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Today: Thursday 22nd September

Sixty hospitals in England are said to be facing financial problems because of the cost of privately funded building projects. Convicted Murderer Troy Davis has been executed in Georgia, despite an international campaign to save him. And, "Dagenham Dave" and "Fang Farrier", the first dictionary of Royal Navy slang explains all.

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More than 60 hospitals in England are on the "brink of financial collapse" because of the cost of the contracts under which they are being run by the private sector. On the programme is David Stout of the NHS Confederation, whose members run our hospitals, and the Conservative MP Jesse Norman, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, which produced a report critical of PFI schemes earlier this year.

The government is expected to announce today that on the "brink of financial collapse" because of the cost of the contracts under which they are being run by the private sector. they will "dismantle" the board responsible for the NHS IT programme in England. Hospitals will now be allowed to choose their own computer systems. Tony Collins, co-founder of the Campaign for Change, explains the move. David Stout of the NHS Confederation, also gives his view.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Our Europe correspondent Chris Morris reflects on the economic problems facing Spain and Portugal.

A parliamentary committee concluded this week that the last Labour government's plan to reorganise the fire service in England ended in "complete failure" and cost the taxpayer half a billion pounds. Lord Prescott was responsible for the project, but said on this programme yesterday that it was partly the fault of the civil servants running the department. Sir Richard Mottram former permanent secretary in the Cabinet Office, gives his view.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

There is an inquiry in Mid Staffordshire into the care provided in NHS hospitals and there are widespread concerns across the NHS about poor standards of nursing care. Camilla Cavendish, associate editor and columnist for The Times, explores what has happened to nursing and its caring ethos.
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Troy Davis, a 42-year-old man from the state of Georgia, died from a lethal injection in an American prison last night. He denied that he was guilty of a murder he had been convicted of more than 20 years ago. Rhonda Cook, a reporter for the local paper was one of the witnesses to his execution, she describes what she saw. 0747
Thought for the day with Reverend Rosemary Lain-Priestley, Dean of Women's Ministry in central London.

What is to be done about the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, and its map of Greenland? Some scientists have told the publisher, Harper Collins, that the map is misleading, because it greatly exaggerates the disappearance of ice in the Arctic. Sheena Barclay, managing director of Collins Geo, the imprint which publishes the atlas, explains why the confusion has arisen. And Today reporter Tom Feilden outlines the background to the story.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says he has been contacted by no fewer than 22 health service trusts in England who say their "clinical and financial stability" is being threatened because of payment they are having to make for private finance initiatives. John Appleby, who runs the NHS think tank the King's Fund, details the payments and Mr Lansley outlines his concerns.

Sir Harold Evans, one of the most celebrated of newspaper editors in this country in recent times, tells his story and particularly the controversial takeover of the papers by Rupert Murdoch, in his journalistic memoir Good Times, Bad Times. Sir Harry explains why he believes the press faces a huge challenge.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

A change at the top of the Arab television channel Al-Jazeera is raising questions about its editorial line. Some critics say that the departure of the director general, Wadah Khanfar, is linked to documents published by WikiLeaks suggesting that American pressure succeeded in getting the broadcaster to remove some images from its coverage of Iraq during the war. Mr Khanfar gives his perspective.

Are you a "Dagenham Dave" who's gone "harpic"? If you have no clue what that means, then you have not served in the Royal Navy. They are all examples of British Naval slang included in a new book called Jackspeak by a former Royal Marines doctor, Surgeon Captain Jolly, who explains these words and how they came about.

Our Europe correspondent Chris Morris has been reporting on how the eurozone crisis is playing out in countries other than Greece. In his final report, he looks at how Belgium, the heart of the EU, is dealing with the economic storm. 0851
Canongate Books today publishes Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography. Mr Assange pulled out from the publishing deal a few months ago, but the publishers have decided to go ahead with the manuscript as they had already handed over the payment. Publishing Director at Canongate and the book's editor, Nick Davies, explains why. 0856
There is a widespread view that nurses simply do not care for their patients in the same way that they once did. The head of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, has said many new nurses have spent too much time in the classroom and not enough time on the wards. Prof Dickon Weir-Hughes, Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Camila Cavendish, columnist for The Times debate.


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