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4th March 2005
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Miners' jobs lost 20 years ago after pit closures in England and Wales have not been replaced.

Could foreign nationals be deported if the government gets assurances from their own countries that they won't be tortured or killed?

The business news with Rebecca Marston.

The sports news with Steve May.

Sinn Fein's annual conference begins today but is being shadowed by the murder of Robert McCartney.

Saudi Arabia calls for Syria to leave Lebanon.

Labour and Conservative have come to blows over Margaret Dixon's shoulder. Norman Smith has more.

Police and children's charities have called for a national agency to be set up to stop child pornography.

A review of today's papers both in Britain and Hong Kong.

A show-down over House Arrest was postponed last night after another day of Westminster chaos. Sean Curran reports.

Caroline Lucas explains what's on the agenda at this weekend's 
Green Party spring conference.

The BBC has been criticised for paying a convicted criminal for an interview. Tory MP Henry Bellingham and our media correspondent Torin Douglas comment.

The number of arrests and convictions for internet offences involving children has risen according to the NCH. John Carr, from the charity, and Asst Chief Constable Stuart Hyde give their views.

Does our public health system work as well as it should? Mike Travis is the Royal College of Nursing Council member for the North West region.

Lloyds TSB has just released its annual results. Rebecca Marston has more.

The government plans to work out how much carbon dioxide it uses each month by flying and convert that figure into money and invest it into clean energy projects overseas. Roger Harrabin reports.

Sinn Fein chairman Mitchel McLaughlin on the party's annual conference today and seven of its party members being suspended for allegations of involvement in murder.

Steve Fossett has become the first person to make a solo non-stop flight around the world without refuelling. Sir Richard Branson, who sponsored the project, was at the finish line.

Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend Richard Harries.

Former health minister Lord Hunt on whether the recent health stories will make people turn out and vote to change things.

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw describes the remarkable situation in Lebanon where its people have risen up against Syrian occupation.

Michael Winterbottom, Director of new British film Nine Songs, on whether we are ready for such a sexually explicit film.

What would it mean for terrorist suspects if the government did get its Prevention of Terrorism Bill through parliament? Jon Manel reports.

business update with Rebecca Marston.

Is it unusual for a mother to dislike her child or even to hate it? Author of new book on that subject, Lionel Shriver, and Christina Odone from the New Statesman comment.

Wyre Davies reports on the 
mining jobs which were lost 20 years ago and have never been replaced.

Contemporary historian Timothy Garton Ash and journalist William Shawcross discuss whether the recent positive developments in the Middle East are a knock-on effect from the Iraq war.
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
Who's reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
Jackie Elliott
Robin Aitken's interview with Jackie Elliott before he was executed
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