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30/07/2016

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

2 hours

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Sat 30 Jul 2016 07:00

Today's running order


0710

The chief executive of the French electricity company EDF says he understands the government's decision to take more time to decide whether or not to go ahead with the planned £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Simon Jack is the BBC’s business editor.

0715

RBS Group performed poorly in the latest European stress tests which assess how the banks might perform in adverse economic conditions. Joe Lynam is the BBC’s business correspondent.

0720

It is 50 years to the day since England beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley and won the World Cup for the first and only time. So why did England win it in 1966? The BBC’s Rob Bonnet reports.

0725

Economists from the University of Oxford have come up with a novel approach for measuring global poverty – counting the number of people who live in darkness at night. Dr Sam Wills is from the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford.

0730

A mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a British man Hasnat Karim who was among the hostages held by Isis militants during a deadly assault on a café in Bangladesh which took place almost a month ago. We hear from Sharmina Karim, wife of Hasnat, and speak live to Krodney Dixon QC, who is legally representing the Karim family.

0740

In this week's Meet The Author, James Naughtie been talking to Francis Spufford about his first ever work of fiction, Golden Hill, which delves into the wold of 18th century New York.

0750

The number of potential slavery victims being trafficked into Britain has risen by 245% over the last five years, according to official figures. Kevin Hyland is the UK's first independent anti-slavery commissioner.

0810

RBS Group performed poorly in the latest European stress tests which assess how the banks might perform in adverse economic conditions. Dr Paola Subacchi is director of Economics Research at Chatham House and Lord Lamont is former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Vote Leave campaigner.

0820

The Labour leadership hopefuls are on the road today with a rally in Liverpool for Owen Smith and two for Jeremy Corbyn, in Hull and Leeds. The Labour membership, whose votes they are competing for, has increased dramatically over the past year - to more than half a million. The BBC’s assistant political editor Norman Smith met some of the new members.

0825

This summer we are following the progress of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition that hopes to circumnavigate the Arctic to highlight declining sea ice during the summer months. The expedition leader, David Hempleman-Adams, has been recording an audio diary for the programme - this is the latest instalment from Novaya Zemlya island.

0830

The chief executive of the French electricity company EDF says he understands the government's decision to take more time to decide whether or not to go ahead with the planned £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Jason Millett is chief operating officer at Major Programmes and Infrastructure at Mace - a major contractor at Hinkley Point. Sir Vince Cable is former business secretary.

0835

The number of plastic bags being used in England has dropped dramatically since the introduction of a 5p charge last year. Samantha Harding is from the Break the Bag Habit coalition.

0840

Pakistani police have appointed a senior officer to investigate the death of a British woman in the country. Jasvinder Sanghera escaped a forced marriage and founded the support group Karma Nirvana.

0850

This week an investigation by The Times reported that millions of passengers are being overcharged as train operators use a range of techniques to hide the cheapest fares. Dr James Intriligator is professor of Innovation and Consumer Psychology at Bangor University and Jasmine Birtles is a financial expert and founder of MoneyMagpie, a consumer and finance website.


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