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One of the most famous war photographs of the 20th century was taken during the Spanish Civil War. It was taken in Andalusia in 1936 by o...
Researchers believe lullabies may help sick children by reducing pain and improving their wellbeing. In an experiment at Great Ormond Str...
From December 2012 to May 2013 a tweeting Canadian astronaut captured the attention of the world with his surreal photographs of the Eart...
Tuesday's newspapers reflect on the storm that battered large parts of southern Britain on Monday. "They had no chance" is the front-page...
Business with Simon Jack including news that top executives from the UK's six
largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come
before a group of MPs on Tuesday. The bosses have been called in front of the Energy and
Climate Change Committee, following recent price rises. Plus - analysis on news
that the oil giant BP are due to publish their
third quarter results later.
former head of Haringey children's services has agreed a six-figure pay-out for
unfair dismissal, which could cost the council up to £600,000, BBC Newsnight has
The former children and families minister Tim Loughton reacts to the
A former BBC driver who was due in court
yesterday in connection with alleged child sexual offences - and who was the first person to be charged under the Jimmy Saville related Operation
Yewtree - has been found dead at his home. Danny Shaw, the BBC's home affairs
Business news with Simon Jack
including Bronwyn Curtis, governor at the London School of Economics, giving
her reaction to the release of the Lloyds third quarter results.
Engineers have been working through the night to restore power to
166,000 homes which were still without power on Monday night after a storm hit
Britain. The BBC's Ben Geoghegan
reports from Euston
station and Tony
Glover, director of policy at the Energy Networks Association, outlines the work that
needs to be done
at the centre of a dispute between managers and unions at the Grangemouth oil
refinery has resigned. Eric Joyce, former Falkirk MP, gives his reaction.
Researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital believe there may be evidence that lullabies can help sick children by
reducing pain and improving their wellbeing. The BBC's health and science
reporter James Gallagher outlines the findings of the study.
Victims of crime in England and Wales are to be given a greater
opportunity to speak in courts. Gill Veysee, whose son Darren was fatally
stabbed by a man four years ago, and Sally O'Neill, a QC and a former chairman
of the Criminal Barrister's Association, explain the extent to which they
support the change.
The paper review.
A 1947 recording of a radio interview with photographer with Robert Capa
has been found in which he talk about a photograph that he took that went on to
of the most famous war photographs of the 20th century. Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers' Gallery in London, explains
the significance of the image.
Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend
Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.
December 2012 to May 2013 a tweeting Canadian astronaut captured the attention
of the world with his surreal photographs of the Earth (and countries and
landmarks) as viewed from space. Chris Hadfield explains that he retired last
July and has just released his book An Astronaut's Guide to Life.
The Department of Transport will today
publish a report setting out the benefits of High Speed 2. Transport Secretary
Patrick McLoughlin discusses the strategic and business case for the
The National Theatre is 50, and
to celebrate the birthday some of Britain's greatest actors will be taking part in a
gala on Saturday night. The Today programme's James Naughtie went along to
rehearsals on Monday to hear from to the director of the National Theatre for
the last ten years, Sir Nicholas Hytner.
Transport is still disrupted and
homes are without power following Monday morning's storm which claimed four
lives. The Today programme's Tom Bateman reports from the site of a house that
had a tree fall on top of it, where an emergency clear-up is underway.
The Lobbying Bill is intended to
increase transparency in political funding, but the Commission on Civil Society
and Democratic Engagement will later release a report claiming that it will
have a negative effect on issue-based campaigning. Baroness Mallalieu,
president of the Countryside Alliance and a member of the commission, and
Andrew Lansley MP, leader of the Commons, discuss the potential consequences of
Business news with Simon Jack
including discussion of the
role that cities should play in shaping our future economy.
A new book by US journalist
Malcolm Gladwell claims to change the way we think about strength and weakness,
power and dispossession. The Today programme's Evan Davis hears from the author
who wonders whether we misunderstand the meaning of advantages and
There are already many high-speed
rail networks across Europe. The BBC's Duncan Crawford reports from Paris to
hear what the French think about their high-speed rail lines.
The Asian and European sides of
Istanbul will be connected underground today following the opening of a new
railway tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait. The BBC's James Reynolds reports
from Istanbul, Turkey.
Executives from the big six energy firms are due to sit in front
of the Energy Select Committee later to answer questions about profits and
price rises. David Hunter, energy analyst at Schneider Electric, outlines how
the consumer energy pricing structure works and examines whether it is fair to blame
the companies for making a profit.
From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.