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Today: Saturday 9th July

Labour have called for urgent measures to protect evidence at the offices of the News of the World, whilst police investigating phone-hacking at the paper have made another arrest. Also in today's programme, 30 years after the Toxteth Riots, a policeman and a rioter reunited.

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In the latest twist in the News of the World (NoW) scandal, Rupert Murdoch is expected to fly into London today. The BBC's Isobel Webster reports from outside the News International headquarters in London. Correspondent Robin Brant analyses the political ramifications. Read the news story

The general synod of the Church of England is meeting, amid fears of divisions over the ordination of women and gay people as bishops. Religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott looks at a church wracked by fears of rupture.

Paper Review.

Sri Lanka has opened up the north of the country to foreigners for the first time since the end of its civil war two years ago. The BBC's Charles Havillan was the first journalist to enter the country since the announcement earlier this week.

With the NoW set to close on Sunday, how is the controversy affecting other newspapers? Media correspondent Torin Douglas considers the repercussions for the rest of the industry. Read the news story

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A new country was born last night as South Sudan became an independent state. The BBC's Will Ross samples the mood in its capital Juba, and former UN under-secretary general for human affairs Sir John Holmes explains the problems facing the world's newest nation.

Paper review.

Former US first lady Betty Ford has died. Correspondent Peter Bowes looks back at the life of a woman who became famous in her own right for her work helping people with addictions.

Thought for the day with the Reverend Roy Jenkins.

Has there always been a tense and complicated relationship between the press and politicians? Dr Piers Brendon, author of The Life and Death of the Press Baron, compares Rupert Murdoch with the press barons of the past.

A third of the population of Somalia are in danger from war and drought, according to the latest figures from the United Nations. The Today programme's Andrew Hosken is one of the few British journalists there.

A report by the public accounts committee has criticised both the Department for Transport and National Express over the termination of the East Coast rail franchise. Richard Bacon MP, a member of the committee, analyses what went wrong.

Following a rapturous welcome in Canada, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Los Angeles today. The BBC's Alastair Leithead previews their reception in Hollywood.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Is it ever possible for prime ministers to stand beyond the influence of newspapers and the media? Lance Price, Tony Blair's former spin doctor and author of Where Power Lies: the Prime Minister Versus the Media, and Jack Straw, ever-present in the Blair cabinet, consider the power of the press.

Paper Review.

Although the F1 cars racing at Silverstone tomorrow will look different, they'll sound almost exactly the same. The Guardian's sports editor Richard Williams explains why he misses the more varied noises of the racing cars from the 1950s and 60s.

A National Museum of Art opens in Wales today, showcasing the nation's art collection from the sixteenth century to the present day under one roof for the first time. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on a significant moment for Welsh art. Watch the audio-slideshow

Thirty years ago this month violence erupted on the streets of Toxteth, Liverpool after the perceived heavy-handed arrest of a young black man. Dave Potts, a policeman injured in the riots, and Jimmi Jagne, a rioter arrested and convicted for his involvement, remember the events of July 1971.



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