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Today: Monday 7 July 2008

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The Church of England's ruling body, the General Synod, will vote on the conditions under which women could be consecrated as bishops. The Very Rev Vivienne Faull, Dean of Leicester, talks about the decisions facing the Church.

Japan is refusing to set any new climate change targets until it knows the policies of the new US president. Environment correspondent Roger Harrabin reports on the different positions being taken.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Supermarkets, takeaways and newsagents are where children buy most of their food during the day, a new study reveals. Jack Winkler, of London Metropolitan University, explains what schools can do about kids eating unhealthily outside the school gates.

The most comprehensive account of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 has been released. Michael Dobbs, of the Washington Post, has written an hour-by-hour account of the crisis called One Minute To Midnight. He discusses his book with Professor Jonathan Haslam, of Cambridge University.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Home Office Minister Tony McNulty has called for hospitals to provide more information about knife injuries in casualty departments. Dr Tunji Lasoye, of Kings College Hospital, says some knife crime is not being reported.

Today's papers.

An aphid is killing leylandii hedges all over the country, a Royal Horticultural Society reports says. Correspondent Mike Cartwright reports on the problem and speaks to a hedge owner mourning the loss of his leylandii.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley.

Gordon Brown has urged the UK to stop wasting food and says "unnecessary" purchases are contributing to price hikes. Environment minister Hilary Benn discusses the report.

The Church of England will vote on the conditions under which women could be consecrated as bishops. The Bishop of Fulham, John Broadhurst, and Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, discuss the dilemmas facing the Church.

Political editor Nick Robinson reports from the G8 summit in Japan on Gordon Brown's advice to households on food waste.

A club night for children under the age of five has opened its doors in Manchester. The afternoon DJ sessions are aimed at 'baby ravers' and their ex-clubbing parents. John Thorne reports on the 'disco tots'.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A suicide car bomb attack has taken place in central Kabul, outside the Indian embassy. Correspondent Martin Patience reports from Afghanistan.

Following his series on care for the elderly, Today reporter Jon Manel follows a care assistant working undercover in a home for the elderly.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Africa is the first item on the agenda at the G8 summit in Japan, but have promises made three years ago at Gleneagles been kept? Max Lawson, of Oxfam, criticises the French for breaking promises on Africa.

The shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Awards has been announced. Each morning, one of the shortlisted authors will be speaking about their work. The first author is Richard Beard, with a story called Guidelines For Measures To Cope With Disgraceful and Other Events.

Gordon Brown is having his first meeting with the new Russian President Dmitri Medvedev at the G8 summit. Sir Roderic Braithwaite, former ambassador to Moscow, and former foreign office minister Denis McShane discuss if this meeting marks a new rapprochement after a difficult year in Anglo-Russian relations.


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