October 25th, 2016
Episode 863 of 1091 episodes
Europe's busiest airport is to grow as the UK government approves a third runway at London's Heathrow. We have reaction from Graham Dunn of Flight Global magazine, Jonathan Bartley of the UK's Green Party, and Henri Pageot, who was in charge of designing Britain's new airports for several decades. Also in the programme, shares in the world's oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi, have been suspended as sceptical investors gave a mixed reaction to a rescue plan. We hear more from Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. A list of the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world has been revealed. Suki Sandu is chief executive of Outstanding, the organisation behind the list, and tells us why Hong Kong property magnate Gigi Chao is at the top. Plus, would you pay to be James Bond for a day? The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson reports on the rise of 'immersive' experiences.
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.