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Today: Tuesday 22nd May

The government is to release a draft energy bill that should lead to more nuclear power stations being built in Britain. Women over the age of 40 and same sex couples could be offered IVF fertility treatment on the NHS in England and Wales. And also on Today's programme, mountaineer Kenton Cool on climbing Everest and the conditions which caused one of the worst days in the mountain's history.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business News with Simon Jack, on the draft of the energy bill which is to be published later today.

The government is to unveil its draft Energy Bill.

Dr David Toke, senior lecturer in Energy Policy at the University of Birmingham, gives his view on why the UK energy policy has failed to settle for more than a decade.

Ahead of the Chelsea Flower Show, Tom Feilden goes round Chelsea with the biologist Danny Chamovitz, author of What a Plant Knows a comprehensive guide to the science of plant senses, what they see, smell and feel of the world around them.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Labour MP Stella Creasy, who has put down an amendment to a bill in the Commons to set a maximum amount lenders can charge for credit, debates her proposal with John Lamidey, CEO of the Consumer Finance Association.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The upper age at which women should receive IVF on the NHS is being increased from 39 to 40-42. The chief executive of Nice, Sir Andrew Dillon, and Justine Bold, a woman who's spent more than £33,000 on fertility treatment at 43, debate the changes.

The paper review.

Scientists have come up with an unusual way of monitoring water pollution using a robotic fish. Science correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports from northern Spain.

Thought for the Day with Canon Angela Tilby of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford.

Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce a complete overhaul of the way police tackle anti-social behaviour.

Community activist Lesley Pulman and Simon Edens, ACPO lead on anti-social behaviour, debate the planned measures.

The government will publish its long-awaited draft energy bill later, designed to encourage major investment in clean energy generation and help increase security of supply.

The bill is expected to outline long-term contracts to encourage investment in nuclear and renewable energy. Tim Yeo, chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and Energy Secretary Ed Davey talk about the proposed reforms.

Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones talks to Paul Simon ahead of a concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his album Graceland.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

British climber Kenton Cool, who has reached the Everest summit nine times, talks to Lynda Hardy about the conditions that led to one of the worst days in the mountain's history.

The schools watchdog Ofsted has produced a report saying that most children are not being taught maths as well as they should be. Jane Jones, the author of the report, comments on the findings.

Business news with Simon Jack.

After 17 years, telecommunications company Orange have announced they will no longer sponsor the Women's Prize for Fiction. Novelist and prize co-founder Kate Mosse gives her view on whether we still need the literary prize.

Kevin Connolly reports from Egypt, where ahead of the presidential elections, voters are embracing discussions about once-taboo subjects like the power of the army and political satire.

Dr Doug Parr, head of policy at Greenpeace, and Lucy Darch, energy director at uSwitch, debate the UK's energy policy.


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