• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:14 GMT, Thursday, 11 November 2010
Today: Thursday 11th November

The government is planning to strip unemployed people of their benefits for up to three years if they turn down work. We will be talking to the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith. And Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Andre Geim explains what flourographene might one day do for you.

To speed up the loading time for this running order, we have replaced the audio with links. To hear the reports, interviews and discussions, just click on the links.

Get in touch via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

Business news with Adam Shaw: Economics professor David Blanchflower examines the agenda of the G20 summit. Chief investment officer, James Bevan, assesses whether Ireland needs the help of the EU to resolve its economic problems. And economist Dominic Swords analyses what deal could be made over next year's EU budget.

Has the government been caught off guard by the protests against the rise in university fees? Political editor Nick Robinson spoke to David Cameron about the violence at Conservative Party headquarters.

An independent review into the cases of more than 800 elderly patients who died in hospital within a month of surgery has found that only a third received good care. Ian Martin, of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, and Jo Webber, of the NHS Confederation, discuss the case.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Government today unveils its long awaited plans for reforming the benefits system. Chief political correspondent Norman Smith analyses the coalition's proposals.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

In the third of his reports from India, Mike Thomson looks at the consequences of the armed conflict taking place with a Maoist group who call themselves Naxalites.

Paper review.

Nasa's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has discovered a previously unseen structure in the Milky Way. Astronomer David Whitehouse examines what the discovery of massive "bubbles" in the galaxy means.

Thought for the Day with the writer Rhidian Brook.

World leaders are gathering in South Korea for the latest G20 summit. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Jim O'Neill, of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, analyse the agenda of reshaping the world's economy to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crash.

The government is aiming to strip unemployed people of their benefits for up to three years if they turn down work. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith outlines the aims of the coalition's wide-ranging welfare reforms.

Was yesterday's protest by students in London a watershed moment for the government? Columnists John Harris and Janet Daley debate whether the events will shake coalition confidence in the cuts agenda.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Andre Geim and his team have discovered fluorographene, described as a two-dimensional version of Teflon. He explains the benefits of the new material.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Will English remain the world's most widely spoken language? Author Nicholas Ostler and applied linguist David Graddol discuss whether the new dominant economies will change the way we use language.

What is our image of a military veteran? Correspondent Angus Crawford analyses people's perceptions of ex-service personnel.

Unemployed people will lose their benefits for up to three years if they repeatedly turn down job opportunities. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Douglas Alexander gives Labour's reaction the coalition's welfare plans.

The latest novel of the American writer Padgett Powell is made up entirely of questions. Justin Webb talked to the author about his experimental writing.



Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific