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07/12/2015

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

3 hours

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Mon 7 Dec 2015 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, is being investigated by the FBI over his role in a bribes scandal which saw sports officials paid $100m, the BBC has learned. Speaking on the programme is the BBC’s sports correspondent Richard Conway.

0710

Tens of thousands of homes are without power after Storm Desmond caused severe flooding and travel disruption across northern England and parts of Scotland. Speaking on the programme is John Chadwick, whose flat was flooded, and Stuart Young, leader of Cumbria County Council.

0715

Muhaydin Mire, 29, appears in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court today, charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man, in what has been described as a "terrorist incident" at an east London Tube station. Frank Gardner is the BBC’s correspondent and live in the studio is Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock from the British Transport Police.

0720

The winner of the Turner Prize is unveiled tonight. This year, one of the shortlisted artists is not an artist but an architect. We hear from the BBC’s Will Gompertz.

0730

US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address on the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead, saying the killings were "an act of terrorism". We have been speaking to Edina Lekovic, from the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles, and Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary at the United States Department of Homeland Security.

0740

Tens of thousands of homes are without power after Storm Desmond caused severe flooding and travel disruption across northern England and parts of Scotland. David Taylor is coordinator of Kendal Red Cross Emergency Reception Centre.

0750

According to a report due to be published later today, policy making in the area of religion and belief has been piecemeal and haphazard, in an increasingly secular society. Speaking on the programme is Baroness Butler-Sloss.

0810

Tens of thousands of homes are without power after Storm Desmond caused severe flooding, and travel disruption, across northern England and parts of Scotland. Speaking on the programme is Sir James Beven, CEO of Environment Agency, and Mark Williamson, operations director at Electricity North West.

0820

Some are saying the #YouAin'tNoMuslimBruv hashtag could it be more productive than some government initiatives, but how effective in preventing radicalisation might it be? Salma Yaqoob is a spokesperson for the Stop the War campaign and the former leader of the Respect party; Hanif Qadir is CEO of the Active Change Foundation, which works with young people from across society to counter extremism.

0830

Ministers from countries around the world are set to arrive in Paris for the final week of UN climate talks which have so far produced a draft text and a greater sense of optimism than previous meetings. Speaking on the programme is Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

0835

France's far-right party, the Front National, has topped the first round of voting in the country's Regional election. Speaking on the programme is Sophie Pedder, Paris correspondent for The Economist.

0840

Today in Geneva the UN will announce its annual appeal for the world's major humanitarian crises. For another year a record sum of money is being requested to assist millions inside Syria as well as in neighbouring countries. Our chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet is in Syria.

0850

According to a report due to be published later today, policy making in the area of religion and belief has been piecemeal and haphazard, in an increasingly secular society. Speaking on the programme is Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies, and Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham.

 

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