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Today: Monday 2 June 2008

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Designer Yves Saint Laurent has died at the age of 71. He became chief designer at the House of Dior when he was 21 and in the following years changed the face of the fashion industry. Lisa Armstrong, the fashion editor of the Times, looks back over his career.

Business with Adam Shaw.


The European human rights body, the Council of Europe, has written to Gordon Brown about the proposal to allow terrorism suspects to be held for up to 42 days without charge. The campaigning group Liberty has seen the letter and we speak to both Liberty's director, Shami Chakrabarti.


Sports news with Kevin Howells.


A major new series begins this morning looking at the care of the elderly in the UK. Reporter Jon Manel examines some of the issues.


Ravi Shankar is giving a concert at the Barbican this week supported by the London Symphony Orchestra. His tour is called Farewell to Europe - and, now in his late 80s, it is expected to be the last time he plays here.


Today's papers.


Archaeologists working at Fromelles in northern France suspect they have found the mass grave of hundreds of British and Australian World War I troops, who were killed during a disastrous campaign in the summer of 1916.


Thought for the Day with the Reverend Dr Alan Billings, director of the Centre for Ethics and Religion at Lancaster University.


The BBC Trust is to publish its report into the fees the corporation pays to its big name presenters and stars. While the report is expected to say that deals like Jonathan Ross's 18m for three years reflects the market, it may conclude that some news and radio presenters are paid too much. Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, explores some of the issues.


As MPs return to Westminster, one of the new policies being discussed is how the government plans to deal with underage drinking. While guidelines for parents on how much alcohol children can have, new powers for police and a new law are being proposed, Penny Nichols, from the Children's Society, says we take the wrong approach to the problem. Children's Secretary Ed Balls explains the government's thinking.


Bradford and Bingley, the UK's 10th largest mortgage lender, has said it expects its profits this year to be significantly less than analysts' forecasts. The announcement comes after the BBC learnt that one of the world's biggest private equity firms, Texas Pacific Group, is to acquire a 20% stake in the bank. Business editor Robert Peston examines the news.


The rivalry between the poet Derek Walcott and his fellow Caribbean writer VS Naipaul goes back to the 1950s. The latest twist comes in the form of a poem by Mr Walcott: Patrick French, Sir Vidia's biographer, and Robert McCrum, from the Observer, discuss the feud.


Sport with Kevin Howells.


Lorenzo Odone, the man whose life inspired the film Lorenzo's Oil, has died. Doctors said he would not live to see his eighth birthday; he died at the age of 30. His half-sister, the writer Christina Odone, remembers him.


Criticism of the Burmese military government's handling of the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis was further fuelled over the weekend by reports that soldiers had begun forcing survivors back to their villages. The BBC's Matt Prodger has spent the past week undercover there.


Business with Adam Shaw.


The root causes of the sudden collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989 is a matter much debated by historians - now a book suggests it may have been mocked out of existence. The book is called Hammer & Tickle and author Ben Lewis explains how Communism could have been a laugh after all.


Professor Wallace Broecker has been warning about the effects of climate change for decades - since long before anyone was listening. His new book, Fixing Climate, claims to have a solution - he discusses it with Professor Mark Maslin, director of the UCL Environment Institute.


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