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Tue 26 Apr 2016 06:00

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The NHS in England is poised for a day of industrial action when junior doctors carry out a strike, which for the first time will affect emergency care. Dr Philippa Whitford is MP for Central Ayrshire, and speaks for the SNP at Westminster on health.


It is Intellectual Property Day today. To mark the occasion the music royalty collection body PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) is announcing it collected £197m in the UK for public performance and the money that it collected will be paid to musicians and record labels. Speaking on the programme is Peter Leathem, chief executive of PPL.


At 7am, Ofgem will announce its third highest ever penalty for one of the big six energy suppliers for failures in customer service. Dermot Nolan is chief executive of Ofgem.


From eight o'clock this morning - for the first time ever - junior doctors are refusing to treat people in A&E. Anne Rainsberry is national incident director for NHS England.


The government has seen off an attempt to force the government to take an additional 3000 child refugees from Europe. Sir Keir Starmer is shadow immigration minister and former DPP.


Today at 11am the Jury at the Hillsborough Inquests will deliver their verdicts, including whether those who died were unlawfully killed. The two-year inquests have been the longest in British legal history and involved over 500 witnesses and 4000 documents. The terrible events unfolded as BBC Radio 2 hosted its Saturday afternoon sports programme.


The issue of prescription drug addiction has been in the spotlight because of its connection with a number of high profile celebrities in the US and even with a number of deaths. Cathy Stannard is consultant in pain medicine at South Mead Hospital in Bristol.


The veteran Labour MP and former minister Frank Field will strongly criticise the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for backing the campaign to stay in the EU. Frank Field MP is member of the Vote Leave Campaign Committee.


Junior doctors go on strike in England this morning and, for the first time, emergency care will be affected. The BBC’s Health editor Hugh Pym reports and we speak live to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.


Questions remain for the businessman Philip Green after BHS, the retail chain which has been a feature of the British high street for nearly 90 years, was placed in administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. Simon Jack is the BBC’s Business editor.


The BBC’s Ross Hawkins joins some hardy spectators at the Oval to hear from those who think the joys of county cricket easily outweigh the icy pain of this week's wintry blasts.


In the run up to the Welsh elections on May 5, we speak to Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru.


A champion sportswoman and conservationist will fly 4,500 miles from the Russian Arctic to Britain next autumn, using just a parachute wing, strapped to a small propeller engine, in the first ever attempt to follow Bewick's swans on their annual migration. We speak live to the former freediving champion Sacha Dench.


A BBC One drama on undercover policing has been branded "misleading and inauthentic" by one of the women whose story it draws on. Speaking on the programme is ‘Alison’, who was in a relationship with Mark Jenner, whom she knew as Mark Cassidy, from 1995 to 2000.


It is 30 years since the world's worst civil nuclear disaster near Chernobyl in Ukraine. The accident on this day in 1986 contributed to the downfall of the Soviet Union, changed the way we think about nuclear energy and has affected an unquantifiable number of people in the region. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports from Chernobyl.


BHS, the retail chain which has been a feature of the British high street for almost 90 years, has been put into administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. Speaking on the programme is Mary Portas, author of the 2011 The Portas Review, an independent review into the future of the British high street, and James Daunt, chief executive of Waterstones.


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