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BBC Radio 4 Today

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MPs will debate a Labour motion today to extend free meals into school holidays until Easter. Robert Halfon MP says the Govt should "sit down with Marcus Rashford and the Food Task force" and "come up with a longer term plan" to tackle hunger #R4Today 

We've had "minor conversations with civil servants" but no contact with ministers over a possible move to Tier 3, says David Mellen, Leader, Nottingham City Council, an area with more cases than Manchester. "We were expecting a letter last night" #R4Today 

The pre flight test "will cost around £80 & results take around 60 mins" and is booked online, the facility is at Heathrow Terminals 5 & 2, says Tim Alderslade of Airlines UK, adding that Hong Kong & Italy now require a pre departure test #R4Today 

Imperial College will begin "challenge trials" from Jan, exposing healthy volunteers to Covid to study the virus. Prof Peter Openshaw says participants will receive the "lowest, safe dose" & then observed for "two and a half weeks of isolation" #R4Today 

"We look on the ice as a barrier to storms...but now we have the late freeze up of the ocean and storms battering coastlines...we are losing our land" Vernae Angnaboogok of the Inuit Circumpolar Council spoke to @Marthakearney  about the #ArcticExhibition  @britishmuseum  #R4Today 


"One of the cards... Boris Johnson didn't hold up was the one saying "Because at Christmas you tell the truth" Actor Hugh Grant@HackedOffHugh , who wants people to vote tactically against Brexit, gives his view of the PM's version of the famous Love Actually cards scene

"I'm dumbfounded that this government won't release the report about Russian influence. Because every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens" @HillaryClinton  tells us. #r4today  | #GE2019  |

'Do I need a British accent?' is interviewed by Prince Harry for his guest edit of . In this warm-up, the prince jokingly warns the ex-president he'll get "the face" if he pauses too long between answers #r4today 

Anders Tegnell, Sweden's State Epidemiologist, says his country will continue avoiding lockdown & he's in favour of relaxing more, telling elderly people "you don't need to completely isolate anymore...just avoid big gatherings, keep a distance" #R4Today 

After contracting coronavirus, the poet @MichaelRosenYes  spent 48 days in intensive care. Now back at home, he has a message for all of those people who wished him well while in hospital. #R4Today 

Roald Dahl originally wanted Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be black #r4today 

“Which bit of EU law is stopping us improving education or tackling child poverty?” Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene after a long pause: "I haven't gone into the detail of specific laws." @rosschawkins  | #r4today  |

"That's a ludicrous assertion" @dominic_raab  denies pamphlet he co-authored – suggesting 2/3 hospitals could be run privately or not for profit – would encourage US trade interest in the #r4today '>NH #r4today  | | @bbcnickrobinson