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11/02/2014

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Mishal Husain. Defence secretary Philip Hammond on the government's flood response, plus is Jane Eyre a feminist icon?

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Mishal Husain, including:

0715
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours. Chertsey resident Alanna Burns and Chief Superintendent Matt Twist, borough commander for the flooded areas in north Surrey, discuss.

0730
Barclays profits for 2013 rose to £2.9bn, while adjusted pre-tax profits fell to £5.2bn. The bank's chief executive Antony Jenkins reacts to the figures and to the 10% increase in the bank's total bonus pool, which now stands at £2.38bn.

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Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning. Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, involved in the Safer Internet Day campaign, discusses.

0750
Excessive drinking is costing the NHS in north-east England more than it does anywhere else in England per head. Today's Sima Kotecha reports from a brewery in Hartlepool.

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Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours. Today's Mike Thomson reports live from Berkshire, before Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speaks to presenter Mishal Husain.

0820
Is Jane Eyre a feminist icon? Sally Cookson, the director of a new interpretation of Charlotte Bronte's novel at the Bristol Old Vic, and writer Bea Campbell discuss.

0835
It's game over for the many fans of mobile application Flappy Bird after its Vietnamese creator removed it from online stores on Sunday. Technology journalist Rupert Goodwins gives his thoughts.

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