Louis Emanuel

Online reporter at The Times and Sunday Times

Award-winning journalist recognised for news and feature writing, and with a focus on online and digital platforms. Graduate of politics and international relations with a high level of Spanish.

Portfolio

International

Macron and Le Pen in run-off for Élysée
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen appeared to be edging into a run-off as the first exit polls saw them drift clear of their rivals in the French presidential elections. A...
Trump sacks attorney-general for travel ban 'betrayal'
President Trump fired the acting US attorney-general last night, accusing her of "betraying the Department of Justice" after she told lawyers not to defend legal challenges...
33 killed as explosions tear through fireworks market
A chain reaction of explosions engulfed a packed fireworks market near Mexico City, killing at least 33 people and scarring dozens more as they stocked up for the Christmas...
Catalan Independence: Can cash-strapped Spain afford the most-treasured jewel in its crown?
Around 1.5 million people were thought to have filled the streets of the Catalan capital last earlier this month. Independentistes poured in from around the region, creating a...
Cuba's love hotels are back by popular demand
In Cuba the housing crisis is so acute that privacy is at a premium. With whole families squeezed into small apartments, it is perhaps no surprise that frisky couples have...
More than money
"Here in the village when they say somebody is poor it means they don't have enough food," says Rodger Mkorong, an entrepreneur from Chipuware in Malawi. "We were in this group....

National

Van driven into pedestrians on London Bridge
Police have declared a major incident on London Bridge after a van was driven into pedestrians. Emergency crews were seen attending to about half a dozen casualties at about...
Fatalities confirmed as huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in west London
Residents in a burning tower block screamed for help and desperately signalled their presence by flashing lights in their flats as flames engulfed the building from below. Some...
McGuinness dies aged 66
Martin McGuinness, the former IRA leader who was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland until earlier this year, has died aged 66. The Sinn Fein politician stepped down from...
Farage shortlisted for Time Person of the Year
Nigel Farage may be hoping that there is time for one last upset before 2016 is out after he was named as an unlikely outsider to secure the coveted front cover of Time magazine...
Sir John Hurt dies aged 77
The British Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt, best known for his title role in The Elephant Man, has died at the age of 77 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. His agent,...
Conservatives fined £70,000 for breach of election rules
The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 after an investigation found irregularities in campaign spending at the general election. The party failed to record or incorrectly...

Bristol

Will it ever end?
In October 2015 police embarked on a series of dawn raids across Easton and St Paul's in a sweep of street-level drug dealing. Six months later, after 66 people were locked up...
Khat: The final days in Bristol for the drug they chew all night
At the bottom of a shabby flight of stairs, around the back of a takeaway off Stapleton Road in Easton, I am greeted by a man with gums lined green with khat.
Bristol's affordable housing failure revealed
Two-thirds of large developments approved by the city council in Bristol fall short of the authority's own affordable housing targets. Figures uncovered by Bristol24/7 reveal...
Have we reached 'peak Banksy'
Almost as fast as a new Banksy appears on the streets it disappears - either removed for sale or obscured by graffiti by lesser 'artists'. Louis Emanuel asks if we've reached a...

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