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Today: Thursday 14th April

Concerns raised over the level of stillbirths in the UK. In a major speech, David Cameron will say some communities have suffered "discomfort and disjointedness" because of the level of immigration. Also in today's programme, the Greek roots of one of Britain's most patriotic songs.

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Business news with Lesley Curwen: The head of BP is to face shareholders over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and his strategy in Russia. One shareholder, Bill Seddon of the Church Investors Group, talks about objections to the company's plan. And Paul Renken, mining analyst at VSA Capital, considers how the commodities trader, Glencore, will cope with the launch of an estimated £37bn flotation.

BP's shareholders are gathering for their annual meeting, almost exactly a year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill . Diane Wilson, a Gulf shrimper and campaigner against corporate abuses, explains her battle for compensation.

The impact of Nato's air campaign continues to be questioned as fierce fighting continues in Libya. Jeremy Bowen reports from Tripoli. And the BBC's Andy Hosken asks rebels in Misrata about how effective their western allies have been.

The number of women suffering the pain and sadness of stillbirth is too high in the UK, according to new research published in the Lancet. Judith Schott, of the charity Sands, explains why nations such as Norway and Australia have reduced their rates of stillbirth, but we have not.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Rule Britannia may stir feelings of patriotism in even the most stoic of hearts, but one academic has discovered that, after close scrutiny, our national anthem may in fact have traces of the foreign. Cressida Ryan, from the Classics faculty at Oxford University, explains her findings.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Almost one year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP shareholders are meeting to talk about the company's future. Business editor Robert Peston outlines the argument over a Russian deal. And the geologist Richard Miller, who worked for BP for 27 years, looks at its new venture.

Paper review.

An adviser to the Welsh Assembly has said that a universal strategy for higher education fees should be introduced across the UK. Education correspondent Gillian Hargreaves explains the difference in tuition rates across the UK and questions if such diversity is sustainable.

Thought for the Day with the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks.

In a speech today, the prime minister is expected to talk about the benefits of immigration in Britain, but will also admit that it has recently been too high and may have led to discomfort and disjointedness in some neighbourhoods. Damian Green, the immigration minister, explains the coalition policy.

A study in the Lancet medical journal says that the rate of stillbirths in the UK has remained too high, while other nations have seen big improvements in the last decade. Alice Pullen, who describes herself on her blog as "the mother of one perfect boy who didn't quite make it into our big wide world", talks about her experience of stillbirth. And one of the authors of the paper, Cambridge University's Professor Gordon Smith, looks at how to tackle the problem.

While the US takes a back seat in Libya, France has taken a major role in the fight against Colonel Gaddafi, as well as in the Ivory Coast. Sir Christopher Meyer, former ambassador to the US, and Charlie Wolf, the political commentator, examine this unusual diplomatic reversal.

The celebrated bassist and singer-songwriter Bootsy Collins has enjoyed a career spanning four decades, performing with musicians including James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic and his own Rubber Band. Today presenter Evan Davis met him to discuss his new album, Tha Funk Capital of the World, and to ask him about the new generation of artists inspired by his music.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

David Cameron is making a speech on immigration today, in which he is expected to comment on the positive effects, but also the strains that it places on some communities. Tom Brake, spokesman on home affairs and justice for the Liberal Democrats, explains his own party's reaction.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

In only three weeks' time, Britain will vote on a whether to adopt the Alternative Vote system, an issue that has not yet seemed to grip the hearts or minds of the nation. In order to explore the impact of the system, John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, examines how AV would have affected recent general election results.

Could the horrible pain of arthritis be reduced by putting your hands in a multi-sensory box? Dr Roger Newport, associate professor at Nottingham University's school of Psychology, explains what exactly a multi-sensory box is, and how it might help.

Twenty-six-year-old Liam Burns is the new president of the National Union of Students. He talks about his role and why he will be campaigning hard for a graduate tax to replace the fees system in England.

Following the announcement of a planned pause in the Health Service Reform Bill Mike Grannatt, former head of the Government Information Service, and documentary-maker Michael Cockerell, debate if it is a good idea or merely a less painful way of saying goodbye.



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