The Marapi volcano eruption in Indonesia has claimed the lives of at least 11 climbers with a dozen still missing. A suspected terror attack in France over the weekend kills one and injures two others. What are the dangers of a digital currency? A treasury committee highlights privacy issues and risks of authoritarianism. A British-owned […]
We look into how Hong Kong faces growing challenges to freedom of religion or belief. It comes as legal migration figures show that in the year ending June 2023, around 47,000 people arrived in the UK from Hong Kong. Here’s more from the chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, Benedict Rogers.
Fighting resumes in Gaza, bringing an end to the seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas. Are UK universities overreliant on Chinese money? A recent report says so, noting serious risks for our national security. Work on an underground basin in Paris is aiming to make the river Seine swimmable, ahead of the next Olympic Games. […]
Some regions are forecast to have up to ten centimetres of snow, with school closures and crashes on roads, as the cold snap continues. Hamas gunmen open fire on Israeli civilians at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing at least three and wounding others. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he’s not in the grip of […]
An increasing number of children and young people are being treated for mental health problems since the pandemic and lockdowns, according to a recent NHS survey. It found the number of young people with eating disorders jumped by almost 50 percent. NTD spoke to clinical psychologist Dr Zenobia Storah about children’s mental health.
NATO says Ukraine is closer to becoming a member than ever before after a foreign minister summit of the alliance. A poll finds two-thirds of English adults back government plans to phase out smoking. We speak to a clinical psychologist about how young people are still feeling the impact of the pandemic and restrictions. Volunteers […]
A fresh row erupts over the Elgin Marbles on the day of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s cancelled meeting with the Greek prime minister. Michael Gove points to the “significant” beliefs in government the coronavirus was man-made. The first transatlantic passenger flight leaves for New York powered solely by plant-derived fuel. See the new arrival of […]
The relationship between the UK and Greece is entangled in a complex dialogue concerning permissions and ownership regarding the Elgin Marbles. NTD spoke with Ivan Macquisten, an adviser to the antiquities dealers’ association for insight into the controversy.
Discussion between Rishi Sunak and his Greek counterpart faced a setback, triggering a new dispute concerning the Elgin Marbles. Downing Street stated that the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, had committed not to advocate for the sculptures’ return during his visit to the UK. However, despite this agreement, Mitsotakis expressed his stance on the BBC […]
NTD interviewed consultant surgeon Dr. Tony Hinton to discuss insights from the government’s handling of the pandemic. Dr. Hinton shed light on critical aspects of the government’s pandemic response and highlighted areas for potential improvement in future health crises.
Research published this week reveals British universities’ strategic dependence on Beijing. It includes funding from companies linked to the Chinese military. But what are Beijing’s aims, and why should we be concerned? Here’s more from former British diplomat and author of “China Coup: The Great Leap to Freedom,” Roger Garside.
Amazon workers strike on the busiest shopping day of the year. The Taoiseach has some strong words as he condemns rioters causing havoc in central Dublin Thursday night. The government heralds Nissan’s plan to build two new electric car models in Sunderland. Find out which legendary store has returned to London’s Oxford Street.
The International Cricket Council this week banned athletes from international women’s matches if they have been through male puberty. It follows similar moves from other sports including cycling and swimming. Jon Pike, a senior lecturer in philosophy, said an understanding of male advantage in sport has been established and things are unlikely to go back. […]
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron visited Israel Thursday following the announcement this week of a cease-fire, which is due to commence on Friday afternoon. Mr. Cameron met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and visited communities affected by the Hamas terrorist attack. He expressed his hope that the truce between Israel and Hamas could […]
Recent findings uncover connections between student associations throughout the UK and Beijing’s global propaganda efforts. These Chinese societies purportedly stifle discourse on topics such as Hong Kong and the Uyghur genocide while fostering a climate of intimidation among Chinese students. NTD discussed with Marc Sidwell, director of research at the Henry Jackson Society, for further […]
Labour is split over its stance on a ceasefire in Gaza. We discuss how the war could impact the party. European nations are looking to new measures to tackle growing illegal immigration. The Tories lag behind Labour in the polls. But what can Prime Minister Rishi Sunak do to turn the public to favour his […]
Labour’s stance on a ceasefire in Gaza has caused division within the party. NTD interviewed polling expert and politics professor Sir John Curtice to explore the ongoing influence of the Israel-Hamas conflict on the party.
The father of a girl held hostage by the Hamas terrorist group was among those speaking at a vigil in central London. Nine-year-old Emily is being held in the tunnels under Gaza after being kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7th. The crowds were calling to bring her and all the hostages home.
There is pressure on the newly appointed foreign secretary, lord David Cameron, to disclose his financial interests linked to Beijing. Will any financial deal influence the UK’s stance on Beijing? And what should we make of Chinese state media hailing his appointment? NTD discussed that, and more, with former diplomat in China and associate fellow […]
Suella Braverman, the now sacked home secretary, is demanding an end to what she labeled as “self-deception and spin” over the government’s Rwanda policy. Sunak says he’ll bring in an emergency bill to fix the plan, but Braverman says this is set to fail.
Former home secretary Suella Braverman sets out five key criteria that she says should be met for the Rwanda plan to be a success. A second hostage was found dead in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces released a video said to show Hamas’s command centre below Gaza’s largest hospital. We’ll be talking about whether David […]
NTD speaks to James Cunningham, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Israel, and the U.N., about Iran’s role in the Israel–Hamas war. He says Iran is siding with China, Russia, and North Korea, countries that are accepting or actively supporting Hamas’s attack on Israel.
Eight shadow ministers quit over Labour’s stance on Gaza as Sir Keir Starmer suffers a major rebellion. To climb on a war memorial is not illegal but to arrest protesters for climbing on a war memorial might be illegal, according to the Metropolitan Police chief. An elderly lady was injured after an alleged collision with […]
Eighteen people have been fired by McDonald’s after hundreds of workers made sexual abuse, racism, and bullying claims. The Scottish Tories threaten the health secretary with a vote of no confidence over an 11,000 pound ($13,750) roaming bill on his parliamentary iPad. U.S. Republicans met in Paris at the weekend to speak with European conservative […]
A recent study examined the dependence of UK universities on China. NTD spoke with James Cunningham, a former U.S. Ambassador and Chair of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation, about Beijing’s influence on British universities.
Police estimate around 300,000 people took part in the pro-Palestine march in London on Nov. 11. Most of the weekly protests have been non-violent, although the Telegraph has reported some of the groups behind the protests have links to the Hamas terrorist group.
We look at why Gaza-based photojournalists, working for major media outlets, were on the scene on the morning of the Oct. 7 attack. We’ll be discussing the upcoming meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping. Figures show the economy has flatlined over the last quarter. But it’s expected the UK will […]
President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet in California to discuss trade, Taiwan, and U.S.-China relations. The meeting isn’t expected to lead to major announcements, but thousands of protesters are expected to descend on San Francisco. NTD spoke with author and former British diplomat Roger Garside about the significance of the meeting. […]
Home Secretary Suella Braverman accuses the Met Police of “playing favourites” with protesters ahead of a planned pro-Palestinian march on Armistice Day. We discuss the planned protest with a security specialist, who says it shouldn’t go ahead this weekend, as people show their respects to Britain’s fallen soldiers. A new report argues the West needs […]
While some individuals in pro-Palestine protests genuinely sympathize with the Palestinian cause, there are concerns about the presence of agitators with distorted and extreme agendas among these demonstrators. NTD spoke with Will Geddes, a security specialist, on the importance of understanding underlying motivations in protests to prevent mischaracterizations.
One month ago, Hamas attacked Israel. according to Israeli tallies, the terrorists killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and took more than 200 hostages. The Hamas-controlled Gaza health ministry said more than 10,300 people, both civilians and terrorists, have died in Gaza since the war began. Here’s more from commentator and expert on the Middle East […]
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets out his priorities in the King’s Speech—among them, support for North Sea drilling and reform of the housing market. Mr. Sunak hopes a focus on “bread and butter” conservative issues will win back supporters. It’s been a month of agony for an Israeli father after his wife and young children […]
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak invited global leaders to the AI Safety Summit this week, including from Beijing—sparking controversy among some MPs and campaigners. The prime minister defended his decision, saying it was important to engage with China on AI safety. NTD spoke with Benedict Rogers, CEO of Hong Kong Watch and deputy chair of the […]
Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings and his former chief of communications Lee Cain have been among those giving evidence to the UK’s Covid inquiry. But critics said there needs to be more focus on whether it was correct to have a lockdown in the first place. Here’s more from Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of […]
America’s top diplomat urges Israeli leaders to allow for humanitarian pauses in their war with Hamas in Gaza, as fighting intensifies. We discuss Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to invite Beijing to the AI safety summit this week, despite criticism from some of his own MPs. An AI safety researcher tells us we’d be impressed […]
Hundreds of schools closed, and thousands of homes are without power, as Storm Ciaran batters the south of England and brings travel chaos. More British nationals are leaving Gaza after two British aid workers were among hundreds of foreign nationals who fled the enclave for Egypt. The foreign office says around 200 Brits are still […]
Restoring traditional values was one of the themes of the Alliance for the Responsible Citizenship Conference, co-founded by Jordan Peterson. The gathering in London brought together international leaders, forming what he’s called an alternative narrative to that being put forward by organisations like the World Economic Forum.
The Alliance for Responsible Citizenship—a three-day conference co-founded by Jordan Peterson—has come to a close. He spoke about facing an uncertain future with faith and courage. Politicians and thought leaders from across the world gathered in central London. One of the speakers was Katharine Birbalsingh, the Headmistress of Michaela Community School, who spoke with NTD’s […]
The AI safety summit, which aims to bring together governments and representatives of the industry from across the world, will begin at Bletchley Park. It’s set to focus on what the government calls frontier AI. NTD has more on the main risks that AI poses from a professor in security engineering, Ross Anderson.
Israeli troops are pushing further into Gaza amid concerns over people sheltered in the biggest hospital in the enclave. Moscow blames Ukraine after hundreds of men rushed onto the tarmac of an airport in Russia, with the aim to disrupt the arrival of a plane from Israel. How much can you get for a used […]
From ancient epics and fairy tales to Lord of The Rings and manga, a new exhibition that opened at the British Library explores the influence of fantasy throughout the ages. Maps, manuscripts, costumes, and film props give an insight into the evolution of the genre. NTD spoke with the curator for the exhibition to hear […]
French authorities want to ban pro-Palestinian demonstrations, but some courts have defended the freedom to demonstrate. This shows the deeper concerns over public order and rising tensions in communities. Israel expects to have a long and difficult war in Gaza as its military needs to dismantle Hamas’s vast network of tunnels. A probe found Natwest’s […]
London’s metropolitan police are facing pressure to put restrictions on a pro-Palestine march taking place this Saturday. The campaign against antisemitism says some people demonstrating in previous weeks showed support for proscribed terrorist organisations and are calling for the police to take more action. Hundreds gathered outside the Metropolitan Police headquarters calling for more protection […]
American XL Bully dogs have recently made headlines after being involved in several, sometimes fatal, attacks. The government said the dogs will be banned by the end of this year. NTD spoke with canine behaviorist Lez Graham, who said the dogs gained popularity during the pandemic.
The prime minister backs calls for a “pause” in the conflict between Israel and Hamas—but not a ceasefire. Sir Keir Starmer meets Muslim MPs to ease off backlash from the Labour grassroots and some in his party. He’d previously suggested Israel had a right to cut off water and electricity to Gaza. We talk about […]
Two elderly women have been released by Hamas, including the 85-year-old mother of a British citizen. The UK says it’s cutting the number of hotels used to house migrants by 50 over the next three months. Parents have the right to know the content of sex education in primary schools in England, says Education Secretary […]
This year marks 300 years since the death of Sir Christopher Wren. His greatest masterpiece is St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. A mathematician, astronomer, and inventor, he taught himself architecture, and his buildings continue to feature in the London skyline they once defined. NTD’s Jane Werrell speaks to City of London guide Mary Brooks about […]
Storm Babet has claimed two lives in Scotland. Rescue operations are underway in Brechin, Angus, where hundreds of homes have been flooded. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak lands in Egypt. He wants to prevent the war in Gaza from spreading through the Middle East, while opening an aid corridor for the Palestinians. In another night of […]