The shadow chancellor’s American dream
Economics Editor Faisal Islam is in the hot seat. Labour’s Rachel Reeves has been in New York and Washington to talk about how one of the US administration’s flagship policies has inspired her own economic vision. America’s Inflation Reduction Act will boost the green economy and provide huge subsidies to consumers who buy American-made products. How might a similar scheme work in the UK?
He also gets chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s thoughts.
Faisal also asks Octopus Energy founder Greg Jackson and Andy Palmer, chairman of electric car battery company InoBat, how the plans might work in practice.
Today’s Newscast was presented by Faisal. It was made by Ben Carter with Miranda Slade, Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
We chat to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.
Adam is back from his holiday and is joined by Scotland Editor James Cook. They speak to the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper and Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at Oxford University.
Chris Mason is also on a beach (!) in Great Yarmouth reporting on how migration numbers have gone down in parts of the country that voted for Brexit.
Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook and Adam Fleming. It was made by Rufus Gray with Chris Flynn. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
More or Less Inflation?
Inflation has fallen, but will we really notice the difference?
Scotland editor James Cook steps in for Adam today. He talks to consumer champion Gemma Godfrey and Tim Harford, presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less, about today’s announcement that inflation has dropped below 10% for the first time since last August.
And it’s already been a very busy week in Westminster. Political editor Chris Mason talks through the latest developments.
Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Ben Carter with Rufus Gray and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The series producer was Tim Walklate. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
Planet of the Vapes
How illegal vaping is threatening the health of school children.
BBC chief political correspondent Nick Eardley is hosting today's Newscast. He’s joined by health editor Hugh Pym and celebrity doctor Michael Mosley to talk through the problems around illegal vaping, both inside and outside the classroom.
Jim Gamble, who was heavily involved in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, dials in to discuss a possible development in the long-running case.
We hear breaking news from BBC politics reporter Jonathan Blake that Boris Johnson has been referred to police over further potential Covid rule breaches.
And, the BBC’s Tomos Morgan gives us the latest on the Cardiff riots.
Today’s Newscast was presented by Nick Eardley. It was made by Ben Carter with Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The series producer was Tim Walklate. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
A Braverman Decision to Make
What will Rishi Sunak do with the home secretary?
Suella Braverman says she is "confident nothing untoward happened", but has refused to be drawn over whether she asked civil servants to arrange a one-to-one speed awareness course for her.
Standing in for Adam today are Americast presenters Marianna Spring and Justin Webb, who are joined by Newsnight political editor Nick Watt and Sir Jonathan Jones, who was the government’s most senior lawyer, to take part in their very own ‘ministerial code awareness course’.
And a new investigative journalism team called BBC Verify has been launched today, tasked with countering disinformation and fact checking. But how exactly does it work?
Today’s Newscast was presented by Marianna Spring and Justin Webb. It was made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editor is Damon Rose.