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Today: Saturday 6 June 2009

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Gordon Brown is waiting to see whether his limited cabinet reshuffle has served to quell unrest among Labour MPs after a tumultuous week for the party. And Prince Charles is to join Normandy veterans in marking the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings at a series of events in northern France.


Gordon Brown is waiting to see if his cabinet reshuffle quells unrest among Labour MPs after a tumultuous week. Political correspondent Terry Stiasny and John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, discuss increasing pressure placed on the prime minister after cabinet resignations.


Prince Charles will be at the ceremonies in Normandy to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Today presenter James Naughtie reports on the last-minute invitation of the prince from the French government, which has denied it had intended to snub the Royal Family.

Today's papers.


It is 50 years since someone in Britain decided to jump on a piece of wood and try to balance on a big wave and surfing was born. Correspondent Alex Bushill meets Roger Mansfield, one of the first men to try surfing, in Cornwall.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.


A French nuclear submarine is being sent to help find an Air France plane which disappeared over the Atlantic. David Gleave, who runs the consultancy firm Aviation Safety Investigations, discusses news that debris salvaged from the sea was not from the Airbus jet that went missing.


Car insurers are being accused of "bullying" people to settle claims when they have been victims of accidents that are not their fault. Samantha Washington, of the programme Money Box, discusses claims that pressure is being placed on people to take a pay-out before they've had legal advice.

Today's papers.


In the run-up to the D-Day anniversary commemoration, there has been a great deal said and written about the ferocity of the fighting that followed the landings. Reporter Vincent Dowd discovers how people at home were able to follow events much more closely because, for the first time, radio brought news direct from the beaches and the battlefields.

Thought for the day with Reverend Joel Edwards, international director of Micah Challenge.


The Conservatives have increased their number of councillors in England by over 200 in the local elections, with 30 of the 34 councils officially declared. Shadow Communities Secretary Caroline Spelman discusses if a 38% projected share of the national vote - the same level as 2004 - is a success for the Tories.


It is 65 years since 130,000 allied troops took part in the D-Day landings, starting the offensive which would end World War II in Europe. Today presenter James Naughtie reports from Normandy in France on the series of events to mark the anniversary.


When should global powers intervene abroad with military force? US President Barack Obama addressed the issue in his speech in Cairo and it was also the subject of a famous speech by Tony Blair in Chicago in 1999. Dr Robin Niblett, director of foreign affairs organisation Chatham House, and Robert Cooper, former foreign policy adviser to Tony Blair, compare the two speeches.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.


After 28 years of Labour control, Nottinghamshire County Council is now under Conservative leadership. Reporter Sarah Sturdey speaks to some local activists who feel let down by the Labour Party. Tony Wright, Labour MP for Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, discusses the local election results.

Today's papers.


The murder of the French students Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez commanded public attention partly because it was so brutal and random and partly because one of the killers, Dano Sonnex, should have been in prison at the time. Reporter Angus Stickler meets Guy Bonomo, father of Laurent, just before he returned home to France.


More than 9,000 men were laid to rest in the cemetery, close to Colleville-Sur-Mer - codenamed Omaha beach - after the D-Day landings. Historian Dan Snow remembers the thousands of UK and Canadian troops who came ashore on 6 June 1944 and during the following days.


Lord Mandelson has added First Secretary of State and Lord President of the Council to his growing list of titles following the cabinet reshuffle. Lance Price, former Labour director of communications, discusses the focus from many of the newspapers on the business secretary's role in shoring up support for Gordon Brown during the political tempest of the past few days.


It is hard to see how the cabinet reshuffle lives up to Lord Mandelson's description that "we've seen the creation of a new government", political editor Nick Robinson says. He reflects on whether Prime Minister Gordon Brown can persuade backbench Labour MPs to accept him as leader or if they will conclude that he should be finished off.


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