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21/06/2013

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Justin Webb, including:

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Teacher Jeremy Forrest has been found guilty of abducting a schoolgirl. Melanie Gill, a psychologist, and Alice Robinson, an assistant head teacher and former president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, discuss how schools, parents and the police should deal with this kind of abusive relationship.

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The Care Quality Commission has been revealed to have covered up its own failures in monitoring the bad performance of a Cumbria hospital. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, answers questions on what needs to be done.

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The juniper, the source of gin, is under threat from a fungus, according to scientists. Dr Deborah Long, from Plantlife Scotland who is carrying out research on the disease, explains whether it can it be saved.

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There used to be more than a hundred foghorns stationed around the British Isles but now there are fewer than 30. The BBC's arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports that a special requiem has been written which will be performed by ships at sea, three brass bands on the shore and the Souter Lighthouse foghorn near South Shields tomorrow afternoon to mark the demise of the foghorn.

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Mortality rates among people with diabetes are falling dramatically. Dr Lorraine Lipscombe, who conducted the research in the UK and Canada, to explains what was found and Dr Gerry Rayman, a consultant physician at Ipswich hospital and advises Diabetes UK, discuss the findings.

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Jeremy Hunt discusses the Care Quality Commission's cover-up of its own failures in monitoring the bad performance of Cumbria hospital. A teacher who went on the run with a 15-year-old pupil has been found guilty of child abduction. And why the sound of foghorns is disappearing from our coastlines.

  • 21 Jun 2013 09:00:10

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    Our editors this morning were Adam Cumiskey and Jat Gill. Coming up next on Radio 4, Alexandra Shulman is Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs. Have a good morning.

  • 21 Jun 2013 08:56:37

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    Has cheating always been part of completive sport or is it something that would have once been deemed as ridiculous?  Mike Rowbotton, author of a book called Foul Play: The Dark Arts of Cheating in Sport, and Simon Hughes, a former cricketer and cricket analyst for the Daily Telegraph, discuss morality in sport.


  • 21 Jun 2013 08:43:26

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    At this week's G8 summit Vladimir Putin sometimes looking as if he was not really one of the club. On the subject of Syria, Moscow's take was very different from that of the other G8 members and there are many in the West who see President Putin's Russia as increasingly aggressive, argumentative and authoritarian. The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg investigates how Russia sees the opinions held by west.


  • 21 Jun 2013 08:35:27

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    Mortality rates among people with diabetes are falling dramatically. Dr Lorraine Lipscombe, who conducted the research in the UK and Canada, to explains what was found and Dr Gerry Rayman, a consultant physician at Ipswich hospital and advises Diabetes UK, discuss the findings.


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