Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
01 Aug 2021

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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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    Team GB’s Olympic rowing performance sparks funding questions

    Britain’s performance in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics has raised questions about how the team has fared since the departure of coach Jurgen Grobler last year. Some critics have also questioned the huge funding which British rowing has benefited from – especially in light of the success of the athletes in newer Olympic sports like BMX racing. Nick Robinson spoke to Simon Morton, Chief Operating Officer of UK Sport and first to Tim Foster, Olympic champion in the coxless fours in Sydney. (Image, Great Britain’s Men’s Eight, Credit, Press Association.)

  • Posted on 30 Jul 2021

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    Dramatic events: How our weather is changing

    Mishal Husain hears about the Met Office's latest climate change report from author Mike Kendon; about Hereford and Worcester's experience of flooding from BBC reporter Nicola Goodwin; and about what can be done to mitigate it from Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan. (Image: Heavy rain; Credit: PA Media)

  • Posted on 29 Jul 2021

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    Dave Goulson on the 'Insect Apocalypse'

    Today's Martha Kearney visits the Knepp, the estate in Sussex famous for its rewilding where Biology professor and author of 'Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse', Dave Goulson has recorded 62 species of bee and 30 species of wasp.

  • Posted on 27 Jul 2021

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    Why are coronavirus cases going down in the UK?

    After a spike in COVID cases over the beginning of the summer, it finally looks like the UK has reached a plateau. The number of people testing positive for the virus has fallen every day for the past week, but why has this happened? Justin Webb speaks to Dr Mike Tildesley, Associate Professor of infectious disease modelling at the University of Warwick, to find out. (Picture: Press Association)

  • Posted on 26 Jul 2021

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    Afghanistan withdrawal

    The Prime Minister confirmed on Thursday UK troops would be leaving Afghanistan. Nick Robinson discusses the country’s future with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Kate Clark and Christina Lamb, who have both reported extensively from Afghanistan

  • Posted on 09 Jul 2021

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