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Today: Thursday 1st September

World leaders are meeting in Paris to discuss ways of rebuilding Libya with the country's National Transitional Council. The former head of the NHS in England has called for more hospital closures, with a shift towards supporting patients at home. And ten years on from the 9/11 attacks, how have they changed our armed forces?

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Business News with Adam Shaw.

Basildon Council has issued eviction notices to families living illegally on Dale Farm, England's largest travellers' site. Birkbeck College's Dr Becky Taylor reflects on how society's attitudes towards the traveller community have changed over time.

Around 1,000 soldiers and RAF personnel are set to be made redundant. Shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy how society's attitudes towards the traveller community have changed over time. considers the consequences of the job cuts, which form part of the strategic defence review.

Libyan rebels have arrested Gaddafi's foreign minister, Abdelati al-Obeidi, in Tripoli. Today reporter Andrew Hosken reports from the capital where people have been celebrating both Eid and the fall of the old regime.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

What part did oil play in bringing Colonel Gaddafi down? David Cameron set up a secret unit within Whitehall to mount covert economic operations against him. Deputy political editor James Landale explains the so-called "Libya oil cell".

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

What impact did 9/11 have on Britain? Today presenter John Humphrys investigates how we changed as a result of the attacks on 11 September 2001.

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Is it acceptable to be a porn actor while being a teacher? Benedict Garrett worked as a stripper, under the professional name John Anglais, while teaching personal, social and health education. He tells Justin Webb about his reprimand from the General Teaching Council.

Thought for the day with Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Closing hospital units is needed if the health service is going to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Lord Crisp, former NHS chief executive, and Nick Seddon, deputy director of the Reform think-tank, debate the government's policy on hospital closures.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron will co-host the first "Friends of Libya" conference in Paris today. It convenes on the day Col Gaddafi would have celebrated the 42nd anniversary of the military coup. Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines the conference's aims.

Can the extent of our social networks and connections help us get better treatment and extend our lives should we get diagnosed with a terminal disease? Jane Maher, Macmillan Cancer's chief medical officer, and Merthyr Tydfil GP, Professor Jonathan Richards, debate if an independent advocacy service should be set up to help the less socially connected get access to the best consultants.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Today's John Humphrys investigates how Britain has changed as a direct consequence of the terrorist attacks. He speaks to Lord Boyce, former Chief of the Defence Staff, about the British public's attitude to the armed forces.
The law on deaths in custody is set to change. Public sector custodial bodies, such as the police and the Prison Service, will be able to be prosecuted for manslaughter. Helen Shaw, of the campaigning charity, Inquest, explains why the new law will provide an additional layer of accountability.

Business News with Adam Shaw.

Archaeologists have begun a major excavation at Britain's largest Iron Age hill fort. The purpose of the Ham Hill site in Somerset is not known but researchers are now hoping to gain a deeper insight into life 2,000 years ago. Cambridge Archaeological Unit's Christopher Evans explains the on-going excavation.

The BBC has been given exclusive access to the British Council in Kabul, two weeks after its compound was attacked by the Taliban, resulting in 12 deaths. British Council staff have returned to work this week but in new offices: they said will never return to the compound. Quentin Sommerville was the first journalist to visit the ruined buildings and reports form the city.

Could a national volunteer programme help to engage disaffected youth? Former home secretary, David Blunkett, and British Red Cross' George McNamara, discuss plans for a nine-month programme for 16 to 25-year olds.



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