Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
25 May 2018

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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    Portraits of the Windrush generation

    The word Windrush is synonymous these days with scandal - particularly whether British citizens who came here from the Caribbean on The Windrush and other ships were mistreated by the Home Office. But there is more to the Windrush generation - and the wider picture has been captured by documentary photographer Jim Grover, whose exhibition 'Windrush: Portrait of a Generation' is now open in London. Justin Webb speaks to him and also one of the subjects of the exhibition, Alford Gardner. (Photo: The Windrush ship, credit: Press Association)

  • Posted on 24 May 2018

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    Employment for prisoners

    More prisoners could be released to work on a temporary license under a government strategy to cut reoffending. The proposal is part of a broad plan announced by the justice secretary, which includes a new body to match employers with offenders. Kierron is a former offender who says he had difficulty finding work because of his convictions, but is now employed. Former prison governor John Podmore says employers are keen to work with prisoners and Justice Secretary David Gauke says this scheme is a great opportunity for both prisoners and employers. (Image: HMP Norwich, credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 24 May 2018

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    The Royal Navy's new missile defence system

    A new missile system to provide protection for the UK's two aircraft carriers is now entering into service. The Sea Ceptors, developed at a cost of around £850m and deployed aboard Type 23-frigates, will offer a protective shield against missile attacks for the two carriers. The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, told Justin Webb why the new technology is so essential to protecting Britain. (Photo: A Sea Ceptor missile firing from HMS Montrose; credit: Press Association)

  • Posted on 24 May 2018

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    Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Is Italy's new government on a collision course with the European Central Bank? (Image: newly appointed Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the Quirinal Palace in Rome. Credit: Reuters)

  • Posted on 24 May 2018

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    How can we police cyber-space?

    Cyber-space is not a "lawless world" and the UK must lead the way in policing it. But in a world where international political elections look to have already been influenced by troll factories, is it too little, too late? Martha Kearney talks to Attorney General Jeremy Wright and Security Correspondent Frank Gardner. (Photo: data security graphic, credit: Getty)

  • Posted on 23 May 2018

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