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Today: Friday 3th June

Concerns have been raised over private involvement in the health service, following the care home scandal uncovered by Panorama and the financial crisis at Britain's largest care home provider, Southern Cross. The World Health Organisation is warning that the E. Coli outbreak in Germany is an entirely new strain of the bacteria. And should we be making a greater effort to look after the vulnerable by ourselves?

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0615
Business news with Dominic Laurie: A second financial bailout of Greece could be signed off later today, in a bid to stop it defaulting on its mountain of debt. Professor of economics at University College London, Costas Meghir, analyses what sort of a deal could be reached. And chief executive of Diageo Paul Walsh, one of the FTSE 100's longest serving CEOs, is our Friday boss. Download the podcast.

0640
With rocketing property prices, many of those on the economic margins in Beijing have been forced literally underground, living in the city's thousands of air-raid shelters, basements and tunnels. Martin Patience reports.

0650
MPs have criticised the way EU fishing quotas are being applied in the UK. Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, and Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations, debate whether limits are leading to a lot of dead fish.

0709
The outbreak of E. coli in Germany, which has killed 17 people so far, has now infected seven people in the UK. Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports on what the World Health Organisation is calling a completely new strain of the bacteria. And Professor Gad Frankel, an expert in E.coli at Imperial College London, assesses the risk.

0712
The future of the controversial chief executive of Suffolk County Council, Andrea Hill, is to be decided by a disciplinary committee, after complaints by whistle-blowers and the death of a senior colleague. Local government correspondent Mike Sergeant reports.

0716
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0720
Family, friends, and some of the most influential voices in black America came together yesterday to remember Gil Scott-Heron, the musician and poet who always contested his honorary title, Godfather of Rap. Matt Wells went to Riverside Church in Manhattan to hear some of the tributes.

0727
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0732
Four people have been killed in an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales, Dyfed Powys Police have said. Former chief fire officer at Mid and West Wales fire service Arwel Fowler and Welsh Assembly Member Angela Burns discuss the incident.

0739
Paper review.

0742
Scientists in Britain have discovered a new variant of the superbug MRSA, and say it is possible that cows could be a source of the human strain. Dr Mark Holmes of Cambridge University outlines the findings.

0747
Thought for the day with Akhandadhi Das, a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian..

0750
The former Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance in court today at the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, charged with 11 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports from the Hague and correspondent Allan Little reflects on the case to come.

0810
Serious concerns have been raised over the private sector's role in Britain's health service, after appalling abuse was exposed at an institution in Bristol, and a financial crisis took hold of Britain's largest care home provider, Southern Cross. The BBC's Ben Wright reflects on the politics at play. Colin Ellis, chief economist at the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, considers the impact of financial engineering on private care operators. And Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb analyses the future of NHS reform.

0820
A new film is out today on the life of Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian Formula One racing driver and three-times world champion who was killed after crashing at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in 1994. Retired Formula One driver Damon Hill and Sid Watkins, former Formula One safety and medical delegate and a friend of Senna, discuss this crucial turning point in F1 racing.

0825
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0834
Israel's ambassador to Britain has written an article reflecting on a growing feeling in his country that the UK is too hostile towards Israel, particularly on the subject of Palestine. Ron Prosor explains his concerns.

0841
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0845
The first exhibition of the government's extensive art collection, used mostly for offices and embassies, will be opened to the public today. Daniel Herrmann, curator of the collection at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, and Kim Howells, former culture minister in the last government, look forward to the show.

0850
Who should be looking after us in our old age? AA Gill of the Sunday Times and Katharine Whitehorn, who is now agony aunt for Saga Magazine, debate what works best.




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