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18/02/2016

News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

3 hours

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Thu 18 Feb 2016 06:00

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0650

Commuters are getting a raw deal from their train operator with dirty, overcrowded and delayed services according to a new survey from the consumer magazine Which? Speaking on the programme is Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?

0655

Leaders of the 28 European Union member states are gathering in Brussels for the European Council summit. Katharine Peacock is managing director of the pollsters Comres.

0710

Leaders of the 28 European Union member states are gathering in Brussels for the European Council summit. Speaking live on the programme is Roberto Gualtieri MEP, main Sherpa on Brexit in European parliament.

0715

Twenty-eight people have been killed and dozens wounded in Ankara, Turkey after a car bomb exploded near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. Onur Oymen is former Turkish Ambassador to NATO.

0720

The US State Department says it’s aware that radioactive material is missing from a storage facility near Basra. Miles Pomper is from the James Martin Centre for Non Proliferation Studies.

0730

Leaders of the 28 European Union member states are gathering in Brussels for the European Council summit. Daniel Hannan is Conservative MEP for South East England and Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor.

0740

The Great British tradition of tea and toast is in decline, according to a report out today that highlights changing food habits through the generations. Speaking on the programme is Ben Mills, who runs a Tea & Toast van at music festivals.

0750

The Supreme Court will today rule - for the first time - on the controversial common law of "joint enterprise", which can result in someone being convicted of assault or murder even though they didn't administer the blow. We hear from Tracey Fyfe, wife of Paul Fyfe:  Ameen Jogee and Mohammed Hirsi were convicted for his murder under the joint enterprise law. Sandra Paul is lawyer for Kingsley Napley who believes Joint Enterprise is outdated.

0810

Leaders of the 28 European Union member states are gathering in Brussels for the European Council summit. Speaking on the programme is former Labour leader Lord Kinnock and the BBC’s Katya Adler.

0820

On yesterday’s programme we heard about a new scheme for the men who pose a high risk of domestic violence to give them one-to-one support to change their behaviour. Reflecting on that this morning is Pete, a former perpetrator of domestic abuse.

0830

Police forces could be "sleepwalking" back to an old model of policing where they are "isolated from communities". Speaking on the programme is Zoe Billingham, from HM Inspector of Constabulary, and Matthew Horne, deputy Chief Constable of Essex Police, which was found to require improvement in the report.

0835

The timeframe is now pretty clear - assuming a deal is done today or at least overnight in Brussels there will in the next 48 hours be a cabinet meeting in London, followed by an announcement that we will get to vote on whether the UK remains in the European Union. Earlier this month Nick Robinson spent time with some of the people who have already decided that they will be voting to leave. Now Today programme chief correspondent Matthew Price has met the other side of the debate.

0840

Five months after his son Elliot’s death, Ray Johnson has been granted a change to the coroner’s inquest – so that its scope will broaden to also include allegations of bullying. We have been speaking to Ray Johnson.

0850

Earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino's latest film The Hateful Eight picked up another award for its music, winning the Best Film Music at the BAFTAs. We asked Front Row presenter Samira Ahmed to explain the stories behind some of the music from classic Westerns.

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Leaders of the 28 European Union member states are gathering in Brussels for the European Council summit.  Ryan Heath is associate editor for Politico and Emma Hogan is Europe correspondent for the economist.

 

All subject to change.

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