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Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Justin Webb, including:

The Metropolitan Police has received donations and sponsorship worth more than £22 million over the past five years from dozens of different companies and organisations. Dr Tim Brain, former chief constable of Gloucestershire Police, and Jenny Jones, Green Party member and deputy chair of the Police and Crime Committee at the London Assembly, discuss the moral implications of disclosing the figures and the donations themselves.

Rebel Tory MPs have joined with Labour and other parties to pass an amendment calling for real-terms cuts in spending between 2014 and 2020. Chancellor George Osborne talks about the government's defeat.

It is All Saints' Day today, or All Hallows. The Rev Richard Coles, who written a book called the Lives of the Improbable Saints, outlines the roles of some of the less famous saints.

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Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

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An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.

Arctic Diaries

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From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.