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Today: Monday 20 July 2009

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Health Secretary Andy Burnham will outline plans for a swine flu advice service amid criticism over its delayed launch. Opposition parties are setting out details of how they would regulate banking. And Nissan is expected to announce that it will be building a new generation of electric cars at its plant in Sunderland.


Business Editor Robert Peston explains the Conservatives' plans on how they would regulate the banking system. And Liberal Democrat treasury spokesman Vince Cable talks about his own party's proposals to reform the system of financial regulation.


The Department of Health has attempted to clarify its guidelines to expectant mothers and parents with children under five on how best to avoid swine flu. Professor Steve Field is chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners and tries to clarify the risks.

Business news with Adam Shaw.


A new report by the NSPCC claims children who are sexually abused face difficulty in getting the psychological therapy they need in order to recover. Diana Sutton, Head of policy at NSPCC, explains the problems.


On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, Marcus Allen, the British publisher of Nexus - a magazine which deals with the paranormal - and Professor Martin Ward, Head of physics at Durham University, discuss the conspiracy theories that have plagued this event.

Sports news with Arlo White.


Last week Sarah Montague accompanied the Head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt, on his tour of Afghanistan. She describes the strategy the army has taken and examines how well it is working on the ground.

Today's papers.


A 73 year-old Marconiphone has been declared the oldest working television in Britain and it has been converted to work digitally. Iain Logie Baird, grandson of the inventor of the world's first working television system, judged the competition and explains how televisions of any age can be made ready for the switch to digital television.

Thought for the day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.


Damian McBride, the number 10 special adviser who had to resign after the contents of some of his emails became public, has gone public and explained the nature of working at Downing Street. Lance Price, a former special adviser at Downing Street and former director of communications for the Labour Party, comments on Mr McBride's revelations.


Pregnant women have received mixed advice on how at risk they are from swine flu. Victoria Fiebelkorn who has two small children and is 24 weeks pregnant explains how she feels and Health Secretary Andy Burnham outlines his plans for a swine flu advice service.


Frank McCourt, author of best-seller Angela's Ashes, has died of cancer in a New York hospice aged 78. We look back at his career and Sam Smith from the Irish Independent talks about the author's life.


The pet-loving United States has seen an array of goods and services aimed at dogs and cat lovers. Now the pet industry has gone one step further. Kevin Connolly visited the latest venture in pet care: Pet Airways.

Sports news with Arlo White.


Nissan is expected to announce that it will be building a new generation of electric cars at its plant in Sunderland. The Business Secretary Lord Mandelson explains how the investment could secure the future of at least 4,000 workers.

Business news with Adam Shaw.


It has been claimed that music had a crucial role in the Iraq war and actually helped increase the performance of US soldiers. Entertainment Reporter, Colin Paterson, has been speaking to Music Professor Jonathan Pieslack, who has been examining the effects of music.


A crowd control tactic known as 'Kettling', which has been used by the police, is under scrutiny. Lois Austin is hoping that she can prove in the European Court of Human Rights that the tactic used at a protest eight years ago took away her right to liberty. Her lawyer, Louise Christian, Senior Partner at Christian Khan solicitors explains the tactic.


One constitutional reform bill is expected to include a change to the law to allow peers to resign from the House of Lords. Liberal Democrat peer and former independent constitutional affairs advisor to Jack Straw, Lord Anthony Lester, explains the problems he sees with the bill.


Afghanistan has been in the headlines in the last week questioning whether British forces are well-equipped for the mission. But is the mission itself worthwhile? Patrick Mcauslan, Law Professor at Birkbeck who has worked in Kabul for the UN and World Bank, and Aminullah Habibi from Afghanistan, discuss how the British contribution is viewed.


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