The first private firm to run a NHS hospital says it has made 'phenomenal progress' in its first six months. The American writer and man of letters, Gore Vidal, has died in California at the age of 86. And also on today's programme, a year since London's summer riots, how to bring a decaying urban area back to life.
0615 Business news with Dominic Laurie: From today small businesses can take advantage of the low borrowing rates granted to the UK government by the country's safe haven status.
It's long been known that people with serious mental health problems tend to die early, researchers from Edinburgh and UCL writing in the British Medical Journal say even people with pretty minor problems are also lightly to have reduced life expectancy.
Dr Tom Russ is the report's lead author.
0709 Sport editor David Bond gives the round-up of today's Olympic events.
0747 Thought for the day with the Reverend Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge.
0750 Following an amnesty in 2009 which saw thousands of militants sign a peace deal, the once lawless Niger Delta has been relatively calm recently enabling oil production to soar. Will Ross, reports from the long troubled region of Nigeria to see if the peace looks set to last.
0810 Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton gives his analysis of the first six months since the private health company Circle took over Hinchingbrooke Hospital Trust in Cambridgeshire, and Circle's chief executive Ali Parsa gives his own verdict.
0822 Is sport going to be more friendly to people who are getting older, and should the Olympics adjust to the fact that more people are staying fitter and on their feet for longer? The writer and cultural commentator Bryan Appleyard, and former Olympic skier and racing driver Davina Galica, discuss age and sport.
0826 Sport news with Rob Bonnet, live from the Olympic Park.
0837 Haringey, the local authority for Tottenham in north London, sets out its plan today for regeneration, following last summer's riots. Toby Hyam, management director of Creative Space Management, and Joanna Averley, chief executive of LandAid, the property industry charity, debate which way the regeneration should go.
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