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Libby Purves meets shoe designer Marc Hare and filmmaker Leslie Woodhead.
The government is today announcing its conclusions of the cosmetic interventions review which was prompted by the breast implant PIP scandal. Sali Hughes, who writes for the Guardian on beauty, and Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, discuss the extent to which the government should be involved.
Injections to plump up the skin are a "crisis waiting to happen" and should be available only on prescription, a UK review of cosmetic pr...
According to a peer-reviewed study, "the Alcohol Industry misrepresented strong evidence and over promoted weak evidence in its submissions to the Scottish Government's consultation on minimum alcohol pricing". Dr Jim McCambridge, senior lecturer in behaviour change at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explains the findings demonstrate the tactics used by commercial interests in the debate around how to tackle the UK's alcohol problem.
The alcohol industry has been accused of distorting evidence in an attempt to influence the Scottish government over its minimum pricing ...
Why should we wait until we are old and in failing health, before enjoying a leisurely retirement? Ed Hawkins, who retired to the South of France aged 33, and Katherine Whitehorn, who is 85 years old and still working, explore the pros and cons of leaving the working world.
Former sports journalist Ed Hawkins explains why he quit his job at the age of 33.
I think that the man retiring and reorganising his wife
is such a cliche. I am 58 and retired 3 years ago and am very busy doing
things I want to do. I've retrained as a counsellor and do voluntary work
for three organisations. I know several men in a similar position to me who
enjoy the autonomy retirement brings and have no problem filling their time.
Cast your eyes over your workplace. You might see 100 or so people. Statistically five of your busying or bone-idle brethren will be dead...
A report from the government's Committee on Climate Change says that whilst UK's production of CO2 is down 20% in the past two decades, the UK's actual carbon footprint has risen 10%. David Nussbaum, chief executive of the environmental charity WWF in the UK, and Gareth Stace, head of climate and environmental policy at the manufacturer's organisation the EEF, discuss the increase.
A new report has laid bare the UK's pretensions to have cut greenhouse gas emissions over recent years. Ministers have claimed global lea...
In a change to our original running order, we revisit this morning's breaking news about the planned sale of 632 UK Lloyds Bank branches to the Co-op group collapsing.
Speaking on the Today programme the BBC's business editor Robert Peston said that "there is a very big chance that the Co-op would pull o...
The planned sale of more than 600 UK bank branches by Lloyds Banking Group to the Co-op group has fallen through. Lloyds said in a statem...
The Co-operative Group announces that it has withdrawn from the process currently being run by Lloyds Banking Group for the disposal of b...
The United Kingdom is becoming a significantly less violent country, according to new international research by the UK Peace Index, compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The BBC's home editor Mark Easton, Professor Marian Fitzgerald, visiting professor of criminology at the University of Kent, and Sir Ian Blair, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police discuss whether the UK is now a safer place.
Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen more rapidly in the UK in the past decade than anywhere else in Western Europe, researchers...
Nursing leaders say emergency departments around the UK are in crisis at the moment because they cannot cope with the number of patients coming in. Janet Youd, an A&E nurse and chairs the Royal College of Nursing's emergency care association, outlines the problem, and Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter says how the problem will be addressed.
Patients are getting lost in hospitals across the UK because they are constantly being switched from ward to ward amid pressures on A&E, ...
“The A&E departments are displaying a symptom of what is
pressuring on the whole system. What worries me is the risks to patient safety when the
system is so overloaded”
- Janet Youd, A&E Nurse
The diary of MSF doctor Erna Rijnierse aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.