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30/05/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 May 2013

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0750
New rules designed to reinvigorate the high street could see them overrun with betting shops and payday loan companies, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Sir Merrick Cockell, who chairs the LGA, and the Liberal Democrat Local Government Minister Don Foster, discuss news that the Government is cutting red tape from today in a move to return redundant buildings to productive use on the recommendation of retail guru Mary Portas.

0810
The UK is to be taken to the European Court of Justice over its alleged failure to correctly assess whether immigrants are entitled to benefits. Adam Weiss, the legal director of the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe centre, and Peter Lilley, the former secretary of state for social security, discuss news that the European Commission has accused Britain of discriminating against nationals from EU member states who have been living and working in the UK.

0820
The V&A museum in London has appointed a game designer in residence, who over the next six months will design a game that uses the V&A collections. Game The new designer in residence, Sophia George, who is only 22 but won the BAFTA One to Watch award, and Iain Simons, co-founder of the National Videogame Archive and director of the Games City Festival, discuss the new role.

0836
It seems that most sexual predators are and have been men, and if the world is a violent place, it is men who do most of the killing. Beatrix Campbell, who is currently writing a booked called the End of Equality, Laurie Penny, contributing editor at the New Statesman, and Tim Samuels, a documentary maker and presenter of Men's Hour on 5live, discuss what is wrong with men.

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Thursday 30 May

The UK is to be taken to the European Court of Justice over its alleged failure to correctly assess whether immigrants are entitled to benefits. Changes to planning rules will mean more betting shops on the high street. And we speak to the V&A museum's new "Game Designer in Residence".

  • 30 May 2013 08:57:41

    0900

    Our editors today were Adam Cumiskey and Sareen Bains. Thanks for all your feedback this morning, the feminism debate in particular got a huge reaction from you on Twitter. Coming up next on Radio 4: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg:

  • 30 May 2013 08:56:06

    0855

    Children could be banned from buying food from chip shops before 5pm, in a move to tackle obesity. Dr Aseem Malhotra and John Wild debate the proposals.

  • 30 May 2013 08:54:25

    0848

    For the first time in many years Iraqi artists who live and work in the country are being represented at the Venice Biennale. They want to counter the negative impression of their homeland. Our arts editor Will Gompertz has been to the pavilion speak to one of the artists who grew up in a family of shepherds in the remote hills of the kurdistan region, Jamal Penjweny.

  • 30 May 2013 08:36:51

    0832

    It seems that most sexual predators are and have been men, and if the world is a violent place, it is men who do most of the killing. Beatrix Campbell, who is currently writing a booked called the End of Equality, Laurie Penny, contributing editor at the New Statesman, and Tim Samuels, a documentary maker and presenter of Men’s Hour on 5live, discuss what is wrong with men.


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