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Today: Monday 19th July

David Cameron is to promise today to turn the government on its head by re-launching his Big Society idea. And the Academies Bill, which gives schools the right to opt out of local government control, goes to the commons.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: A survey finds individual frauds costing over £50,000 have mounted to £1bn in losses. The morning markets with John Haynes, head of research at Rensburg and Sheppard Investment Management. And Airbus's chief of engineering discusses the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Through his hedge fund, Armajaro, City trader Anthony Ward has bought £658 million of cocoa beans, the largest single purchase in 14 years. Chris Skinner, who chairs the Financial Services Club and Tim Jones, from the anti-poverty group the World Development Movement, discuss the introduction of new limits to stop speculators influencing the market in coffee, cocoa and wheat.

The Conservative chairman of the Commons Energy and Climate Select committee says the government is being too timid in its climate change policies. Tim Yeo his suggestions for more radical policies.

The Academies Bill, which would allow schools in England to opt of of local authority, control will get its second reading in the Commons today. The Conservative leader of the Education Select Committee, Graham Stuart, says the bill is being rushed through. Shadow Education Secretary Ed Balls reflects on Mr Stuart's comments.

The government's chief drugs adviser has said the UK is "floundering" in its attempts to control the online mephedrone market. An investigation for BBC Breakfast found dozens of new substances for sale - all of them still legal - as well as mephedrone, which is now a class B drug. The BBC's Anna Adams tells the story.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

One of the rarest primates in the world, thought to be extinct, been has been caught on camera for the first time. The pictures of the Horton Plains slender loris were taken in Sri Lanka by the Zoological Society of London and Sri Lankan researchers. Dr Craig Turner, one of the Society's rare animal experts, discusses the find.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The Parole Board says that thousands of people in prison in England and Wales do not need to not be there. In its annual report today it will warn that because of a backlog of cases and an increasingly risk averse society, prisoners are not being released when they should be. The board's chairman Sir David Latham outlines the report's findings.

An oral history project has been set up to get the stories of the pioneers of the surfing culture of the 1960s and beyond. The Surfing Heritage Foundation based in California is hoping to capture some of those tales. The foundation's Steve Pezner reveals whether it is true that the first surfers used ironing boards.

The paper review.

The Prince of Wales will attend a commemorative service at Fromelles Military Cemetery in France for the re-interment of the last of the World War I soldiers originally buried in a mass grave there. The BBC's Christian Fraser and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's David Richardson preview the historic event.

Thought for the day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

The Committee on Climate Change has warned the government that it must ring-fence funds for developing low-carbon technologies, or risk failing to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gases. The committee's chief executive, David Kennedy, outlines its proposals.

The Academies Bill, which would allow schools in England to opt of of local authority control, will get its second reading in the Commons today amid allegations that it is being rushed through the house. The Education Secretary Michael Gove justifies allowing such little time to debate the proposals.

One of Africa's most celebrated singers, Youssou N'Dour, played a rare one-off concert in London last night. He also used the opportunity to draw attention to the campaign against malaria, a preventable disease that kills a child every 47 seconds. The BBC's Mike Thomson caught up with him just before he went on stage.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Should we be giving almost £300m a year to India - a nation with a space programme and a buzzing economy, but also with high levels of malnutrition? David Mepham, director of policy at Save the Children and Alec Van Gedder, project director at the free-market think tank the International Policy Network, debate the cost of international aid.

Business news with Adam Shaw

The High Court has blocked plans by the Welsh Assembly government to begin a badger cull to try to curb the rising number of cases of TB in cattle. The Badger Trust's Jack Reedy and Stephen James, deputy president of NFU Cymru, debate this highly contentious issue.

For many older people, the prospect of moving into a retirement home is not one to which they would look forward. The novelist and literary editor Diana Athill, who was born in 1917, recently moved into a retirement home herself and she has been keeping a diary for the Today programme.
At the 2003 cricket World Cup two Zimbabwe players - Andy Flower who is white and Henry Olonga who was the first black cricketer to represent the nation - wore black arm bands to protest at the death of democracy in Zimbabwe. Olonga, labelled a traitor by the Zimbabwean authorities, had to flee with his family and now lives in the UK. Mr Olonga tells Justin Webb about his defiance and exile.

The coalition government asked people to say what laws they would like to get rid of. The think tank Civitas has come up with one: the legislation covering religious hate crimes. The report's author John Gower Davis and Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, discuss the proposal.



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