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Today: Thursday 31 July 2008

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Is the answer to behavioural problems in schools the return of the cadet force? Peter Morris, a former secondary school teacher in Wales, says it is.

Defence solicitors have told the BBC of their concerns that their clients are getting off lightly with cautions and fixed penalties for more serious crimes. Correspondent Sarah Sturdey reports.

Video-sharing websites must do more to protect people from the internet's "dark side" such as pornography or images of child abuse, says a committee of MPs. Conservative MP John Whittingdale and Tim Wapshott, of the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, discuss the findings.

Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) is expected to reveal further credit crunch pain in its half-year figures. Our business editor Robert Peston reports.

Business news with Tanya Beckett.

The former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is due to be formally charged by the UN war crimes tribunal and has vowed to defend himself, as Slobodan Milosevic did. Steven Kay QC, one of two lawyers put on standby to defend Milosevic, says it should be easier to achieve a prosecution than it was with Milosevic.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

British Gas owner Centrica says it is raising gas prices by a record 35% and electricity prices by 9%. Dr Craig Lowrey, head of energy markets research at the consultancy EIC, says he is surprised the increase did not come sooner.

The Lambeth conference of Anglican bishops discusses "human sexuality", the subject which divides traditionalists and liberals. The Archbishop of Canterbury hopes to draft a statement that can hold the worldwide Anglican Communion together on this issue. Clive Hanford, the person in charge of drafting this statement, says it can be done but they have to be 'cautious'.

Today's papers.

A type of medieval calculator celebrated by Chaucer has been saved by the British Museum. David Barrie, director of the Art Fund, explains the complications involved in acquiring the calculator.

Thought for the day Reverend Roy Jenkins.

Defence solicitors have told the BBC that they are concerned that criminals who should face prison being given cautions and fixed penalties instead. John Howson, deputy chairman of the Magistrates' Association, explains the concerns.

Police in Jersey have told this programme that they've found partial remains of at least five children at the site of a former children's home. But the deputy police chief Lenny Harper says he thinks it unlikely that a murder inquiry will be opened for the moment because experts have been unable to date the remains accurately. Lenny Harper, who has been leading the inquiry into abuse at the home, spoke to our reporter Sanchia Berg.

The BFI is running a Clint Eastwood season where The Good, the Bad and the Ugly will take centre stage. Why don't film companies make good westerns anymore? Film critic Derek Malcolm and author Toby Young discuss whether any current genre gives us such an insight into the American psyche.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The government has published a consultation on ways to improve how video games are classified. Culture minister Margaret Hodge says the games market has outgrown the classification system.

Business news with Tanya Beckett.

Defence lawyers and magistrates are concerned about undercharging of criminals. Chris Weigh, Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire Police who speaks for ACPO on this issue, discusses whether police feel under pressure to keep people out of prison.

Glenn Gould was one of the best known pianists of the last century. A new book about him has been written by the American journalist Katie Hafner, who explains her interest in the eccentric composer.

Today the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops will discuss the contentious issue of homosexuality and the church. Almost a quarter of bishops boycotted the Conference in protest at the appointment of gay bishop Gene Robinson, who says he was not invited but has come to Britain to argue his case from the fringes.


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