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Today: Monday 30th July

The United Nations says 200,000 people have fled the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo. There has been another problem with security at the Olympics, this time involving keys at Wembley stadium. And also on today's programme, life aboard the Royal Navy's Hunter Killer submarine.

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 Dominic Laurie: HSBC is updating the city on how it's performed over the first six months of the year.

The transport system in London is being tested around London on the first weekday of the Olympic competition. Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at Transport for London, explains what to expect.


There are no grounds for the government to apologise to parents and children separated by forced adoption in Britain between the 50s and 70s, Children's Minister Tim Loughton says. Phil Frampton, who was given up by his mother in 1954, and Lyn Rodden, who gave up her son Mark when she was 19, give their reaction to an early day motion supporting calls for an apology signed by 62 MPs.

Stuntman Gary Connery jumped out of a helicopter dressed as the Queen during the Olympics opening ceremony. He explains what it was like to be involved in the Olympic opening ceremony.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

Sport news with Garry Richardson, live from the Olympic Park.


The number of insolvencies in the retail industry is growing very rapidly, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports says. David Chubb, one of the authors of the report, and Stephen Robertson, director-general of the British Retail Consortium, discuss the situation.

The paper review.

Officials in southern India say as many as 47 people have died in a fire on board a train in the state of Andhra Pradesh. correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Delhi on the incident and the many other people who were injured.

Thought for the day with Rev Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College, Durham University.


The Olympics is in its third day since the opening ceremony. Sports editor David Bond gives a round up of what has happened over the weekend at the Games and looks ahead to what is to come today. Former Olympic minister Dame Tessa Jowell gives her thoughts on the row over empty seats in Olympic venues.


Shelling and gunfire have shaken the Syrian city of Aleppo, with heavy weapons pounding rebel strongholds, and the United Nations says 200,000 people have fled in just a couple of days. Ian Pannell reports from Aleppo and Dr Lars Berger, a lecturer on middle eastern politics at the University of Salford, gives his analysis of the situation.


How far should we build up our own athletes in coverage of the Olympics? The sports writer Sue Mott and Ed Smith of The Times, debate how partial it is right to be.

The controversial trial in Moscow of members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot is to begin. Correspondent Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow after the three women were sent to prison for five months for briefly singing a political protest song in Moscow's main cathedral.

Sport news with Garry Richardson, live from the Olympic Park.

The government is looking at if an extension of "blind marking" exam papers could be a possible way to tackle discrimination against some pupils. Heidi Mirza, of the Institute of Education, and John Bangs, former general secretary of the NUT, debate the proposals.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

The BBC's North American editor Mark Mardell, who is travelling with the American Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, reports on the relationship between the Republicans and Israel.

A mission to find out more about the life and death of icebergs is underway in the Arctic. Naturalist Chris Packham, who is on the mission, explains the aim of Operation Iceberg.


For the past ten years, the Royal Navy has sent a nuclear powered submarine to patrol the waters east of Suez, near Somalia, Yemen and Iran. Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports on being given exclusive access to one of those submarines on its return journey home after 10 months at sea.

Mike Morrice, president of Scottish Rowing, and Brooke Graddon, diving training partner of Tom Daley, discuss British divers Pete Waterfield and Tom Daley's hopes of medals as they compete today.

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