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James Bond at 60

James Bond made his cinematic debut in Dr No on October 5, 1962, followed by a further 24 films.

As it celebrates its 60th anniversary the spy series is proving its enduring status with Christies holding a charity auction of Bond memorabilia and a new documentary about the music of Bond being released.
However, with Daniel Craig retiring from the much loved role, which actor will take over? And should the role go to a woman?

The BBC’s Martha Kearney spoke to the film’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about the future of the franchise.

(Image, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, Credit, Suzan Moore, PA)

Nick Robinson interviews Prime Minister Liz Truss

Liz Truss is being warned by some Conservative MPs that she could face another rebellion if she decides to make real-terms cuts to benefits to help pay for her tax cutting package and plans for growth. On Monday the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, announced a dramatic U-turn on the government's proposal to scrap the top rate of tax after a series of senior Tories criticised the measure. Speaking to Today’s Nick Robinson, from the Conservative Party in Birmingham, the Prime Minister insisted she was "listening" to people's concerns after last month's mini-Budget but she refused to rule out raising benefits by less than inflation.

(Image: Liz Truss, Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Chancellor's tax cut U-turn

On the second morning of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said he's ditching the government's plan to scrap the 45p top rate of income tax. The Prime Minister had said the previous morning that she was "absolutely committed" to the policy.

Today's Nick Robinson spoke to the new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, with analysis from the BBC's political editor Chris Mason.

(Image: Kwasi Kwarteng, Image credit: TOLGA AKMEN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Molly Russell’s father accuses social media companies of “monetising misery”

The inquest into Molly Russell’s death delivered its judgement yesterday. The coroner Andrew Walker said the images of self-harm and suicide she viewed online "shouldn't have been available for a child to see". Today’s Justin Webb spoke to BBC Correspondent Angus Crawford and Lord Richard Allan, who was a Liberal Democrat MP and VP of Policy for Facebook in Europe, about how these companies should act moving forward.

(IMAGE CREDIT: Family handout/PA Wire)

PM and Chancellor to meet OBR

Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng are set to meet with the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility, known as the OBR and the country's independent forecaster, to discuss the situation. One of the reasons the markets reacted so badly to the chancellor's tax cutting plans released a week ago is that there was no accompanying economic forecast from the Office for Budget responsibility. Last night, the OBR confirmed that it was ready to produce an updated assessment of public finances to be published with the mini-budget a week ago, as is usual practice, but the offer was rejected. Today’s Mishal Husain and Justin Webb spoke to Mel Stride, Conservative MP and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee and Andrew Griffith, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

(IMAGE CREDIT: Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

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.

(Image Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire )

'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.

(Image credit: ARSHAD ARBAB/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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)

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