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10/03/2016

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

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Thu 10 Mar 2016 06:00

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0650

Almost two out of five drivers have suffered pothole damage in the past two years, according to new research. Edmund King is president of the AA, who ran the poll.

0655

A Ukrainian military officer is beginning her sixth day on hunger strike to protest at what she calls a "farce" of a trial in Russia she claims is directed by the Kremlin. Nadia Savchenko is accused of involvement in the murder of two Russian journalists - the US and EU both called for her release this week. The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports.

0710

The Competition and Markets Authority publishes its "provisional decision on remedies" today after a two-year investigation amid reports that it is likely to set a price cap for low income and vulnerable customers who have pre-payment meters - around 16% of households. Speaking on the programme is the BBC’s Business editor Simon Jack and Juliet Davenport, chief executive of Good Energy.

0715

Buckingham Palace has complained to the press watchdog over the Sun newspaper's article claiming the Queen backed ‘Brexit’ from the European Union. Speaking on the programme is Tony Gallagher, editor of The Sun.

0720

Customers at Holborn underground station in London will from next month be asked to stand on both sides of two ‘up’ escalators, in plans announced today to reduce congestion. Nick Brown is managing director of London Underground and Professor Ed Galea is director of fire safety engineering group the University of Greenwich and has carried out extensive research on human movement behaviour on escalators.

0730

Chris Grayling will make a speech this morning in which he will say that the government’s EU renegotiation did not return enough power to Parliament. Speaking live in the studio is Chris Grayling, Leader of the House of Commons and member of the Leave campaign. 

0740

As many as 490 athletes may have been taking Meldonium at the Baku 2015 European Games according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which compiled information taken from athletes and their teams. Dr Chris Beedie is reader at the School of Human and Life Science, Canterbury Christ Church University and an expert in human performance.

0750

A British social justice campaigner has flown from London to Australia to confront a former police spy who deceived her into having a two-year relationship and is now involved in directing police training courses in Australia. Justin Webb has been speaking to Helen Steel, who tracked down John Dines after spending years piecing together clues to uncover his real identity.

0810

The Competition and Markets Authority publishes its "provisional decision on remedies" today after a two-year investigation amid reports that it is likely to set a price cap for low income and vulnerable customers who have pre-payment meters - around 16% of households. The BBC’s Sanchia Berg reports and we speak live to Roger Witcomb, chairman of the CMA's energy market investigation.

0815

Buckingham Palace has complained to the press watchdog over the Sun newspaper's article claiming the Queen backed ‘Brexit’ from the European Union. Speaking on the programme is Steve Hewlett, presenter of the Media Show.

0820

In the weeks running up to the referendum we are taking a look at some of the ways in which everyday objects are affected - or not - by our membership of the European Union. Today programme chief correspondent Matthew Price takes a look at the clock.

0830

Seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola died during flooding in Surrey in February 2014. The cause of Zane's death is disputed: tests suggested he died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but his parents believe he was killed by hydrogen cyanide from a contaminated landfill site. The family have been denied legal aid even though all the public bodies are being represented by Queen's Counsel. Speaking live on the programme is Kye Gbangbola, Zane's father, and Clive Coleman, the BBC’s Legal Affairs correspondent.

0840

The Combined Cadet Force has been around for more than 150 years, operating mainly in private schools. Now the government is keen for the military-themed youth organisation to get into "less affluent areas". It is BBC School Report day today and one young school reporter in Nottinghamshire has been investigating what this means for his school.

0850

The Competition and Markets Authority publishes its "provisional decision on remedies" today after a two-year investigation amid reports that it is likely to set a price cap for low income and vulnerable customers who have pre-payment meters - around 16% of households. We speak live to Lisa Nandy, Labour Shadow Energy Secretary.


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