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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

    Tears for tiers and hell for hospitality – the cost of COVID | 27 November 2020

    Tears for tiers and hell for hospitality – the cost of COVID | 27 November 2020

    Disappointment. Anger. Confusion. Just some of the emotions being felt by business owners and their staff bearing the brunt of coronavirus restrictions in England.

    On Thursday, the government confirmed its decision that will see 99% of the population living under the two toughest levels.

    Around 32 million people are being placed under Tier 2 restrictions, while a further 23.3 million face Tier 3 rules.

    So if it looks, feels and smells like lockdown – is England effectively still in lockdown?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss the impact on the hospitality sector and night-time economy with chief executive of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls and Alan Miller, honorary trustee at the Night Time Industries Association and co-founder of campaign group Recovery.

    Plus, analysis and opinion from our deputy political editor Sam Coates.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 31 min
    COVID crisis: The economic emergency and 5 days of Christmas | 26 November 2020

    COVID crisis: The economic emergency and 5 days of Christmas | 26 November 2020

    On Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spending review - his economic plan for the year ahead.

    The UK is having to face up to the scale of the financial cost caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Britain's economy is expected to shrink by 11.3% this year, while unemployment is predicted to rise to 7.5% by next summer - that's 2.6 million people.

    Tough choices have been made, including a pay freeze for non-NHS public sector workers earning more than £24,000 and a cut to foreign aid spending next year.

    But more are likely to follow. And what might relaxing rules for five days of Christmas mean for our road to recovery?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear personal stories from people who have been affected by the pandemic.

    Plus, we are joined by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman, as well as Sky's Sophy Ridge and our business correspondent Paul Kelso, as we take a closer look at the measures being taken by the government.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Podcast producer Cat Soave
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 31 min
    COVID-19: Is the pandemic costing us our mental health? | 25 November 2020

    COVID-19: Is the pandemic costing us our mental health? | 25 November 2020

    The Autumn spending review is set to outline a budget for mental health services, which are being overwhelmed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Psychiatrists are warning that the mental health impact of coronavirus needs to be taken just as seriously as physical health, as they prepare for their busiest 18 months on record.

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips speaks to Samantha Lovell whose brother took his own life after lockdown became too tough. We also hear from Jess Gallier, who founded a suicide prevention charity in memory of her father, which has saved thousands of lives and counting.

    Plus Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, explains the impact COVID-19 is having on the mental health of Britons and tells us why government needs to offer services more help.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 25 min
    Oxford COVID vaccine success - and then there were three | 24 November 2020

    Oxford COVID vaccine success - and then there were three | 24 November 2020

    There is a team of scientists at the University of Oxford that is both over-joyed and shattered.

    Trials of their vaccine with AstraZeneca in the fight against coronavirus indicate it is up to 90% effective.

    There is also some suggestion that the vaccine could even help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan we hear from Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is the woman who led the Oxford team, while our science correspondent Thomas Moore examines the detail as we compare the Oxford vaccine with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna ones.

    Plus, why medical student Lois Clay-Baker signed up to the trials - that aim to help life for the likes of Gerry and Ann Wells, in their 70s, get back to some kind of normal.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 28 min
    Tackling racial inequality in Britain – how far have we come? | 23 November 2020

    Tackling racial inequality in Britain – how far have we come? | 23 November 2020

    The death of George Floyd in the US in May reignited the debate over tackling racial inequality in society.

    Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, millions of people across the globe took a stand - attending Black Lives Matter protests.

    The world of sport came together to ‘take a knee’ in a symbol of solidarity.

    But almost six months on, how much progress has been made in the UK?

    Chi-chi Nwanoku founded Europe's first professional majority Black, Asian and ethnically diverse orchestra, Chineke!

    She shares her story of driving change in the world of classical music on the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan.

    We are also joined by Sky’s ‘Race and Revolution’ host Gillian Joseph as we ask: has there been a fundamental shift towards tackling racial inequality?

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Interviews producer – Cleudi Gossage
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 28 min
    Long COVID: The aftertaste of a global pandemic | 20 November 2020

    Long COVID: The aftertaste of a global pandemic | 20 November 2020

    The government has announced that by the end of the month, it will open 40 clinics dedicated to helping patients with long-COVID.

    But the disease still remains a mystery to many medical professionals, with a lot of questions which still have no answers.  

    Who will get it? What are the symptoms and is it possible to fully recover from this debilitating condition that is, in many cases, destroying people's lives? 

    In this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Ashna Hurynag speaks to Sophie Evans, a 28-year-old nurse, whose life has been turned upside down after she was diagnosed with long-COVID. 

    We also speak to Professor Tim Spector from Kings College London, who has led one of the only studies into long-COVID, which outlines who is most at risk. 

    Plus Dr Nisreen Alwan tells us why she has signed a letter, calling on the government to better its research and surveillance of the condition.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 27 min

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