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04/04/2016

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

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Mon 4 Apr 2016 06:00

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0650

A state-backed insurance scheme to help households hit by flooding launches today. Shira Kimmerling lives in Hebden Bridge in west Yorkshire – her home was flooded on Boxing Day.

0655

The ‘Saharan smog’ which choked the UK with unprecedented levels of pollution in the Spring of 2014 was actually down to man-made pollution, according to a new study in April’s edition of scientific journal Environmental Research Letters. Professor Mark Sutton is from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

0710

A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Speaking on the programme is Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

0715

The children of white British people do less well in their GCSEs than the children of families where English is a second language. That is the finding of a report published today by CentreForum, an independent education thinktank. Natalie Perera is executive director and head of research at CentreForum, the independent education think tank.

0720

Kim Philby is Britain's most notorious spy: an MI6 officer who was secretly working for decades for the Soviet Union KGB - betraying its deepest secrets. Never before has he been heard or seen talking about his betrayal - until now. The BBC has unearthed a previously unseen video of Philby detailing every aspect of his career as spy. The tape was uncovered by the BBC’s security correspondent Gordon Corera.

0730

Unions are meeting in London today to plan the next steps of their campaign to save the British steel industry. Edwina Hart is Labour Welsh economy minister and Andrew Davies is leader of the Welsh Conservatives.

0740

EU health and safety legislation - which Britain has helped to draw up over the years - has an impact on the make-up that we buy in vast quantities every day. Today chief correspondent Matthew Price reports in the latest in our series on how membership of the EU affects everyday objects.

0750

A Sunday Times investigation yesterday alleged that London-based private doctor Mark Bonar prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to over 150 British athletes including footballers. Lord Moynihan is former Conservative sports minister and chairman of the British Olympic Association for 2012 Games and Sir Craig Reedie is president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

0810

A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Robert Palmer is head of Global Witness money laundering campaign and Lisa Osofsky is former deputy-general counsel for the FBI.

0820

From 8am this morning Greece will start to send refugees back to Turkey. The BBC’s Emily Unia reports and we hear from the Greek government’s migration spokesman, Giorgos Kyritsis.

0835

The new head of music at BBC Radio 1 has said staff should be ‘making decisions about music using your ears, rather than data served up by third-party sources’. Eamonn Forde is a freelance music business and technology journalist and Steve Lamacq is DJ and presenter for BBC Radio 6 Music.

0840

Road workers are calling for more protection after being physically and verbally abused by drivers who are angry at delays. Machetes, knuckle dusters and guns have all been used to threaten road maintenance staff, and some have had bottles of urine thrown at them. Pat Sheehan sits on the Highways Term Maintenance Association safety forum.

0845

Actress Denise Gough, who nearly quit acting at the start of 2015 won best actress at the Oliviers last night for the critically acclaimed People, Places and Things, which is taking the theatre world by storm, having transferred from the National to the West End. Duncan Macmillan is playwright of People Places and Things.

0850

A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Speaking on the programme is tax campaigner Richard Murphy and Misha Glenny, author of McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime.

 

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