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12/12/2016

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

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Mon 12 Dec 2016 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

Are councils about to be allowed to rise more than their 2% precept to pay for gaps in social care? It's one of the possible solutions being considered by the government to help ease the social care funding crisis. Martin Green is the chief executive of Care England.

0655

A report compiled by both sides of the Brexit debate and chaired by the leave campaigner and Labour MP Gisella Stuart has recommended that all EU Nationals resident in the UK before Brexit is triggered should be allowed to remain in the UK permanently. Sanchia Berg reports.

0710

Syrian rebels have received a US backed proposal to leave Aleppo along with civilians under safe passage guaranteed by Russia, rebel officials said as government forces closed in on Sunday, but Moscow denied a deal had been reached. Lyse Doucet, is the BBC’s chief international correspondent.

0715

Five former Football Association executives and chairmen - David Bernstein, David Davies, Greg Dyke, Alex Horne and David Triesman - have written to the Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins MP, urging reform of the “composition of the Shareholders and Council, and its Committee and Board structures” of the FA. Dr Malcolm Clarke is the FA Councillor representing the supporters.

0720

Rex Tillerson, CEO of oil company ExxonMobil, has emerged as the favourite to become Donald Trump's Secretary of State, sources close to the transition team have told CNN and NBC. John Hofmeister was chairman of Shell and worked with Mr Tillerson.

0730

Are councils about to be allowed to rise more than their 2% precept to pay for gaps in social care? It's one of the possible solutions being considered by the government to help ease the social care funding crisis. Izzi Seccombe is chair of the LGA community wellbeing board. Stephen Dorrell is former conservative health secretary.

0740

Twenty five years ago the world changed. The Soviet Union, a superpower covering one sixth of the Earth's land surface, was consigned to history. BBC’s Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg witnessed the fall of the USSR and has spent much of the last quarter of a century living in Russia.

0750

The triggering of Article 50 should be the cut-off date after which EU nationals arriving in the UK can no longer expect to stay after Brexit, according to the report of an independent Inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit. Gisela Stuart is Labour MP and former chair of Vote Leave campaign.

0810

Five former Football Association executives and Chairmen - David Bernstein, David Davies, Greg Dyke, Alex Horne and David Triesman - have written to the Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins MP, urging reform of the “composition of the Shareholders and Council, and its Committee and Board structures” of the FA. Dan Roan is BBC’s sport editor and Greg Dyke is former chairman of Football Association.

0820

The Sunday Times' food critic AA Gill died over weekend just three weeks after revealing he had the "full English" of cancers. The legendary writer had severe dyslexia, and would dictate all of his articles. Sally Gardner is award-winning children's author who has dyslexia and Helen Hawkins is culture editor at the Sunday Times and worked with Gill for 25 years.

0830

Syrian rebels have received a US backed proposal to leave Aleppo along with civilians under safe passage guaranteed by Russia, rebel officials said as government forces closed in on Sunday, but Moscow denied a deal had been reached. David Nott is a surgeon who advises doctors in Syria.

0840

The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool is today announcing its own resident company of 14 actors for the first time in 25 years. The new company will start in January and will stage a series of shows for six months each year. Gemma Bodinetz is artistic director at the Everyman theatre and Michael Coveney is writer and theatre critic.

0850

Amber Rudd is expected to announce this week that the far right group ‘National Action’ will be banned and proscribed as a ‘terrorist organisation’. Dr Paul Jackson is senior lecturer at Northampton University.

0855

How would public policy change if raising wellbeing was the objective? That is the central question to be discussed at an OECD conference at the London School of Economics today and tomorrow. Professor Lord Richard Layard is director of the Wellbeing Programme, CEP and Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE.

 

 

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