Independent candidates say the rules for electing police commissioners in England and Wales put them at an unfair disadvantage against candidates representing political parties. Rail passengers are likely to be told today that some fares are to rise by more than twice the rate of inflation. Also on the programme, how do the arts help to break down international barriers?
0615 Business news with Simon Jack: Jaguar Land Rover today announces its Halewood staff are working round the clock for the first time in the plant's history, mainly to meet demand for the Range Rover Evoque.
There is another fare increase coming along on the railways with critics saying the government is allowing fares to go up three times faster than average salaries, and there are demonstrations being held at stations across the country today in protest. The BBC's Richard Westcott reports, and Richard Hebditch, director of the Campaign for Better Transport,
gives his thoughts.
A group of independent candidates for the posts of Police Commissioner are planning to protest at what they say is the inherent 'unfairness' of the Police Commissioner eections. Ann Barnes, an independent candidate,
explains why she disagrees with the process.
Germany records economic growth of 0.3% in the second quarter of the year, while France records zero growth. George Magnus, senior economic advisor at UBS investment bank,
gives his reaction to the figures.
0739 The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has dismissed two generals and replaced them with a new defence team. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports.
After Usain Bolt won his last gold medal, in the 100 metres relay on Saturday night in which the Jamaican team set a world record, he spoke of why current tax laws are stopping him from coming to run in Britain. Glyn Bunting, a partner at Deloitte,
explains what the issue is.
0822 Helen Gurley Brown, author of Sex and the Single Girl and editor of Cosmopolitan for 30 years, has died aged 90. Hadley Freeman, Guardian columnist and fashion writer, and Marcelle d'Argy Smith, former editor of Cosmopolitan in the UK, pay tribute to the author.
0828 Sport news with Jonathan Legard.
0834 Culture ministers from more than 30 countries are meeting in Edinburgh for two days to talk about the role of the arts and culture in relations across borders. Martin Davidson, the chief executive of the British Council and one of those involved, explains what he is hoping to achieve at the summit.
0847 The US defence secretary has said that Pakistan is planning to launch combat operations against militants in its tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. Zahid Hussain, columnist for the Dawn newspaper in Islamabad and Robert Bradnock, senior research fellow in geopolitics at King's College London, discuss how this will affect Pakistani-US relations.
0854 The government has started using the Consumer Price Index to increase public sector pensions, the state pension and other benefits, but statisticians have serious doubts about the claim that it is a more important figure than the Retail Price Index. The BBC's Jonty Bloom reports.
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