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05/12/2016

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

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Mon 5 Dec 2016 06:00

Today’s Running Order


0645

How does the education young people get in classrooms here compare with the rest of the world? The influential PISA tests, which compare 15 year olds in more than 70 countries, are published tomorrow. Branwen Jeffreys is our education editor.

0650

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will resign after losing a referendum on constitutional reform. Cristina Marconi is a journalist for the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.

0655

It's exactly a year since Storm Desmond, when thousands of homes and business were flooded. 34 cm of rain fell that night in the Lake District - that's the highest rainfall ever recorded in the UK. Jamie Hannaford is from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

0710

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will resign after losing a referendum on constitutional reform. He said the victory of the No vote was clear and took full responsibility for the defeat. Katya Adler is our Europe Editor.

0715

Louise Casey publishes her report, commissioned by David Cameron, into the levels of integration among those in isolated and deprived communities today. Iqbal Bhana is the deputy chair of the Hate Crime Advisory Body.

0720

In Syria, the military and its allies continue to push deeper into the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo, vowing to retake all of the opposition stronghold within weeks. Lyse Doucet is our chief international correspondent.

0730

Measures to reform the world’s international athletics governing body, after allegations of doping and corruption, have been overwhelmingly accepted by members. Lord Coe is President of the IAAF.

0740

A documentary about a teenage Mongolian girl's quest to become an eagle hunter, a skill normally passed down from father to son, is released in the UK next week. Daisy Ridley is the narrator and executive producer.

0750

The government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. The court is being asked to overturn a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union. Baroness Shami Chakrabarti is the Shadow Attorney General.

0810

A new report to look into the levels of integration among those in isolated and deprived communities is published today. Sima Kotecha reports from Oldham and Dame Louise Casey is the author of the report.

0820

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will resign after losing a referendum on constitutional reform. The vote was about a package of constitutional changes meant to end the political gridlock and instability. Sandro Gozi is Italy’s Secretary for European Affairs and Daniele Caprera is the Five Star Movement spokesperson.

0835

The ‘Norway model’ was often suggested both before and after the Brexit vote as a possible option for the UK to follow. Børge Brende is Norway's Foreign Minister.

0845

Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. Baroness Masham is vice-chair of the All-Parliamentary Pro-Life Group and Professor Robin Lovell-Badge is a leading embryologist.

0850

England’s rugby team won 37-21 against Australia on Saturday. But are England’s current rugby squad as good as the 2003 world champions? Eddie Jones is the current head coach of the England team.


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