Are sell-by dates finally past their sell-by date? Last year, reporter Jonathan Maitland diced with dysentery when he deliberately ate food whose shelf life had well and truly expired. Mouldy bread, whiffy mince... Maitland came to no harm and has lived to tell the tale. For his next trick he wants to see if he can create a banquet for 5,000 people using only food scavenged from supermarket bins. We throw away obscene amounts of perfectly good food in this country because of our obsession about sell-by dates but perhaps our food safety paranoia has gone too far... Chef Antony Worrall Thompson helps stir the debate by cooking up a freegan feast. Binoffee pie anyone?
‘TONIGHT - Endgame Afghanistan’ The programme was shown on 17 Feb and gives an insight into the lives and roles of the RAF personnel serving at Camp Bastion. Presenter Morland Sanders follows a day in the life of RAF Chaplain Flt Lt Adrian Dyer, talks with RAF medical and Force Protection staff on a Medical Emergency Response Team, talks with the Stn Cdr and goes out with 34 Sqn RAF Regt...
A look at the threats in cyberspace - from our personal computer through to nation states.
An ITN report years later (2010) about the situation in post civil war Bosnia-Herzegovina. The original reporter who first broke the story about the Omarska concentration run by Serb war criminals goes back to interview prisoners and guards....Unfortunetly, it does not look like Bosnia has healed even 20 years after the conflict.
Japan has invested billions in preparing for the "superquake". They built Tokyo - a skyscraper metropolis - right next to one of the earth's most active fault lines. Their investment paid off when the greatest quake in the nation's memory came last Friday - in Tokyo it was Man who won in the battle with Mother Nature. Astonishingly just 4 people lost their lives. But North of Tokyo, Man's best attempts to prepare for a tsunami proved no match for the force of Mother Nature. Tens of thousands are feared dead, entire communities have been swept away by the giant wave that hit with little warning and maximum force. The Pacific Ocean early warning system worked - but the quake was so close to the coast it gave hundreds of thousands of people only moments to escape.
At a time when many people are embarking on a post-Christmas diet or renewing their gym membership in an attempt to shed excess festive pounds, Fiona Foster asks whether we are unwittingly damaging our children's attitude to food. She meets teenage girls who are being treated for severe eating disorders and reports on a survey commissioned by the programme, which reveals that children as young as seven are already worrying about what they eat and how much they weigh.
Reporter Chris Choi takes to the road with a woman who has had PIP implants to investigate a story that has rocked the cosmetic industry to its core and left thousands affected.
75-year-old Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing, travels to war-torn Libya to investigate whether Colonel Gaddafi was behind the atrocity. He meets the only man convicted of the attack, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and confronts the new administration in his search for answers.
As household debt rises to the five billion mark and the cost of living is at its highest level for years, the programme looks at how ordinary households are borrowing just to fund their day-to-day expenses. These pressures are also putting up the cost of getting into debt.
Jonathan Maitland investigates the increasing problem of metal theft, which is costing the country billions of pounds a year and is affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. Attacks on power substations have doubled over the past year and millions of passengers have had their rail journeys disrupted. Hospitals have also been affected as generators have been targeted, with some operations having to be cancelled as a result. What is being done to crack down on this extraordinary wave of targeted crime?
The average adult male currently weighs 13st, but is predicted to rise to 17st over the next 50 years. Fiona Foster reports on the growing number of people in the UK being treated for obesity-related illnesses and examines the financial strain this is putting on the NHS.
The public and private sectors have long regarded each other with suspicion, both imagining that the grass is greener on the other side. But in this age of austerity, who gets the best deal? ITV News business editor Laura Kuenssberg dispels some of those myths about long lunch breaks and jobs for life, and asks who really gets the best pay, the most generous perks and the biggest pensions.
Should Britain's fastest man be free to race at the Olympics? Dwain Chambers is currently barred from London 2012 but a court case next week might force the British Olympic Association to give him a second chance. The programme follows him at home and abroad in the run-up to the decision, and reveals how he is trying to put things right. A host of current and former Olympians including Sharron Davies, Kriss Akabusi, Greg Searle and Kim Collins give their views. Should Chambers be allowed to compete or should the BOA's uncompromising stance on former drug cheats stand?
There has been some remarkable progress in dental health recently - yet a third of children in the UK have tooth decay by the time they start primary school. Every year tens of thousands of them require hospital operations to remove their rotting teeth. Tonight investigates why this entirely preventable disease is still such a problem in 2012 and what can be done to eradicate it.
Jonathan Maitland looks at how some local authorities are raising extra cash by putting up fees such as library fines, car parking and even social care in order to compensate for losing government grants. At a time when some councils are planning to freeze council tax, other local authorities say they have no other choice but to raise charges - and the Government accuses some local councils of using the public as cash cows.
Jeremy Bamber, one of Britain's most notorious killers, was convicted in 1986 of the mass murder of his entire family. He was sentenced to life behind bars but has always protested his innocence. In this programme, former detective Mark Williams-Thomas is given exclusive access to new evidence that could lead to the case being referred back to the Court of Appeal.
The Prime Minister has called it the ‘merry-go-round’ of super-rich bosses rubber stamping each other’s inflated pay deals. With the average FTSE 100 chief executive earning over £5 million a year, Lord Sugar and EasyJet's Sir Stelios help ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg investigate why top pay continues to rise, while many of us struggle.
As childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough appear to be making a comeback in the UK, Fiona Foster investigates why parents are deciding not to immunise their children. What is being done to protect the health of future generations?
Unemployment is at its highest level for 18 years, but some companies say that they are having trouble recruiting suitable staff. Jonathan Maitland meets employers who are resorting to desperate measures in an attempt to fill vacancies.
Two consecutive dry winters have taken their toll and Britain is now facing its worst drought for more than 30 years, with millions of people having already had hosepipe bans imposed. With experts predicting that our climate will continue to get drier and warmer, this programme examines what we are doing to protect our water supplies and asks whether we all need to change the way we use this most precious resource.
One in five of us will experience depression at some point in our lives, and the World Health Organisation predicts that the condition will be more disabling than cancer and AIDS within a decade. Figures suggest that females suffer from it more than males, but is that the real picture? Penny Marshall takes a closer look at the illness and the stigma that still exists around it.
Jonathan Maitland investigates the impact of our changing climate as Britain goes from the hottest March since 1957 to the wettest April since records began. In the space of a few weeks the country has experienced wildfires, floods, sunshine and snow - what is happening to Britain's weather?
Energy bills average more than 1,300 pounds a year per household and are set to continue rising. For the first time in the UK, thousands of people have got together to see if they can slash the cost. They have all agreed to switch to a new supplier at the same time - but only if they are offered a good enough deal. Jonathan Maitland finds out whether people power can pay off.
Fiona Foster looks at the increasing financial burden of childcare costs, with many families paying out up to a third of their income on pre-school nurseries. Britain spends more on this than almost any other country in the world, and for many families it even outweighs their mortgage payments.
More than 750,000 people over the age of 65 are still in employment, and it is predicted that figure will double by 2017. Fiona Foster investigates whether it is fair on the young that everyone can work for as long as they like and meets some of Britain's oldest employees.
Jonathan Maitland looks at how attacks by dangerous dogs have reached record levels in the UK, highlighted by the recent shocking case of a two-year-old boy who received serious head injuries when he was attacked by his neighbour's dog. Campaigners are now demanding swift action from the government, but what can be done to stop the problem without punishing millions of responsible dog owners?
A look at how thousands are now celebrating their one hundredth birthday as we meet a centenarian marathon runner, an abseiling great grandmother, and some of the scientists racing to discover the age gene.
With just weeks to go until the start of London 2012, this programme examines some of the Games' surprising winners and losers. Pas-de-Calais in northern France has hosted 248 national Olympic teams because of its proximity to London, while thousands of landlords in the capital cannot let out their homes because of an Olympic property glut. Fiona Foster reports.
You might think that the more you earn the better off you will be. But that is not always the case, where you live makes a difference to the value of the pound in your pocket. Jonathan Maitland reports on the true extent to which where you live determines your spending power.
First in a three-part series looking at our relationship with food. Julie Etchingham examines the impact of rising food prices on already tight family budgets and looks at how many people are changing their shopping habits in order to cut their grocery bills.
It is estimated that over a million older people are lonely, and it is predicted that figure could double as the population ages and welfare cuts start to bite. With five million saying that television is their best friend, and experts linking loneliness to ill health, is it time for us all to become better neighbours?
Julie Etchingham investigates in the second programme of a three-part series. Most people know the importance of healthy eating - and there are plenty of foods out there that claim to be 'fresh', 'natural' and preservative-free. But are they all really as good for us as we like to think? Or are we kidding ourselves when we go for healthy options?
With London preparing to welcome some of the world's greatest Paralympic athletes to the 2012 Games, shocking new figures reveal that hate crimes against the disabled are at an all-time high. Tonight examines whether a welfare crackdown - which includes re-assessing whether people claiming disability benefits are fit for work - is behind an apparent change in public attitudes.
In the final part of a special three-part series in examining our relationship with food, Julie Etchingham looks at how our growing demand for food at affordable prices is leading to changes in the way it is produced. The programme visits a zero-grazing dairy farm where milk yields are well above average - but where cows are kept on concrete and indoors.
This summer has been memorable for many reasons - the London Olympics, the Queen's Jubilee, and for being among the wettest since records began. As the summer holiday season draws to a close, Tonight looks at how individuals and businesses have been left counting the cost of all that rain - and asks if it was just a bad year or if the British weather is changing for good.
Video has become a vital tool for the police, but cameras are increasingly being turned on the officers themselves. Tonight has exclusive access during two of the biggest policing operations of the summer, an English Defence League protest in Bristol and a high risk football match in Sheffield. Is the extra public scrutiny hindering police work or helping to shape a force for the 21st Century? Presented by Geraint Vincent.
The likely answer is a reality TV star, a glamour model or a footballer's wife, rather than a ground-breaking scientist or a successful businesswoman. According to a study carried out earlier this year by Girlguiding UK, the lack of positive role models for girls and young women is damaging their career prospects and aspirations. Tonight examines these claims and talks to Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell and reality TV star Amy Childs about the examples they set.
The issue of self-defence and the rights of homeowners to protect themselves always provoke public anger and sympathy. Tonight speaks exclusively to one couple who were locked in a nightmare after intruders broke into their home - with dreadful consequences. Presented by Julie Etchingham.
It all started back in July with Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France. Then we were captivated by the Olympics and Paralympics, and Andy Murray won his first-ever major victory in an epic US Open final. It has been a glorious summer of sporting success for the UK. But with so many young people keen on sport, is enough being done to encourage them?
Britain's housing market is still in crisis, five years after the start of the credit crunch. Despite steady house prices and the availability of some of the cheapest mortgages ever, millions of people are still finding it difficult to buy or sell. Tonight meets victims of the property trap and asks what can be done to get this crucial part of the UK economy moving again. With Freddie Jones.
As the ownership of smartphones and other internet enabled devices reaches a new high - this programme looks at whether our overdependence on technology could be detrimental.
Chris Choi investigates the state of Britain's railways, as train companies are in uproar, civil servants under attack and fares on the rise.
Jonathan Maitland examines calls for police, fire and ambulance crews to receive greater protection from prosecution when responding to 999 call-outs.
With young pupils being graded in key subjects early in their school lives, and the private tuition industry booming - are we putting too much pressure on children?
As the UK faces a critical shortage of heart donors, Fiona Foster meets 20-year-old university student Will Pope, who needs a transplant to save his life.
Fiona Foster looks at how guns are finding their way into the hands of criminals and uncovers a new supply route that could see the numbers of illegal weapons in circulation rise.
Although recorded crime is at its lowest level in a generation, rates for re-offending are at a record high. Fiona Foster investigates what is being done to reduce these numbers.
Tonight investigates whether calls for changes in the way young people learn to drive, the introduction of a ban on late night driving, and carrying passengers could save lives.
A celebration of the major events of the year, such as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games, the Paralympics, and the extraordinary achievements of people in other areas.
In 2013 as Britain approaches its biggest baby boom for 40 years, Fiona Foster looks at whether services that are already stretched to the limit will be able to cope with demand.
As people are priced out of the property market by the requirement of a huge deposit to buy, Jonathan Maitland looks at how this has sparked a boom in buy-to-let.
Jonathan Maitland looks at how Britain throws away seven million tonnes of food and drink every year - mostly at the end of the supply chain in our own homes and in restaurants.
Martin Lewis has been doing money makeovers for 10 years and he is on a mission to make sure we all get to grips with our finances in 2013.
Nearly 140,000 people die each year in England and Wales, when basic first aid could have saved them. Fiona Foster meets Fabrice Muamba, who campaigns for more first aid teaching.
In a one hour special the Tonight programme investigates the lives of the 10,000 Brits on waiting lists for an organ transplant.
As the UK struggles to recover from a long, deep economic crisis, record numbers are in employment - welcome to Part-Time Britain.
In the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal, the Tonight programme asks whether the NHS has lost touch with its core values
A special edition of Tonight reports exclusively on the shock findings of the biggest and most in-depth study into poverty levels in Britain. The Living Standards Survey asks 1,500 people living in Britain today what they deem to be necessities for everyday life. The survey finds that having a warm, damp free home and enough food to feed your family are basic necessities that almost everyone says no-one should go without and many now consider owning a computer with internet access and a mobile phone an essential part of modern life.
Fiona Foster examines the impact of the Government's cuts to the defence budget, and asks whether part-time TA soldiers can fill the gap left by full-time regulars.
Mark Williams Thomas takes a look at the murder of Tia Sharpe and how how her grandmother's boyfriend ended up being revealed as her killer.
Tonight looks at the sheer power of tornadoes, like the one that ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 200.
With the teachers' unions threatening to take strike action over pay, pensions and criticism of their teaching practices, Jonathan Maitland is in the classroom to discover if they have a point.
Six months after the Sandy Hook massacre, it is unlikely that many changes will be made to the US gun laws. Robert Moore examines the attachment between Americans and their guns.
Martin Geissler investigates why Britain is said to have nearly half a million problem gamblers - and are online games putting our children at risk?
Fiona Foster examines our obsession with looking good at all cost as the cosmetic surgery business booms despite the recent breast implants scandal.
Chris Choi identifies the potentially lethal white goods that could be in your home. Some of Britain's biggest manufacturers are involved with more products affected than ever.
With unprecedented numbers of people turning up at A and E centres, the NHS watchdog - the Care Quality Commission - believes emergency care is now out of control.
Fiona Foster investigates why the number of bees has declined by over half in the last 30 years - and why is the UK's Government not backing a European pesticide ban?
Over recent decades, the building of new houses in Britain has stalled at around half of what is needed. Jonathan Maitland reports on the reality of the country's housing crisis.
Following Education Secretary Michael Gove's announced plans to overhaul the examination system, Tonight investigates whether GCSEs are still fit for purpose. Aasmah Mir reports.
More than a million children in the UK are growing up without a father in their lives and the number of lone parent families is rising by 20,000 a year. Fiona Foster reports.
Jonathan Maitland examines social media, looks into what might make a troll tick, meets the victims of online abuse and asks what can be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Reporter Fiona Foster meets the protestors and villagers of Balcombe here in the UK and also travels to Pennsylvania in the United States to hear from those whose lives have been affected by this new industry
Tonight examines whether there is still a social stigma and snobbery attached to particular regional accents in Britain. ITV Social Affairs Editor Penny Marshall reports.
The British dream of owning a place in the sun has seemed less attractive in recent years, but many are now considering it again. Jonathan Maitland examines if they are correct.
Correspondent Paul Davies catches up with Thusha Kamaleswaran, the little girl who was caught up in the crossfire of a south London gang feud in her uncle's shop two years ago.
An investigation into so-called legal highs - chemicals designed to mimic the effects of drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine widely available on our high streets across the UK.
Fiona Foster investigates the extent to which some drugs are being over-prescribed and how a growing number of infections are becoming antibiotic resistant.
Special edition of the current affairs series. Jonathan Maitland investigates the shift in attitudes towards internet dating and its effect on relationships.
British retailers are banking on a bumper festive period in 2013, with some experts predicting that, after six years of belt-tightening, the public could spend record amounts. ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg finds out how high-street and online companies are preparing for the run-up to Christmas and considers how shopping habits might change in the future
Many parents admit that their toddlers know more about technology than they do. Is increasing exposure to new technology affecting the way our children learn, behave and interact?
Chris Choi takes a look at the extreme weather conditions faced by Britain in the past month, during which many parts of the country were swamped by heavy rainfall, widespread flooding and high winds. Why do we seem unable to cope when storms hit? Chris talks to those who have been affected multiple times and speaks to experts to discover if the changing weather could affect the value and insurability of thousands of homes. Has the time come to rethink our attitude towards the weather as these supposedly rare flooding events become increasingly frequent?
As thousands of manufacturing jobs could return to the UK, Laura Kuenssberg looks at whether we have a sufficiently skilled workforce to make the most of this upturn.
In just seven years E-cigarettes have grown from an obscure Chinese import to being at the centre of one of the biggest public health debates for a generation. Chris Choi looks at what is in them, why some countries have banned them while others have welcomed them as a lifesaver, and how they could be regulated in the future.
Jonathan Maitland takes a look at the diet industry which is currently worth two billion pounds a year, yet ironically as a nation we just keep getting fatter. The weight loss industry is big business, but do these diets really work in the long term? As over half the nation resolves to lose weight this year, the programme looks at how we diet and what can be done to tip the scales in our favour.
With the age at which the state pension becomes payable rising, many of us face a future of working for many years to come. Fiona Foster examines the scale of the pension crisis.
To what extent has public confidence in the police been dented by a succession of damaging allegations and revelations concerning their behaviour? Fiona Foster investigates.
After years of austerity it seems that things may be looking up. The government says there are more people in work than ever, but does this tell the real story of life in the UK?
Tonight investigates the legacy of the wettest winter on record and hears from the communities struggling to get back to normal
More than 1.8 million immigrants have arrived in Britain since 2004 - a rate of 48 every hour. Julie Etchingham hears from both sides of the debate - are they a drain or an asset?
Julie Etchingham reports on the cost of care in old age, how families are increasingly looking after relatives themselves and the legislation which aims to tackle the crisis.
Fiona Foster investigates the growing problem of parents taking their children out of school during term time to take advantage of cheaper holiday prices, despite the threat of fines. Recent rule changes by the Department of Education mean parents face fines, court action and even a possible jail sentence. Travel companies put up their prices during school holidays by on average 25 to 30 per cent, sometimes more. Many parents are opting to pay the fine to go on a more affordable holiday - but is the money saved worth the potential cost to their child's education?
The nation's binge-drinking culture comes under the spotlight as Jonathan Maitland invites several young people to have their alcohol consumption monitored over the course of a typical night out. They then undergo a series of medical checks to determine the impact on their health - with alarming results.
David Cameron believes Britain is a Christian country, but these days less than half of us describe ourselves as Christian, and only 5% of us go to church on a weekly basis. In ‘Is Britain Christian?’ Tonight asks if the Prime Minister is right, and if it matters if he’s not? Should we accept that Christianity needs to take a back seat in a modern secular society, or will some communities lose more than bricks and mortar?
Puppy business is big business. And with the pet dog population rising by half a million a year, not all come from a responsible source. Large-scale puppy breeding is a multi-million pound industry – but are the rules enforced tightly enough?
The school holidays are under way and millions of youngsters are celebrating a summer of downtime, but research spanning 40 years reveals a dramatic loss of children's independence, with many parents worried about the dangers of allowing them to play outdoors. Fiona Foster investigates whether kids today really are at more risk than previous generations and finds out what is being done to give some children their freedom back
ITV Tonight: Bargain Britain In Britain we love a brilliant bargain and spend over a year of our lives seeking out the best possible deals. With wages lagging behind the rising costs of everyday life, we’re all becoming more conscious of getting the most for our money. But what’s the best route to a real bargain? Jonathan Maitland sets out to discover creative ways to get true value for money in Bargain Britain…
Britain is facing a crisis on one of its busiest borders as it is estimated that 1,500 migrants are massing in Calais, all determined to reach the UK. Ranvir Singh investigates.
More than 16 million of us commute by car to work every day with the average driver spending 124 hours annually stuck in gridlock. A report by the Centre For Business and Economic Research warns that increased congestion will cost the UK economy £307 billion by 2030 - but - there’s a personal cost too. Radical new plans to get our transport systems back on track include high speed railways, super cycle highways and even driverless vehicles will start test runs in the New Year. Tonight investigates what’s wrong with our transport systems and what future travel options could be.
With many of Britain's best loved brands now owned by foreign companies, Joel Hills investigates whether foreign investment in UK business is always good for the economy
Social media is an integral part of many teenagers’ lives; with apps like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter allowing them to keep in touch with their friends twenty four seven. But what impact is this having on how our teenagers are feeling? How much is social media affecting their lives? Father and News Presenter Mark Austin has been investigating the online lives of teenagers, and asks is social media affecting their mental health.
Tonight reveals the results of one of the largest ever public opinion polls on the future of Britain in Europe.
With only half the number of houses needed being built, millions are being locked out of home ownership and many are now stuck in expensive rental accommodation, with few legal rights. Jonathan Maitland investigates Britain's housing shortage and asks what can be done to fix the situation
The Tonight programme investigates which 'superfoods' actually live up to their billing - can they make us healthier?
This April, the biggest changes to pensions for a generation. Tonight investigates the greater prospects of wealth and the dangers lurking.
This April, the biggest changes in pension rules for a generation promise to deliver unprecedented freedom and choice for millions of people approaching retirement. From the age of 55 onwards - if we want - we’ll be able to empty our entire pension pot and spend, or invest the cash how we see fit. But will this really mean a greater prospect of wealth in our later years, or are there dangers lurking? Fiona Foster investigates.
The first of five films painting intimate portraits of the party leaders in the run up to the election. Tom Bradby spends time at Number 10 with David Cameron and his family.
Second of five films painting intimate portraits of the party leaders in the run up to the election. Tom Bradby talks to deputy prime minister Nick Clegg at his home, and at work.
Third of five films painting intimate portraits of the party leaders in the run up to the election. Tom Bradby meets the man who would be prime minister, Ed Miliband, at home, at work and relaxing at the pub. He reveals how the rift with his brother is beginning to heal, and over a pint describes how he wants to change British politics. We see Ed Miliband making brunch for his children, and giving a post-match interview after a bruising PMQs.
Julie Etchingham spends time with UKIP leader Nigel Farage in the countryside and coastal towns where he spent his youth. She talks to him about the experiences that shaped him - taking an in-depth look at the man behind Britain's newest and most controversial major political party. The fourth of five films hosted by News at Ten's Julie Etchingham and political editor Tom Bradby which paint intimate portraits of the party leaders ahead of the 2015 the general election.
With two weeks till polling day, the Tonight series of intimate portraits of all the party leaders reaches the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon
Julie Etchingham investigates how smaller political parties could hold the balance of power this election and finds out what drives the politicians leading them. She discusses power and childhood memories with the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon and her husband over breakfast, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood takes Julie back to her old school to meet the teacher who inspired her politics, and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett talks about her infamous 'brain fade' moment over a coffee.
For years we have been told that saturated fats are bad for our health - but new research suggests this may not actually be right.
The Tonight programme examines the measures some parents are resorting to to get their children into a good school.
When you think of air pollution you may imagine smog filled cities from bygone times, but today our air quality has reached dangerous levels. Much of this pollution is from the dash for diesel and it’s now landed our Government in court. Tonight Fiona Foster investigates why levels are so high and what’s being done to protect the nation’s health from the air we breathe.
Many of us have felt the effect of the cuts over the past five years as spending has been reduced for many public services including the police. Since 2010 in England and Wales we’ve lost 17,000 police officers, a quarter of police helicopter bases have closed and some forces have retired almost half of their police dogs. This reduction in budget has led some people to take matters into their own hands. But experts warn that the actions of these people can cause serious problems for police forces under pressure and even make prosecutions more difficult.
Britain is in the grips of an alien invasion, but it’s not little green men and flying saucers that we need to watch out for, but invasive plant and animal species from overseas. It costs the UK economy nearly two billion pounds a year to control invasive 'non-native' creatures. While some some foreign species are harmless, others pose a real threat to British biodoversity.
As thousands prepare to jet off on holiday this summer, Joel Hills investigates growing concerns over air quality on board passenger aeroplanes. After the autopsies of a pilot and an air steward revealed toxic levels of organophosphates in their systems, a British coroner predicted further casualties unless action is taken, and called for a re-evaluation of the science around testing cabin air toxicity. This programme examines the evidence and speaks exclusively to the family and friends of those who have died.
When the recession hit hard after 2008, unemployment rose, incomes fell, and lots of families began to struggle. Many businesses failed. Others, like discount supermarkets, went from strength to strength. Now the economy has turned a corner, wages are rising and unemployment is falling, but despite this it seems many people are still having to be incredibly careful shopping for the daily essentials like food and clothes. The discount stores are still doing well. In April this year Aldi has replaced Waitrose to become the sixth largest supermarket retailer and Poundland saw their turnover break £1 billion.
In light of the recent massacre at a resort in Sousse, Tunisia, where at least 38 people were killed, many Brits may be questioning whether their holiday destinations are a possible target for extremists. Chris Choi investigates how much is really known about the safety of popular tourist hotspots and asks whether vital warnings are being missed.
More than 900,000 people across the UK could be misusing over-the-counter painkillers containing codeine, a drug derived from morphine, the Tonight programme has found. There are no firm figures about the scale of this problem yet so Tonight commissioned a survey. We asked 2000 people whether they took these drugs, what they used them for and if they took them in accordance with the guidance of 6-8 tablets a day for a maximum of three days.
From your spare room to a seat in your car, that drill that sits in the shed waiting to be used, even the family pet…. Ordinary families across the country are discovering they can make thousands of pounds by renting out their lives on the internet.
It’s a year since Ranvir Singh visited Calais, the French port town at the forefront of what’s been dubbed the worst migration crisis since WW2. Over the last six weeks Tonight has spent time in the Calais camp known as the 'jungle'. We met Maroof, Zubair, and Adil, all three have fled Afghanistan and the lawless rule and persecution of the Taliban and Islamic State. Each night the trio attempt to break into trucks and trains bound for Britain.
More people in Britain now die from a bad diet than from smoking. Being overweight can increase the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and having a stroke - and medical treatments related to obesity is costing the country billions every year. So why do so many people continue to eat unhealthily? Fiona Foster investigates and looks at a pioneering new drug treatment that could help in the fight against the flab.
The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, and in response a billion pound dieting industry has sprung up with a glut of advice on how to lose weight. But there are questions over the effectiveness of some diets: are they based on myths rather than science? And could some diets lead us to cut out important food groups? In Tonight’s programme, Diet Fact: Diet Fiction, Coronation Street’s Cath Tyldesley investigates the diet industry. Cath, who plays the fiery Eva Price in Coronation Street, knows what it’s like to have your image and appearance constantly scrutinised by the public and the media. She’s now a healthy size 10 but back when she was 17, she was a size 22. In Tonight’s programme, Cath meets David and Beverley, who are trying a new programme commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council. Both David and Beverley are currently obese, and have had little success with other diets. However, their current programme aims to deal with their psychological relationship with food, which could help them maintain weight loss. To wade through the mountain of conflicting information on what we should and shouldn’t eat, Cath consulted expert Tim Spector, a Professor of Genetics at Kings College London. After a personal health scare, Tim decided to research into diets, dieting and food.
Nearly a fifth of all properties in England are classified as social housing, but with a staggering 1.3 million people on the waiting list many fear there’s a housing crisis brewing which could have serious knock on effects for all of us.
Julie Etchingham is in Paris to investigate one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent memory, talking to survivors about the terrible events of last Friday night and asking security experts why the city has become so vulnerable to attack. She also questions how the UK Government can keep people safe at home and wonders how to balance freedom and security in a world that is increasingly under threat from terror.
An English breakfast, bangers and mash, a bacon butty, and the traditional Sunday roast: dishes synonymous with the great British cuisine. But when the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently said that eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer, and red meat probably causes cancer, many people became concerned that their favourite dinners could be harmful to their health. Tonight How Safe is Meat? Examines the evidence behind the WHO’s announcement, and puts the risks of eating meat in context. Reporter Fiona Foster speaks to leading scientists, medical professionals and representatives of the meat industry to find out: do you really need to bin your bacon buttie?
We’re told Britain’s economic outlook is brighter than it has been for years, in the first quarter of the year employment rates reached the highest level since records began with 73.5% of the country in work.
For years black taxis and mini cab firms have only ever competed with each other but there is a new kid on the block – a Californian tech giant – that’s trying to take over the streets and its name is Uber.
Christmas is traditionally a time for us to be with our loved ones to spend some much needed quality time together. But what if you have no one? Tonight examines the increasing problem of loneliness in the UK, as reporter Fiona Foster meets both young and old people who are suffering from social isolation and discovers it poses a serious threat to our health.
Two thirds of people in the UK own a smartphone and more than half also use a tablet on a regular basis. As the appetite for gadgets shows no sign of slowing and many individuals spend hours each day staring at a screen, the time has come to ask - is Britain addicted to technology? Tonight aims to find out by challenging one tech-obsessed family to give up their devices for one week.
A report on Tuesday morning's bombings in Brussels, the latest in what is becoming a long line of terror attacks across Europe.
In 2016 Britain, one of the key issues is migration. In the European referendum, it is one of the key topics been used poll after poll. The number of people coming to Britain is still rising, but what are the real facts behind the much reported pressures of immigration, and is Britain really too full? Reporter Ranvir Singh travels to London, Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester to find out.
Charlene White investigates whether the system is letting young homeless Britons down as she meets desperate youths sleeping on the streets or on friends' sofas, all struggling to survive. More than 80,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness each year and with cuts biting, increasing numbers are now struggling to make ends meet and losing the roofs over their heads. In the budget, the government promised over 100 million pounds to services tackling homelessness, but with plans to curb housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds from next year and other benefit changes, will more young people end up being forced onto the streets?
With 750 million pounds having been stolen from our bank accounts in the past year, Jonathan Maitland investigates how it is being taken - and who is to blame.
In the first of a two-part programme, ITV's political editor Robert Peston examines the case for staying or leaving the European Union ahead of the referendum in June. He looks at whether Britain's exit really would mean some medium term drop in prosperity as some predict, and examines whether that is a price we are prepared to pay for increased control over our laws and borders. He travels to Switzerland to see if we could embrace their version of life on the outside of the EU.
ITV political editor Robert Peston examines the case for staying or leaving the European Union ahead of the referendum in June. In the second of two programmes, Peston examines how leaving or staying might impact security at home and how the vote could affect immigration in future. What does controlling our borders mean in a post-Brexit world - and what price are we prepared to pay for this privilege?
When faced with a situation where a split second decision must be made, would most people intervene and possibly prevent a crime, or help a stranger in need even if putting themselves at risk? Fiona Foster investigates the potential consequences of stepping in to assist others, and why many ultimately choose to walk on by and not get involved.
Special programme from the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Chios, looking at the work of dedicated British volunteers helping some of Europe's most vulnerable refugees. The programme details some of the moving stories of families who have fled war-torn countries, as well as following some of the Brits caring for orphaned children whose parents perished in the journey to reach Europe.
At the height of the Ebola crisis, Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey volunteered to travel to Sierra Leone to help the afflicted and dying. When she returned home, her own crisis began - she had contracted the virus and in December 2014 became critically ill. In conversation with Julie Etchingham, she reveals how she has since suffered further complications - including contracting the virus a second time. She also talks about her current health and her hopes for the future, while her relatives relive their moments of fear.
This documentary examines the growing problem of identity theft and how organised crime has moved online as internet banking and shopping increase. Using data hacks, spam email and malware, criminal gangs are now able to steal account details, then freely trade them on the so-called dark web. They will telephone their victims, convincing them to transfer money into an account they control, or will extract personal information which allows them to take over bank or credit card accounts. The programme highlights the case of one man who has tricked the banks, traumatised his victims and stolen tens of thousands of pounds in a single day.
Food fraud hit the headlines three years ago when horse meat was found in some products. Aasmah Mir investigates to find out just how safe our food is now.
ITV's consumer affairs editor Chris Choi examines how the vote to leave the EU will affect people's everyday lives, looking at its impact on money, property prices, holidays and bills. Chris also talks to families and businesses around the country about their futures and financial expert Martin Lewis gives tips for life beyond Brexit.
The EU referendum campaign brought extravagant claims on how Brexit might impact the housing market - but what's the reality?
Coronation Street actress Cath Tyldesley investigates the diet industry - are quick-fix diets a sensible solution for long-term health?
Car insurance costs and premiums are on the rise again for many, despite competition and price comparison sites. Aasmah Mir investigates some of the factors driving such increases, including dodgy claims and compensation culture.
As interest rates drop to record lows and many bank accounts offer little in the way of returns, are savers now facing a crisis? Adam Shaw explores the impact of the rate cuts, and finds out what other options might be available for people trying to be smart with their money.
Murders, serious crimes and incidents involving people with mental illness seem to hit the headlines with frightening regularity. Aasmah Mir investigates whether they are being let down by a system that is not coping or caring for them properly.
Jonathan Maitland and the Tonight team investigate why hundreds of employees of public bodies every year are suspended on full pay at huge cost to the tax payer, using Freedom of Information legislation to unveil the scale of the problem.
Tonight investigates the increasingly sophisticated methods criminals are using to target the elderly and defraud them of their savings.
Robert Moore explores why many Americans feel so angry ahead of one of the most bitterly-fought and divisive presidential campaigns in history. Voters in Ohio hold the election in the balance and tensions are running high. Trump and Clinton supporters both share their fears for the future if the other side triumphs.
The Tonight programme reports concerns that patient safety is being put at risk by overcrowding in our A&E departments.
Ranvir Singh investigates holidays taken during term time.
Could changes to diet could prevent or even reverse diabetes and help the NHS cut some of the £10 billion annual spend on treatment?
The Tonight programme investigates rising funeral costs - and discovers how ill-prepared many of us are for the event.
With the government set to give the go-ahead to the biggest infrastructure scheme in a generation, who will benefit from a rail project that may cost more than 56 billion pounds?
As a new health study claims that the British are the worst sleepers in the world, Fiona Foster investigates the consequences of sleep deprivation - and finds out what can be done to ensure a good night's rest.
Julie Etchingham speaks to women going through 'the change', their partners and families to break the silence around the menopause. With millions of women in work during their menopausal years, are workplaces doing enough to support women as they work through what can be devastating symptoms, and can new UK guidelines aimed at empowering bosses to support women going through them really help?
The Christmas countdown has begun with millions of us starting our search for those special gifts. However there are an increasing number of consumer dangers out there - from online fraud to hazardous toys. Adam Shaw reports on how people can keep their money and families safe when shopping during the festive season.
Jonathan Maitland discovers why the local pub could be making a comeback. Pubs contribute billions to the economy every year - yet it is estimated each week around 20 of them shut their doors forever. But with many communities now rallying to save their much-loved local, and the craft beer industry flourishing, is the pub industry having a renaissance?
Every year millions of people sit down to Christmas dinner on 25 December. It may be the event that the nation loves, but what is the true cost of bringing the family together around the table? Fiona Foster reports on what impact the big day has on our health, wealth and well-being.
It has been dubbed the year of rebellion - a year when everything that was assumed to be the political and social norm was turned upside down. After Brexit and the shockwaves following the American election, it would be no exaggeration to describe 2016 as the year that changed the world. In this special programme, Tom Bradby explores the Brexit vote in Britain and how it revealed a deeply divided nation, uncertain of how best to proceed under the highly pressured umbrella of the European Union. In America, the election of Donald Trump signalled a rejection of the elite and for many the start of a 'golden new age' for the US. Tonight takes a look at what has happened over the last 12 months and whether the rebellions that occurred will set the tone for years to come in other countries across the globe.
2016 saw the pound fall to record lows, with experts now predicting many of our household costs and bills will be hit by rising prices. Adam Shaw investigates what the new financial climate means for consumers - and what we might have to pay more for.
On Friday, Donald J Trump - a celebrity businessman with no political experience who defied all expectations in order to be elected - will officially assume the office of the President of the United States of America, becoming arguably the most powerful man in the world. ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore speaks to Americans thrilled at the prospect of a truth-speaking outsider at the helm, and others who are deeply fearful about what a divisive and inexperienced president Trump may turn out to be.
With Britain's households containing over 30 billion pounds worth of unused clothing and many homes now full of new goods after Christmas, Fiona Foster investigates if many of us are hoarding things we do not need and reveals how simple changes can cut the clutter, keep us healthy and save some cash as well.
As cold weather drives energy bills ever higher, Tonight investigates smart meters, the 11-billion-pound scheme that is supposed to save people money. But with millions of them currently being installed in homes across the country, consumer editor Chris Choi reveals problems that could see costs for bill-payers rising further, and speaks to customers who are feeling frustrated, angry and confused.
Tonight investigates the truth about exercise. The fitness industry is worth billions but does hitting the gym really make a difference - and can workouts on the NHS help turn around unhealthy lifestyles and potentially save lives?
Adam Shaw investigates why millennials are experiencing money troubles and their parents are having to pick up the tab - how much is it costing the Bank of Mum and Dad?
Amid reports that sexual harassment of women on the streets and in nightclubs is getting worse, Tonight goes undercover to see if some men really are still behaving badly. Presented by Julie Etchingham.
Britain's health service is regarded as one of the best in the world, but what happens when the medics get it wrong? From serious misdiagnoses to surgical instruments left in bodies after operations, Jonathan Maitland investigates how mistakes can sometimes end up costing lives - and the NHS billions.
With households currently borrowing more than a billion pounds a month, Adam Shaw investigates whether Britain is heading for a new credit crunch.
Tonight reports on a growing humanitarian crisis as millions in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen teeter on the brink of starvation.
Julie Etchingham presents a live programme on yesterday's terror attack in Westminster. Eyewitnesses, politicians and security experts contribute as this story continues to unfold.
This winter has seen many of our hospitals pushed to the brink. Fiona Foster investigates what some are calling a crisis in frontline services, and reveals what other areas of the NHS could be at risk.
As Britain gets ready for Brexit, businesses up and down the land have some big questions. Who the UK trades will define whether the biggest political decision in a generation is a success or not. It could herald a new age of prosperity in a globalised economy, but failure would mean the entire nation could end up poorer. Julie Etchingham explores the opportunities and obstacles for Britain as it prepares to leave a trading block which it has been part of for nearly 50 years.
Jonathan Maitland investigates the latest groundbreaking science, looking at ways people might be able to look younger and live longer while remaining healthy, and asks if it is really possible to reverse the ageing process.
As US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day as commander-in-chief, ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore asks whether the US is more divided than ever and if the new administration has really made a profound difference to the country. The programme speaks to Americans fearful of the direction in which their nation is heading, and those who believe Trump is restoring their country to a bold new era of greatness.
Over a million Britons live and work in the EU, and many of them are becoming increasingly fearful of what Brexit might mean for them. Since the referendum vote, they have seen pensions paid in sterling drop in value and they are worried about affordable healthcare. So is the sunshine turning sour for the Brexpat Brits?
Adam Shaw looks at the fraudulent scammers targeting around 11 million people every year in a bid to get hold of their pensions, as the programme goes undercover to expose some of those trying to target the public's retirement funds.
Julie Etchingham sits down with the leaders of the UK's political parties ahead of the general election. Tonight, she talks to Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats about his passions, his policies and his vision for Britain.
Julie Etchingham sits down with the leaders of the UK's political parties ahead of the general election. Tonight, she talks to Paul Nuttall of UKIP about his life, his interests and his vision for Britain.
Julie Etchingham talks to Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party about his policies, his passions and his vision for Britain ahead of the general election.
Three days ago, a suicide bomber launched an attack in the heart of Manchester - the target, a pop concert with thousands of teenage fans. 22 people died and scores were injured. But who was the bomber who deliberately targeted children - and how is the city responding?
Julie Etchingham talks to the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Jonathan Hill interviews Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood and Libby Wiener talks to co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas.
A series of revealing interviews with the leaders of Great Britain's largest political parties ahead of the general election. Tonight, Julie Etchingham talks to prime minister and Conservative leader Theresa May about her life, her interests and her vision for Britain.
For many people, buying a brand new home is the realisation of a long-held dream, but complaints about poorly-built houses and controversial leasehold contracts are on the rise. Jonathan Maitland investigates why some dream homes are turning out to be anything but.
Julie Etchingham examines yesterday's tragic tower block fire in West London. She talks to fire, construction and planning experts about the fire that quickly engulfed the 24-storey block and claimed numerous lives, and asks politicians and experts how this could have happened, and how it can be prevented from happening again.
ITV consumer editor Chris Choi investigates some of the very latest scams that criminals and con artists are already using to target British tourists, as millions prepare to head abroad for their summer holidays this year. From online booking fraud to street crime, Chris exposes tricks of the trade to watch out for.
Cladding from scores of high-rise flats across the UK have failed fire safety tests ordered after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. But many other buildings - including hotels and student accommodation - have also been caught up in a crisis that could cost billions. Adam Shaw investigates.
With private parking tickets now being issued every seven seconds, Fiona Foster investigates the industry now making millions by ticketing hapless motorists - with help from the DVLA.
Reporter Kylie Pentelow looks at the latest advice for skincare in the sun. For years the public has been told to stay out of the hot summer sun, but how much sun exposure is too much? Kylie finds out which is best - sun or shade.
The average modern UK home contains a dizzying array of smart devices, with TVs, baby monitors, fridges and smoke alarms just a few of the many items hooked up to home networks or plugged straight into the internet. But could connected technology now be providing an open invitation to cyber crooks to steal vital information from people without the need to physically enter properties? Georgie Barrat investigates just how easy it could be for criminals to hack our homes.
Hundreds of people have been arrested for drunkenness, violence and sexual assaults at British airports and on board aircraft over the past year. But what is to blame - a booze culture or businesses making millions selling alcohol? And what is being done to combat the problem and keep passengers safe? Aasmah Mir investigates.
This edition goes undercover to investigate the booming business of fake passports and the state of Britain's border security, as Jonathan Maitland visits Greece to expose the secret trade in dodgy documents where a fake passport can be bought for just 500 pounds, before speaking to Home Office whistleblowers who reveal their concerns about the way Britain's borders are policed. With the Brexit vote pushing control of UK borders to the forefront of the political landscape, this programme asks if such control has already been lost - and whether things are going to get worse rather than better.
Catherine Tyldesley investigates the truth about fats, hoping to dispel some myths about which are the healthiest when it comes to food. As well as highlighting the dangers lurking in many take-aways and convenience foods, the programme also looks at the types and amounts of fat people should be eating every day, and advises what foods to avoid.
After spending years training in a secret crime academy, a gang of Romanian criminals arrived in Britain in 2015. In less than a year, they raided 11 jewellery stores, getting away with luxury watches and diamond rings worth more than three million pounds. With exclusive access to the police investigation and CCTV footage, Tonight reveals how the gang was eventually tracked down and caught.
Tonight, Adam Shaw investigates the current, dangerous tension between The United States and North Korea.
Hayley Hassall investigates Britain's obsession with personal injury claims, and the huge industry specialising in them - whether it be for holiday sickness or whiplash. It is pushing up premiums and the cost of holidays, but the insurers and tour operators who pay out are fighting back, with fake claimants being prosecuted, named and shamed.
With a record number of pensioners still working, Tonight explores what they are up to, why they are doing it and what it means for the UK. Noreena Hertz meets people working through their 60s and beyond, as well as those struggling to a find a job at an older age. The economic impact of an ageing workforce is revealed and the programme looks at how businesses are adapting to cope with a country working for longer.
Car crime is rocketing, with vehicles stolen to order for parts, to be used in crime or sold abroad. Jonathan Maitland reports on the crime epidemic that is sweeping the country.
It is estimated there are more than 57,000 takeaways in the UK, with that figure expected to grow by nearly 30 per cent over the next ten years. Local authorities say they are trying to control their spread - amid claims that fast food outlets are fuelling obesity and poor health in some of our deprived communities? Ranvir Singh investigates.
In a new Tonight poll, 1 in 4 women believed they might lose their job if they complained about sexual harassment. Julie Etchingham reports.
With acid attacks doubling over the past five years and becoming the weapon of choice for some criminals that leave their victims with life-changing injuries, the government has proposed to tighten controls over such materials and impose tougher sentences on those committing such acts - but will they be enough to solve the problem? Fiona Foster investigates.
She is a popular American actor and a divorcee. He is a combat veteran and one of Britain's favourite royals. The relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may seem like a storybook romance, but what does it say about the modern monarchy, and what does the establishment really think about any prospect of their engagement? Fiona Foster investigates.
More elderly people than ever before are falling foul of financial abuse, with the criminals often closer to home than we would like to think. Could laws designed to protect the most vulnerable actually be leading to a rise in theft within families? Fiona Foster investigates.
Last Christmas, British consumers were cheated out of 10 million pounds by paying for items online that were either fake or non-existent. Dan Clark-Neal investigates how thieves are defrauding the public, and finds out what can be done to spend safely online.
Tonight investigates one of the worst scandals in medical history, detailing how a rogue surgeon performed botched or unnecessary operations on more than 1,000 women for nearly two decades before being brought to justice. The programme also hears from whistleblowers who say they tried to expose him - but were ignored.
It may be the season of good cheer, but for many this Christmas, it will be anything but cheery. Homelessness is rising and, with more people now said to be living in poverty, Tonight investigates why this festive season is going to be so hard for some families.
Helen Skelton presents the first of a two-part Tonight special, looking at how much lack of exercise is costing the NHS due to ill health and some of the quick fixes overweight Brits are forking out for. But are they worth the cash being spent on them?
Helen Skelton presents the second of a two-part Tonight special, looking at the various products overweight Brits are forking out for in a bid to lose weight quickly after the festive season. But are they worth the money being spent on them?
Check in to the Divorce Hotel as a married couple, and check-out to a new single life in just one weekend. What might sound like wishful thinking to some, in Britain's peak month for relationship breakdowns, is in fact part of a growing trend around the world. But can it work here in the UK? Julie Etchingham asks why many in the legal profession now believe our divorce laws are in need of urgent reform to get rid of outdated notions of blame.
With winter continuing to bite, it's not a great time to be hit by illness, particularly with A&E departments being busy or if you have difficulties getting an appointment with your GP. More and more people are turning to DIY diagnoses online, but could that be doing us more harm than good? Dr Oscar Duke investigates.
Can you get a summer holiday on the cheap? Reporter Adam Shaw investigates the potential perils and pitfalls of buying your summer holiday in the sun and looks for some of the best deals on the market at the moment.
Cancelled operations, flu epidemics, A&Es in chaos; those are the headlines, but what's the truth behind the NHS winter crisis? Fiona Foster talks to staff, experts and patients about what's happening in the health service, the solutions being found, and what we all need to do to relieve the pressure on the NHS.
Traffic on our roads is on the rise and the number of people using our packed railways is set to double in the next 25 years. The Government say they are investing in the transport infrastructure, but with no end in sight for millions facing miserable commutes, what's the true cost for us all? Jonathan Maitland investigates.
Plastic waste is polluting the oceans, and there are concerns that it has now reached our food chain. The UK government has announced a plan to crack down on it and improve the environment, but this will take 25 years. Could and should something be done much quicker, and what can we all do to rethink our reliance on plastic? Helen Skelton investigates.
'Tonight' investigates the growing debate about transgender people - particularly among the young - and the pace of change around gender diversity in Britain. Dubbed the 'transgender revolution' by some, vulnerable young people can get help and support as never before, but others have expressed concern about the rapid increase in childhood referrals to gender identity clinics and about how schools and other bodies are responding to the issue. Julie Etchingham reports on a much-discussed subject.
The predicted blast of Siberian weather has gripped Britain, and forecasters say we’re potentially facing the lowest temperatures for 25 years. Freezing temperatures and heavy snow have been taking their toll, with chaos on the roads, thousands of school closures, disrupted trains and flights, and even troops called out to help. In Snowstorm: Britain's Big Chill on ITV at 7.30pm, Helen Skelton investigates how the ‘Beast from the East’ is affecting Britain, and why the weather is still catching us out.
The number of potholes is feared to be at record levels across the country, putting lives at risk on the roads and hitting motorists in the pocket. With more vehicles on our highways - and more councils saying that they haven't the cash to repair them - many roads seem to buckling under the strain. Adam Shaw investigates the truth behind Britain's pothole crisis.
In a special edition of 'Tonight', Adam Holloway goes undercover to investigate the rise of street homelessness in Britain, which is now in its seventh consecutive year of increase. Nearly 30 years after he filmed life with rough sleepers for a groundbreaking ITV documentary, Adam, who is now an MP, returns to where the problem is still most acute - on the streets and in the homeless shelters of the capital - and sets out to discover why rough sleeping persists three decades on.
Relations with Russia are at their worst for decades after the Putin regime was blamed for a chemical attack in Salisbury that poisoned a former Russian double agent, his daughter, and a policeman who tried to help them. It was a shocking event that has led to tit for tat diplomatic expulsions and threats of further action, but how bad could things get, and what can Britain really do? Adam Shaw investigates.
With one year to go until Britain exits the EU, Tonight asks the North East of England if Brexit will deliver the dreams of those who voted to leave.
There are more than 16 million dogs and cats in the UK; they're our most popular pets, but they come at an eye-watering cost. It's estimated that owners will spend up to £33,000 on a dog during its life and around £24,000 on a cat, but what happens if they get sick and - like millions of us - you don't have pet insurance? Jonathan Maitland investigates what price we're willing to pay for our love affair with pets.
Two fifths of the NHS budget is spent on the over 65s, with loneliness, lack of exercise, and bad diet being the big causes of poor health in pensioners. Could changing all that make a difference? Tonight is about to find out: welcome to the OAP Bootcamp.
We rely heavily on processed food as a nation - from breakfast to dinner, it is available to us 24/7. How much do we really know about what we are eating? Fiona Foster investigates.
Online shopping is a multi-billion pound business in the UK, but who is to blame and what are your rights when your goods disappear or turn up badly damaged? With exclusive footage filmed inside a major delivery depot, Tonight reveals the extent to which parcels can be mishandled and badly treated.
They are some of the richest companies in the world, but have they made their billions from the information that we give away on our smartphones and laptops, sometimes without us knowing? Adam Shaw investigates the personal information which has been gathered, held, and sometimes shared by some of the most popular apps we use.
With the World Cup on the horizon, Jonathan Maitland goes inside the world of Russian football to see what might face fans travelling there this summer.
With a month to go until the anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, Tonight looks back at a night that devastated a community and shocked a nation. Hearing from the survivors, the bereaved and eye-witnesses - including some who have never spoken before - this special edition of Tonight talks us through what happened in June 2017 and how this community is fighting for a legacy that ensures it never happens again.
As the NHS turns 70, Tonight celebrates some of its 'miracles' through the eyes of patients who owe their lives to our national health service.
Tens of thousands of British children are now said to be overweight - with some 11-year-olds classified as seriously obese. As the government prepares to launch a new anti-obesity strategy, Tonight investigates what we could all be doing to beat the battle of the bulge.
As the rate of stabbings and shootings across the country surges, Tonight explores a key driver behind the rise in knife and gun crime - the criminal networks supplying drugs, often involving young and vulnerable children. Allegra Stratton investigates the phenomenon known as 'county lines' where children as young as 10 are sent to rural areas and small towns to sell Class A drugs and talks to the frontline police working to break up gangs and disrupt supply lines.
On the eve of Donald's Trump's first official visit to the UK as President, Tonight asks how the US leader will be received and explores the state of our so-called 'Special Relationship' with Washington. Hearing from figures as varied as Lord Sugar, Nigel Farage, Germaine Greer and Alex Salmond, Martin Geissler also investigates what the future holds for our dealings with this most controversial of Presidents.
Record temperatures, torrential rain and hailstorms in Britain; forest fires in the Arctic circle; devastation and death in Greece, Japan and North America. The weather across summer 2018 appears to be breaking records for all the wrong reasons. But could this be the new normal for us Brits - and the shape of things to come? Becky Mantin investigates.
The High Street is in trouble. In the last 10 years, nearly 220,000 jobs have been lost as 85,000 shops closed their doors for good. So is bricks and mortar retail in terminal decline? Are the tech giants of online retail to blame? And what's the likely impact on us, the shoppers? Retail expert Kate Hardcastle investigates.
An estimated eight million of us are struggling with debt problems. It can cause a whole range of issues from financial to mental health. Tonight investigates the mounting debt crisis - and how some people are fighting their way out of trouble.
It's the second biggest purchase many of us will make after a house. But with the car market now spanning electric, hybrids and traditional fuel - plus the trouble over diesel, it's harder than ever to know what vehicle to buy next. Reporter Ginny Buckley investigates.
One in four Britons are now classified as obese. From kids to pensioners, the nation's waistlines continue to expand. But why? In our attempts to lose weight, have the messages on healthy living been over complicated? Tonight investigates the simple steps we can take to fight fat.
Are we hooked on opioids? Millions in Britain are taking powerful prescription painkillers that many experts argue are ineffective when it comes to reducing long-term chronic pain. Tonight explores the scale of this silent epidemic in Britain, the comparisons being made with the crisis in America and the experiences of people in Britain who are struggling with addiction and dependency.
With one in five households now renting and home ownership becoming just a dream for many, Jonathan Maitland investigates Britain's housing crisis. From Peterborough, where over 70 residents were made homeless to make room for other homeless people, to Manchester, where 15,000 new homes are being built without a single one being affordable, and Cornwall, where a family has spent 10 years waiting for a council property while their four children are forced to share a room.
Jonathan Maitland finds out how food standards have changed since the horsemeat scandal five years ago, looking at tests carried out in abattoirs and by local authorities.
The work of a pioneering GP service tackling problems including mental health, homelessness and alcoholism within their community. Tonight's cameras follows these specialist doctors and nurses to ask whether such a focused method of care could help save the NHS.
Last year, the UK spent almost 80 billion pounds on Christmas gifts - but not everyone got the bargain they were hoping for. And as families prepare for the festive season once again, criminals are also getting ready with a whole range of cons and scams. Tonight investigates how to keep your cash safe this Christmas.
It's been six months since Hollywood actor Meghan Markle took on her most ambitious role yet. From that day in May when she joined the House of Windsor, through to her first overseas tour, we follow the Duchess of Sussex's first steps into Royal life. As the humanitarian and 'proud' feminist finds herself in a new world of protocol and etiquette, Julie Etchingham asks whether Meghan is changing the Royal Family, or are they changing her?
Tonight have spent six months following the journey of three people suffering from severe obesity as they try to lose weight, before it's too late. Mentored by a specialist team from Leeds Beckett University, can their expert guidance on diet and exercise improve their health and their lives? The programme follows their highs and lows across two no-holds-barred episodes.
In the second of two films, we reveal the final three months of their scientifically-monitored weight loss program, and examine how they've coped with temptation during the Christmas period.
Britain's train travellers have just been hit with annual fare rises, despite already paying some of the world's highest train fares and suffering the worst rail performance in a decade. With the rail regulator threatening Network Rail with massive fines and the Government launching a year-long rail enquiry, Tonight's Adam Shaw hits the railways to talk to passengers and experts to find out where all the money goes and whether passengers are really getting value for money.
A bad back is something that many struggle with on a daily basis. A shocking 80 percent of people are likely to experience it at some point in their lives - and the numbers seem to be rising. So why are so many suffering? And what can be done to relieve the pain? GP Oscar Duke investigates.
Motoring journalist Ginny Buckley investigates safety standards in the car industry, after hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been recalled with potentially serious issues - including some that have caught fire. Manufacturers say they are building vehicles to the highest possible standards, but are they doing enough?
Every year more and more older people fall victim to theft and fraud, and the perpetrators are often those they rely on the most - carers and relatives. Helen Skelton asks whether the time has come to change the way the authorities deal with financial crimes against the elderly.
Julie Etchingham presents the second of two programmes in which she profiles Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, the final candidates in the Conservative leadership contest, as party members vote to decide Britain's next prime minister. Tonight will scrutinise their differing policies on Brexit and interrogate their domestic and foreign policy plans, as well as their vision for the country.