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26/09/2012

Morning news and current affairs presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague, including:

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JK Rowling's latest book The Casual Vacancy is published tomorrow. The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz sheds light on the adult fiction book's likely reception.
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Lawyer John Kirkhope and public law professor Adam Tompkins discuss the impact of the Queen's recently reported statement on Abu Hamza.

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Nick Clegg said yesterday that there was a debate to be had in the next Parliament about benefits for wealthier pensioners; Labour MP Frank Field and Conservative MP Mark Reckless share their thoughts on possible changes to the system.

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The Today programme hears from Jacky Hyams, the author of a new book on World War II's female civilian Spitfire pilots, and one of the veterans, Joy Lofthouse.

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In the last of his reports from the US, Justin Webb visits from Nasa's base in central Florida to hear how the superpower is facing up to a more competitive future.

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Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey joins the programme live from the party's conference in Brighton.

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