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13/06/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 June 2013

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Thursday 13 June

A new report from OFSTED says state comprehensives in England are failing the brightest fifth of children. Stephen Hester is to leave Royal Bank of Scotland after five years as chief executive. And birdwatchers have been asked to avoid using smartphone apps near birds that play birdsong out loud.

  • 13 Jun 2013 08:58:38

    0900

    Our editors this morning were John Shields and Terry O'Neill. Next on Radio 4, Melvyn Bragg presents In Our Time. We're back tomorrow from 0600. Have a good morning.

  • 13 Jun 2013 08:55:36

    0855

    'Bromance', 'gut check' and 'have a cow' are the latest slang words and phrases to enter the Oxford English Dictionary today. Paul Kerswill, Professor of Social Linguistics at the University of York, and Phil Marshall, Executive Principal of Excelsior Academy, discuss Slang’s place in the English language and where the latest slang terms originate.


  • 13 Jun 2013 08:51:28

    0851

    Ethiopia has refused to halt work on a controversial giant dam across the river Nile that Egypt fears will severely curb its water supply. Robert Twigger, author of 'Red Nile - Biography of the World's Greatest River', and Aleem Maqbool, BBC correspondent, explain more about the frictions rising between Ethiopia and Egypt.


  • 13 Jun 2013 08:49:13

    0848

    The island town of Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, has undergone a huge transformation ahead of this year's G8 meeting of world leaders. BBC reporter Andy Martin reports from Fermanagh, to hear the mixed views about the circus coming to town.


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