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Today: Thursday 28th July

Why do some children go to school not even knowing their own name? The government is stepping up measures against criminal gangs after revealing that police seized a record amount of cash and goods last year. Public sector workers are being told today how much extra they will have to pay into their pensions. Also on today's programme,

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Business news with Lesley Curwen, on raising the US debt ceiling and whether the new supermarket watchdog should be beefed up. Download the podcast

More than 20,000 North Koreans have so far escaped their homeland for a new life in South Korea, many smuggled out through a dangerous route known as the Underground Railroad. Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson has been delving into the shadowy world of Korea's people-smugglers.

The board of BSkyB is gathering today to consider the future of its chairman and chief executive, James Murdoch. Business editor Robert Peston analyses his position.

A new strategy to tackle organised crime on a national level is being rolled out. Home affairs correspondent Matt Prodger reports.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The government's lack of in-house skills and an over-reliance on large contractors for its IT is a "recipe for rip-offs", according to the Public Administration Select Committee. Bernard Jenkin, chair of the committee, explains why he believes computing within the government is no longer fit for purpose.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

A new immigration rule requiring people to be able to speak English to move to the UK with their spouse is being challenged in the High Court. Rashida Chapti, who has lived here for six years and whose husband cannot join her unless he learns the language, explains why she is challenging the law as a breach of her human rights. And Councillor Mian Mayat, who is actively supporting Mrs Chapti's case, and Conservative MP Dominic Raab, who wants to keep immigration policy as it stands, debate the test case.

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Thousands of unusual exhibits are to go on display for the first time in generations as the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh opens its doors to the public after three years and nearly £50m of re-building. Scotland correspondent Colin Blane reports on what organisers say is now one of the world's great museums.

Thought for the day with Rhidian Brook, the writer.

Changes to public sector pensions mean those on higher incomes are going to have to pay more into their pensions. Moneybox presenter Paul Lewis, and Dr Hamish Meldrum, chair of the BMA, analyse the repercussions.

Why do some children go to school not even knowing their own name? Neil Wilson, executive head teacher of Newall Green High School, tells Sanchia Berg about the scale of the problem and the government's communication champion for children Jean Gross, explains what the government is doing to tackle the issue.

The US is edging ever closer to economic catastrophe, as a vote on a hard-line Republican proposal is expected to take politicians no nearer to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. North America editor Mark Mardell examines how the rise of the conservative Tea Party movement and the election of a new breed of "freshman" politicians has changed the atmosphere in US politics.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Centrica, the owner of British Gas which has been putting up its prices for consumers, has announced huge profits of more than a £1bn. Mike O'Connor, chief executive of Consumer Focus, and David Hunter, analyst with the independent consultant M&C Energy, discuss whether their recent price rise is justified.

The introduction of a new English baccalaureate by the government has been criticised by the Education Select Committee. Chair of the committee Graham Stuart explains why ministers should think again.

After 30 years of MTV, has the music video had its finest hour? Kevin Godley, one half of Godley and Creme who pioneered music videos for many cult acts, and Observer's pop critic Kitty Empire debate the future of the music video.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Thousands of public sector workers will find out today how much extra they will have to pay to maintain their pensions. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says that the government is being "completely straight" on the changes.

China's Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting the site of last weekend's train crash in Wenzhou, in which 39 people were killed when a train stopped on a viaduct and was hit by another high speed train. Martin Patience reports from the scene. And Isabel Hilton, editor of chinadialogue.net, examines the country's anger over government handling of the situation.



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