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Tuesday 25th January

Figures out this morning are expected to show a slowing of the UK's economic growth. Also in today's programme, was the inspiration for Chopin's music epilepsy?

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Fraud prevention detectives will reveal a haul of scam mail they have seized aimed at vulnerable victims in the UK today. Detective Superintendent Mark Ponting of the Metropolitan Police discusses whether more could be done to prevent this happening.

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Leaked documents reveal the Palestinian government were willing to accept only 10,000 refugees would have the right of return to their family houses in Israel, something that was previously non-negotiable. BBC correspondent John Donnison explains the significance of this revelation.

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There are attempts in Tunisia to create a body to oversee the interim government and also convince protesters there is a change in how the country is being run. BBC correspondent Magdi Abdelhadi outlines what is being done.

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The government is hoping the private sector can soften the blow of severe public spending cuts with some promising economic growth. Today reporter Tom Bateman finds out how three companies are faring at an industrial site in Essex.

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Business news with Adam Shaw.

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A one-fingered dinosaur with a single large claw on each hand has been discovered in China by a team form University College London. Michael Pittman, from the college's Department of Earth Sciences, who made the discovery, tells us more.

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Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

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This week sees the start of a judicial review against the government's decision to axe Labour's multi billion-pound secondary school rebuilding scheme. David Wolfe, a lawyer at Matrix, and the former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard, debate whether this ever more common type of legal challenge is a positive thing for our democracy.

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Paper review.

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In a few years Mark Zuckerberg has made Facebook one of the most visited websites ever, accumulating half-a-billion users worldwide in the process. Our technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones looks at the birth of social networking.

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Thought for the day with the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.

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The Russian government has vowed to tighten security after yesterday's bombing at Moscow's main international airport. BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg gives us the latest, and Stephen Hutchings, professor of Russian studies at the University of Manchester, explains the terror threats the country faces.

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With the fourth quarter figures due out later this morning, analysts hope to find some clues as to whether Britain is heading for a double dip recession or not. Vince Cable defends the government's handling of the economy.

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The winner of the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry was announced after a week of hearing the poems on this programme. Derek Walcott tells us what it meant to win with his poem Forty Acres.

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Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

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The Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he intends to refer News Corporation's bid for full control of BSkyB to the Competition Commission, adding that the merger may operate against the public interest in media plurality. Steve Hewlett, presenter of Radio 4's Media Show, analyses the current state of play.

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Business news with Adam Shaw.

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A film due to be aired this evening aims to unearth the reasons behind the numerous killings on Britain's streets, and whether it is down to gang violence. Sarah Montague speaks to the film's director Morgan Matthews and Shanna Wilson, whose brother was stabbed to death in 2009, about what the film is trying to highlight.

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Although it is well known composer Frederic Chopin suffered from depression, a new book claims he also had some form of epilepsy. Adam Zamoyski, biographer of Chopin, discusses whether there is any truth in the claims.

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Paper review.

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O: A Presidential Novel, a semi fictional look behind the scenes in Washington will be published in the UK tomorrow, with the author remaining anonymous. Jonathan Karp, from the publisher Simon and Schuster, and Professor John Sutherland from University College London, discuss the merits of having an anonymous author.

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Medical researchers are claiming we might one day be able to slow or even reverse the ageing process. Our science reporter Neil Bowdler looks at the science and ethics of ageing, and Dame Joan Bakewell, previously the government's "voice of the older people", discusses if people really want to live beyond 100.




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