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

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  • Bronwen Davies on her mother's death

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

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    7 mins

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    The debate on assisted dying has been recently reignited by the death of 86-year-old Jean Davies, who starved herself to death over five weeks, claiming it was the only way she could legally exercise her right to die. Her daughter Bronwen Davies spoke to Sarah Montague.

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  • Today 21/10/14: Pooley's parents support his return to Africa

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

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    5 mins

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    The parents of William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, support his return to Sierra Leone to resume his work. His parents Jackie and Robin Pooley explained they "knew from the start that he would go back".

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  • Today 21/10/14: Clarke: Do not 'compete with bigotry'

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

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    The UK must not "start competing with ignorance and bigotry" over its immigration policy, Ken Clarke says.

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  • Today 21/10/14: Paralysis treatment 'has vast potential'

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

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    4 mins

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    Pioneering therapy that enabled a paralysed man to walk again has "opened the door" to future treatment with vast potential, the leader of the UK research team Prof Geoff Raisman says.

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  • First UK New Zealand radio link recreated

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

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    Radio amateur Dave Lawley links Mill Hill School in London with New Zealand via shortwave.

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  • Search Nepal storm survivors

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

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    6 mins

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    The BBC's Andrew North and Col Liranjan Shrestha comment on the aftermath of the Nepalese storm.

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  • Disability and the minimum wage

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

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    9 mins

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    Candice Baxter, whose daughter has Down's Syndrome, and Sue Bott from Disability Rights UK, debate if disabled people should always get the minimum wage.

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