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Today: Tuesday 19th June

The BBC has learnt that there are growing concerns in government about the fairness and affordability of the Dilnot proposals for funding social care. World leaders at the G20 summit are calling on Europe to take all necessary measures to resolve the crisis in the eurozone. And also on Today's programme, Yoko Ono, on art, life, and her reputation.

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 Spain's borrowing costs rising to dangerously high levels yesterday.


A freedom of information request sent by GP magazine to over a hundred PCTs in England has found that the vast majority are putting restrictions on certain non-urgent operations. David Stout, deputy chief executive of the NHS confederation, and Dr Richard Vautrey, deputy chairman of the BMA's GP committee, debate whether there is rationing in the NHS.

There's still no official declaration of the results of the first free presidential elections in Egyptian history. As Kevin Connolly reports from Cairo, in unofficial counts the gap between the two candidates remains small.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Some unions are up in arms about the Labour pressure group Progress to the extent that they want the group scrutinised and perhaps chucked out. Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB union, explains why he calls for an inquiry into the running of the group.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.


The economist Andrew Dilnot published a report into the issue of funding social care almost a year ago, which, according to the BBC the Treasury may now be thinking twice about implementing. The BBC's Mark Easton has more details and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham gives his thoughts on the issue.

The paper review.

This year, Royal Ascot are tightening up the dress code, imposing modest length skirts and banning the fascinator. Cricketer Allan Lamb and author Jilly Cooper discuss dress code and sporting events.

Thought for the day with the Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich

Ofqual's open consultation into A-level reform starts today. Glenys Stacey, chief regulator at Ofqual, and Dr Wendy Piatt, of the Russell Group, debate what shape A-levels should take in the future.


The BBC has learnt that there are growing concerns in government about the fairness and affordability of the Dilnot proposals for funding social care. Lord Warner, who was on the Dilnot Commission, and Tory MP Matthew Hancock debate whether the proposals should be implemented.

Author Blake Morrison and Giles Fraser pay tribute to writer and journalist Gitta Sereny, who has died aged 91.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed from the neck down and wants to end his life, is going to the high court to try to change the law so that a doctor who helps him die would not be prosecuted for murder. The BBC's Fergus Walsh reports.

Yoko Ono speaks to the BBC's Will Gompertz about art, life and her reputation, as she returns to London with an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. 0843

Business news with Simon Jack.

Researchers at Imperial College London say that they have created a computer programme that can evolve music with no input at all from musicians. The BBC's Rebecca Morelle has been finding out more.


Will the Rio Summit, which starts tomorrow, ask the right questions to effectively tackle the global environmental crisis? The Danish academic and environment writer Dr Bjorn Lomborg explains why he is doubtful it will.


Today is sports day, but should parents be more than just spectators? Liz Fraser, author of books about how to be a parent, and Viv Groskop, a writer and journalist, discuss the egg and spoon race issue.

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