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Today: Tuesday 24th May

A cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland has forced airlines to cancel most flights in and out of Scotland. The use of injunctions to protect privacy is being re-examined, after Ryan Giggs was named in parliament as the footballer who used a court order to conceal allegations of an affair. Also on today's programme, from angry young man to elder statesman of the music scene: Bob Dylan turns 70.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: A meeting of the world's internet leaders, the so-called E-G8, is being held in Paris. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones outlines their aims. Brian Tora, associate from stockbrokers JM Finn, looks at the markets. The employment adviser at the British Chambers of Commerce, Abigail Morris, and Hugh Robertson, head of Health Safety at the TUC, discuss whether rules have started to stifle business. Download the podcast.

New research in Australia suggests that the health of Aborigines in urban areas is as bad, if not worse, than their counterparts in remote parts of the country where medical services are limited. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney on the discrimination they often face at hospitals and clinics.

While judges have refused to lift an injunction stopping journalists from identifying the footballer Ryan Giggs, it is possible to report his name because an MP used parliamentary privilege to reveal it yesterday. Professor Robert Hazell, director of the constitution unit at University College London, analyses the balance of power between politicians and judges.

Libya's capital city has been hit by a series of large explosions overnight, in what is thought to be Nato's heaviest bombardment of the city so far. Andrew North reports from Tripoli.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A new system which grades the risk of flying will soon be put to the test as ash from a volcano in Iceland moves towards the UK, grounding flights in Scotland. Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority, gives the industry's reaction and explains what other precautions are being put in place.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Arable crops in the UK are suffering because of a record dry spell. Tom Feilden reports on the wheat fields of eastern England, which have been particularly badly hit. And Sean Rickard, economist at Cranfield School of Management who advises the government on agricultural policy, looks at the impact of dry weather on food prices across Europe.

Paper review.

Scientists claim that we still know very little about how Britain's seabirds survive when at sea. Environment correspondent David Miller travelled to the Hebridean island of Colonsay to discover how scientists are hoping to track the birds' movements and numbers.

Thought for the day with the Bishop Tom Butler.

US President Obama has arrived for a three-day state visit to the UK, as part of a move to strengthen what he and David Cameron have described as an "essential relationship" between the two nations. North America editor Mark Mardell spoke to PJ Crowley, former assistant secretary of state and White House spokesman, about the importance of American foreign policy.

Serious questions have been raised over Britain's privacy laws, after the UK press were able to report the name and picture of the footballer Ryan Giggs, who has an injunction in place, because he was identified by an MP using parliamentary privilege. The Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester, who is a human rights lawyer, and Lord Mackay, a former lord chancellor, debate the future of privacy legislation.

Hundreds of air passengers in Scotland and north east England have been told their flights are cancelled because of volcanic ash drifting from Iceland. Transport Secretary Philip Hammond considers if last year's ash cloud fiasco could be repeated.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

President Obama's visit to Britain has been described as one which confirms that the American-UK relationship is "not just special but essential". The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson reflects on the real nature of the transatlantic tie.

Would a review of the UK's privacy law affect social networking sites such as Twitter, which are based outside Britain? Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation which advises Silicon Valley companies about privacy law, examines whether policing British privacy elsewhere is practically possible.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Bob Dylan turns 70 today, after a career spanning five decades. Nicola Stanbridge spoke to Ramblin' Jack Elliott who influenced him, DA Pennebaker whose black and white film has irrevocably etched Dylan in our minds, and the music producer Mark Ronson, taking the legend forward for the next generation.

Barack Obama has arrived in Britain for a state visit aimed to reaffirm the relationship between America and the UK. Two British historians who both live and work in the US, Simon Schama and Niall Ferguson, debate if the president is a true friend to the UK.

Flight Lieutenant Alex Duncan has been described as "possibly the luckiest man in the Royal Air Force", after the helicopter pilot was shot down on two occasions and managed both times to fly his damaged Chinook to safety. He explains why he wrote Sweating Metal, a personal account of what it is like to fly on the front line in Afghanistan.



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