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Today: Thursday 28th June

Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond is facing calls to resign over a scandal in which the bank's traders tried to manipulate interest rates. The eurozone debt crisis will be discussed at an EU summit today, but France and Germany still can't agree on one of the main proposals. And also on today's programme, remembering the heroes of Bomber Command.

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 calls for Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond to resign following an FSA fine for market fixing.

The Care Quality Commission has made 17,000 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes and found that almost a quarter of them did not meet what are called essential standards. Jill Finney of the CQC explains what they found.

Candidates for Sunday's presidential election in Mexico have been promising to scale back the controversial war on drugs, currently led by the country's military. The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports from the border town of Ciudad Juarez.

Former Chair of RBS, Sir George Matthewson, gives his reaction to the news that Barclays has been fined for trying to manipulate interest rates.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Diplomats at the UN say Russia and all the other big powers have agreed to support a proposal for a national unity government in Syria. Jim Muir in Beirut, gives his analysis of the plan and how it would affect the conflict in Syria.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Another EU summit starts today in Brussels. Chris Morris reports from Paris where French president Francois Hollande met Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, last night, and Dr Richard Corbett, adviser to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, shares his thoughts on the eurozone crisis and France and Germany's role in helping to solve it.

The BBC has uncovered files showing that a British government minister spied for the communists in the 1960s. The BBC's Gordon Corera has more details and Professor Christopher Andrew, former official historian for MI5, sets outs the historical context.

Thought for the day with Rhidian Brook, the writer.


MPs will are to debate whether there should be a minister for older people in the cabinet. Penny Mordaunt, a Tory MP who was involved in the campaign, and Nick Pearce, director of the thinktank the IPPR, discuss the idea.


Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond is facing calls to resign after the bank was fined £290m for trying to manipulate a key bank interest rate which influences the cost of loans and mortgages. Business editor Robert Peston has more details and former chief executive of Barclays Martin Taylor gives his thoughts on the issue.


The Queen is to unveil a memorial in London's Green Park today to the more than 55,000 men of Bomber Command who were killed during the Second World War. The BBC's Bob Walker has been to meet some of the veterans of Bomber Command.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.


A heavy police presence appears to have restored order in a town in China's factory belt after a riot involving hundreds of migrant workers. John Sudworth reports.


A woman has been camping out at her favourite roundabout to save it from being removed to accommodate a new supermarket. Kevin Beresford, of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society, explains why people get so passionate about roundabouts.

Business news with Simon Jack.

EU leaders will be back in Brussels today for the latest summit to try to sort out the euro crisis. BBC correspondents in Madrid, Rome and Berlin gauge the mood, and former foreign secretary David Miliband gives his thoughts.

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