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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

    Finding Freedom: Understanding Harry and Meghan

    Finding Freedom: Understanding Harry and Meghan

    A longer interview with Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, authors of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family. They discuss sources, "behind the scenes" access, and whether the media coverage of the duchess has been fair or unnecessarily critical.

    (Image: Harry and Meghan, credit: Reuters/Hannah McKay)

    • 11 min
    Tuesday's business with Katie Prescott

    Tuesday's business with Katie Prescott

    Official figures show that almost three-quarters of a million jobs have been lost in the UK since the start of the coronavirus crisis in March

    (Image: men wearing protective face masks walk on an almost empty street in Leicester, Credit: Reuters)

    • 15 min
    Monday's business with Katie Prescott

    Monday's business with Katie Prescott

    Some self-employed people feel they've 'fallen through the cracks' of government pandemic support. Why? Plus patronising black businesses, and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images)

    • 12 min
    ‘When countries all reach the same level of transmission these travel difficulties will stop’

    ‘When countries all reach the same level of transmission these travel difficulties will stop’

    People travelling to Belgium and the Bahamas will now have to go into quarantine when they return to the UK and there are reports today that France could be the next country to go on that list. It's thought there could be as many as half million British tourists currently in France on holiday. But what about those who won't - or simply can't afford - to self isolate? David Heymann is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and former chief of the WHO's infectious diseases programme. He told Martha Kearney: "It's a very difficult situation… but I expect when countries all reach the same level of transmission these travel difficulties will stop." He added: "It's very important right now that people understand how they can contribute to this by protecting themselves and protecting others." With Lucy Yardley Professor of Health Psychology at University of Southampton and University of Bristol and Nick Beake, BBC Brussels correspondent.

    Credit: European Photopress Agency

    • 11 min
    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Today many BA staff find out if they will be made redundant. What options do they have? Plus Vue cinemas reopen, and economic recovery and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images)

    • 12 min
    ‘I don't think this does give more power to developers, it creates a much more certain system’

    ‘I don't think this does give more power to developers, it creates a much more certain system’

    The communities secretary Robert Jenrick has defended the government’s proposed reforms of the planning system in England, under which developers will be granted "automatic" permission to build homes and schools on sites for "growth". He told Nick Robinson: “I don't think this does give more power to developers, it creates a much more certain system. It will, for example, fix the challenge of developer contributions once and for all." He was speaking as the government unveiled the planning white paper, which goes out for consultation today. Under the current system, ministers believe it takes far too long for new homes to be approved - and the rules need to be streamlined. Critics say it could lead to "bad-quality housing" and loss of local control over development.

    Credit: Press Association

    • 13 min

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