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  • 'Goalposts to be increased in size and height.'

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

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    The election for the president of FIFA - football's world governing body - takes place next month, with Sepp Blatter hoping to serve a fifth term. But there is more than the leadership under consideration at FIFA - this programme has learned that there are moves towards a fundamental rethink of the game. Garry Richardson reports.

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  • Scotland's effect on the election

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

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    The result of the general election could be decided north of the border, with the SNP surge likely to significantly dent Labour's seat tally. Alex Massie is a journalist for the Spectator amongst others and Ewan Crawford is a former SNP special advisor.

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  • The frames that make you look outside the picture

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

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    An exhibition dedicated to picture frames opens at the National Gallery today. 'Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames' aims to challenge the way we see paintings by focusing on the picture frames that the works of art are displayed in. The display showcases 30 frames gathered in London from across Europe, but only two of them house paintings. Caroline Campbell is co-curator of the exhibition and Mark Darbyshire is founder of Darbyshire frame-makers.

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  • Wednesday's business with Simon Jack

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

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    Featuring UK economic growth, diverted profits tax and executive pay.

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  • Fifth of 12-13 year olds think watching porn is normal

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

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    Peter Liver, Director of ChildLine Services explained NSPCC survey on children's attitudes to pornography. The results suggest one in five of 12 to 13-year-olds think watching it 'is normal' and a tenth fear they are "addicted" to pornography. He says "11 - 12 is the appropriate age" to have positive conversations about pornography.

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  • Demand for Cecil Rhodes statue removal

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

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    A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on campus at the University of Cape Town has now been boarded up after a two-week campaign from students demanding its removal. We speak to Dr Max Price, the Vice Chancellor of the university.

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  • Tuesday's business with Simon Jack

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

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    Featuring tax evasion, Hannah Nixon managing director of the new Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) and Iranian oil.

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  • Newcastle Falcon's Paul Blake

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

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    Speaking to the Today Programme's Sarah Montague is Paul Blake, the managing director of the basketball team Newcastle Falcons, who discusses how the sport is the fastest growing in the country.

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  • Election Uncut project

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

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    Which three words or phrases would voters use to sum up how they feel about the upcoming General Election campaign? Throughout the election campaign the BBC is running a project called Election Uncut - where the research company Ipsos MORI will be asking a pool of voters across the country their thoughts and for us today they asked some of those voters to come up with three words that sum up their feelings towards the election campaign. Gideon Skinner is the Research Director at Ipsos MORI and we're also joined from Downing Street by our assistant political editor Norman Smith.

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  • Christopher Graham

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

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    People's private financial data, including their pension details, is ending up in the hands of potential fraudsters, all without the knowledge of the person, an investigation by the Mail on Sunday has found. Information Commissioner Christopher Graham told the Today programme the practices exposed by the investigation were "a very serious breach of the data protection act and there will be consequences". He urged people not to take major financial decisions "on the back of a phone call", adding that pensions selling "is really the next PPI scandal".

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