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

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Mon 18 Apr 2016 06:00

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The EU's foreign and defence ministers are meeting today to consider providing training for Libyan security forces. The deputy prime minister of Libya's new unity government has told the BBC that the so-called Islamic State could take over most of the country. The BBC’s Orla Guerin reports.


Nearly two fifths of people with Parkinson’s feel they must hide their symptoms or lie about having the condition, according to new findings released by the charity, Parkinson’s UK, to mark the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Week. Speaking on the programme is David Plummer, a wildlife photographer who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.


It will cost every household in the country more than £4000 a year by 2030 if we leave the European Union, according to the UK Treasury which has produced a report today suggesting the economy would be 6% smaller by then if we vote to leave. Speaking on the programme is John Redwood from the Vote Leave campaign.


Overnight Brazilian lawmakers reached the two-thirds majority needed to authorise impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of fiddling public funds to make her government’s economic performance look better than it was. Camilla Costa is the BBC’s Brazil reporter.


Police say a plane approaching Heathrow Airport on Sunday is believed to have been struck by a drone before landing. Stephen Landells is a flight safety specialist and former pilot.


Skinheads, ska, mods, rastas, punks - the early '80s was an era of teenage tribes and social upheaval. One young photographer at the time, Anita Corbin, created a catalogue of the girls who were amongst it all and 35 years on she has been tracking them down for a new exhibition. The BBC’s Arts correspondent David Sillito reports.


Five junior doctors will go to the high court today to challenge Jeremy Hunt’s right to impose the new junior doctors’ contract. Speaking on the programme is Dr Francesca Silman, a junior doctor who works in a GP practice in north London and is one of the five junior doctors seeking this judicial challenge.


Tonight at 9pm on BBC2 we can see the conclusion the incredibly successful The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Speaking on the programme is Jeffrey Toobin, author of the book on which the series is based, The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ.


Parents in England hear today where their children will start primary school in September. The news comes as the government has admitted a 10,000 shortfall in teacher places. Speaking on the programme is Anne Lyons, a headteacher, and Jonathan Simons, head of education at Policy Exchange.


The Treasury has worked out how much it will cost the UK leaving the EU. George Osborne says "Britain will be worse-off to the tune of £4,300 a year for every household". Speaking on the programme is George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Sectarian religious hate crime is widely misunderstood and vastly under-reported according to the National Police Chiefs Council. The BBC’s Zoe Conway reports and we speak live to Mark Hamilton, Hate Crime lead for the NPCC and Rafiq Hayat, leader of the Ahmadiyya community in the UK.


The people of Sunderland are daring to dream that they - or rather their football team - may yet escape relegation after a dramatic result at the weekend. As part of our occasional series on the runners for the title, the BBC’s Nick Higham reports from Wearside.


Despite their stated aim of destroying ancient cultural heritage, the so-called Islamic State have been looting Syria and Northern Iraq and selling the antiquities they find to raise money for their activities. It has now becoming apparent that some of those artifacts may be ending up on the market in London. Simon Cox is the BBC’s investigative reporter and Dick Ellis is former head of the Metropolitan Police's Art and Antiques squad.


Overnight Brazilian lawmakers reached the two-thirds majority needed to authorise impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of fiddling public funds to make her government’s economic performance look better. Victor Bulmer-Thomas is associate fellow in Chatham House's US and the Americas Programme.


Gregory Woods' new book looks at the role that homosexuality has played in shaping Western culture in the 20th century. We speak live to Mr Woods, author of Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World, and Ruth Hunt, chief executive of the charity Stonewall which campaigns for the equality of LGBT people across Britain.


All subject to change.


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