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08/07/2016

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

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3 hours

Last on

Fri 8 Jul 2016 06:00

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0650

Scientists are developing genetically engineered mice to be ultrasensitive to specific smells, paving the way for animals that are “tuned” to sniff out land mines or chemical signatures of diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Dr Paul Feinstein is a biologist at New York City University and leader in the study.

0655

The government will unveil plans to overhaul technical education in an attempt to plug the current skills shortage facing the UK. Lord Sainsbury is former chair of Sainsbury’s supermarket and author of an independent report on technical education commissioned by the DofE.

0710

Three of the thirteen hospitals in England that provide complex heart care have been ordered to stop amid concerns over standards. Hugh Pym is the BBC’s health editor and John Adler is chief executive of Leicester’s NHS Hospital Trust.

0715

The NATO Heads of State summit begins in Warsaw today. It will be Obama and Cameron’s last NATO summit and the first time the two have met since the Brexit vote. The BBC’s defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports.

0720

In the next few months we will have a female prime minister – the first since Margaret Thatcher. Lisa Markwell was editor of the - now closed - Independent on Sunday.

0730

Four Dallas police officers have been shot dead by snipers during protests against the shooting of black men by police, the authorities say. It follows the deaths of two black men in separate incidents in recent days, both shot by the police. The BBC’s Nick Bryant reports and we speak to civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson.

0740

The next prime minister will be either Andrea Leadsom or Theresa May and they'll be chosen by a very select electorate: Conservative party members. But what do we know about them? Tim Bale is professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London and working on the Party Members Project.

0750

The NATO Heads of State summit begins in Warsaw today. It will be Obama and Cameron’s last NATO summit and the first time the two have met since the Brexit vote. Michael Fallon is secretary of state for defence.

0810

Three of the thirteen hospitals in England that provide complex heart care have been ordered to stop amid concerns over standards. Adam Tansey is father of Albert Tansey, a child with a heart condition who has always been treated in Leicester’s Glenfield hospital, which is now under threat of closure. Jonathan Fielden is deputy medical director of NHS England.

0820

The Wales team arrives back in Cardiff today to a hero's welcome despite losing in the semi-finals at Euro 2016. Professor Peter Stead is a cultural and sporting historian and Professor Annette Pritchard is director of the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research.

0830

Head teachers in Birmingham face "overt intimidation" from some in their community, the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw has said. We speak live to Sir Michael Wilshaw.

0835

Following on from the Chilcot report in to the Iraq war, the BBC’s Frank Gardner discusses the security services’ response and their account of what happened at the time.

0840

In an unprecedented move, Scotland Yard is refining the role of family liaison officers. The BBC’s home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw reports.

0850

A vet is today presenting a petition signed by over 1000 colleagues to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, asking them to blacklist homeopathy from the treatments vets can offer. Danny Chambers is a vet who started the petition and Mark Elliott is vice president of the British Association of Homeopathic Vets.

 

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