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The Bigger Picture: Boris & immigration; NATO & Turkey; do we need offices?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris & immigration; NATO & Turkey; do we need offices?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses what he feels will be Boris Johnson's attitude towards immigration, assuming he becomes Conservative Party leader and the PM. He looks at the dilemma of NATO member Turkey buying a Russian air defence system. Lastly, he wonders if the days of the office are numbered, questioning whether in many cases we actually need them at all.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a depressed UK box office, hit by the double whammy of hot weather and a bumper sporting weekend. Spider-Man reigns supreme with Annabelle Comes Home, 7th in a horror series, in at #3. Stuber is at #9 and Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die debuts at #10. There's a review of the TV series Chernobyl, now out on DVD, as well as Colombian-set indigenous crime drama Birds of Passage, which James claims is "unlike anything I've ever seen before".
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Asos, Burberry, Easyjet & GVC

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Asos, Burberry, Easyjet & GVC
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Asos, Burberry, Easyjet and GVC. He then looks ahead to companies due to report over the next few days, including Diageo, Vodafone and ITV.
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Ian Forrest


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones
Steve Caplin on the latest tech stories. Microsoft open their first European shop in Oxford street, astronauts can heal themselves with 3D printers, Ulster shows its Game of Thrones tapestry, York Minister goes contactless, the book Alice in Wonderland is printed (but too small to see), how your clothes can monitor when you're getting ill and fund raising for a tent designed for airport terminals.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism
Political commentator Mike Indian examines the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch, the UK's American ambassador and wonders whether Donald Trump's suggestion of Nigel Farage in the post might come to pass. He considers who came out on top in the Tory leadership debate on TV and mulls over Labour's latest shift on Brexit and its response to the Panorama programme on anti-Semitism in the party.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest developments in the automotive world, with the first electric Mini Cooper, 130 Lotus e-cars, Tesla upping production, a Tel Aviv company reinventing electric cars with a common platform, Jaguar Land Rover monitoring drivers' facial expressions, Scotland Yard using a military drone to catch dangerous drivers. He also explains why people are hiring cars in Japan but going nowhere. Uber launches a helicopter service in New York, it's 40 years of the Walkman, The BBC is using AI for assessing the highlights of Wimbledon and Amazon joins forces with the NHS.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from housebuilders Barratt Developments and Bovis Homes, recruiters Robert Walters and Page Group, Ocado and Micro Focus. He also looks forward to what we might expect from BHP and Rio Tinto, Burberry, Hays and Royal Mail.
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Helal Miah


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The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office figures. Although attendances are still suffering from the hot weather, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened at #1 with a £14.1m gross, pushing Toy Story 4 into second place. Other new films include a Westlife doc, horror film Midsommar, the animated The Queen's Corgi and yet another Luc Besson female assassin movie, Anna. For home release, James recommends The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Sainsbury's, Persimmon, William Hill & gold

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The Weeks Update

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Sainsbury's, Persimmon, William Hill & gold
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Sainsbury's, Persimmon and William Hill - with its announcement of the closure of many of its high street shops. He also looks at the rise in the price of gold to a five-year high. Looking ahead, he highlights what we might expect from Barratt Developments and Ocado.
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Graham Spooner


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The Business of Film: Yesterday

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Yesterday
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where the hot weather has once more hit admissions. Toy Story 4 still reigns supreme, with the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle romcom Yesterday coming in at #2 with a very disappointing £2.2m take. Doc Apollo 11 debuts at #8. The recommended home release of the week is Loro from Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino, about Silvio Berlusconi.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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