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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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Labour's winter bailout fund

9/26/2017
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It is day two of Labour's conference in Brighton and shadow health minster Jon Ashworth has taken to the main stage to call on the government to provide a £500m winter bailout fund to increase capacity in struggling hospitals. Mr Ashworth told Mishal Husain that the £500m figure comes after reviewing the last winter season calling it one of the "worst winters in the NHS". (Image: People in a hospital, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:12:57


African elephants face extinction

9/26/2017
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A conference in Oxford was held on illegal wildlife trade as central and eastern African elephants are at risk of dying out. Our world affairs editor John Simpson chaired the debate and according to statistics, if more isn't done these elephants will be gone in the next 25 years. (Image: An elephant, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:28


Jane Eyre: 170 years on

9/26/2017
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A stage version of Jane Eyre is being revived at the National Theatre, celebrating 170 years since the publication of Charlotte Bronte's novel. Our correspondent Nicola Stanbridge spoke to director Sally Cookson about how the classic has stood the test of time. (Image: Portrait of Charlotte Bronte, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:55


Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/26/2017
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Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland could be hit by an American trade ruling today (Image: Bombardier Aerospace plant in Belfast. Credit: Press Association)

Duration: 00:11:44


Labour and the older generation

9/25/2017
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The last election showed a big generational gap in people voting. How can Labour widen its appeal beyond young voters? Director of political research at pollsters YouGov Joe Twyman and joint political editor of the Guardian Anushka Asthana discussed the breakdown of the young vs old voting statistics. (Image: Older people at Labour conference, credit: PA)

Duration: 00:04:55


Angela Merkel and the right wing

9/25/2017
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. The nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has won its first seats and is set to be the third party. Federal minister for special affairs and chief of staff for federal chancellery Peter Altmaier said it was "disappointing" but the...

Duration: 00:13:14


Labour's ongoing momentum

9/25/2017
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The general election in June saw Labour's seat share increase in the House of Commons. Now at a Labour conference in Brighton, members are planning what they must do to expand their appeal and gain a majority in parliament. Mishal Husain was at the conference and spoke to party members about how they planned to achieve this. (Image: Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a conference, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:06:02


Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/25/2017
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Big business has toned down its presence at Labour party conferences recently - but not this year. Labour's showing in last year's election has brought the executives back (Image: John McDonnell, shadow chancellor. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:13:01


What advice would Machiavelli give May?

9/22/2017
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In her Brexit speech in Florence on Friday Theresa May will explain what she wants and how she plans to get it. A local man once had a few ideas about all this. Author of Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom, Erica Benner, explains what tips Machiavelli might have given to improve the credibility and respect of the prime minister. (Image: Theresa May/Niccolo Machiavelli. Credit: Reuters/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:32


The popularity of Angela Merkel

9/22/2017
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Angela Merkel is asking Germany this weekend to give her a fourth term as Chancellor and she now looks almost certain to get it. Today’s special correspondent Jim Naughtie reports on the mood in Berlin. Former director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor is advising the German government on the creation of a new museum in Berlin. He discusses what it is about Ms Merkel that has made her so successful. (Image: Angela Merkel poster. Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:13:15


Friday's business with Rob Young

9/22/2017
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This Sunday, Germany goes to the polls. What do businesses hope for from the elections?

Duration: 00:12:07


Labour and their nationalisation plan

9/21/2017
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If implemented, the Labour Party's plans to take control of privatised companies could bring sweeping change to Britain, with large chunks of the economy - the railways, water, energy - potentially put back in public hands. But how would it work, exactly? The BBC's Ross Hawkins reports from Bristol. Cat Hobbs is the founder of We Own it, which describes itself as a voice for public service users who want public ownership. Paul Massara is the the former chief executive of RWE Npower. They...

Duration: 00:10:33


Chronic fatigue: A new approach?

9/21/2017
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Around 190,000 people in Britain today suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, or myalgic encephalomyelitis. The symptoms include tiredness, headaches, and chronic muscle pain - and a further burden for the sufferers is that their condition has not always been taken seriously by employers, friends or even medical professionals. But a controversial new study suggests that teenage sufferers could receive help with an intensive treatment lasting only three days. Esther Crawley...

Duration: 00:06:57


Mel Brooks on comedy and political correctness

9/21/2017
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Mel Brooks has said political correctness is the death of comedy. The Hollywood film-maker said his Western parody Blazing Saddles would never get made today because of the use of the N-word. He has been talking to the BBC's arts correspondent Rebecca Jones as he prepares for the opening in London's West End of a musical version of his film Young Frankenstein. (Image: Mel Brooks, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:43


Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/21/2017
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Will the government heed the City's call for a business-as-usual Brexit deal?

Duration: 00:11:41


Ancient ships discovered in Black Sea

9/20/2017
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Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of Black Sea. Jon Adams is Professor of archaeology at the University of Southampton. He explains how rare this discovery is and why the ships are in such good condition. (Image: Divers at Roman galley. Credit: Black Sea MAP)

Duration: 00:03:38


Today at 60: British cuisine

9/20/2017
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When this programme first came on the air 60 years ago British food was famous. Famously awful. Food is something many of you have pointed to as one of the really big areas in which Britain has changed in the past 60 years. We have been talking to the Evening Standard's restaurant critic Fay Maschler about how our expectations of British cuisine has developed over this time. (Image: Lyons Corner House. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:08:21


Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/20/2017
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What will Tata Steel's merger with ThyssenKrupp mean for its Port Talbot plant in Wales?

Duration: 00:11:48


Modern day slavery

9/19/2017
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The man put in charge of ending modern day slavery in the United Kingdom has called for a "radical reform" of the system set up to identify and help victims.The independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland, told this programme that the UK is streets ahead of other countries, but more needs to be done. Our chief correspondent Matthew Price talks to victims of modern day slavery. (Image: Back of woman's head, credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:06:25


Princess Margaret 'had a royal form of tourettes'

9/19/2017
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Satirist and author Craig Brown releases his new book Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, the glamorous Royal everyone wanted to meet. Mr Brown portrays her life as Cinderella in reverse and combines interviews, parodies, diaries and more which in itself is being described as a new type of biography. (Image: Royal coat of arms, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:29

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