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

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Mon 2 Jan 2017 06:00

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The animator who was largely responsible for Bambi, Tyrus Wong, has died aged 106. Charles Solomon is an animation historian who helped curate the Disney Family Museums exhibition for Tyrus Wong.


The government has announced the first 14 successful bids to create so-called "garden villages" across England. Dame Kate Barker carried out an independent review of UK Housing Supply and is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England.


Rail passengers groups have condemned the decision to increase rail fares by an average of 2.3%. Paul Plumme is the chief executive of Rail Delivery Group.


Turkish police are continuing the hunt for the gunman who opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul killing thirty nine people celebrating the New Year. Ravza Kavakci is AK Party deputy for Istanbul.


An opinion poll for IPPR suggests only a fifth of people think companies are likely to do the right thing in their community. The law firm DLA Piper says businesses should undertake a "trust audit" to help them restore public confidence in their organisations. One of the law firm's advisers is the Conservative peer Baroness Wheatcroft.


A US study claims that female physicians kill fewer patients than their male counterparts. Dr Ashish Jha is Director at the Harvard Global Health Institute and lead author of the study.


To discuss what to expect from 2017 Today’s John Humphrys speaks to three of the BBC's foreign editors: Katya Adler looking across Europe,  chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet in Beirut looking at the Middle East and North America editor, Jon Sopel. 


This year marks 70th anniversary of the radio play which inspired The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play. Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen is a theatre owner and manager who chairs RADA and has been the producer of The Mousetrap since 1994.


An appeal will be heard this week on the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari who was jailed in Tehran in solitary confinement in March, accused of a plot to topple the Iranian government. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe and her family insist that she is innocent. Richard Ratcliffe is the husband of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe.


Turkish police are continuing the hunt for the gunman who opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul - killing thirty nine people celebrating the New Year. Andrew Finkel is a journalist who has worked in Istanbul for more than 25 years and is author of ‘Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know’.


The Japanese concept of Listening Cafes is coming to the UK. They're places where sound purists, or Audiophiles, can contemplate recorded music, often in silence, through Hi-Fis at the cutting edge of technology. The BBC’s Nicola Stanbridge reports.


Jacqui Hames is bringing a judicial review of the decision by the culture secretary to consult on whether to go ahead with part two of the Leveson Inquiry. Tony Gallagher is editor-in-chief of The Sun and Jacqui Hames is an ex-Crimewatch presenter and now a member of Hacked Off.


The Observer yesterday reported that the government faces a huge cross-party revolt next week over controversial reforms to higher education. Anthony Seldon is vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham and Debra Myhill is pro vice-chancellor of Exeter University.


Donald Trump's has appointed Peter Navarro, an economist and fierce China critic, as the head of a new national trade body. What might the incoming President's foreign policy towards China look like? The BBC’s China Editor Carrie Gracie reports.


Theresa May has used her New Year message to reassure those who voted for Britain to stay in the European Union that she will fight for their interests "around the negotiating table in Europe this year". Tim Martin is Chairman of JD Wetherspoon and Rachel Anderson MBE is a football agent. 

All subject to change.


  • Mon 2 Jan 2017 06:00