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Today: Friday 9th July

The US has deported 10 Russian agents as part of a spy swap with Russia. GPs in the UK are to be given widespread new powers, as part of a shake-up of the NHS. And why are vampires the monster of choice at the moment?

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove : Two leading forecasters have sounded warnings over the recovery of the UK economy. And Friday boss Antony Sheriff, Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, on plans to produce a car for the open road.

The first of a new generation of more powerful superconductors has been produced at Cambridge University. Professor David Cardwell, the lead researcher on the project, discusses the practical applications for the technology.

Details have emerged of plans for a shake-up of the way the NHS is run . Acting chief executive of the NHS Confederation, Nigel Edwards, discusses proposed plans to pass responsibility and funding for most services directly to GPs, while dramatically scaling back the role of primary care trusts.

The US basketball star LeBron James revealed last night that he will play with the Miami Heat next season, bringing an end to weeks of speculation. Former US basketball star John Amaechi discusses how he could now become one of the richest men in sport.

The US has deported 10 Russian agents as part of a spy exchange deal with Moscow, which will free four prisoners. Security correspondent Gordon Correra reports.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Iran retreated in the face of rising international criticism yesterday and announced that a woman convicted of alleged adultery would be spared execution by stoning. An Iranian journalist who wishes to remain anonymous discusses the plight of 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Church of England's General Synod is meeting to debate proposals that could pave the way for the introduction of women bishops. Archdeacon of Northampton Christine Allsopp and lay member of the Synod Dr Philip Giddings debate whether there is a way to introduce women bishops without driving Anglicans apart.

The paper review.

How has fugitive gunman Raoul Moat been able to hide for so long in the area around Rothbury? Andrew Hosken explored the area around the village with two local residents - a huntsman and a gamekeeper - who know the lie of the land.

Thought for the day with Richard Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

How will cuts in public spending affect science funding? Science Minister David Willetts debates the priorities in the science budget ahead of a speech later today.

The US has deported 10 Russian agents as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Moscow. Moscow correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and official historian of MI5 Christopher Andrew discusses the US-Russia spy swap.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has been criticised by a fellow cabinet minister over the way he announced the cancellation of more than 700 school buildings projects. Political editor Nick Robinson discusses the continuing anger surrounding the cuts.

Fugitive gunman Raoul Moat has made threats to the wider public, police have revealed. Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police Meredydd Hughes explains why they are experiencing difficulties in locating Moat.

David Cameron has told British high commissioners and ambassadors they need to do more to justify their plush residences. Former ambassador of Bosnia, Serbia and Poland, Charles Crawford and Anne McElvoy of the Evening Standard debate the move.

Now that the spending cuts are beginning to bite, ambassadors what political strategy should the Labour Party adopt? Tony Blair's former head of policy Matthew Taylor, and Guardian Columnist Polly Toynbee discuss the options open to Labour.

Alice Neel is considered one of the great US artists of the twentieth century. She painted mainly portraits and her subjects included other artists and writers including Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones discusses Alice Neel's exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery with artist Grayson Perry.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecasts for the UK economy for both 2010 and 2011 yesterday, despite reporting improvements in the global outlook. Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders outlines the economic outlook.

The 124th annual Wenlock Olympian Games start today. Helen Cromarty from the Wenlock Olympian Society discusses the games' claim to have played a considerable part in the revival of the Olympic movement in the 1890s.

The latest movie in the Twilight saga is coming to UK cinema screens. President of the Folklore Society Jacqueline Simpson and writer Matt Haig discuss the reasons why tales about vampires have come to dominate the horror genre.



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