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Today: Tuesday 6th July

Police searching for suspected gunman Raoul Moat have released details of a car they are looking for. And a government spending watchdog says the Ministry of Justice is owed more than a billion pounds in fines, and is likely to collect only a third of the total.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: The director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, David Frost, discusses budget cuts and economic growth. Investment group CCLA's James Bevan analyses the markets. And Martin Birchall, managing director of High Fliers, outlines the tough competition for university graduates.

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests the big financial squeeze is not making people cut back on their spending. The report's author, Professor Donald Hirsch of Loughborough University, explains his findings.

Police trying to trace suspected gunman Raoul Moat have released details of a car they are looking for. BBC reporter Anna Foster has the latest on the manhunt.

Almost all asylum claims based on the threat of persecution on the grounds of homosexuality are rejected by the UK Border Agency. Today reporter Mike Lanchin explains how this is all about to change.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust released 600 water voles four years ago. The trust has been protecting them from the impact of invasive American mink by using mink rafts that trap the predators. Correspondent Jeremy Cooke examines the cost of protecting water voles.

BP says clean-up costs for the US oil disaster have now passed the $3bn mark as attempts continue to tackle the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A new type of oil skimming ship is being used, but bad weather means it may take longer than first hoped. Professor Geoffrey Maitland discusses whether BP is making any progress.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Magistrates' courts in England and Wales are owed £1.3 billion in unpaid fines, confiscation and compensation orders, according to the figures from the National Audit Office. John Thornhill, chairman of the Magistrates' Association, outlines the reasons for the backlog.

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Brain abnormalities, rather than peer pressure, could be the key underlying factor behind severe antisocial and aggressive behaviour in teenagers, according to research by scientists at the Medical Research Council. The MRC's Professor Ian Goodyer explains the findings.

Has Israel become a strategic liability for the United States? Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reflects on the relationship between Israel and its most important ally.

Thought for the day with Anne Atkins.

The BBC's annual report showed that talent pay has fallen by £7.7m. And a total of £52.2 million was spent on salaries above £150,000. Jon Thoday, managing director of Avalon Group, and Telegraph columnist Charles Moore debate the importance of revealing stars' wages.

The government has announced the halting of rebuilding projects at some 700 schools which were approved by the former Labour government's Building Schools for the Future programme. Stephen Ratcliffe, director of the UK Contractors Group and John Redwood MP discuss whether public money should be used to help the construction industry.

How do you control a pop star when they want to do that country/hip hop cross over album? Music critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and musician Mike Batt explain why musicians like to reinvent themselves.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The Holtham Commission has called for the Welsh Assembly to be given powers to vary income tax rates and to borrow money. The chair of the commission, Gerald Holtham, explains why a change in the Assembly's powers is so crucial.

The Haiti earthquake six months ago killed more than 220,000 people. Millions more were injured and made homeless. Today presenter Sarah Montague spoke to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, and asked him how much of the pledged aid has actually reached the country.

BBC reporter Jim Knight reports on the latest developments in the hunt for Raoul Moat. 0842
Business news with Adam Shaw.

The government in Thailand has just announced it will be extending a state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces for another three months. Alastair Leithead reports from Bangkok.

Education Secretary Michael Gove is determined to make A-levels more academically rigorous, ensuring students are properly prepared for university. Professor Raymond Tallis and philosopher Julian Baggini debate whether we need "deeper and broader" thought.



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