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10 Dec 2013 Last updated at 12:44

Tuesday 10 December

With James Naughtie and Evan Davis.
  • 10 Dec 2013 11:45:40

    Highlights

    Listen to clips from this morning's programme:
  • 10 Dec 2013 08:51:45

    VW Kombi

    The Volkswagen T1, better known as the Kombi, has been omnipresent on the world's roads since 1950 and became one of the symbols of an easy-going, simple way of life in the following decades. These days the vehicle is only built in Brazil where it's still used by thousands of small businesses, despite its simple design and functional performance. But, as Wyre Davies reports from Sao Paulo, VW has decided to stop making the Kombi and a motoring era is coming to an end:

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    Here's the BBC's @WyreDavies in a VW Kombi as their production draws to a close in Sao Paulo: pic.twitter.com/0O8ulYv7d5
  • 10 Dec 2013 07:08:21

    Papers

    Here's a round-up of this morning's newspaper headlines:

  • 10 Dec 2013 07:07:56

    Today's running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    ·         Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says he's "concerned" about where the UK's housing market might head. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), examines.

    ·         Regulators are set to vote on the Volcker rule, which aims to prevent banks betting their own money in the markets. Peter Morici, a professor at the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, discusses.

    ·         The Federal Reserve meets this week to discuss tapering, and whether or not to reduce the amount of stimulus they are pumping into the US economy. Richard Dunbar, investment director at Scottish Widows, analyses.

     

     

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    The South African President Jacob Zuma will be joined by other international dignitaries and nearly a hundred heads of state at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The BBC’s Peter Biles reports.

     

    0712

    Sweeping changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of Britain's leading centres of medical research, a panel of experts has said. Sian Harding, a professor of cardiac pharmacology at Imperial College London, discusses.

     

    0717

    Business news with Simon Jack. TUI Travel, the parent company of Thomson and First Choice, has revealed its annual results. The company’s chief executive, Peter Long, discusses.

     

    0720

    A French court is set to rule on the PIP breast implant scandal, which affected around 7,500 women. The BBC’s Christian Fraser discovers more.

     

    0730

    The Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) has said that the annuities market is not working well. The BBC’s personal finance correspondent Simon Gompertz reports; plus Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, examines.

     

    0738

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    The South African President Jacob Zuma will be joined by other international dignitaries and almost 100 heads of state at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The Today programme’s John Humphrys reports.

     

    0746

    Thought for the Day, with John Bell of the Iona Community.

     

    0750

    Prof Randy Schekman, who will collect the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology on Tuesday, has said that research journals distort science and encourage popular rather than worthwhile research. Prof Schekman debates with Dr Andrew Sugden, deputy editor of Science.

     

    0810

    The South African President Jacob Zuma will be joined by other international dignitaries and nearly a hundred heads of state at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10 December. The BBC’s Milton Nkosi and James Robbins talk to the Today programme’s John Humphrys.

     

    0820

    A new film, Powder Room, is set in a nightclub toilet where two women meet for the first time. The film is said to give an insight into what women say to each other in private. Rachel Hirons, who wrote the play the film is based on, speaks to presenter Evan Davis.

     

    0835

    A group of academics say that the lack of a national plan to encourage children to exercise more amounts to “child neglect”. Dr Richard Weiler, consultant in sport and exercise medicine at University College London Hospitals, and Tim Loughton, former children's minister, discuss.

     

    0841

    An upcoming decision on the way funds from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are spent across the European Union has wide implications for rural areas in England and Wales. The BBC’s environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, reports.

     

    0845

    Business news with Simon Jack. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) say there are a lack of young people embarking on construction careers. Steve Rose, head of employer services at Bournville Property Services, analyses.


    0848

    Nasa’s Curiosity rova has found evidence that a huge lake would have once existed on Mars. Prof Sanjeev Gupta, a member of Nasa’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, discusses.

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