In photos: Inside a UK megafarm
July 18th, 2017, 01:38 AM
US-style "megafarms" are sweeping across the UK, a major Bureau investigation has revealed. We were invited to see firsthand what intensive livestock farming looks like.
Campaigners target voters with Brexit "dark ads"
May 18th, 2017, 01:38 AM
Analysis of Facebook ad data accessed by theThe Bureau Local has identified at least eight referendum-related campaign groups buying Facebook adverts that are attempting to swing voters.
How to make Republican friends and influence people
April 18th, 2017, 01:38 AM
A mysterious contract between a Turkish organisation and the son of Republican grandee James Baker deepens questions about the country’s attempts to influence US politics and public opinion.
Why I joined Bureau Local and why you should too
March 30th, 2017, 01:38 AM
Experienced local journalist Gareth Davies explains how the Bureau Local will give regional reporters access to good stories and the support they need to write them.
We've launched the Bureau Local
March 27th, 2017, 01:38 AM
Our team of four data journalists and developers will build a network of regional reporters and tech experts across the country to investigate datasets and uncover local public interest stories.
US drones appear to have returned to Pakistan
March 6th, 2017, 01:38 AM
If confirmed, an attack on Thursday which killed two militants would be the first US strike on in Pakistan since May last year - raising the possibility of a shift in policy.
"There is no such thing as 'fake news', only lies"
March 1st, 2017, 01:38 AM
At a Bureau event, journalism icon Sir Harry Evans and other panellists say exposing the term for the 'ghastly oxymoron' that it is is step one to addressing the attack on the media.
The future of 'fake news'?
February 27th, 2017, 01:38 AM
A map purporting to show crimes by refugees in Germany employs sophisticated methods of information manipulation.
Join our Local Data Lab
January 24th, 2017, 01:38 AM
The Lab will collaborate with a network of local journalists to find and tell powerful, regional stories.
Trump, Obama and the future of targeted killing
January 19th, 2017, 01:38 AM
Obama developed a defining policy architecture which his successor Donald Trump now inherits: the ability to kill suspected terrorists anywhere without US personnel having to leave their bases.
Drone wars: the full data
January 1st, 2017, 01:38 AM
The Bureau’s complete data sets on drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
Builders make billions as housing crisis escalates
November 26th, 2016, 01:38 AM
A Bureau analysis has found Britain’s major housebuilding firms are making multi-billion pound profits at the same time they argue they cannot meet affordable housing targets.
Donald Trump and the media’s ‘epic fail’
November 8th, 2016, 01:38 AM
There were so many uncertainties in the lead up to this morning’s US election result, but one thing is clear: journalism, just like the pollsters, failed. Now more than ever, we need strong, independent, fearless and deep reporting that holds power to account.
Gavin MacFadyen adviser to the Bureau dies
October 22nd, 2016, 01:38 AM
Gavin MacFadyen, a strong supporter of investigative journalism. Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and adviser to the Bureau, has died after a short illness. An investigative journalist for many decades, Gavin who died on Saturday October … Continued
Something is rotten in Denmark’s pig industry
October 4th, 2016, 01:38 AM
Every day 35,000 live pigs roll over Denmark’s border into Germany on heavily-loaded trucks, heading for countries across Europe. More than two thirds of them are likely carrying infectious Livestock Associated MRSA bacteria. Once they arrive at their destinations they … Continued
Fake news and false flags
October 1st, 2016, 01:38 AM
The PR firm's $500 million contract with the Pentagon included making fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them.
The teaching diversity gap – how regions compare
September 4th, 2016, 01:38 AM
Teachers across England are drastically less ethnically diverse than their pupils, analysis by the Bureau can reveal. The size of the diversity gap varies across different regions and local authorities. Click on the map to see how your area compares. South … Continued
Shortage of black teachers, data reveals
September 4th, 2016, 01:38 AM
A tenfold increase in the number of black and ethnic minority teachers is needed if schools in some English cities are to reflect their pupil populations.
Antibiotic resistant E.coli found in one in four samples of supermarket chicken
September 4th, 2016, 01:38 AM
One in four samples of chicken from the UK’s largest supermarkets contains antibiotic-resistant E.Coli bacteria, new research has revealed. The bacterium was found in meat from Asda, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose, Cambridge University researchers found. They tested whole … Continued
Infographic: The CIA’s drone war in Pakistan
July 20th, 2016, 01:38 AM
Every CIA drone strike in Pakistan until the the end of 2015 has been mapped on an infographic to show where the attacks took place and the number of people killed in each strike.
Apply to be the Bureau’s new Data Lab Director
June 21st, 2016, 01:38 AM
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching an ambitious journalism project aimed at providing data-led stories to local journalists. We are recruiting a director to lead this new project, who will build a four-person team and over the three year grant period … Continued
Bureau reporter shortlisted for Medical Journalists’ Association award
June 15th, 2016, 01:38 AM
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Victoria Parsons has been shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year in Britain’s premier celebration of health and medical journalism, the Medical Journalists’ Association awards. She made the 2016 shortlist for an investigation into the threat to … Continued