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Today: Tuesday 29th March

President Obama has said regime change is not the aim of the military campaign in Libya. The government is announcing a shake-up of "no win, no fee" civil cases in England and Wales. And, ancient sealed books have been discovered, which some experts believe could date from the time Jesus was crucified.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Colin Ellis, chief economist at the British Venture Capital Association, comments on Britain's volatile trade balance. Praefinium Group's Alpesh Patel takes a look at the markets. And Cnet's Larry Magid analyses eBay's acquisition of the internet marketing company GSI Commerce.

In Libya the rebels are battling hard against Colonel Gaddafi's forces. Our correspondent Kevin Connolly spoke to a man named Rashed, who has travelled from Britain to Libya to fight. Also on the programme Lord Goldsmith, former attorney general, examines the legal situation of war and rights in Libya.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The government wants to open up the NHS to greater competition from private firms. But, as the BBC's Nick Triggle reports, evidence has emerged that Primary Care Trust managers are making it harder for them to see NHS patients. David Stout, director of the NHS Confederation, rejects the suggestion there is anti-private sector culture in the NHS.

Prince Harry is joining a team of wounded military servicemen at the start of their expedition to trek unaided to the North Pole. Our security correspondent Frank Gardner is with them.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The government will announce plans for a major shake up of civil justice later today. Central to their proposals will be reform of so called "no win, no fee" agreements, which ministers say has led to spiralling legal costs. Muiris Lyons, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke, debate the proposal.

Review of the papers.

The Welsh tenor and conductor Robert Tear has died at the age of 71. He also featured on more than 250 recordings. Tenor Ian Bostridge and Mr Tear's agent Martin Kimble White reflect on his life.

Thought for the Day the Reverend Lucy Winkett.

In the light of the Japanese nuclear crisis, a new report released today says that Britain should recycle used nuclear fuel to generate more power. Its author Sir David King, the former government chief scientist, outlines the key points of his report.

What exactly is Britain doing in Libya? Our correspondent Bridget Kendall has the latest on the situation in the country and Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines the government's strategy.

Controversy has erupted after the Church Commissioners said they plan to sell a £15m painting currently gracing the traditional home of the Bishop of Durham. Our reporter Luke Walton reports on a burgeoning dispute between the C of E's bureaucracy and its flock in the north-east of England.

The National Trust is launching a £1m appeal to buy a farm in Snowdonia. The trust claims that if it was to fall into commercial hands its rare habitats would be ruined. Richard Neale is National Trust general manager for Wales and explains why this corner of Snowdonia should remain protected.
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The London conference on Libya begins at lunchtime today. Our world affairs editor John Simpson reports on the latest situation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Business news with Adam Shaw

Assaults on grassroots referees by footballers in England have risen by more than a quarter in the past year, according to figures seen exclusively by BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast. Peter Suter, a football referee from Doncaster, analyses why this may be happening.

Ancient sealed books have been discovered in Jordan which some experts believe could date from the time Jesus was crucified. Our religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports on how the volumes may shed important new light on the development of Christianity.
New research by parenting website Netmums shows that new mums are being bombarded with outdated, contradictory and even dangerous parenting advice, and the worse culprits are their own mothers or mothers-in-law. Netmums' founder Siobhan Freegard and columnist and mother Rosie Millard discuss old-fashioned and modern day parenting tips.

Today is the 550th anniversary of what could be the bloodiest battle in British history, the battle of Towton, fought during the wars of the Roses, where an estimated 28,000 men died. August could see the start of excavations of what may be Britain's largest mass grave. George Goodwin, author of Fatal Colours and battlefield archaeologist Tim Sutherland reflect on the deadly fight.


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