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Health poetryAn eminent cardiologist has organised and funded a poetry competition for his medical students to stop them becoming, in his words, intellectually brutalised.Gabrielle Gascoigne, pictured, is a previous winner.The BBC’s Jane Dreaper discovers more:
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The US military has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab. The BBC’s David Willis keeps us up to date.
Some communities in England and Scotland are being warned to expect more flooding after rain swept across much of Britain on Sunday. The BBC’s John Maguire is in Somerset.
Business news with Simon Jack.
- City bosses have attacked Ed Balls’ pledge to raise the top rate of tax to 50p. Chairman of Lloyd's of London, John Nelson, discusses.
- Prime Minister David Cameron will say in a speech on 27 January that the current government will be the first in modern history to leave office with fewer domestic regulations than when it entered - saving businesses over £850m a year. Mike Cherry, national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, analyses.
The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are due to move on to wider political questions such as the divisive issue of transfer of power in the country. The BBC’s Jim Muir informs us.
Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards. The BBC’s Andy Moore reports.
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has alleged the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage. The BBC’s Steve Evans discovers more.
The paper review.
British troops have now withdrawn from the bases that they took at great cost in the Helmand countryside, Afghanistan. The BBC’s David Loyn looks at the risk of the region being taken back by Taliban forces.
More than 140 men have come forward with allegations of sexual and physical abuse at a former youth detention centre in County Durham. Chris Jackson, presenter of BBC One’s Inside Out, discusses.
Protests in Ukraine are spreading further outside Kiev, with reports of unrest in the east, north and south. Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, discusses.
Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" in the run-up to or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The BBC’s Frank Gardner investigates.
The BBC’s Nick Robinson looks at the politics behind the UK economy.
Business news with Simon Jack. Research by the Centre for Cities shows that 80% of the UK’s private sector job growth took place in London last year. Its chief executive Alexandra Jones explains.
An eminent cardiologist has organised and funded a poetry competition for his medical students to stop them becoming, in his words, intellectually brutalized. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper discovers more.
Some communities in England and Scotland are being warned to expect more flooding after rain swept across much of Britain on Sunday. Ian Liddell-Grainger, the Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, and local Somerset farmer James Winslade discuss.
The paper review.
A look at musical hallucinations, when sufferers hear music which they cannot stop. Dr Sukhwinker Kumar, a research fellow at Newcastle University, examines.
Thought for the Day, with the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are due to move on to wider political questions such as the divisive issue of transfer of power in the country. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports.
The Prime Minister is addressing the Federation of Small Businesses on 27 January, with the economy right at the heart of the looming general election campaign. Mr Cameron speaks to Today’s Evan Davis.
Tony Blair told us over the weekend that religious extremism was the biggest source of conflict around the world. The executive director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Jean Paul-Laborde speaks to Today’s Justin Webb.
Business news with Simon Jack. Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards. Independent banking commentator Frances Coppola discusses.
27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Peter Lantos, author of Parallel Lines, recounts being taken to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a five-year-old child.
The comedy series Outnumbered is coming to an end, with the fifth and final series beginning on Wednesday. Presenter Justin Webb speaks to the show's creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, as well as actor Tyger Drew-Honey.