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Business news with Simon Jack.
BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh and Miranda Carr, head of China
research at North Square Blue Oak, discuss the economic problems caused by
state pension age for men and women should rise to 68 by January 2023 - a
decade earlier than the plans currently set out by the Chancellor - the
Institute of Economic Affairs suggest. Gabriel Sahlgren, the author of the
A new version of Cicada 3301 – a complex collection of
anonymously-set puzzles - has begun. Kenny Paterson, a professor
of cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, examines.
people were killed when a US air force (USAF) helicopter crashed during a
"low-level" training exercise. Photographer Brian Egan, who captured
the two helicopters flying just hours before the crash, and aviation expert
Chris Yates speak to presenter John Humphrys.
Voters should have to show photographic ID when they go to a
polling station to vote, the Electoral Commission has recommended. Its chair
Jenny Watson explains.
Business news with Simon Jack. Justin
King, the Sainsbury’s chief executive, discusses the supermarket’s latest sales
The first consignment of Syrian chemical
weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship. Michael Luhan, chairman of the Organisation for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), examines.
An investigation by the British
Medical Journal has found that since the current government came to power it
has had met with the drinks industry on 130 separate occasions. Jane Ellison,
Conservative MP for Battersea, examines.
The paper review.
This year’s BAFTA nominations
are set to be announced. The BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz reports.
Thought for the Day, with
Akhandadhi Das - a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.
Labour is to force a vote in Parliament
on its plans to give councils the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines
from bookmakers' shops. Neil Goulden, chairman of the Association
of British Bookmakers, and Matt Zarb-Cousin, a former addict of the machines,
Prof Jeremy Farrar, the director
of the Wellcome Trust, has warned of the threat posed by the emergence of
infections - such as TB and malaria - that have become resistant to
antibiotics. The Today programme’s Sima Kotecha reports; plus Mr Farrar speaks
to presenter John Humphrys.
The French President Francois
Hollande has written to local authorities in France urging them to ban the
controversial comedian Dieudonne on public order grounds. French philosopher
Bernard Henri-Levy analyses.
Syria is now believed to have
become the scene of the single biggest wave of kidnappings in modern
journalism. The Today programme’s Tom Bateman reports.
Novak, the man behind Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog, discusses the predictions
made by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov 50 years ago, regarding cars in
Business news with Simon Jack.
Jerome Booth, an emerging markets economist and financier,
analyses the further slumps predicted in emerging market assets.
Today presenters' personal experiences of the health service.