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Today: Friday 1st June

An NHS watchdog has found hospitals are resuscitating elderly patients against their explicit wishes. An emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will discuss last week's massacre of civilians, including children, in Syria. And also on today's programme, remembering the man behind the bike of the 1970's, the Raleigh Chopper.

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 news that Formula One may become the latest business to delay their sale of shares because of market turmoil.


The views of some elderly patients who have asked not to be resuscitated if they suffer a cardiac arrest in hospital are having their wishes ignored, according to a survey of hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Dr Mark Temple, acute medicine fellow at the Royal College of Physicians, explains what is happening.

European leaders have received another call to "get their act together" but this time from the boss of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi. The BBC's Stephanie Flanders has more details.


The Telegraph has reported that the sacked editors of the Daily and Sunday Mirror were making plans to take over the company, Trinity Mirror. Roy Greenslade, media commentator and former editor of the Mirror, shares his thoughts on the news.

Business news with Simon Jack.


The iconic Raleigh Chopper bike, first put into production in 1970, is being fondly remembered after the death at the age of 85 of its designer Alan Oakley, whose funeral takes place today. The Today programme's Tom Bateman reports.


The Chancellor George Osborne has admitted he got it wrong with his cap on tax relief on charitable giving in the Budget. Former Conservative chancellor, Lord Lawson, gives his view on the issue.

The paper review.


The last chance for anyone alive to witness one of the rarest, and most spectacular, astronomical events, a Transit of Venus, takes place next week. The Today programme's Tom Feilden reports on how the two transits that took place in the middle of the 18th century helped shape today's scientific exploration.

Thought for the day with the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.


The Foreign Secretary William Hague is meeting members of the Syrian opposition in Turkey. Justin Webb spoke to him just before he began his meetings.


An NHS watchdog has found hospitals are resuscitating elderly patients against their explicit wishes. Dr George Findlay, one of the authors of the report and Dr David Pitcher, consultant cardiologist and vice chair of the Resuscitation Council UK, debate the issue.


Felipe Gonzales, the former prime minister of Spain, has warned that the country is in "a situation of total emergency, the worst crisis we have ever lived through." Paul Mortimer Lee, a former Bank of England official, gives his view of the situation in Spain.

US photographer Annie Leibovitz has a new exhibition focusing on significant places of cultural history including Virginia Woolf's writing table and the gathering place of the Bloomsbury group at Charleston. Nicola Stanbridge went to meet her.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.


BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture. Oil analyst Nick McGregor explains the importance of the move.

Mike Thomson reports on allegations that Indian textile firms which supply some of Britain's biggest high street retailers are operating in near slave labour conditions, claims the companies involved say are totally unfounded.

They've been rehearsing this morning for the parade that will bring the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to an end on Tuesday. Captain Rory Spiller, adjutant of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and one of those taking part, explains what we can expect from the parade.

A week has passed since the massacre of civilians, including many children, in Syria. Rime Allaf, Syria expert and associate fellow at the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House, gives his analysis of what lies ahead for the country.

How does the government pick itself up after a bruising week? Matthew d'Ancona, columnist for the London Evening Standard and the Sunday Telegraph, and Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, debate the question.



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