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17/04/2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Evan Davis, including:
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David Cameron speaks to Today presenter Evan Davis about the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

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Given that there are prizes for younger writers, should we have special awards for authors who are over 70? Professor John Sutherland of University College London, and the writer Fay Weldon, professor of creative writing at Bath Spa, discuss the who they would nominate.

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Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral is being held at St Paul's Cathedral today. Lord Mandelson, former business secretary, and Lord Lawson, former chancellor of the exchequer and member of Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet from 1981 to 1989, discuss her legacy.

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Wednesday 17 April

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place today, David Cameron pays tribute. US authorities look likely to approve the use of the first ever genetically modified animal in food. And we compile or own "7over70" list of favourite older authors.

  • 17 Apr 2013 09:00:25

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    Our editors this morning with Jat Gill and Lewis James. Coming up next on Radio 4: Midweek with Libby Purves. Good morning.

  • 17 Apr 2013 08:50:54

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    Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral is being held at St Paul's Cathedral today. The BBC's Angus Crawford is on the streets with some of those who are not supporters of the late Margaret Thatcher, and the Today programme's James Naughtie reports live from the funeral procession route.

  • 17 Apr 2013 08:42:59

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    The FBI yesterday evening made an appeal for people to pass on pictures of the scene of the bomb attack on the Boston marathon and asked people for anything else they may have seen or heard which could help with their investigation. The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera gives the mood from the US, and Sir Chris Fox, who was president of the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2005 and helped coordinate the police response to the 7/7 attacks, provides analysis.

  • 17 Apr 2013 08:35:14

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    Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral is being held at St Paul's Cathedral today. Lord Mandelson, former business secretary, and Lord Lawson, former chancellor of the exchequer and member of Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet from 1981 to 1989, discuss her legacy.

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