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Today: Saturday 29 November 2008

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Indian Police commissioner Hasan Gafoor has said the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai was now under their control following terror attacks. "All combat operations are over. All the terrorists have been killed," he said. Correspondent Chris Morris says the official number of people dead is likely to rise.

0712
Thai authorities have begun an operation to try to reopen the country's two biggest airports, blockaded by anti-government protestors. Correspondent Jonathan Head reports on the state of emergency which has been declared.

0714
Today's papers.

0717
Since the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Liverpool, the name Croxteth has become synonymous with gun and gang crime but is that label a fair one? Correspondent Stephanie Power reports from Croxteth Comprehensive, the only mixed comprehensive school in the area, which is facing closure following dwindling pupil numbers.

0723
How unusual is it for the police to investigate the leaking of information from government departments? Do the tactics used in the Damian Green case herald a marked shift? Chair of the Green party James Humphreys, a former strategy adviser to Number 10, says MPs should be given protection to go about their role in holding ministers to account.

0727
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0733
What has the pre-Budget Report told us about the government's green agenda and ambitions? Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust, and David Boomer, head of climate change at the Institute of Directors, say that a recession could drive the need for energy efficiency to lower operating costs.

0740
Today's papers.

0741
The board game Quest was invented as a way of making people proud of their heritage. The Scottish version went on the market in 2003 and now Welsh, English and Irish are being released. Lynne Cadenhead, the Scottish entrepreneur who founded the board games, discusses if the new versions will be as successful as the original.

0747
Thought for the day with Brian Draper, associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

0750
The Iraqi parliament has voted to accept a deal on the future presence of US troops in the country. The decision, praised by US President George Bush, means US troops will leave Iraqi streets by mid-2009 and will quit Iraq entirely by the end of 2011. Alissa Johannsen Rubin, of the New York times, and Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former special envoy to Iraq discuss if the area has become stable.

0810
The siege at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel is over, after the last few militants were killed, Indian officials have said. General Asad Durrani, former head of Pakistan's intelligence service the ISI, discusses the process involved with tracking down terror suspects.

0817
An official list of the top 50 Christmas carols is to be released. Religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports on the favourites that made the list and some surprising ones that missed out.

0823
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0829
Has the pre-Budget report marked the end of New Labour and a return to "traditional party values"? Unite Joint General Secretary Derek Simpson and Cabinet Office Minister Liam Byrne discuss "Where Next for New Labour?"

0834
It is one of the most famous cliff hangers in movie history. In the final scene in The Italian Job starring Michael Caine, a gang of British gold thieves find themselves and their loot in a coach hanging precariously over an Alpine cliff. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) launched a competition last month asking people to come up with scientifically plausible methods by which the gang could have escaped. Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the RSC, discusses the 1,000 entries he has received so far.

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Today's papers.

0842
The first NHS clinic dedicated to treating gambling addicts has opened in London. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will run as a pilot for a year. Correspondent Adam Brimelow reports on whether it is right that the health service should pick up the pieces of addiction.

0846
Protesters have forced Thai police to abandon a checkpoint as the authorities try to end a blockade of Bangkok's airports that has lasted several days. Correspondent Jonathan Head says the police are still not ready to move in.

0850
One of Britain's best-known high-street names is in real trouble and may even disappear. Woolworths' 800 stores are in administration and it's not clear if the company can survive. Correspondent Vincent Dowd looks at what went wrong with Woolworths.

0855
It is 150 years since the death of Robert Howlett - the young photographer who took the iconic image of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Photojournalist David White discusses how the Brunel photograph was created, and why he set out - using non toxic methods - to recreate some of Howlett's images.




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