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Business news with Simon Jack. A group of economists from EY, formerly Ernst & Young,
have found that the economy is growing, but is it the right sort of
worst storm in five years is forecast to hit England and Wales on Monday morning. "St Jude" is expected to bring heavy rain, high winds and the threat of flooding and
travel chaos. Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office analyses
what we know so far.
The British security firm, G4S,
has been accused of "shocking abuses" at one of South Africa's most
dangerous prisons. The authorities have temporarily taken over the running of
Mangaung prison, the
BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding reports.
news with Simon Jack.
US singer and former Velvet Underground
frontman Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. The BBC's arts correspondent
Colin Paterson looks back at his life.
violence in Iraq, often fuelled by sectarian divisions between Shia and Sunni
Muslims, has reached its highest level since 2008. Almost 1,000 people were
killed and more than 2,000 wounded in September alone, according to the UN. The former Iraqi
prime minister, Dr Ayad Allawi gives his assessment of the current situation.
There are warnings
of rush-hour travel disruption as the worst storm in five years is forecast to
hit England and Wales. Paul
Watters, head of roads and
transport policy at the AA and Robin Gisby, managing director for
network operations at Network Rail with the latest travel development updates.
for the Day with Rev
Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College at Durham University.
Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, which advises the Financial
Conduct Authority, says that too much time is spent getting hysterical about the
evils of payday loans and ignoring other issues with the credit card
industry. Sue Lewis explains her defence of payday loans.
St Jude, the worst storm in five years, was
forecast to hit England and Wales last night. The Met Office warned of winds
gusting up to 80mph in southern Britain, although the storm is expected to pass
quickly. BBC Correspondents around the UK report on the impact of the storm and
we get the latest from those who have been affected.
US singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has died at
the age of 71. The bassist Herbie Flowers, a session
musician on the song Perfect Day and music
journalist Charles Shaar Murray look back over his influential career.
According to the last British Crime Survey, anti-social behaviour is falling. There has been a 30% reduction in anti-social behaviour but public
perception of its prevalence remains high. Deputy Chief Constable Simon Edens
outlines his view that while anti-social behaviour has a broad remit, it's important
people don't become "intolerant to normal child-like behaviour".
According to Tony Blair, in order to bring
warring parties together you have to genuinely understand why they feel as
strongly as they do. Can having a greater degree of empathy lead to success in
peacemaking? Roman Krznaric, author of ‘Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution’ and
Martti Ahtisaari is a former President of Finland and Founder of Crisis
Management Initiative discuss the role of empathy.
Business news with Simon Jack.
Amid sectarian bombings and tensions across
Iraq, the regional government of Kurdistan is gradually strengthening its
autonomy, issuing its own visas and exploiting its own oil and gas reserves. A century after they lost out at the Treaty of Versailles, are the Kurdish
people moving towards the old dream of independence? The BBC’s Middle East
correspondent Kevin Connolly investigates.
Gardening, DIY and car maintenance can
prolong life and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, irrespective of
formal exercise, according to research published in the British Journal of
Sports Medicine today. Elin Ekblom-Bak, the lead author on the study and garden
designer and writer Mary Kenny discuss the findings.
The worst storm in five years is forecast to hit England and Wales,
named after St Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. Michael Fish, former BBC
weatherman and Minister at the Department for Transport Robert Goodwill analyse
the latest reports of disruption across the country.