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Today: Tuesday 1st November

The deal to solve the eurozone's debt crisis is to be put to a referendum in Greece. Demonstrators outside St Paul's Cathedral are being told they have two days to leave or face legal action. And also in today's programme, why September babies do better than those born in August.

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Business news with Simon Jack on the growth of the UK economy over the last three months. And the eurozone debt crisis has claimed its first victim - US broking company MF Global filed for bankruptcy after a large exposure to European debt.

0650
The head of GCHQ - Britain's communications intelligence agency - has warned of a growing threat from intellectual property theft and espionage in cyberspace. The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera reports on these increasing attacks, which are believed to originate mostly from China.

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Greece's prime minister George Papandreou has called for a referendum on the deal to write off part of the country's debt. Vicky Pryce, former head of the government's economic service who now works for FTI Consulting gives her reaction.

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Statistics examined by BBC News show that extra offences criminals ask "to be taken into consideration" when pleading guilty are routinely added to crime figures in England and Wales, improving detection rates. John Cooper QC, a criminal barrister and visiting professor of law at Cardiff University, explains the figures.

0716
Business news with Simon Jack.

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Latest figures show that that there are nearly a million young people without a job, more than at any time for nearly 20 years. In first of her reports on youth unemployment, Zubeida Malik speaks to an 18-year-old in Coventry who was made redundant three weeks ago.

0725
Sport news with Garry Richardson.

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One hundred years after the term schizophrenia was first coined by a Swiss psychiatrist, we still do not know what causes the devastating condition and treatments available can cause as many problems as they solve. Science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on what has been dubbed "the forgotten illness".

0735
The government is increasingly worried about cybercrime, with the number of attacks on the rise and companies spending vast amounts trying to protect themselves. Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at Cambridge University and Misha Glenny whose latest book, Dark Market, looks at cybercrime, discuss the growing threat.

0740
A review of the papers.

0744
In the last 30 years, the rate of bird extinction has been accelerating, with 21 species disappearing and 190 currently classified as critically endangered. Nicola Stanbridge met the cartoonist Ralph Steadman who is one of a selection of artists, musicians and poets who have been enrolled to highlight the problem in the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition.

0747
Thought for The Day with Reverend Joel Edwards - International Director of Micah Challenge.

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Anti-capitalist protesters are to be told to remove their tents from outside St Paul's Cathedral or face legal action. Today presenter James Naughtie visited the cathedral at Evensong and heard from two vicars, the Rev Alan Green and the Rev Paul Turp, about where they think the Church of England should stand.

0810
What will the Greek prime minister's plans for a referendum mean for the euro bailout deal agreed last week? Greek MEP Anni Podimata and the Athens Chamber of Commerce's Constantine Michalos debate the country's referendum on the euro debt deal

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Detailed research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests that there is a big difference between the paths followed by children born in August and September, such as the likelihood to go to a top university or score lower in the National Achievement Tests. Claire Crawford, lead author of the research and Matthew Syed, whose book, Bounce, in part explores age bias in sport, discuss these findings.

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Sport news with Garry Richardson.

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The computer chip designer ARM is a global leader in its field. Its products are found in almost all mobile phones and handheld computers. Business editor Robert Peston has visited the company, where he spoke to its boss, Warren East. And Sir Richard Lambert, the former director of the CBI, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of UK technology companies.

0838
The results of the Arab Spring appear to be making Israel feel more isolated in the region. Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly examines just how much further out in the cold Israel might find itself.

0844
One hundred years since the term schizophrenia was first coined the charity Rethink Mental Illness, that specialises in the condition, believes it has become a forgotten illness. Professor Sir Robin Murray examines our understanding of the condition.

0848
Business news with Simon Jack.

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Behind the question of tactics in dealing with the anti-corporatist encampment, and the evident discomfort in St Paul's Cathedral about how they should be managed, what are the deeper questions - and will they pass away, or remain? Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk and Ian Birrell former speech writer for David Cameron and contributing editor to the Daily Mail, discuss the issues raised by the protests.




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