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

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Thu 14 Jul 2016 06:00

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A few months ago, archaeologists in Cambridgeshire said they had uncovered Britain's "Pompeii" after discovering the "best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found" in the country. We now have an opportunity to look at the items unearthed in the past few months. BBC Breakfast TV reporter Tim Muffett is with Deborah Priddy, inspector of ancient monuments at Historic England.


How does a prime minister know what red button to press, and when? If you are new to the job, what are the dos and don’ts in the first few days and weeks? Dr Katherine Haddon is a constitutional historian at the Institute for Government.


A legal challenge is being mounted against the NEC's decision to automatically nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming leadership contest. Michael Foster is a Labour Party donor and former parliamentary candidate - he will lodge the application at the High Court this afternoon.


Can Theresa May win the support of "ordinary working class" families and if so, how does she intend to do it? The BBC’s political correspondent Ross Hawkins has been to Essex to find out.


A new drug being developed by researchers in the UK has been able to destroy the HIV virus from cells in the human body. Lucy Dorrell is lead researcher on this project at the University of Oxford.


It’s expected that the Bank of England will cut the record low interest rate of 0.5% today. The BBC’s economics editor Kamal Ahmed reports and we speak live to Andrew Lilico, chair of the shadow monetary policy committee.


One issue sure to dominate at least the early stages of Theresa May's premiership is managing Britain’s exit from the European Union. Sir Simon Fraser is former permanent under-secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


The new Prime Minister Theresa May has started the process of appointing her first cabinet, giving the job of chancellor to the former foreign secretary Phillip Hammond. We speak live to Philip Hammond and the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg.


What will Europe’s relationship with the new regime be like as the Brexit process takes shape? Axelle Lemaire is a French Socialist politician who is currently serving as minister for digital affairs in the French government.


Moeen Ali, one of the most recognisable faces in English cricket, is today part of an England team playing in the first Investec test against Pakistan - the country from which his family came to the UK. Mishal Husain spoke to Moeen Ali at Lords.


The situation at the Serbian migrant camps on the Hungarian border is getting worse and there are more and more people there as they can’t get through to Europe. Nick Thorpe is the BBC’s East European reporter.


Frustrated by the fact their country wasn't included on Google Street View, the people of the Faroe Islands took the situation into their own hands and created their own version - Sheep View 360. Durita Dahl Andreassen is the person behind the project.


What do we make of the appointments Theresa May has made so far and where she is positioning the party under her leadership? Lord Finkelstein is Times political columnist and Mary Riddell is a Telegraph writer.


All subject to change.


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