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Today: Monday 15th October

David Cameron and Alex Salmond will sign an agreement today laying down the ground rules for a Scottish independence referendum in 2014. According to a six-year study of Britain's drugs laws by the UK drug policy commission, it should no longer be a criminal offence to use a small amount of drugs. And also on the programme, Bryan Ferry explains why he has re-worked his hits in the style of the 1920s.

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0615
Business news with Simon Jack. The UK economy has finally started to show some signs of a revival.

0626
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0709
It is one month to go until the police and crime commissioner's elections in England and Wales. The BBC's home editor Mark Easton and Policing Minister Damian Green discuss the change whereby police and crime commissioners will replace police authorities in 41 areas.

0717
Business news with Simon Jack.

0720

Older people are missing out on what could be life-saving treatment because hospitals are making assumptions about their health, based on their age rather than their fitness. Professor Norman Williams, president of the Royal College of Surgeons explains the findings of the report.

0725

The defence secretary Philip Hammond has said he wants to give the Territorial Army a new name and be more closely integrated with the regular army. Colonel Richard Williams, former SAS commander, outlines why he agrees with the changes.

0728
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0734

Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond will meet in Edinburgh this morning to announce their deal on the Scottish referendum. Today presenter James Naughtie has been speaking to people in the north-east of Scotland about what lies ahead.

0741
The paper review.

0744
The Department of Transport has made an announcement about who will run the West Coast mainline until the bidding process gets underway again. Richard Westcott reports.

0748
Thought for the day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.

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According to a six-year study of Britain's drugs laws by the UK Drug Policy Commission, it should no longer be a criminal offence to use a small amounts of drugs. The commission's chief executive Roger Howard and Sarah Graham, who is on the government's advisory council on the misuse of drugs, discuss the legal classifications.

0810

The Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond meet today in Edinburgh to finalise arrangements for a referendum on independence. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson and BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor explain why it is that the terms under which the referendum will be held are crucially important to its outcome.

0820

The number of people who now say they were abused by Sir Jimmy Savile has risen to 60. Christiane Sanderson, psychologist and consultant on sexual violence, explains her view that it can take several victims to break through the fear barrier before anything like the total can overcome the deep shame and feeling of worthlessness that the abuse has entrenched.

0830
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0835

The Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has jumped from a balloon on the edge of space, smashing an altitude record that had stood since 1960. Consultant Luke Aikins explains the risks that were involved.

0839
Business news update with Simon Jack.

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The Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond meet today in Edinburgh to finalise arrangements for a referendum on independence. Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, speaks to the Today programme from outside St Andrew's House, headquarters of the Scottish Government.

0847

To celebrate the start of Bryan Ferry's fifth decade in the music business he has re-recorded some of his best known songs, performed by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in the style of the 1920s. The Today programme's Sarah Montague asked him why he had decided not to sing on this album.

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The Welsh National opera has received a huge philanthropic donation from the Getty family, in return for them putting on one of Getty's shows. The chief executive and artistic director of the Welsh National Opera, David Pountney, outlines where the money will be spent.

0855
At some point this week, Colombia's government will sit down for peace talks with Farc rebels. Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by Farc for six years until 2008, outlines the significance of the talks.


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