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Today: Monday 29th October

Some patients with learning disabilities who were abused at a private hospital near Bristol have suffered further problems at the homes they were moved to. The accountants KPMG say that its survey shows that 20% of the working population now falls below the living wage. And also on the programme, the stories of the Brothers Grimm retold by Philip Pullman.

Business news with Simon Jack on news on the Libor rate-rigging scandal and a court case today that could have big implications for UK banks.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Many of the patients who faced ill-treatment at a private hospital investigated by BBC Panorama have had new alerts raised over their safety since being moved to other facilities. Professor Tony Holland, an expert in the psychiatry of learning disabilities at the University of Cambridge, outlines why he believes large institutions such as Winterbourne can be unsuitable.

One in five people are now living below the living wage, a survey by the accountants KPMG says. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains the results of the survey.

During the height of the conflict in Iraq, over one million Iraqis escaped across the border the Syrian order to safety. BBC reporter Caroline Hawley reports on what, as the war in Syria escalated, sort of Iraq the refugees are returning to.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Sequences and patterns in nature have come under scrutiny by researchers. Scientists have found a mathematical formula to express the structural patterns of sunflowers. Dr Jonathan Swinton, a computational biologist, explains what the discovery could mean.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


A series of arrests could have made the problem of gang violence worse, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) says. Over 200 arrests of prominent gang leaders were made in a series of raids. Ex-offender Junior Smart, now team leader for SoS Gangs project at St Giles Trust, explains how tensions can rise when gang leaders are seized. Dave Thompson, Acpo's lead for criminal gangs, discusses whether the Home Office and police strategy has been successful so far.

The paper review.


New York residents are getting ready for Hurricane Sandy. Peter Franklin, a taxi driver in the city, describes how 375,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas along the waterfront over the weekend and the public transit system is all but closed down.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, a religious commentator.


Around 20% of the working population now falls below the living wage, accountants KPMG says. Mark Constantine, founder of the Lush cosmetic chain, and Mike Cherry, national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, debate whether workers need to be paid more than the minimum wage.


Many of the patients who faced ill-treatment at a private hospital investigated by BBC Panorama have had new alerts raised over their safety since being moved to other facilities. Mark Goldring, chief executive of Mencap, outlines his view that Winterbourne View was closed too quickly. Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow, a former care service minister, discusses if this shows the the system has become more sensitised and picking up problems.


The celebrated author Philip Pullman is now retelling 50 of the tales by the Brothers Grimm to mark the bicentenary of their publication. Mr Pullman and author Neil Gaiman, look at the significance of the stories and discuss how they can be retold.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


Schoolgirls under the age of 16 are being given contraceptive injections and implants without their parents' knowledge, the Daily Telgraph reports. Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College, and Simon Blake, chief executive of sexual health charity Brook, discuss whether this changes the message being sent to children about sexual intercourse.

The editor of a magazine in Greece is due in court to face charges of breaching privacy after he published a list of 2,000 wealthy Greeks suspected of keeping money in Swiss bank accounts to evade tax. Athens correspondent Mark Lowen reports on the case.

The publishers of both the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail are in talks about the future of their local newspaper titles outside London. Media commentator Roy Greenslade, of City University, explains the reason why they are considering a change.

Exactly 50 years ago, the world went to the brink of nuclear war over the Soviet deployment of missiles to Cuba. Documents in Moscow reveal that in fact nuclear missiles were stationed in East Germany three years earlier. Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Burma is in turmoil again because of ethnic violence. Special correspondent Fergal Keane explains that the UN says perhaps 100,000 people have been driven from their homes and many have died.

Pioneering American journalist Tom Wolfe, famed for his white suits along with his prose, published his first novel 25 years ago. Mark Lawson, presenter of Front Row on Radio 4, discusses with Mr Wolfe what has changed for him over the last quarter of a decade.

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