Joint operations between coalition troops and Afghan forces are being scaled back as a result of the number of so-called "green on blue" attacks, like the ones in which two British soldiers died this week.Complaints about doctors are rising very quickly, the General Medical Council says they are up 23 per cent in the last year. The government is considering a plan to end the system under which welfare benefits rise with the cost of living. Also on the programme, can anyone ever top Richard Burton's War of the Worlds?
0615 Business news with Simon Jack, including an analysis of the latest inflation figures from August, to be published later today.
Joint operations between coalition troops and Afghan forces are being scaled back as a result of the number of so-called "green on blue" attacks, like the ones in which two British soldiers died this week. Jawed Ludin, Afghan deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan,
gives his reaction.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has produced a statistical snapshot that shows a fast rising trend of people complaining about their doctor. Niall Dickson, the GMC's chief executive,
gives his reaction to the findings.
0733 This morning, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will pass judgement on a practice in English and Welsh courts of passing down indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPP). Criminal defence barrister Jeremy Dean, and Pete Weatherby QC, who is representing a case where IPP is involved, give their thoughts on the specifics of the ECHR case.
0741 The paper review.
0744 There has been what seems to be a major change in strategy in Afghanistan in response to the surge in attacks on coalition troops by Afghan soldiers and police. Michael Clarke, director general of the Royal United Services Institute, gives his analysis.
0748 Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.
0751 BBC News has learned that the government is considering breaking the link between inflation and the automatic annual increase in benefits, as it seeks to cut the £80bn welfare budget. Political editor Nick Robinson reports and Christian Guy of the Centre for Social Justice, gives his view.
0817 Complaints about doctors are rising very quickly, the General Medical Council says they are up 23% in the last year. Dr Mike Smith, vice chair of the Patients Association, and Dr Clare Gerada, who chairs the Royal College of GPs, debate what this says about doctors, British people and their expectations of healthcare.
It is more than three decades since the composer Jeff Wayne transformed H G Wells' science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, into an award-winning rock opera The album has been now been updated and re-recorded with a new cast.
The BBC's Rebecca Jones has been given a preview.
0827 Sport news with Garry Richardson.
0832 In Libya investigations are continuing to determine who was behind the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi last week in which the US ambassador and three other Americans were killed. Our correspondent Wyre Davies is there.
0844 Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander gives his reaction to the decision by Nato troops in Afghanistan to stop routine patrols with their Afghan counterparts, following "green on blue" attacks.
0851 An ambitious plan to double the number of ponds in the UK is launched today.The BBC's environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports from Hampshire.
0855 A number of big Japanese companies have suspended manufacturing in some of their Chinese plants after anti-Japan demonstrations, provoked by the long-running dispute over the Senkaku islands, which are claimed by both countries. Tomohiko Taniguchi, former spokesman at the Japanese foreign ministry, and Linda Yueh, economics editor for Bloomberg television, discuss the situation.
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