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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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Tue 25 Oct 2016 06:00

Today's running order



Belgium declared on Monday that it could not formally back a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada because of an internal Belgian dispute. Olga Zrihen is a member of the Walloon parliament for the ruling socialist party, and Matthias Diependaele is member of the Flemish parliament.


Scientists have discovered brains get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin. Dr Yujiang Wang is a lead researcher on the study.


At least 58 cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta.


The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is expected to announce later today in the House of Commons the government’s decision on airport expansion. Councillor Daniel Moylan was Boris Johnson's aviation advisor while he was Mayor of London.


The dismantling of the refugee and migrant camp known as the ‘Jungle’ in Calais is expected to begin today. Sylvie Bermann is the French ambassador to the UK.


According to a report by the UK home care association, a growing number of home care companies are handing back council contracts, because nine out of 10 local authorities are not paying realistic prices to support older and disabled people. Jane Townson is the CEO of Somerset Care. Ray James is president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.


The winner of Britain's leading literary prize, the Man Booker, will be announced tonight. Ahead of the announcement, the Today programme has been hearing from the six authors selected for the shortlist this year. The BBC’s arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.


Donald Trump has said he would sue the women who have made allegations of sexual harassment against him after the US presidential election on 8 November. Gloria Allred is a civil rights attorney representing the 11 women who have made allegations in the last few weeks against Donald Trump.


The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is expected to announce later today in the House of Commons the government’s decision on airport expansion. John Allan is chairman of London First.


As the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces press ahead with their offensive to regain control of Mosul from so-called Islamic State fighters, IS have been carrying out a series of diversionary attacks around the country. The BBC’s foreign affairs correspondent Richard Galpin reports.


A decision will be made today on creating the first officially recognised press regulator by the Press Recognition Panel. John Whittingdale is Conservative MP and former culture secretary.


The Powerlist 2017, an annual list of Britain's most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage, is launched today and chief executive of Crossword Cybersecurity Tom Ilube is this year’s winner.


The government's long-awaited decision on airport expansion is set to be announced, with Heathrow the favourite. Dietmar Morley is from the Airfield Research Group which retains historical records of airfields in the UK.   


The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has told the BBC she is ready to cut the funding of big multi-national aid projects unless they provide better value for money. The BBC’s diplomatic correspondent James Landale reports.


Pub quizzes are still as popular as ever. What explains their enduring appeal? Alan Connor is question editor of BBC2's Only Connect and Anna Ptaszynski is one of the QI elves and now a panellist on BBC2's No Such Thing as The News.


All subject to change


  • Tue 25 Oct 2016 06:00