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Libby Purves meets farmer Tracy Mackness and artist George Butler.
There are more than 250,000 second homes in Britain, according to the latest statistics. Lord Taylor, former Liberal Democrat MP for Truro, and Dr Sarah Wollaston, Conservative MP for Totnes in Devon, discuss whether the State intervene to restrict second home ownership.
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California is home to the greatest diversity of Native American tribes in the US - and still has nearly 100 separate identifiable languages. The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports that many are dying out as the last fluent speakers die and English dominates.
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Members of the European Commission are due to hold talks on Monday to reform the controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Environment Secretary Owen Paterson outlines the UK government's stance.
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Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study is bringing together some of the finest human minds today to wrestle with the issue of the impact humans have on the earth and in particular the impact that they have on other species. Professor Veronica Strang, an environmental anthropologist and director of the institute, outlines what will be discussed.
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Chancellor George Osborne is to set out where a further £11.5bn of government cuts will come from, when he lays out his Spending Review later. Business presenter Simon Jack reports and the BBC's economics editor Stephanie Flanders and political editor Nick Robinson give their analysis in the run up to the review.
Chancellor George Osborne is to set out where a further £11.5bn of government cuts will come from, when he lays out his Spending Review l...
European officials meeting in seem to be close to striking a deal to cut subsidies for big business farms and boost young farmers as part of a major overhaul of the EU's much criticised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) due to start next year. The BBC’s Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports.
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