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World Toilet Day
The view from this loo in Northern Ireland has been revealed to coincide with World
Toilet Day, which aims to promote better sanitation around the world.
James Naughtie looks at the lasting relevance of US President Abraham Lincoln’s address on its 150th anniversary.
Hospitals in England are to be made to publish monthly details of whether they have enough nurses on their wards. It is part of the gover...
A 92-year-old war poet whose works have only been recently discovered, is to attend a poetry reception at Buckingham Palace. Dennis Wilso...
Following the conduct of Paul Flowers, former chairman of the Co-operative bank, questions have been raised regarding his appointment. Sp...
Easyjet saw a 51% rise in yearly pre-tax profits to £478m, partly thanks to the introduction of allocated seats. The Luton based company,...
November 19th has been designated as World Toilet Day by the UN. Its aim is to draw attention to the huge impact that issues such as a la...
Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Ocado and Sainsbury's supermarkets have been found by the consumer publication Which? to have misleading promotio...
The government is failing to deliver on many of its commitments to protect the natural environment, a report from umbrella group the Wild...
Hospitals in England are to be made to publish monthly details of whether they have enough nurses on their wards. The measure is in respo...
The face of Joanna Dennehy stares out from the front of both the Daily Mirror and the Guardian, in light of her shock admission to murder...
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news with Tanya Beckett on what questions are being raised by the conduct of
former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers, with former
director general of the CBI, Lord Digby Jones.
Markets with Laura Lambie, senior investment
director at Investec Wealth & Investment.
- A new report by Which? has found supermarkets are using
misleading promotions on multi-buys and discounts over the first six months of
2013, with Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?.
Health ministers are expected to publish
their substantive response to the report by Robert Francis QC on failings of
care at the Mid Staffs NHS trust. Janet
Davies, director of nursing at the Royal College of Nursing, discusses the
There has been criticism of the way
regulators oversaw the elevation of the Methodist minister, Paul Flowers, to
the head of the Co-operative Bank. Barry
Sheerman, British Labour Co-operative politician, evaluates the situation.
news, with Tanya Beckett discussing the latest figures
from budget airline Easyjet with the company's CEO Carolyn McCall.
A 92-year-old war poet, Dennis Wilson,
whose works have only been recently discovered, will attend the poetry
reception at Buckingham Palace tonight. Joining the Today programme's John
Humphrys, Mr Wilson evaluates his first book, Elegy of a Common
Soldier, published last year.
Leading environmental groups are warning
that the government is falling short on its environmental commitments. Sue
Armstrong-Brown, head of policy at the RSPB, and Owen Patterson, Secretary of
State for Environment, analyse the findings.
The beleaguered Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, faces being mayor in all but name, with the council voting on a motion to strip
him of his latest powers. The BBC's David Willis reports.
for the day with Canon Angela Tilby of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford.
Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr, a Philippine senator and son of
Ferdinand and Imelda, is in Tacloban. He joins the Today programme's James
Naughtie to explain the latest in the Philippines.
Health ministers are expected
to publish their substantive response to the report by Robert Francis QC on
failings of care in the NHS. Jane Cummings, England’s chief nursing officer,
and Debbie Hazeldine, whose mother Ellen died at Stafford hospital in 2008,
debate the suggested proposals.
One hundred and fifty years ago today, US President
Abraham Lincoln read the Gettysburg Address. The Today programme’s James
Naughtie analyses its impact.
The Scottish Finance Secretary, John Swinney, will shortly publish an economic analysis paper, with
proposals to support businesses in an independent Scotland. Mr Swinney and
Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland’s political editor, analyse the proposals.
A British charity wants to
start sending used pacemakers removed from dead people in the UK to developing
countries for re-use. The BBC’s global health reporter, Tulip Mazumdar,
Business news, with Tanya
Beckett speaking to Microsoft UK‘s Chief Envisioning Officer Dave Coplin on how technology will be used in the
workplace in future.
Experts in ageing say that
the old could help contribute much more to the UK's growth, if only we made
more of their mental capital. Professor Tom Kirkwood, dean for ageing at
Newcastle University, and Nicola Smith, the TUC’s head of economics, give their
Today, 19 November, has been designated as
World Toilet Day by the UN, in a bid to highlight the issue of poor
sanitation around the globe. Margaret Batty, WaterAid’s director of policy and campaigns, speaks to the Today programme’s James Naughtie.