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Today: Thursday 25th November

A crackdown on domestic violence could see abusers banned from their homes for up to four weeks. A big programme of investment in the rail network is to be announced by the government. And how to measure the population's happiness.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Fund manager James Bevan and businessman Frank Feighan discuss the impact of Ireland's austerity measures on the markets. Michael Rutland of the Bhutan Society analyses the link between happiness and economic success.

The government has cut subsidies on rail fares in order to pay for investment in railway infrastructure. Transport Secretary Philip Hammond outlines the government's plans to invest around £8bn to improve to the rail network.

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere have reached record levels, according to a UN weather report. British Antarctic Survey glaciologist Dr Robert Mulvaney explains the findings.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

David Cameron is determined to make Britain a happy nation. Home editor Mark Easton and statistician Jil Matheson assess how the Office of National Statistics can measure the population's well-being.

Advances in treatment for servicemen and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan mean they could be at the forefront of the UK's challenge for medals at the London Paralympics. Adam Brimelow reports on the new techniques in rehabilitation.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Thousands of students have taken part in demonstrations across Britain against plans to raise tuition fees in England. President of Universities UK Professor Steve Smith and former education minister Baroness Blackstone discuss whether the protests have the right motivation.

Paper review.

The emirate of Qatar is hoping to whip up enough support to become the host of the 2022 World Cup. Tim Franks reports.

Thought for the day with Professor Mona Siddiqui from the University of Glasgow.

The government is about to lay out its plan for overhauling the system of community sentences in England and Wales. Blair Gibbs of Policy Exchange and Roma Hooper, of the campaign Make Justice Work, discuss whether community work should be used more widely instead of short prison sentences.

A crackdown on domestic violence could see abusers banned from their homes for up to four weeks. Chief Constable Brian Moore and Sandra Horley, chief executive of Refuge, examine the best ways to prevent domestic abuse.

Thousands of students and school pupils held a day of demonstrations yesterday against the government's plans to increase university tuition fees. Aaron Porter, of the National Union of Students, and Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, examine the effectiveness of such protests.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

There are concerns that Belgium could join the team of troubled economies of Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders analyses the effectiveness of Ireland's austerity measures. Professor of economics Dr Pedro Schwarz examines the spread of financial concern across the eurozone.

The classic novella The Little Prince has just had two new English translations published. Translators Sarah Ardizzone and Roz Schwartz discuss the appeal of the 70-year-old French book.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Cartoon Museum is putting up an exhibition of drawings portraying drunks and drinking. Former editor of the Sun David Yelland, who has written about his own alcoholism, and cartoonist Brian Sibley discuss the satirising of social problems.

Expert witnesses have attracted a good deal of controversy in recent years, especially in child care and medical negligence cases. Clive Coleman assesses whether experts should be immune from civil action if they get things wrong.



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