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22/10/2016

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

2 hours

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 07:00

Today's running order

All subject to change

 

 

0709

The military offensive to reclaim the northern Iraqi city Mosul from so-called Islamic State is entering its sixth day. So far, almost 2,000 people have fled their homes according to the UNHCR, with many heading south, but some one million civilians may remain in Mosul. Ruairidh Villar works for Save the Children in Erbil.

0714

Talks between Canada and the European Union on a free trade deal have ended in failure, after objections were raised by the autonomous Belgian region of Wallonia. Kevin Connolly is BBC’s Europe correspondent.

0721

The government says control over immigration is a red line in the Brexit renegotiation. The country that probably stands to lose most from that is Poland. Sanchia Berg reports on what young Poles in the UK make of the Brexit future.

0731

Plaid Cymru’s autumn conference in Llangollen draws to a close today with a keynote speech from party leader Leanne Wood. It is expected she will address her party's willingness to work with Labour in the Welsh Assembly, with or without a formal coalition. Leanne Wood is the leader of Plaid Cymru.

0742

On this week's Meet the Author, James Naughtie talks to the historian Antony Beevor, about his latest work - Ardennes 1944.

0750

Earlier this week we discussed whether it still acceptable, given advances in technology to conduct medical experiments on primates - our closest animal relatives. Professor Roger Lemon, is Emeritus professor at the Institute of Neurology, University College London and Dr Jarrod Bailey is senior research scientist at Cruelty Free International.

0810

Talks between Canada and the European Union on a free trade deal have ended in failure, after objections were raised by the autonomous Belgian region of Wallonia. Canadian Trade minister Chrystia Freeland blasted the EU as "incapable" of striking an international agreement. Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director General at both the WTO and the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade and Andrew Cahn, former head of UK Trade and Investment.

0819

The Orionid meteor shower is set to reach its peak above the UK for the next two nights. Up to 30 meteors an hour are expected to shoot overhead - giving you one of the best chances to see a shooting star this year. Dr Elizabeth Pearson, News Editor at Sky at Night Magazine.

0828

A long-awaited military offensive to reclaim the northern Iraqi city Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS) is entering its sixth day. BBC’s defence correspondent Jonathan Bale reports and general John Allen, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

0842

The FBI is investigating a series of cyber-attacks which meant people were unable to access leading web sites the cause of cyber-attacks on internet infrastructure company Dyn on Friday, which has disrupted access to dozens of websites including PayPal, Twitter and Spotify, a law enforcement official said. Dr Jessica Barker, Independent cyber security consultant.

0846

The A level in art history looks likely to remain available on the school syllabus after ministers ordered exam boards to come up with a rescue plan. Professor Mark Miodownik is a broadcaster and an engineer at University College London and Edwina Dunn is chair of Your Life, a campaign to increase take up of maths and physics. She was co-creator of the Tesco Clubcard.

0852

An archive of letters written by Titanic’s Chief Officer and second in command Henry Wilde, is being auctioned in Wiltshire today. It's been 104 years since the Titanic sank. Andrew Aldridge is an auctioneer at Henry Aldridge & Son.

 

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