The Big Story: Raffles Hotel reopens, recycling in Singapore and battle of the Reds

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Dylan Ang, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

On Friday's (Oct 18) episode, journalist Lester Wong will talk about the Raffles Reopening Festival, as Raffles Hotel celebrates its recent revamp and reopening.

Next, interactive graphics journalist Rebecca Pazos will share about ST's Recycling challenge, as it aims to spread awareness about recycling in Singapore.

Lastly, it is the battle of the Reds as Manchester United and Liverpool face off this Sunday. We invite two fans to talk about one of football's oldest rivalries.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the High Court's judgment that found Workers' Party MPs liable for damages suffered by the town council and what it means to the party moving forward, the new Thomson Nature Park and the novel roadway animal detection system to help animals cross the roads safely, and why Singapore topped a list of 105 global cities that are most ready for disruption brought about by artificial intelligence.