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09/09/2016

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

3 hours

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Fri 9 Sep 2016 06:00

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0650

Cancer Research UK says it has found a worrying public ignorance about obesity as a leading cause of cancer, and says the message about the danger of being overweight is not getting through. Dr Jyotsna Vohra is head of policy research at Cancer Research UK.

0655

Britain's native dormouse has declined by a third since the turn of the century, according to a new report by wildlife charity the People's Trust for Endangered Species. Ian White is dormouse officer at the trust.

0710

Theresa May is seeking to end the ban on new grammar schools in England, paving the way for hundreds of schools to select pupils on the basis of academic ability. Sir Michael Wilshaw is chief inspector of Ofsted.

0715

Dame Sarah Storey has become Britain's most successful female Paralympian of all time, winning the twelfth gold medal of her career on the opening day of the Rio Paralympics.

0720

A lack of resources in Whitehall is going to threaten our chances of a successful exit from the European Union, according to the civil servants’ union. The BBC’s political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports.

0730

A major review of the available evidence on the safety and efficacy of statins has concluded the benefits have been "repeatedly underestimated" and the harms exaggerated. Rory Collins is lead author of the study.

0740

When Rangers went bust four years ago the club disappeared from the Scottish premiership. Old firm league games were no more. But tomorrow, with Rangers back in the top tier for the new season, the struggle has resumed, spreading from the football field into the history and fabric of the city. The BBC’s James Naughtie reports.

0750

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold more talks about the crisis in Syria in Geneva today. Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s Middle East editor and Andrey Kortunov is director general of the Russian International Affairs Council.

0810

Theresa May is seeking to end the ban on new grammar schools in England, paving the way for schools to select pupils on the basis of academic ability. We speak to Education Secretary Justine Greening.

0820

Tonight director Oliver Stone's eagerly awaited Hollywood portrait of Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information, will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The BBC’s Tom Brook reports.

0830

A £14bn legal claim has been filed against Mastercard on behalf of UK consumers seeking damages for anti-competitive card fees. Former chief ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service Walter Merricks brought a claim against MasterCard for imposing card charges which affected UK consumers. Mark Barnett is president of MasterCard UK and Ireland.

0835

Earlier this week the Australian trade minister Steven Ciobo sounded positive about Brexit, telling this programme that whilst a deal could only happen "when the time was right", the two countries had a "good alignment". But speaking to the European Parliament yesterday, Mr Ciobo struck a different tone, suggesting our current trading relationship was one of the past.

0840

The legendary London nightclub Fabric, which London Mayor Sadiq Khan described as an "essential part of London's nightlife, is to permanently close, its licence revoked following the drug-related deaths of two people. What made Fabric so important to so many people and what has London lost?

0850

With the growing success of the seaweed industry, there are also dangers, warn Marine experts. Elizabeth Cottier-Cook is lead author from the Scottish Association for Marine Science and Dr Craig Rose is managing director of Seaweed & Co.

0855

Should improving social mobility be the main aim of the government in deciding education policy? Harriet Sergeant is research fellow at of the Centre for Policy Studies and Torsten Bell is director of Resolution Foundation. 


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