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Today: Wednesday 31st August

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has accused the banks of trying to spread panic by lobbying against reform. A spokesman for Colonel Gaddafi has said an ultimatum to his forces to surrender will be rejected. And why are sports stars still miserable after winning?

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Business News with Adam Shaw.

Top male bosses get paid £10,000 a year more than their female counterparts. According to a new study from the Chartered Management Institute it will take a century to close the gap. The Institute's Petra Wilton and Sarah Veale, head of Equality and Employment Rights, discuss the current state of the gender pay gap.

What will happen to the travellers of Dale Farm in Essex? Two bishops, Vanessa Redgrave and activists from Sweden, Italy, Belgium and France have all joined the protesters. Basildon councillor Tony Ball outlines how the eviction will proceed.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

It has been a disappointing start for British athletes at the World Athletic Championships. Former Commonwealth Games table-tennis champion, Matthew Syed, reflects on the drawbacks of winning games.

The first phase of cutbacks to the armed forces will be met soon, with as many as 1,000 personnel being made redundant. The BBC's defence correspondent, Caroline Wyatt, considers the consequences of compulsory redundancies.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Less than half of donations to charities do not end up reaching them. The British Heart Foundation say charities make very little money from door-to-door collections. Mike Lucas, retail director of the British Heart Foundation and Clothes Aid's, Michael Lomotey, discuss the findings.

Paper review.

The Libyan National Transitional Council claim that up to 50,000 Libyan people have gone missing during the recent conflict. Today's Andrew Hosken reports from Tripoli where four mass graves have been discovered.

Thought for the day with the Rev Graham James.

The town of Wooton Bassett in Wiltshire will no longer be home to repatriation ceremonies for British service personnel who die overseas. There will be a special ceremony through the village to mark the town's repatriation parades. The town's former mayor, Percy Miles, considers what this will mean for the community.

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has accused the banking sector of being "disingenuous in the extreme" by delaying new measures to strengthen banking regulation. John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, economist Andrew Lilico and Liberal Democrat MP John Thurso debate the potential impact of changes to banking rules.

Should there be a change in the method of buying and selling football players? Football agents Sky Andrews and Barry Silkman discuss the football transfer window deadline.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

How should the Conservatives broaden their electoral appeal? Conservative MPs, Mark Reckless and Dominic Raab outline how David Cameron can win the support of more voters on middle and low incomes.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

Tony Sale, the man who started the campaign to save the wartime code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park, has died. Andy Clark, chair of the National Museum of Computing discusses Mr Sale's extraordinary legacy.

Japan's police are cracking down on the Yakuza, the mafia-like crime syndicates, which control large swathes of the country's economic activity. The BBC's Tokyo correspondent, Roland Buerk, spoke to Belgian photographer Anton Kusters about his recent work detailing the closed world of the Yakuza.

How should we honour our fallen soldiers? Royal British Legion's Russell Thompson and Author, Dr Bob Bushaway debate on how the balance between individualistic and national commemoration has changed.



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