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Today: Tuesday 12th July

MPs are to question current and former senior police officers about their inquiries into the News of the World hacking scandal. And presenting from Manchester, Evan Davis investigates whether the BBC's re-location to Salford is misguided social engineering or value for money.

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It is the climax of the Northern Ireland marching season with Orange marches across the province. Last night there was violence in Belfast nationalist youths clashing with police. Anthony, a witness to the violence, and SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood, describe the rioting.

The Sunday Times, owned by News International, is alleged to have targeted the personal information of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, defines the alleged "blagging" and explains whether it is illegal.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Today presenter Evan Davis is presenting from the BBC's new Media City complex in Salford. The complex is a hub for media industries and new jobs beyond BBC in the north-west of England. Graphic designer and art director Peter Saville discusses whether Manchester is the right place for a media hub outside London.

The Government is publishing proposals for reforming the electricity market. Business Correspondent Jonty Bloom reports on the triple challenge of keeping the lights on, cutting carbon emissions, and keeping the bills down.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

More than a third of universities will charge the maximum £9000 for every course they provide, according to the final list of university fee levels in England, published today by the Office for Fair Access (Offa). Sir Graeme Davies, director of Offa, gives his reaction.

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The BBC is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in the new Media City UK development in Salford, Manchester. Peter Salmon is in charge of the BBC in Salford and he showed Today presenter Evan Davis around the new building.

Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

Average UK real house prices are unlikely to recover to their previous peak levels until around 2020, according to analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in its latest UK Economic Outlook report. PwC chief economist and author of the Economic Outlook John Hawksworth and Douglas McWilliams, CEO of the Centre for Economic and Business Research, debate the report findings.

Two senior Metropolitan Police officers, along with two officers who have left the force, will be questioned by MPs about Scotland Yard's investigations into phone hacking at the News of the World. Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw, committee chair Keith Vaz MP, and former mayor of London Ken Livingstone assess the latest developments.

Stand up comedienne, actress, screen writer and director Victoria Wood has established herself as something of a national treasure over the last 30 years. She speaks to Evan Davis in Manchester about her new musical.

Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

European finance ministers held talks yesterday to try and avert the Eurozone debt crisis spreading to Italy. Markets fell dramatically through fear that the Eurozone's third largest economy may be the next domino to fall. Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports from Brussels where the talks were taking place and Gary Jenkins, of Evolution Securities, looks at the possibility of an Italian debt crisis.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Gordon Brown has told the BBC of his reaction to the Sun's reporting of his son's health condition. Political correspondent Norman Smith reports.

Over the last few days more than 1000 migrants from Libya have arrived on the Italian Island of Lampedusa. Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reports from Lampedusa and Paris on the "African exodus".

The BBC is in the process of moving to Salford, but will the plan to build a northern media hub work? Actor and journalist Nigel Pivaro, and Barbara Spicer, CEO of Salford City Council, debate the move.



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