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Today: Monday 16th January

The owners of the liner which sank off the coast of Italy say it was sailing too close to shore and have accused the captain of errors of judgment. An economic think tank is predicting the UK economy is slipping back into recession. And also on the programme, who won what at the Golden Globe Awards.

Business news with Simon Jack on a report from a leading think tank which says that the UK is likely to already be in a "technical recession" as developments in the eurozone paralyse the country's recovery.

Front-line cuts are leaving parents of children with speech and language problems struggling to get assistance. That's according to the report published by Jean Gross at the end of her time as Communication Champion for Children, who outlines her concerns.

As the investigation into the continues into the cruiser accident off Tuscany on Friday continues, survivors' stories paint a picture of panic in the moments after the Costa Concordia started to sink. Rose Metcalf from Bournemouth, a dancer who was working on the ship, describes her experience.

New polling from the think tank IPPR and Cardiff and Edinburgh Universities, finds that 79% of English voters want Scottish MPs barred from votes on English only laws. Co-author of the report, Professor Richard Wyn Jones of Cardiff University outlines the main findings.

Business news with Simon Jack.

With the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War a few weeks away, a veteran from Leeds has completed an extraordinary journey to meet the Argentine pilot he thought he had killed in 1982. The BBC's Nicola Rees spoke to Neil Wilkinson who was serving on board HMS Intrepid when he shot down a Skyhawk fighter jet during a bloody battle in San Carlos Bay.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Israel is calling on Europe and the United States to intensify sanctions against Iran. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analyses while Danny Ayalon, Israel's deputy Foreign Minister responds.

The paper review.

A rescue mission continues off the coast of Tuscany where a cruise liner ran aground resulting in the deaths of at least six people. The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the scene.

Thought for the day with the Rev Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College, Durham University.

The Chancellor will outline how London can become a new global hub for trading in the Renminbi, the Chinese currency. George Osborne, who is visiting Hong Kong, outlines his ambitions for The City.

The owners of the cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany have suggested there may have been "significant human error" on the part of the ship's captain. Alan Johnston reports from the scene on the progress of the rescue mission. While Allan Graveson of Nautilus International and Robert Ashdown, technical, environment and operations director for the European Cruise Council, discuss the implications the accident may have on the cruise industry.

The UK is likely to already be in recession, according to two economic forecasters, as developments in the eurozone paralyse the country's recovery. Business editor Robert Peston analyses the implications of the forecast from the Ernst & Young ITEM Club and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

Meryl Streep has been named best actress at the Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady. Alistair Leithead reflects on a night of glitz, glamour and speechifying in Hollywood.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a contempt order against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, raising the prospect of his prosecution. Aleem Maqbool reports.

Business news with Simon Jack.

A senior British aid official has been banned from visiting Darfuri refugee camps in Chad and expelled from the country. International development correspondent David Loyn has the details while Dr Mukesh Kapila, former head of the UN mission in Sudan when the Darfur conflict began almost ten years ago, describes the ongoing violence in South Sudan.

The Sutton Trust is calling on support for a programme in which state money is used to open up private schools to the brightest pupils, regardless of their economic background. Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, describes why it thinks such a scheme is necessary.

The Guardian has a leaked letter this morning from Education Secretary Michael Gove proposing that the British public should donate a new Royal Yacht to the Queen to mark this year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The writer and royal observer Robert Hardman explains the idea of using private donations to fund a new "national flagship" which could also serve as a floating university.

Today is "Blue Monday", supposedly the most miserable day of the year, and a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), argues that the government's strategy of measuring and explicitly promoting happiness over other objectives is counter-productive and a waste of money. The IEA's Professor Philip Booth and Lord Layard of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics debate the relationship between wellbeing and government policy.


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