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14/12/2015

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

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Mon 14 Dec 2015 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

Scotland's First Minister will meet David Cameron later to negotiate the financial footing for the devolution of more powers on tax and welfare. Speaking on the programme is Glenn Campbell, BBC Scotland’s political correspondent.

0655

Britain’s first official astronaut Tim Peake will tomorrow blast off to the International Space Station. Our Correspondent Sarah Rainsford is near the launch site in Kazakhstan.

0710

Local authority social services in England that are found to be failing vulnerable children will face tough new measures. Nicky Morgan is secretary of state for education.

0715

The far-right National Front has failed to win a single regional administration in the second round of voting. Our correspondent Lucy Williamson reports from Paris.

0720

A senior clergyman has been banned from taking services in the Winchester diocese because he married his gay partner. We have been speaking to the man, Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies.

0730

Delegates from nearly two-hundred countries approved a climate change deal over the weekend, which aims to limit global temperature rises to well below two degrees Celsius. Speaking on the programme is Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, and Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at Manchester University.

0740

Britain’s first official astronaut Tim Peake will tomorrow blast off to the International Space Station. Monica Grady is professor in Planetary Sciences at the Faculty of Science, The Open University – she is in Kazakhstan for the launch.

0750

Eurosceptic MPs have accused David Cameron of pursuing meaningless concessions from the EU as he tries to renegotiate the terms of Britain's membership. Speaking live in the studio is the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton.

0810

There has been a "huge" rise in the number of newborns who are subject to care proceedings in England, according to figures compiled for the first time by Lancaster University. The BBC’s Sanchia Berg reports and we speak live to Karen Goodman, professional officer for the British Association of Social Workers.

0820

It is the world premiere tonight in LA of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Speaking on the programme is Ben Morris, Oscar-winning visual effects specialist and creative director of Industrial Light and Magic in London.

0830

The last British resident to be released from Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has set out a series of grave allegations against the US and British authorities for the way he was treated while being held as a prisoner. Speaking on the programme is Dominic Grieve MP, former attorney general and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

0835

The far-right National Front has failed to win a single regional administration in the second round of voting. Christophe Premat is the MEP for Northern Europe and a member of Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.

0840

Pictures emerged after the Charleston church massacre six months ago showing the man accused of the killings, Dylan Roof, brandishing a Confederate flag, prompting South Carolina and other southern states to remove these controversial battle colours from public display. So what has happened to the debate since then? The BBC’s Nick Bryant reports from Oxford, Mississippi.

0850

The US' central bank is expected to start raising interest rates this week, in the first such move since the summer of 2006. Speaking live in the studio is Philippa Malmgren, former chief financial market adviser to President George W Bush and Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec.

 

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