A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Rachel Springall from Money-facts.co.uk. Today they discuss the record number of A-level students achieving a university place and the latest government plans to tackle childhood obesity. Plus we take a look at the pounds slump against the Euro as some airports offer as little as 99 cents to the pound. All these stories and more on The News Review,
Georgie Frost is joined by independent financial analyst Martyn James. Today they discuss the latest employment figures and new legislation aimed at cracking down on corporate tax avoidance. Plus the latest survey into student spending. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The National Farmers' Union is launching a post-Brexit options paper for its members on what trade deal they would like with the European Union and the rest of the world.
Over 34,000 non-UK born workers were employed on UK farms in 2014, and a key area now being discussed is the importance of free movement of labour for the farming industry.
So just how vital an issue is this? Joe Aldridge has been speaking to the NFU's Vice President Guy Smith to find out.
Georgie Frost is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss new orders for customers to be refunded for mistakes in gas meter readings as well as the launch of the government's new life time ISA. With 90% of adults across the country now shopping online they also look at the issues around the growing amount of shopping going missing each year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Charlotte Burns from studentmoneysaver.co.uk. Today they discuss the latest industrial action from Eurostar workers and sticking with the travel theme take a look at airline charges for using credit or debit cards. Plus they also talk about the latest government list naming and shaming companies who fail to pay workers the minimum wage. All these stories and more on The News Review.
This week has seen Russia speaking with first Turkey and then the UK, seemingly working on its diplomatic relations. But why now - And what is President Putin's seeming game plan? Matt Cox speaks to Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova to find out more.
Jack Sommers, of the Huffington Post UK, talked about the biggest stories in the world of politics. The GMB has backed Owen Smith's Labour leadership campaign, at the same time as a High Court challenge continues over the party’s leadership contest. And there’s more controversy surrounding the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Southern Rail is in turmoil and the network is to endure another week of chaos as conductors begin a five-day strike over driver-only trains. So what is going on at the British railway company? Joe Aldridge has been looking into Southern's struggles.