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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    The Prussian prince, the MI6 spy and the plot to kill Hitler

    The Prussian prince, the MI6 spy and the plot to kill Hitler

    In the summer of 1944, some of Hitler's most trusted senior officers narrowly failed in their attempt to assassinate him. But was that the whole story? A recently unearthed file reveals Britain had a man at the heart of Operation Valkyrie.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guests: 
    - Josh Glancy, special correspondent, The Sunday Times. 
    - Prince Frederick Solms-Baruth V.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    • 30 min
    The human cost of the migrant crisis

    The human cost of the migrant crisis

    Last Wednesday, 27 people died crossing the Channel from France in a small, inflatable dinghy. On the same day, many more did make it, landing on the beach in Kent. What is it actually like for the people trying to find their way to safety? And what are politicians doing to tackle these dangerous journeys?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guests:
    - Emma Yeomans, reporter, The Times.
    - Tom Ball, reporter, The Times.
    - Matt Dathan, home affairs editor, The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: CBC, Channel 4 News, BBC.
     
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    • 32 min
    Who killed CJ Davis? (An update) - "Atonement"

    Who killed CJ Davis? (An update) - "Atonement"

    As teenage murders reach a 13-year high in London and growing numbers of grieving families seek some kind of justice, The Times's crime correspondent John Simpson heads back to east London looking for answers on one particular case.
    In 2017, 14-year-old CJ Davis was shot dead in broad daylight. No one has ever been charged with his murder.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: John Simpson, crime correspondent at The Times.
    The original series was first broadcast in August 2020. You can find it all in one place by searching for 'Who killed CJ Davis?' on the Reporter podcast feed.
    If you have any information on the case you can contact John directly and confidentially on Twitter @thejohnsimpson or by email: john.simpson@thetimes.co.uk
    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.
    If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this podcast you find information at the below sites and numbers:
    https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/bereavement/ or 01708 765200
    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ or 08 08 16 89 111
     
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    • 35 min
    The Omicron variant: What we know so far

    The Omicron variant: What we know so far

    The news of a new Covid variant swept the world in hours. Days later, new restrictions were introduced. Today: what the emergence of Omicron could mean for the next few months.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Tom Whipple, science editor, The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: eNCA, CBS, BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, Science Media Centre.
     
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    • 33 min
    The end of an era: Barbados becomes a Republic

    The end of an era: Barbados becomes a Republic

    Fifty-five years ago, Barbados gained independence from Britain. Despite independence, Queen Elizabeth has remained head of state. Today, that's come to an end. Barbados has formally cut ties with the British monarchy and declared itself a republic. Will other realms in the Commonwealth follow? And what does the move mean for the royal family?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: Manveen Rana
    Guests: 
    -Matthew Campbell, Foreign Features Editor, The Sunday Times.
    -Roya Nikkhah, Royal Editor, The Sunday Times.
    Clips: ITV News, Channel 4 News, The Guardian.
     
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    • 27 min
    Can working with abusive men cut violence against women?

    Can working with abusive men cut violence against women?

    Domestic violence programmes have traditionally been tailored for the victims. Now, there’s a push to work with the perpetrators to stop their abusive behaviour. How do these programmes work? Can abusive men ever change?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:
    Respect
    For perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse; respectphoneline.org.uk, 0808 802 4040
    Refuge
    For women and children affected by domestic abuse; refuge.org.uk, 0808 200 0247
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Guests:
    - Rosie Kinchen, features writer, The Sunday Times.
    - Lorraine, Drive case manager.
     
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    • 26 min

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The ‘Who killed CJ Davis’ update, ‘Atonement’, is a moving and worrying listen. The suffering of those involved remains, the struggle by the police to progress the investigation continues. Always good to have an update on a series.

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This is why I keep listening to this podcast, this episode was excellent. Balanced thoughtfully researched and thought provoking. Thank you and more like this please.

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