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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 July 2013

Morning news and current affairs with John Humphrys and Justin Webb including:

Barclays has been given more time to meet the Bank of England's demands to bolster its buffers in case of future financial shocks. Martin Wolf, member of the Banking Commission, and Alpesh Patel, a trading and investment expert, discuss the action that the bank needs to take.

A large-scale survey suggests nurses are having to ration the care they offer, because of time pressures Jane Ball, deputy director at National Nursing Research Unit at King's College London outlines the findings of the survey.

John Le Carre has been speaking to Radio 3's Proms programme about his views on the Edward Snowden case.

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton has met the deposed Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi. The BBC's correspondent, Jim Muir, reports from Cairo.

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Tuesday 30 July

The Taliban have attacked a prison in Pakistan, freeing hundreds of inmates - including some hard-core militants. MPs say complacency by government ministers has left the UK vulnerable to internet crime. And why are (most) humans monogamous?

  • 30 Jul 2013 08:49:30


    The remains of two large 6,000-year-old halls, each buried within a prehistoric burial mound, have been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council. Julian Thomas, professor of archaeology from the university, explains that this is first of these halls found beneath a funerary monument.
  • 30 Jul 2013 08:48:27


    The Today programme's correspondent, Mike Thomson looks at whether lessons might be learned from the successful fight against Somali pirates.
  • 30 Jul 2013 08:46:41


    Business news with Simon Jack.
  • 30 Jul 2013 08:45:08


    The Home Office last year identified nearly 100 suspected war criminals who had asked for UK citizenship, figures released to the BBC suggest. James Smith, chief executive of Aegis Trust, and Chris Cole, chair of the Law Society's Immigration Law Committee, discuss whether the government should be doing more to deal with these people. 

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