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11/07/2016

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

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Mon 11 Jul 2016 06:00

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0650

Angela Eagle launches her bid today to stand against Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour Party. Paul Davies, Vice Chair of the Wallasey Constituency Labour Party.

0655

The government should appoint a ‘seaside tsar’ to help revive Britain’s struggling seaside towns, according to a report by the British Hospitality Association which found that people living in seaside towns are more likely to be poorly educated, unemployed, claiming benefits and living in houses of multiple occupancy. Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association

0700

A leading think tank has warned that if the Government wants to bring NHS finances in England under control then staffing levels will have to be cut and patient care compromised.  Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the health think tank, the Kings Fund.

0710

Angela Eagle is to launch her bid for Labour's leadership today, and it may be left for a court to decide whether Jeremy Corbyn gets his name on the ballot paper. Today Programme reporter Ross Hawkins and Christine Shawcroft, representative of constituency members on the National Executive Committee

0715

A year ago a peace agreement was signed in South Sudan that ended the civil war that had been tearing the country apart, however hundreds of people died at the weekend in fighting. Zlatko Gedic, Oxfam’s country director in South Sudan

0720

The wreckage of a car whose 25-year-old driver died when someone drove through a red light at 80mph is going on display for the first time outside parliament today. It’s to raise awareness of a new campaign by road charity Brake, which is calling for a review into charges and penalties for drivers. Ian and Dawn Brown-Lartey, parents of Joseph Brown Lartey who was killed in a car accident in 2014.

0730

Southern Rail passengers will stage a protest later today as hundreds of services are removed from the timetable amid a continued shortage of staff and threat of industrial action which have caused travel misery for weeks. Claire Perry, Rail Minister

0740

The Wellcome Collection has been staging a project that is teaching people a language without words with the aim to show how speech and music are linked. David Sillito reports.

0750

It’s been an extraordinary weekend for UK sport. Gordon Reid, Wimbledon Wheelchair Men’s Single Champion 2016 and Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principle of Team Sky, the UK’s Cycling team who are currently competing in the Tour de France

0810

Angela Eagle is to launch her bid for Labour's leadership today, and it may be left for a court to decide whether Jeremy Corbyn gets his name on the ballot paper.

0830

A year ago a peace agreement was signed in South Sudan that ended the civil war that had been tearing the country apart, however hundreds of people died at the weekend in fighting.

0840

Scotland Yard is refining the role of the family liaison officer. They will expected to provide more support during legal proceedings and ensure new recruits to the job are given mentoring by experienced officers. Our home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw found out more about the changes

 

0850

Dozens of protesters were arrested again last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following another tense stand-off with police. They were demonstrating for the sixth straight night after the death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot dead by police officers. Broderick Bagert is the lead organiser of Together Baton Rouge

0855

Angela Eagle is to launch her bid for Labour's leadership today, and it may be left for a court to decide whether Jeremy Corbyn gets his name on the ballot paper. Stephen Bush is a Special Correspondent with the New Statesmen, and Political Journalist Jackie Ashley.

All subject to change.

 

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