The police watchdog has called for a change to the law which would allow an inquest to take place into the death of Mark Duggan who was shot by officers in north London last summer. A jury in Florida has found a teenager guilty of murdering two British tourists last year. And also on the programme, we delve into the archive of the prolific journalist, novelist and screenwriter Keith Waterhouse.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is calling for a change in the law so is can provide "meaningful" information about the circumstances in which people die at the hands of the state after a coroner was told that it may never be possible to hold an inquest into the death of a man whose shooting by police in north London triggered last summer's riots.
Lord Carlile QC, Liberal Democrat peer, shares his insights.
0721 An American teenager, Shawn Tyson, has been found guilty of shooting dead two British tourists in Florida in April last year. Tyson, was 17 when he murdered 25 year-old James Cooper and 24 year-old James Kouzaris after they'd became lost and walked into a housing estate in Sarasota. A friend of the pair, Joe Hallett, read out a statement in court - addressing Shawn Tyson directly - and described his friends as two of the good guys in life.
0723 A British scientist and author is to be awarded one of the world's most prestigious science prizes for women in Paris tonight. Professor Frances Ashcroft, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, discovered the missing link connecting an increase in the blood sugar level to secretion of the hormone insulin and reflects on being named 2012 European Laureate at the 14th annual L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Awards.
0726 Sports news with Garry Richardson.
0732 According to a report by the British Academy, the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences, performance league tables for schools, universities and police forces should be accompanied by prominent warnings to highlight their technical limitations. It also suggests that comparative rankings should not be published. The report's author, Harvey Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Bristol, outlines its findings.
0818 A recent US opinion poll showed that a majority of Americans think they should pull out of Afghanistan but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta responded by stressing the importance of continued implementation of their strategy to end the conflict in Afghanistan regardless of what the public says. North America editor, Mark Mardell, assesses the pressures this exerts on President Obama.
0837 Earlier this month, a report into family courts and expert witnesses revealed 90% were not practising psychologists but appeared to earn their livings, wholly or partly, from writing reports for social workers. Camilla Cavendish, Times columnist and family court campaigner, and Nicholas Cusworth QC, chair of the Family Law Bar Association, discuss what this reveals about the openness of courts.
0846 More than one in ten organisations that are losing 100% of their core funding from Arts Council England this week are closing as a result, according to a survey by The Stage newspaper. Arts editor Will Gompertz has the details.
0848 Scientists have begun field trials of a genetically modified variety of wheat that has been designed to reduce the damage done by aphids. Professor John Pickett of Rothamsted Research outlines how these new experiments will work.
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