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15/05/2017

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

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Mon 15 May 2017 06:00

Today’s running order


0650
It was a good night for the BBC at the Bafta television awards in London. Its dramas Happy Valley and Damilola, Our Loved Boy, both won two awards as did the nature series Planet Earth Two. Colin Paterson is the BBC’s entertainment correspondent.

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Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers' rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Their manifesto will promise to keep all workers' rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards and protect pensions from "irresponsible" bosses. Craig Beaumont is the head of external affairs at the federation of small businesses.

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The political motivations and frustrations of the generation gap: Some young people think that older voters have it too good and likewise some older voters think some younger people ought to get more involved if they want to make a bigger impact on politics. Today’s Justin Webb reports.

0720

Seven NHS organisations are still experiencing serious problems as a result of the cyber-attack on Saturday. They are having to divert patients elsewhere and are requiring additional technical support. Chris Hopson is part of NHS Providers and Ben Wallace is the Security Minister.

0730

Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jonathan Ashworth is the shadow health secretary.

0740

A 101 year old skydiver from Devon has broken the world record for sky diving. Bryson William Verdun Hayes, known as Verdun, smashed the current world record on Sunday, completing a tandem skydive with three generations of his family. They join us this morning.

0750

The West country is a battle ground on two fronts, the progressive alliance of parties coming together to defeat the conservatives with prospective candidates actually standing down in favour of the person most likely to win and the politics surrounding the generational divide. Today’s Justin Webb reports.

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Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers' rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers' rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards and protect pensions from "irresponsible" bosses. Damian Green is the Work and Pensions secretary. Kamal Ahmed is the BBC’s Economics editor.

0820

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Bath is famous for Romans, a half decent rugby club and of course Jane Austen. This year the town is marking the 200th anniversary of her death. Jackie Herring is a historian and director of the Jane Austen festival in Bath and Lucy Worsley is a historian and author of Jane Austen at Home.

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The West country is a battle ground on two fronts, the progressive alliance of parties coming together to defeat the conservatives with prospective candidates actually standing down in favour of the person most likely to win and the politics surrounding the generational divide. Paddy Ashdown is the former Liberal Democrat leader, Mark Harper is a Conservative and former immigration minister and chief whip and Karin Smyth is a former Labour MP in the last parliament and member of the influential public accounts committee.


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