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Today: Monday 16 February 2009

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BMW has confirmed that 850 jobs are going at the Mini car plant near Oxford. Prison officers in England and Wales are warning that plans to change their working practices could jeopardise public safety.

Workers at the Cowley plant near Oxford have learnt 850 jobs are to go. Professor David Bailey, of the Birmingham Business School, discusses the cutbacks at the Mini factory.

Senior counter terrorism officials are planning a big shift in strategy to combat radicalisation in Britain, the BBC's Panorama has learned. Muslim leaders who preach that Islam is incompatible with western democracy will be challenged. Panorama's reporter Richard Watson explains the new policy due to be launched next month.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove

One of the big themes in Kenya's turbulent recent politics has been a growing intolerance of corruption. East Africa correspondent Karen Allen explains how both sides in the country's coalition government are being tainted with allegations of cronyism and how corruption in the police is now costing lives.

Clint Eastwood has given a rare interview to Radio 4's Front Row programme in which he discusses his latest film and his own personal politics. Mark Lawson describes his meeting with the Oscar-winning director.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet

The government is offering pay rises to prison officers to get an agreement on a new system that will involve more flexible working practices. The Prison Officers Association claims the changes are designed to bring in a new grade of less well trained and less well paid officers. Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, explains how unions need to be more flexible in their approach to the proposed changes.

A national survey commissioned by English Heritage has revealed that the threat to heritage posed by illegal metal detecting is high - but that arrest or prosecution remains at an all time low and the penalties are not tough enough. Environment correspondent Sarah Mukherjee explains how this is affecting the nation's most sensitive heritage sites.

Today's papers.

The recession has hit some of the government's plans for welfare reform including one of the private companies bidding for contracts to help the long-term unemployed back to work. Former government welfare advisor David Freud explains how the recession has set back welfare reform plans.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

The story of the 13-year-old who has just become a father has been claimed to reflect a 'broken Britain'. Phil Hall, a former editor of News of the World and Dr Pat Spungin, a child psychologist, discuss the extensive media coverage this story has received and the implications this may have.

Shares in Lloyds dropped by more than a third on Friday as the group announced it was expecting losses of 10bn - greater than previously thought - as a result of the merger with HBOS. Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, discusses the political and financial implications this merger has had and whether the government should have given it more consideration.

BMW has confirmed 850 jobs are to go at the Cowley car plant, as weekend working is scrapped. Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of the Unite trade union, which represents workers at the Mini plant, describes the implications of the job losses.

A 90 million-year-old crocodile fossil - nicknamed the boar croc - has been unveiled by Professor Paul Sereno in front of a packed public meeting in Chicago. The massive boar croc was uncovered in the Sahara desert and science correspondent Tom Feilden examines the significance of this discovery.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The government is rethinking its approach to the radicalisation of young Muslims. Opinions in the Muslim community in this country differ between those who say there is too much extremist preaching, and those who believe that fundamentalist Islam has to be encouraged. Usman Nawaz, general secretary of the Hull Islamic Society, and Abdul Raheem Green, a conservative Muslim preacher, discuss how the government should approach the problem.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The coalition government in Kenya was formed after an election campaign dominated by the issue of corruption. The government official who fled for his life three years ago after revealing the depth of corrupt practices in the country - John Githongo - now says that the population is becoming less tolerant. But there is still evidence of widespread wrongdoing. Sir Edward Clay, the former British High Commissioner to Kenya, explains why.

There is uncertainty surrounding the performance of Lloyds shares after Friday's performance. George Magnus, economic adviser at UBS Investment Bank, and Alastair Milne, from the Cass Business School, discuss the group's survival.

Venezuelans have voted to lift limits on terms in office for elected officials, allowing President Hugo Chavez to stand for re-election. Victor Bulmer-Thomas, specialist in Latin America at Chatham House, explains that although the president can stand again in 2012, he still may not win again.

According to one of Tony Blair's former top policy advisors, Geoff Mulgan, the way governments around the world are responding to the recession shows they still think they owe special favours to old industries like the motor manufacturing sector. Mr Mulgan explains the implications of bias.


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