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06/08/2015

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

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Thu 6 Aug 2015 06:00

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0650

A Russian region has called on schools to remove the works of two British historians Antony Beevor and John Keegan from their library shelves, saying they promote Nazi propaganda about the Russians during the Second World War. We speak to Antony Beevor.

0710

Charity Kids Company closed down last night, with its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh accusing “rumour mongering civil servants” of forcing the charity to “abandon a lot of children”. Kathy Evans is chief executive of Children England, the umbrella group for the children’s voluntary sector.

0715

Four hundred people have been rescued from a capsized ship carrying migrants in the Mediterranean. Will Turner, an emergency coordinator with Medecins sans Frontieres was on a rescue ship that provided help.

0720

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed the flaperon found a week ago on Reunion Island is from the missing MH370 plane. Steve Wang is the son of a passenger who was on the plane.

0725

We speak to Chris Broad, father of Stuart Broad, who tomorrow could break the record of achieving 300 test wickets.

0730

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack when a U.S. aircraft dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, killing about 140,000 people by the end of the year out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Keiichi Hayashi is Japanese Ambassador to the UK.

0740

In June, the British Library and the National Trust launched a crowd-sourced project to find the British public's favourite coastal sound. Kate Martin is area ranger for The National Trust.

0750

We speak to Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham, ahead of the launch of his manifesto.

0810

Charity Kids Company closed down last night, with its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh accusing “rumour mongering civil servants” of forcing the charity to “abandon a lot of children”. We speak to her this morning.

0820

Last night was the first preview to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet. We speak to two people who attended: Kate Maltby, theatre critic for The Times, and Irene Ellis, a fan of Mr Cumberbatch.

0825 

We speak to the FA’s Head of Governance Darren Bailey about the FA’s new rules and guidelines for the season. 

0830

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush will take the stage tonight in a televised debate with eight of their Republican rivals. Frank Luntz is an American political consultant and Republican Party strategist.

0835

In Egypt, elaborate celebrations have begun ahead of an official ceremony to open a new lane of the Suez Canal later today. Yolande Knell reports.

0840

The 4th Investec Test gets underway at Trent Bridge today with England currently 2 - 1 up in this Ashes Series, but an Aussie win could change all of that. Their fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said the hostile atmosphere of the English crowd is something that “drives” him, however he's underperformed in the big matches when they’ve been on his back. We hear from sports psychologist Amanda Owens and co–founder of the Barmy Army Paul Burnham.

0845

Twenty years ago Patrick Marber was one of the writers behind the character Alan Partridge.  This week he's scored a unique hat-trick at the National Theatre in London - aAll three of its main stages are being occupied by plays he's written or adapted.  Our arts correspondent Vincent Dowd went to meet him.

0850

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack when a U.S. aircraft dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, killing about 140,000 people by the end of the year out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Guests tbc.

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