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Today: Tuesday 13th April

The Conservatives are set to reveal their election manifesto today, pledging to give people more control of their own lives. And the White House says China has agreed to work on potential sanctions against Iran, over its nuclear programme.

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The Conservatives are hoping to increase their influence in Wales, hoping to raise the number of seats they have from 4 MPs. Sarah Montague reports from the constituencies of West Carmarthen and South Pembrokeshire, which have been Labour for the past 18 years, to see whether the Tories could make a revival.

Professor Susan Greenfield, former director of the Royal Institution who was made redundant after the body revealed a £2m deficit, is suing the organisation for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination. Baroness Greenfield explains her legal case.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

While many people may be feeling disenfranchised and confused by the different parties, older people are much more likely to vote. Kevin Connolly reports on what policies older people will be voting for.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

World leaders at a summit on nuclear security in Washington have heard dire warnings of the danger of nuclear material falling into the wrong hands. Matthew Bunn, associate professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, analyses the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Plaid Cymru launches its manifesto today. Plaid's three-year-long membership of the governing coalition in Wales means that the party can no longer rely on anti-Labour protest votes for its support. Party leader and Deputy First Minister for Wales, Ieuan Wyn Jones, outlines his party's policies.

The paper review.

Viewers' complaints about the very first Dr Who programmes are to be released today by the BBC, along with internal memos which reveal that the Doctor's regenerations were modelled on bad LSD trips. Andrew Cartmel, novelist and playwright, and former Doctor Who script editor, reflects on how the Time Lord's relationship with the public has changed since first appearing on our screens.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Social networking site Facebook is set to announce new online safety measures for its UK site following a meeting with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) in Washington yesterday. The site has been facing increasing pressure to add a "panic button" to help protect children from being groomed by paedophiles. Richard Allan, Facebook's head of policy in Europe, explains the new safety measures.

The Conservatives are due to launch their election manifesto today, expected to contain pledges to reverse most of the rise in National Insurance, cut tax by up to £150 a year for lower-income married couples, and guarantee access to an NHS doctor for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shadow foreign secretary William Hague outlines his party's manifesto commitments.

The Institute of Groundsmanship is calling for an independent inquiry into the quality of sport playing surfaces, after increasing concerns about the state of the pitch at Wembley Stadium during Sunday's FA Cup semi-final. Chris Beardshaw, an award winning gardener and panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, comments on the British fascination with neat lawns.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

A team of Scotland Yard detectives have visited Kenya as part of a new inquiry into the murder of British tourist, Julie Ward, almost 22 years ago. Ms Ward's body was found in the Masai Mara game reserve but no-one has ever been convicted of her killing. Her father, John Ward, reacts to the announcement of the new investigation.

The controller of Radio 4 and Radio 7, Mark Damazer, is to leave the BBC to become head of St Peter's College at Oxford University. Mr Damazer reflects on his career at the BBC.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

Ukip is set to launch its election manifesto today. The party's leader Lord Pearson told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that any Ukip candidate elected would demand a referendum on EU membership in return for support in a hung Parliament. Lord Pearson reacts to the announcement of the new investigation.

Opinion polls reveal that most people in Wales want to see more devolution, ten years on since the Welsh Assembly was set up and power was devolved from Westminster to Cardiff. Cultural historian Peter Stead, founder of the Halen Môn salt company David Lee Wilson, Professor of governance at University of Liverpool Laura McAllister, examine how further devolution will affect Wales.

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