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Today: Thursday 22nd July

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a wounded colleague. And former Daily Telegraph owner, Conrad Black, has been released from a Florida prison on bail, pending an appeal over fraud convictions.

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Business News with Adam Shaw: Jack Frost, director of Johnson Matthey Fuel Sales, and Ian Rogers, chief executive of UK Steel, examine tougher pollution controls to encourage the creation of "clean technologies". And Lloyds Banking Group's Alan Capper on the markets.

The government's plans to axe many school rebuilding projects attracted a wave of criticism. Highfurlong School in Blackpool is a specialist school for children with severe disabilities. Newsround reporter Hayley Cutts explains how the school has been affected.

An undercover Panorama investigation has found evidence of overcharging and unprofessional conduct at one of the countries biggest veterinary chains, Medivet. Panorama reporter Alex Lee, and Professor Sandy Trees, of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, discuss the findings.

Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is playing his final test match. Correspondent Charles Haviland reports from Galle, where Sri Lanka are taking on India, on the career of one of the world's great bowlers.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture has been announced with two schools on the list of six. Claire McDonald, director of architects DSDHA, discusses whether school buildings make a difference to education.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The government has promised a new focus on mental health services for veterans. Sergeant Major John Dale describes how his life was ripped apart by post-traumatic stress disorder.

The paper review.

Have archaeologists discovered a new "henge" at Stonehenge? Birmingham University's Professor Vincent Gaffney explains how a new site was discovered in the area surrounding the monument.

Thought for the day with Reverend Joel Edwards.

The government is trying to encourage more philanthropy in the arts. Arts editor Will Gompertz and Rena DeSisto, global arts and heritage executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discuss how donations to arts could be encouraged by the government.

A senior Conservative source has told the BBC that a tax on graduates is an "unlikely" option. Tim Farron MP and Andrew Haldenby, director of Reform, consider the least painful alternative for university funding.

Names of the latest British troops to be killed in Afghanistan are to be announced. Details are emerging that they may have died while trying to assist a wounded colleague.

Conrad Black has been released from prison in Florida on bail. He must appear before a judge in Chicago to go over the terms of his release. His friend Brian Stewart, an Canadian academic, discusses his release.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The coalition between the Movement for the Democratic Change and Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF continues in Zimbabwe. Correspondent Karen Allen examines the relationship within Zimbabwe's coalition parties.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Scout Association is launching a badge for entrepreneurship. The activities needed to win such a badge include giving a business pitch in front of a Dragons' Den inspired panel. The Scouts' Association's Simon Carter and scout Grace Denny discuss scout-style entrepreneurship.

Manchester's Poet Laureate, John Cooper Clarke, the Bard of Salford, is enjoying a renaissance at festivals this summer. The Today programme caught up with him at the Latitude Festival to hear some of his new material.

Is enough being done to help soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder? Mick Stott, of veterans' mental health charity Talking 2 Minds, and Andrew Murrison MP explain why more needs to be done to help veterans back into a civilian life.


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