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10/08/2017

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

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Thu 10 Aug 2017 06:00

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0650
A widow has spoken of her "shock and horror" after a private GP who treated her late husband admitted failings in the case. Peter Wheeler, who was Princess Diana's doctor, has acknowledged he failed to properly monitor his patient by arranging the recommended blood tests. The BBC's health correspondent Jane Dreaper reports.

0655
The number of people sleeping rough in England, Scotland and Wales is predicted to jump by three-quarters in the next 10 years, according to a national homeless charity. Bob Blackman is the Conservative MP for Harrow East whose private members bill became the blueprint for the 2017 Homeless Reduction Act and Lisa Lewis is the chief executive of Doorway, a drop-in centre for the homeless in rural Wiltshire.

0710
The former US vice president Al Gore is visiting Europe, urging people and governments to increase their ambition in tackling climate change. His second film on the issue, An Inconvenient Sequel, opens in the UK tomorrow. Al Gore is the former vice president of the US and star of An Inconvenient Sequel.

0715
New research published by the think tank Centre for Cities examines the economic impact of moving public sector jobs from London to other parts of the country. It focuses on the BBC’s move to Salford, which it says brought little wider impact for employment in the region. Paul Swinney is the principal economist of Centre for Cities.

0720
The death rate for people admitted to hospital with heart failure has fallen in England and Wales. This meant around 500 lives were saved last year, compared to the previous 12 months according to NHS England. Professor Sir Nilesh Samani is medical director at the British Heart Foundation.

0725
The Cuban Government has launched an investigation after a series of unexplained incidents reportedly left several US officials in Havana with severe hearing loss. US State Department officials believe a covert sonic device may have caused the symptoms among their staff although the exact cause remains unclear. The BBC's Cuba correspondent Will Gompertz reports.

0730
It has emerged that Northumbria Police force paid an informant convicted of raping a child more than £10,000 for help during an investigation which resulted in the conviction of a Tyneside grooming gang. Lord Macdonald is the former director of public prosecutions.

0740
A new print publication launches tomorrow. The Monocle Summer Weekly says it’s trying to fill a gap in the media landscape. Tyler Brule is the editor-in-chief and chairman of Monocle and Jane Martinson is the columnist and former head of media at the Guardian.

0750
On Tuesday Trump warned further North Korean threats would “be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen” after Pyongyang threatened “physical” retaliation for the new sanctions. Sebastian Gorka is deputy assistant to President Trump.

0810
It has emerged that Northumbria Police force paid an informant convicted of raping a child more than £10,000 for help during an investigation which resulted in the conviction of a Tyneside grooming gang. Sarah Champion is the Labour MP for Rotherham and shadow minister for women and equalities.

0820
A new service is being launched tomorrow by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which allows us to communicate in “elephant language”. It’s to highlight the threats that are facing elephants. Joyce Poole is the scientific director of elephant voices and has studied elephant communication for over 40 years.

0830
Earlier in the programme we heard from the former US vice president Al Gore, who is urging people and governments to increase ambition in tackling climate change. Lord Lawson is former Chancellor of the Exchequer and chairman of Global Warming Policy Foundation and Fisher Stevens is the director/producer of the film Before the Flood.

0840
In his press conference, the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police said: “Given the number of men that we've arrested, clearly somewhere along the line something has gone wrong, if it has become acceptable to entice through alcohol, drugs or just through bullying and violence into sex.” Sara Rowbotham is Rochdale’s former crisis intervention team coordinator and exposed the child abuse scandal in the town and Nazmin Akhtar is the vice chair of the Muslim Women’s Expert.

0850
On Tuesday Trump warned further North Korean threats would “be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen” after Pyongyang threatened “physical” retaliation for the new sanctions. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a professor who studies presidential rhetoric at the University of Pennsylvania.

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