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Tuesday 7th September

The heads of two of Britain's High Street banks are stepping down, one of them is joining the government. Revenue and Customs will begin informing nearly six million people today about mistakes in the amount of tax they have paid. 70 years since the start of the Blitz, we hear the stories of those who lived through it.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Business correspondent Ben Shore and Stuart Fraser, of the Corporation of London, analyse Europe's attempts to bring tougher regulations to the finance industry. Stephen Robertson of the British Retail Consortium is warning that growing anxiety about job cuts and tax rises is putting people off making big purchases.

One of the world's best-paid bankers, Bob Diamond, is to become the chief executive of Barclays Bank. Business editor Robert Peston analyses the latest changes in the UK banking sector.

HM Revenue and Customs will begin informing nearly six million people today about mistakes in the amount of tax they have paid. Robin Williamson of Low Incomes Tax Reform Group explains how the recently-uncovered errors will affect people's benefits.

The Queen may be planning a visit to Dublin next summer, the first royal trip to Ireland in more than 90 years. Mark Simpson reports on how the prospect of the visit is being viewed by Irish politicians.

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has won the support of two of the three independent MPs who have held the balance of power since the inconclusive general election nearly three weeks ago. Nick Bryant reports on a memorable day for Australia.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

There is more evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome could be caused by a virus, according to scientists in Scotland. Professor of vascular medicine Jill Belch outlines the recent research.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

President Obama has announced new spending plans to try to kick-start the American economy. James Naughtie is in New York to see how popular the president and his policies are within his own political party.

The paper review.

Britain's bumblebees could be at risk of extinction because of inbreeding, according to recent research. Professor Dave Goulson from the University of Stirling explains why the Moss Carder bumblebee in the Hebrides is more susceptible to diseases.

Thought for the Day with Dr Indarjit Singh, director of the Network of Sikh organisations.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, the Luftwaffe's sustained bombing campaign against British cities which cost the lives of hundreds of civilians. Historian Correlli Barnett and Alison Aplin, whose mother kept a diary through the Blitz, discuss how people managed to survive this devastating event.

Millions of people will hear in the next couple of months from the Revenue and Customs that they have paid the wrong amount of tax and they are either due a rebate or must pay more. The presenter of Radio 4's Money Box, Paul Lewis and Conservative MP Michael Fallon analyse the faults in the PAYE system.

The Isle of Man has been listed as the fifth-most-important nation involved in the race to get a man or woman back to the surface of the moon. Astronomer Dr David Whitehouse and Tim Craine, of the Isle of Man's Space Commerce programme, discuss why the island is so interested in space exploration.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

The EU's budget commissioner Janusz Lewandowski has called for changes to the UK's rebate system, saying its original purpose has lost its justification. Dr Jean Pisani, of the consultancy Breugel, and Mats Persson of Open Europe analyse the purpose behind the rebate.

A new biography of the legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal claims to be the first fully documented biography of Wiesenthal, based on private papers previously closed to the public and new declassified material. The author Tom Segev outlines the reasons behind Wiesenthal's actions.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Blitz started 70 years ago today. Correspondent Andrew Hosken visited an exhibition at the London Transport Museum, looking at how buses, trams and trains kept the lifeblood of London, Coventry and Dresden flowing during their bombardment by the Luftwaffe.

Millions of lives could be saved if the international community invested first in the poorest and most disadvantaged children and communities, according to a new study by Unicef. The organisation's chief executive, Anthony Lake, looks at the best ways to distribute aid.

President Obama has largely achieved what he said he would, yet some observers regard him as a failure and he is facing the prospect of significant electoral losses in the forthcoming mid-term elections. Former editor of the Economist, Bill Emmott and Bill Barnard of Democrats Abroad discuss the achievements and failures of the US president.



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