Martha's Rule to start in hospitals
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by BBC Radio 4
2d ago
NHS England will roll out Martha's Rule from April to give patients and families access to a rapid review if they are worried about a condition getting worse. Merope Mills spoke to Today in September about her daughter Martha, who died just before her 14th birthday from sepsis following an abdominal injury. In the inquest after her death, the coroner ruled that Martha could have survived if she’d received better care. Now Martha’s Rule is coming into force. Merope Mills speaks to Today's Martha Kearney about plans for it come into effect in at least 100 hospitals in England ..read more
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Bernie Sanders: It's OK to be angry about capitalism
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by BBC Radio 4
5d ago
Bernie Sanders has twice run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The left-wing senator speaks to Today's Mishal Husain about his new book 'It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism'. Listen to the Today programme on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds: 6-9am Monday-Friday; and 7-9am on Saturdays ..read more
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The Today Debate: Is justice delayed, justice denied?
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by BBC Radio 4
1w ago
The Today Debate is about taking a subject and pulling it apart with more time than we have in the morning. Amid a significant backlog in crown courts in England and Wales and related problems in the system in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Today presenter Mishal Husain asks if justice delayed is justice denied? Joining Mishal on the Today debate panel are Claire Waxman, the Independent Victims' Commissioner for London; Charlie Taylor; His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales; Joanna Hardy-Susskind, a barrister at Red Lion Chambers; Lord Falconer, Labour Peer and former L ..read more
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How To Have Sex director talks to sixth formers about consent
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by BBC Radio 4
1w ago
Molly Manning Walker’s first feature film How to Have Sex – which explores what it means to consent in a sexual encounter - is going to be used by the charity Schools Consent Project as part of their sex education workshops. The Today programme went to Plumstead Manor School in London to hear Molly talk to four sixth form pupils, who told her they got much of their information about sex from social media. The film has been nominated for four Baftas. If you have been affected by sexual abuse or violence, details of help and support is available at bbc.co.uk/actionline, or you can call for free ..read more
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Matt Smith: The Crown star discusses his West End return
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by BBC Radio 4
2w ago
After numerous roles in high-profile televsion programmes like HBO's House of the Dragon and Netflix's The Crown, Matt Smith is returning to the West End in Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Speaking to Today's Martha Kearney, the actor says he found the prospect of being on stage "frightening" at first, but wanted to work with German director Thomas Ostermeier. Martha also spoke to Thomas, who said the production of the play is about "becoming as attractive as a rock concert". Listen to the Today programme on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds: 6-9am Monday-Friday; and 7-9am on Saturdays ..read more
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The parents calling for a 'smartphone-free childhood'
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by BBC Radio 4
2w ago
The mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey is calling for a social media ban for under-16s and 'drastic action' from the government to protect children online. There is now a campaign group on WhatsApp called 'Parents united for a smartphone free childhood'. The Today programme brought together three parents to discuss their experiences tackling social media usage within their families. Listen to the Today programme on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds: 6-9am Monday-Friday; and 7-9am on Saturdays ..read more
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King Charles III: 'He will be determined to do everything to recover fast'
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by BBC Radio 4
2w ago
King Charles is stepping back from public engagements after starting treatment for cancer. On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced the cancer was found during the King's recent treatment for a benign enlarged prostate. It has not revealed what type of cancer is involved. Speaking to Today's Nick Robinson, friend and former adviser Dame Julia Cleverdon said the King 'will be determined to do everything he can to recover fast'. Nick also spoke to Lord Michael Dobbs, a Conservative peer who knows King Charles and Queen Camilla, and has suffered from prostate cancer himself. Listen to the Today pro ..read more
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Sarah Snook: Beauty ‘has an expiry date’
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Sarah Snook, who played Shiv Roy in Jesse Armstrong’s award-winning series “Succession”, said of her latest role: “it’s a fascinating story… what does one do with unlimited power gained through youth and beauty?” Snook spoke to Today’s Nick Robinson about the challenges of playing all 26 characters in the one woman play: “There’s nothing like live theatre… it’s for the soul, it enriches you”. She also discussed beauty standards in the film industry: “I think it’s a slippery slope. Defining oneself in that realm has an expiry date… I think a person’s beauty and their own body is their own juris ..read more
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Theresa May: 'During PMQs my blood sugar went up'
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
When Theresa May was diagnosed with type 1 in her 50s, she told the consultant: "I'm too old. I can't be”. Lady May says she would also eat Jelly Babies when her blood sugar dropped during meetings. The former Prime Minister has now chaired a parliamentary inquiry into the life-threatening consequences of having both type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder. She speaks to Today's Justin Webb why a joined-up approach by the NHS is needed so that healthcare professionals are aware of the 'conflicting pressures' on people with type 1 and an eating disorder. She also discusses her experience while i ..read more
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Jesse Armstrong: Succession and what's next
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by BBC Radio 4
1M ago
Succession was the big winner at this week's Emmys - it was crowned best drama series and there were awards for its stars. Its British creator, Jesse Armstrong, speaks to Today's Nick Robinson about the show's success, his fears over a partisan media and what could be his next project. (Photo: Jesse Armstrong at the Emmys with the Succession cast. Credit: Reuters ..read more
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