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Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain

blogs.channel4.com — Why there are fewer jihadis from the US than Britain When it comes to finger pointing across national borders it always surprises me how much even the fiercest critics at home can circle the wagons.

Gun instructor shot by nine-year-old girl - video

channel4.com — The girl, who has not been named, was being taught how to use a nine millimetre Uzi machine gun. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, was standing next to the girl and helped her shoot a single round. He then switched the gun to fully automatic mode, and the recoil caused the girl to swing around and shoot Mr Vacca in the head.

Hints of summer bouncing back next week

blogs.channel4.com — I'm sure you don't need a weatherman to tell you that the weather on bank holiday Monday was grim. In fact, very grim. Rain poured from the skies in classic British bank holiday fashion for all except Scotland, leading to weather that would put an autumnal day in mid-October to shame.

'Just grubby little men letting us down'

channel4.com — What do the people of Rotherham make of the way the council dealt with child abuse? And what impact will the report have on the community?
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Channel4News: ‘Just grubby little men letting us down’ – people in Rotherham on how the council dealt with child abuse bit.ly/1AV4VUr #c4news

Rotherham authorities 'put community cohesion before rape'

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Rochdale's Labour MP Simon Danczuk and journalist and blogger Sunny Hundal debate who is to blame for the Rotherham child abuse scandal - and how far the ethnicity of the abusers is a factor.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @sunny_hundal: Watch @Channel4News debate between Simon Danczuk & myself. Only one of us read the report I think channel4.com/news/rotherham…

Kate Bush live comeback - the no spoiler Q&A

channel4.com — If you're desperately trying to avoid spoilers ahead of the next 21 gigs, this is the only Kate Bush news page you should look at today. This is a set-list free zone! Newly married couple Zenobia and Chris Boyd, from Glasgow, were so determined to see Before the Dawn, they returned early from their own honeymoon.
Aug 27, 2014

#katebushlive If you're a lucky ticket holder don't ruin it for yourself! Read the **no spoiler** #BeforetheDawn Q&A bit.ly/1qKAGZ4

Aug 27, 2014

Kate Bush comeback: no spoiler Q&A - all you need about Hammersmith if you're planning to see her - #c4news - bit.ly/1qKAGZ4

Aug 27, 2014

If you want to know a bit about the #KateBush show but NOT TOO MUCH, step right this way for the no spoiler Q&A: bit.ly/1qKAGZ4

Gary Gibbon on Politics

blogs.channel4.com — South Yorkshire PCC Theresa May has just said in an interview that it's not for her to call for the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright to resign over the Rotherham abuse scandal but went on to say in barely disguised language that that is exactly what he should do.
Aug 27, 2014

Gary Gibbon on how the depressing stalemate over the South Yorkshire PCC is a result of the job's legal framework blogs.channel4.com/gary-gibbon-on…

Rotherham child abuse: PCC urged to quit over report

channel4.com — PCC Shaun Wright was the cabinet member responsible for children's services in Rotherham from 2005 to 2010, in the middle of a period when, according to a report released yesterday, gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other sexual exploitation on a wide scale was taking place.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Channel4News: David Greenwood (solicitor) tells #c4news not impressed by S Yorks police on Rotherham, simple to prosecute - bit.ly/1nDzaXO

Aug 27, 2014

RT @Channel4News: David Greenwood (solicitor) tells #c4news not impressed by S Yorks police on Rotherham, simple to prosecute - bit.ly/1nDzaXO

James Foley's parents: 'He was a light in the dark' - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. John and Diane Foley, parents of murdered US journalist James, say they had hoped to negotiate their son's release with his Islamic State captors - but the decision had "already been made".
Aug 26, 2014

Really remarkable interview with the brave parents of Jim Foley: channel4.com/news/james-fol…

Aug 26, 2014

Exclusive: James Foley was a "light in the dark", his parents tells @jonsnowC4 - watch the full interview online bit.ly/1swAH52

Aug 26, 2014

Terribly sad interview with #JamesFoley 's amazing parents. Watch the full intv online now channel4.com/news/james-fol…

Aug 26, 2014

RT @Channel4News: Diane Foley tells #c4news under-estimated level of hatred and brutality, hoped to negotiate with IS - video - bit.ly/1zzsBLx

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Kids and Guns - 4oD - Channel 4

channel4.com — Kids and Guns on 4 on Demand. Watch Kids and Guns online when you want on 4oD. The controversial right to bear arms is at the heart of American culture. In the USA there is a huge divide among parents. Some are against the sale of toy guns while others are buying the children the real thing.
Aug 27, 2014

Horrific. 9-yr old accidentally shoots her gun instructor dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2… And I was already shocked by this channel4.com/programmes/kid…

Rotherham child abuse: the ethnic dimension

channel4.com — Professor Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham from 1997-2013, states that the issue of race, regardless of ethnic group, should be tackled as an absolute priority if it is known to be a significant factor in the criminal activity of organised abuse in any local community.

What weapons has Islamic State seized at Tabqa?

channel4.com — The militant group, which has declared parts of Iraq and Syria as its caliphate, fought over the weekend for control of the base, and on Wednesday released images of the battle, prisoners, the dead and of the spoils of war.

Taxpayer-backed RBS fined over mortgage advice

channel4.com — What RBS did wrong According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), RBS and retail arm NatWest failed to ensure that advice given to customers was suitable. Two reviews of sales from 2012 found that in over half the cases the suitability of the advice was not clear from the file or call recording.

My grandfather the WWI general: a hero, not a donkey

blogs.channel4.com — My grandfather the WWI general: a hero, not a donkey One hundred years ago today, my grandfather, Lieutenant General Sir Thomas D'Oyly Snow, led the retreat from Mons. It was the last time in history that the British cavalry charged. Effectively Tom Snow's tactics were those of Wellington's wars 100 years earlier.
Aug 26, 2014

Watch @jonsnowC4's film on his grandfather, the WWI general who led retreat from Mons 100 years ago today bit.ly/1qeWA9r #C4news

Aug 26, 2014

In the footseps of my grandafther , the WWI General who led the retreat from Mons 100 years ago today bit.ly/1qeWA9r #C4news

Aug 26, 2014

me + @TheHistoryguy In persuit of grandpa General Snow who led the Retreat from Mons:Do watch here bit.ly/1tzAQHy and @channe4news