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Bank of England Governor
Mark Carney says he's "concerned" about where the UK's housing market
might head. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (Rics), examines.
Regulators are set to vote
on the Volcker rule, which aims to prevent banks betting their own money in the
markets. Peter Morici, a professor at the Robert H Smith School of Business at
the University of Maryland, discusses.
The Federal Reserve meets
this week to discuss tapering, and whether or not to reduce the amount of
stimulus they are pumping into the US economy. Richard Dunbar, investment
director at Scottish Widows, analyses.
The South African President Jacob Zuma will be joined by
other international dignitaries and nearly a hundred heads of state at a memorial
service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The BBC’s Peter Biles reports.
Sweeping changes are needed to
improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of Britain's leading centres
of medical research, a panel of experts has said. Sian Harding, a
professor of cardiac pharmacology at Imperial College London, discusses.
Business news with Simon Jack. TUI Travel, the parent
company of Thomson and First Choice, has revealed its annual results. The
company’s chief executive, Peter Long, discusses.
A French court is set to rule on the PIP breast implant
scandal, which affected around 7,500 women. The BBC’s Christian Fraser discovers more.
The Financial Services Consumer
Panel (FSCP) has said that the annuities market is not working well. The BBC’s personal finance
correspondent Simon Gompertz reports; plus Tom McPhail, head of
pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, examines.
The paper review.
The South African President
Jacob Zuma will be joined by other international dignitaries and almost 100
heads of state at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The
Today programme’s John Humphrys reports.
Thought for the Day, with John
Bell of the Iona Community.
Prof Randy Schekman, who will
collect the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology on Tuesday, has said
that research journals distort science and encourage popular rather than
worthwhile research. Prof Schekman debates with Dr Andrew Sugden, deputy editor
The South African President
Jacob Zuma will be joined by other international dignitaries and nearly a hundred heads of state at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The
BBC’s Milton Nkosi and James Robbins talk to the Today programme’s John
A new film, Powder Room, is set
in a nightclub toilet where two women meet for the first time. The film is said to give an insight into what women say to each other in private. Rachel Hirons, who
wrote the play the film is based on, speaks to presenter Evan Davis.
A group of academics say that
the lack of a national plan to encourage children to exercise more amounts to
“child neglect”. Dr Richard Weiler, consultant in sport and exercise medicine
at University College London Hospitals, and Tim Loughton, former children's
An upcoming decision on the way
funds from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are spent across the European
Union has wide implications for rural areas in England and Wales. The BBC’s
environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, reports.
Business news with Simon Jack. The Construction Industry
Training Board (CITB) say there are a lack of young people embarking on
construction careers. Steve Rose, head of employer services at Bournville
Property Services, analyses.
Nasa’s Curiosity rova has found evidence that a huge lake
would have once existed on Mars. Prof Sanjeev Gupta, a member of Nasa’s Mars
Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, discusses.
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.