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Workers at BAE Systems shipyards on the Clyde and the south coast of England are awaiting news of major job losses. The BBC has learned t...
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Business news with Simon Jack on the prospect of job cuts at
Job losses are coming at three shipyards run
by BAE Systems, where work depends on orders from the Ministry of Defence.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth Council, evaluates the situation.
A special task force has been put together to
find the man who had been tagged, but managed to escape disguised as a woman
wearing a burka. The BBC's
security correspondent Frank Gardner reports.
The British ambassador in Berlin, Simon
McDonald, has been asked by the German government about the reports on
intelligence-gathering from his embassy. Jan Albrecht, a Green MP in the
Reichstag and a campaigner on data protection, discusses the request.
Business news with Simon Jack.
Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today, ahead of Thursday's announcement on interest
rates. The BBC’s economics editor Robert Peston reports and Andrew Sentence, a former MPC member, analyses the possible outcomes.
have emerged of how nine US skydivers and two pilots escaped as their planes
crashed in mid-air, turning one of the aircraft into a "fireball".
The Today Programme's John Humphrys spoke to one of the survivors, Mike
The mayor of Canada's biggest
city, Toronto, has admitted that he once took crack
cocaine. Daniel Dale, a reporter for the Toronto Star, discusses the situation.
Thought for the day with Lord Singh, director
of the network of Sikh organisations.
has learnt that major job losses will be announced later this week in shipyards
across the UK. The BBC's political correspondent Nick Robinson reports and Johann Lamont, leader of
the Scottish Labour party and the local MSP for the Govan shipyard, evaluates
the future of the country's shipyards.
hospital trust in Essex has been reported to the police, after staff said they
were being pressured to change data about waiting times for cancer patients.
Christina McAnea, Unison's national secretary for health, analyses the
in the US are heading to the polls in the first major round of elections since
President Barack Obama won a second term a year ago. The BBC's north America correspondent Mark Mardell
Century paintings known
as the first representations of a Kangaroo and Dingo, will remain in the UK. The BBC's arts
correspondent Will Gompertz
and Christine Riding, senior curator, discuss the paintings’ relevance.
rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says it is ending its
insurgency, hours after the government claimed military victory. Stephanie
Wolters, Great Lakes region specialist at the Institute of Security Studies in
Johannesburg, and Russell Feingold, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and
the Democratic Republic of the Congo, debate the future of the country.
Business news with Simon Jack
Stone's controversial Hollywood classic JFK, documenting events surrounding the
assassination of President John F Kennedy 50 years ago, is being re-released in
American cinemas. The BBC's Tom Brook reports.
an alternative to the state and what would society look like if the state did
not exist? Joining the Today programme's James Naughtie is Dominic Frisby, who has written a book Life
After State, where he argues the state should be removed and Neal Lawson, chairman of Compass.
As we look towards the 100th anniversary
of the start of World War I
next year, the Quakers
are celebrating the men who refused to fight. Jane Dawson, from Quakers in Britain, talks about the men who were
given “white feathers”.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.