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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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Episodes

'She was heroic and continually inspiring'

5/29/2020
More than 37 thousand people have now died of coronavirus - among them Karina Kinnear who was 48 and the sister of the actor Rory Kinnear. She had suffered brain damage as an infant and was paralysed from the waist down after an operation she had as a teenager. (Image: Karina Kinnear. Credit: Rory Kinnear)

Duration:00:05:21

"This virus has not gone away"

5/29/2020
In England from Monday people will be able to meet in a group of up to six, outdoors and retaining social distancing. In Wales the new 'stay local' message from Monday will also allow different households to meet and in Scotland and Northern Ireland changes to the restrictions have already come in. There are variations in the precise rules and dates in the four nations. It is clear though how present the virus still is, on Tuesday in England 475 people were hospitalised with Covid-19....

Duration:00:13:50

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

5/29/2020
The coronavirus-related Self-Employment Support Scheme is due to run out on Sunday. What might happen next? Plus, employees’ PPE and the joy of canned food. (Photo: Getty Images)

Duration:00:14:10

'We have no recourse to public funds...we are struggling'

5/28/2020
One of the senior MPs questioning the PM yesterday was the chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Stephen Timms, the Labour MP for East Ham in London. He brought up the case of a couple in his constituency with two children who he said were being forced into destitution because they are here on a visa and have no access to public support until they get indefinite leave to remain. (Image: Woman sitting by window. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:07:01

England's Coronavirus Test & Trace system starts

5/28/2020
Thousands of contact tracers are making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes being launched in England and Scotland. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with. (Image: Matt Hancock. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:15:42

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/28/2020
Employers will pay towards the furlough scheme from August. What else will change? Plus statutory sick pay and the coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scheme. (Photo: Getty Images)

Duration:00:14:12

"To protect children you are able to exercise a degree of personal judgment"

5/27/2020
Boris Johnson will be questioned by senior MPs later amid continued calls for his top adviser to resign. The prime minister will appear before the Commons Liaison Committee for 90 minutes, during which he will be asked about Dominic Cummings' controversial lockdown trip to County Durham. More than 35 Tory MPs have called for Mr Cummings to resign or be fired. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says it is "time to move on". (Image: Dominic Cummings. Credit: PA)

Duration:00:14:19

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/27/2020
Does the UK need the proposed nuclear power station Sizewell C, and can the technology work? Plus, how the viral pandemic may hit university funding, and the markets. (Photo: EDF)

Duration:00:14:04

'He sought to protect his family'

5/26/2020
People will make up their own minds after listening to Dominic Cummings' "exhaustive" account of his travels during the lockdown, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said. The prime minister's chief aide has defended driving 260 miles in March from his home to County Durham. (Image: Dominic Cummings. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:15:46

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/26/2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has authorised a bailout for key companies. How might it work? Also, will people want to visit non-essential shops when they reopen? (Photo: Getty Images)

Duration:00:16:01

'It's hugely damaging'

5/25/2020
The PM's decision to back his chief aide's lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government's coronavirus message will be undermined. Some Tory backbenchers have called for Dominic Cummings to resign to ensure public confidence in future measures. The row comes as plans to further ease lockdown restrictions will be discussed at a cabinet meeting later. (Image: Dominic Cummings. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:08:21

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/25/2020
Jaguar Land Rover seems to have asked for a government bailout. How did it get here? Plus, are we heading for a global 'Green New Deal'? (Photo: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:16:02

Friday's business with Rob Young

5/22/2020
New data suggests there's been a rise in jobs being advertised in some parts of the UK despite Covid-19. We ask why (Image: a care worker wears PPE (personal protective equipment) as she tends to her client during a home visit. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:14:12

The UK has been 'too much on the back foot'

5/22/2020
Is the government making wiser, more strategically joined up decisions now when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic? (Image: Sir Paul Nurse. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:14:40

'I see the bravery in their faces'

5/21/2020
Hassan Akkad is an NHS cleaner, Syrian refugee and a documentary maker. Yesterday he posted a video on Twitter during his lunch break yesterday which soon went viral. Hassan - wearing his NHS uniform - looked into the camera and addressed the Prime Minister directly about a scheme to compensate the families of NHS workers who die of the virus. Within hours of that video being posted the government changed its policy. (Image: Hassan Akkad. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:05:04

Is the virus coming under control in London?

5/21/2020
The number of people who are seriously ill with Covid-19 yesterday dropped below 10,000 for the first time since the lockdown. In London - many hospitals reported not a single death in the past 48 hours. Is the virus coming under control - at least in the capital? And could it be re-opened before other parts of the country? (Image: Woman walking onto an Underground train. Credit: PA)

Duration:00:07:28

'It is being done very late in the day'

5/21/2020
Time is running out to finalise a track and trace strategy that would avoid a potential second surge in coronavirus cases, NHS leaders have said. The NHS Confederation warned of "severe" consequences to staff and patients if the right system was not established quickly. It said lockdown measures should not be eased until a clear plan was in place. (Image: testing kit. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:13:01

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

5/21/2020
Might the Bank of England break the habit of a lifetime and bring in negative interest rates? (Image: the Bank of England in the financial district in the City of London. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:15:30

Will it be possible to travel to Spain this year?

5/20/2020
Spain is a popular summer holiday destination for many tourists from the UK, but will people be able to travel there this summer? The bars and cafes on the beaches of the Costa del Sol have re-opened to its outdoor customers, but the cities of Madrid and Barcelona remain closed. Spain was one of the worst hit countries in Europe and had one of the strictest lockdowns.

Duration:00:06:20

Could testing for Covid-19 be more efficient?

5/20/2020
“I never thought it would be so easy to take people's freedoms away and so hard to persuade them to take them back.” That's what Boris Johnson is said to have told his colleagues recently. The biggest uncertainty for now is whether or not England’s schools will start to re-open on 1 June. Teachers’ unions say it won’t be safe for their members to return – and a growing number of councils are supporting that position. The much talked about system to test, track and isolate those with the...

Duration:00:09:30