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Today: Thursday 26th August

The businessman Asil Nadir is returning to Britain, seventeen years after fleeing to avoid trial over the collapse of Polly Peck. And how the British library plans to map out the sounds of Britain.

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Business news with Steve Evans: Markets strategist Jeremy Stretch discusses the widening gap of national debt between European countries.

There are warnings that a dispute about mackerel fishing may embroil the Faroe Islands and Iceland in a fish war with the European Union. Scottish fisheries minister Richard Lochhead enters the argument over fishing quotas.

Asil Nadir, accused of £34m worth of theft and false accounting, is flying back to Britain to face the charges against him. He fled to Northern Cyprus in 1993, shortly before his trial was about to begin. Times crime editor Sean O'Neill explains why Mr Nadir decided to return.

Newly released MI5 files show that James Bond scriptwriter Wolf Mankowitz was suspected of being a Soviet spy. Security correspondent Gordon Corera looks at what the files reveal.

Business news with Steve Evans.

Former National Union of Mineworkers president Arthur Scargill has been told he no longer qualifies for full membership of the organisation. Former BBC correspondent Nick Jones analyses why the union might be dissatisfied with Scargill.

The sports news with Garry Richardson.

The latest quarterly immigration figures are to be published. Home editor Mark Easton previews what they are likely to show. Public policy adviser Gerwyn Davies and Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch UK discuss whether the government should put a cap on non-EU immigration.

The paper review.

The latest mackerel dispute between Faroe Islands, Iceland and the European Union over fishing quotas has echoes of the cod wars of the 1970s. Scotland correspondent Colin Blane analyses the long history of fishing wars.

The thought for the day with the Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

Pakistani communities in the UK are trying to raise money for people who have been left homeless by the floods. Pakistani fast food shop owner Nahim Khan and Anjum Tahirkheli of the charity Basic Human Rights discuss whether aid is being distributed in the right way in Pakistan.

The businessman Asil Nadir is returning to Britain, 17 years after fleeing to avoid trial over the collapse of his company Polly Peck.

Does it matter if your doctor is religious? Professor of medical sociology Clive Seale and cross bench peer Baroness Finlay debate whether the religious beliefs of doctors influences the decisions they make when people are close to death.

The British Library is asking people from across the country to upload sounds from their area in order to create a sound map of the UK. The library's Richard Ranft explains the UK Sound Map project.

The sports news with Garry Richardson.

The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the rape of more than a hundred and fifty women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, only 30km from a UN base. Reporter Peter Greste reports on the relations between UN peacekeeping forces and Congolese villagers.

Business news with Steve Evans.

Graham Miles has managed to overcome the rare locked-in syndrome that leaves people almost completely paralysed. He describes how he learned to walk, drive and talk again.

Businessman Asil Nadir is returning to the UK to face fraud charges relating to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire. He explains his decision as he prepares to board the flight back to Britain.

When the waters recede, what kind of country will left in Pakistan? Jill McGivering reports on how the flood disaster might affect the balance of power in a fragile democracy.



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