Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight