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Today in Focus

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.

Latest Episodes

Antique firearms: gangs, guns and untraceable ‘ghost bullets’

Kenneth R Rosen on how British gangs are using a loophole in the law to get hold of antique firearms and untraceable bullets. Plus: Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

25 MIN1 weeks ago
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Antique firearms: gangs, guns and untraceable ‘ghost bullets’

Phillip Hammond, the Treasury and the risk of a no-deal Brexit

Poppy Trowbridge on her work as a special adviser in Hammond’s Treasury as it tried to plan for Brexit and avoid crashing out with no deal. Plus, Carey Gillam on how the biotech company Monsanto tried to destroy her reputation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 MIN1 weeks ago
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Phillip Hammond, the Treasury and the risk of a no-deal Brexit

Helping a nine-year-old recover from an eating disorder

We hear about the importance of early intervention in rare cases of pre-teen eating disorders. Plus, calls to ban hands-free phone use while driving. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 weeks ago
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Helping a nine-year-old recover from an eating disorder

The crisis in Kashmir

Azhar Farooq and Vidhi Doshi report on the crisis over Kashmir, triggered by the Indian government’s decision to impose direct rule from Delhi. Plus Jason Burke on life in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 weeks ago
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The crisis in Kashmir

Meghan: why all the hate against the Duchess of Sussex?

Victoria Murphy on why Meghan has been subjected to a sustained campaign of criticism from sections of the media and the British public. Plus: Malachi O’Doherty on 50 years since the start of the Troubles. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 weeks ago
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Meghan: why all the hate against the Duchess of Sussex?

In black and white: why Newcastle United fans want Mike Ashley out

As the Premier League season kicks off this weekend, David Conn examines the fraught relationship between Newcastle United fans and the club’s owner, Mike Ashley. Plus, Ammar Kalia on the Miss England beauty contest. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 MIN2 weeks ago
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In black and white: why Newcastle United fans want Mike Ashley out

The mother who hunts paedophiles in her spare time

Libby Brooks investigates Scotland’s self-styled ‘paedophile hunters’ who use Facebook to track down adults intent on grooming children for abuse. Plus: Labour’s Diane Abbott on the legacy of the late Toni Morrison. Warning: this episode contains strong language and references to abuse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 MIN2 weeks ago
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The mother who hunts paedophiles in her spare time

Cancer town: life in the shadow of a chemical plant

In Reserve, Louisiana, Oliver Laughland hears how a community is fighting for the right to a safe environment for their children, who face a risk of cancer 50 times higher than the national average. Plus Helen Pidd on the battle to save the dam at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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Cancer town: life in the shadow of a chemical plant

How much does Google know about you? –podcast

Alex Hern on how Google’s use of personal data has potentially helped create a new age of mass surveillance. Plus Lois Beckett on the response to two mass shootings in the US. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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How much does Google know about you? –podcast

The women fighting back in Kenya's biggest slum

Edita Ochieng and like-minded women are taking a stand against endemic sexual violence and police corruption in Kibera. Plus: Angelique Chrisafis on why climate protesters in France are stealing portraits of Emmanuel Macron. Warning: this podcast contains references to sexual abuse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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The women fighting back in Kenya's biggest slum

Latest Episodes

Antique firearms: gangs, guns and untraceable ‘ghost bullets’

Kenneth R Rosen on how British gangs are using a loophole in the law to get hold of antique firearms and untraceable bullets. Plus: Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

25 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Antique firearms: gangs, guns and untraceable ‘ghost bullets’

Phillip Hammond, the Treasury and the risk of a no-deal Brexit

Poppy Trowbridge on her work as a special adviser in Hammond’s Treasury as it tried to plan for Brexit and avoid crashing out with no deal. Plus, Carey Gillam on how the biotech company Monsanto tried to destroy her reputation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Phillip Hammond, the Treasury and the risk of a no-deal Brexit

Helping a nine-year-old recover from an eating disorder

We hear about the importance of early intervention in rare cases of pre-teen eating disorders. Plus, calls to ban hands-free phone use while driving. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Helping a nine-year-old recover from an eating disorder

The crisis in Kashmir

Azhar Farooq and Vidhi Doshi report on the crisis over Kashmir, triggered by the Indian government’s decision to impose direct rule from Delhi. Plus Jason Burke on life in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The crisis in Kashmir

Meghan: why all the hate against the Duchess of Sussex?

Victoria Murphy on why Meghan has been subjected to a sustained campaign of criticism from sections of the media and the British public. Plus: Malachi O’Doherty on 50 years since the start of the Troubles. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Meghan: why all the hate against the Duchess of Sussex?

In black and white: why Newcastle United fans want Mike Ashley out

As the Premier League season kicks off this weekend, David Conn examines the fraught relationship between Newcastle United fans and the club’s owner, Mike Ashley. Plus, Ammar Kalia on the Miss England beauty contest. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
In black and white: why Newcastle United fans want Mike Ashley out

The mother who hunts paedophiles in her spare time

Libby Brooks investigates Scotland’s self-styled ‘paedophile hunters’ who use Facebook to track down adults intent on grooming children for abuse. Plus: Labour’s Diane Abbott on the legacy of the late Toni Morrison. Warning: this episode contains strong language and references to abuse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The mother who hunts paedophiles in her spare time

Cancer town: life in the shadow of a chemical plant

In Reserve, Louisiana, Oliver Laughland hears how a community is fighting for the right to a safe environment for their children, who face a risk of cancer 50 times higher than the national average. Plus Helen Pidd on the battle to save the dam at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Cancer town: life in the shadow of a chemical plant

How much does Google know about you? –podcast

Alex Hern on how Google’s use of personal data has potentially helped create a new age of mass surveillance. Plus Lois Beckett on the response to two mass shootings in the US. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
How much does Google know about you? –podcast

The women fighting back in Kenya's biggest slum

Edita Ochieng and like-minded women are taking a stand against endemic sexual violence and police corruption in Kibera. Plus: Angelique Chrisafis on why climate protesters in France are stealing portraits of Emmanuel Macron. Warning: this podcast contains references to sexual abuse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The women fighting back in Kenya's biggest slum

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