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Today: Thursday 9th September

The north of England might find it harder to cope with the effects of spending cuts than the south, according to latest research. Medical researchers say vitamin B may help to slow the development of dementia. And Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talks to the programme about spending cuts and their impact on society.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: European economist Eoin O'Callaghan talks about the proposed split of the Anglo Irish bank. Chief executive of Metro Bank, Craig Donaldson describes the problems of setting up the first new high street bank to open for 100 years. Richard Heis of KPMG outlines why property group Connaught has gone into administration.

How will spending cuts play out across England? Research commissioned by the BBC has looked at how different parts of England will fare and found that the areas relying on traditional industry will be hit hardest. Home editor Mark Easton reports on the research.

Millions of taxpayers are now receiving letters telling them they have under or overpaid tax. Reporter Andrew Hosken speaks to a serving tax officer about the crisis at HM Revenue and Customs.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A new feature is going to be added to the search engine Google so that when you begin to type a word it displays results immediately. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones looks at how much time the feature will save.

The world of budgie breeding might not often be in the news, but in the sleepy village of Delabole, a mysterious act of sabotage has taken place. Budgie breeder Andrew Pooley tells correspondent Jon Kay how his prized birds came under attack.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

Business secretary Vince Cable has outlined how science funding is to be cut according to its economical benefits to the country and the quality of research. Science minister David Willetts and Colin Blakemore, former chief executive of the British Medical Research Council, debate whether the right approach has been taken.

The paper review.

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been fined £20m by the Financial Services Authority for failing to report that it was being investigated for fraud in the United States. Business editor Robert Peston outlines the background to this latest embarrassment for the bank.

Thought for the Day with the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

President Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan is facing an existential crisis as the waters continue to rise, five weeks after the flood first hit the country. Islamabad correspondent Roland Buerk reports on damage to the country's infrastructure. Pakistan expert Dr Farzana Shaikh and Penny Lawrence of Oxfam discuss how the floods have combined with the cricket crisis to affect the country's morale.

Resent research commissioned by the BBC has identified that the north of England and the Midlands are likely to suffer more than the south if deep cuts are made in public spending. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses the extent of the cuts and their likely social impact.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

Nick Clegg has announced a review into the crash of an RAF Chinook helicopter in 1994 which killed 29 people. Both pilots, who died during the accident, were eventually found guilty of gross negligence. Mike Tapper, the father of the aircraft's co-pilot, expresses his relief at the prospect of a review into the circumstances surrounding his son's death.

Should children be taught a comprehensive understanding of English grammar? Reporter Tom Bateman spoke to the journalist and author Simon Heffer, who argues that most pupils have been left with "nothing but a random and often erroneous understanding of the components of language".

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Imperial War Museum is displaying a car salvaged from the 2007 bombing of the historic Al-Mutanabbi street market in Baghdad, which killed 38 people. Caroline Hawley reports on how the exhibit is opening a discussion about the impact of modern war on civilians.

Does the public see the benefit in funding science? Dr Richard Baker, of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, explains why taxpayers' money should be used to pay for scientific research.

In the age of social media, can charities reach people through blogging? Save the Children charity has invited three bloggers to Bangladesh to see the work of the charity there and to write about it afterwards. Blogger Eva Keogan and Louise Richards of the Institute of Fundraising discuss how social media can be used to widen the work of charities.



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