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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 July 2008

Presented by James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has produced a benchmark to measure poverty.

How has the outcome of the African Union summit in Cairo been received by ordinary people in Zimbabwe? Mike Thomson is in touch with a resident of Harare who has been keeping a diary of events through the election and its aftermath.

New research finds that golden eagles in Scotland are still being poisoned in large numbers. Prof Des Thompson of Scottish Natural Heritage claims that eagles are scavenging for dead sheep and rabbits that have been poisoned and left for them to eat.

Thought for the Day with Professor Mona Siddiqui of the University of Glasgow.

Marks and Spencer has reported a slump in sales and there is even more evidence of a sharp slowdown in the construction industry. M and S chairman Stuart Rose looks at the results, while Nick Edwards of Construction News, and businessman Martin Sorrell respond.

The London Festival of Architecture is holding a competition to see which architect's practice can come up with the best jelly. Organiser Sam Bompas and competition judge Prof Stephen Gage explains how the event is intended to explore the relationship between food and architecture.

Less than 400 Muslims serve in Britain's armed forces. Gordon Corera reports from a meeting of Muslim soldiers organised by the military's sole Muslim chaplain.


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