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10/12/2015

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

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3 hours

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Thu 10 Dec 2015 06:00

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0650

Adele's team appears to have found a way to combat ticket touts - saving her fans millions of pounds. Chris Carey is former global insight director at Universal Music Group and EMI, now CEO of Media Insight Consulting.

0655

Ahead of the publication of new monthly statistics for October, a leading health research group has warned the NHS in England will struggle to cope in the coming months unless there are more beds in care homes and other community settings to ease pressure on hospitals. Nigel Edwards is chief executive of the Nuffield Trust.

0710

The government has announced that £50m will be made available to residents and businesses affected by the flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire. Speaking on the programme is resident of Glenridding Judith Henderson, and Craig Brown, whose family runs the now flooded Glenridding Mini Market.

0715

The awarding of the 2021 World Athletics championships by the scandal-hit IAAF is being investigated by French prosecutors, the BBC has learned. Live in the studio is Hajo Spelt, German documentary maker and investigative journalist.

0720

The campaigning group set up by Jeremy Corbyn's supporters - Momentum - faces the prospect of an investigation by the Information Commissioner. Our political correspondent Ross Hawkins was at a Momentum meeting in North London last night and is here in the studio.

0725

A surrogate mother dog has given birth to the world's first litter of IVF puppies. Dr Alex Travis is associate professor of Reproductive Biology at Cornell University and co-author of a report on the findings.

0730

The share of wealth enjoyed by the recently retired has overtaken that held by under 45s since the financial crisis, David Willetts will say at a lecture at Keele University later today. David Willets is former Conservative Cabinet minister and executive chair of the Resolution Foundation.

0740

Writing in the Telegraph, Boris Johnson said that even if Putin was a "ruthless and manipulative tyrant", the West should still work with him - and with President Assad - to defeat so-called Islamic State. But what is the view from Moscow? In the last of his series of reports from Russia this week, Steve Rosenberg discovers Moscow has its own reasons for seeking an alliance with the West.

0750

This programme has learned that Southern Health NHS trust was warned last year that it was failing to properly investigate the deaths of patients. Live in the studio is Richard West, father of David West who died from a drugs overdose aged 28 - he accessed for much of his adult life mental health services run by Southern Health Foundation Trust.

0810

The awarding of the 2021 World Athletics championships by the scandal-hit IAAF is being investigated by French prosecutors, the BBC has learned. Speaking on the programme is Lord Coe, president of the IAAF.

0820

It's been three days since the water drained away from the streets of Carlisle. Our north of England correspondent Danny Savage has been talking to some of them about what happened, people’s concerns and where they go from here.

0825

It's been a difficult year for the English National Opera - several key players have left in controversial circumstances and the organisation faces a £5m cut to its annual funding. Will Gompertz is the BBC’s Arts editor.

0830

A critical "clean" draft text has been published at UN climate talks here in Paris after delays. This new version, 29 pages long, marks the first time the French presidency of the meeting has pulled together an outline of a deal. Roger Harrabin is the BBC’s Environment analyst and speaking live from the studio is Anote Tong, president of Kiribati.

0835

The government is going to reveal its thinking on airport expansions in the south-east today - a subject so politically sensitive that it looks as if ministers are going to tear up their promise to make a decision before Christmas. Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor.

0840

This programme has learned that Southern Health NHS trust was warned last year that it was failing to properly investigate the deaths of patients. Beverley Dawkins is CEO of learning disability charity Generate – she advised the team who investigated the trust and is author of a report into deaths of people with learning disabilities; Sir Stephen Bubb is lead on the Winterbourne View - Time to Change report published earlier this year.

 

0850

Dr Peter Bentley is giving a lecture today at UCL - entitled Relax, it's only AI - which plays down the existential threat artificial intelligence ostensibly poses to mankind. But others - including Julian Savulescu - say if we build machines that can think for themselves, what happens if they decide to wipe out the human race? Mr Bentley and Mr Savulescu are live in the studio.

 

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