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Royal Mail is set to join the FTSE 100 on 23 December 2013. Valued at around £6bn, it looks set to be in the bottom half of the index, wh...
Campaign for Better Transport has claimed that just under 50% of local authorities in England and Wales have cut bus services in 2013, wi...
Some newspapers have criticised Barack Obama, David Cameron and the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt for taking a picture of ...
Universities UK has advised its members that, in certain circumstances, segregated seating for male and female students would be allowed ...
A survey taken by the English Theatre Touring company has named The History Boys by Alan Bennett as the nation's favourite play. Rachel T...
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have voted on the Volcker rule, which aims to prevent banks betting their own
money in the markets. Bill Blain, chief
strategist at Mint Partners, analyses the outcome.
new survey by Business Birmingham suggests foreign investors are being put off
the UK because it has an over-reliance on London. Alexandra Jones, chief
executive of the Centre for Cities think tank, discusses.
Health and science ministers from the world's leading
economies are in London for the first G8 Dementia Summit on 11 December. The
BBC’s Tom Feilden reports.
Business news with Simon Jack. The
quarterly FTSE review is taking place, with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) set
to reshuffle companies based on the size of their market capitalisation.
Richard Morley, assistant director of Brewin Dolphin, examines.
Two rare Peter Sellers films, Dearth
of a Salesman and Insomnia Is Good You, are to be screened at the Southend Film
Festival in May 2014. The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz has the details.
Universities UK has issued guidance on whether it’s right
for Islamic speakers to segregate male and female students. The Today
programme’s Justin Webb reports.
The paper review.
An image of Prime Minister David
Cameron, US President Barack Obama and the Danish Prime Minister taking a photo
of themselves in the stands at the Mandela memorial has made headlines. Karl
Erik Stougaard, online managing editor of the Danish newspaper Politiken, and
Sir Tony Brenton, former British ambassador to Russia, discuss.
Thought for the Day, with the
writer Rhidian Brook.
Ofsted's annual report is expected to
say that "a poverty of expectation" and
the tolerating of minor disruption in the classroom, are holding English schools back. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s chief inspector, speaks to
presenter Justin Webb.
The government says it wants to
double the funding for dementia research in the UK by 2025. The Today
programme’s Tom Feilden reports; plus Prof Simon Lovestone, professor of Old Age
Psychiatry at King's College London, discusses.
After the English Touring
Theatre company came on the Today programme in September to ask for the
nation’s favourite plays, the results are in. Rachel Tackley, the company’s
artistic director, announces the findings.
The government's flagship free school
programme will cost at least three times the sum originally allocated, the
public spending watchdog has found. Chair of the Independent Academies Association, Nick Weller, talks to presenter Justin Webb.
Poor supervision of midwives led to the
deaths of three babies and a mother at a Cumbria hospital, a report has found.
Jackie Smith, chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council,
joins presenter Evan Davis.
Business news with Simon Jack. A
report from the Campaign for Better Transport claims that 47% of local
authorities in England and Wales have reduced their support for buses in 2013.
Spencer Flower, leader of Dorset County Council, discusses.
The population of Lebanon has
grown by a quarter since the start of the Syrian civil war, as refugees have
fled into the country. Father Simon Faddoul, president of Caritas Lebanon,
The supervolcano that lies
beneath Yellowstone Park in the US is far larger than was previously thought,
scientists report. Dr James Farrell, from the University of Utah, explains.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.