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Behind the headlines: a driverless future?

30th October 2017

Interest is growing across the government and media in the powerful potential of autonomous vehicle technology. Ed Brown looks at how the race to develop driverless cars is developing, and how they could transform the places and space we inhabit.

Behind the Headlines: Cheers all round for cut-price beer

20th September 2017

One of the nation’s esteemed pub chiefs has slashed prices across the country in a clarion call to Government and industry alike. Ben Stetson takes a look at Tim Martin’s latest contribution to a political debate.

Behind the Headlines: Big Boys Club?

21st July 2017

For the first time in the corporation’s history, the BBC has revealed the salaries of its highest paid talent. Olivia Crawford reports on the media’s reaction in this week’s Behind The Headlines.

Behind The Headlines: did Coca Cola’s plastic promise fall flat?

17th July 2017

Coca-Cola has been on the receiving end of one of the media’s current cause celebres: plastic packaging. This week the drinks company made a fresh commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its plastic bottles. While some have welcomed the move, others have accused the fizz experts of anaemic ambition. Sam Barnett looks at what’s happened and why Coca-Cola may need to give more than an extra 10%.

Behind the Headlines: Buzz Kill

7th July 2017

New research pours fuel on the fire of the debate over bees, farming and pesticides. Paul Codd takes a look at the implications for UK agricultural policy and the businesses that provide our food.

Behind The Headlines: United Airlines

12th April 2017

United Airlines has landed in a spot of bother. Its decision to forcibly ‘re-accommodate’ a passenger due to overbooking has caused worldwide uproar, with footage of the brutal removal going viral. Sam Barnett looks at what’s happened and how the approach of an Irish budget airline might offer a better flight path.

Behind the Headlines: Freakish foods fuel Battle Royale

23rd March 2017

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’, Princess Anne has openly backed genetically modified (GM) farming. This risks a royal rift with her brother, Charles, a strident anti-GM activist. The debate goes beyond the Windsors’ breakfast place however, with Brexit throwing the UK’s GM policy into question. Sam Barnett takes as look at the story and the next steps for the GM industry.

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