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Tue 5 Jul 2016 06:00

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The number of cases of identity theft in the UK has more than doubled in the past year.  Jack Walker was the victim of identity fraud and Simon Jukes is chief executive of the fraud prevention service.


Nearly 80% of parents are feeding their toddlers portions which are too big, putting them at risk of obesity. Gill Harris is a child and clinical psychologist and a member of the Infant and Toddler Forum, which produced the research.


The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter. Jared Espley is Juno programme scientist at NASA and Dr Leigh Fletcher is part of a team of academics that will be using the data from Juno to gain a greater understanding of Jupiter.


UKIP is looking for a new leader after Nigel Farage announced his resignation. Paul Nuttall is deputy leader of UKIP.


A team of experts and volunteers taking part in an archaeological dig on Lindisfarne, the Island off the North East Coast of England, say they have found evidence of the very earliest monastery there, dating back to 625 AD. Lisa Wescott-Wilkins is co-founder of DigVenture, the archaeology team leading the dig.  


Some schools in England will be closed today because of a strike by members of the National Union of Teachers. Speaking on the programme is Kevin Courtney, acting general secretary at the National Union of Teachers, and Nicky Morgan, the education secretary.


Today marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Professor Sir Ian Wilmut is Dolly's creator.


Sir John Chilcot will deliver his long-awaited verdict on Britain's involvement in the Iraq war tomorrow. We spoke to Kadhim Sharif Hassan Al-Jabbouri, who was present at the toppling of the famous statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad.


The first round of voting in the Conservative leadership election takes place today as MPs start the process of narrowing the field of candidates vying to become Prime Minister. Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor and Stephen Crabb is the work and pensions secretary and Conservative party leadership candidate.


Appropriately, at this vexing time for European politics, Erik Satie’s Vexations is being played as part of a series of concerts at Cheltenham music festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1866. Speaking on the programme, and playing piano, is Anne Lovett, a pianist and composer.


We will get more indications about the state of the country's economy today when the Bank of England publishes its financial stability report. Stephanie Flanders is chief market strategist for UK and Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management and Andrew Lilico is chair of the Institute for Economic Affairs' shadow monetary policy committee.


A new inquiry is being launched looking into hate crime and its consequences, in the wake of the increase in hate crimes reported following the EU referendum result. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton is National Police Chiefs' Council lead on hate crimes.


It has emerged that the attackers at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka last weekend were well educated and one of them was the son of a politician from the governing party. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Dhaka.


The official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq War will deliver its findings tomorrow, seven years after it was set up, with attention firmly focused on how far it will criticise former prime minister Tony Blair. Alice Mahon is a former Labour MP and member of Stop the War.


With the potential for Leadsom and May being the final two candidates in the Tory race; Clinton in the running to be the first female president of the United states, with Angela Merkel a central figure in the running of Europe, Christine Lagarde running the IMF and Janet Yellen at the helm at the US Federal Reserve, could this be a year in which women achieve unprecedented political power? Zoe Williams is a guardian columnist and Anne McElvoy is public policy editor at The Economist.


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