Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
Canterbury – sparkling in cloudless, lucid, winter skies.
“You should film that,” says a passing local. “That” turns out to be a stone-carved image of a woman with a notable penis in the centre of the main entrance arch to Canterbury Cathedral.
Obama, to European eyes, is merely tinkering with the small print, the very edges of ingrained national violence which produces stats a minor civil war would be familiar with.
Just over a year after British combat forces left Afghanistan, they are back, as the Taliban threaten to take the strategic town of Sangin.
Despite facing new torrents of flood water through their main street last night, residents of Glenridding say everyone is helping each other and others are worse off than them.
A woman from Appleby-in-Westmorland is enjoying a night out in a local hotel in circumstances she would never have wanted: her home is flooded.
EDL founder Tommy Robinson says he’s launching a new anti-radical Islamic movement in the UK. But policies? Ideas? Not much in evidence at all.
An outbreak of scabies sweeping the Calais camp known as the Jungle is fuelling the determination of migrants to escape the squalor for a new life in Britain, by any means possible.
The country where many of the Paris attack suspects came from faces real disruption for days and months to come.
Thousands of migrants in the “Jungle II” camp in Calais have a new danger to contend with: potentially carcinogenic white asbestos.
When Andrew Stoddart broke down as he was asked about the effect all this is having on his young family, the reality of unsafe leases to farmers in Scotland was painful and direct.