Channel 4 Dispatches ‘How Councils Waste Your Money’ due to air on June 17, 2013

It’s been months of research, but our Channel 4 Dispatches documentary ‘How Councils Waste Your Money’ is ready to air, and will be broadcast on Monday June 17, at 8pm.

The 30-minute documentary examines how councils spend taxpayers’ money on everything from chauffeur-driven cars and trips abroad, to items like golf lessons and pedicures.

Dispatches Councils Waste

The show is produced by Juniper Television in association with OpenWorld News for Channel 4, and is fronted by Dispatches Investigations Editor Antony Barnett.

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ACPO comment on police use of Taser on children

Following our investigation, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has now released a statement on the use of Taser stun guns on young children.

ACPO lead for armed policing, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman said:

“Officers are trained to consider the vulnerability of the person and factors such as age and … Read more →

BBC Politics Show covers our investigation into children shot with Tasers

We worked with the BBC Politics Show South East to look at the numbers of children shot and threatened with Tasers in their area. They put together this package and interview. Serious concerns are raised over the use of 50,000-volt Taser stun guns against children, but the police still defend their use.


Sun-tanned premier David Cameron asks ‘Terror Crisis? What Terror Crisis?’

SUN-TANNED Premier David Cameron breezed back to the Balearics yesterday and asked: ‘Terror Crisis? What Terror Crisis?’

Admitley, the climate right now – political or otherwise – is less ‘Winter of Discontent’ right now and more ‘Spring of Disappointment’, but I think the sentiment fits.

When that news intro was originally penned by The Sun nigh-on four decades ago the public demanded to know, ‘Why the hell is the guy in charge on holiday while there’s turmoil on the home soils ?’

As the PM and his family idled around Ibiza, a hoard of … Read more →

Thank you for all the applications

We’ve hit the deadline for applications to our Junior Reporter/Researcher positions, and would like to thank all of you who took the time to get in touch.

It really is appreciated.

Due to the volume of applications we can’t respond to every one.  However, we aim to contact those we want to interview by around March 10/15.

If you haven’t heard from us by then, please accept our thanks for applying, and our best wishes for the future in finding the job you’re looking for.

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Want to join our team?

OpenWorld News is looking for a freelance Junior Reporter/Researcher.

We supply data-driven investigations to the biggest titles on Fleet Street, and are now branching into the realm of TV documentaries. We need hungry junior reporters to work across all our projects. The right person will … Read more →