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06/11/2017

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

3 hours

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Mon 6 Nov 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Dame Margaret Hodge is a Labour MP and has campaigned for changes in tax law.

0655
The UK should double the proportion of its international aid budget spent on research and development in order to solve the most pressing global challenges and support the Government’s industrial strategy, a new report from Policy Exchange in Global Britain says. The foreword is written by George Freeman MP. He joins us on the programme.

0710
More on the papers detailing offshore investments. David Burt is the Premier of Bermuda.

0720
So-called sexting cases, which involve indecent or prohibited images of children where the suspect or offender was aged under 18, have more than doubled in the past two years. Simon Bailey is chief constable of Norfolk Police and National Police Chiefs Council lead for child protection.

0725
The Secretary General of the OECD Angel Gurria is speaking at the CBI annual conference. He joins us on the programme.

0730
The governor of the US state of Texas has described a gun attack on a church in which 26 people were killed as the worst in the state's history. Jose Menendez is a Texas state senator from San Antonio.

0740
A venom exhibition is opening at the Natural History Museum. Steve Ludwin has spent many years injecting himself with snake venom, which helps develop new anti-venom via his antibodies and Ronald Jenner is the lead scientist for the exhibition and research leader at the Natural History Museum.

0750
The prime minister will call on party leaders to agree to a new grievance procedure for parliament. Andrew McDonald is former chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

0810
A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. John McDonnell is the Shadow Chancellor.

0820
The 1976 Oscar-winning film Network has been adapted for the stage. Lee Hall is the playwright who adapted it into a stage play at the National Theatre and Richard Quest is a news anchor for CNN International.

0830
A new service is offering Videolink consultations with GPs free to millions of NHS patients in the London area. Dr Matthew Noble is a GP and an associate medical director at Babylon, the company launching GP at Hand in partnership with the NHS.

0840
A Mediterranean black truffle has been cultivated in the UK for the first time - the farthest north that the species has been found. It has been confirmed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Dr Paul Thomas is the research director at the company which produced the truffle, Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd.

0845
The government in Saudi Arabia has promised a "firm application of justice" after a large group of senior figures were detained on charges of corruption. Khaled Almaeena is the editor of Saudi Gazette.

0850
More on the papers detailing offshore investments. Ann Pettifor is the director of policy research in macroeconomics at the PRIME Network of economists and Emma Chamberlain is a council member at the Chartered Institute of Taxation and is also on the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) advisory panel.


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