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Today: Thursday 12 June 2008

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The government will unveil proposals to deal with existing radioactive waste and outline its plan of action for the next generation of nuclear power stations. It insists there will be no public subsidies for power companies that build and run the stations, but it has promised to deal with future waste for a fixed price and that could end up being a huge cost. Business Secretary John Hutton explains the plans.

Documents obtained by the BBC suggest the Zimbabwean military is actively involved in running the re-election campaign for Robert Mugabe. The BBC is banned from reporting in Zimbabwe, but our correspondent Ian Pannell has spent time inside the country, investigating the election tactics used by ZANU-PF, the ruling party.

Business with Adam Shaw.

IVF clinics are being advised by the British Fertility Society (BFS) not to offer a new genetic screening technique that is claimed to increase pregnancy rates among older women and those who have had regular miscarriages. Professor Alan Handyside, director of the Bridge Fertility Centre, and Prof Richard Anderson, of Edinburgh University and a member of the BFS policy and practice committee, discuss the effectiveness of the treatment.

Sport with Rob Bonnet.

The government won the vote on 42-day detention for terror suspects by nine votes, after all nine DUP MPs decided to vote with the government. Gregory Campbell, DUP MP for East Londonderry, explains how the DUP members were persuaded to vote in favour of the bill. Political correspondent Ben Wright reports from Westminster on a day of deals.

Today's papers.

Environmental groups criticise the government's plans to build a giant tidal barrage across the river Severn estuary to generate green energy. Correspondent Jeremy Cooke reports from a helicopter over the proposed site.

Thought for the day with Reverend Angela Tilby, a vicar in Cambridge.

The share prices for large home building companies have fallen dramatically. John Slaughter, of the Home Builders Federation, says the government must act to support the sector, or their aspiration to build three million homes by 2020 will become impossible.

The first amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Bill for 42-day detention was passed by 315 votes to 306, a government majority of nine. But what shape will the debate take in the Lords? Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith and Lord Carlile, who acts as the government's independent reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation, give their views.

An Archers-style Rwandan radio soap opera called Urunana is a favourite to win a prestigious award. Like the Archers it's set in a fictional village but it has twice the number of listeners, at least 10m a week. Narcisse Kalisa, the MD of the production company that produces Urunana, and Felicity Finch, who plays Ruth Archer, explain the appeal.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

An intelligence official has been suspended after leaving sensitive documents relating to al-Qaeda on a commuter train. The person who found them sent them to the BBC. Security correspondent Frank Gardner broke the story.

Correspondent Dan Griffiths revisits the Sichuan province in south-west China one month after the earthquake hit killing nearly 90,000 people. Local restaurant owner Ma Yuanyou describes the daily hardship they face because of the destruction.

Business with Adam Shaw.

Talks are taking place to head off a planned strike by Shell fuel-tanker drivers. Drivers are not only complaining about pay, truckers across Europe say they are being driven out of business by the high price of diesel. But do some truckers benefit from higher fuel prices? Roger King, of the Road Haulage Association, and Professor Alan McKinnon, from Herriot-Watt University, discuss the pros and cons of a fuel crisis.

The government wants children to start spending school time watching films. A new nationwide scheme called FilmClub will be introduced to give kids free access to a diverse range of films. Reporter Rebecca Jones explains the government's motivation and finds out what some students think of the idea.

Following the concessions Gordon Brown gave to win the 42 day detention vote, has he spent all his political capital? George Jones, from the Press Association, and Peter Riddell, of The Times, discuss where the vote leaves Gordon Brown politically.


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