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Today: Monday 20th February

International nuclear inspectors are in Tehran for more talks with officials on Iran's nuclear programme. David Cameron is to discuss planned changes to the NHS with health professionals but doctors and nurses who oppose them say they have not been invited. And discussing the behaviour of boxers.

Business news with Simon Jack on talks to finalise the Greek bailout in Brussels.

The Department of Health is launching a public consultation on plain packaging for cigarettes, while the libertarian think-tank The Adam Smith Institute has published a report claiming there is no evidence for public health benefits of plain packets. Christopher Snowdon, author of the report for the Adam Smith Institute, and Deborah Arnott, chief executive of ASH, debate the pros and cons.

Eurozone finance ministers are meeting to finalise a second Greek bailout in a deal they hope will quash suggestions that Greece might leave the euro. Steven Major, head of fixed income at HSBC, explains why he is optimistic about the outcome.

Dutch Scientists have created strips of muscle tissue from stem cells from which they hope to make the world's first laboratory grown hamburger later this year. Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports from Vancouver on how a more efficient way of producing meat than rearing animals could be on the table.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Explosive testimony at a South American extradition hearing has fuelled claims that Argentina's military rulers fixed their country's football World Cup victory in 1978. Simon Kuper, author of Football Against the Enemy, has the details.

The Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is to hold crisis talks as the prospect of drought looms ever larger, following persistent dry conditions in parts of England. She outlines her concerns to the Today programme's Sarah Montague.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Lloyds Banking Group appears to have made an unprecedented decision with respect to the bonuses awarded to some of its directors. The bank is going to claw back more than £2m in total from around 10 executives because of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance. The BBC's business editor Robert Peston has the details.

India has become the latest nation to rid itself of polio, with 170 million children immunised over the weekend in the biggest drive of its kind in the world. Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh has the details while the BBC's Mark Lobel gives the view from Nigeria, one country still badly affected by the disease.

Paper review.

Thought for the day with Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

The prime minister is to chair a discussion about the government's changes to the NHS. But the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of GPs, both critical of the changes, have not been invited. The RCN's Dr Peter Carter explains its concerns and health minister Simon Burns outlines the government's aims for the meeting.

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) are in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear programme amid a growing debate about whether there should be a military attack on the the country's nuclear sites. Michael Clarke, of the defence think tank the Royal United Services Institute, Conservative MP John Baron and former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind examine the diplomatic and military options.

The prime minister and health secretary will hold a roundtable discussion with chairs of the emerging GP-led clinical commissioning groups and leaders of the Royal Colleges on controversial reforms to the Health Bill, but bodies which have been most critical of the NHS reforms have complained they have not been invited to take part. Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the potential political fallout.

Twenty years ago, two containers came loose from a cargo ship travelling from the US to China and fell into the Pacific, spilling tens of thousand of bath toys - yellow ducks, green frogs, blue turtles and red beavers - into the sea. Author Donovan Hohn explains how the toys have turned up on far flung shores across the world.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Anger has erupted in the boxing world after two British boxers, David Haye and Dereck Chisora, were involved in a bloody brawl at a news conference following a fight between Chisora and Vitali Klitschko in Munich. John Conteh, former world light heavyweight champion, and Colin Hart, boxing columnist at the Sun, discuss the behaviour of the boxers.

The chief executive of City firm Tullett Prebon has given a speech in which he says he agrees with the Occupy movement in that there is something wrong with the capitalist system. Terry Smith explains how, nevertheless, his vision of fixing the problem differs from that of the Occupy protesters.

Polio is on the wane, with no cases having been reported in India for more than a year. Over the weekend, 170 million children under five were immunised as part of the government's vaccination campaign. Dr Bruce Aylward, director of polio collaboration at the World Health Organisation, analyses the possibility of eradicating polio worldwide.

Business news with Simon Jack.

"Six times as many people trust health professionals than Tories over NHS bill" - the headline findings of a YouGov poll published on Monday for Progressive Polling and the Unite union. President of YouGov, Peter Kellner, and Policy Exchange's Neil O'Brien debate if the Health Bill is still alive and well. And Dr Zack Cooper outlines research from the London School of Economics which shows competition between NHS hospitals improves quality and efficiency of care.


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