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Tue 1 Nov 2016 06:00

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Over 600 attacks on transgender people were recorded by Police in England and Wales last year.  The BBC’s correspondent Sima Kotecha reports.


Archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at risk of being degraded and lost to environmental change, say scientists from University of York. Dr Kirsty High is an archaeologist and knowledge exchange fellow.


Following yesterday’s announcement that there would be no formal review into the clashes between police and miners at Orgreave, campaigners calling for an inquiry will this morning outline their plans for the future. Michael Mansfield QC represented some of the miners following Orgreave.


Conservative MPs are to join the SNP in demanding a debate where they'll call for disability benefit cuts due next year to be postponed, and they could even try to reverse the plans at next year's budget. The BBC’s political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports.


From Tuesday, the UK has a fully operational specialist team of health experts who can be deployed to tackle outbreaks of deadly disease anywhere in the world within 48 hours.Professor Peter Piot is director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which will jointly run the Rapid Support Team.


Birmingham and Solihull is one of the few areas of the country which has published its draft sustainability and transformation plan (STP). The plan has revealed that the area is facing a deficit of £712m by 2020/21 if hospital and social care is not overhauled. The BBC’s health editor Hugh Pym reports. Mark Rogers is system leader of Birmingham and Solihull STP.


Johnny Marr, the former guitarist for The Smiths, has his autobiography out this week, almost 30 years after the Manchester band split up. The BBC’s entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson has been speaking with the guitarist.


MPs from the Home Affairs Select Committee start their inquiry into Sharia Councils today. There are an estimated 30 of them across the UK. The BBC’s correspondent Martin Bashir reports. Naz Shah is the Labour MP for Bradford West who sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee.


The largest clinical trial ever undertaken into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is being launched, with over 700 children and young people due to take part in the study into CFS (also known as Myalgic Encephalopathy, or ME). Esther Crawley is a professor of child health who is leading the trial.


The government has promised to make Britain one of the safest places in the world to do business with a new cybersecurity strategy. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is president & co-founder of the Open Data Institute, and inventor of the World Wide Web.


Hillary Clinton has hit out at the FBI director’s decision to announce that the bureau is examining whether newly discovered emails may be relevant to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Richard W. Painter was the chief White House ethics lawyer For George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007.


A gay man from west London has won a landmark legal battle against the Metropolitan Police after the force admitted it failed properly to investigate an allegation that he'd been subjected to homophobic abuse. David Cary sued the Met for discrimination on the basis of his sexual orientation.


Netflix’s new £100 million series, ‘The Crown’, will be released this Friday on the streaming service.  The series, over the course of six expected series, will cover Elizabeth II’s entire reign, starting from the age of 25. Jared Harris plays King George VI in the series.


The ‘Pride of Britain’ awards air on ITV this evening at 8pm, but the ceremony itself actually took place last night. The winner of the Emergency Services Award is London’s Air Ambulance team, which developed a pioneering new procedure to stop accident victims bleeding to death. Dr Simon Walsh is a flight physician for London Air Ambulance.  

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