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0709 Plans for tax breaks for some married couples worth
up to £200 a year have been announced by David Cameron ahead of the
Conservative party conference. The BBC's political correspondent Ross Hawkins
0712 The BBC has uncovered more details of how the
terrorists in Nairobi were able to plan and carry out the attack in Kenya. Al
-Shabaab, the group which carried out the attack, has said its campaign of
violence will continue. The Today programme's Zubeida Malik reports on the
involvement of foreign jihadists.
0717 A bill has
been put forward in America that places obligation on internet companies based
in California, designed to introduce some protection for young people. State
senator Darrell Steinberg explains why he is behind the bill.
0721 David Cameron
is announcing this morning that he will extend the special Cancer Drugs Fund
for treating patients with rarer cancers for another 2 years, the fund was due
to expire in March 2014. The BBC's Health correspondent Branwen Jeffreys
0730 Barack Obama
has spoken by phone to Iran's Hassan Rouhani, the first such top-level
conversation in more than 30 years. Lord Lamont, the chairman of the British
Iranian chamber of commerce and Clare Lockhart, the founder of the Institute
for State Effectiveness, offer analysis on Iran's engagement with western
countries at the UN this week.
0738 The paper review
0743 Sarfraz Manzoor told the Today programme on Friday
that when men have daughters they think about gender stereotypes in a new way.
Is the same true of women raising boys? Writer and mother of three, Lucy
Cavendish discusses her experiences.
0750 Is it time for the International Criminal Court to
drop the cases and let Kenya move on after the attack on the Westgate shopping
centre in Nairobi? The BBC's Hague correspondent Anna Holligan reports and Dr
Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security at Chatham House,
explores the challenges this poses.
0810 Plans for some married couples and civil partners to
get tax breaks worth up to £200 a year from 2015 are unveiled by Prime Minister
David Cameron today. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
and Dr Samantha Callan, director of families at the Centre for Social Justice
discuss the proposal.
0815 The Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez has spent
years investigating Mexico's warring drug cartels, and their often corrupt
relationships with people in power for her book 'Narcoland'. The Today
programme's reporter Tom Bateman reports.
0820 A £200m-a-year fund for life-enhancing cancer drugs
is to continue until 2016, the prime minister has announced. Dr Harpal Kumar,
the chief executive of Cancer Research UK and Professor John Ashton, president
of the Faculty of Public Health discuss the merit in extending the scheme.
0840 The paper review
0845 The BBC has uncovered more details of how the
Westgate gunmen were able to carry out the siege and how security breaches
fuelled by corruption made it an attack waiting to happen. Security and
intelligence officials have been summoned to a parliamentary committee on
Monday to explain what went wrong. John Githongo, a prominent anti-corruption
campaigner in Kenya and Moraa Gitaa, a Kenyan novelist offer their insight.
0854 The latest figures published by the ONS show that
there are now 465,000 people aged ninety or over in England and Wales, a 33%
increase since 2002. Simon Bottery, director of policy and communications at
Independent Age and Martin Green, chair of the International Longevity Centre,
look at how this impacts on society.