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14/11/2016

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

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Mon 14 Nov 2016 06:00

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0650

Over 50 Conservative backbench MPs have written to the Chancellor demanding a cut in fuel duty in the Autumn Statement. Charlie Elphicke chairs the Commons all-party group on fair fuel and has coordinated the letter to Philip Hammond.

0655

The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company will do more to stop the spread of hoax news stories on the social media network, but has denied claims that the hoaxes had any effect on the US election. Rohan Silva is co-founder of Second Home, a workspace for entrepreneurs and tech start-ups in London.

0710

In his first TV interview since becoming president-elect, Donald Trump has confirmed he will go ahead with plans to deport up to three million illegal immigrants. Victoria Menais is policy director of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, representing individuals in various stages of the immigration process in Seattle and Washington State.

0715

New Zealand has been hit by another large earthquake overnight. Seismologists say the epicentre is just north of Christchurch and measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. Rachel Graham is a Radio New Zealand reporter in Christchurch.

0720

Donald Trump has starting revealing the people he is appointing to his administration. How is his election affecting investment in the US? Ian Heslop is head of global equities at Old Mutual.

0725

A training course is being launched today to ensure vulnerable witnesses, including children and people with learning difficulties, won’t be subjected to unnecessarily harsh questioning in court. Chantal Aimee Doerries QC is chairman of the Bar.

0730

Later today the moon will appear larger than it has done since 1948. NASA says a so-called 'super moon' of this size will not come again until 2034. Carolin Crawford is Emeritus Gresham professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and Andrew Smith is author of Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth.

0740

Team Trump is emerging and at the top of it is Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana and vice-president-elect, who some believe is going to be a very powerful man in the new White House So who is he? Geoff Cardwell is chair of the Indiana Republicans.

0750

It is a month since the start of the battle to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from so-called Islamic State. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville reports.

0810

EU foreign ministers held an emergency meeting yesterday in Brussels about how to deal with the US once Donald Trump takes over the presidency. Will Donald Trump's presidency undermine NATO and relations between Washington and the EU? Anders Fogh Rasmussen is former NATO Secretary General and former Danish prime minister. Carl Palladino is co-chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in New York State.

0820

Ronnie O'Sullivan is often called the greatest snooker player of all time. His father ran a string of illegal sex shops before being sent to prison for murder in the early 1990s. Ronnie grew up playing snooker with his dad's associates in Soho, and this is the setting of his first novel, Framed. He gave the BBC’s Arts editor Will Gompertz a tour of this world.

0830

The health think tank the King's Fund says that NHS England plans that could lead to hospital and A&E closures have been kept secret from the public and barely involved frontline staff. Chris Ham is chief executive of the King's Fund.

0835

A Heritage Lottery Fund project, Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in WWI, is looking into the lives and stories of great archaeologists who became spies during the First World War. Debbie Challis is from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Roderick Bailey is a historian specialising in unconventional warfare in WWI and WWII.

0840

English technical education is "in tatters" and the current system for funding university-level qualifications is unsustainable and highly inefficient, according to a report by crossbench peer Baroness Wolf and the Education Policy Institute.

0850

What is Britain's role in the world following Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency? We ask former foreign secretaries Margaret Beckett and Sir Malcolm Rifkind.


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