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News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 12 Sep 2016 06:00

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Religious leaders from across the country are calling on the prime minister to accept more refugees. Rabbi Julia Neuberger is a signatory of the letter, which says this country has shown "generosity, kindness, solidarity and decency" to refugees in the past and we must now do so again.


School nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children in schools, research by the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has found. 


The Trades Union Congress is under way in Brighton. This year the TUC is highlighting concerns that workers' rights are protected in the Brexit deal. Frances O'Grady is TUC general secretary.


The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if the government builds a network of pipes to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, according to a report by a parliamentary committee. Lord Oxburgh is chair of the advisory group on carbon capture and storage and former chairman of Shell.


Fifty-five people have been arrested after an eight-hour protest at a temple in a row over mixed marriages. Gurmail Singh is secretary general of the Sikh Council UK.


A number of rebel groups in Syria have expressed strong reservations about the ceasefire negotiated by the US and Russia that is due to come into effect at sunset tonight - and have yet to say whether they will observe it. Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s Middle East editor and David Miliband is CEO of the International Rescue Committee.


The trial of Helen Titchener in the Archers concluded last night. Sean O'Connor is the outgoing editor of The Archers.


Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Abby Philip is a Washington Post reporter following the Hillary Clinton campaign and PJ Crowley is former assistant secretary of state for public affairs at the State Department.


The head of NHS Providers Chris Hopson has said the government's aim of a seven-day NHS is "impossible" to deliver with the current level of funding and staffing. Today programme chief correspondent Matthew Price reports; Nick Hulme is chief executive of Colchester Hospital and Amanda Doyle, is co-chairman of NHS Clinical Commissioners.


Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry accused a TV interviewer of "sexism" after he asked her to name the French foreign minister. Matthew Parris is a Times columnist and former Tory MP and Baroness Grender is former deputy director of communications at Number 10.


On the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the organisation is calling for the government to support a nationwide roll out of their successful anti-drug and alcohol abuse programme in secondary schools. Jane Winehouse is Amy’s step mother and managing trustee of the foundation and Karen Tyrell executive director of communications at the charity Addiction.


Why Policy Fails and How it Might Succeed is the theme of former Downing Street adviser Matthew Taylor's annual speech to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce today.


The trial of Helen Titchener in the Archers concluded last night. Catherine Baksi is a legal affairs journalist.


The Oxford English Dictionary is announcing its latest update, welcoming over 1,000 newly revised or updated words and around 1,200 new senses, including several celebrating tomorrow's 100th anniversary of the birth of British children's author Roald Dahl. Sam Armstrong is a publisher of children's dictionaries at Oxford University Press and Jonathan Dent is senior assistant editor at the Oxford English Dictionary.


  • Mon 12 Sep 2016 06:00