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Today: Wednesday 19th September

A man is being questioned on suspicion of murdering two unarmed police officers in Greater Manchester. The official definition of domestic violence is being widened in England and Wales to include psychological and emotional abuse. Also on the programme, why in Spain, it is still only possible to get the Franco-approved version of 007.

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: The price of oil has been behaving erratically lately, making producers and customers nervous.

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two unarmed constables in a gun and grenade attack yesterday who were killed when they responded to a false report of a burglary in Mottram. Danny Shaw reports.

A committee of MPs has warned that the government's flagship scheme to help young people into work or training runs a risk of missing its targets. Michael Buchanan reports.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Work begins today on what will be the world's largest museum of contemporary design, and more than 300,000 people are expected to attend events at the 10th London Design Festival this week. Arts correspondent David Sillito has been finding out how Britain has become one of the foremost design shops for the world's corporations.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.


The Home Office is changing the definition of domestic violence by including what it is calling "coercive control". Rachel Horman, head of domestic violence and forced marriage at the law firm Watson Ramsbottom in Blackburn, gives her reaction to the changes.

The paper review.

The new director general of the BBC, George Entwistle, tells John Humphrys about his new job and the challenges facing the corporation in the digital age, over women presenters and on executive pay.

Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, priest-in-charge of St Mary's, Newington

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is issuing guidance to GPs in England and Wales on the use of painkillers, which includes a warning that in some cases of severe headaches they may be the problem. Victoria Saxton who suffered from persistent migraine, gives her thoughts on the new guidance, and Professor Martin Underwood, a GP in Warwick who chaired the NICE group on the question, explains the potential problems posed by painkillers.


Many tributes have been paid to the two policewomen who were killed yesterday when they responded to a false report of a burglary in Mottram, Greater Manchester. Home editor Mark Easton reports, and Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, gives his reaction.


General Franco died in 1975, but remnants of his fascist regime remain in Spain. Jordi Cornella-Detrell, who teaches Hispanic languages at Bangor University, explains how he discovered that bowdlerised translations are still being published.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.


The work and pensions select committee says there is a danger that the government will miss its target of getting 160,000 young people into work by subsidising their wages, while the number of people in the Neet category is more than a million. Mark Hoban, work and pensions minister, explains what is being done to solve youth unemployment.

A new book is out today by the veteran US investigative journalist Bob Woodward, covering the tortured negotiations between the White House and Democrats and Republicans in Congress to try to reach a "grand bargain" on the federal budget as the U.S. faced default last summer. He explains to Jim Naughtie what those crucial days last autumn said about Barack Obama as a political deal-maker.

Business news with Simon Jack.

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the reported first use of the "emoticon", the keyboard characters used in text and other messages to denote emotions like a smiley face.

Sam Leith, a writer on online trends, explains how their use came about.

David Elstein, former head of programming at BSkyB, and Dawn Airey, former chairman and chief executive of Channel 5, discuss the challenges facing George Entwistle, the new director general of the BBC.

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