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Today: Thursday 9th December

MPs will vote today on whether to increase university tuition fees in England - the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said he cannot support the plans. The family of the woman who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa has urged her husband to co-operate with the authorities. And Coronation Street celebrates its 50th Birthday.

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0615
Business news with Dominic Laurie: Head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, Tom McPhail, explains the new rules governing private pensions. Telecom analyst Matthew Howett outlines the new proposal to scrap roaming charges in Europe by 2015.

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MPs will vote today on whether to increase university tuition fees in England. Nicola Stanbridge has been to one university to talk to students protesting against the cuts. Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland explains his reasons for voting against the fee rise.

0716
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0720
Birmingham has become the first city to set up a network of sensors which pinpoint exactly where a gun is fired. Katie Townsend reports on the new spotter technology already used in the US. Chief superintendent Chris McKeogh examines the system.

0725
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0731
Many large companies, such as Amazon, Visa and Mastercard, are cutting their ties with Wikileaks. New media expert Clay Shirky analyses the moral and legal duties of online companies.

0738
Shrien Dewani, the husband of the woman killed in South Africa while on honeymoon, remains in custody. Correspondent Karen Allen has spoken to Anni Dewani's uncle.

0742
Paper review.

0745
The soap opera Coronation Street celebrates its 50th Birthday today. BBC 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker reports on the programme's unlikely muscial fans.

0749
Thought for the Day with the Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly.

0752
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is coming under fire for its refusal to publish the investigation into how the Royal Bank of Scotland took itself to the brink of bankruptcy in the couple of years before it was rescued by taxpayers in October 2008. Liberal Democrat Lord Oakeshott outlines the reasons why the findings should be made public.

0810
MPs will vote today on whether to increase university tuition fees in England. Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the political mood at Westminster over the issue.

0813
MasterCard and Visa websites have been put under pressure from hackers who support the arrested Wikileaks leader, Julian Assange. Computer security analyst Paul Mutton and Coldblood, of the hacking group Anonymous, examine the new forms of online "direct action".

0818
The British newlywed accused of hiring a hitman to murder his bride was remanded in custody last night as the South African authorities fought to extradite him. South African journalist Regan Thaw explains attitudes towards the case in the country.

0825
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0833
The Shard has become the UK's tallest building with the completion of its 72-storey central core. Evan Davis went to look round the building with the spokesman for Shard London Bridge, Baron Phillips. And newspaper columnist Simon Jenkins outlines his objections to The Shard and its impact on London's skyline.

0836
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0840
As below-freezing temperatures continue to cause problems across Scotland, the army has been called in to help clear the snow in Edinburgh. The novelist Ron Butlin describes the mood in Scotland's capital.

0845
Has social mobility been affected in any way by the introduction of tuition fees? Lorraine Dearden of the Institute for Fiscal Studies examines the issue.

0851
The UK's space sector is growing at 11% a year. Correspondent Tom Feilden looks at what lies behind the success of UK space enterprise. And David Williams, of the UK Space Agency, analyses the contribution of the industry to Britain's economy.

0856
To commemorate its 50th birthday, Coronation Street will run an hour-long episode this evening. Actor Nigel Havers and TV writer Peter Bowker discuss the cultural contribution of the world's longest-running television soap.





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