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  • Lewis Hamilton

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

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    Speaking to the Today Programme's James Naughtie is the two times F1 World Championship winner Lewis Hamilton.

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  • Tuesday's business with Simon Jack

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

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    Simon discusses BT's attempts to move into mobile communications, business markets with Virginie Maisonneuve, Deputy CIO and MD Global Head of Equities at PIMCO, and food fraud, with Jim Gee, a Partner and head of Forensic and Counter Fraud Services at the accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn.

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  • Sir Jackie Stewart and Jody Scheckter

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    Speaking to the Today Programme's Garry Richardson is Formula One legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Jody Scheckter, who discuss Lewis Hamilton's success winning the F1 World Championship at the weekend.

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  • Immigration

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    10 mins

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    David Cameron will come under fresh pressure on Monday to harden his position on Europe, as he seeks to renegotiate the terms of British membership of the EU before an in/out referendum in 2017. One option the Prime Minister is thought to be considering is to prevent EU migrants from claiming in-work benefits like tax credits. We speak to Witold Sobkow, Polish Ambassador to London, and Bernard Jenkin MP.

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  • Monday's business with Simon Jack

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    In today's business: RBS has had its test scores remarked to reveal that it was the worst performing British bank, a group set up to help people on low incomes struggling with debt to access financial services starts taking evidence on Monday, and Fortum and Mason has announced its full year results.

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  • Hazel Blears on the modern Labour party

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

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    Emily Thornberry has resigned from the Labour front bench after tweeting a photo of a house decorated with English flags and a white van outside it. She seemed to be sneering at the house's owner. But the damage had been done and Labour was being presented as an elitist party that's simple no longer in touch with the working class from which it sprang. A party of snobs. Has the party really changed that much? Hazel Blears, a former Labour minister, spoke to John Humphrys.

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  • NHS staff to fly out to fight Ebola

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

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    The first organised group of NHS volunteers trained to tackle the ebola crisis leaves for Sierra Leone today. More than thirty of them will complete their training in the country before starting work in British-built treatment centres. One of them is Gareth Ross, a paramedic from Yorkshire. Joanna Reid is head of DIFD ebola response team in Sierra Leone.

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  • Taking the Wagner test

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

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    Researchers have used Wagner's Ring cycle as the basis of an experiment to try to find out more about how we hear and understand music. It's happening at the Being Human festival. Sir Colin Blakemore is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the University of London and is been part of the research team.

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  • Friday boss: Matt Pullen, UK Director at AkzoNobel

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

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    Simon Jack speaking to AkzoNobel, the global producer of paints, coatings and speciality chemicals. It's products are used to coat ships, mobile phones, drink cans as well as to paint cars and homes, however it's most widely recognised asset is probably an Old English sheepdog called Spud - or the Dulux dog.

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  • 'It insults Labour voters across the country'

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

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    Listen to Labour MP John Mann speak about Emily Thornberry's offensive Rochester tweet and subsequent resignation.

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