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One million schoolchildren in England are to be targeted by a measles vaccination plan aimed at curbing the growing threat of outbreaks. The BBC's Nick Garnett heard from mothers Kim, Rebecca and Joanne outside a primary school in Tameside in Greater Manchester, and Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at Public Health England, outlines the threat that the epidemic is posing.
The remains of a giant cat which roamed the Devon countryside a hundred years ago have been discovered in the basement of a Bristol museum. The BBC's science correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports from Bristol, and Isla Gladstone, curator of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, explains that it could be the earliest recorded example of an exotic big cat on the loose in the UK.
A hospital radio station is to broadcast the sound of waves, rain, birdsong and snoring to help insomniacs and tinnitus sufferers to get to sleep. The Today programme's Sarah Montague heard from Mark Vernon creator of the innovative Treatment at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Bulgarian and Romanian officials have appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee to allay fears over possible immigration from their countries, when access restrictions are lifted. Bulgarian ambassador Konstantin Dimitrov and Paul Nuttall, deputy leader of UKIP, debate the implications of the ruling.
Inside the Mind of Professor Stephen Hawking
Thursday 25 April
One million schoolchildren in England are to be targeted by a measles vaccination plan as the threat of outbreaks continues to grow. GDP figures released later could mark the first time the UK has ever recorded a triple dip recession. And we reveal live the shortlist for this year's Turner prize.
0900Terry O'Neill and Lewis James were our editors today. Melvyn Bragg is up next with In Our Time. Good morning.
City of York Council will decide this afternoon if more than 600 homes should be built in a field where local historians believe the Battle of Fulford took place in 1066. Chas Jones, of the Fulford Battlefield Society and author of Finding Fulford, and Roger Bowdler, designation director English Heritage, discuss the uncertainty over whether the battle actually took place there.
0849Bulgarian and Romanian officials have appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee to allay fears over possible immigration from their countries, when access restrictions are lifted. Bulgarian ambassador Konstantin Dimitrov and Paul Nuttall, deputy leader of UKIP, debate the implications of the ruling.
The shortlist for this year's Turner Prize is announced this morning. The BBC’s arts correspondent Will Gompertz and Declan Long, a member of the Turner Prize Jury and lecturer at the national college of art and design in Dublin, reveal the shortlist live.