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04/10/2016

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

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Tue 4 Oct 2016 06:00

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0650

Controversial plans for the military to opt out from the European Convention on Human Rights during future conflicts will be introduced by ministers, to see off what the prime minister described as an “industry of vexatious claims” against soldiers. Jocelyn Cockburn is a solicitor representing the soldiers killed in Snatch Land Rover cases and Tom Tugendhat is Conservative MP and former British army officer.

0655

Trees believed to have been extinct in Britain have been discovered at the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Max Coleman is from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

0710

The government is setting out plans to make the NHS in England self-sufficient in home-grown doctors within 10 years – as well as threatening doctors with fines if they go to work overseas before completing four years of post-qualification work in the NHS. Susan Acott is chief executive of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

0715

Theresa May has laid out the first indications of how the UK will start to extricate itself from the European Union - described by many as a path to a so-called “hard" Brexit. Hugo Paeman is former EU ambassador to Washington and former EU trade negotiator.

0720

Eighty years ago today, fascist leader Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirt followers planned a march in London's East End, but were forced to abandon after Jewish residents joined forces with local communists to block the route. Today reporter Zoe Conway has been to meet some of those still alive who took part in that day's struggle.

0730

Ever since Theresa May took her first steps into Downing Street as prime minister, she's been addressing the people she describes as 'just managing'. Today political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports from the Castle Vale estate in the north east of Birmingham.

0740

According to a new book, Blitzed: Nazi Drugs in Germany, the whole Nazi regime was permeated by narcotics abuse – cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Norman Ohler is author of the book and Antony Beevor is a historian.

0750

The chief constable of Wiltshire Police Mike Veale has said that there are no links between the man who murdered Becky Godden and any other murders across the country. We speak live to Mr Veale.

0810

Prime Minister Theresa May has laid out the first indications of how the UK will start to extricate itself from the European Union - described by many as a path to a so-called “hard" Brexit. We speak live to Mrs May.

0830

A long-running dispute over the role of rail conductors has dramatically worsened after workers were given a deadline for accepting changes or having their contracts terminated. Paul Plummer is chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group and Association of Train Operating Companies. Mick Lynch is assistant general secretary of the RMT Union.

0835

The government is setting out plans to make the NHS in England self-sufficient in home-grown doctors within ten years – as well as threatening doctors with fines if they go to work overseas before completing four years post-qualification work in the NHS. Mark Porter is chair of the BMA.

0840

In a new BBC documentary aired tomorrow night, A World Without Down’s Syndrome, actress Sally Phillips explores the impact of a new screening for Down’s Syndrome. We speak to Sally Phillips and Tom Shakespeare, professor of disability research at the University of East Anglia and chair of the Nuffield council of bioethics panel.

0850

Theresa May doesn’t reveal much about herself, but her love of cooking is one thing she does talk about - she likes Delia (very precise) but not Jamie (too fiddly) and has a penchant for the Israeli chef Ottelenghi. Jack Monroe is a food blogger and Guardian columnist and Polly Russell is curator at the British Library on social science and food.


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