After Channel 4's Head of News Dorothy Byrne said the Today programme is "like accidentally walking into a knitting shop in Bournemouth", we speak to Michelle Kennedy, owner of Carly’s Crafts - a wool shop in Bournemouth. We also hear from author of Mindful Crochet Emma Leith about the joys of yarn bombing.
(Image: Knitwear, credit: BBC)
Hundreds of Syrian civilians have been killed in months of battle for the province of Idlib as President Assad's forces, backed by Russia, fight to retake it from rebel groups. BBC Middle East correspondent Martin Patience has been speaking to some of those directly affected by the battle for Idlib. We also hear from
Panos Moumtzis, the UN's Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis.
(Image: Debris in Idlib, credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Each year parts of the Amazon are burnt to provide more land for farmers to cultivate. But according to environmentalists the rate of deforestation has accelerated dramatically since the government of Jair Bolsonaro took over in Brazil. French President, Emmanuel Macron has called it an "international crisis" that other world leaders needed to address. President Bolsonaro has accused his French counterpart of displaying a "misplaced colonialist mindset".
Today spoke to Felipe Spina, a biologist from WWF-Brazil Forest Initiative, and Professor Jon Lloyd from Imperial college, who has worked in the Amazon for 25 years.
Friday's business with Dharshini David
US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is due to address the economic forum in the picturesque Wyoming resort of Jackson Hole. What might he say? (Photo: Getty Images)
Johnson meets Macron
After meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris today. We speak to French MP Bruno Bonnell who says that a no-deal Brexit would be a "disaster". Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont warns that while Calais will be ready, Dover would not. Former Brexit secretary David Davis says Parliament may not be able to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
(Image: Paris, credit: AFP/Getty Images)