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Today: Thursday 2nd February

A review into undercover police officers says an independent body may be needed to authorise deployments. The Egyptian government has ordered an investigation into violence which broke out at a football match killing at least 70 people. And also on the programme, could Gloucestershire have its very own answer to the Beast of Bodmin Moor?

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Business news with Simon Jack on Facebook selling shares for the first time and a study into the UK's financial sector which has concluded that growth prospects are being damaged by many common financial practices within companies and markets.

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A decision by the drugs watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), to provisionally reject NHS funding for a prostate cancer treatment in England and Wales has been criticised by Cancer Research UK. Emma Malcolm, chief executive of Prostate Action, outlines their concerns.

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A report has found that the undercover policeman, Mark Kennedy, whose actions led to the collapse of a trial of environmental protestors, had "defied" management instructions and was inadequately supervised. Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Denis O'Connor, reflects on the findings.

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Emergency meetings of the cabinet and parliament have been called in Egypt after a riot at a football match left at least 74 people dead. Abdel Monem Said Aly, political columnist on the Al Ahram newspaper in Cairo, gives his reaction to the violence.

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Business news with Simon Jack.

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Tens of thousands of Muscovites are expected to march through the Russian capital this weekend to demand honest elections and keep the pressure on Vladimir Putin, a month before the presidential election. But as the BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports, away from Moscow, there are fewer signs of public protest.

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Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

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A BBC investigation has found that criminal elements of the British and Irish travelling community have been transporting dozens of vulnerable British men abroad, forcing them to work as virtual slaves. One man describes his experience while Myria Vassiliadou, the EU anti-trafficking coordinator, describes the scale of the problem.

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Social networking site Facebook has launched its plan to sell shares in the company for the first time, with $5bn of shares on offer. Tim Bajarin, market analyst at Creative Strategies Inc in California, describes the reaction in Silicon Valley.

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The paper review.

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Fears that Gloucestershire might have its very own answer to the Beast of Bodmin Moor were raised after the dead deer was found with wounds which some thought could have been caused by a large predator. Jon Kay has been to Woodchester to investigate the truth behind the "Gloucestershire Growler".

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Thought for the day with novelist and columnist Anne Atkins.

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A study has found that a new test may be able to detect the potential for Alzheimer's in people in their 30s and 40s. Dr Denise Park, director the study at the University of Texas, describes what the study found and Professor Derek Hill, of the University College London and CEO of IXICO, a company working on the development of drugs, reflects on the ethical issues this raises.

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A report by the Inspectorate of Constabulary has found that the undercover policeman, Mark Kennedy, whose actions led to the collapse of a trial of environmental protestors, had "defied" management instructions and was inadequately supervised. Environmental activist Ben Stewart, one of the defendants in the Ratcliffe-on-Soar case whose conviction was overturned, and Bob Quick, former Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, debate the value of undercover operations targeting protest groups.

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In the early 1960s a musician from Lebanon called Nassim Maalouf invented a trumpet with a fourth valve so he could play Arabic as well as Western music. His son, Ibrahim, has followed in his father's footsteps and arts correspondent Rebecca Jones spoke to him ahead of live performances in Glasgow and London.

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Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

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As the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War approaches, tensions between Britain and Argentina remain high. David Cameron and the Argentine president recently accused each other of "colonial" behaviour over the islands. Alan Little reports on how the islanders themselves view the tension.

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The age-old pantomime of Punch and Judy is being recreated at the Barbican theatre in London, 350 years after the first recorded reference of the puppet show in the diaries of Samuel Pepys. Julian Crouch, director of The Devil and Mister Punch, and John Styles, who has an MBE for his "services to the arts: especially Punch and Judy", discuss the show's lasting influence.

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Business news with Simon Jack.

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Fears that Gloucestershire might have its very own answer to the Beast of Bodmin Moor were raised after a deer carcass was found with wounds which some thought could have been caused by a large feline predator. Scientists at the University of Warwick have analysed the carcass and its Dr Robin Allaby describes what they found.

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Premier League Football clubs are to sign the government's Sports Charter to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport. Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone and Simone Pound, head of equalities at the Professional Footballers' Association, discuss the issues.

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Does the preoccupation with Fred Goodwin's title and Stephen Hester's bonus suggest that there is a very broad consensus in British politics? Baroness Warsi, co-chair of the Conservative party, and shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander debate if political agreement dampens a culture of ideology.




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