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23/10/2017

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

3 hours

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Mon 23 Oct 2017 06:00

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0650

Public Health England says more patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics. Tom Feilden is Today’s science editor and Susan Hopkins is healthcare epidemiologist at Public Health England.

0655

A ban on unpaid internships lasting more than four weeks is supported by 75% of the public, according to a new report. Racha Sobatree is a former production company intern and Conservative peer Lord Holmes tabled a private members’ bill calling for a ban on unpaid internships that last longer than four weeks.

0710

The BBC has been given access to an active FBI undercover agent who was able to infiltrate himself inside an Al-Qaida-linked cell and prevent the bombing of the New York-Toronto railway line. Frank Gardner is the BBC’s security correspondent.

0715

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's election. Tomohiko Taniguchi is special advisor to Shinzo Abe.

0720

The Financial Reporting Council's annual review of corporate reporting is out this morning. Paul George is executive director for corporate governance and reporting at the FRC.

0725

Hospitals in England will be required from today to charge upfront for non-emergency care provided to foreign patients. Ruth Wiggans is co-chair of the health campaigning group Medact and Meirion Thomas is a cancer surgeon who retired in 2015.

0730

All sea life round the world will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major report says. Carol Turley is an ocean acidification expert from Plymouth Marine Labs and Erik Solheim is executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

0740

The documentary Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS posits the thesis that Western intervention in Iraq and the civil war in Syria created the conditions for ISIS to flourish. Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested are executive producers of the film.

0750

The Catalan parliament will meet this week to agree a response after the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government was taking the unprecedented step of imposing direct rule over the region. Raul Romeva is foreign affairs spokesperson for the Catalan Government.

0810

The £10 toxic T-Charge, the toughest emission standard of any world city, will start in central London today. Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London.

0820

We have been focusing on the oceans throughout the programme today because of the new series of the BBC’s Blue Planet. Sir David Attenborough is a naturalist and presenter of the programme.

0830

The Catalan parliament will meet this week to agree a response after the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government was taking the unprecedented step of imposing direct rule over the region. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports and Sergi Mulero is London correspondent at the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation.

0840

How could a change in the ocean waters affect biodiversity? Kerry Howell is associate professor in deep sea biology at the University of Plymouth and Geoff Boxshall is a British zoologist and Merit researcher at the Natural History Museum.

 

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