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10/01/2017

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

In this edition of Today, reference was made to the dispute at Grunwick Film Processing Laboratories between 1976 - 78. It was said that the management lost and the striking women won. In fact the strikers called off their action on 14 July 1978 without their demands for collective bargaining being met.

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Tue 10 Jan 2017 06:00

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The hacking of the US Democratic Party and release of its confidential information has sent shockwaves through the US political system. A US intelligence report on Friday concluded it was ordered by Vladimir Putin to try and sway the election result. Gordon Corera is the BBC’s security correspondent.

0650

The Women and Equalities Select Committee has published a report criticising the political establishment for the dearth of women in Parliament. Maria Miller MP is chair of the Women and Equalities Committee.

0655

The humble periwinkle snail is at the centre of new research which claims climate change could push many more species to extinction than previously thought.  Dr Lucy Turner is from the University of Plymouth and worked on the study.

0710

It is a dispute that has been crippling one of Britain's busiest train lines for nearly 10 months, with no end in sight. Drivers on Southern trains begin their latest strike today, in a row over changes to the role of the on-board guard. Today’s chief correspondent Matthew Price reports.

0715

Boris Johnson is talking trade deals with Donald Trump. Currently, the US is the UK’s biggest export destination. Stephen Moore was a senior economic advisor to the Trump Campaign.

0720

Morrisons is the first supermarket this week to reveal how it fared over the Christmas period. Today’s business presenter Rob Young reports.

0725

From today some supermarkets will be putting up signs in their stores telling customers not to throw away food that's still edible. Marcus Gover is CEO of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

0730

The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is to make a statement to MPs today on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.  Mark Devenport is the BBC’s Northern Ireland Political Editor. Lord Trimble is former first minister of Northern Ireland who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Good Friday agreement.

0740

BAFTA nominations are announced this morning. Will Gompertz is the BBC’s arts editor.

0755

Drivers on Southern trains begin their latest strike today, in a row over changes to the role of the on-board guard. Nick Brown is chief Operating Officer for Southern Rail.

0810

Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's approach to Brexit in a speech later today, saying for the first time that he is not "wedded" to the principle of free movement.  Jeremy Corbyn is leader of the Labour Party.

0820

The UK has become the first country in the world to officially recognise Parkour or Freerunning as a sport. Sebastien Foucan is President of Parkour, UK, and Chris McGovern is chairman of the Campaign for Real Education.

0830

President Obama, who steps down on 20th January after eight years in office, will make his farewell speech in Chicago this evening. Matthew Barzun is the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

0840

The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is to make a statement to MPs today on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.  Conor Murphy is a Sinn Fein MLA member.

0845

BAFTA nominations are announced this morning. Pippa Harris is chairwoman of the BAFTA film committee.

0850

The Brazilian government is planning to build dozens of huge hydro-electric dams in the Amazon. The BBC’s Brazil correspondent Wyre Davies has been to see the first of the mega-dams, called Belo Monte and has spent time with indigenous communities whose lands and villages stand in the way of the dams.

0855

Drivers on Southern trains begin their latest strike today, in a row over changes to the role of the on-board guard. Baroness Prosser is former President of the TUC and Paul Kenny is former head of the GMB.

 


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