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

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Mon 24 Oct 2016 06:00

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An undercover BBC investigation has discovered that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for British shoppers. Darragh Macintyre is a Panorama reporter.


The prison service in England and Wales is failing to protect the public because it is not rehabilitating offenders well enough. That is the claim from the Royal Society of Arts - which has published a report calling for an overhaul of the system. Rachel O'Brien is author of the report.


French authorities are due to start demolishing the Calais Jungle Camp today. Jacques Myard is from the French Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the right-wing party The Republicans.


Leaders of the medical profession have listed 40 treatments and procedures which they say offer little or no benefit to patients. Dame Sue Bailey is chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.


An AI "judge" has correctly predicted verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights with 79% accuracy. Will artificial intelligence become a key tool for the courts? Dr Nikolaos Aletrasi is lead researcher on the study at University College London.


Kurdish Peshmerga forces taking part in the advance on Iraq's second city of Mosul say they’ve captured the town of Bashiqa, 12km north-east of the so-called Islamic State stronghold. The BBC’s Hugh Sykes has been speaking to Adnan Kocher, a security advisor for the Iraqi Kurdistan Intelligence Agency, and we speak live to Ayad Allawi, former PM of Iraq.


Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV's most popular comedy series, Dad's Army, has died aged 93. Ruth Madoc played Gladys Pugh in the 1980s BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi!


Officials from the UK and devolved administrations are meeting for the first time since the EU referendum. Sarah Smith is the BBC’s Scotland editor and Michael Russell is Scottish Brexit minister.


French authorities are due to start demolishing the Calais Jungle Camp today. The BBC’s Jonny Dymond reports. Yvette Cooper is chair of the Home Affairs select committee and Jean Marc Puissesseau is chief executive of the Port of Calais.


After the rules were changed to open up the Man Booker prize to anyone writing in English and published in the UK, could we have the first American winner of the Man Booker prize for fiction? The BBC’s arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.


One football practise “header” session could cut memory recall in half for as long as 24 hours, according to new research at Stirling University. Dr Magdalena Ietswaart is a cognitive neuroscientist at Stirling University.


The artist Jana Romanova has an exhibition installation in the Cardiff Contemporary festival of visual arts documenting her attempts as a Russian woman to become "adopted Welsh". We speak live to Ms Romanova and Richard Wyn Jones, professor of Welsh Politics at Cardiff University.


Northern Ireland's Assembly is looking more stable than it has been for years. Once sworn enemies, the DUP and Sinn Fein are doing their best to get along. But how deep does the affection go? The BBC’s Ireland correspondent Chris Buckler reports.


Skills Active, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning, are beginning the process of establishing National Occupational Standards for Yoga today at a meeting in London. Paul Fox is chair of the British Wheel of Yoga and Swami Ambikananda is chairperson of the Traditional Yoga Association.


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