It has been revealed that an envoy from Colonel Gaddafi has had talks in London with British officials. And the armed dispute over who should be president of the Ivory Coast seems to be reaching a climax.
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Business news with Dominic Laurie. Corporation tax on the profits of large companies is to falls to 26%. Bill Dodwell, head of tax policy at the professional services firm Deloitte analyses how companies will benefit. And Helena Morrissey, chief executive of asset management company Newton is the
Anti-government forces in Libya claim that the flight of the foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, shows that the Gaddafi regime is crumbling. The BBC's Christian Fraser reports from the east of the country on
the fight in Libya's towns and cities
where advantage seems to have been swinging back and forth between the two sides.
Neuroscientists have found that teenage boys with behavioural difficulties have different
to those that are well-behaved. Ian Goodyer, professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cambridge explains the findings.
One of the Government's first major changes to welfare comes into force in an effort to cut the £21bn
bill and force landlords to charge lower rents. Maximum rates of housing benefit for new applicants are being reduced and for those currently receiving the payment, the rates drop next year. Tom Bateman reports from the Miles Platting estate in Manchester.
South Downs opens today as Britain's newest national park, stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. William Worsley of the Country Land and Business Association and Tom Franklin, chief executive of the Ramblers Association, discuss
whether national parks are good or bad for businesses in the area.
Sports news with Russell Fuller.
There has been
heavy fighting in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan,
between forces loyal to the UN-recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, and supporters of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo. Abidjan resident Nfor Susungi describes the continuing battle taking place in the city and former foreign office minister Lord Malloch-Brown considers the future of the country.
A breakthrough in 3D sound by a scientist at Princeton University has created a flutter in the commercial audio world. Now the musician and sound pioneers Robert Fripp and Simon Heyworth have been working with the BBC so that for the first time you will be able to listen to
Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge investigates.
Thought for the day with Greshan Professor of Divinity, Lord Harries of Pentregarth.
Wales has become the first part of the UK to make
the morning-after pill
available without charge from pharmacies, including to some girls aged under 16. The morning after pill will continue to cost around £26 at chemists in other parts of the UK. Mark Griffiths, owner of a pharmacy in Merthyr Tydfil and Dr Andrew Dearden, a senior member of the British Medical Association, discuss the controversial move.
Is the Gaddafi regime "crumbling from within"
as foreign secretary William Hague has said. It is now thought that a senior aide of one of Gaddafi's sons visited London for talks. Diplomatic correspondent James Robbins and world affairs editor John Simpson report. But what should become of Moussa Koussa? Vera Baird, solicitor general for England and Wales in the last government and human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC discuss the future of Libya's defectors.
UK Space Agency
is to mark its first birthday by becoming an executive agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The Space Agency's chief executive David Williams explains the significance of the agency's role.
Sport news with Russell Fuller.
has been talking about his marriage later this month and his job as an RAF search and rescue pilot which he called "rewarding and fantastic". The prince also confessed to suffering from some pre-wedding nerves. The BBC's royal correspondent Peter Hunt reports.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad
has directed a legal committee to look into lifting unpopular emergency laws, in place for nearly half a century. Syrian Ambassador in London Sami Khiyami analyses the situation in the country.
Business news with Dominic Laurie.
The European Commission and the European Central Bank have welcomed a review of
the Irish banking system
- calling it rigorous and a step towards restoring the health of the Irish banks. Europe Correspondent Chris Morris reports.
Colonel Gaddafi's regime
has sent an envoy to London for talks with British officials. A senior aide to Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif-al-Islam was apparently told the Libyan leader had to give up power. Sir Richard Dalton, former British ambassador to Libya, analyses unconfirmed reports of other senior Libyans defecting.
Speed cameras across Oxfordshire are being switched back on
after a 6 month absence. Director of the RAC Foundation Stephen Glaister explains why.