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Today: Monday 15 September 2008

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Preparations are being made for Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in the US, to file for bankruptcy. Correspondent Greg Wood reports on latest victim of the US credit crisis.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Liberal Democrat party conference will begin in Bournemouth. Edward Stourton reports from Bath, where 16 years ago the Liberal Democrats had a surprising election victory.

Parents will be allowed to check on whether those working closely with their children have a record of paedophilia, in a pilot scheme. Vernon Coaker, a Home Office minister, discusses why the police are allowed to release this information.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Church of England will apologise to Charles Darwin, according to the Mail on Sunday. Dr Lee Rayfield, the Bishop of Swindon, says that the Church is not really apologising, but looking at Darwin through Christian eyes.

Today's papers.

Elisha Abas, a childhood concert pianist, had burnt out by the age of 15. Three years later he reinvented himself as a professional footballer, and went on to enjoy a long career in the top Israeli leagues. Now, at the age of 37, he is re-re-inventing himself, back at the piano once more. Middle East correspondent Tim Franks reports.

Thought for the day with Professor Mona Siddiqui, of the University of Glasgow.

Are the Liberal Democrats trying to out-Tory the Conservatives on the subject of tax? Vince Cable, party treasury spokesman, says that 20bn can be cut from government spending to finance the tax cuts.

Lehman Brothers, one of the world's largest investment banks, will file for bankruptcy protection after incurring losses of billions of dollars. John Moulton, of Alchemy Partners, and Terry Smith, of Tullett Prebon, discuss the bank's demise.

The power sharing deal that has been agreed between Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe and the opposition MDC will be signed imminently, sources say. Correspondent Peter Biles discusses how power will be shared in the country.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Liberal Democrats will debate tax cuts at their party conference in Bournemouth. Mark Littlewood, of pressure group Liberal Vision, and Evan Harris, an official party spokesman, discuss whether proposals to cut taxes should be curbed.

Agatha Christie's family are celebrating the anniversary of her birth by releasing 13 hours of tape recordings that have never been heard before. In the tapes, she talks about her life and how she set about writing. Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie's grandson, and Laura Thompson, author of Christie: An English Mystery, discuss the importance of these recordings.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The telescope was invented by the Dutch, rather than the Spanish, according to an article in History Today magazine. Nick Pelling, who wrote the piece, and Dr Sven Dupre, of the University of Ghent in Belgium, discuss the invention of the telescope.

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner and survivor of two German concentration camps, will speak at the 20th anniversary dinner of the Holocaust Educational Trust. He discusses the importance of educating future generations about the Holocaust.



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