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09/01/2017

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

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Mon 9 Jan 2017 06:00

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0645

The war in Syria and Iraq has been reported in a way that would have been impossible in many former conflicts. Civilians in formerly besieged East Aleppo were talking to the BBC on mobile phones and over Twitter. The BBC’s Mike Thomson reports.

0650

Car owners in England and Wales that have been affected by the emissions scandal are putting together a legal case against VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda. Damon Parker is head of litigation at the solicitors Harcus Sinclair.

0655

A leading charity says it is helping more and more elderly people decide what to do with their pets when they go into care. Diane James is from the Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service.

0710

The Prime Minister Theresa May will make a major speech today on social reform. Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor.

0715

In a major speech today on domestic policy the Prime Minister will say she wants a transformation in the way we deal with mental health. Paul Farmer is chief executive of the mental health charity MIND.

0720

BMW says it is committed to building a large factory in Mexico despite Donald Trump's demand that vehicles for sale in the US should be made in the US. Today’s business presenter Rob Young reports.

0730

Commuters in London face disruption today as Tube workers are staging a 24-hour strike over job cuts and ticket office closures. John Leach is the RMT’s London regional organiser.

0740

Boris Johnson will meet senior figures from the US congress in Washington today. Jon Sopel is the BBC’s North America editor. Sir Christopher Meyer is a former UK Ambassador to the US.

0750

An archivist has unearthed some never before heard music from David Bowie which will be played on a BBC documentary tonight. Tris Penna is a producer on the BBC Radio 2 documentary ‘Exploring Life On Mars?’.

0755

The UK cannot expect to hold on to "bits" of its membership after leaving the EU, Theresa May has said. Roland Rudd is chair of Open Britain. Richard Tice is co-chair of Leave Means Leave.

0810

In a major speech today on domestic policy the Prime Minister will say she wants a transformation in the way we deal with mental health. Jeremy Hunt is Secretary of State for Health.

0820

London’s 40th international mime festival opens today and the art of miming is more popular than ever.  Helen Lannaghan is co-director of the London International Mime Festival. Toby Sedgwick is a movement director, actor, and choreographer.

0830

Commuters in London face disruption today as Tube workers are staging a twenty-four-hour strike over job cuts and ticket office closures. Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London.

0840

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has led tributes to the influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died yesterday at the age of eighty-two. Lyse Doucet is the BBC's chief international correspondent.

0845

In India a Muslim practice grants men instant divorce if they repeat three times the word 'talaq' which translates as divorce. India's Supreme Court looks set to declare this practice unconstitutional, a move that could help thousands of women. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye reports from Mumbai.

0850

Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech today in which she will set out her vision for a ‘shared society’ and for the social reform agenda which she hopes to pursue within her term of office. Mary Riddell is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and Anne Mcelvoy is a senior editor at the Economist and columnist with the London Evening Standard.

 

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