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Vivian Maier was a children's nanny from Chicago. She died 5 years ago, an 83-year-old spinster with no heirs and barely a dollar to her name. She was also a hoarder - and inside hundreds of boxes she'd stashed away were 150-thousand undeveloped negatives from a camera she carried everywhere. Now discovered ...
Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra members look ahead to their debut BBC Proms performance
The new Competition and Markets Authority or CMA which was launched in April made up of the Office of Fair Trading and the old Monopolies and Mergers Commission will be reporting on the banking sector within the hour, and it is keenly anticipated by the retail banks and in the city.
Alex Chisholm who ...
The number of peers who have asked to speak in today's debate on Assisted Dying has broken all previous records in the House of Lords. More than 130 members of the house have indicated they want to have a say on Lord Falconer's Private Members' Bill. But then it has been a hugely controversial subject ...
The Shard is on the shortlist for British architecture's top prize - the Stirling Prize. Alongside it on the list announced today are the London Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park and Liverpool's Everyman theatre. One of those at RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) who came up with the ...
Unbowed by the hacking scandal Rupert Murdoch has launched his biggest and one of his most audacious takeover bids - an $80 billion offer for the vast media company Time Warner. Justin Rowlatt is here with that and the rest of the business news.
Carrie Gracie looks at China’s treatment of the Uighurs after the 2014 Kunming massacre.
Former NHS trust chairman Roy Lilley says that introducing a system of special measures in an attempt to maintain the standard of care homes is likely to compound any problems.
Sophie Scott and Kerry Daynes discuss the science behind lying, and why most people fail to detect those told by others.
China's economy picked up speed in the April-to-June quarter, a sign that the government's stimulus moves have started to have an impact. Business news with justin Rowlatt.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to be questioned by MPs about what they say is the continuing scandal of more than 3,000 people with learning disabilities 'stuck' in units like Winterbourne View. Three years ago BBC Panorama footage showed appalling abuse at the hospital. Soon after the government and ...
Speaking to the Today programme's Rob Bonnet is Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who discusses taking part in the Tour de France. He is set to be the only British rider left in the race.

You can read all about Geraint Thomas's Tour experience on his BBC Sport blog. Also on there will be live text commentary ...
Sima Kotecha hears from Muslim women in Luton about the prospect of going to Syria.
Ken Clarke tells the Today programme's Justin Webb why he stepped down from his role in the cabinet as part of David Cameron's reshuffle.
Business news with Justin Rowlatt.
The BBC's Rebecca Jones talks to author David Mitchell about his decision to publish a short story on Twitter, in 140 character bursts.
The BBC's Carrie Gracie reports on China's rail expansion plans.
John Humphrys speaks to Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, and former Lord Justice, Sir Mathew Thorpe, about Baroness Butler-Sloss' appointment to run an inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse.
The BBC's Katie Watson examines the state of Brazil's economy following the World Cup.
Today's Sima Kotecha looks at how England's stately homes often become reliant on money raised from being used as Hollywood film sets.
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