19/06/2017

News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 19 Jun 2017 06:00

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0650

A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque. Fiyaz Mughal is the founder of Tell Mama, a non-governmental organisation which works on tackling anti-Muslim hatred.

0655

French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. The BBC’s Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

0710

One person was arrested following the collision near Finsbury Park Mosque on Seven Sisters Road. Hamza Nimane was in the mosque when the attack took place.

0715

Formal negotiations to get the UK out of the European Union begin. Tim Martin is the chair of JD Wetherspoons and Lord Rose is former executive chair of Marks and Spencer.

0730

Nick Robinson was at the scene of incident that took place near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London a short time after it happened in the early hours of the morning. Miqdaad Versi is the assistant secretary general of the Muslim council of Britain.

0740

There are more than three million European citizens living in the UK and almost a million British citizens living in Europe.  What will happen to them in two year’s time when Britain leaves the European Union? Justin Webb speaks to British citizens living abroad.

0750

David Davis says the Brexit deal he begins to negotiate in Brussels this morning should be 'a deal like no other in history'.  Bruno Macaes is the former Portuguese Europe minister and now an adviser on Brexit with Flint Capital.

0810

A van mounted a pavement just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London and struck a group of people. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. Sadiq Khan is the mayor of London.

0820

Representatives of the government will today finally sit down with EU negotiators to start to discuss the details of leaving the EU. Michael Gove is the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, and a prominent Brexit campaigner.

0830

The British Red Cross has been drafted in to support Grenfell Tower survivors. Mike Adamson is chief executive of the Red Cross.

0840

How might a fairer society rise from the ashes of the tragedy that is Grenfell Tower? Vicky Browning is CEO of ACEVO and Angie Hobbs is professor of Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

0850

Formal negotiations begin today in Brussels to get Britain out of the EU. MEP Daniel Hannan is a long-time Brexit campaigner and Nils Torvalds is a Finnish MEP from the liberal party.  

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