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Today: Monday 26th September

The Labour Party conference is taking place in Liverpool. What does the decision to allow women to vote in Saudi Arabia say about changes in the deeply conservative kingdom? And also on the programme, Stephen Fry on why we shouldn't be afraid of innovations in the English language.

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The Labour Party conference is taking place in Liverpool this week. Chief political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue previews a week in which the party will be under the spotlight.

Business news with Adam Shaw. Sarah Hewin, senior economist at Standard Chartered and Chris Wheeler, banking analyst at Mediobanca, consider the latest on the deliberations in Washington over the eurozone crisis. Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners, looks at the markets. And Randy Tinseth, vice president for marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, previews the launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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A year into his leadership, Ed Miliband is seen by some as a leader who still needs to define himself in the eyes of the public. Chief political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue has been listening to the voices, including Lord Prescott and Liam Byrne, who think they know what Labour's leader should do next.

The Association of Colleges says there is a worrying lack of awareness amongst 14 and 15 year-olds about their options after their GCSE exams. Joy Mercer, the association's director of education policy, sets out her concerns.

After losing the last general election, how does Labour recover its credibility with the electorate? Conference delegates, former leadership contender David Miliband and Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB, suggest some options.

Women in Saudi Arabia will now be able to vote in municipal elections. Dr Maha Azzam, associate fellow at Chatham House, outlines what this will mean for women's rights in the country.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Prison inmates who work before their release will see up to 40% of their wages deducted to compensate victims of their crimes under changes in the Prisoners' Earnings Act. Javed Khan, chief executive of Victim Support, and Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, debate whether the move should be welcomed.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The International Monetary Fund has warned it may not have enough money to bail out larger eurozone countries if the debt crisis were to spread. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders considers a plan by world leaders to allow Greece to default on its debts. And Vicky Price, former head of the government economic service, and Christian Schultz, senior economist at German private bank Berenberg, assess how much help the troubled nation should receive.

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A biography of German goalkeeper Robert Enke, who committed suicide after years suffering from depression, is about to be published. The BBC's Tim Franks has spoken to its author Ronald Reng, who was one of Enke's closest friends.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Professor David Wilkinson.

Syria's crackdown on anti-government protests continues, with some reports saying 12 civilians have been killed in recent clashes. Lyse Doucet is the first BBC journalist to gain access to the country, and assesses the mood in Damascus.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls will today call for a "plan for growth" to kick start the economy and claim his predictions of economic gloom have been vindicated. He outlines his plans and political editor Nick Robinson looks ahead to the shadow chancellor's speech to the Labour Party conference.

Language should be celebrated more, according to broadcaster Stephen Fry. He explains why his new television programme Planet Word puts forward he idea that we should not be afraid of innovation in the English language.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

There is talk of a plan emerging on how to deal with the eurozone crisis. Business editor Robert Peston has the latest.

Business news with Adam Shaw. Antony Jenkins, chief executive of Retail and Business Banking at Barclays, explains why some of Barclays' top bankers are heading out to meet small businesses.

Despite having one of the world's largest populations and a rich musical tradition, the Symphony Orchestra of India is only five years old. The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Mumbai as the orchestra rehearses for its birthday celebrations.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has accepted a proposal to stand for president in March 2012. Andrei Kortunov, president of the Eurasia foundation in Moscow, and Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Putin, analyse if he should be allowed to run for a third term in office.

The Labour conference began yesterday, as the party aims to chart its route back to power. Former home secretary David Blunkett and the New Statesman's Medhi Hassan, assess how Labour can use this week to make their case to the nation.



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