Guy Basnett

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Guy Basnett is an investigative journalist and reporter. He has held the posts of Chief Reporter at The Journal, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Features Writer at the News of the World, and Deputy Features Editor at the News of the World. He was awarded Young Reporter of the Year at the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards 2006, shortlisted for Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2009, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010. He currently works in the Investigations Unit of Channel 4 News.

Volkswagen emissions scandal – Five questions for the Department for Transport

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continued to billow out across the media, the National Audit Office asked some interesting questions to the Department for Transport. In summary, what did the department know about ‘defeat devices’ in vehicles? And what action did the department take after concerns about real-world emissions data were raised

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MoD pays compensation for 362 innocent civilians killed by British military in Iraq and Afghanistan

Ministry of Defence paid compensation for deaths of at least 362 innocent men, women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2015 5 civilian deaths known to be caused by airstrikes in 2009/10, including a five-year-old girl and an eight-year-old girl killed in separate bombings in Nahr-e-Saraj Total

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