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MPs are to elect a new Speaker to replace Michael Martin. However there are accusations that the main parties are trying to influence the outcome. And the remains of two British hostages recovered in Iraq are being studied to discover how and when they died.
Candidates are to be short-listed for the role of the Speaker as accusations are being made that Labour's whips are quietly campaigning for Margaret Beckett. Labour MP Stephen Pound said government whips were "touting Margaret Beckett" and said that they should "stop doing it".
The government is to allocate money for dyslexia training in response to a report out on the condition. The head of research and evaluation at the charity Dyslexia Action, Dr John Rack, tells us his thoughts.
After nearly two centuries 'The Massacre', written by British playwright and radical Elizabeth Inchbald, is to premier on stage near Inchbald's birthplace in Bury St Edmonds. Nicola Stanbridge reports.
0725 Sports news with Garry Richardson.
Debates have arisen in Washington over how hard-hitting President Obama should be as regards the situation in Iran. Karim Sajadpour, an Iran analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, discusses whether he thinks Mr Obama's election has in any way influenced the course of events in Iran.
The book 'A Terrible Splendor' outlines the political significance of the showdown in the crucial 1937 Davis Cup semi-final between the American Don Budge and the German Baron Gottfried von Cramm. Author Marshall Jon Fisher looks at how much attention Hitler had been focussing on the match.
As MPs prepare to vote in a new House of Commons Speaker, the former foreign secretary Margaret Beckett remains bookmakers' favourite to win the post. But at least one Labour MP has accused the government of trying to install her into the prestigious position. Nick Robinson and Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman discuss the rumours that government whips are "touting" Ms Beckett.
Before the outcry blew up over MPs' allowances, it was remuneration of bankers that was the primary focus for public opprobrium. The Royal Bank of Scotland - 70% owned by the taxpayer - is understood to have agreed a pay package for the chief executive Stephen Hester amounting to as much as £9.6 million. Business editor Robert Peston says this was agreed by the shareholders.
The peace time diary of Len Smith, a World War I sniper and sapper, is being published. It's called 'A Caravan Holiday - a Trip Down Memory Lane on Two Wheels'. His great nephew Dave Mason discusses the book with Rowland Rivron, a broadcaster and caravan enthusiast.
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to ask for financial support from Britain when he meets his Gordon Brown in London. However so far other world leaders have been reluctant to give money to a government which includes Robert Mugabe. Our correspondent Mike Thomson asks Mr Tsvangirai what the response has been to his request for funding.
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