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Today: Friday 4th March

The Liberal Democrats have tumbled to sixth in the by-election in Barnsley - after coming second there in the general election. Labour won comfortably. And the former director of the LSE, Sir Howard Davies, gives his first interview since his resignation.

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The business news with Dominic Laurie. Friday boss Sam Husain, chief executive of Foyles explains how the bookseller survived the recession. Download the podcast.

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Scientists have discovered how to grow the brain cells which cause memory loss in Alzheimer's. Professor Clive Ballard of the Alzheimer's Society discusses how the treatment might be applied to patients.

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Labour has won the Barnsley Central by-election, with the Lib Dem's being pushed to sixth. The BBC's Robin Brant reports.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie.

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Another huge rally is planned in Cairo today, nearly three weeks after President Hosni Mubarak resigned after massive demonstrations. The BBC's Alastair Leithead examines how Egyptians are responding to their new rulers.

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A summit involving the Scottish Government and police officials is debating what can be done to limit the increase in crime rates associated with football matches between Glasgow clubs Celtic and Rangers. Les Gray, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, explains how limiting television licensing is being considered as an option.

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When deciding our foreign policy, how much should we care if another country is run by a dictator, so long as it doesn't harm us? Political editor Nick Robinson examines some of the questions that the government faces when considering its foreign policy and former foreign secretaries Lord Hurd and Jack Straw considers David Cameron's conundrum.

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Paper review.

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There are now a thousand food products in the EU which have protected geographical status (PGI) - 43 of them are British. Cornish pasties were recently granted the accolade, which means only those made in Cornwall can bear the name. Claire Macleod, producer of the Stornoway Black Pudding and Telegraph food writer, Rose Prince discuss the benefits of competing for the PGI status.

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Thought for the day with ordained Buddhist, Vishvapani.

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One in four black and Asian families refuse to allow organs to be used from a dying relative even when that loved one is on the organ donor register. James Neuberger, associate medical director of the NHS Blood and Transplant Organisation, discusses the campaign to change attitudes to organ donation.

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The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned after the university came under intense criticism over the LSE's decision to accept donations from a charitable foundation controlled by the Gaddafi regime. Sir Howard Davies gives his first interview since the announcement. In the course of this interview John Humphrys made reference to Shaikh Zaid bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. We now accept that the description used was inaccurate.

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The Lib Dem candidate has lost his deposit at the Barnsley Central by-election after being beaten into sixth place. Former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown responds to the result.

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Technology has transformed the publishing world with the widespread use of the Amazon, Kindle and the iPad. Ahead of World Book Night, author Margaret Atwood discusses her worries about the negative impact on authors with increased use of technology in publishing and digitalisation of books.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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The inquest into the 7/7 bombings has come to an end, having heard evidence of horrific injuries and heroic acts. Tim Coulson, who gave evidence at the inquest, describes the moment he witnessed the explosion at Edgware station.

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Britain has been airlifting refugees from the Tunisia-Libya border in an attempt to head off a humanitarian crisis. International development secretary Andrew Mitchell discusses the effectiveness of the evacuation operation.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie.

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What are the prospects finding a house for those the five million people on the housing waiting list? In the final of his reports in which ministers face the people whose lives are being changed by spending cuts, chief political correspondent Norman Smith took the Housing Minister Grant Shapps to meet some of those at the sharp end of the housing shortage.

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What is the secret of growing old gracefully? A new book by French psychologist Marie De Hennezel, who has been a palliative-care adviser for the French government, describes the art of growing old while remaining happy. She discusses aging in style with Tim Drake, author of You Can Be as Young as You Think.




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