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Today: Friday 28th October

Why does executive pay in the UK keep on going up? Have the markets reacted in the right way to the eurozone rescue deal? And also on today's programme, Evan gets a lesson in text and twitter abbreviations from the Oxford English Dictionary.

Business news with Simon Jack, on Europe's request for China to contribute to the eurozone bailout package.

Have you ever been dive-bombed by an angry seagull? Peter Rock, a professional gull watcher, explains to protect yourself from the sometimes beastly birds.

Overall executive compensation is soaring in the UK. Steve Tatton, editor of the Data Services' Executive Compensation Review, explains the figures.

After the agreement to rescue the eurozone, attention is now turning to China for financial support. Veteran investor Jim Rogers discusses whether China will pitch-in.

Evan Davis has made the ultimate modern blunder - getting the meaning of LOL wrong. New Words Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary Fiona MacPherson gives him a lesson in text and twitter abbreviations.

Chief executive of WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, Sir Martin Sorrell, saw his pay rise by 70% last year. He explains why he deserves his salary.

Italy's fragile political coalition may find it difficult to fulfil the promises they made to the other eurozone leaders in Brussels. Italian columnist Beppe Severgnini debates whether Italy is being unfairly mocked for its problems.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

After the deal for a eurozone rescue, worldwide markets have responded well. But how long will this last? Michala Marcussen, from the French bank Societe Generale, and Sir Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, asses the euro deal.

A review of the papers.

Thought for The Day with Lord Singh, Director of the Network of Sikh organisations.

The government's crime mapping website is being extended to reveal more information on places with high crime rates. Policing minister Nick Herbert and Marian Fitzgerald, visiting professor of criminology at the University of Kent, discuss whether the site is likely to confuse or enlighten users.

Pay for the directors of the UK's top businesses rose 50% over the past year, Incomes Data Services has claimed. John Purcell, managing director of head-hunters Purcell & Co, and Deborah Hargreaves, chair of the High Pay Commission debate why executive pay in the UK keeps on going up.

The M25 is celebrating it 25th birthday. Home Affairs editor Mark Easton takes a look at how the road changed London.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

A group of former residents at a children's home are suing the Jersey government in the High Court in London after allegations of abuse. Sancha Berg reports on the lack of movement on a public enquiry into the affair.

The City of London Corporation is meeting its lawyers this morning to decide whether they can remove the protestors from outside St Paul's Cathedral, a day after the canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral Giles Fraser resigned over the issue. Stuart Fraser, of the City of London, explains what they are going to do.

Business news with Simon Jack.

There has been ongoing tension between the Kenyan army and Somalia's Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab since the latter were blamed for recent kidnappings in Kenya. From Nairobi, East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports.

The Greek state is essentially an "elaborate patronage operation" and the German people "behaved well" in the financial crisis, according to Boomerang author Michael Lewis. The former bond market analyst explains his thoughts on the eurozone after a tour of the countries in crisis.

A diary kept by Rodney Foster about what it was like to be in the Home Guard in Kent, with entries for every single day of World War II from 1940 onwards, is being published this week. Shaun Sewell, an antique dealer who found the diary and Mr Foster's great-niece Anne Kingston talk about the discovery of the manuscript.



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