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

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Tue 2 Jul 2013 06:00

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Five diaries

An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.

Arctic Diaries

Arctic Diaries

From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.

In today's programme

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has rejected the army's 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country's deadly crisis. Edward Snowden is said to have submitted asylum requests to 21 countries and is currently trapped in Moscow and. And what happens when things go wrong on stage at the theatre?

  • 2 Jul 2013 08:55:55


    Our editors today were Clare Thorp and Terry O'Neill. Coming up next on Radio 4, Jonathan Freedland presents The Long View. Good morning.

  • 2 Jul 2013 08:53:23


    Laura Robson was knocked out of Wimbledon yesterday. She revealed that she had not had her mother in the crowd because she may have found it off-putting. Tim Dowling, Guardian journalist, and Anna Watkins, Olympic gold medalist, discuss parental support in sports.

  • 2 Jul 2013 08:50:15


    School heads are to be given the power to tamper with school holidays. It's a provision slotted into the government Deregulation Bill by Michael Gove - and it says local council will no longer be able to tell schools when terms start and end. If passed, the new rules will come into effect in the academic year starting in 2015. Sir Mark Grundy, Principal of Collegiate Academy in Sandwell, the West Midlands, and Conservative MP Nick Gibb debate the issue.

  • 2 Jul 2013 08:47:44


    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly woman and the attempted murder of a boy at a park. Our reporter Simon Cleminson is following the story.

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