Today, 25/03/2013 Live

25 Mar 2013 Last updated at 09:10

Monday 25 March

This morning's page will reflect Monday's running order and feature audio clips when available.
  • 25 Mar 2013 09:09:19

    "Migrants come here to work," Barbara Roche MP told Today presenter James Naughtie. Listen to the full discussion between Roche and Stewart Jackson MP:

  • 25 Mar 2013 08:41:19

    What are the implications of the Cyprus deal? Stephanie Flanders explains:

  • 25 Mar 2013 08:22:12

    Are 'feuds' between pop stars always publicity stunts? Q magazine's Jude Rogers thinks so:

  • 25 Mar 2013 08:07:40

    Prof Kieran Walshe and Devon GP Mike Dixon discuss the powers of Clinical Commissioning Groups:

  • 25 Mar 2013 07:51:27

    Senior gardener Jon Hodder gives us hope for our frost-bitten gardens. Listen to this morning's discussion:

  • 25 Mar 2013 07:46:52

    Listen to Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research:

  • 25 Mar 2013 07:47:59

    Today's running order... (subject to change)

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack live from Rome, including analysis on whether the Cyprus crisis has served to remind us all that the state of Eurozone finances is still perilously unstable.

     

    0709

    Europe's finance ministers have agreed to give Cyprus the money it needs to save its banks from collapsing. The BBC's Chris Morris reports from Cyprus.

     

    0715

    The prime minister will be outlining his vision for a set of tougher new rules to curb so-called “benefit tourism”. Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has produced work for the migration advisory committee of the UK Border Agency.

     

    0718

    How has this year's unseasonable weather affected flowers and plants in our gardens? Jon Hodder, senior gardener at Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds, outlines the problems the weather has been causing.

     

    0722

    Business news with Simon Jack live from Rome.

     

    0733

    The government's health service reforms handed responsibility for most NHS spending to "Clinical Commissioning Groups" or CCGS. These will take on their full statutory powers next week. Kieran Walshe, professor of health policy and management at Manchester Business School, and Mike Dixon, Devon GP and president of NHS clinical commissioners, discuss the changes.

     

    0739

    The paper review.

     

    0744

    Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Damon Albarn of Blur were together at the weekend in the Royal Albert Hall at a teenage cancer charity concert. Jude Rogers, of Q magazine, asks whether one of the notorious feuds of the Britpop era in the 90s has been laid to rest.

     

    0747

    Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings.

     

    0752

    Engineers have been hampered by snow-drifts up to 18ft high in some parts as they try to restore power to thousands of UK homes hit by the severe weather. Laura Boddy, from Ashleyhay in Derbyshire, explains that she has been stranded in her house since Friday.

     

    0810

    Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a deal on a 10bn euro bailout for Cyprus to prevent its banking system collapsing and keep the country in the eurozone. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders provides analysis. Christopher Pissarides, chairman of the Council of the National Economy for the Republic of Cyprus, and Richard Corbett, member of the Cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy the President of the European Council, discuss the deal.

     

    0820

    Police say that there was no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved in the death of Boris Berezovsky. Luke Harding, author of Media State about President Putin, and Dominic Midgley, author of Abramovich: The Billionaire from Nowhere, discuss whether the death of the famous oligarchy marks the end of an era in Russia.

     

    0833

    The prime minister will be outlining his vision for a set of tougher new rules to curb so-called "benefit tourism". Conservative MP Stewart Jackson, and Barbara Roche, former MP and Labour immigration minister who is now chairing the non-party campaign group Migration Matters, discuss immigration in the UK.

     

    0838

    Sir John Beddington, the government's chief scientist, is to step down at the end of the month after holding the post for five years. Sir John Beddington talks about his time in the post.

     

    0843

    Business news with Simon Jack live from Rome.

     

    0847

    The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, has resigned. Rime Allaf, writer, broadcaster and consultant specialising in the Middle East, explains the reasons behind the resignation.

     

    0855

    Children whose parents who have serious drink or drug problems will find that information has been recorded by adult services - in case it has a bearing on problems the children may develop. Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind, and Lisa Harker, head of strategy at the NSPCC, examine whether this should be the case for parents who suffer from mental illness or similar problems.

     

D-Day Reports

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones read the BBC's D-Day news reports.

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