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Thursday 27th January

BBC News has seen a court document which suggests that phone hacking may have been going on at The News of The World as late as last year. Also in today's programme, would you swim in a local pool heated by energy drawn from a crematorium?

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The world is only one poor harvest away from chaos, according to new book World on the Edge. Author Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, explains his warning.

President Mubarak of Egypt has been facing the worst unrest in his 30-year rule over the past two days. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports on the latest from the country, and Foreign Secretary William Hague assesses the impact of the rioting for the region as a whole.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched what he is calling "the year of corporate giving", aiming to replicate the US by encouraging more businesses to give money to the arts. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports on how realistic this is, given corporate philanthropy is down 18% from last year.

New powers are to be given to teachers in England, including being able to remain anonymous when allegations are put against them, until actually charged with an offence. Margaret Morrissey, who runs the ParentsOutloud website, discusses the impact of the new powers.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

The bankers have returned to the World Economic Forum in Davos in bullish mood, adding their voices to the UK debate on banking regulation. Peter Sands, chief executive of Standard Chartered bank explains his concerns over the ring fencing of banking functions.

Paper review.

Our body clocks are controlled by metabolic changes rather than our genes, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature. Dr John O'Neill, from the University of Cambridge, outlines the significance of the findings.

Thought for the Day with Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

The Department of Business is planning to change the employment tribunals system to make it harder for someone who has been sacked to challenge their dismissal. Business secretary Vince Cable, and the general secretary of the TUC Brendan Barber, debate the changes.

The BBC has seen evidence that suggests a News of the World reporter was listening in to mobile phone messages as recently as last year. The paper has issued a statement saying that it has found "no evidence whatsoever" to the allegations. Steve Hewlett, presenter of Radio 4's Media Show and Jenny Jones, a Green Party member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, analyse the latest twist in this story.

Britain is to see much more of the billionaire currency trader and investor George Soros, as his Institute for New Economic Thinking is to have a base at the London School of Economics. He speaks to Today presenter Justin Webb at Davos about his views on the Euro.

The Holocaust Educational Trust is piloting a new idea to get children of Holocaust survivors to talk at schools about their experiences. Professor David Cesarani and Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, discuss the importance of remembering Holocaust Memorial Day.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

MPs are to debate and vote on the second reading of the Scotland Bill, which seeks to adjust the boundary of devolved responsibilities, notably to make changes to the remit of the Scottish Parliament, including new borrowing powers. Fiona Hyslop, Scotland's culture minister, and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore debate the proposed changes.

The RSPB is asking people to take part in their annual Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, as a wider range of species are visiting our gardens following the cold spell. Their conservation director Dr Mark Avery tells us which birds are the ones to watch.
Business news with Adam Shaw.

Cancer directly affects one in three people in the UK. It seems increasingly rife but has been with us for five thousands years. A new book, The Emperor of All Maladies, charts its history. The book's author, Dr Siddartha Mukherjee, and Peter Johnson, chief clinician at Cancer Research UK, examine cancer's impact on human civilisation.

What effect are the constant revelations of phone hacking having on newspaper journalism? Cardiff University's Prof Ian Hargreaves and City University's Prof Roy Greenslade discuss just how widespread phone hacking might have been in the national press.



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