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Today: Thursday 1st July

Foreign Secretary William Hague wants to increase the UK's influence over the EU by pushing for more British officials in senior posts. And the chairman of the BBC Trust says the corporation should reveal more about how much it pays its biggest stars and senior managers.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Edward Mills, financial policy analyst at FBR Capital Markets, explains a new bill to overhaul financial regulation in the US. Royal London Asset Management' Robert Talbut, analyses the markets. Toby Syfret of Enders Analysis on the battle between Sky and BT over TV sports.

The NHS is discriminating against over-65's with breast cancer, a survey of cancer specialists has found. Professor Robert Leonard, a medical oncologist at Imperial College Trust who led the research, explains why different age groups are treated differently.

Bonuses paid to senior executives and fund managers at hedge funds are to be subject to strict conditions, under new EU-wide rules. Business editor Robert Peston outlines how the changes will impact on investment firms.

Researchers are finding ways to restore a patient back to full health following a disease or heart attack. Current medical treatments prevent further deterioration rather than restoring full health. Science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on how close scientists are to achieving a breakthrough.

Nick Clegg will today issue a call to arms against regulation and unnecessary bureaucracy, asking the public how they want the government to redress the balance between the citizen and the state. Emma Boon, campaign manager at the Taxpayers' Alliance, outlines examples of some inefficient laws which may be abolished.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The parents of twin girls attacked by a fox in their home have spoken to the BBC about their ordeal. And you can see a special programme about the incident on BBC One at 7pm tonight.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has told the British Medical Association, that the Jamie Oliver-approach will not work in tackling public health problems such as obesity and smoking. Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of UK Faculty of Public Health, comments on the government's approach to healthy eating.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Taliban in Afghanistan have told the BBC that they will not enter into any negotiations with the NATO forces. This follows suggestions from US commanders and the British army that talks with the Taliban could help efforts in the country. World affairs editor John Simpson describes his discussions with the Taliban.

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A group of Muslim women from around the country will be laying a wreath later this week at the National Memorial Arboretum, to show their solidarity and support for troops. The women say they were motivated by their revulsion at the Islamist extremist demonstration in Luton last year and the threats to disrupt commemorations at the repatriation of dead service personnel at Wooton Bassett. Zubeida Malik spoke to one of the women organising the commemoration.

Wimbledon's resident poet Matt Harvey reads his latest poem, reflecting Andy Murray's progression to the semi-finals.

Thought for the day with Reverend Roy Jenkins, a Baptist minister in Cardiff.

The BBC Trust has called for the publication of star salaries, marking a policy shift for the corporation's governing body. Chairman Sir Michael Lyons said the BBC had to show that it was not "aloof and separate" from the economic problems the entire country faced. Former BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland examines the move.

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is promising to ensure that more British officials get top jobs in the European Commission and other EU institutions. In a speech this morning, Mr. Hague will accuse the previous Labour government of neglecting to promote the national interest during 13 years in power. Mr Hague discusses his future vision for the UK's foreign policy.

With only a few teams left and the semi-finals looming, author Lynne Truss gives her latest thoughts on the football World Cup.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's authority is being questioned following a vote in the Federal Assembly for the new German President. Thomas Kielinger, UK correspondent for Die Welt, explains the damage to Mrs Merkel's leadership.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big To Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street, and Anatole Kaletsky, author of Capitalism 4.0 and Editor-at-Large of The Times, consider whether a world economic recovery is on the way.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Ninety year-old Ravi Shankar, famous for popularising Indian classical music in the 1960s with the Beatle George Harrison, has just completed his first symphony. He will be joined by his daughter, Anoushka, on the sitar alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, at its premiere in London's Royal Festival Hall tonight. Nicola Stanbridge spoke to the duo.

Scientists are trying to find ways to develop regenerative medicine. Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, director of the Medical Research Council's Centre for Regenerative Medicine, outlines the aims of this new form of treatment.

Foreign Secretary William Hague will today set out the coalition's vision for the UK's role in the EU. Former diplomat and conservative MP George Walden, and director of the foreign affairs think tank Chatham House Dr Robin Niblett, examine the government's foreign policy plans.



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