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Today: Monday 13th December

The government is announcing how much funding local councils will lose and publishing its plans for giving people more powers to run local services in England. And the US pastor Terry Jones, who threatened to burn the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary, describes why he wants to come to Britain on a mission of peace.

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0615
Business news with Adam Shaw: Marc Mendoza of the Media Planning Group analyses the advertising success during ITV's X Factor last night. Economic adviser Marie Diron examines the economic growth of eurozone countries.

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Local authorities in England will learn today how much funding from central government they will lose in the next two years. Martin Reeves of Coventry City Council analyses the impact of the cuts on jobs and services.

0714
A taped interview with Baby Peter's mother, obtained by the BBC's Panorama, gives a new insight into how she managed to keep child protection authorities ignorant of the baby's situation. The reporter for the programme, Alison Holt, describes what light this revelation sheds on the case.

0720
Business news with Adam Shaw.

0720
Warships from US and Japan have just completed their biggest-ever joint exercises. Correspondent Alastair Leithead joined the aircraft carrier USS George Washington off the coast of Okinawa in southern Japan.

0724
The government plans to reduce social inequalities at schools by providing an extra £430 each year for every pupil judged to be from a disadvantaged group. Luke Sibietta of the Institute for Fiscal Studies argues this will have only "a relatively modest" impact on the attainment gap.

0727
Sports news with Russell Fuller.

0735
Police have been searching a property in Bedfordshire as part of the investigation into a suspected suicide bombing in Sweden. Correspondents Gordon Corera and Andy Moore examine reports that the man who died in the blast lived in Luton.

0739
Paper review.

0744
100 years ago this week a bungled robbery in the East End of London led to one of the most dramatic standoffs in the streets of the capital. Sanchia Berg previews the Museum of London's new exhibition commemorating the Siege of Sidney Street.

0749
Thought for the Day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

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The Home Secretary will make a statement today on the policing of the tuition fees protests. President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Sir Hugh Orde, reacts to criticism of the policing of the recent student protests.

0810
The government is announcing how much funding local councils will lose and publishing its plans for giving people more powers to run local services in England. Local Government analyst Tony Travers and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles analyse the outlook for councils.

0820
Millions tuned in to see Matt Cardle win the X Factor final last night on ITV. Media history professor Jean Seaton and media entrepreneur Peter Bazalgette discuss what the popularity of the talent show tells us about television viewing habits in modern Britain.

0826
Sports news with Russell Fuller.

0832
US Pastor Terry Jones, who threatened to burn the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11, describes why he wants to come to Britain on a mission of peace. And Jamie Bartlett of the think tank Demos examines the pastor's religious strategy.

0838
Business news with Adam Shaw.

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An insurgent attack killed six US soldiers in southern Afghanistan yesterday, days before the White House publishes a review of US military strategy in the country. Author and journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Congressman Adam Smith analyse the effectiveness of the US's continuing military presence.

0849
A new book released this weekend is available only as a computer app and contains interactive videos, 3D models and charts in place of conventional illustrations. Its author David Eagleman looks into a future in which books and the internet meld into one.

0854
The British menswear designer of the year Patrick Grant has said that the scruffiness of the men he sees around him makes him cry. Former editor of Esquire, Peter Howarth and the style guru Peter York debate the dress sense of British men.




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