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      Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell


      With two select committees considering the 'gig economy', what will change for workers?


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      Could a million new homes boost the national economy?


      The National Infrastructure Commission is calling for a new partnership between Whitehall and local councils to deliver one million new homes across Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton and Cambridge by 2050. The commission’s chairman, Lord Adonis, believes the plan, which includes new fundraising rules, could add £160bn to the national economy. (Image:Construction workers walk past newly built houses, Credit: Getty Images)


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      Crisis in Yemen


      The situation in Yemen is looking increasingly desperate with United Nations humanitarian agencies issuing an urgent new appeal for the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift its blockade on Yemen. They are warning that it is putting the lives of millions in danger. Millions in Yemen have been affected by famine and 300,000 are already suffering from cholera. David Miliband talks about the humanitarian cost for Yemenis and the how the world should deal with refugee crises. (Image:...


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      Friday's business with Lucy Burton


      Electric vehicle maker Tesla has unveiled its first electric truck (Image : Elon Musk on stage with the truck Credit: Reuters)


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      Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell


      Expectations are high for housing in next week's Budget - but can we afford a big boost? (Image: rooftops of houses in Clapham, London. Credit: Getty Images)


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      Is Russia ‘weaponising’ information?


      Russia is trying to "weaponise" information. That was the prime minister's warning. In a speech this week a senior adviser to the boss of Google was issuing a warning of his own. Jared Cohen declared that "all future wars are going to begin as cyber wars". Cohen runs a think tank called Jigsaw - formerly Google Ideas - which aims to come up with ways to combat cyber disruption. (Photo: A computer showing encryption warning. Credit: Getty Images)


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      Explorer Benedict Allen is missing


      A search has been mounted for British explorer Benedict Allen, whose family say has gone missing during an expedition to Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old was travelling on his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago. We spoke to his sister Katie Pestille and good friend BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner. (Photo: Benedict Allen. Credit: PA)


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      Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell


      How is Airbus faring against rival aeroplane manufacturer Boeing at the Dubai Airshow?


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      Bloomberg: Paris climate deal 'will be met'


      Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is launching the America's Pledge report at the Bonn climate talks. He said that US businesses are committed to hitting reduction targets, even if President Donald Trump isn't. Mr Bloomberg spoke to us about climate change, Brexit and Trump. (Image: Michael Bloomberg, credit: Getty Images)


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      The Asian community and mental illness


      A dramatisation of Sathnam Sanghera's memoir, The Boy with the Topknot was aired on BBC2. It highlighted the cultural stigma behind mental illness within the Asian community. Emeritus professor of mental health at King’s College London Dinesh Bhugra and the author Sathnam Sanghera discuss the difficulties surrounding mental illness. (Image: Shadow of a man, credit: Getty Images)


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