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A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards, inspectors say. David, who relies on these services, explains the standard of treatment that he has received, and David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission whose work has highlighted the problems, outlines what needs to be done.

The investigation into allegations of horsemeat mislabelling will be "relentless", the Food Standards Agency has said. Andrew Rhodes, director of Operations at the Food Standards Agency, says whether we should we still be eating processed meat.

Yesterday the US broke its record for the longest time without a commercial airline crash. David Spiegelhalter, a professor for the public understanding of risk at Cambridge University, and Jennifer Wild, a consultant clinical psychologist, discuss changing attitudes to flying.

A quarter of the agencies providing care in the home who have been inspected are not meeting the grade. Colin Angel, policy director of the UK Homecare Association, and David Robert, councillor from the Local Government Association, reflect on the findings.

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Wednesday 13 February

Should we still be eating processed meat in light of the horsemeat scandal? A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards. And scientists in California have been studying beatboxing to try to understand more about the human voice.

  • 13 Feb 2013 08:58:05


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  • 13 Feb 2013 08:54:11


    The Hatchet Job of the Year award, honouring the best negative review of the year, is being announced today. Francis Wheen, one of the judges of the award and Camilla Long, the winner of the prize, discuss whether authors care about hostile reviews.

  • 13 Feb 2013 08:35:36


    How humans create different sounds is a question which has preoccupied linguists for a long time. Today reporter Tom Bateman explains that a group of scientists in California have been using an MRI scanner to look inside the larynx of a beat boxer to find out. He also spoke to UK Female Beatboxing Champion Grace Savage.

  • 13 Feb 2013 08:45:46


    Japanese research into a species of sea slug has found that it is the first known species to detach its penis, and then regrow a new one. Evan Davis speaks to Bernard Picton, curator of marine invertebrates at the National Museums Northern Ireland, who has himself studied sea slugs in some detail.
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