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The scientist leading the team behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine.

🥊 The Rumble in the Jungle, Ali vs Foreman, October 30, 1974. From the archives, the original electrifying BBC commentary.

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The Orgasm Cult. How did this wellness practise – touted as the next big thing everywhere from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to the New York Times – lead to isolation, debt and abuse? A new podcast investigation, on @BBCSounds 

Can you remember the first line of the first episode of the Royle Family? Here's a lovely anecdote from the man who wrote it. | @BBCSounds 

@BBCSounds  Henry Normal, who wrote the Royle Family with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, has a new Radio 4 series. It's about creativity and the imagination. It starts tonight at 6.30. Listen on @BBCSounds 

Here's what happened when @LouisTheroux  spoke to creator of I May Destroy You, @MichaelaCoel 

Have you had a mortgage or loan payment holiday? How did it go for you?

Tomorrow's Money Box Live is about the pros and cons of payment holidays. Email your experiences to moneybox @bbc and listen at 3pm Wednesday on @BBCSounds 

A medical student once described a patient's condition as: “She walks like a duck.” 🦆 After a stunned pause, the patient howled with laughter. Now she's made a series about living with a disability. Listen here: | @speedylou78  #WalksLikeADuck 

The global race to create a vaccine to end the Covid-19 pandemic.


‘I know he loved me’: @IanWright0  on the man who changed his life – his teacher, Mr Pigden#desertislanddiscs  with @laurenlaverne 

Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi on this day in 1955. He had been accused of flirting with a white woman. His death still haunts America, but his mother helped galvanise the Civil Rights Movement. This is the story. @BBCSounds 

"We want the new Nigeria" - @burnaboy , one of Nigeria's biggest music stars, spoke on BBC @1Xtra  about the 'End SARS' protests against police brutality in the country. Listen to the whole programme on @BBCSounds 

Harriet Tubman, born into slavery, will replace slave-owner Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill:

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"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena." Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara:

We are desperately sad to announce that Jeremy Hardy, mainstay of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and The News Quiz, and one of the funniest people around, has died of cancer aged 57. Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.

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LBC radio presenter @mrjamesob  says "it's a disgrace" that trusting experts rather than politicians on Brexit has made him a "stand out in British journalism" | @amolrajan 

Netflix and the BBC are "incomparable" and the government doesn't get that, says media analyst Claire Enders. | @amolrajan