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21/07/2016

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Thu 21 Jul 2016 06:00

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0650

Police are hunting for two men after a serviceman was threatened with a knife outside an airbase in Norfolk. Nick Quraishi reports.

0653

A few months ago, scientists found a group of planets comparable in size and temperature to Earth and Venus where moderate temperatures could allow for liquid water on the surface. Dr Karen Masters is an astronomer at the Institute of Cosmology Gravitation at Portsmouth University.

0709

Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says. Dr Louis Levy is head of nutrition science at Public Health England.

0712

Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. James Naughtie reports.

0720

Theresa May will have a working dinner with the French President, Francois Hollande, to discuss Brexit. Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.

0734

A soldier who died while training in the Brecon Beacons on the hottest day of the year has been named as Corporal Josh Hoole. David Dunsby is father of James Dunsby, who died during a training exercise in the same area in 2013 and Johnny Mercer MP is member of the defence select committee.

0743

English Heritage says it is time jousting was taken much more seriously as a sport - they want jousters to be able to compete at the Olympics this year. Zoe Conway reports from Dover Castle.

0749

Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing challenge from Owen Smith, is to promise to tackle the "five ills of 21st Century Britain" as he launches his official campaign to remain as Labour leader today. Gisela Stuart is a Labour MP who chaired the official Vote Leave campaign.

0810

More on Theresa May’s visit to France to discuss Brexit: Pascal Lamy is the former director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

0820

More on the official launch of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to remain as Labour leader: Diane Abbott is Labour MP and shadow health secretary.

0831

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced a three-month state of emergency to enable the authorities to take “swift and effective action” against those responsible for Friday’s failed military coup. Dr Can Onal is a follower of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

0838

More on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: James Naughtie reports.

0844

Ros Altmann MP resigned from the government on Friday. She is very angry that the government is, in her view, delaying increasing the Pension Protection Fund cap.

0848

Margaret Thatcher’s husband Denis wrote a personal letter of complaint to the BBC's chairman, Marmaduke Hussey, according to government papers released to the National Archives at Kew, after an item on the Today  programme compared Thatcherism to Hitler's Final Solution in 1988. Nick Higham reports.

0851      

Sam Allardyce is to be named the new England manager. The Sunderland boss will replace Roy Hodgson, who stepped down after England was knocked out of the European Championships by Iceland. Simon Barnes is an author and journalist and David Bernstein is former FA chairman.

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