Boris Johnson has been re-elected Mayor of London, narrowly beating Ken Livingstone, who announced that he'd never fight another election. The man accused of masterminding the September the 11th attacks will be formally charged today. And also in the programme, we'll hear from John Humphrys who's in Greece for the country's general election tomorrow.
0709 Chief political correspondent for the BBC, Ben Wright explains why Boris Johnson is back in City Hall after a surprisingly narrow victory.
0712 The National Association of Head Teachers says it's worried that good candidates won't apply to run struggling schools because of proposals being put forward by Ofsted. The BBC's UK affiars correspondent, Chris Buckler explains why head teachers are calling for greater scrutiny of school inspections.
0715 In the worst outbreak of the disease in the area since the MMR vaccine was introduced in 1988, 219 cases of measles have now been confirmed on Merseyside. Evan Davis talks to Dr Alex Stewart, public health consultant is helping manage the outbreak in Merseyside.
0719 This weekend members of one of the country's most famous acting dynasties, the Fox family, will appear on stage together for the first time. The BBC's arts correspondent, Colin Paterson, reports.
0810 The prime minister's hopes for a "Boris in every city" have been dashed after the plans to replace local council cabinets with directly elected mayors were rejected by voters in nine English cities. Austin Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsby and Carol Fossey, managing director of beResources, discuss why elected mayors would or would not be good for these cities.
0816 In France, the presidential election is all over bar the voting. The BBC's Europe correspondent, Chris Morris, reports from Paris.
0821 Yesterday on the programme we discussed which year of the 20th century was the best for literature. We hear listeners' suggestions.
0852 An Aviva shareholder decision to vote down a pay plan for executives marks the first such defeat for a FTSE 100 company in three years. Lord Oakeshott, Liberal Democrat peer and former Treasury spokesman, and Sarah Wilson, chief executive of proxy voting agency Manifest, discuss why shareholders are showing a new assertiveness over pay and poor performance. The BBC's business editor tells Justin Webb what institutional shareholders have been saying.
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