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09/11/2017

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

3 hours

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Thu 9 Nov 2017 06:00

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0650
Theresa May is under pressure to restore stability to the Government after the second resignation from her Cabinet in a week. Anshel Pfeffer is a writer for the Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.

0655
The number of people over the age of 60, who are becoming homeless is growing. According to figures given to this programme by the charity, Shelter, nearly 2,500 older people are without a permanent home. Our correspondent Sangita Myska reports. Polly Neate is CEO of Shelter

0710
Priti Patel’s resignation last night throws the government into chaos once again. Can a government with a small majority cope with this kind of turmoil at cabinet level? James Landale is our diplomatic correspondent.

0715
The half year results from the UK's second biggest grocery retailer are revealed. Mike Coupe is the chief executive of Sainsbury's.

0720
The family of sacked Welsh Labour minister Carl Sargeant has said he was accused of "unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping" but was deprived of "natural justice". He was found dead on Tuesday after being suspended by the party and sacked from the cabinet by the first minister. Alun Michael is the former first secretary and police and crime commissioner for South Wales.

0725
On this day last year Americans woke up to the news that Donald Trump had won the presidency after one of the most extraordinary campaigns in modern history. Our special correspondent Jim Naughtie reports.

0730
Priti Patel’s resignation last night throws the government into chaos once again. Can a government with a small majority cope with this kind of turmoil at cabinet level? Tom Watson is the shadow deputy leader of the Labour party.

0740
The life of the legendary jazz musician Thelonius Monk is being celebrated with a series of events at the London Jazz festival, to mark 100 years since his birth. Our correspondent Nicola Stanbridge reports.

0750
The sixth round of Brexit talks which begins on Thursday are being described as a "stock take" by officials or "talks about talks"- which is said to be not how the EU views them. Sandro Gozi is Italy's secretary for European affairs.

0810
Priti Patel’s resignation last night throws the government into chaos once again. Can a government with a small majority cope with this kind of turmoil at cabinet level? Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor. Iain Duncan Smith is former Conservative leader. Sir Craig Oliver is former Downing Street director of Communications.

0820
A brand-new Paddington Bear picture book by the late Michael Bond, Paddington at St Paul’s, is being released. Karen Jankel is Michael Bond’s daughter.

0830
When Chancellor Philip Hammond presents the Budget later this month, his ideas for the economy will be closely scrutinised – especially by those who have criticised the Conservatives for a lack of vision and ideas. Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor. Nick Boles is a Conservative MP.

0835
The police are under "significant stress" not just because of budget cuts but due to the increasing complexity of crime, according to the policing watchdog. Mike Cunningham is inspector for the constabulary and fire and rescue services.

0840
President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia yesterday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies. Frank Gardner is our security correspondent.

0845
The nation's political commentators and those who follow them became an army of plane spotters as tens of thousands of them tracked the progress of Priti Patel's flight from Nairobi to London on an app called Flightradar24. Ian Petchenik is the company's communications director.

0850
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio has died at the age of 80, his agent has said. Georgio Locatelli is the Italian cook and restaurateur.

0855
Priti Patel’s resignation last night throws the government into chaos once again. Can a government with a small majority cope with this kind of turmoil at cabinet level? Rachel Sylvester is a columnist for the Times and Jim Waterson is the politics editor for BuzzFeed News.


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