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06/03/2017

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

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3 hours

Last on

Mon 6 Mar 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that air pollution is a problem on a greater scale than HIV or Ebola. Roger Harrabin is the BBC’s environment analyst.

0655

Almost 500 animals have died in four years at South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria and today councillors will decide whether to renew its license. Maddie Taylor is from the Captive Animal Protection Society.

0710

An announcement about the future of Vauxhall's plants in the UK is expected to be made this morning. Simon Jack is the BBC’s business editor.

0715

FBI director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that the then-President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Trump’s phones, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Aki Peritz is a former CIA counter-terrorism analyst.

0720

A new stage show has been released about reggae star Bob Marley. One Love: The Bob Marley Musical was written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah – the BBC’s our arts correspondent Rebecca Jones has been talking to him.

0730

Security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed. Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for counter-terrorism.

0740

When we start negotiating our exit of the EU we will have to unpick a complex web of connections. Today’s chief correspondent Matthew Price will be looking at how might we approach negotiations for various sectors over the coming weeks, starting today in Somerset - with cheese.

0750

The director general of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan has described air pollution as "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today.

0810

An announcement about the future of Vauxhall's plants in the UK is expected to be made this morning. Sir Vince Cable is former Business Secretary and Matthias Holweg is scientific adviser to the Automotive Council.

0820

On Wednesday Chancellor Philip Hammond will present the last springtime Budget, before it becomes an annual autumn event. What can we expect? Kamal Ahmed is the BBC’s economics editor.

0825

Fifteen years ago the novelist Patricia Cornwell "closed" the most infamous cold case in history, the case of Jack the Ripper. But her interest didn’t end there and now she presents further evidence in her latest book Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert.

0830

Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists will hold talks today to try to form a power-sharing government following elections in Northern Ireland. Gerry Kelly is Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast North.

0835

Commemoration events are being held in the UK and in Belgium today, on the thirtieth anniversary of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, where 193 people died. Kim Spooner lost her aunt and uncle in the tragedy and Captain Malcolm Shakesby coordinated the rescue effort.

0840

Ending free movement after Brexit may not result in lower migration to the UK, according to a Lords report. Baroness Prashar is chairman of the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee.

0850

Captain Bligh’s epic 4,000-mile, seven-week journey to safety following a mutiny is regarded as one of the great maritime survival stories. In 2016 nine men, all strangers, set out in a replica boat to recreate that voyage. Their captain was Anthony Middleton, a former special forces soldier who puts recruits through their paces in the series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Maurice Bligh is the great-great-great-grandson of Captain Bligh.


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