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Flood warnings are in place across the UK after the latest torrential downpours. The Leveson inquiry into press standards will propose changes to the system of self-regulation when it publishes its report this week. And The Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years on the road at the O2 arena in London.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

BBC Scotland has obtained more than 300 reports from inside the NHS which have been kept secret up until now. They detail serious incidents, over the past year, where patients have come to harm during their care. BBC Scotland's Social Affairs Reporter, Fiona Walker, reports from Glasgow.

After the recent violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is perhaps surprising that a new scientific research centre is under construction in Jordan with the support of countries that are openly hostile to each other, including Iran and Israel. The BBC's David Shukman has had special access to the Sesame Project and reports from Jordan.

Three hundred flood warnings are in place across the country this morning. More than 800 homes have already been flooded. The south has been worst hit so far but the rains are moving north and the north of England and Wales are likely to be affected today. We speak to Mary Dhonau, who chairs the flood protection association which represents flood victims.

Business news with Simon Jack.


The Red Crescent says 2.5m people have been displaced by Syria's civil war, although many are not able to escape the country. The BBC's Paul Wood has been to the camp at Atma in the north of Syria on the Turkish border.


What difference will the "stalking" law make in England and Wales, where it is now meant to protect people who find themselves systematically psychologically or physically threatened? We speak to Jeremy Browne, the crime prevention minister at the Ministry of Justice.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Speaking after yesterday's elections, Catalonian president Artur Mas said Catalans will get a referendum on independence from Spain. The Republican left, which also wants a break with Spain, gained ground in the elections and there is a pro-independence majority in the Catalan parliament. Our Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports from Barcelona.

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Cambridge University is opening a research centre that will study the possibility that new technologies could end up killing us. The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will consider what it says are the four greatest threats to the human species: artificial intelligence, climate change, nuclear war and rogue biotechnology. One of its co-founders is Jaan Tallinn - one of the inventors of Skype. He speaks to Sarah Montague.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser - Priest-in-charge of St Mary's, Newington.


The Prime Minister says he wants a "sensible regulatory" system to emerge from the Leveson inquiry into press standards. The report is published this week, and will propose changes to the system of self-regulation under the Press Complaints Commission in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal. We speak to Lord Hunt - the former Conservative minister David Hunt - who chairs the PCC, and Willl Hutton, former editor-in-chief of The Observer.


Three hundred flood warnings are in place across the country this morning after the latest torrential downpours. BBC Somerset presenter Ben McGrail reports from Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton, and visits a flooded pub, flooded homes and a holiday park that was evacuated.


The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years on the road at the O2 arena in London last night. We speak to Neil McCormick of the Daily Telegraph, who was at the concert, and Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale, who remembers being thrown out of one of their gigs in 1964.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.


Within a few days, the new Governor of the Bank of England will be appointed from a shortlist of five candidates. The Today programme's Evan Davis asks what qualities the bank needs from a new governor.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Germany is now at the heart of Europe. It continues to grow and prosper while other parts of the continent fall into decline. The BBC has been asking Germans to talk about themselves and their country in a series of vignettes. First, we hear from Hans-Christoph von Roh - a luminary of the conservative Christian Democratic Party.

After the death of actor Larry Hagman over the weekend, many are asking whether a show like Dallas can survive the departure of a character like JR. We speak to television writers Lisa Holdsworth and Julia Raeside.

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