Today's running order
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, will travel to Iran this weekend -- the first such visit since 2003. The British embassy will also re-open. Jonathan Marcus is our diplomatic correspondent.
President Barack Obama has praised the actions of US servicemen who stopped a gunman on a train in France. Two Americans, believed to be off-duty soldiers, challenged the man when they saw him behaving suspiciously. The heavily armed gunman opened fire on a high speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris wounding two people before he was overpowered by the two men. Gavin Lee is our correspondent in Brussels.
The Charity Commission has announced that the financial management and governance of Kids Company will be examined as part of a statutory inquiry into the charity's activities. Sir Stephen Bubb is chief executive at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.
Has the Labour leadership contest been energised by the numbers joining the party to take part or have accusations of infiltration turned the process into a farce? Matt Cole is our political correspondent.
Record numbers of young people are staying at home with their foster families past their 18th birthday. We speak to foster mother Heather Clegg, her foster son Jason Crawford, and Kevin Williams, chief executive at the Fostering Network.
The athletics world championships begin in Beijing today with the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis Hill in action. But the shadow of drugs still hangs over athletics. Chris Dennis reports.
Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run the Ashley Madison website. This comes after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 36 million memberships on the adultery website. We speak to Edward Lucas, author of new book Cyber Phobia, and Simon Dukes, chief executive of not-for-profit fraud prevention service Cifas.
Hundreds of migrants have rushed at Macedonian border forces in an attempt to enter the country from Greece. James Reynolds is our correspondent in Macedonia and Alexandra Krause is senior protection officer for the UNCHR in Macedonia.
All the Labour leadership candidates acknowledge that their contest is touching the heart of their party. But who should the party turn to? Jim Naughtie, who's watched many leadership fights in his time, looks to the contest and asks why the ‘Blairite’ badge is a badge that no-one wants to wear.
A shoal of Bluefin tuna has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall. The 500-strong shoal is said to have been seen during a wildlife cruise. The fish can fetch up to £1 million on the Japanese market. British fishermen have no quota for the tuna and only countries like France, Spain and Greece are allowed land them and then only up to July. Dr Lucy Hawkes is Physiological Ecology lecturer at the University of Exeter.
President Barack Obama has praised the actions of US servicemen who stopped a gunman on a train in France (see 0715). We hear from an eyewitness and from Claude Moniquet, CEO of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center.
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, will travel to Iran this weekend, the first such visit since 2003. The British embassy will also re-open. We speak to Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen and Hossein Rassam, former Political analyst at the British Embassy in Tehran.
Are we prudish when it comes to picking our food? A new book argues that humans ignore hundreds of thousands of edible plant species because of their bizarre and demanding sex lives. Hywel Griffith reports.
Two people in Poland claim they have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two. Ed Wight is a freelance journalist in Poland who has been investigating the story.
Has the Labour leadership contest been energised by the numbers joining the party to take part or have accusations of infiltration turned the process into a farce? Isobel Hardman is assistant editor of the Spectator and George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesmen.
All subject to change.
- Sat 22 Aug 2015 07:00