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Today: Monday 16 June 2008

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President Bush is at Downing Street for formal talks with the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He will also be meeting Tony Blair in his capacity as a Middle East envoy and then later he is visiting to Northern Ireland. Mike Wooldridge, the BBC's world affairs correspondent, explains what he will be discussing.

0712
A quarter of NHS trusts in England are failing to meet at least one of the government's standards on hygiene, a watchdog has said. Anna Walker, the chief executive of the Healthcare Commission, explains the problems that need to be addressed.

0715
The head of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has urged magistrates and judges to impose fewer custodial terms on young offenders. In her first major interview since being appointed in February, Frances Done spoke to our home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw.

0718
Business with Adam Shaw.

0721
Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones speaks to the veteran actress Elaine Stritch on the revival of Noel Coward's last musical.

0725
Sport with Arlo White.

0731
Can Europe afford to ignore the Irish vote and press ahead with the Lisbon Treaty and what happens if it does? Europe editor Mark Mardell speaks to Ireland's European Affairs Minister, Dick Roche.

0737
Today's papers.

0744
UK economic growth will slow to its lowest level since 1992 next year, the employers' group the CBI has warned. CBI director general Richard Lambert outlines the economic forecast.

0747
Thought for the Day with the Reverend Dr Alan Billings, director of the Centre for Ethics and Religion at Lancaster University.

0751
For the second time in a week, secret government documents have been left on a train. Last week, a senior intelligence official was suspended after losing top secret papers about Iraq and al-Qaeda. Ben Wallace, Conservative MP, and Mike Grannatt, former head of the government information services, discuss whether civil servants who leave secret documents lying should around be prosecuted.

0810
The Scottish government is set to announce that the minimum age for buying alcohol from off-licences will be raised from 18 to 21. Gavin Partington, from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, says it is wrong to put to put the onus on retailers to enforce regulation; while Peter Fahy, chief constable of Cheshire, says that as the price of alcohol has fallen, youngsters have been drinking in public places.

0825
A resident has complained about the bells at her local church. Reverend Nigel Hartley of St Peter and St Paul's church at Aldeburgh discusses the implications of a petition to have the peal of bells reined in.

0828
Sport with Arlo White.

0832
An international smuggling ring managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, a former UN arms inspector claims in a report. David Albright, who investigated the ring led by Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, says he found the drawings in 2006.

0838
Business with Adam Shaw.

0842
The Church of England is facing a turbulent General Synod after two gay priests were married at the weekend. The issue of the ordination of women bishops will also cause dispute. Paul Eddy, a lay member of the General Synod, explains the disputes.

0845
A museum dedicated to telling the Woodstock story has just opened its doors on the site of the original festival. Reporter Matt Wells went to take a look.

0849
A Scottish couple, Gillian Fergusson and Richard Saville-Smith, are fighting the company that manages the estate of CS Lewis. It claims the rights to the name Narnia. Gillian Fergusson explains why they are being asked to hand over the name.

0854
Author Tim Lynch and Rosemary Hollis of the Olive Tree programme at City University discuss George W Bush's legacy to the world.




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