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Former bank governor accuses government of undercutting UK institutions

In the week after the Chancellor unveiled his mini-budget, the pound was sent sliding and the cost of government borrowing has soared. Today’s Nick Robinson asks Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney if ministers were right to blame global financial instability for turmoil in the UK economy.


Market turbulence was 'self-inflicted', says Starmer

The International Monetary fund (IMF) has openly criticised the UK's plans for tax cuts, warning the measures were likely to fuel the cost-of-living crisis.

In a speech on Tuesday at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Sir Keir Starmer promised a "fresh start" for the UK pledging to invest in the NHS, green energy and "spread opportunity to all."

Today's Martha Kearney discusses new government plans with the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer on the last day of the party's annual conference.

(Image Credit: REUTERS/Phil Noble)

Has enough been done to calm the markets?

Some mortgage deals have been withdrawn by banks and building societies after a fall in the pound fuelled forecasts of a sharp rise in interest rates.

The pound plunged against the dollar on Monday. It has since stabilised but there are fears about the increased costs of borrowing the UK now faces.

Today's Nick Robinson spoke to Professor Sir Charlie Bean the former deputy governor for monetary policy at the bank of England and the president of queens' college, Cambridge, Mohamed Elerain.

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'It gets you off the streets' - the community schemes helping kids in Liverpool

Nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot and killed in her home in August, shocking Liverpool and the whole country. Olivia's killer still hasn't been found but there have been strenuous efforts to support the community to give information.

Today's Martha Kearney reports from Liverpool where she has been find out about schemes in the community which are successfully stopping young people getting caught up in a life of crime in the first place.

New Met Police chief: We will root out racists and misogynists

The Metropolitan Police was placed into special measures in June by the police watchdog for the way it carries out core functions. The force has failed to record crimes, allowed delays in answering 999 calls. It has also faced a series of scandals with officers swapping racist and misogynist text messages: others photographing and swapping images of the bodies of two murdered sisters and an off duty PC abducting, raping and murdering Sarah Everard by using his police powers illegally.

Today's Nick Robinson spoke to Sir Mark Rowley, who replaced Dame Cressida Dick as Met Police Commissioner in September.

(Image credit: CARL DE SOUZA/Pool via REUTERS)

Markets react to the UK's biggest tax cuts in 50 years

The pound fell to a record low against the dollar overnight as markets reacted to the UK's biggest tax cuts in 50 years. In early Asia trade, sterling fell close to $1.03 before regaining some ground to stand at about $1.07 on Monday morning, UK time.
Today's Nick Robinson spoke to Mohamed El-erain, chief economics advisor to Allianz, and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and on the Monetary Policy Committee, Sir John Gieve.

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Roger Federer retires

Roger Federer will call time on a career that has spanned 24 years and seen him become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and 103 ATP Tour titles, as well as attracting legions of fans around the world. Today’s Karthi Gnanasegaram spoke to Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Federer himself.

(Image: Team Europe's Roger Federer during a training session ahead of the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena, London; Credit: John Walton/PA Wire)

Mock the Week returns with a new Prime Minister, new king and a nuclear war

The BBC Two comedy panel show Mock the Week is to end after 17 years. Many comics who featured on the show in the early stages of their careers, and have since become household names. Its final series airs its first episode on Friday.

Today's Justin Webb speaks to comedian Dara Ó Briain, who has hosted the show since it began.

(Image credit: BBC/Angst/Neil Genower)

Joyce’s Women: Mother, wife, mistress, patron and daughter

Irish writer Edna O’Brien turns her attention to the life of novelist James Joyce in a powerful new play. One hundred years since the publication of his great modern novel ‘Ulysses’, ‘Joyce’s Women’ gives voice to the female figures who were central to the writer’s life. The BBC’s Special Correspondent James Naughtie speaks to O’Brien about the production.

(Image: A man holds a copy of Irish author James Joyce's 'Ulysses' on Bloomsday during a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the book; Credit: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

Ai Weiwei: China wants new world order

How should the UK engage with China? Today’s Simon Jack speaks to Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident who was imprisoned by his home country for 81 days in 2011. He says the West does not understand China.

(Image: Simon Jack and Ai Weiwei, Credit: BBC)

Putin calls up more troops for Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin explained in a televised address why he was calling up reservists in a partial mobilisation. Today's Justin Webb and Simon Jack spoke to: BBC's Russia editor Steve Rosenberg; Sergey Markov, a former Member of the Russian State Duma for President Putin’s party; and Foreign Office Minister Gillian Keegan about what this means for the Ukraine war.

(IMAGE CREDIT: Russian Presidential Press Service/Kremlin via REUTERS)

The Today Debate: What Do We Want From Our Monarchy?

Mishal Husain is joined by a panel of experts, as in front of an audience at BBC Broadcasting House, they consider what might lie ahead for King Charles III and examine the evolving role of the Royal Family. Joining Mishal for the Today Debate were BBC Special Correspondent James Naughtie; Lord Butler, who was the country’s most senior civil servant for ten years from 1988; Margaret Macmillan emeritus professor of history at the University of Toronto and of international history at the University of Oxford; Tim Stanley, leader writer and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, an author of books on tradition and on American politics and history and Simon Jenkins, columnist for the Guardian and author of books on British history, landscape and architecture.

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