Evan Davis is in Birmingham ahead of the Budget as five banks sign up for the government's scheme to get more credit flowing to small and medium-sized enterprises. And also on the programme, a huge manhunt is under way in France after the killings at a school in Toulouse.
yesterday. Elie Petit, vice-president of the Union of Jewish students in France, describes the shock of the attack.
0712 The Queen will address both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall later this morning to mark her Diamond Jubilee. Historian and Royal commentator Rafal Heydel-Mankoo reflects on the significance of this day.
It is nearly three years since a campaign, led by Joanna Lumley, gave Gurkhas the right to settle in the UK. More than 10,000 visas have been granted with many Gurkhas gravitating to the military town of Aldershot where
Nicola Stanbridge went to see how they were getting on.
0746 Thought for the day with the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.
0752 One of the biggest manhunts in recent times is underway in France as police search for a gunman who killed a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in the city of Toulouse. Paris correspondent Christian Fraser reports on the mood in the country while political commentator Agnes Poirier reflects on whether this was a politically or racially motivated attack.
0830 A 49-year-old man from Kent is facing extradition to Portugal for a crime he was cleared of in 1995. Home affairs editor Danny Shaw speaks to Graham Mitchell who is wanted by the Portuguese for attempting to murder a German tourist while Dominic Raab, Conservative MP and member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, reflects on what this case says about extradition more broadly.
0837 Birmingham has been touting itself to Sovereign Wealth funds to provide funding for new property developments. Councillor Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council, talks about growth in the region.
0841 Organisers of the London Olympics will meet leading UK bookmakers today in an effort to tackle the threat of illegal gambling scandals during the Games. Lord Moynihan, chair of the British Olympic Association, outlines why illegal betting is a massive threat to 2012.
Gold has always done well in times of crisis and the recent one has been no exception but what about diamonds? Clifford Elphick from Gem Diamonds, which supplies Tiffany, and whose net profits have more than tripled to $68m told the Today programme's Simon Jack that
the demand coming out of China is driving the price rise.
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