Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
24 Feb 2017

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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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    Copeland: What does it mean for Labour?

    The Conservatives have won the by-election in Copeland, meaning that for the first time in over 30 years Labour have lost a by-election whilst the Tories were in government. Today’s Zoe Conway reports from Copeland. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, says the result is "really disappointing" and John Pienaar, the BBC’s deputy political editor, tells Nick Robinson what the Labour Party will do now. (Image: Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: PA)

  • Posted on 24 Feb 2017

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    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a £7bn annual loss and further heavy cost cutting. (Image: RBS logo Credit:PA)

  • Posted on 24 Feb 2017

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    Education's new funding formula

    After decades of campaigning by the F40 group about the gap between school budgets in the highest and lowest funded areas, the government has proposed a new plan for how to allocate money to schools in England. The BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys reports and Sir Michael Wilshaw, former chief inspector of schools in England, says there's been "largesse in the system" but times are different now. (Image: Classroom. Credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2017

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    Thursday's business with Katie Prescott

    The tie up between Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors could be sorted within the next two weeks. But what might that mean for jobs in the UK? (Image: Peugeot logo Credit: AP)

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2017

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    Enniskillen IRA attack: 30 years on

    A week before Northern Ireland goes to the polls to elect a new assembly, Mishal Husain is in Enniskillen, a place indelibly linked to the worst of Northern Ireland's troubles because of the IRA bomb attack in 1987. She talks to people personally affected by the attack and young people in Enniskillen who were born in a time of peace, to see how they feel about the past and their future. (Image: Enniskillen after the bomb. Credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2017

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