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Today: Tuesday 1st May

Are Britain's borders fit for purpose? Who is ahead in the local elections? Should ISP's block Pirate Bay? And John Peel's widow explains why she's putting his mammoth record collection online.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business news with Simon Jack, on Europe's largest hedge fund facing its critics.

Steve Hewlett, of Radio 4's the Media Show, on the future of James Murdoch at News International

Conservative MP Nigel Mills gives his view on the row over Heathrow airport's waiting times.

Business news with Simon Jack

Marine Le Pen of France's far right Front National party is to announce her voting intentions for the second round of the presidential elections. Chris Morris reports on the impact this will have on Sarkozy and Hollande's campaign.

Can you compete under pressure? Andy Lane, professor of sports psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, on the online BBC test that aims to be the biggest ever study of the psychology of pressure.


Who is responsible for content on the internet? Claire Perry MP, chair of the Internet Porn Inquiry and Nicholas Lansman of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) Association, debate the ISP ban on file sharing website Pirate Bay.

The paper review


Peter Bergen, national security correspondent of CNN, speaks to Jim Naughtie about his book, Manhunt, about the search for Osama Bin Laden.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Joel Edwards - International Director of Micah Challenge

The BBC's Brian Taylor and Betsan Powys, and Prof John Curtice of Strathclyde University run round the course of the local elections held this Thursday.


Willie Walsh, head of international airlines group, and Immigration Minister Damian Green debate the controversy over the queues at Heathrow airport border control.


Part of John Peel's extensive record collection is being put online. Rebecca Jones reports.

Sports news with Garry Richardson


Dr James Flanagan, the Breast Cancer Campaign scientific fellow at Imperial College, London, and Prof Nessa Carey, author of The Epigenetics Revolution, discuss the new research that has uncovered evidence that molecular changes in a gene can be associated with breast cancer risk.

Do aid agencies really have a policy never to pay ransoms? The BBC's Mike Thomson has been investigating.

Business news with Simon Jack


Potentially deadly caterpillars covered in thousands of poisonous hairs are invading Britain, according to the Daily Mail. Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at Kew Gardens, explains the risk.

How well will Labour perform in the local elections? Mike Sergeant reports from Harlow in Essex, a Labour stronghold until 2008.

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