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10/02/2016

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

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Wed 10 Feb 2016 06:00

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0650

A controversial proposal to amend France's rules on citizenship has passed a first hurdle in the lower house of parliament. Legislators have approved a measure to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their French nationality. Christophe Premat is Socialist MP for Northern Europe. 

0655

It was announced yesterday that Andy Murray has become a father for the first time, after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl.  So how did the tennis star prepare to be a dad? Neil Sinclair is author of Commando Dad: Basic Training – How to be an Elite Dad or Carer from Birth to Three Years.

0710

Junior doctors in England will go on strike for 24 hours from 8am this morning in a dispute with the government over pay and working hours. Today’s Sima Kotecha reports from Queens Hospital in Romford and we speak live to Matthew Hopkins, chief executive of Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

0715

A new UK task-force is being launched this morning to combat fraud. Our home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw has been on the front-line in the police fight against fraud.

0730

Outsider candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won the primary contest in New Hampshire, according to opinion polls. Sarah Montague has been speaking to Larry Sanders, brother of candidate for Democrat presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.

0740

The house of Sir Peter Scott, known as the father of conservation, is to be opened to the public for the first time. Speaking on the programme is Dafila Scott, Sir Peter's daughter.

0750

Last week the body of a Cambridge University student was found in Cairo, with a senior Egyptian prosecutor saying his body showed “clear signs” of torture. Giulio Regeni was 28 and originally from Italy - he was investigating the role of trade unions in Egypt. Sally Nabil is the BBC’s correspondent in Cairo and Neil Pyper was a friend of Giulio Regini.

0810

Junior doctors in England will go on strike for 24 hours from 8am this morning in a dispute with the government over pay and working hours. Mark Gregory has been a junior doctor for 18 months and is organising the picket line at Queen’s Hospital. Chris Hopson is chief executive of NHS Providers.

0820

Outsider candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won the primary contest in New Hampshire, according to opinion polls. James Naughtie reports from the Republican side of the contest.

0830

Two tennis umpires were banned last year, one for life, after being involved in a betting scam, the sport’s governing body the International Tennis Federation said yesterday. Dr Ben Van Rompuy is professor of Competition Policy and Media Regulation and Richard Ings is a former senior executive responsible for umpires at the Association of Tennis Professionals.

0835

The editor of the Independent Amol Rajan has ruled that the newspaper will now be using ‘Bombay’ and not ‘Mumbai’ to describe the Indian city. The name Mumbai has been controversial in India ever since Bombay was renamed by Hindu nationalists in 1995. Speaking live on the programme is Amol Rajan and Dr Prashant Kidambi, who was born and raised in Mumbai and is author of a book about the city: The Making of an Indian Metropolis.

0840

Should the state be able to collect and then analyse all of our personal data to find criminals and terrorists? That's one of the issues at the heart of the investigatory powers bill, the draft of which is being scrutinised by a joint parliamentary committee that reports tomorrow. The BBC’s security correspondent Gordon Corera has been looking at some of the issues – today: the world of big data.

0850

Junior doctors in England will go on strike for 24 hours from 8am this morning in a dispute with the government over pay and working hours. Reena Aggarwal is a junior doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology and Dr Henry Goodall was a GP until 1991.

 

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