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Today: Friday 3rd September

Three Pakistan cricketers accused of being involved in a betting scam have been charged by the sport's governing body and face further police questioning. And Seb Coe joked about it but perhaps 5,000 Morris Dancers could launch London's Olympic Games.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove: Friday boss Tom Drury of Shanks, one of Europe's biggest waste management companies, explains Britain's shifting attitudes to waste.

BBC general director Mark Thompson went to Downing Street yesterday to talk about the future of the Corporation. Media correspondent Torin Douglas reports on controversy over the notes photographed as he entered the building.

Ministers in Scotland are proposing to set a minimum price for alcohol at 45p per unit. James Shaw reports on the political opposition to the issue in Holyrood and Westminster. Ben Page of the pollsters MORI analyses the likely public reaction.

The UK Independence Party's annual conference is underway in Torquay as the party begins its search for a new leader. Interim leader Jeffrey Titford discusses UKIP's place in British politics.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Three Liberal Democrat councillors have left the party because of what they call the coalition's "savage" spending cuts. One of the councillors, Bob Bryant, explains his dissatisfactions.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

There has been a mixed reaction in Israel and Palestine to the Middle East peace talks being held in Washington. BBC correspondents Mark Mardell and Jeremy Bowen analyse whether progress has been made in the talks so far.

The paper review.

When the Chairman of the London Olympics Sebastian Coe was watching the closing ceremony of the last games in Beijing, he joked that the London games could open with a display by 5,000 Morris dancers. Nicola Stanbridge reports on how the South Bank has taken him at his word.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Roy Jenkins, Baptist Minister in Cardiff.

Labour should criticise "the composition but not the thrust" of the coalition's plans to cut the deficit, Tony Blair has written in his autobiography. Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls discusses whether he agrees with the former prime minister.

John Prescott has given the Metropolitan police a week to tell him whether his voicemail was hacked by the News of the World. If information is not provided, he warns he will be seeking a judicial review into the case.

The statement made by William Hague, following allegations over his special adviser, went into great detail about he and his wife's efforts to start a family. Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, debates how politicians' wives feel about such public revelations.

Three Pakistan cricketers accused of being involved in a betting scam have been charged by the sport's governing body and face further police questioning. Pakistani High Commissioner to London Wajid Shamsul Hasan explains whether the ICC charges are helping resolve the case.

The sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Why do children of richer parents tend to end up in better state schools than those of poorer parents? Researcher Lee Elliot Major and Graham Stuart, of the Education Select Committee, talk about how to devise a school admissions system that gives sufficient access to pupils from poorer backgrounds.

Should we pay more for alcohol? As new research shows the UK is drinking less, the Scottish government is considering adopting a minimum price for alcohol. Labour MP Kevin Barron and Murdo Fraser, Conservative health spokesman in Scotland, discuss the future of alcohol pricing.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The militant Palestinian group Hamas has responded to the Middle East peace talks in Washington by saying it will step up attacks on Israel. Palestinian journalist Ali Abuninah explains how he believes Middle East negotiations should draw on the experience of Northern Ireland.

The three Pakistani cricketers accused of corruption have been charged with various offences by the International Cricket Council. Sport journalist Mihir Bose and former Wisden editor David Frith discuss how sport's governing bodies should best deal with corruption.


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