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Today: Thursday 26th May

Three NHS hospitals have been accused of failing to provide minimum standards of care to elderly patients. Also on today's programme, how sectarian is Scottish society?

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Business news with Adam Shaw: The electronics and entertainment giant Sony is expected to blame the Japanese earthquake and recent cyber attacks for a huge downward revision of its profits. Tim Charlton, managing director of Charlton Media Group, examines the company's financial position. Robert Palmer of Global Witness analyses fresh reports that some of the biggest financial institutions in the world held billions of dollars of Libyan state funds. And Greg Zuckerman, author and senior writer at the Wall Street Journal, talks about the rising price of metals. Download the podcast.

Britain can look forward to both good and bad news today with the publication of the latest Good Beach Guide. Dr Robert Keirle of the Marine Conservation Society, which produces the guide, runs through a few of the highlights.

Local road networks around the country are deteriorating because of bad maintenance work, according to a report from the Audit Commission. Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond responds to the findings.

Scotland's government is preparing to introduce tough new offences to tackle abusive behaviour within football stadiums, in pubs and on the internet. Scotland correspondent Colin Blane outlines the new penalties.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Right wing gangs have been attacking immigrant groups in Athens, as tension over illegal immigration rises, reports Europe correspondent Chris Morris.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

New figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that reported sexual abuse of children in Britain is increasing at an alarming rate. One 16 year-old girl from Kent, who was abused by her half-brother, tells her story. And Jon Brown of the NSPCC and Peter Davies, chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, discuss child abuse in the UK.

A discovery about the way asthma really works could lead to more effective treatment for sufferers. Dr Peter Howarth of Southampton University, who led the research, examines the findings.

Paper review.

Thought for the day with the novelist and columnist Anne Atkins.

A bill by the new Scottish government aims to tackle sectarianism throughout the country. Paul McBride QC, a Celtic football fan who was recently sent a parcel bomb, and Dr Michael Rosie from the Institute of Governance at Edinburgh University, discuss the legislation.

Three NHS hospitals in England have been accused of failing to provide minimum standards of care for elderly patients. Angela Laurence, whose mother died in August 2009 at Ipswich Hospital, speaks about her own experience and why she had to complain. Chair of Care Quality Commission Dame Jo Williams outlines the findings of its latest reports.

In what is being widely described as a stalemate, Colonel Gaddafi's forces still threaten the Libyan city of Benghazi and the rebel held east. Andrew Hosken reports from the all-important frontline city of Ajdabiya, which is now in rebel hands.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Football's ruling international body Fifa is facing calls to abandon next week's presidential election after two of the sport's most powerful figures were accused of handing over up to $40,000 in bribes to officials. Former FA executive director David Davies comments on the allegations.

The judiciary is reportedly furious at the behaviour of MPs using parliamentary privilege to breach privacy rulings. MP Paul Farrelly, who used privilege to break the Trafigura injunction, speaks about the perceived threat to lawmakers' rights. And the BBC's Clive Coleman reports on the rising temperature of the dispute.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Three weeks after the event the question remains, was the killing of Osama Bin Laden justified? Michael Scheuer is the former head of the CIA's Bin Laden unit and author of a book on the man. He comments on the demise of the Al-Qaeda leader for the first time since the US operation that lead to his death.

The glorious days of chivalry may not be dead, according to a new book. The author Nigel Saul, professor of medieval history at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Doug Beattie, former officer and author of a number of books on Afghanistan, debate if the chivalric code of medieval knights is still applicable to the modern warrior.



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