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Today: Monday 21st March

The Ministry of Defence says British Tornado jets have aborted a mission to attack a target in Libya -- because there were civilians in the area. Also in today's programme, as Twitter celebrates its 5th birthday, could advertising blight its future?

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Business news with Adam Shaw. The Ernst & Young Item Club have claimed that public sector borrowing costs could be smaller than we thought. From there, the senior economic adviser Andrew Goodwin is in. The markets guest is Justin Urquhart Stewart and Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, outlines the latest research on household incomes. Download the podcast.

Staff at detention centres should no longer be allowed to restrain unruly youngsters in a way that causes them pain , according to the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson. She explains why.

MPs are to vote in the Commons later on the military action in Libya, even though air strikes have already begun over the country. Shashank Joshi, from think tank the Royal United Services Institute and the shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy examine the issues at play during today's debate.

Research conducted by the IFS show people in the middle of the income scale are worse off than they were at the start of the financial crisis, and by £365 a year. The BBC's economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains just why the squeeze is happening.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Police in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi say more than 15,000 people may have been killed in that one area alone. The BBC's Roland Buerk has been to Kamaishi, another town that has been badly damaged.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Ofgem has called for a complete change in culture in how energy companies deal with their customers. BBC correspondent John Moylan outlines the regulator's call for a change in the pricing system and Alistair Buchanan, Ofgem's chief executive, explains the organisation's damning indictment of energy suppliers.

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A young Swedish footballer, Anton Hysen, recently gave an interview to a football magazine, declaring that he was gay. BBC sports correspondent Tim Franks went to Gothenburg to meet him. You may find some of the language in his report offensive.

Two days into the coalition military action against Libya, the BBC's middle east correspondent Kevin Connolly, who is in the Libyan city of Tobruk, reflects on the effect of the continuing action on the politics of the region.

Thought for The Day with the Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.

The latest figures in Japan stand at 8,133 confirmed dead, with 12,272 people missing, after the country was struck by the earthquake and resulting tsunami. Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the World Health Organization, and Takeshi Matsunaga, from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, outline how Japan's infrastructure is coping with the clear-up.

As strikes continue to enforce an UN-mandated no-fly zone over Libya. Our correspondent Alan Little has the latest from the capital, and Foreign Secretary William Hague explains the UK's policy on the no-fly zone.

Twitter is five years old today, but will it go the same way as Bebo and Myspace and eventually lose interest from the public? Brent Hoberman, co-founder of Last Minute.com and Aleks Krotoski, social psychologist at the Oxford Internet Institute, reflect on the past half-decade of tweeting.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Ofgem has have called for a complete change in the way energy companies deal with their customers. Adam Scorer, spokesman for Consumer Focus, explains what energy firms should do to improve their service.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

It has long been claimed by Moscow that Britain was at the heart of a plot in 1918 to kill Vladimir Lenin and overthrow the country's fledgling Bolshevik government. Britain has always denied this, but new evidence suggests there might be some truth in Russia's claims after all. Mike Thomson reports.

The latest research from the IFS, commissioned by the BBC, reveals we are seven pence in the pound poorer than in 2008. Nicola Smith, head of economics at the TUC and Dr Andrew Lilico, director of Europe Economics, preview what we can expect from the next two to three years in terms of living standards.

Hear more on that story in Document , tonight at 8pm on Radio 4.

Should MPs have voted last week on military action in Libya, rather than leaving until now, when we've already attacked? Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, debate if the government has short-circuited parliament.



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