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

BP and Shell are being investigated over allegations they have been fixing petrol prices for more than a decade. Robert Halfon, the conservative MP for Harlow who has been campaigning for lower petrol prices, and Nick McGregor, an oil expert from Redmayne Bentley, examine the grounds on which the allegations are being made.

Seven members of a sex grooming ring have been convicted of abusing children from Oxford. The BBC's Alison Holt reports one the case and Sara Thornton, chief constable at Thames Valley Police, looks at where policing may have fallen down.

Russia has accused the US diplomat Ryan Fogle of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy after finding him with a spy kit made up of 2 wigs, dark glasses and a compass. Former CIA operative Robert Baer, who has worked in Moscow, explains whether it is normal practise to have such a kit.

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Wednesday 15 May

Seven members of a paedophile ring have been found guilty of raping and trafficking girls aged from 11 to 15. BP and Shell are being investigated over allegations they've been fixing petrol prices. And almost a third of university students in England say their course is "poor value for money".

  • 15 May 2013 08:54:53


    Terry O'Neill and Andrew Bryson were our editors today. Thank you for all your comments and feedback. We're back tomorrow morning from 0600, keep listening to Radio 4 for Midweek with Libby Purves next. Good morning.

  • 15 May 2013 08:52:56


    The former science minister Lord Sainsbury argues in a new book, Progressive Capitalism, that Labour's thinking on the economy in government relied too heavily on "neo-liberal" market economics. Lord Sainsbury argues that the state has a key role in promoting growth, and Sir Gerry Robinson says that most great strategies only become apparent in arrears.

  • 15 May 2013 08:49:51


    Dr Kate Granger was told two years ago when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer that she only had a few months to live. She's 31 and as a doctor specialises in palliative care so already knew more about death than most people. Since her diagnosis she's written two books and blogs about and even plans to tweet her death - all to change our attitude to it. She joins us in Leeds now.

  • 15 May 2013 08:47:39


    Seven members of a sex grooming ring have been convicted of abusing children from Oxford. Dr Sheikh Hojjat Ramzy, a doctor of Islamic research, and the BBC's home affairs editor Mark Easton examine the implications that this will have on society in the UK.

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