David Cameron is under more pressure from his own party to push for a third runway at Heathrow, a senior backbencher says he should show if he is a "man or a mouse". A study suggests that people who start taking cannabis as teenagers risk permanent damage to their intelligence. Also on today's programme, a tribute to Sir Ludwig Guttman, the neurologist who founded the Olympic Games, from one of his patients.
0615 Business news with Simon Jack: Visitors from the Troika, the European Union, European Central Bank and the IMF, are in Lisbon today to check whether Portugal is keeping to its scheduled reforms.
The transport secretary Justine Greening is facing Virgin Trains' bid to derail the West Coast mainline franchise signing by its rival First Group. Douglas McNeill, transport analyst at Charles Stanley stockbrokers, and Sim Harris, managing editor of Railnews,
debate the West Coast franchise bid.
0715 The government is considering adopting a system where pay of people like teachers and nurses is linked to the cost of living, and private sector pay, in the area where they live. The BBC's Mike Sergeant has more details on the report on public sector pay which is being written up, and Carol Propper, professor of Economics at Bristol University, gives her thoughts on the proposal.
Using cannabis as a teenager can cause a permanent and irreversible drop in IQ according to a study of 1,000 people in the New Zealand town of Dunedin. Professor Terrie Moffitt, from the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London,
gives her analysis of the findings.
0745 Thought for the day with Reverend Professor David Wilkinson.
0749 The government of Mali in west Africa is calling on the international community to help it defeat Islamist extremists who have taken over two-thirds of the country. In the latest in a series of special reports, Today's Mike Thomson has had very rare access to the Mali Army, which is attempting to regain control from extremists.
0839 The parents of American peace activist Rachel Corrie who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer have lost their claim for compensation this morning. Jon Donnison reports from outside the court in Israel.
0841 Business news with Simon Jack.
0844 Inspectors from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF are in Portugal today, to see how the government is doing in keeping to the terms of its 78bn euro bail-out. Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt reports.
0847 New rules are coming into force that will allow patients to compare their access to medicines and to see which health authorities are giving the most access to treatments recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Roger Taylor from Doctor Foster, and David Stout, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, debate the changes.
0855 Peter Reynolds, leader of Cannabis Law Reform, and Peter Stoker, Director of the National Drug Prevention Alliance, debate the study which found that heavy cannabis users who start taking the drug as teenagers run the risk of a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ.
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