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World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

Forty five minutes of news, analysis and comment with Martha Kearney and Mark Mardell.

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  • 03 Mar 15

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    A report on the sexual exploitation of girls in Oxfordshire has identified 370 potential victims, who were abused over sixteen years and found serious failings in care. We'll ask how and why this happened and hear from a victim, the Chief Constable and the former leader of the council who admits failing badly. Eleven babies and one mother died unnecessarily because of a lethal mixture of failings - according to an inquiry into Furness General Hospital in Cumbria. We talk to a local MP about what went wrong. The Commons Speaker John Bercow is warning that the Palace of Westminster faces an eye watering repair bill if it's not to be abandoned. We ask if it's worth the cost.

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  • How can we counter radicalisation in universities?

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    We debate how best to counter radicalisation in Universities; In the latest of our series of Wato@50 the playwright Alan Bennett tells us that the English are best at hypocrisy; And we hear from the Director General of the BBC, Lord Hall, about the future funding of the Corporation

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  • Labour would cut maximum university tuition fees

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

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    46 mins

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    UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES Ed Miliband says a Labour Government would cut the maximum university tuition fees in England by three thousand pounds, paid for by ending tax relief on pensions for high earners. We speak to the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and his Labour shadow, Chuka Umunna. JIHADI JOHN David Cameron has defended the security services after suggestions that Mi5 contributed to the radicalisation of the British man known as "Jihadi John". The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says the coalition was wrong to scrap control orders. We hear from the government's independent reviewer of terrorism laws. ARCTIC AMBASSADORS Should Britain appoint an ambassador to the Arctic?

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  • Man identified as 'Jihadi John' known to security services

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Jihadi John - the man seen in IS videos of hostage beheadings - is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi. New figures show the Prime Minister has failed to deliver on his pledge to slash net migration to the tens of thousands before the general election. How Jimmy Savile raped and assaulted hundreds of people at NHS Hospitals. And we discuss the role of religion in the politics of Lady Thatcher.

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  • Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

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    45 mins

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    NHS DEVOLUTION The government is planning to give Greater Manchester full control over its health and social care budget. We'll take a look at how it might work and speak to the Chair of the Health Select Committee. SECOND JOBS FOR MPs At Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clashed over second jobs for Mps. We discuss this with the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin and the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves. WORK INEQUALITY We hear why older women in work earn significantly less than men.

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