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A year ago this week, the Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was on a bus coming home from school when she was shot in the head by the T...
The Care Minister, Norman Lamb, told the BBC it was "completely inappropriate" for councils in England to timetable 15 minutes for carers...
New research has cast light on how pesticides can cause physiological stress in bees. Research by the Royal Holloway University of London...
US special forces' mixed fortunes in Libya and Somalia dominate Monday's papers. Commandos captured Anas al-Liby, a leading al-Qaeda susp...
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Business with Simon Jack including how the US shutdown is affecting international trade relations.
Plus the London Metals Exchange is this week playing host to around 500 key players from the metals trading industry.
Conservative members of the government have quit amid speculation of an
imminent ministerial reshuffle. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson gives
One of America's most wanted terrorist
suspects is in custody today after a US raid in Libya. Abu Anas al Libi is said
to have parking his car in Tripoli when he was surrounded by US troops assisted
by FBI and CIA agents. Seth Jones, a former US Army
adviser on special operations and the author of a book on Al Qaeda,
explains how important Al Libi is to the Americans.
news with Simon Jack.
Conservative MP for Windsor is facing accusations of disloyalty after
threatening to table an amendment to the party's EU Referendum Bill. Adam Afriyie explains that he wants the vote
to take place before the next election, and James Wharton, a Conservative MP,
explains why the leadership is planning the referendum for 2017.
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who was shot
in the head by the Pakistani Taliban, has told the BBC there should be talks
with the militants to try to end the violence in her country. The Today
programme's Mishal Husain
research from Royal Holloway University has cast light on how stressed-out
honey bees can cause whole colonies to fail. Dr Nigel Raine, one of the
researchers, says that this is the first time we have linked stress to colony
for the Day with Canon
Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.
body to tackle some of the UK's most serious crimes has been launched. Keith Bristow, Director-General of the NCA and
former Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police, outlines how the agency will
One year ago, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was
shot in the head by Taliban gunmen – her apparent crime was to have spoken
up for the right of girls to be educated. The Today programme’s Mishal Husain
speaks to Malala about the importance of girls’ right to an education and
addressing the United Nations on her 16th birthday.
Overtly political theatre is
experiencing something of a revival. James Graham, author of This House and
Tory Boyz, and Moira Buffini, playwright and screenwriter, explain the current
fashion for political plays.
The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability says
homecare needs of the elderly and disabled cannot be properly met in 15 minutes
that are allocated and it is calling for the time slots to be scrapped. Clare
Pelham, chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability, and Sandie Keene,
president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, debate
whether the use of time slots are necessary.
Business news with Simon Jack.
With plans afoot to move the football World
Cup to the winter in 2022, escaping the blistering heat of the Qatari summer,
the Today programme has been hearing how other iconic summer events might fare
if moved to the colder, darker months. BBC 6Music presenter Shaun Keaveny
imagines a change to the Glastonbury music festival.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime
deserves credit for complying with a chemical weapons deal, US Secretary of
State John Kerry said, speaking after international monitors confirmed the
destruction of Syria's stockpile had begun. Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a former
commander of Britain's specialist chemical weapons defence unit, outlines how
the process will proceed.
One of Britain's most senior police officers
has spoken of his "frustration" at the amount of time spent dealing
with people with mental health problems. Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable
of Greater Manchester, explains that this is now the main issue facing
Britain's police forces.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.