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Today: Wednesday 1st June

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of mistreating patients at a private hospital, following a BBC investigation. There is little sign that Fifa will postpone the re-election of Sepp Blatter. Also on today's programme, the man who has been presented with an £11,000 bill for Olympic tickets.

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0615
Business news with Adam Shaw: The Financial Services Authority is considering whether it should "constrain future interest-only mortgages". David Blanchflower, formerly of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee reflects on the proposals. White House spokesman Jay Carney considers whether Republicans will accept President Obama's bid to raise the US debt limit. And Tom Broughton of Building Magazine talks about recent activity in the construction sector. Download the podcast.

0650
Southern Cross, a company that runs care homes for 31,000 people across Britain, has announced it is in financial trouble and cannot afford to pay its rents. Conservative MP Stephen Dorrell, who chairs the Commons Health Select Committee, looks at the decision to cut its rents.

0709
Some 300,000 Britons have switched the terms of their mortgage to interest-only repayments since the credit crunch began. Zubeida Malik reports on fears that even a modest rise in interest rates could spell financial disaster for many.

0712
The international team inspecting the nuclear accident in Japan have concluded that the danger from the tsunami was underestimated, and lessons must be learned by nuclear plant designers and operators around the world. Dr Richard Wakeford, visiting professor of epidemiology at Dalton Nuclear Institute at Manchester University, assesses the warning.

0716
Business news with Adam Shaw.

0720
Sepp Blatter will today be re-elected to the most powerful job in world football. Sports editor David Bond is at Fifa headquarters in Zurich.

0723
We are being warned that it is a very bad year for clothes moths. Rachel Simhon, the author of The Housewife's Handbook, explains what can you do to protect your favourite woollies.

0727
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0733
A report by BBC's Panorama has shocked psychologists after it revealed the appalling treatment of some people with learning difficulties in hospitals. Mark Goldring, chief executive of the learning disability charity Mencap, reacts to the story of Simone, one young victim of abuse.

0738
Paper review.

0741
Stephen Hunt, the man who applied for £36,000 worth of tickets for the Olympics, has finally found out what he received. He returns to the Today programme to reveal all.

0747
Thought for the day with Vishvapani, who is an ordained Buddhist.

0750
The care home operator Southern Cross has announced it is in a critical financial position and has done a deal with the banks to borrow more money. William Laing, health economist at Laing and Buisson, and Peter Hay, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, discuss what the future may hold for the company and those in its care.

0810
Record numbers of families struggling under financial strain have moved their mortgages into risky interest-only schemes, according to statistics from the Financial Services Authority. Terry Smith, chief executive of fund managers Fundsmith, and Deanne Julius, former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, debate the dangers of an interest rate rise.

0818
Apache helicopters are expected to launch their first strikes against Gaddafi's forces near the eastern Libyan city of Misrata, the only coastal town between Tripoli and Benghazi left in rebel hands. David Loyn reports from Misrata, where a major clean-up is just beginning.

0822
A few weeks ago the Today programme's James Naughtie gave a DNA sample to find out his genetic heritage. Scottish historian Alistair Moffat and social anthropologist Kate Fox, author of Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, prepare him for the moment of truth.

0828
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0836
One thousand more migrants from north Africa landed in Sicily yesterday, arriving by boat from the island of Lampedusa. Italian authorities say 40,000 have arrived this year, Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reports on the growing problem. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom considers if other European countries should help with the influx.

0842
Business news with Adam Shaw.

0848
It is being claimed that the prominent Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who has been found dead, was in the custody of the Pakistan intelligence organisation, the ISI, before he died. Nasim Zehra, a presenter at Dunya TV in Pakistan, and Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch, analyse the situation.

0851
A series of earthquakes near Blackpool have been blamed on the drilling of shale gas, which is also accused of polluting water supplies and accelerating climate change. The BBC's environment analyst Roger Harrabin explains.

0854
After 15 years on the run, Ratko Mladic spent last night in a cell in The Hague, waiting to go on trial for crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war. The Guardian's Simon Jenkins and Geoffrey Robertson QC, author of Crimes Against Humanity, debate if Mladic's victims have been denied real justice after all these years.




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