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Today: Wednesday 2nd May

Can there be a meeting of minds between researchers into genetically-modified crops and protestors? Rupert Murdoch has told employees he's proud of efforts to put things right after the phone-hacking scandal. And also on the programme, how you can and should be re-using your old bath water.

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 investors in News Corporation who are taking stock of the latest in the phone hacking saga.

Britain has more insurance claims for whiplash than anywhere else in Europe and the government is holding a summit on how to tackle the problem. The Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly explains.

Business news with Simon Jack


Andrew Hosken reports from Doncaster where on Thursday people are being given the chance to reject a decade long experiment and abolish their existing directly elected mayoralty.

A team of British scientists developing a new strain of GM wheat have published an open letter to anti-GM protesters threatening to invade their research project and destroy their crops. Tom Feilden reports.

Sport news with Garry Richardson


An eight day exercise codenamed Exercise Olympic Guardian starts today. Air Vice Marshal Stuart Atha explains the what the exercise involves.

The paper review.


The British Library is inviting people with WW1 memorabilia at home to get them digitised to feature in a free-to-use digital museum Europeana . Zubeida Malik reports and Jill Cousins, Executive Director of Europeana, explains the project.

Thought for the Day with Abdal Hakim Murad - Muslim Chaplain at the University of Cambridge


Dr Tony Wright, Chair of the Public Administration Committee, and Paul Farrelly, member for the DCMS Committee, discuss the verdict of the parliamentary report into phone hacking.


Prof John Pickett, leader of a research team working on a new genetically-modified wheat and Gerald Miles, an organic farmer in Pembrokeshire who's against the research, debate the pros and cons of GM agriculture.


Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement, who was second in command of HMS Conqueror, the submarine that hit the Argentine warship Belgrano 30 years ago during the Falklands war, recalls the events.

Sport news with Garry Richardson


Oliver Kopsch, of consultants DWC Water, and Nicci Russell of Waterwise UK, discuss whether we should be using waste water rather than drinking water for washing up and flushing the loo.

Are these Nicolas Sarkozy's last few days as President of France? Chris Morris reports from Mr Sarkozy's last big rally in Paris last night.

Business news with Simon Jack

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke speaks to Jim Naughtie about the place of religion in society.


Philip Delves Broughton, author of Life's A Pitch, and writer and journalist Viv Groskop debate whether you can apply lessons from the business world to real life.

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