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Today: Friday 24th August

The Sun has printed the pictures of Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas, saying it is in the public interest. The seven-times Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, has been told he will be stripped of his titles after giving up his fight against doping charges. And are they going to find the remains of Richard III under a council car park in Leicester?

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Business news with Simon Jack.

The Sun has broken ranks with other national newspapers and defied the Royal Family's wishes by printing pictures of a naked Prince Harry in Friday's edition. Gordon Young speaks on the programme. He is editor of The Drum website which had claimed to be the first UK website to publish the nude pictures of the prince.

The US space agency, Nasa, will launch into two probes into orbit on a mission to explore some of the harshest, most hazardous regions of space - the Van Allen Belts. Michael Curie, spokesman for Nasa at Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida, discusses the launch.

Business news with Simon Jack.


There is a column in The Guardian's sports pages written by someone who calls himself The Secret Footballer. He writes about the game, the players, and his own experiences, revealing a side of life as a professional player that fans never see. He has written a book, which is out this week. He wishes to remain anonymous and the only way he spoke to presenter James Naughtie was via instant messaging.

Sports news with Rob Nothman.

Today we will learn the fate of the mass murderer Anders Breivik. Judges are due to rule on whether the man - who admits to killing 77 people in Norway in July last year - was sane at the time of the attacks. From Utoya, Europe correspondent Matthew Price reports. And we hear from Tore Sinding Bekkedal, one of the survivors of the attack.

Paper review.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will meet today. A third bailout is out of the question for Merkel - how long will German patience with Greece last? To debate this is Niklaus Blomer political editor of the Bildt newspaper and Nikos Xydakis, editor in chief of Kathimerini, the biggest centre-left newspaper in Greece.

Thought for the day with Catherine Pepinster - Editor of the Tablet.


It has been one of the longest running sagas in sport - the struggle between cyclist Lance Armstrong and the US anti-doping agency. At about three this morning, it came to an end. Lance Armstrong has not admitted guilt, but says he cannot be bothered to fight the charges any more. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says it will strip the cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles - among other sanctions.


The sun has published the Prince Harry pictures, and put them in the context or an argument for press freedom. Many millions of people have seen them on the internet. Why, says The Sun, should it not print them? To debate this is Louise Mensch, MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire and a member of the Commons culture, media and sport committee, and Chris Blackhurst, editor of The Independent.

The verdict in the trial of Anders Breivik will be given this morning - sane or insane is the question. Kjell Magne Bondevik was prime minister of Norway for eight years - his period in office ended in 2005.


Twenty years ago, the rave scene in Britain was at its height. But the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 was drawn up to bring an end to large-scale illegal festivals. What was the importance of the underground festival scene and did the legislation against the raves have an effect? To analyse this is DJ, Judge Jules and Michael Howard, the former home secretary who introduced the legislation against raves.


What part did the Press Complaints Commission play in the debate over whether The Sun should have printed the naked pictures of Prince Harry? Jonathan Collett from the Press Complaints Commission.

There were 150 million Olympic-related tweets over the 16 days of the Games. So how have big brands turned that kind of activity to commercial advantage? Paul Bainsfair, Director General of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, discusses this issue.


As the situation inside Syria deteriorates, the impact is being felt among the diaspora - not just in the Middle East, but also in Britain. Our reporter Zubeida Malik has been speaking to a cross-section of the community.

The University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society, have joined forces to begin a search for the mortal remains of King Richard III 500 years after he was buried. It is hoped that finding his remains will help to close the story on one of Britain's most controversial kings. Philippa Langley from the Richard III Society and Richard Buckley, co-director of the University of Leicester Archaeology Service, discuss the search.

In the Peak District today, 1,000 hairy wood ants are going to be fitted with backpacks containing radio receivers. It is part of a research project designed to see how they communicate across their different nests. Samuel Ellis from the University of York is the ant researcher who will be putting the backpacks on.



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