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23/08/2016

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

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3 hours

Last on

Tue 23 Aug 2016 06:00

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0650

Yesterday Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Matteo Renzi met to discuss the numerous issues plaguing the European Union. The message was that despite Brexit, terror attacks and stagnating economies, the migrant crisis has not been forgotten. Patrick Kingsley is the Guardian’s migration correspondent.

0655

The National AIDS Trust has written to NHS England to accuse it of stirring up homophobia in the way it responded to a High Court ruling over the HIV prevention drug, PrEP. Deborah Gold is chief executive of the trust.

0710

A major study into the gender pay gap has revealed that although the difference between hourly pay rates for men and women has narrowed, women still earn almost 20% less than men. Rob Joyce is from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

0715

A huge fire destroyed a secondary school in West Sussex yesterday - there's just a shell of Selsey Academy left after the fire was brought under control. Today’s Sanchia Berg reports.

0720

BT is holding a contest to find a new voice for its speaking clock - to mark the 80th anniversary of the service. Sara Mendes da Costa, who has been giving the time since 2007, will be among the judges.

0730

Yesterday Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Matteo Renzi met to discuss the numerous issues plaguing the European Union. The message was that despite Brexit, terror attacks and stagnating economies, the migrant crisis has not been forgotten. The BBC’s Paul Adams reports and Peter Sutherland is UN special representative for international migration.

0740

A remake of classic 1959 epic Ben Hur has been released in American cinemas. In the original, Charlton Heston's stuntman Joe Canutt nearly died when he was thrown from his chariot. Mr Canutt is one of the last surviving cast members from the film.

0750

A major study into the gender pay gap has revealed that although the difference between hourly pay rates for men and women has narrowed, women still earn almost 20% less than men. Zoe is a nurse from Birmingham and Kathryn Nawrockyi is gender equality director at Business in the Community.

0810

The last members of Team GB, who stayed in Rio de Janeiro to attend the closing ceremony, will arrive back in the UK later this morning, on a specially chartered aircraft called Victorious. Laura Trott became Britain’s most successful female Olympian in Rio with four golds and Jason Kenny equalled Sir Chris Hoy’s record with six GB golds.

0820

Does reading young adult fiction deny teenagers a proper literary education? Joe Nutt is educational consultant and author and Francesca Simon is author of the Horrid Henry series of children’s books who now writes young adult fiction.

0830

Britain, the United States and France are facing criticism at a meeting in Geneva of signatory states of the Arms Trade Treaty. Human rights groups say massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia are fuelling the conflict in Yemen. Sally Copley is director of policy and campaigns for Oxfam and Colonel Bob Stewart is a member of the Defence Committee.

0835

A relative unknown outside of UKIP circles, Lisa Duffy has entered the race to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader.

0840

A salvage team has overnight successfully refloated a huge Transocean oil rig that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides during a storm two weeks ago. Dave Walls is operations director of Transocean.

0850

The last members of Team GB, who stayed in Rio de Janeiro to attend the closing ceremony, will arrive back in the UK later this morning on a specially chartered aircraft called Victorious. Richard Thompson is chairman of talent management agency M&C Saatchi Merlin and Adam Wheatley is CEO of First Artist Mission, a sports management agency.

 

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