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Today: Monday 27th September

The moratorium on Jewish settlements in the West Bank ended at midnight. Israel has urged the Palestinians not to abandon the peace talks. And from the Labour party conference, David Miliband prepares speak following defeat to his brother in the leadership contest.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Andrew Gray of PriceWaterhouseCoopers claims banks are experiencing the best business for three years. Richard Trumka of the trade union group AFL-CIO analyses trade tensions between the US and China. And director of research at Hometrack, Richard Donnell, says the housing market is facing another downturn. Download the podcast

When Ed Miliband took to the stage after accepting the party leadership, he said that a "new generation had taken charge of Labour - a new generation that understands the call to change." Sarah Montague reports from Bolton the issues that Ed Miliband needs to understand if he is really to "get" the problems facing the party.

The moratorium on building Jewish settlements in the West Bank ended at midnight. Palestinian politician Dr Ghassan Khatib describes the reaction from the Palestinian community.

In his few comments since becoming Labour party leader, Ed Miliband repeated his claim that he "gets it" why the party was thrown out of government. Deborah Mattinson, of polling company Britain Thinks, gives her analysis of the political reality the new Labour leader needs to come to terms with.

The defeated brother, David Miliband, will be making a speech at the Labour party conference in Manchester later this morning. Sarah Montague talked to him about his position within the party.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

This week Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan will unveil the precise scale of the losses of the Irish banks as its economy still rests on the brink of a double-dip recession. He talked to BBC's business editor Robert Peston about the impact of the crisis on Irish economy.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Shadow Chancellor Alistair Darling has urged the Labour party to maintain a "credible" economic policy, as he prepares to step down. Political correspondent Norman Smith analyses the Labour party's economic plans and Mr Darling outlines his hopes for the continuation of his own policy.

The paper review.

A space ambassador could be appointed by the United Nations to act as the first point of contact for aliens trying to communicate with earth. Professor of space science John Zarnecki is organising a Royal Society conference next week to discuss the issue.

Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican Priest.

Ministers have been told by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to review new guidelines for officers of the intelligence services on the torture of suspects who are held abroad. The Commission's legal director John Wadham and Lord Carlisle, independent reviewer of terror legislation, debate whether the guidelines breach human rights laws.

What does Labour's new leader Ed Miliband owe the unions following his narrow leadership victory? Sarah Montague reports from the Labour conference on reaction to Ed Miliband's victory. Unite Joint General Secretary Derek Simpson and political editor Nick Robinson reflect on the new leader's mandate.

Should taxpayers' money be used to bribe people to lose weight or give up smoking? The chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Sir Michael Rawlins discusses what incentives the government should use to entice people to lead healthy lifestyles.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Israel has urged the Palestinians not to abandon peace talks despite the fact that the moratorium on new settlements in the West Bank has expired. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen outlines how the end of the moratorium will be perceived by the Palestinian community. And foreign relations expert Alon Pinkas debates the current possibilities for the Middle East peace process to continue.

For months, even years, it has been presumed that David Miliband would be the next leader of the Labour party. But in the final moments of the contest, his younger brother Ed stole the crown. Tariq Ali, a friend of the brothers, discusses whether their relationship will survive the pressure.

A new dating website, aiming to reach married men and women seeking an affair, is launched this week. Its founder Noel Biderman and the author Catherine Blyth discuss the morality of having an affair.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is embarking on a "rehabilitation revolution" to use alternatives to imprisonment and cut costs. Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw reports on how police and probation officers in the UK have already begun trying new ways of preventing re-offending.

Is the New Labour era over with the election of Ed Miliband as leader? Journalists Matthew D'Ancona and Polly Toynbee debate the future of the Labour party.



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