A group of families is calling for a public inquiry into the work of pathologist Dr Freddy Patel who has been struck off the medical register for making some serious mistakes. The government is making it easier for homeowners to build extensions, hoping it will help to boost the economy. Also on the programme, the author Zadie Smith on writing about race.
0615 Business news with Simon Jack: It is decision time again for the eurozone, and yet another crucial meeting for the European Central Bank.
0709 The government is relaxing today some planning rules for both businesses and householders. John Stewart, director of economic affairs at the Home Builders Federation, gives his thoughts on the announcement.
0713 Bill Clinton spoke at the Democrat convention last night, but will the convention be able to convince Americans that the country has done better with Barack Obama at the helm? Mark Mardell reports from a cattle auction in North Carolina to ask the Regan question: Is Obama better off than four years ago.
0745 Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, priest-in-charge of St Mary's, Newington.
0748 The government is announcing measures which they say will help first time buyers and remove restrictions on housing planning. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg explains what the announcement entails, and whether homebuilding will provide at least part of the solution to the economic woes of the country.
0833 The police in France have been saying a little more about the shooting in the Alps that seems to have involved Britons. Imogen Foulkes reports.
0837 Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has given an interview to the Independent in which he seems to agree with the Liberal Democrat's proposals of a mansion tax and other wealth taxes. His colleague Rachel Reeves, the shadow chief secretary to the treasury, explains Labour's tax policies.
0846 Business news with Simon Jack.
0849 The European Central Bank is meeting in Frankfurt and on in the agenda is the plan to buy more Italian and Spanish government bonds. Steve Evans reports.
0854 MPs will debate immigration today, following a petition on the internet signed by more than 100,000 people calling on the government to stabilise the UK population well below 70m. Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch, and Dr Martin Ruhs, director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford debate the issue.
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