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Today: Wednesday 1 July 2009

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Plans are being drawn up for the possible closure of two navy shipyards after aircraft carrier work ends in 2014, BBC Scotland has learned. And US President Barack Obama says US troops have withdrawn from Iraq's towns and cities on schedule, but he warned of "difficult days" ahead.


The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is formally establishing a full-time presence in the French port of Calais. Peter Kessler, of the UNHCR, explains why the organisation is assisting hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are living in squalid settlements while hoping to cross to the UK.


Home Secretary Alan Johnson has dropped plans to make ID cards compulsory for pilots and airside workers at Manchester and London City airports. Former shadow home secretary David Davis discuss if, as Mr Johnson claims, the ID card scheme is "still very much alive".


Should dress codes at work be relaxed because of the hot weather? Hugh Robertson, of the TUC, discusses a request for on employers to be less rigid in their rules.


Plans are being drawn up for the possible closure of two navy shipyards after aircraft carrier work ends in 2014, BBC Scotland has learned. Douglas Fraser, BBC Radio Scotland's business editor, explains the plans.


The government will take control of the East Coast Mainline from National Express. Transport Secretary Lord Adonis explains the reasons behind making the decision.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


It is thought that 100,000 children run away for more than a night every year. And every week one of them dies. Now, new guidance on how young runaways should be helped by the police and local authorities is being published by the government. A 23-year-old girl explains why she started running away when she was 10.

Today's papers.


Eight notable authors are each writing a short story related to each of the eight historic Royal Parks around London. Author William Boyd, who has written a short story about Green Park next to Buckingham Palace, takes a walk around the park and explains what he has learned about parks in the process of completing his writing.

Thought for the day with Vishvapani, a member of the Western Buddhist Order.


Lawyers of a celebrity are arguing that members of the press should not be allowed to be present during hearings in the family courts concerning their child. Reporter Sanchia Berg explains the background of the case. Media lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC, who is representing the press in the case, puts forward his argument for freedom of the press.


The government is to take the East Coast rail service run by National Express into public ownership. Transport correspondent Tom Symonds and Norman Baker, Lib Dem transport spokesman, discuss whether this is a step towards nationalising rail services. Transport expert Professor Stephen Glaister examines previous cases of the government intervening in the railways.


New guidelines aimed to ensure young people who run away from home or care do not fall through gaps in services are to be published by the government. Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the Children's Society, and Kevin Gosden, whose son Andrew ran away from home when 14 years old, discuss how those who run away from home can be assisted.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


The UK economy contracted 2.4% in the first quarter of 2009, a decline not exceeded in 51 years, according to the latest official data. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Sir Stuart Rose, executive chairman of Marks and Spencer, discuss whether the recession is nearly over or is set to continue.


China is to delay a controversial plan requiring all new computers sold in the country to be equipped with an internet filtering software, state media says. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones considers what this decision means for the Chinese government. Journalist Isabel Hilton, who edits, explains whether plans for the filter, called Green Dam Youth Escort, will be resurrected.

Business news with Adam Shaw.


The UK is currently in phase six of the swine flu pandemic, is likely to reach level three of a heat wave and the terror threat is "severe". Psychologist Professor Susan Michie, of University College, London, and columnist Christopher Booker discuss what difference all these categories of risk really make to people's lives.


The government has announced that it is to temporarily take control of the East Coast Main Line after refusing to renegotiate the contract with National Express. Ray O'Toole, the new chief operating officer of National Express, says that the company could continue to run the East Coast line.


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