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03/01/2017

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

3 hours

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Tue 3 Jan 2017 06:00

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0650

Researchers at Florida State University have released a paper arguing that dinosaur young took much longer to hatch than other birds and mammals, making it harder to recover from the devastating meteor strike 65 million years ago. Dr Gregory Erickson is author of the report.

0655

Labour has almost no chance of winning a majority at the next general election and so must try to gain enough seats to form a centre-left coalition with other parties, think tank the Fabian Society has said. Andrew Harrop is general secretary of the Fabian Society.

0710

A man has died after apparently being shot by an officer during a "pre-planned" police operation near the M62 in Huddersfield. The BBC’s Phil Bodmer reports.

0715

Syrian rebel groups say they are suspending participation in the preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. Sajjad Malik is UNHCR country representative in Syria.

0720

Thousands of homes for first time buyers are set to be built on brownfield land across England this year, according to the housing minister. Christine Whitehead is emeritus professor in housing economics at LSE.

0725

Next week a government consultation into whether to push ahead with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry will end. Ian Murray is editor-in-chief of the Southern Daily Echo.

0730

In April 2013 24-year-old Sarah Groves, a British citizen, was found dead on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, where she was travelling. The trial has been running since spring 2013 but the family say they are trapped in a legal gridlock. Vic and Kate Groves are the parents of Sarah Groves.

0740

In Japan discerning music lovers can go to ‘listening cafes’ to use hi-fis at the cutting edge of technology. Now they are coming to the UK. Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge reports.

0750

Thousands of homes for first time buyers are set to be built on brownfield land across England this year, according to the housing minister. The BBC’s Ross Hawkins reports and John Healey is Labour’s shadow secretary of state for housing.

0810

Next week a government consultation into whether to push ahead with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry will end. Amol Rajan is the BBC’s media editor and Max Mosley is the main financial backer of press regulator Impress and was himself the subject of a newspaper sting.

0820

The British art critic, writer and painter, John Berger, has died at the age of 90. Filmmaker Mike Dibb made Ways of Seeing with John Berger and has been a close friend for many years. Tom Overton is writing John Berger’s biography.

0830

The terror attacks in France and Germany in 2016 once again raised questions about the security challenges posed by Schengen. Bruno Gollnisch is Front National MEP and Sandro Gozi is an Italian politician and former adviser to Romano Prodi, who was president of the European Commission.

0840

Health officials in England are warning that children are eating half of their daily allocation of sugar before they even start school. Dr Alison Tedstone is chief nutritionist at Public Health England.

0850

Plans have been announced to mark the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele this summer. Glyn Prysor is chief historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

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