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Government faces backlash following controversial coal mine approval.

    The Coal, the Cold and the "Coup"

    The Coal, the Cold and the "Coup"

    Government faces backlash following controversial coal mine approval.

    Adam gets instant reaction from Chris Mason, following news that the Cumbria coal mine has been approved, despite concern from some about its climate impacts.

    Also, with all the cold weather warnings, the BBC’s James Gallagher tells us how the cold affects our bodies, and Scotland’s national clinical director, Professor Jason Leitch, gives his health advice on how to stay safe and warm in the coming days.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Chris Flynn and Cat Farnsworth. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 34 min
    A Striking Dilemma

    A Striking Dilemma

    Could the strikes this winter spell trouble for the government? Adam and Chris speak to Alan Jones, industrial correspondent for the Press Association about what's behind the industrial action that's taking place and what impact these strikes could have.

    Also, the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan discusses what he’s found out about the role accents play in social mobility for his new documentary ‘How to Crack the Class Ceiling’.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Emma Jacobs, Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

    • 31 min
    Strep A Explained

    Strep A Explained

    How worried should we be about strep A?

    Eight children have died from severe cases of the bacterial infection. Adam is joined by Fergus Walsh, the BBC’s medical editor and Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health and Security Agency to discuss the disease, and what symptoms to look out for.

    Also, as the RMT union says that extra rail strikes have been scheduled over the Christmas period, Chris dials in from a delayed train to give his instant analysis.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Emma Jacobs, Madeleine Drury, Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 33 min
    Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill?

    Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill?

    Has the announcement of an upcoming Netflix documentary series, plus a racism row involving Prince William's godmother, blighted a royal trip to the US?

    Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond is on to discuss.

    Also, we check in with our World cup Sweepstake as BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay analyses Japan’s World Cup success, while the BBC’s Emma Vardy has high hopes for Senegal who face England on Sunday.

    And in our book review, Adam speaks to broadcaster Nick Grimshaw about his new memoir, ‘Soft Lad’.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Emma Jacobs and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 28 min
    Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited

    Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited

    Conservative treasury minister Victoria Atkins and shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock discuss whether private schools should get tax breaks and what it’s like being the children of politicians.

    And rapper Professor Green speaks about how we should approach mental health at a time when people are struggling with the cost of living.

    Also, on the day that Ian Blackford steps down as SNP Westminster leader, we check in on his pet lambs Mango and Chutney.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg with Emma Jacobs. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 29 min
    David Cameron on the Alzheimer's Breakthrough

    David Cameron on the Alzheimer's Breakthrough

    The former prime minister says it’s his “happiest day” as president of Alzheimer’s Research UK, after the discovery of the first drug to slow the disease.

    He also speaks about whether he did enough during his premiership to support those who needed dementia care.

    And, the BBC’s health and science correspondent, James Gallagher, explains how the medication works.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by James Cook and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 26 min

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345 Ratings

345 Ratings

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