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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 7
"It's very important that the messages on self isolating come from trusted leaders," says Lucy Yardley, Prof of Health Psychology. "Trusted leaders...don't tend to be politicians" but "health professionals...members of the community." podcast
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Adrian Lacey Aug 7
Bravura performance by my colleague smoothly bringing the nation from ... Many BA staff find out today if they'll be made redundant. What options do they have? Plus Vue cinemas reopen, and the markets.
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 7
"It's a very big ask to get people to self isolate...they absolutely should not be out of pocket," says Lucy Yardley, Prof of Health Psychology, Uni of Southampton. "We should be giving every support," including possibly accommodation or full pay
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 7
Andy Burnham says infection rates are increasing in "8 out of 10" of our boroughs so "it was the right decision" and "nobody here lives their life entirely in one borough" so a Greater Manchester approach was needed rather than borough by borough
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 7
Dr Nassif Hitti, who resigned as Foreign Minister on Monday, says he's been warning "we are going down the drain...the middle class has broken entirely...which is a very dangerous sign" and "all indicators are there that we are a failing state"
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
Could France be next to come off the list of safe destinations? Simon Calder says uncertainty is damaging the industry & the "one ray of hope" is that travellers returning home were "given..a bit of notice - 32 hours" about the latest changes
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Ross Hawkins Aug 6
Care homes are worrying insurance costs could put them out of business. Insurers are worrying about homes getting sued over Covid. Lawyers are working on cases. Is 'PPE the new PPI’ as some in industry fear? More on and here:
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
Coming up: Travellers from 3 more countries will have to quarantine on arrival in the UK - but how many people won't do so? (0810); Riot police in Beirut have fired teargas at angry protesters (0730) & the return of cinemas (0850)
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told he "regrets" some of his actions in the Westferry planning row but defends his original decision – which he previously admitted was “unlawful by reason of apparent bias”
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
Robert Jenrick says he has "no idea" how much property developers have donated to the Conservatives "because ministers are not involved in those issues" but added "we're going to abolish the current system which favours the big developers" podcast
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
Robert Jenrick: "I wish I hadn't been sat next to a developer at an event and I regret sharing text messages with him afterwards...but I don't regret the decision...it was right to get housing built...in a part of London that desperately needs it"
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 6
"We have a planning system that was a product of the 1940s Atlee Govt and is now quite outdated. It's very slow by international standards....the system we're proposing is a much simpler and faster system," govt minister Robert Jenrick tells us
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Katie Prescott Aug 6
Google searches and a range of other data informs the Bank of England's predictions this morning that the recession might not be as deep as we thought. But it'll take us longer to come out of it
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 5
Devi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health, Uni of Edinburgh, says "it does seem to be that going to indoor bars or pubs easily become what we call super spreading events...I think what this points to is the hard choices...you can't have it all"
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 5
This is "really radical", says Hugh Ellis, of the Town & Country Planning Association, "this is not a democratisation of planning. And that is really troubling to us...the other issue is that local govt just gets less power"
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 5
Simon Conway of the Halo Trust warns "about 240 events like this have happened in the last decade" and in places like "the Philippines, or Guinea Bissau in West Africa or Libya...if there was a detonation it would affect thousands of people"
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Ross Hawkins Aug 5
Govt's 'growth' areas in planning changes will be deemed “suitable for substantial development” says govt's white paper and that could include entire new settlements
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 5
Coming up: The govt has outlined proposals to speed up the building of new homes in England (0715) & (0810); on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, a survivor remembers the day (0840) & could pub crawls be banned in Scotland? (0730)
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BBC Radio 4 Today Aug 5
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