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Is the UK heading for a drought?

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Is the UK heading for a drought?

    Dry Hard

    Dry Hard

    Is the UK heading for a drought? Adam speaks to the head of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan about the impact of the recent dry weather and soaring temperatures, which are forecast to hit 37C (99F) in some parts of the country in the coming days.

    Adam is also joined by Charlotte Smith from Radio 4’s Farming Today and BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor to assess how the hot conditions will affect crops and agriculture, and when we can expect some rain.

    Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Beth Rose, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

    • 31 min
    We're caught in a cap

    We're caught in a cap

    Inquisitive (not suspicious) minds thinking about energy prices.

    The energy price cap - the maximum amount suppliers can charge customers in England, Scotland and Wales for each unit of energy - will go up in October and again in January. But what does the price cap mean, and how is it calculated? Adam finds out with Robert Buckley, from Cornwall Insight (the company crunching the numbers behind the forecasts), and Jess Ralston, at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.

    Also, health reporter James Gallagher, tells us why London GPs are offering urgent polio boosters to children.

    Today’s episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 33 min
    The X-President Files

    The X-President Files

    The FBI searched Donald Trump’s home on Monday evening, in what he says was a raid. The BBC's Chi Chi Izundu is outside his house in Florida and we get analysis from former BBC North America Editor, Justin Webb.

    Energy bills could soon hit £4,266 for average households, so what are the Conservative leadership candidates going to do to help? We find out from the BBC's Nick Eardley.

    And we pay tribute to Grease star Olivia Newton-John, who has died from cancer aged 73.

    All hosted by Emma Vardy.

    Today's episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. Gareth Jones was the technical producer. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.

    • 30 min
    Tooth be Told

    Tooth be Told

    DIY dentistry on the rise as Britons struggle to find NHS treatment.

    A BBC investigation has found that nine in 10 practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service. Adam is joined by BBC health correspondent Dominic Hughes and dentist Dr Dipali Chokshi to chew over the findings.

    And Succession actor Brian Cox chats about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 31 min
    Westminster Picnic

    Westminster Picnic

    A political picnic on Westminster’s College Green whilst parliament is on its summer recess. Adam and Chris review the key moments of the last 12 months including Partygate, the war in Ukraine and Prime Minister Johnson’s downfall with two of the journalists who helped break the news: Pippa Crerar, outgoing Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and BBC Political Correspondent Ione Wells.
    This episode was made by Sam Bonham, Alix Pickles, Clare Williamson, Cordelia Hemming and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

    • 45 min
    Economic Matters

    Economic Matters

    The UK is expected to fall into recession, inflation could hit 13% and interest rates continue to rise according to the Governor of the Bank of England. The BBC’s Colletta Smith, Torsten Bell of the Resolution Foundation, and Jane Tully from The Money Advice Trust discuss how the economic situation is hitting day to day life.

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has testified that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was "100% real" and that it was wrong to call it a hoax. Marianna Spring talks through the defamation trial brought against the prominent radio host.

    Today’s Newscast was made by Clare Williamson, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

    • 30 min

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