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Today: Monday 17th May

Volcanic ash from Iceland is causing another day of disruption at airports across the UK. The Treasury is to re-examine all spending decisions made this year as the Government begins efforts to make immediate cuts. And the beautiful game and its impact as a force for good in Africa.

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Volcanic ash is still causing disruption for flights across the country. Andrew McCullan, Director of communications for Gatwick Airport, comments on the plans for the day ahead.

The Treasury is to re-examine spending decisions made this year as the Government begins efforts to make immediate cuts. Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Robert Chote discusses where the axe may fall.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

British Airways is going to the High Court later in a last-minute attempt to stop the latest strikes by its cabin staff. Tony Woodley, joint leader of the flight attendants' union Unite discusses whether he thinks a settlement can be reached.

The Thai government has rejected the idea of foreign mediation to try to bring peace to the streets of Bangkok. Correspondent Rachel Harvey reports from Bangkok on the continued unrest.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Misery for air passengers has returned with the cancellation of flights into and out of many of our busiest airports in the UK due to ash in the air. Director of the National Air Traffic Services Ian Hall, debates whether the flight restrictions are necessary.

The paper review.

A British team of disabled servicemen, some of whom have had legs amputated, are to make an expedition to the North Pole next year. Security Correspondent Frank Gardner swapped his own wheelchair for a snowmobile to join them as they undergo their first Arctic tests in Svalbard.

Lambeth Palace is to open its doors to the general public for its Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library 400th Anniversary Exhibition. Correspondent Nick Higham reports on the highlights of the exhibition, include a Gutenberg Bible from 1455, a 12th century Lambeth Bible and a collection of unique witchcraft tracts.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, a religious commentator.

Some of the tabloids are convinced that the UK's bid to get the 2018 World Cup has been seriously wounded by the FA Chairman, Lord Triesman's claim, in a secretly taped recording of a private conversation, that the Russians and the Spanish were doing a deal that might involve the bribing of world cup referees. Former Chief Executive of the FA David Davies discussed whether England's World Cup bid still stands a chance.

Now that we have a new government and a new transport secretary, does it that mean we have a new approach to BA strikes and whether aeroplanes should be grounded under the ash cloud? Transport secretary Philip Hammond discusses whether the current approach will change.

The government is to re-examine all spending decisions approved by Whitehall since January 1st as part of its clampdown on public spending. Transport secretary Philip Hammond and political editor Nick Robinson discusses how the Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws will this week be meeting Cabinet colleagues to agree where £6bn of cuts will fall this year.

Have our great art galleries gone too far in encouraging public participation in art on display? Art critic Waldemar Januszczak and Director of the Art Foundation Stephen Deuchar discuss whether free art galleries have become more like amusement parks than serious exhibitions.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Last year over seven million people across the world were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge as a consequence of natural disasters or warfare and conflict in their own countries. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sir John Holmes gives his views on how we can reduce that number and provide more effective help.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

We spend a lot of time trying to work out just what lengths Israel might go to, to try and prevent Iran getting a nuclear weapon. Middle East correspondent Tim Franks discusses how a high-level Israeli panel from the political and military establishment considered exactly that question.

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is only a few weeks away, and the eyes of the world will be on not only on the host nation, but also on the football-crazy continent. Steve Bloomfield, author of Africa United, discusses how football helps bring people together.

Volcanic ash from Iceland has once again closed UK airspace and thousands of passengers have been affected and the struggling airline industry will lose still more money it can ill afford. Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics Dr Hazel Rymer explains how it is unexpected for an eruption to be going on this long.

A survey of public opinion conducted after the general election suggests that the country has not shifted away from a "progressive or centre-left world view" in terms of the role of the state and the economy. Director of the Centre for Policy Studies Jill Kirby and US pollster Stan Greenberg discuss whether our attitudes will change towards the new government when we begin to feel the pain of the cuts.


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