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Today: Thursday 29th July

The government is planning to scrap the default retirement age in the UK from October 2011. And Police in France have arrested a couple after finding the bodies of eight babies in a village.

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Business News with Lesley Curwen: Scotland's £30bn annual budget. And criticisms of high street banks for their 'heartbreaking' treatment of long-standing business customers.

BP's British chief executive has been replaced with an American, Bob Dudley. Matthew Gwyther, editor of Management Today, and Kit Bingham of Odgers Berndtson discuss whether a CEO's nationality matters.

Forcing people to retire at the age of 65 is to be banned. Solicitor Claire Dawson considers whether employers will still be able to ask people to leave.

A French couple are in custody after police found the bodies of eight newborn babies in a village in northern France. French journalist Catherine Guilyardi reports on the case.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

A judge has blocked the most controversial elements of a tough new immigration law in Arizona, just hours before it came into effect. Rajesh Mirchandani reports on the effect of the immigration crackdown in the US state.

Greece's government has used a rare emergency order to force striking fuel-tanker drivers back to work, after their crippling protest threatened tourism businesses and caused food shortages. Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The day before moving into No 10, David Cameron told his wife he wouldn't be PM. Political editor Nick Robinson, tells the inside story of the formation of the coalition government.

The paper review.

Winston Churchill's dentures go under the hammer at an auction in Norfolk today. Nigel Cudlipp, the son of the dentures maker, describes the false teeth dubbed "teeth which saved Britain".

Thought for the day with Benedictine Monk Dom Antony Sutch.

David Cameron's forthright statements on his foreign tour have made headlines around the world. Chief political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg, Times foreign commentator Bronwen Maddox and Dr Robin Niblett director of the foreign policy think tank Chatham House, debate whether a new diplomatic strategy is emerging.

The government is to ban the default retirement age, taking effect from October 2011. Margaret Davison-Scott explains why she wants to work beyond 65 and Employment Relations minister Ed Davey debates whether the move will affect the pensions crisis.

David Cameron comments that it is "unacceptable for anything to happen within Pakistan that's about supporting terrorism elsewhere" have caused a strong reaction in Pakistan. Security correspondent Frank Gardner analyses the relationship between Pakistan and the Taliban.

The celebrity industry has boomed in the last decade, but is it a new phenomenon? Cultural historian Fred Inglis and photographer Terry O'Neill debate the rise and fall of the A and B lists.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

In gaining new powers from the FSA, the Bank of England will soon be responsible for setting interest rates, ensuring stability and financial regulation. Oxford University's Professor Christopher Allsopp and Professor David Smith, of the University of Derby Business School, debate whether the Bank of England has too much power.

A new website launched by The National Archives is to give greater access to legislation, from Magna Carta to the latest statutory instruments. Lord McNally discusses the website.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The German Language Foundation has run a competition to find a more German way of saying "fast food" and the catchy winner was "ruckizuckifutti". Uwe Rau, of the Goethe Institute, discusses whether the German is under threat from the English language.

US researchers have developed a promising new technique that could enable doctors to re-grow broken or diseased joints. Professor Patrick H. Warnke of Bond University, Brisbane, discusses the research.

Making people to retire at the age of 65 will be banned from October next year. Dianah Worman, diversity adviser for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and deputy director-general of the CBI John Cridland, reflect on the consequences of the ban.



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