Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
23 Jul 2017

Best of Today

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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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    The migrant journey: Crossing the channel

    Only a fraction of the tens of thousands of migrants who have made it to Europe this year actually try to make it across the channel. Today's chief correspondent Matthew Price has been following the migration trail through Italy and France - and now he's entering England. (Image: UK border Credit: PA )

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2017

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    Should farm subsidies have to be earned?

    The Environment Secretary Michael Gove says farm subsidies will have to be earned rather than just handed out in the future. He says the entitlement should depend on what they do for the environment not how much of it they farm. Ross Murray, the head of Country Land and Business Association says the subsidies payments "should be decreased in the long-term" but that "in the meantime" public farmers who provide resource to the market should be supported. Today’s political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports from Suffolk. (Image: Tractor on a farm, credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2017

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    Friday's business with Katie Prescott

    Goldman Sachs' Europe boss is the latest business leader to call for a transitional deal when the UK leaves the EU. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2017

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    The man who has photographed every president since Eisenhower

    One of modern history's most successful photographers Harry Benson is releasing a book of his pictures called 'Persons of Interest' at the age of 87. He photographed every US president since Eisenhower and first pointed a camera at Donald Trump 40 years ago. His world famous photos feature The Beatles, Muhammed Ali and the chess wizard Bobby Fischer. Today's special correspondent James Naughtie went to speak to him. (Image: Harry Benson. Credit: PA)

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2017

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    Thursday's business with Katie Prescott

    Profits at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct are down sharply but the retailer is looking to draw a line under its problems. Image credit: PA

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2017

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