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Presented by Nick Robinson and Evan Davis.


John Prescott, Harriet Harman and Jack Straw have all come out in support of Gordon Brown, but is a coup on the cards? Vicky Young reports.

More than a third of people in the UK think the government is most to blame for high fuel prices, according to a poll for the BBC's Panorama. With Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks.

The singing telegram is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Dr Mike Jones of Liverpool University and Gillian Hardie, owner of Dial a Diva, discuss why the idea has lasted so long.

Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence that nearly 50 women identified as typhoid carriers were locked up in a mental asylum in Surrey between 1907 and the 1990s. Angus Stickler reports.

The pier at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset is on fire. Steph Mounsey from the Avon Fire and Rescue Service reports on efforts to save it. Tim Phillips, chairman of the National Piers Society, explains its importance.

NASA is 50 years old. Historian Piers Bizony and astronomer Heather Couper discuss the organisation's triumphs and failures.

At least 16 people have been killed and 154 wounded in two explosions in the Turkish city of Istanbul in an apparent terrorist attack. With Fadi Hakura, an analyst at Chatham House.

Sushi, chocolate and a new haircut could help beat depression, a new book suggests. Prof Jane Plant and Jane Harris of Rethink discuss what can increase happiness.

The Woodland Trust has bought more than 800 acres of land in Hertfordshire. Sarah Mukherjee reports.

Volunteer holidays are a growing market. Justin Francis of and Richard Harvey, who left his job for a year to work in Malawi, discuss working on holiday.

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