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Today: Saturday 3rd September

The government is looking again at controversial proposals to change the planning system. Also in Today's programme, why do politicians turn so mean when they write their memoirs?

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A review of the papers.

The European Union has lifted sanctions on Libya, including those regarding ports, oil firms and banks. Our correspondent Paul Wood reports from the oil town of Ras Lanuf.

Three British banks are being sued by the US government. Business correspondent Joe Lynam explains more.

The UN has published its report on Israel troops boarding a Turkish flotilla to Gaza, criticising what it called the "excessive force" used by the Israeli commandos but saying that the blockade of Gaza was legal. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev defends the action.

Bollywood's latest offering, a movie titled Aarakshan, has caused controversy in India as it examines the issue of caste reservations, or quotas in the education system, for people from lower caste or minority backgrounds. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Mumbai.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Residents of London have exactly the same options for the London mayor as at the last mayoral election. Former policeman Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrats' candidate, outlines his credentials.

Latest figures show the government spends more per person in Northern Ireland than in England and Scotland. The country's business and economics editor Jim Fitzpatrick outlines where the money goes, and the Guardian's Ireland correspondent Henry McDonald gives his views.

A review of the papers.

Thought for the Day with Canon David Winter

Libya's new civilian leaders are starting the process of trying to restore order to Tripoli, from where our correspondent Kevin Connolly reports. Agostino Miozzo, who is part of an EU team out there aiding the National Transitional Council, explains how things are going.

This week's economic reports make for depressing reading, with the threat of a double recession still looming. The FT's Martin Wolf and City AM's Alistair Heath discuss the outlook for the UK and US economies.

A new report claims that food served in curry houses is of poor quality and extremely unhealthy. Paul Bettison, chairman of the local government regulation board that has produced this report, and Pat Chapman, food writer and curry connoisseur, discuss these latest findings.

The new musical Rock of Ages opened in the West End this week, aiming to buck the trend and have men dragging their girlfriends along, rather than the other way round. Our reporter Nicola Stanbridge went backstage.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Is the government about to make a U-turn on changes to planning rules? Planning minister Greg Clark outlines its position.

A review of the papers.

Madonna is back directing. Her latest movie, W.E., has received a mixed reception at the Venice Film Festival. The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz speaks to her about being behind the camera.

Extracts from Alistair Darling's memoirs have shown a different side to the former chancellor, unlike the quiet man image people expected. Lorraine Davidson, former director of communications for Labour in Scotland, tells us what type of man he really is.

Monday is the 30th anniversary of first women's peace camp at RAF Greenham Common, the highest profile anti-nuclear protest of the 80s and 90s. Former feminist Fay Weldon and current one Bea Campbell, look at its impact.



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