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Today: Monday 10th October

A report into whether the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has broken the ministerial code will be handed to the prime minister before Dr Fox addresses MPs later. Also on today's programme, is Britain becoming a more polite country?

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Business news with Simon Jack. Marie Diron, senior economic adviser to the Ernst & Young eurozone forecast analyses the prime minister's calls for a "big bazooka" approach to resolving the eurozone debt crisis. The markets guest is Richard Hunter, head of UK equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. And, as the latest set of figures from the British Retail Consortium reveal weak consumer confidence, Diana Wehrle, research director at Springboard discusses the state of the high street.

People with multiple sclerosis are treated no better by the NHS now than they were five years ago, according to new research. This is in spite of the fact that new guidelines were issued back in 2003. Professor Derick Wade, a consultant in neurological rehabilitation at Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, explains why.

The report into suggestions that Dr Liam Fox broke the code governing ministerial conduct will be handed to the prime minister later. Matthew Ashton, lecturer in politics and media at the University of Nottingham Trent outlines the possible implications for the politician.

David Cameron has told the Financial Times that time is short for the eurozone. Europe editor Gavin Hewitt outlines conflicting views within Europe about how best to resolve the debt crisis.

Business news with Simon Jack.

There has been a fascinating - and potentially important - piece of research done on the way sun spots affect our climate. Author of the report, Prof Joanna Haigh of Imperial College London, outlines the findings.

A new collection of short stories celebrating the UK's native trees and has been written by some of the country's leading novelists. The book - Why Willows Weep - is aiming to raise awareness and funds to help protect and manage our dwindling ancient woodlands. Tom Feilden caught up with some of the writers.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

A new report counters the claim that Britain has lost its good manners, saying on some standards behaviour is better than it was a generation ago. Home editor Mark Easton looks at the results, and Simon Tucker, chief executive of the Young Foundation (which published the findings) and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling discuss the findings.

A review of the papers.

Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II, is 100 today. In an archive interview she explains how the event unfolded, and world affairs editor John Simpson celebrates her life and work.

Thought for The Day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

Egypt has seen its worst sectarian violence since the overthrow of President Mubarak. Yousef Sidhone, chief editor of the Christian Copt newspaper, Watani, outlines the reasons behind increasing conflict in the country.

Dr Liam Fox's fate will be decided later when David Cameron is handed a report into his dealings with a close friend and whether or not he since lied about it. Political editor Nick Robinson and Conservative MP Greg Hands examine the defence secretary's conduct.

Claudio Abbado, perhaps the world's most eminent conductor, is back in London and has brought the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with him. Jim Naughtie spoke to him as he prepared for the concerts.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Fighting continues in Colonel Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte. BBC correspondent Wyre Davis has the latest.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The Royal Horticultural Society is warning that pumpkins this year could be much smaller than usual, jeopardising Halloween pumpkin carving in a few weeks. Guy Barter, Chief Horticultural Adviser at the Royal Horticultural Society, explains the reasons why.

A hundred years ago today, China's imperial system came to an end after 2,000 years and the republic was born. The event is to be celebrated in Taiwan but not in China - Isabel Hilton, a specialist in China and head of China Dialogue, explains why.

Kenya's tourism industry has been hit hard following two recent kidnappings on their coastline by Somalia gunmen. Our East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports from Lamu on the Kenyan coast.

Should forced marriage be outlawed? Jasvinder Sanghera, co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a charity that supports victims of forced marriage, outlines why she believes so.

Are the British more or less rude than in previous generations? Two long time British residents from very polite nations, Dr Seijiro Takeshita, Japanese director of the financial group Mizuho International and American Stryker McGuire, London based editor of Bloomberg markets magazine give their opinions on our conduct.



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