March 14th, 2017
Episode 984 of 1091 episodes
Europe's top court has ruled headscarves can be banned in the workplace. The ruling applies to other religious and political symbols, and we find out more from John Dalhuisen, Europe director for Amnesty International, and Patrick Charlier, director of UNIA, a Belgian organisation that campaigns for equal opportunities. Also in the programme, the UK's Office for National Statistics has brought gin, bicycle helmets and non-dairy milk alternatives into the basket of goods used to calculate inflation. We find out what it says about shopping habits from Hannah Maundrell from money.co.uk. The BBC's Guy Hedgecoe reports from Spain on a movement towards independence for the country's north-eastern Catalonia region. Plus a new report says the Austrian capital Vienna is the city with the best quality of life in the world. We find out which other cities rank highly from Kate Fitzpatrick of the HR consulting firm Mercer, which compiled the report.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.