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

3 hours

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Thu 16 Nov 2017 06:00

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Today’s top stories


Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer have been given a chance to take a new drug that could make a big impact on their lives. The drug is called Palbociclib. Craig Eagle is Head of Oncology at Pfizer UK, which manufactured Palbociclib.


Some of the impacts of climate change are inevitable and there is nothing we can do about it. Others though are not - we have a choice over whether we avoid them or not. Professor Richard Betts of Exeter University is head of climate impacts research at the Met Office. He led the HELIX research programme.


A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in History of Art at Oxford University.


Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take next after seizing control of the country. Alex Magaisa was Morgan Tsvangirai's chief of staff and the government's adviser on the new constitution. Nick Mangwani is the representative of Zanu-PF in London.


The opposition is setting out what they want to see in next week’s budget - 'an emergency budget for public services in crisis'. The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will also call for greater fairness in the tax system and he speaks to us live.


A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). Georgina Adam is an Art Market specialist and author of the forthcoming "Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century".


Donald Trump and the Russians - what was their relationship before his election? Congressional committees are cranking up their investigations, and the special counsel Robert Mueller has already issues indictments against two former Trump campaign aides on serious charges. Now a new book is opening another chapter in the story. Jim Naughtie reports.

All subject to change


  • Thu 16 Nov 2017 06:00

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