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09/06/2015

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

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Tue 9 Jun 2015 06:00

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0710

HSBC says it is planning to cut 20,000 jobs around the world, including 8,000 in the UK. The bank is also expected to speak about its involvement in the corruption allegations against the football world governing body, FIFA. Dominic Hook is national officer with Unite.

0715

Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, announced on the programme yesterday morning that Mo Farah's medical data will be examined following the controversy engulfing his coach, Alberto Salazar, over doping allegations. Sir Craig Reedie is president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

0720

A forgotten play by Arthur Miller officially opens at Northampton's Royal and Derngate this evening. The Hook was written as a screenplay by Arthur Miller in the 1950s, but Hollywood studios attempted to censor the script to make the left-wing characters less sympathetic, and it was never made. The original text has now been pieced together and turned into a stage play. Ron Hutchinson adapted “The Hook” for the stage. Christopher Bigsby is Arthur Miller’s biographer.

0730

The G7 has called for a transformation of electricity generation towards renewables and nuclear by 2050.They said fossil fuel should not be burned in any sector of the economy by the end of the century. Professor Catherine Mitchell is professor of energy policy at Exeter University. Ed Davey is former Energy Secretary.

0740

'Spineless Si' the Stickleback, the unlikely star of this year's Springwatch, is a 5cm long fish. Does his popularity, and the show's success, mean we are not as disconnected from nature as is sometimes feared? Matthew Price reports.

0750

Using e-cigarettes in enclosed public places could be banned in Wales under radical plans. The Welsh Government said it wants to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws. Wales' Health Minister Mark Drakeford said e-cigarettes were a "gateway" to deadly tobacco and risked "renormalising smoking". But Cancer Research UK say that E-cigarettes, although not risk free, are almost certainly far safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes which kill up to two thirds of long-term smokers and that there isn't enough evidence to justify a ban on e-cigarettes indoors. Professor Mark Drakeford is Welsh Health Minister.

0810

HSBC says it is planning to cut 20,000 jobs around the world, including 8,000 in the UK. The bank is also expected to speak about its involvement in the corruption allegations against the football world governing body, FIFA. Kamal Ahmed is our business editor. Mark Taylor is professor of finance and is also dean at Warwick Business School.

0820

It's forty years since Jaws came to the screen. James Naughtie has been speaking to Carl Gottleib, the film’s scriptwriter.

0830

The shadow secretary of state for education, Tristram Hunt, has spoken about how Labour lost the plot on education and the election. Ed Miliband, he says, appeared uninterested in schools policy and muddled his priorities with the tuition fees cut. Tristram Hunt is shadow secretary of state for education. Nansi Ellis is assistant general secretary for the association of teachers and lecturers.

0840

What's it like living under Islamic State? The militant group overran Iraq's second-biggest city Mosul a year ago and since then it's managed to stifle all political, religious and cultural dissent there. The BBC's Ghadi Sary has been following events in Mosul for the last year, gathering testimonies from people inside, and meeting people who've left the city.

0850

An art exhibition opening in London this week lets the public 'interact' with the works on display, which include slides, a flying machine, and moving beds that you can pay to sleep in overnight. Nearly all of the artworks by the German artist Carsten Holler featured in the show give visitors the choice of whether to get involved with the pieces or just look. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports.

0855

What lessons/comparisons can be drawn between the forthcoming referendum on the UK's place in the EU and that called by Harold Wilson in 1975? MPs will have the 2nd reading of the EU Referendum bill, which requires the holding of a referendum on the UK's EU membership before the end of 2017.  David Cameron has denied saying ministers will be forced to back him in the EU referendum or quit their jobs. Lord Steel was a part of the Yes campaign in 1975. John Mills was national agent of the 1975 'No' campaign.

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