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Today: Monday 18th July

The head of the Metropolitan Police has resigned, becoming the highest profile casualty of the phone hacking scandal. The government is going to announce a reduction of nearly 20,000 in the regular army. Also on today's programme, we reveal all you never knew about Oss Oss Wee Oss.

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It is 75 years since General Franco led the military uprising that sparked the Spanish Civil War. Sarah Rainsford reports from Madrid, where an expert commission wants to change the monument to his dictatorship.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned following the phone hacking scandal, over which he denies any wrongdoing. Victoria Borwick, Conservative member of the London Assembly, cautions against a witch hunt in the police service. And Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper gives her reaction to the news.

The regular Army is to be cut back and the number of reservists are set to be increased. Defence Secretary Liam Fox explains how the armed forces will cope with the change.

News International's former chief executive Rebekah Brooks was arrested by appointment on Sunday morning. Business editor Robert Peston analyses the latest twist in the hacking saga.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The leader of Nato operations in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has handed over his job to another American general to work at the CIA. Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports on the situation he leaves behind in Kabul.

Sports news with Russell Fuller.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has announced his resignation, following the phone hacking affair at the News of the World. Home Secretary Theresa May gives the government's response.

Paper review.

Where can you get the best mobile phone signal? The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has gone to find out.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, religious commentator.

It has been four months since the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, killing 18,000 people and raising serious questions about the safety of nuclear power plants. Today presenter Justin Webb has been in Japan for the past week.

The resignation of the UK's most senior police officer, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, has sparked major concerns over the role and integrity of the police force. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the man who accepted Sir Paul's resignation, looks at why Sir Paul chose to step down. Home affairs correspondent Mark Easton and political editor Nick Robinson look at whether trust has been broken.

A mock trial of Romeo and Benvolio for the murder of Tybalt is being held at Grey's Inn, as part of the Schools Shakespeare Festival. Anthony Arlidge QC, who will be prosecuting, and Ron Thwaites QC, who will be defending the pair, set out the case.

Sports news with Russell Fuller.

US politicians have until 2 August to agree to raise the country's debt limit, but could the country ever end up defaulting on its debts? Democrat Congressman Peter Welch outlines the current conflict.

A new film about the May Day event in Cornwall called Oss Oss Wee Oss, where local people dance around a hobby horse, is to be showcased by the British Film Institute. Curator at the BFI William Fowler describes the importance of keeping British folk culture alive.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

People could be given the right to know whether their partners have a history of violence, under Clare's Law which is being proposed by campaigners. Former Home Office minister Hazel Blears, who is heading up the campaign, and Conservative member of the Commons Justice Committee Robert Buckland, a barrister and part-time judge, debate the key problems surrounding domestic violence.

How much worse can the hacking scandal get? Media expert Steve Hewlett analyses the impact on the Murdoch empire. Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins and the Independent's Mary Ann Sieghart discuss the latest revelations.



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