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              • Rusbridger on 20 years at the Guardian

                Sat, 30 May 15

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                After 20 years at the helm, Alan Rusbridger edited his last edition of the Guardian on Friday. What has he achieved? What is the future of campaigning newspapers like the Guardian? Speaking to Justin Webb Mr Rusbridger reflects on his two decades in charge.

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              • Keown on the FA Cup Final and FIFA

                Sat, 30 May 15

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                Former Arsenal & Aston Villa defender speaks to Sonali Shah about the FA Cup final and the scandal engulfing FIFA.

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              • What makes a 'superfan'?

                Fri, 29 May 15

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                What is it that drives some people to be obsessed by certain bands or musicians? The journalist Kate Mossman has been exploring the unique relationship between pop stars and their fans for a documentary on BBC Four called when 'When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fan's Story'. Kate defined a superfan as someone who "met their band in the white heat of adolescence and possibly hasn't quite left that love yet". Depeche Mode superfan Paul Gidley told Today he's "notched 42 concerts since '87". And follows "wherever my wife lets me go".

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              • Fruit snacks "about getting kids hooked on sweet foods"

                Fri, 29 May 15

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                A food campaign group says some fruit snacks aimed at encouraging children to eat one of their 'five a day' contain more sugar than sweets. Katharine Jenner, campaign director at Action on Sugar, told Today "this is highly processed fruit products ...that are really just about getting kids hooked on sweet foods". "We don't think it's at all appropriate that they should be able to make a 5-a-day claim". Barbara Gallani, speaking on behalf of the Food and Drink Federation, claimed "dried and pureed fruit and vegetables count as part of your 5-a-day". She also stated that "the 5-a-day logo is not used on the majority of the products that Action on Sugar has surveyed".

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              • Friday's business news with Tanya Beckett

                Fri, 29 May 15

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                Greece and its creditors appear to disagree over whether a deal can be reached in time for next week's payment deadline.

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              • Thursday's business news with Simon Jack

                Thu, 28 May 15

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                Featuring the business reaction to the Queen's Speech, the effect of the Fifa scandal on sponsors and why the car manufacturing industry is so productive.

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              • Wednesday's business news with Simon Jack

                Wed, 27 May 15

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                Will there be anything in the Queen's speech to help small businesses?

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              • Morning 'best time' to rob a bank

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                The best time to rob a bank is in the morning, according to Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics and new book When to Rob a Bank. He added, however, that "the return on investment generally on bank robbing is among the worst in crime". On the publication of multi-million selling pop-economics book Freakonomics ten years ago, the authors, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, set up a blog to explore the stranger aspects of our economic behaviour. Now, 8,000 blog posts on, they've released a book of the best, pondering the rate of return of bank robbery and the possibility of a sex tax, among the multitude of topics.

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              • Tuesday's business with Joe Lynam

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                Featuring a look at banks in Britain, which haven't been paying nearly as much corporation tax as they used to.

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              • Iwan Roberts Championship play-off final

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                Ex-Norwich striker Iwan Roberts speaks to Rob Bonnet about the pulsating drama of winning, and losing, the Championship play-off final.

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              • 'Wrong to use referendum to make changes to electorate'

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham, has told Today that it would be "wrong" to change the franchise for the referendum on Europe. He said it was the "right thing to do to have the same election that voted in the general election", but added "we can look at changes for future elections".

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              • 'What the heck does that mean, aspiration?'

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                Lord Prescott has said Labour needed a “fundamental change – both in organisation and the development of our ideas" if the party is to win the next election. If the SNP keeps all the seats it won in Scotland on 7 May, Labour would need a 12% lead over the Conservatives in England and Wales to win a majority. Questioning the use of phrases like “aspiration” and “hard-working people”, the former deputy Prime Minister and Labour party deputy leader, said Labour needed to use new language to convince voters. But he added that the party's leadership election limited the amount of time needed for a vital debate.

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              • Monday's business with Tanya Beckett

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                Including a look at Greece's warning that it cannot afford to meet its next payment to the IMF.

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