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12/04/2016

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

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Tue 12 Apr 2016 06:00

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0650

The House of Lords Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict has today published Sexual Violence in Conflict: A War Crime, in which it calls on the government to set out ambitious policy goals for reducing conflict-related sexual violence to ensure the international momentum created by the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) is not lost. Speaking on the programme is Baroness Nicholson, chair of Lords Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

0655

Researchers from Imperial College London have for the first time run scans on the human brain looking at the effects of LSD. Researchers hope that the findings of the study might pave the way to develop therapeutic applications to treat patients with psychiatric disorders, like depression or addiction. Dr Robin Carhart Harris is research fellow at Imperial College London and the lead researcher in this study.

0710

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to improve care. We hear from Victoria Ashton, a former PIP-implant victim, and Professor Terrence Stephenson, chairman of the General Medical Council.

0715

David Cameron announced that some British overseas territories and crown dependencies - often seen as tax havens - would now share information with British authorities. Speaking on the programme is Philip Ozouf, Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister for Financial Services.

0720

Apps are on the decline. What is set to take their place are so-called "chat bots", programs into which consumers will be able to type instructions, questions and orders - and which will be able to intelligently respond to and obey their commands. Speaking on the programme is Rory Cellan-Jones,the BBC's Technology correspondent, and Dr Sabine Hauert, lecturer in Robotics at Bristol University who is speaking this evening at a Royal Society panel discussion about 'machine learning'.

0730

A documentary shown last night on BBC1 called Abused: The Untold Story featured individuals speaking, many for the first time, about their experience of being sexually abused. Many of those in the film were victims of Jimmy Savile whose actions were allowed to go unchecked for decades. Sir Keir Starmer is former DPP and now Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras.

0740

The Oscar-winning film Son of Saul tells the story of a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in concentration camps during the Second World War. Speaking on the programme is Laszlo Nemes, director of Son of Saul, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars.

0750

Leaving the EU would be an act of "unilateral political disarmament", former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband will warn. In a rare foray into UK politics, Mr Miliband - who quit as an MP in 2013 - will say a vote to leave would be disastrous for the UK and the world. We speak live to David Miliband.

0810

The House of Lords Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict has today published Sexual Violence in Conflict: A War Crime, in which it calls on the government to set out ambitious policy goals for reducing conflict-related sexual violence to ensure the international momentum created by the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) is not lost. Speaking on the programme is former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague.

0820

A lot of people know that Charles Dickens published many of his novels first in weekly or monthly instalments. Now the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, has decided to follow suit - he's publishing his next work, Belgravia, in 11 episodes, online. Speaking live on the programme is Lord Fellowes and Ashleigh Gardner, head of content at episodic/interactive publisher Wattpad.

0830

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff is heading towards a parliamentary vote on whether she should be impeached - after a parliamentary committee decided the proceedings against her should continue. Fabio Ostermann is a member of the Free Brazil Movement, a civil society group actively opposing Dilma Rousseff's government.

0835

The prime minister has been told to resolve confusion about payments for farms caused by ministers' disagreements over the EU. Speaking on the programme is the BBC’s political correspondent Ross Hawkins.

0840

Four out of 17 schools closed by Edinburgh City Council have been found to have construction faults. Speaking on the programme is Malcolm Fraser, former deputy chair of Architecture and Design Scotland, the Scottish government’s design and build advisory body.

0845

David Cameron announced that some British overseas territories and crown dependencies - often seen as tax havens - would now share information with British authorities. Speaking on the programme is Robert Barrington, Transparency International UK executive director and Caroline Garnham, founder of Garnham Family Office Services – which helps ultra-wealthy individuals to "find advice and investment opportunities".

0850

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to improve care. Speaking on the programme is Judy Evans, the first certified female plastic surgeon in Britain, and Antonia Mariconda, a cosmetics and beauty blogger.

 

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