons like his are taking steps to reopen safely, why he’s expecting to deal with some drastic DIY cuts and why lockdown has made him rethink what getting a haircut means to people. George - whose clients include Meghan Markle and Alexa Chung - says he and other salon owners are not prepared to compromise on safety and those coming in for cuts must understand it won't be the same as their pre-lockdown haircut experience.Plus, he discusses his experience of the past few months and how he replied to the "few requests" he received to give a sly trim to his clients at the height of lockdown.
22/06/20·20m 2s

How has lockdown affected house prices and renting?

Despite the strict stay-at-home restrictions at the start of lockdown, some brave people continued to move home - often through forced circumstances.Mary Nightingale speaks to Monica Menniti who was stuck living with her ex-fiancé when lockdown started and had an anything-but-ideal experience when she moved into a studio flat in London which she'd only seen through a virtual viewing.Miles Shipside from then explains how lockdown has affected the way people search for their next home - and the way people advertise their properties.And as our nation prepares to potentially change its way of life dramatically whenever the post-pandemic begins, he gives his thoughts on how that could impact on the houses we want to live in as more and more people work from home (WFH).
19/06/20·21m 34s

Duncan Goodhew on how swimming can be safe

ITV News Presenter Kylie Pentelow speaks to British swimming legend Duncan Goodhew on the future of the nation’s favourite form of exercise.“It’s the longest time I’ve been out of the water. It’s not been easy,” he admits as he and other avid swimmers endure a third month of pools being shut across the UK with no return date in sight.The Olympic golden boy at Moscow 1980 is now president of the Swimathon charity and explains the actions he wants to see taken to get pools back open amid lockdown. He explains why swimming pools should not be prioritised behind gyms and the changes which could be made to limit the spread of the virus.Duncan also explains the action he wants government to take to help save under-threat pools and questions the role of lifeguards in the short term.And he asks whether the 2m rule should apply to swimmers, while arguing pools can be made viable for the whole community.
18/06/20·19m 30s

Q&A: Should we wear PPE that covers our eyes?

Coronavirus: Q&A, which airs on ITV every Monday night, puts your questions to key public figures involved in making the big decisions affecting our lives at the moment, plus our resident health and consumer affairs experts.ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain puts viewers' health and consumer questions to Dr Sarah Jarvis, CEO of the British Retail Consortium Helen Dickinson and Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt.Among the questions this week: Should we wear PPE that covers our eyes? Will social distancing make our immune systems weaker? And how will retailers be able to cope now the shops have re-opened?Plus we hear from a viewer who is worried their newborn granddaughter won't be able to travel abroad as they have been unable to register her birth.You can listen to previous episodes of the Coronavirus: Q&A on this podcast feed or check out the full programme on our YouTube page.
17/06/20·14m 5s

Everything you need to know about the Premier League return

The national sport is back on June 17 as wall-to-wall football comes to living rooms and smartphones across the UK. The Premier League insists footballers are safer on the pitch than at the supermarket, but how will the games in empty stadia work in practice and what happens if an outbreak of the virus hits one of the 20 teams?Sports Editor Steve Scott talks Mary Nightingale through all the issues, including the prospect of Liverpool clinching their first title in 30 years at the home of their city rivals Everton: will the fans really follow the law and stay away?
16/06/20·24m 12s

What can the UK learn from a country now declared virus-free?

The Faroe Islands has become one of the first countries in the world to declare itself Covid-19 free.Scotland Correspondent Peter Smith speaks to member of parliament, Kristina Háfoss, who explains how a swift in the strategy brought in in March has succeeded.She argues there were disadvantages as well as advantages to fighting a pandemic among a relatively small population. And she explains what other nations could learn from its approach, particularly its testing regime.
15/06/20·23m 18s

UK's first hotels to reopen - but how will they be safe?

Northern Ireland is the first country in the UK to confirm it will reopen its hotels.July 20 is set to be the day guests are welcomed back for a night or an extended stay away from home. So how will social distancing work and can hotels really ensure there will be no spread of the virus as people stay from one night to the next?UTV's Gareth Wilkinson spoke to Claire Hunter of the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle as she prepared to pioneer the new normal in her industry.The interview was recorded prior to the Republic confirming it is opening hotels at the end of June rather than be in sync with Northern Ireland.
12/06/20·24m 31s

The part of the British Isles where the pubs and schools are open

The pubs are open, along with restaurants and cafes, and the kids are back at school - while the hairdressers are back in business. And all on the British Isles. While the UK may be in lockdown, the British Crown dependency Guernsey has managed to return its islanders to something that looks very much like normal life. One person earning an enormous amount of credit for that success is Dr Nicola Brink, the director of public health for Guernsey and Alderney.In this fascinating discussion with ITV Channel’s Gary Burgess she explains how she and colleagues initiated a test and trace system months ago, introduced phrases of household bubbles and engaged the community to drive the changes which has led to lockdown easing. With more than 40 days without a new reported case of Covid-19, it’s led to Guernsey being dubbed the New Zealand of the Northern Hemisphere.
11/06/20·17m 46s

Can we trust China's claims about the virus?

The World Health Organisation has praised China for its response to Covid-19 but some people are sceptical.ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale talks to Asia Correspondent Debi Edward who has been reporting from both Beijing and Wuhan since the outbreak started.Debi has interviewed families who have lost loved ones from coronavirus and questioned health officials about what is and isn't being reported. With just over 84,000 cases in the country compared to the UK's staggering 290,000, what has China done well and is it sharing everything it knows about the virus?
10/06/20·24m 32s

Q&A travel special: Can I go on holiday abroad in July?

In this episode of our podcast, we bring you this week's audio version of ITV News' weekly programme, Coronavirus: Q&A, which airs every Monday night. The programme puts your questions to key public figures involved in making the big decisions affecting our lives at the moment, plus our resident health and consumer affairs experts.ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain puts viewers' health and consumer questions to Dr Sarah Jarvis and travel writer Simon Calder.Among the questions this week: Can I go on holiday abroad in July? Will I be able to get a refund for a flight if I'm shielding? And how can I socially distance at an airport?Plus we find out who should be wearing face coverings and how to properly remove them.You can watch Coronavirus: Q&A live on ITV every Monday at 8pm and we'll bring you an audio version of each edition on this podcast feed. If you have a health or consumer question you would like our experts to answer on the programme, email
09/06/20·15m 13s

Will anti-lockdown stance bring down Bolsonaro in Brazil?

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has left a country divided with his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale talks to correspondent Juliet Bremner who has been reporting from the South American country during the outbreak. From protests on Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana Beach to the bedside of patients in São Paulo, we get the latest at how the country - which has been recording over 1,000 deaths a day - is coping.Juliet explains what's next for the nation and if Covid-19 will be Bolsonaro's downfall.
05/06/20·26m 22s

What you need to know before taking stuff to charity shops

Charity shops in England can re-open on 15 June but will they be able to cope with the donations coming their way as we all declutter our homes in lockdown?ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale chats to Oxfam GB's Chief Executive Danny Sriskandarajah about the challenges shops are facing. He discusses the measures the charity is taking to keep staff safe and ensure customers won't bring coronavirus home on secondhand goods.Oxfam estimate half a billion more people will be pushed into poverty because of the outbreak - will charity shops be able to help?To find out more about the charities coronavirus emergency response appeal visit
04/06/20·17m 29s

Q&A: When will doctors surgeries reopen for normal appointments - and can I have a barbecue in my back garden?

In this episode of our podcast, we bring you this week's audio version of ITV News' weekly programme, Coronavirus: Q&A, which airs every Monday night. The programme puts your questions to key public figures involved in making the big decisions affecting our lives at the moment, plus our resident health and consumer affairs experts.ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain puts viewers' health and consumer questions to Dr Sarah Jarvis and ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen.Among the questions this week: When will doctors surgeries reopen for normal appointments? Do I need need to let a gas engineer into my house? And how long are asymptomatic people infectious for? Plus we find out how to have a safe barbecue as lockdown measures ease in England.You can watch Coronavirus: Q&A live on ITV every Monday at 8pm and we'll bring you an audio version of each edition on this podcast feed. If you have a health or consumer question you would like our experts to answer on the programme, email
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