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

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Tue 17 Nov 2015 06:00

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By relying so heavily on foreign born carers, the adult social care sector in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers by the end of this Parliament caused by restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British workers. Jane Ashcroft is CEO of Anchor Homes, England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people.


The former French Defence Minister told our programme yesterday how past conflict in the Balkans created a pool of weapons circulating in Europe which is difficult to reduce even now. Speaking on the programme is Misha Glenny, a British journalist who specialises in southeastern Europe, global organised crime, and cybersecurity.


What is the extent of France's failings to address the long standing problem of marginalisation in their country, and how can they cope with the disaffected and vulnerable youth in their society? Speaking on the programme is our chief correspondent Matthew Price and Louis Saha, former France and Manchester United footballer.


The government's Northern Powerhouse devolution scheme is spreading to Liverpool and to the West Midlands. Joining us in the programme is Lord O’Neill the commercial secretary to the Treasury.


Is this the last Christmas anyone will pay to own music? Erik Huggers is the global CEO of Vevo and the person behind the BBC’s development of the iPlayer.


Should Russia be banned from next year's Olympics in the wake of last week's explosive report into doping in athletics. Today the World Anti Doping Agency meets in Colorado and its former chief, Dick Pound and the author of the doping report is on the programme.


The French national anthem the Marseillise will ring out tonight at Wembley stadium. Joining us in the programme is the historian Simon Schama.


Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, told the BBC that he is "not happy" with the 'shoot to kill' policy in the event of a terror attack in the UK. Shadow foreign secretary Hillary Benn is on the programme.


Belgium has been pinpointed as the home turf for those behind the Paris attacks. The BBC’s Johnny Dymond has been reporting from Molenbeek in Brussels; we have been speaking to former Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt and Belgian Dimitri Bontinck, whose son went to a training camp for jihadis in Syria.


Storm Barney arrives from the west this morning, bringing gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour, especially along western coasts. Emma Boorman is a senior meteorologist at the Met office.


The task of trying to identify all those who died in the attacks in Paris has been continuing. Some friends and families have been going through an agonising wait to find out exactly what happened to their loved ones. Our reporter Tom Bateman is at Place de la Republique.


For the last year and half Charles Lister has been trying to help over 100 different armed groups in Syria join the peace process. Speaking on the programme is Charles Lister, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Centre and author of The Syrian Jihad.


It’s thought that the Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen will reveal that he is HIV positive in an interview on American television later today. We have been speaking with James Cook, our correspondent in Los Angeles and Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out magazine.


Following the terror attacks in Paris on Friday - a key question in the future will be to determine how can people of different ethnicities and backgrounds feel part of a wider society?Professor Nacira Guenif is a sociologist and anthropologist, from the University of Paris Eight and Professor Tariq Modood is director of the Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.


All subject to change.





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