The IFS say the UK is experiencing the sharpest drop in real incomes for 35 years. The sale of the Olympic Stadium to West Ham has collapsed. And the life and death of Sandy Denny.
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Business news with Simon Jack, discussing whether Slovakia will hold up the eurozone bail-out, investor John Paulson's bad run, and the unexplained glitch that cut off internet and messaging services for large numbers of Blackberry users.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is estimating that the
median income in the UK will drop by 7% between 2009 and 2012,
with child poverty on the rise. IFS director Paul Johnson explains the research.
With NHS reform plans in the House of Lords, the 2020 Commission, which examines the future of the public services, has launched an attack on the proposals.
Commission chair Sir Andrew Foster outlines his concerns.
A new book on the history of British smuggling
undermines the cosy image of the maverick stashing brandy in a secret cave.
Reporter Stephen Chittenden goes in search of smugglers past with author Richard Platt.
The business news with Simon Jack.
Britain's top four internet providers are going to make it more difficult for children to see pornography on home computers. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones explains how.
What does Liam Fox's apology over meetings with his close friend Adam Werritty mean for the ministerial code? Sir Alistair Graham, former chair of the Committee for Standards in Public Life gives
his analysis of where the code has gone wrong.
Organ donation could be increased
if the NHS paid for the funerals of people who sign over their bodies,
think tank the Nuffield Council of Bioethics has suggested. Dr Kevin Gunning, a consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, analyses the idea.
The paper review.
A British engineering team is setting out
to explore an enormous underground lake nearly two miles under the ice in Antarctica.
Professor Martin Siegert explains the project.
Thought for the day with Bishop Tom Butler.
The deal to award West Ham the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games has collapsed, the BBC has learned. The board of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has ended negotiations amid concerns over delays caused by the ongoing legal dispute with Tottenham. Sport editor David Bond, chair of the UK Athletics Board Ed Warner and shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell
examine the implications of the decision.
The IFS is warning that average incomes are falling and poverty will rise in the UK. Nick Ravenscroft reports on how one average family is being affected. And Universities Minister David Willetts MP and Labour peer Lord Maurice Glasman
debate whether politicians can actually do anything to ease the pain.
The last lyrics written by Sandy Denny,
the folk singer who found fame with Fairport Convention, in her bleak final months have been turned into songs by singer Thea Gilmore. David Sillito went to meet Thea with Sandy Denny's friend Bob Harris.
The sports news with Rob Bonnet.
As the Lords begin debating the NHS reform plan, a group of peers is calling for further changes - and a committee to investigate the constitutional implications of the bill
and, in particular, the responsibilities of the Health Secretary.
Independent peer Lord Hennessy explains why.
Should there be a public inquiry into the riots in English cities over the summer?
Professor Tim Newburn explains why he believes one is needed.
Business news with Simon Jack.
How do winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics spend their prize money?
Professor Christopher Pissarides describes how he won the 2010 prize for his work on the economics of unemployment.
Concerns are growing that
the injury rate among rugby players is on the rise.
Health correspondent Hywel Griffith investigates why players today seem to take more, and harder, knocks.
The recovery of the UK's red kite population
has been so remarkable that in some areas they are now being regarded as a nuisance. Cathy Rose of the Chilterns Conservation Board explains her concerns.
Are modern films about the working class just cliched depravity,
a kind of pornography for the chattering classes? Editor of the online magazine Spiked Brendan O'Neill and screenwriter Lee Hall debate.