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Today: Thursday 14th October

The head of Barclays outlines whether banks are lending enough to businesses. A court in Texas has held up the sale of Liverpool Football Club for new US owners. And the British Museum reveals the 100th object in Radio 4's History of the World series.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: International banking professor Richard Werner analyses the latest banks' proposal to provide capital to businesses. Pension consultant Chris Noon looks at the expected government proposal to lower the tax relief for pensions.

Banks are planning to set up a so-called "business finance task force" in the form of a £1.5bn growth fund. Peter Hahn of the Cass Business School analyses whether the fund will be large enough to improve the rates of lending.

All 33 Chilean miners have been winched to safety after 10 weeks trapped underground. Correspondent Caroline Hawley followed the operation in the Atacama Desert.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A court in Texas has apparently granted an order stropping the sale of Liverpool football club. Sports editor David Bond reports on the latest twist in the saga of the attempt to sell the club.

The sports news with Garry Richardson.

Do new British citizens have a sense of the country being a fair place to live? John Humphrys investigates whether immigrants to the UK feel they will be treated with a specifically British form of fairness.

Paper review.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Joel Edwards - International Director of Micah Challenge.

The British Museum reveals the 100th object in Radio 4's History of the World series.

The Cabinet Office is to publish a list of the quangos that are going to be axed. Mike O'Connor of Consumer Focus and Conservative MP Francis Maude discuss whether this action will increase public accountability.

The UK's major banks have drawn up proposals to provide capital to ensure business growth. Chief executive of Barclays John Varley analyses whether the banks have been lending enough to businesses.

Is musical plagiarism a modern phenomenon? Violinist Roy Moffatt and composer Richard Causton discuss if it reflects artistic inspiration or is just theft.

All 33 men have now been rescued from a mine in Chile and are now undergoing medical examination. Correspondent Rajesh Mirchandani describes their condition.

The sports news with Garry Richardson.

Iranian President Ahmadinejad is due to visit Lebanese villages close to Israel's border which Iran helped to rebuild after the 2006 war. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports on how the visit is causing alarm among some of the president's foreign critics.

A new book written by Tony Blair's former chief of staff reveals details of life in Downing Street. Its author Jonathan Powell and Michael Magan, former special assistant to George W Bush, analyse what it is like to speak truth to those in power.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Some economists think the gap between young and old will become as significant as that between rich and poor in our society. BBC presenter Paddy O'Connell examines how fairness is perceived across the generations.

Today the Greater Manchester Police will be using Twitter to highlight a day in the life of the force, giving out information on every incident it deals with. Chief Constable Peter Fahy explains the reasons behind the event.

The Science Museum is opening a new exhibition celebrating the contribution of psychoanalysis to the understanding of the mind and culture. Psychoanalyst Peter Hobson and Richard Wiseman, professor of the public understanding of psychology, discuss the contribution of psychoanalysis to the understanding of the mind and culture.



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