Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

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

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May 28, 2024 28 mins
In her first major campaign speech, Rachel Reeves has pitched herself as the UK's next chancellor to an audience of company bosses, promising the "most pro-growth Treasury in our country's history" if Labour wins the election. 

But after pledging not to announce any new tax hikes and that Labour policies would be fully funded and costed, how she intends to pay for Labour's plan for the UK remains unclear.  

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After avoiding public scrutiny for nearly a decade, Paula Vennells, the former Post Office boss, finally faced questions about her role in the most widespread miscarriage of justice that Britain has ever seen.

She has been giving evidence at the Post Office Horizon Inquiry for the last three days – and today she was accused by lawyers of talking "rubbish" and being in "la la land".

Sky's Jonathan Samuels spoke to Sky's business corre...
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The political parties have been setting out their election campaigns, with voters going to the polls exactly six weeks from today.   
 
On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to deputy political editor Sam Coates who is following the prime minister on his campaign trail around the UK, visiting four nations in two days. He also chats with chief political correspondent Jon Craig about the launch of Labour's campaign in Kent.   
 
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The prime minister has called a general election for 4 July. It means parliament only has a few days to pass any bills still waiting to become law before MPs leave Westminster to begin campaigning. 
  
On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson gets the very latest from our deputy political editor Sam Coates and political correspondent Tamara Cohen on why the election was announced today, and what the next six weeks of campaigning could ha...
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The former Post Office boss, Paula Vennells, has been testifying at the Inquiry examining the Horizon IT scandal.

It's the first time Paula Vennells has spoken publicly in nearly ten years.

The hundreds of wronged Post Office workers, and their families, have been keenly anticipating her evidence, as, on her watch, prosecutions continued, despite mounting evidence that there was something wrong with the system.

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How do we help people keep their jobs and livelihoods alongside the pressure to move to an environmentally friendly and sustainable future?  

It's been estimated that 1.3 million jobs in the UK could be affected by the drive to get to net zero emissions - many in traditional industries such as steelmaking. 
 
Sophy Ridge presents this episode with Sky News' people and politics correspondent Nick Martin whose reporting has been focusin...
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The infected blood scandal was "not an accident" and its failures lie with "successive governments, the NHS, and blood services", a public inquiry has found. 

More than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from 1970 to 1991 after being given contaminated blood products and transfusions - about 3,000 of whom have since died.

Sir Brian Langstaff, who chaired the inquiry, said the scale of what happened was "horrifying"....
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Thousands of people died after being given infected blood transfusions by the NHS. 
  
They were people with haemophilia, women giving birth, and cancer patients who died after contracting HIV or Hepatitis C from infected blood. 
  
An inquiry has been studying millions of pages of evidence from hundreds of sources and witnesses for six years. 
  
From its source in the early 1970s via warnings, missed opportunities, delays and perhaps e...
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China's Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have met in Beijing – promoting their alliance and their new ‘world order’ away from the West.  

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky’s Asia correspondent Nicole Johnston in Beijing and Sky’s Moscow correspondent Ivor Bennett to discuss the highlights of the summit so far.

Plus, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer made a key speech to lay out six pledges ahead of his electio...
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Hundreds of young men have died trying to use boats to get from Senegal to the Canary Islands.   
 
On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears about what's been called the "deadliest and busiest migrant passage in the world".   
 
Niall is joined by our Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir who has been to the fishing town of Mbour on the Senegalese coast to see the scale of the problem. 
 
Plus, in the UK, our communities...
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Anti-obesity jabs like Ozempic could reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes or heart failure in obese people regardless of the amount of weight they lose while on the drug.   
  
Researchers found after three years of treatment participants had a 20% lower risk of obesity and its associated health impacts, which currently cost the NHS over £6bn per year.  
  
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky’s science and medical ...
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A landmark parliamentary inquiry into traumatic childbirths has called for an overhaul of the UK's maternity services after finding poor care is "all-too-frequently tolerated as normal".  

The report calls for a new maternity commissioner who will report to the prime minister, better staffing levels on maternity wards, and for mothers to be listened to more. 

On the Sky News Daily, Matt Barbet speaks to campaigner and mother-of-two T...
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Across the UK anger is brewing among farmers.  

Protests have already been held in London, Dover and Wales, with more on the way - mirroring similar tensions seen across Europe in the last six months.     

Their anger is focused on cheap foreign imports and changes to subsidies forcing farmers to give up land in favour of environmental schemes.    

But what does this mean for the food on our table - and is British produce now a luxury...
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On this episode, Niall speaks to one of the doctors who worked to restore the hearing of an 18-month-old girl – who was born deaf.   
   
Medics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge have used gene therapy to help a rare condition, auditory neuropathy. It’s caused by the disruption of nerve impulses travelling from the inner ear to the brain.   
    
Opal Sandy can now respond to her parents’ voices and can communicate words such as “...
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The UK media regulator has set out new rules for social media companies designed to keep children safe online.   

The new Ofcom rules include age verification and reformulating algorithms to keep children away from "toxic" content. But parents whose children have died as a result of exposure to harmful content have called the rules an "insult". 

On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson is joined by technology correspondent at the Financi...
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The Israeli Defense Force says it has taken 'operational control' of the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing, the main entry point for aid into the region. It comes less than 24 hours after Hamas said they would accept a ceasefire deal drawn up by Egyptian mediators. 
 
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to explore why Israel rejected the deal, saying it fell "far from meeting"...
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Labour are celebrating big wins in the Blackpool South by-election, in the local elections and in most of the mayoral races that have declared so far.  
 
The Conservatives could lose up to 500 councillors, though their candidate Ben Houchen did hold on to his role as mayor of Tees Valley. A win which gave the prime minister something to be pleased about and will probably help him keep his job for now. 
 
But are these grim results for...
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Thousands of fans have been left frustrated after Manchester’s newest venue delayed its launch again after a string of technical problems.

The Co-op Live arena will be the UK’s largest indoor arena accommodating 23,500 people at a cost of £365m - but it’s yet to officially open its doors, cancelling tours from Peter Kay, Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Olivia Rodrigo.   

On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to Sky’s chief North of En...
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Violent protests over the Israel-Hamas war have reached boiling point across university campuses in the United States.

Pro-Palestinian protesters are demanding their universities cut ties with Israel or any companies that support its ongoing war in Gaza.

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson gets eyewitness analysis from US correspondent Mark Stone in George Washington University. They discuss the arrests, tear gas and counter-protes...
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April 30, 2024 20 mins
The King has returned to official public duties for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer. Alongside the Queen, he visited a cancer treatment centre to meet staff and patients as part of his new role as patron of Cancer Research UK.

Sources have stressed that despite his return to public engagements, the King still has cancer and will continue to be treated for the undisclosed form of the disease.

On the Sky News Daily, Ni...
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