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Today: Monday 8th October

Yesterday David Cameron said further cuts to welfare, including curbs on housing benefit, may be needed to help fight the deficit. The BBC is facing mounting pressure to set up independent inquiry with David Cameron adding his voice to calls for the BBC to carry out its own investigation following the sex abuse claims involving Jimmy Savile. And also on the programme, the Voyager 1 space probe to photograph and collect data about Jupiter and Saturn left Earth 35 years ago.

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Business news with Simon Jack live from Mansion House in the City of London, four years to the day since the UK government announced a massive bank rescue package.

0626
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Most Conservatives concede that their party has had a difficult 12 months. The BBC's chief political correspondent, Ben Wright, has been gauging the mood of the party, at the start of their autumn conference in Birmingham.

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The BBC is facing mounting pressure to set up independent inquiry with David Cameron adding his voice to calls for the BBC to carry out its own investigation following the sex abuse claims involving Jimmy Savile. Rob Wilson, Conservative MP for Reading East, outlines his reasons for writing to Chris Patten demanding an inquiry into the Savile allegations last week.

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Chancellor George Osborne addresses the Conservative party conference and is expected to talk about altering the tax system, today. Stephanie Flanders, the BBC's Economics editor, gives her view on what to expect.

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Business news with Simon Jack.

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A new study suggests wet summers in Britain can be blamed on unusually warm waters in the Atlantic Ocean. Professor Rowan Sutton, led the study and is the director of climate research at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, says ocean temperature is a major driver of the rainstorms which have swept over the country in recent months.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0733

President Bashar Al-Assad must retain control of Aleppo if he hopes to contain the uprising that has plagued the country for the last 17 months. The BBC's Ian Pannell, one of the only western journalists to witness the start for the battle of Aleppo City at the beginning of July, reports.

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The paper review.

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The Voyager 1 space probe to photograph and collect data about Jupiter and Saturn left Earth 35 years ago. Lucie Green, scientist at Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College London explains that some space scientists are getting excited because new data from the spacecraft suggests it may have left the solar system.

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Thought for the Day with Canon Doctor Alan Billings.

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The BBC is facing mounting pressure to set up independent inquiry with David Cameron adding his voice to calls for the BBC to carry out its own investigation following the sex abuse claims involving Jimmy Savile. George Entwistle, BBC director general discusses the corporation's course of action over the sex abuse claims.

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Yesterday David Cameron said further cuts to welfare, including curbs on housing benefit, may be needed to help fight the deficit. Chancellor George Osborne outlines his plans for the tax system that he is expected to announce today in a speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. The BBC's political editor, Nick Robinson gives analysis.

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Yesterday afternoon a mural by Mark Rothko was defaced at Tate Modern. Will Gompertz, the BBC's arts editor and Julia Nagle, a paintings conservator, discuss the damage done and the motives behind by the act.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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On Sunday, Strathclyde Police issued a warning about a new legal high called Annihilation which has led to nine people being hospitalised in past three months. Detective Inspector Jim Bradley of Glasgow City Centre Police and Dr Neil McKeagney, Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research discuss the difficulties of policing and legislating to stop legal highs when they are so easily available and new ones come onto the market with such speed.

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David Cameron is now half way through leading the coalition government, so where has that left him and where is he taking the party? The Today Programme's James Naughtie asks whether the right are wielding more influence in the party.

0844
Business news with Simon Jack

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The BBC4 series, Timeshift, looks back at that golden age of British sports cars tonight. Quentin Wilson, motoring journalist, and Ann Riley who raced the cars all over the world, talk about the cars of the era.

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Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator and Rachel Sylvester, columnist of The Times discuss the challenges that the Conservatives face, ahead of George Osborne's speech today at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.


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