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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. 

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 4) - Forensics

    Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story (Pt 4) - Forensics

    In episode four of this investigative series, reporter Emily Dugan hears how new DNA testing techniques reveal a different man may have been at the crime scene. Dugan also examines a dilemma that prisoners, who don't admit guilt, face. Andrew Malkinson was sentenced to life in jail in 2004 for rape. No forensics linked him to the scene and he’s always maintained his innocence.
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    Host: Emily Dugan, reporter at The Sunday Times.
    You can listen to the full series in one place on The Reporter podcast feed.
    If you have any information that you want to share on Andy's case or remember anything from the time, you can contact Emily Dugan directly on email: emily.dugan@thesundaytimes.co.uk or by direct message on twitter: @emilydugan
    Audio from HMP North Sea Camp courtesy of Two Step Films.
    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:
    Rape Crisis England & Wales
    NHS - Help after rape and sexual assault
    Criminal Cases Review Commission
    Appeal - Charity and law practice
     
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    • 28 min
    Tim Shipman on Boris Johnson's big gamble

    Tim Shipman on Boris Johnson's big gamble

    Boris Johnson may have appeared unassailable last week at Conservative Party conference, but could the next few months cause the prime minister more of a headache than he's expecting?  
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    Guest: Tim Shipman, chief political commentator, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 News, Sky News.
     
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    • 27 min
    Testosterone in women's sport: What makes an athlete?

    Testosterone in women's sport: What makes an athlete?

    In the UK, there is no clear consensus about how trans athletes should be included in competitive sport. Last month, a major review by the Sports Council Equality Group (SCEG) found that trans female athletes retain some competitive advantages and that inclusion cannot always coexist with fairness and safety. While the new guidance has been welcomed by some, it's also faced criticism from LGBT+ groups. But what impact has the controversy around the topic had on trans athletes themselves?
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    Guests:
    -Amelia Cox, journalist at TalkSport.
    -Verity Smith, trans rugby player, Trans Inclusion in Sports Youth Worker, Mermaids. 
    -Sammy Walker, trans football player and writer.
    -Madeleine Pape, Olympian, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne.
    Host: Calum Macdonald.
    Clips: eNCA, The Guardian, ITV, CBS.
     
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    • 29 min
    Nine British soldiers and the murder of Agnes Wanjiru

    Nine British soldiers and the murder of Agnes Wanjiru

    Nine years ago Agnes Wanjiru was found dead in a septic tank in Kenya. The young mother vanished after British troops enjoyed a debauched night out in a hotel. Now detectives want to question the soldiers who were there.
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    Guests:
    -Hannah Al-Othman, news reporter, The Sunday Times
    -David Collins, northern editor, The Sunday Times. 
    -Esther, Agnes Wanjiru's niece.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    • 35 min
    Prince Andrew: No way back

    Prince Andrew: No way back

    With allegations of sexual abuse, a dubious friendship with a convicted paedophile and a court case set to unfold in America, is it the end of the road for Prince Andrew? Should the Duke of York ever be allowed to play a public role again?
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    Guest: Roya Nikkhah, royal editor, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: 5 News, ABC Australia,BBC, CBS, Channel 5, Harpo Production, ITV News, NBC, Pitch@Palace, RNZ, Sky News, Times Radio.
     
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    • 30 min
    Bonus episode: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory

    Bonus episode: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory

    Something a bit different on Stories of our times today.


    Today's show consists of a recording that was thought to have been lost, of an electric performance at the 2014 Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival - one of the most memorable in the festival's history - by husband and wife Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory of love poems from the poetry collection The Love Book edited by Allie Esiri.


    Earlier this summer, Damian rediscovered a recording of the event, which he offers here now to listeners as a tribute to his wife, who died in April this year at the age of 52. 
     
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    • 45 min

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