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22/12/2015

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

3 hours

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Tue 22 Dec 2015 06:00

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0650

The UK's new immigration bill, which receives its second reading in the House of Lords today, creates perfect conditions for slavery to thrive, according to anti-slavery campaigners. Caroline Robinson is policy director at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), a charity working to end trafficking for labour.

0655

It's been revealed that some NHS trusts in England are making more than three million pounds a year from charging patients and their visitors to park at hospitals. Sanchia Berg has been reporting from Watford General Hospital car park and Liz McNulty is trustee of The Patients’ Association.

0710

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategically important town of Sangin. Professor Michael Semple was the EU’s deputy representative in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2007.

0715

The government has outlined plans to require all schools to restrict and monitor pupils' internet access to reduce the risk of youngsters being radicalised by extremists. Sally Bates is chair of the National Association of Head Teachers’ Policy Committee and co-headteacher at Wadsworth Fields Primary school in Nottingham.

0720

George Osborne summed up the government's solution to the housing crisis with the words "we are the builders". But who is paying for all these new homes? Tom Bateman reports from the London borough of Waltham Forest.

0730

The number of people admitted to hospital in England with alcohol poisoning has doubled in six years, according to research by the Nuffield Trust. Speaking on the programme is Claire Currie, co-author of the Nuffield Trust’s report into alcohol-related admissions, and Dr Steve Jones is consultant and director of A&E at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

0740

Is music actually good for business? A small experiment has been taking place in Birmingham's Bullring - The BBC’s Arts correspondent David Sillito reports.

0750

Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK. Laura Piddock is professor of Microbiology at Birmingham University and John Blackwell is senior vice president of the British Veterinary Association, which is a member of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture alliance (RUMA).

0810

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategically important town of Sangin. Speaking on the programme is Lord Dannatt, former chief of the general staff and Jawed Ludin, former deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan.

0820

The craft beer producer Camden Town Brewery has just been sold to AB Inbev, the global drinks company that makes Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s. Sara Barton is owner of Brewster's Brewery in Grantham and Jamie Delap is managing director of Fyne Ales, a craft brewer in Argyll.

0830

Last week there was more trouble in Calais as lorry drivers came under further attacks from migrants. Sima Kotecha has been reporting and we hear from Jean-Marc Puissesseau, president of the Port of Calais.

0840

How will the FBI proceed with their investigation into FIFA, and what impact will the investigation have into FIFA’s ability to function? Speaking on the programme is Lisa Osofsky, European chair of risk and governance company Exiger and former deputy general counsel at the FBI.

0850

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategically important town of Sangin. Speaking on the programme is Judy Gaden, whose son Corporal Tom Gaden was killed by an IED in Afghanistan in 2009, and Diane Dernie, whose son Ben Parkinson lost his legs and was brain damaged by a Taliban bomb in 2006.

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