Social housing in expensive areas of England should be sold off, and the money used to finance the building of new homes in cheaper areas, according to the think tank Policy Exchange. The British film director, Tony Scott, has jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles. Also on today's programme, the man who has been declared the world's deepest bass singer.
0615 Business news with Simon Jack - South African platinum miners locked in a dispute over pay given an ultimatum, their bosses say they have got to go back to work this morning or lose their jobs.
0709 A Chinese court has sentenced the wife of the disgraced politician Bo Xilai to life in prison over the murder of a British businessman. Shirong Chen, an analyst with the BBC China service, gives her reaction.
0712 Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, the authorities have said. Steven Gaydos, executive editor of Variety Magazine, gives his reaction.
0725 An international writers conference held in Edinburgh caused a media sensation 50 years ago, after stand-up rows between authors, explicit language and bad behaviour led to the event becoming a legendary precursor to a more liberal society. As arts editor Will Gompertz reports, the Conference is being re-staged with authors across the globe in attendance but could it have the same impact?
0729 Sport news with Rob Bonnet.
0734 Should public schools share their sport facilities with state schools? Lord Moynihan, outgoing chairman of the British Olympic Association, and Graeme Maw, director of sport at independent school Millfield, debate.
0740 The paper review.
0743 The University of Bath is hosting 10 events for the Paralympics and some athletes are moving in today. Penny Briscoe, performance director of the games, explains what the mood is like ahead of the Games.
0747 Thought for the day with Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies, New College, University of Edinburgh.
Social housing in expensive areas of England should be sold off and the money used to finance the building of new homes in cheaper areas, the think tank Policy Exchange says. Zubeida Malik reports from Notting Hill, an expensive area of London which also contains a lot of social housing. Neil O'Brien, director of Policy Exchange, and Labour MP Karen Buck
discuss whether this idea could change the way social housing could work.
0835 The Ministry of Defence has given the BBC access to thousands of hours of footage shot by British soldiers in Helmand in Afghanistan, showing some of the fiercest fighting of the war so far. Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports.
New rules on what face-to-face fundraisers, also known as chuggers, can and cannot do are being implemented. Ian MacQuillin, spokesperson for the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association,
explains to business presenter Simon Jack that the new rules
are not in response to any particular issues that were raised in the public domain.
0853 For leaseholders of houses, security is too often lacking, the liberal think tank Centreforum says. Report author Chris Paterson discusses his belief that the leasehold system in England and Wales gives management companies too much freedom that is then abused.
0856 Should winning a gold at the Olympics automatically get you a gong in the honours list? Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, paralympic athlete who is on the Sport Honours Committee, gives her thoughts on the ennoblement of Olympic athletes.
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