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

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Thu 28 Apr 2016 06:00

Today's running order


A new report from the Global Priorities Project is urging our governments to do more to prepare for global catastrophes. Seb Farquhar is director of the Global Priorities Project.


Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, according to the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Nick Hopkinson is member of the Royal College of Physicians’ tobacco advisory group and co-author of the report.


Retired police officers who served in the South Yorkshire force have been told to be proud of their achievements, despite the findings of the Hillsborough inquests. Peter Neyroud is former head of the National Police Improvement Agency.


Labour are trying to call the government’s bluff on its plan for forced ‘academisation’ in England. Lucy Powell is shadow secretary of state for education.


It is the first quarter results from the world’s biggest advertising group today. CEO of WPP Martin Sorrell is in line for a pay package of over £60m. We speak live to Martin Sorrell.


The Labour Party has suspended an MP for making comments which Jeremy Corbyn described as "offensive and unacceptable". Before she was elected, Naz Shah said on social media that Israelis should be moved to America. Speaking on the programme is Rudi Leavor, chairman of the Bradford Reform Synagogue, Rabbi Laura Janner- Klausner, senior rabbi with Reform Judaism, and David Baddiel, comedian, novelist and broadcaster.


It is almost a month since George Osborne's national living wage came into effect, a new minimum wage of £7.20 per hour for everyone aged 25 and over. The BBC’s Emma Simpson reports from Grimsby.


Priti Patel will make a speech on Brexit today, arguing that EU membership is stifling the potential of British businesses to thrive. Speaking on the programme is Priti Patel, minister for employment and member of the Vote Leave campaign.


Retired police officers who served in the South Yorkshire force have been told to be proud of their achievements, despite the findings of the Hillsborough inquests. Speaking on the programme is Mike Barton, chief constable of Durham Police, and Lord Blunkett, former Labour Home Secretary.


Eurovision gets a medal today for bringing Europeans together in music. Bjorn from Abba is set to hand over the Charlemagne award to organisers of the song contest at a ceremony in Germany. The UK has been accused of not taking this seriously - Radio 4’s Paddy O'Connell wonders out if this mirrors the arguments over the EU itself.


As part of our coverage ahead of the local elections in May, we speak to Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party.


Current director general of the United Nations at Geneva, Michael Moller, has called for a more constructive approach to news coverage. We speak live to Michael Moller.


A commission on education inequality has found that poorer students are more likely to be taught by someone who does not have a formal teaching qualification. Nick Clegg MP is chair of the Social Market Foundation’s Commission on Inequality in Education.


‘Alison’, who was in a relationship with an undercover police officer for five years without knowing his true identity, has criticised a new BBC drama for sensationalising her experiences and those of women like her. We hear from Alison and we speak live to Peter Moffat, the writer of the drama Undercover.


All subject to change.


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