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14/09/2016

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

3 hours

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Wed 14 Sep 2016 06:00

Today's running order

All subject to change:

 

0650

Temperatures reached 35 degrees in some parts of the UK yesterday leaving commuters in  sweltering conditions on public transport. We speak to Paul Priestman, who designed the new London Tube Train.

0710

A group of care workers is bringing the biggest ever claim for non-payment of the national minimum wage in the care sector. Anna Beale is a barrister at Cloisters Chambers specialising in employment law.

0715

One of the UK's most successful business leaders has told the BBC that leaving the European Union will liberate the country's economy. Kamal Ahmed is our Business Editor.

0720

If you’ve read fairy tales or seen films like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, you’ll know all about trees that can think, or even talk. Peter Wohlleben tells us about his new book, The Hidden Life of Trees.

0725

MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee have strongly criticised Britain's military intervention in Libya in 2011 that led to the downfall of Colonel Gaddafi. Crispin Blunt MP, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

0730

The chair of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead, has announced she is to stand down. Damian Collins MP, Acting Chair of House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media & Sport. 

 
0740

Tonight at the West Yorkshire Playhouse a group of contemporary dance performers aged between 50 and 90 take to the stage. Alan Lyddiard, theatre and film director, and Pat White, retired teacher from Leeds who is one of the community performers on Anniversary.

0750

Scientists and experts from more than 50 of the UK's leading conservation groups have concluded that the intensification of farming is "by far the most significant driver" of the dramatic loss of wildlife in the UK. Stephen Trotter, Director for England at The Wildlife Trusts, and Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmers Union.

0810

A group of care workers is bringing the biggest ever claim for non-payment of the national minimum wage in the care sector. Reporter Zoe Conway and Alistair Burt MP, who was the care minister until July this year.

0820

MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee have strongly criticised Britain's military intervention in Libya in 2011 that led to the downfall of Colonel Gaddafi. Lord David Richards, former chief of the defence staff.

0830

The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russian hackers have breached its database and published confidential records of prominent American athletes. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Doping Association.

0835

The government has been urged to clear up significant uncertainties over its proposed £56bn new high speed rail line, HS2. Meg Hillier is chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

0840

How important are teaching assistants in the classroom? Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, and Ros McMullen, who spent 15 years as a head teacher and in school leadership.

0850

Leicester goes to Europe tonight - the football team that topped the premier League last season play in the Champions League and the campaign for another trophy starts in Bruges. Dr Rachel Granger, Reader in Creative Industries Management, Montfort University and John Pryke, a Leicester fan since 1969.

 

 

 

 

 

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