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22/02/2016

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

3 hours

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Mon 22 Feb 2016 06:00

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0650

Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered. David Sear is professor of Physical Geography at Southampton University.

0655

The Prime Minister will face scrutiny from MPs today as he addresses Parliament for the first time with details of the deal he has secured on EU reform. Kathryn Stanczyszyn reports and we speak live to Jonathan Portes, senior research fellow for the UK in a Changing Europe programme.

0710

The Prime Minister will face scrutiny from MPs today as he addresses Parliament for the first time with details of the deal he has secured on EU reform. Nigel Lawson is former conservative chancellor and chairman of the Vote Leave campaign.

0715

It is almost five years since Panorama revealed shocking abuses at the Winterbourne View care home for people with learning difficulties. Promises were made about getting people moved out of such institutions – promises which have not yet been met. Sir Steven Bubb is author of the review commissioned following the Winterbourne View scandal.

0720

The Prime Minister will face scrutiny from MPs today as he addresses Parliament for the first time with details of the deal he has secured on EU reform. Stanley Johnson is former Conservative MEP and father of Boris Johnson.

0730

There’s been much debate as to what would happen to Britain’s borders if the country votes to leave the European Union. Tony Smith is former director general of the UK Border Force and now a consultant on border security.

0740

Last 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.

0750

The Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have been hit by a wave of bombings which the Islamic State group says it carried out. Evelyn Farkas is former US deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia.

0810

David Cameron will face MPs later as he presents his case for the UK remaining within a reformed European Union. Speaking live on the programme is Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, and Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's Political Editor.

0820

The Royal Navy's most decorated pilot, Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown has died - he was 97. Paul Beaver is a military historian and describes himself as Eric Brown’s “surrogate godson” and Emily Horton is editor of Surrey Downs magazine – she interviewed Eric Brown two weeks ago.

0830

The Chancellor has promised to spend billions on grand infrastructure projects including high-speed road and rail links in what he calls the Northern Powerhouse. One of the schemes being considered is a road tunnel, more than 30 miles long, between Sheffield and Manchester. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin reports.

0835

Last week, the Independent’s owners ESI Media announced that the print edition of the newspaper would cease production and the paper would move online. But today, a new print newspaper is being launched by the Trinity Mirror Group. The New Day will be on sale from next Monday 29 February throughout the UK at 25 pence per edition. Speaking live on the programme is Alison Phillips, editor of The New Day.

0840

On Friday it was announced that the UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on 23 June. John Curtice is professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Katie Ghose is chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society.


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