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Today: Tuesday 14th February

A leading credit ratings agency has issued a warning about the outlook for the UK economy. The radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, is under virtual house arrest after his release from prison. And also on the programme, how religious are the UK's Christians?

Business news with Simon Jack on the decision of credit rating agency, Moody's, to place the UK, France and Austria on what's described as "negative outlook".

Yesterday Professor Nick Black from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said that official estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggesting that increased spending under Labour was not matched by extra activity and better care in the NHS. Joe Grice, chief economist at the ONS, defends its figures.

The UK has been put on a "negative outlook" watch by the credit rating agency Moody's which means there's some risk losing our triple A credit rating. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders analyses what this could mean for the future. And shadow chancellor Ed Balls reacts to the decision.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Abu Qatada, accused of being one of the UK's most dangerous extremist preachers, has been released from a top-security jail following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. Peter Neumann, professor of Security Studies at King's College London, reflects on what this means for his ability to influence people.

A choir in Liverpool has been set up as a way of helping people deal with life long problems and is made of up of people recovering from serious drug and alcohol addiction. The BBC's Tom Bateman went along to meet the Raucous Caucus Recovery Chorus.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Security forces in Bahrain have fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters on the eve of the first anniversary of pro-democracy demonstrations in the Arab kingdom. Bill Law reports from the capital, Manama, and Bahraini government spokesman, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, responds on behalf of the Bahraini government.

Germany's secret intelligence agency is being accused of being "blind in the right eye" after it failed to spot a neo-Nazi terror cell which killed immigrants over seven years. Steve Evans reports from Dresden where yesterday neo-Nazis and their opponents marched to mark the anniversary of the British bombing of the city in 1945 and put the issue of extremism into sharp focus.

Paper review.

Thought for the day with Lord Singh - Director of the Network of Sikh organisations.

As extremist Muslim preacher, Abu Qatada, is released from prison under strict bail conditions, how should the government proceed now. Maajid Nawaz, chairman of the anti-extremist organisation Quilliam and Baroness Neville Jones, former security minister and current adviser to the government on cyber security, discuss how much of a threat Qatada represents.

The credit rating agency, Moody's, has placed Britain and two other countries on a "negative outlook" meaning a risk of losing its triple-A status. Chancellor George Osborne responds.

Research carried out by for a secularist foundation has suggested that most of those who describe themselves as Christian in Britain have only a low level of belief and practice of the religion. Professor Richard Dawkins and Reverend Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's, debate the role of religion in people's lives.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The new Maldives government says it welcomes a Commonwealth investigation into the ousting of former president Mohamed Nasheed. New president, Dr Mohammed Waheed Hassan, gives his reaction the accusations that a coup was behind the recent change in government.

A report in the Lancet says an infusion of cardiac stem cells into patients who had heart attacks can help regenerate healthy heart muscle. Professor Eduardo Marban of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles explains what they found.

New analysis by the TUC claims that the number of people under-employed in the UK has hit record levels of 6.3 million. Recent graduate Andrew Mellor and Nicola Smith, head of the TUC's economic and social affairs department, debate if the figures show the labour market is weaker than data suggests.

Business news with Simon Jack.

A new collection of love letters, drawn from the archives of the British Library, has been published in time for Valentine's Day. The letters of Wallis Simpson to King Edward VIII are included and her biographer Ann Sebba outlines the essence of a passionate missive.



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