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Following a prolonged period of bad weather which has seen than 100 flood warnings being issued, questions remain over whether Britain sp...
Danielle Pinnington, managing director of shopper research agency Shoppercentric, has told the Today programme's Simon Jack UK retailers ...
More than 2.2 million cars were sold in the UK during 2013 - a rise of 10% on 2012 sales - according to figures from the Society of Motor...
An inmate at a privately-run Oakwood prison near Wolverhampton has claimed a disturbance that authorities say ended peacefully after a fe...
A £6m fund has been launched to make better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England. Dr Hilary Leevers, head of education and learni...
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Business news with Simon Jack.
Jack Lew, the US Treasury
secretary, will tell Germany to buy more of its exports and embrace a deeper
banking union in a speech on 7 December. Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High
Frequency Economics, analyses.
A look at the general
picture for UK retailers over the Christmas period, with Danielle Pinnington - managing director of Shoppercentric.
Forecasters warn that exposed areas of the UK could see a
fresh round of flooding. Karen Bosman, a watch officer at Solent
coastguard, examines; plus Anne McIntosh MP - Chair of the Commons Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee - discusses whether the UK should
implement water subsidies.
Business news with Simon Jack. Tom McPhail, head of pensions
research at Hargreaves Lansdown, discuss whether we should be able to ‘switch’
annuities every few years to get the best deal.
Russia has launched one of the biggest
security operations in Olympic history a month before the start of the Winter
Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Russain journalist Andrei Soldatov and Michael Payne, former marketing
director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), discuss.
A £6m fund has been launched to make
better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England. Dr Hilary
Leevers, head of education and learning at the Wellcome Trust and Sarah-Jayne
Blakemore, professor in cognitive neuroscience at University College London,
Sport news with Garry Richardson. Former
Manchester United player Viv Anderson discusses David Moyes’ time as manager
since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson.
An inmate at a privately-run prison has claimed a disturbance
that authorities say ended peacefully after a few hours was actually a
"near riot". The Today programme’s Sima Kotecha reports.
The paper review.
The world's biggest consumer
electronics show (CES) is set to open in Las Vegas. The BBC’s technology
correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports live.
Thought for the Day, with novelist
and columnist Anne Atkins.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has urged residents of the
embattled city of Fallujah to force out insurgents linked to al-Qaeda who have
taken control there. Dr Hajim al-Hassani, a former speaker of the
Iraqi National Assembly, speaks to presenter Justin Webb.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage discusses the British
Social Attitudes survey, which suggests 56% of people are calling for major
curbs on immigration.
historian Dr Annie Gray and food critic Jay Rayner discuss science fiction
writer Isaac Asimov’s predictions - made 50 years ago - of what food would be like in 2014.
Sport with Garry Richardson.
Journalist Matthew Syed discusses the psychology behind Manchester
United’s poor start to the Premier League season under manager David Moyes.
George Eustace, minister at the
Department of Environment, examines whether Britain spends enough on flood
defences and adaptation in the face of climate change.
With the January transfer window
open for business, the Today programme’s Rob Bonnet looks at the exceptional
transfer and recruitment policy of Spanish football team Athletic Bilbao.
Business news with Simon Jack. Figures
from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders are expected to show
that 2013 was the strongest year for the UK car market since 2007. Mike
Hawes, chief executive of the SMMT – the UK’s car industry body – examines.
An American government employee
called Jonathan Pollard was caught spying on behalf of the Israeli authorities
during the 1980s. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly tells the
Do those living in urban areas of
the UK tend to underestimate how hard country life can be in flooded
conditions? Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, and
Caroline McGinn, editor of Time Out London, debate.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.
From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.