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Today: Monday 6th December

The government has outlined plans to provide every part of the UK with super-fast broadband. We speak to a diving instructor in Sharm-el-Sheikh about the shark attacks. And the Second World War evacuee who had Eleanor Roosevelt as her pen friend shares her memories.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Risk analyst Richard Fenning examines a crackdown on corporate corruption. Economist Austin Hughes examines prospects for Ireland's budget expected later today. And the Head of Media at KPMG David Elms assesses whether newspapers will succeed if they charge people to view their content online.

A new round of talks begins in Geneva today on Iran's nuclear ambitions. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen examines the implications of the latest Iranian announcement that it is now self-sufficient in everything it needs to produce enriched uranium.

Neurological damage caused by multiple sclerosis could be reversed by encouraging the brain's own stem cells to repair themselves, according to a new study. The report's lead scientist Robin Franklin explains the process.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Do cities across England need elected mayors? Reporter Chris Buckler has been finding out the controversies surrounding the post of mayor.

The waters of the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh are closed after yesterday's fatal shark attack. Diving instructor Theo Christ explains the dangers to tourists in the area.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Campaign groups have expressed dismay at government plans to remove the statutory requirement for scientists to be on the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs. Home editor Mark Easton explains the proposed legislation and professor of neuroscience Colin Blakemore examines the suggested changes.

Paper review.

South Korea has begun to fire live ammunition in manoeuvres across the country, two weeks after North Korea shelled a southern island in response to previous military exercises. Correspondent Lucy Williamson met up with some of the residents of Yeonpyeong island who have fled their homes.

Thought for the Day with the religious commentator, Clifford Longley.

This week's vote on tuition fees in England is the biggest test for the Liberal Democrats since they made their coalition agreement with the Conservatives. Political editor Nick Robinson and former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown analyse the split within the party over the issue.

The government has outlined plans to provide every part of the UK with super-fast broadband by 2015. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones explains the scope of the government's ambition. And the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, outlines the reasoning behind the proposal.

Ann Widdecombe has taken a final bow after being voted off Strictly Come Dancing. We take a quick look back at her transformation from former politician into a star of Saturday night television.

Is the English language being mutilated by the recent trend to turn nouns into verbs? Journalist Anthony Gardner and Elaine Higgleton, editorial director of Harper Collins English Dictionaries, discuss developments in modern language.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The weekend saw demonstrations at high street shops across the country against tax avoidance by big businesses. Labour MP Tom Harris and Neal Lawson of the pressure group Compass debate over the rights and wrongs of tax avoidance.

Business Secretary Vince Cable is determined to change the trend of men dominating the boardroom positions in British companies. Conservative MP Dominic Raab explains his concerns about positive discrimination and social engineering.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A Second World War child-evacuee from Guernsey, Paulette Le Mescam, had Eleanor Roosevelt as her pen friend and wartime "foster mother". She shares her memories of writing to the then-wife of the US president.

A BBC 4 series called The Joy of Stats focusses on how statistics can enlighten as well as confuse the public. Its presenter, the Swedish professor Hans Rosling, explains the usefulness of statistic data.

A government inquiry is being launched today to examine whether new rules are needed to prevent retailers marketing inappropriate items to children. Justine Roberts of Mumsnet and Jane Beavis, of the British Retail Consortium, discuss the dangers of over-sexualising children.


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