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Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

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Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/21/2018
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Is Italy’s new government on a collision course with Brussels? (Image: Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio (L) and the leader of far-right party Lega, Matteo Salvin. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:02

Wedding fever? 'I'll be in bed!'

5/18/2018
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The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this Saturday is expected to attract huge attention around the world, but our correspondent Jonny Dymond finds that in Nottingham, the first city the couple visited after their engagement was announced, many people have little interest in the big event. And Elizabeth Emanuel who designed Princess Diana's wedding gown and the FT's fashion editor, Jo Ellison, are hoping the bride's dress will be "adventurous". (Image: Cardboard cut-outs of Prince...

Duration:00:12:09

Irish senator: 'Brexit will not be easy'

5/18/2018
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Neale Richmond from the Fine Gail party and Chair of the Irish Senate's Brexit Committee acknowledges that resolving the 'hard border' issue between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit is not going to be easy. Theresa May's cabinet has agreed on a proposal that would see the UK match EU tariffs after 2020, if there is no deal on their preferred customs arrangements. But Brexiter and former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith tells us that any "backstop" plan should be short-term and no more...

Duration:00:15:50

Friday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/18/2018
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Is the City about to lose one of its big money makers to Frankfurt or Paris? (Image: the City of London financial district. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:10

The secrets of soil

5/17/2018
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Soil is a much-misunderstood substance, often dismissed as 'dirt', something to be avoided. Yet the crops we eat, the animals we rely on, the very oxygen we breathe, all depend on the existence of the plant life that bursts from the soil every year. The University of Aberystwyth has created a portable DNA sequencing technique that can identify the make-up of soil. Extracting DNA from the soil can help analyse ecological patterns and microbial communities.

Duration:00:06:47

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/17/2018
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Does Carillion’s demise show there is something rotten at the heart of UK accounting? (Image: Carillion sign. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:11:55

County Lines: the rising drug dealing networks

5/16/2018
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Our correspondent Wyre Davies reports on the the drug deals spreading through the UK via the rail network, in so-called 'County Lines.' And Durham police chief, Michael Barton, who is also the National Police Chiefs' Council head of crime operations, says the police are not able "to arrest their way out of the problem" because the resources are not there. (Image: Drug dealers who operate in so-called ‘County Lines’. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:09:46

No need to extend Brexit transition period

5/16/2018
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The Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington rules out the idea of a longer transition period that would go beyond December 2020 after Brexit. And on the Windrush scandal, he says the government will "put right" anything they got wrong. (Image: David Lidington. Credit Getty Images)

Duration:00:10:15

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/16/2018
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What went wrong on the East Coast rail line – and what next for other rail franchises? (Image: a Virgin East Coast train at London's King's Cross station. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:11:34

Hospices and planning for death

5/15/2018
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The charity Hospice UK wants society to talk more about death and grief. As part of Dying Matters Week, Zoe Conway reports from the North London Hospice to find out its role in its residents' end of life care. She also speaks to Joy Watkins, who plans to die at home and is getting help from the hospice for that to happen. (Photo: Joy Watkins. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:11:29

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/15/2018
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Can wages stay above inflation – and make us all feel a bit better off?~ (Image: money in purse illustration. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:13:39

David Miliband joins cross-party group to fight 'hard' Brexit

5/14/2018
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Former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband explains why he is supporting a cross-party effort to fight for closer economic ties with the EU after Brexit. And Conservative MP, Theresa Villiers, who was Northern Ireland Secretary from 2012 to 2016 and a prominent supporter of the Leave campaign, says a cross-party intervention will not add anything new to the debate. (Image: A European Union flag in front of Big Ben. Credit: PA)

Duration:00:15:24

How do students in Tel Aviv feel about Israeli-Palestinian relations?

5/14/2018
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As the US moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Martha Kearney speaks to students in Tel Aviv about their perception of Israel, Palestine and the region’s future.

Duration:00:08:51

Monday's business with Dharshini David

5/14/2018
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Could Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal push oil prices back above $100 per barrel? (Image: the Soroush oil fields and an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:27

Serving in the Israeli army

5/11/2018
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Eli Bogdan who was a commander in the special forces but is now a reservist, and Avner Gvaryshu, a former paratrooper in the special forces, speak to Martha Kearney about their experiences and different views of active service in the occupied territories. (Image: Israeli reserve forces entering the Gaza Strip. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:05:26

Martha Kearney reports from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank

5/11/2018
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Ahead of the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Martha Kearney has been to different parts of the divided region, speaking to people in Israel, Gaza and in the West Bank settlements. (Image: Palestinians in Gaza near the border with Israel)

Duration:00:14:17

Friday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/11/2018
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The Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged, to the surprise of some commentators. What is the thinking behind this? (Photo: FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:53

North Korean relations

5/10/2018
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President Trump has welcomed home three Americans who’ve been released by North Korea. Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim have been held for a year, and Kim Dong-chul was detained in 2015. American missionary Kenneth Bae recounts how he spent two years in a North Korea prison and Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Koji Tsuroka, says his country wants to see a "complete resolution of abductions" including the return of Japanese citizens. (Image: Americans returning home, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:58

Israel-Iran clash flares up

5/10/2018
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Israel has launched major air strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after coming under rocket fire. It is one of Israel's heaviest barrages in Syria since the conflict began in 2011, and has led to international calls for restraint on both sides. (Image: Israeli flag in Golan Heights; Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:08:48

From Buena Vista to gospel and blues

5/10/2018
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American guitarist Ry Cooder is best known for creating soundtracks for films including Southern Comfort and Paris Texas, and helping to bring Latin music to a global audience with the Buena Vista Social Club project which he led in Cuba. But now Ry Cooder has returned to his musical roots of gospel and blues. He spoke to Front Row presenter John Wilson. (Image: Ry Cooder; Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:05:27

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