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New hospitals promised, Aid to Ukraine, Bacon sandwiches

Dissecting the government’s hospitals announcement, President Trump’s Ukraine claims, and mixed messages about eating processed meat.

Dissecting the government’s hospitals announcement, President Trump’s Ukraine claims, and mixed messages about eating processed meat.

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has announced a plan to build 40 new hospitals in England – echoed by Boris Johnson in his conference speech this week. But media reports have been confused. How much will it all cost and when will these hospitals be built?

Amidst the impeachment controversy in the US, President Trump and the EU have been trading claims about who gives most to Ukraine, the country at the centre of the scandal. We weigh in.

And bacon sandwich-lovers have been left befuddled by a new report that suggests it’s okay to eat them after all. We explore the conflicting advice and find a philosophical answer.

Presenter: Tim Harford
Producer: Simon Maybin
Editor: Richard Vadon

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