Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries
Thursday's running order
With John Humprhys and Justin Webb.
Provisional running order
Subject to change
Business news with Simon Jack.
- Microblogging site Twitter has reported a net loss of $645m (£396m) for 2013, just three months after its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange. Zachary Reiss-Davis, social marketing analyst at Forrester Research analyses.
- The Bank of England is set to make its latest announcement on interest rates, though no change is expected. Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses.
Britain is braced for further heavy rain in areas already saturated after being battered by storms. The BBC’s Jenny Hill is in Dawlish in Devon.
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts say. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper discovers more.
One in five of all the police forces in Britain are failing to properly record cases of so-called honour violence. The BBC’s June Kelly reports.
The paper review
Susan Hulme looks at Yesterday in Parliament.
Should there be a national effort to provide more land for Islamic cemeteries? The BBC’s Phil Mackie finds out more.
Associate professor of biology Patrick Kanold discusses an experiment at the University of Maryland in the US which looked at whether being blind improves your hearing.
Egypt's army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he will run for president, a Kuwaiti newspaper says. The BBC’s Orla Guerin keeps us up to date.
The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes. David Tubbs, who was in charge of security at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, discusses.
Britain is braced for further heavy rain in areas already saturated after being battered by storms. The BBC’s Simon Clemison and Somerset resident Jenny Winsdale look at the effect the adverse weather is having on the South-West of England.
The European Union believes it is close to resolving its long-running dispute with the world's dominant internet search engine, Google. Suzanne Rab, an antitrust barrister at Serle Court chambers, assesses.
A study in The Lancet suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy can be just as effective at treating schizophrenia as drugs. Prof Anthony Morrison, who led the research, and Prof Sir Robin Murray, chair of the Institute of Psychiatry, debate.
Prisons minister Jeremy Wright is due to announce whether he has agreed to hold an independent inquiry into the deaths of young people in custody. Today’s Tom Bateman speaks to Lisa Courtney, whose son Ben Grimes was found dead in the Portland Young Offender Institution in Dorset in 2009 aged 18. Plus former prisons minister Crispin Blunt and Deborah Coles, co-director of the campaign group Inquest, speak to presenter John Humphrys.
The paper review.
Former Mirror editor and TV presenter Piers Morgan discusses the end to Kevin Pietersen's England career.
Thought for the Day with Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic Studies at New College, University of Edinburgh.
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts say. Robert Francis QC speaks to Justin Webb.
Britain’s recent heavy rain and storms, which are set to continue in many areas of the country, are impacting heavily on businesses. Chris Pomfret, chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership; James Staughton, managing director of St Austell Brewery; and Robin Gisby, managing director of network operations at Network Rail, discuss.
Size acceptance campaigner Kathryn Szrodecki and show mentor Wayne Sleep discuss Channel 4’s latest reality show, Big Ballet.
The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg looks at what the Winter Olympics mean to Russian President Vladimir Putin as they begin in Sochi.
Business news with Simon Jack. A cross-party committee of MPs says the government's plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England are a "complete mess". Chair of the committee Joan Walley MP discusses.
Pop star Prince has played two secret shows in London with his new band 3rd Eye Girl. NME news editor Dan Stubbs discusses.
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts say. Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, assesses.
There were heated exchanges in Prime Minister's Questions on 5 February when the Labour leader Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of failing to improve gender equality in his party. Conservative MP Margot James and Isabel Hardman, assistant editor of The Spectator, debate.