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  1. Rethink: The Edge of Change

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    Video caption: How has the coronavirus pandemic created an opportunity to reshape our world?

    Amol Rajan and guests discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity to reshape our world.

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    Video caption: Over 75s licence fee: BBC boss Tony Hall said it was nuclear decision

    Outgoing BBC director general Lord Tony Hall spoke about the negotiations with the government around removing free licences for over-75's.

  3. Evening Standard to furlough staff and cut pay

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    The Evening Standard is putting a number of staff on furlough, while those that remain will have their salaries cut.

    Editor George Osborne, the former chancellor, said the newspaper has seen a "big fall in advertising" since the coronavirus outbreak.

    The measures are the latest to be taken by the free daily newspaper, owned by Russian billionaire Evgeny Lebedev.

    The Standard has begun delivering to homes, for the first time, after a sharp fall in the number of commuters, who would normally pick up a copy at from vendors across London's transport hubs.

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  4. George Osborne linked to IMF job

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    Who might replace Christine Largarde as head of the International Monetary Fund after her nomination to run the European Central Bank?

    According to reports, George Osborne, former Chancellor and current editor of London's Evening Standard, would like to take on the role.

    The Financial Times says he was the first person to back Ms Lagarde for the role in 2011.

    A number of other contenders are listed for the role including Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Mario Draghi who is leaving the ECB.

  5. Ex-Chancellor slams government over 'Northern Powerhouse'

    Former Chancellor George Osborne has criticised what he says is the government's lack of action over the so-called "Northern Powerhouse".

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    Mr Osborne is chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, which is calling for an extra £1bn a year to improve education funding for the most disadvantaged children.

    The organisation also wants money to be spent to create a high-speed Trans-Pennine rail link from Liverpool to Hull, via Leeds and Manchester.

    Mr Osborne, who's expected to attend a Northern Powerhouse conference in Leeds later, says the north of England is being held back by a paucity of vision from ministers.