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13/09/2016

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

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Tue 13 Sep 2016 06:00

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0650

A controversial anti-malarial drug given to soldiers will now only be prescribed to them after a detailed face-to-face medical check-up has taken place. Johnny Mercer is a former British army officer and member of the Commons defence select committee.

0655

The San Francisco American Football player Colin Kaepernick continued his refusal to stand for the national anthem in his team’s match against the Los Angeles Rams overnight. James Cook is the BBC’s Los Angeles correspondent.

0710

Aid agencies are waiting to see if they can cross into Syria to bring relief supplies to the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports from Aleppo.

0715

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the former chancellor George Osborne could see their seats in Parliament abolished under a major constituency shake-up. Sam Hartley is secretary to the Boundary Commission for England.

0720

The new £5 note goes into circulation today, and it’s full of new features. Victoria Cleland is chief cashier at the Bank of England and Jonathan Callaway is director at the British Library and the International Bank Note Society.

0730

A controversial anti-malarial drug given to soldiers will now only be prescribed to them after a detailed face-to-face medical check-up has taken place. The BBC’s Sima Kotecha reports and Major General Martin Bricknell is deputy Surgeon General of Armed Services .

0740

There has been the first ever warning of a heatwave in September for parts of England today. Today chief correspondent Matthew Price is in Wisley gardens in Surrey to hear about the effects of an Indian summer there.

0750

Former UK PM David Cameron has stood down as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Oxfordshire seat of Witney. Camilla Cavendish is former head of Cameron’s Policy Unit.

0810

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the former chancellor George Osborne could see their seats in Parliament abolished under a major constituency shake-up. Sam Hartley is secretary to the Boundary Commission for England. The BBC’s Ross Hawkins reports and Jon Ashworth is shadow minister without portfolio.

0820

Can something as devastating as dementia be the subject of comedy? David Baddiel thinks so. His show My Family: Not the Sitcom is a candid two-hour exploration of the death of his mother and the onset of dementia in his father.

0830

A report published today by the Women and Equalities Committee says that sexual harassment and sexual violence are not being tackled effectively in British schools. Maria Miller is chair of the committee.

0835

The BBC has lost the contract to broadcast The Great British Bake Off. James Morton is former contestant on The Great British Bake Off and Charlotte Higgins is author of The New Noise: The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC.

0840

Aid agencies are waiting to see if they can cross into Syria to bring relief supplies to the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC’s Mike Thomson reports.

0845

A new exhibition at the Wellcome Centre in London, Bedlam and Beyond, asks if the original notion of Bedlam as a place of refuge, sanctuary and care could be reclaimed. Today’s Sanchia Berg reports.

0850

Taking cannabis for medical reasons should be made legal, says a cross-party group of UK politicians. Lara Smith is a former paediatric nurse with severe spinal problems who takes cannabis for medicinal reasons and Conservative MP Dan Poulter is a practising mental health doctor - he is backing the report. 

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