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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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  • Today 24/10/14: New chair of BBC Trust Rona Fairhead

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

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    The New chair of BBC Trust Rona Fairhead says people going to prison for not paying license fee "doesn't sit happily" with her.

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  • Today 24/10/14: First case of Ebola in New York

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

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    The first case of Ebola is being treated in New York, the fourth in the United States. Dr Craig Spencer returned a few days ago from Guinea, where he'd been working for the charity Medecins sans Frontieres and became ill yesterday. Mark Levine is a New York City Council Member, whose district includes West Harlem, where Dr Spencer lives.

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  • Today 24/10/14: Row over £1.7 EU charge to UK

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

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    UK will have to pay extra £1.7 billion towards the EU budget - due to the pace of growth.

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  • Today 24/10/14: the history of communication and technology

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

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    A new gallery at the Science Museum in London celebrating the history of communication and technology is being opened by the Queen later. Justin reports from the gallery.

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  • Today 23/10/14: Brian O'Driscoll in full

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    Speaking to the Today Programme's James Naughtie is rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll. Listen to the full interview.

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  • Today 23/10/14: 'Police did nothing' over child abuse

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    A mother whose 12-year-old daughter was abused has said she was forced to try to identify the abusers herself due to police inaction. She claims South Yorkshire Police accused her daughter of being "a liar and wasting police time". The BBC understands that South Yorkshire Police have apologised to the family for calling their daughter a liar. The BBC's Michael Buchanan reports - with the mother's words spoken by an actress.

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  • Today 23/10/14: Brian O'Driscoll: A career in rugby

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    Brian O'Driscoll is the most capped player in rugby union history. He spoke to the Today programme's James Naughtie about his illustrious career.

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  • Today 23/10/14: NHS 'must fundamentally change'

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    The NHS must "fundamentally change" aspects of how care is delivered to ensure it can maintain high standards, NHS England's chief executive Simon Stevens says.

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  • Today 23/10/14: Lloyds Banking Group

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years.

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  • Today 22/10/14: Germany - to spend or not to spend?

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

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    There is growing evidence that the German economy is stagnating. So is it time for the so-called "engine of the european economy" to tear up its tough fiscal rules and start spending?

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