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

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Wed 12 Oct 2016 06:00

Today's running order


Yesterday the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for mass protests at Russian embassies to protest at the country’s action in Syria. The BBC's Sean Curran reports on the parliamentary debate on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and Chris Nineham is vice chair of Stop The War.


Labour has challenged the government to answer 170 questions on the details of its Brexit plans - one for each day until the end of March, when Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50. Emily Thornberry is shadow secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs.


The National Audit Office has criticised the government's efforts to improve children's services in England since 2010, saying their approach is uneven and often late. Meg Hillier is chair of the Public Accounts Committee and Dr Ruth Allen is chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers.


The maximum pension you can buy within the government's rules has fallen by more than two thirds since the financial crisis, according to calculations made by the former pensions minister Steve Webb.


BBC News has found evidence the Islamic State group is losing the support of foreign fighters. Quentin Somerville is the BBC’s Middle East correspondent.


Yesterday on the programme we had lots of emails about your experiences of speaking to receptionists at your GP’s surgery - but what is it like being on the frontline? Debbie Mainwaring is receptionist and Caroline Brown is practice manager at South Hermitage surgery in Shrewsbury. 


Could there be more tapes of Donald Trump with similar - or worse - comments than the ones heard at the end of last week? A former producer on the US version of the Apprentice has said there are “far worse” behind the scenes tapes from that show. Gene Folkes is a former contestant on The Apprentice.


Russian warplanes resumed bombing rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Tuesday in what activists say are the heaviest air strikes in days. Oum Mudar is a headteacher and mother of three in Aleppo and Sir John Sawers is former chief of MI6.


In his new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents to find out what there is that climate change can’t destroy. We speak live to Mr Fox.


The Environment Agency is holding an exercise today to demonstrate how they will deal with a major flood. Sir James Bevan is chief executive of the Environment Agency.


Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood will visit Saudi Arabia today - a sign of the increasing concern in the UK government about the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in Yemen. Frank Gardner is the BBC’s security correspondent.


Do the problems with Samsung’s Note 7 highlight a bigger issue with all technology – that batteries aren’t good enough, and that our ever more-powerful modern devices are pushing them too far? Fevzi Turkalp is editor of the technology website


All subject to change.


  • Wed 12 Oct 2016 06:00