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29/10/2015

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

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Thu 29 Oct 2015 06:00

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0650

Could a newly created African Standby Force ease the pressure on European countries from migrants trying to enter? Our correspondent Karen Allen has been out on exercise with the force in South Africa.

0655

Today the government will announce statutory guidance on the implementation of supply chain transparency as part of the Modern Slavery Act. Speaking on the programme is Aidan Mcquade, director of Anti-Slavery International.

0710

A report has found the charity Kids Company received even more public money than originally thought. We have been speaking with Ashley Mcdougall, who led on the report for the National Audit Office.

0715

A murder investigation has begun in Aberdeen after a sixteen year old boy died at a school in the city. Dr Belinda Harris is a former school principal and now child psychotherapist at the University of Nottingham.

0720

A new library of sounds and music has been created after a group of students and lecturers from the University of Central Lancashire spent time recording native instruments and wildlife in remote parts of Uganda. Phil Holmes is senior lecturer in music production at the University of Central Lancashire and co-founder of the Global Sound Movement.

0730

The government is being accused of ignoring a report that said prisons were failing to rehabilitate inmates and keep them from harm. Speaking on the programme is Lord Harris of Haringey, Labour peer and chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.

0740

New Zealand and Australia will battle out the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday. But how safe is the game, and are rugby's traditional ball-handling skills being crushed by the game's emphasis on physical impact?

0750

Two European leaders have told the BBC that the UK is yet to put any details on the table about what they want to achieve in their renegotiation with Europe. We hear from Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s Political Editor, and Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

0810

A report has found the charity Kids Company received even more public money than originally thought. We hear from Asheem Singh, director of public policy for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), and Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing & Shoreham, and former Children’s Minister.

0820

The organisers of America’s popular annual tech and culture festival - the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival - are reported to be considering holding an all-day event next year about combatting online harassment. We hear from Kate Bevan, technology journalist, and Naomi Alderman, a novelist and the co-creator of a smartphone fitness game.

0830

Turkey holds an election on Sunday - the second in five months - with the governing AK Party hoping to win back its majority. Our Turkey correspondent, Mark Lowen, reports.

0835

Two European Leaders have told the BBC that the UK is yet to put any details on the table about what they want to achieve in their renegotiation with Europe. Speaking on the programme is Kate Hoey, Labour MP & Co-Chair of Labour Leave.

0840

Are we at the beginning of a new era in medical care, of ‘precision medicine’? Speaking on the programme is Dr Anna Schuh, associate professor of molecular diagnostics at Oxford University and director of the Genomic Medicine Centre, and Professor Richard Barker, head of the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical innovation and chair of the government’s Precision Medicine Catapult.

0845

A task force is due to meet today for the first time to discuss the planned mothballing of Tata Steel operations in Scotland. We hear from Professor Steve Evans, head of the Centre of Industrial Sustainability at Cambridge University – he advised the last government on industrial strategy.


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