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04/01/2016

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

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Mon 4 Jan 2016 06:00

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0650

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran amid heightened tension following the execution by Riyadh of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric.  Shashank Joshi is senior research fellow of the Royal United Services Institute.

0655

The authorities in the US state of Oregon are warning people to stay away from the headquarters of a wildlife refuge as they try to end a confrontation with right-wing militiamen who have occupied it. James Cook is the BBC’s North America correspondent.

0710

The so-called Islamic State has issued a video featuring a masked man speaking in English, with a British accent, threatening the UK over its action against IS in Iraq and Syria. Shiraz Maher is senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at Kings College London.

0715

The former girlfriend of Labour MP Simon Danczuk has claimed that he has drinking problems that are stopping him from being an effective MP. Our reporter Sima Kotecha has been to his constituency in Greater Manchester.

0720

Many will be grumbling on this their first proper back to work day BUT spare a thought for the good folk of Tadcaster near York. Thanks to the Christmas floods the ancient bridge which linked the two halves of Tadcaster near York is there no longer. Speaking on the programme is BBC reporter Alison Freeman and Nicola Eades, whose dental practice was flooded seven times in four years.

0730

The government says it will sell off publicly-owned land to small building companies to build 13,000 new homes in a move described by David Cameron as a "huge shift" in housing policy. Mark Easton is the BBC’s Home correspondent and Greg Clark is Communities Secretary.

0740

In Wales, campaigners say they are concerned by dozens of examples of houses, farms and local landmarks being given new names, such as the 14th century farm in West Wales renamed Happy Donkey Hill by its owner. The BBC’s Hywel Griffith reports.

0750

This is the first in our series this week speaking to the main candidates running for London Mayor. Sadiq Khan is MP for Tooting and Labour's candidate for Mayor of London.

0810

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran amid heightened tension following the execution by Riyadh of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric. Sir John Jenkins was British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia until January 2015; also on the programme is the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.

0820

The so called Islamic State has issued a video featuring a masked man speaking in English, with a British accent, threatening the UK over its action against IS in Iraq and Syria. Speaking on the programme is BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner.

0825

The cricket record books were torn to shreds yesterday as English batsmen Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow destroyed South Africa in the second day of the second test. Speaking on the programme is Michael Simkins, actor and cricket obsessive and Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden and Daily Mail cricket writer.

0830

Politicians must act to make sure a higher minimum wage doesn’t leave thousands of staff stuck for years on the lowest possible pay in many parts of the country, and to limit job losses, according to the Resolution Foundation. The BBC’s Political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports and live in the studio is Torsten bell, director of the Resolution Foundation.

0835

In her book, Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and The Beckenham Arts Lab, Mary Finnigan claims Beckenham's contribution to rock history has been shamefully ignored. Our Entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson went to meet her.

0840

Channel 4 launched its new foreign language streaming service yesterday – and the first show to premiere on the site is Deutschland 83, a German spy drama about a young man from the East forced to spy in the West at a time of extreme cold war tension. Anna Winger is co-creator of Deutschland 83.

0850

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to reshuffle his shadow cabinet this week. Speaking on the programme is Conservative MP Ken Clarke and John McTernan, Tony Blair’s director of political operations 2005 – 2007, then special advisor to two cabinet ministers in Gordon Brown’s government.

 

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