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08/10/2014

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

3 hours

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Wed 8 Oct 2014 06:00

Today's running order

Subject to change

0710

Has the World Health Organisation failed over Ebola? Barry Bloom, professor of public health at Harvard University, discusses.

 

0715

The human rights charity, Child Soldiers International, is suing the Ministry of Defence for discriminating against soldiers who enlist in the army at 16. Sima Kotecha reports.

 

0720

Holland and Barrett is in the middle of a £40m investment programme which will see it open 40 new stores and create 485 jobs. We speak to its chief executive Peter Aldis.

 

0725

Waiting time targets for people with mental health problems in England are to be introduced for the first time, the Liberal Democrats have announced. Health minister Norman Lamb discusses.

 

0730

Candidates in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections are undergoing a final day of campaigning ahead of polls opening on Thursday. Matthew Price reports, before John Humphrys speaks to Deborah Mattinson, co-founder of the research and strategy company Britain Thinks.

 

0750

Is it time to look again at the American and British approach of not paying ransoms and of insisting on a media blackout? Conservative MP Hugh Robertson discusses.

 

0810

How should Britain’s approach to Ebola change following the first contracting of the disease in Spain? David Alandete, Managing Editor of the Spanish national newspaper El Pais discusses, before we speak to Dr David Heymann, chair of Public Health England.

 

0820

Thirty-eight paintings by Winston Churchill are being offered to the nation, following the death of his youngest daughter Mary Soames. Rebecca Jones reports

 

0830

The UN's special envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, has said the international community cannot allow the town of Kobani on the border with Turkey to fall under the control of Islamic State militants. He speaks to Sarah Montague.

 

0835

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry discusses the phenomenon of the “Great White Male”.

 

0840

The human rights charity, Child Soldiers International, is suing the Ministry of Defence for discriminating against soldiers who enlist in the army at 16. Colonel Stuart Tootal, former commander of 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan, and Labour MP Madeleine Moon, discuss.

 

0845

The Met Office is to open a new Space Weather Centre. Tom Feilden reports.

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