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21/04/2017

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

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3 hours

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Fri 21 Apr 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650

John McDonnell suggested on Today that "the rich" were those earning £70-80k per year – but who are the rich? The BBC’s Nick Beake reports and Paul Johnson is director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

0655

The Ministry of Justice has revealed further details about a new strategy for holding the most dangerous extremist prisoners in special units away from other inmates. Ian Acheson is former prison governor and review author.

0710

One policeman has been killed and two wounded in a shooting on the Champs-Elysees, days before the first round of the French presidential election. Christine Ockrent is a French journalist.

0715

Ministers have dropped plans to introduce a steep rise in legal fees payable after death next month. Ross Hawkins is the BBC’s political correspondent.

0720

Tata Steel wants to make a one-off payment of £520m into its UK pension scheme to try and make a clean break from its large British retirement liabilities. John Ralfe is an independent pensions expert

0725

Scientists are gathering at Stanford University in California to discuss the search for earth-like planets outside our solar system. Avi Loeb is professor of science at Harvard University.

0730

A new report by the National Crime Agency says most teenage hackers who get involved in cyber-crime don't do it to make money, but to impress their peers. Paul Hoare is from the National Crime Agency and Jake Davis pleaded guilty to computer crimes and in 2013 served time in a young offenders’ institute.

0740

Saturday will be the 100th birthday of the artist Sidney Nolan. Simon Mundy is vice chair of the Sidney Nolan Trust

0750

John McDonnell suggested on Today that "the rich" were those earning £70-80k per year – but who are the rich? Liam Byrne is former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Grant Schapps is former chair of the Conservative Party.

0810

One policeman has been killed and two wounded in a shooting on the Champs-Elysees, days before the first round of the French presidential election. Anne Giudicelli is a security adviser and former special assistant to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nathalie Goulet is president of an inquiry into the fight against jihadist networks in France and Europe.

0820

What are the barriers when it comes to inter-generational communication? Hannah Witton is a vlogger and author of Doing It and Norma Raynes is chief executive of charity From Generation to Generation.

0830

President Putin’s spokesman has backed the Chechen government’s denials that men suspected of being gay are being detained, tortured and killed. The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports and Hugh Wiliamson is director of Human Rights Watch.

0835

Labour are accusing the Tories of failing to cut class sizes in schools. But do larger classes actually affect pupils' level of attainment? Laura McInerney is editor of Schools Week.

0840

Most of the perpetrators of the fundamentalist attacks in France over the past two years were born and raised in France - a country whose motto is liberty, equality and fraternity. The BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adler is in Paris this week. She spoke to voters concerned that those words had lost their meaning in France today.   

0850

Nujeen Mustafa is an 18-year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo. She has tetra-spasticity – a type of cerebral palsy. Ms Mustafa made the journey from Aleppo to Cologne in 2014, pushed all the way by her sister in her wheelchair.

 

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