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02/02/2017

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

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Thu 2 Feb 2017 06:00

Today’s Running Order


0650

The main centre-right candidate for the French presidency, Francois Fillon, is being investigated by police over claims that he and his wife cheated the parliamentary payment system. Joelle Garriaud-Maylam is the republican senator.

0655

The Bank of England in its quarterly inflation report which is to be published at lunchtime is expected to revise upwards its growth forecasts to close to pre-Brexit levels, while warning of the growing threat of inflation. Kamal Ahmed is our economics editor.

0710

MPs and the public will be given the chance to study the government's strategy for withdrawing Britain from the EU, when a document outlining the plans is published later today. Tulip Siddiq is the Labour MP who defied the three line whip and resigned from the Labour front bench.

0715

Results are due from Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank. Shares in Deutsche Bank have plunged to their lowest level in more than 20 years despite the lender dismissing speculation that it had asked the German government to wade into its stand-off with US authorities over a hefty settlement proposal. Michael Hewson is the senior markets analyst at CMC Markets.

0720

The government today announces a new strategy calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not writing people off once they reach a certain age, helping to build a country that works for everyone. Anna Dixon is the chief executive of the Centre for Ageing Better.

0725

Hens in the UK and many parts of Europe are subject to orders to be kept inside amid a bird flu outbreak. Mandy Johnson is a farmer at Laydilay Organic Eggs. Mark Williams is thesecretary-general of EUWEP (European Union of Wholesale with Eggs, Egg Products, Poultry and Game).

0730

Donald Trump has urged congressional republicans to go nuclear in response to the democrats threatening to block his selection of an ultra-conservative to sit on the Supreme Court. Nick Robinson reports.

0740

Rehearsals have just begun for one of the most anticipated theatrical events of the year. Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe will return to the stage in a 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Rebecca Jones is our arts correspondent.

0750

The next stage in the plan to build a new runway at Heathrow Airport starts today. Chris Grayling is the secretary of state for transport.

0810

MPs and the public will be given the chance to study the government's strategy for withdrawing Britain from the EU, when a document outlining the plans is published later today. John McDonnell is the shadow chancellor of the exchequer.

0820

The original "Forces' Sweetheart" is set to break all records this year as Dame Vera Lynn becomes the first singer in history to release a new album at the age of 100. Matthew Price is our chief correspondent.

0830

The mother of a murder victim from Merseyside will be in the Commons to campaign for a change in the law. Marie McCourt is the mother of murder victim Helen McCourt.

0840

MPs and the public will be given the chance to study the government's strategy for withdrawing Britain from the EU, when a document outlining the plans is published later today. Lord Newby is the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

0845

Europe's biggest oil company Anglo-Dutch energy and petrochemicals company Royal Dutch Shell posts its full year results. Ben Van Beurden is the chief executive of the Royal Dutch Shell.

0850

He is in London at the moment and effectively in exile from Turkey after he was charged with terrorism and spying. Can Dundar is the former editor of Hurriyet Daily newspaper.

0855

According to Penguin books, sales of George Orwell's 1984 are up 95 percent. In the first week of Trump's presidency they sold 5 thousand copies. Jessica Harrison is the classics editor for Penguin and Stig Abell is the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement and presenter on LBC.

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