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Presented by James Naughtie and Evan Davis.

Andy Moore discusses how weather forecasters warn of the heaviest and most widespread snow for six years.

Chief executive of Shop Direct Mark Newton-Jones explains how Woolworths will return as an online retailer.

Colin Blane reports on Scottish workers striking over the use of foreign labour.

Wyre Davies reports on the Welsh Assembly's plans to promote the Welsh language.

Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton reports on the call for a change in social attitudes and policies to counter the damage done to children by society.

Journeys to schools and work in the south-east of England are severely disrupted by the heavy snowfalls. Phil Mackie reports from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.

Correspondent Peter Bowes reports on how the mother of octuplets already has six children.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Shadow Business Secretary Ken Clarke discusses the recession and the protests over foreign workers in the UK.

Trade Secretary Peter Mandelson discusses the dispute over foreign workers.

Correspondents Andy Moore and Jenny Hill report on the effects of the heavy snowfall.

Katherine Rake, director of the Fawcett Society, and TV presenter Trinny Woodall discuss how the Bank of England has infuriated some feminists.

Peter Hitchens and Matthew Taylor discuss the troubling picture painted by the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood.

James Reynolds reports on how China has been developing its military power.

Journalist David Rennie and Gisela Stuart MP discuss the degree to which the EU and its ideals will come under pressure because of the recession.

Andy Moore reports on the worst snowstorm in South-East England for 18 years.

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Last on

Mon 2 Feb 2009 06:00

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