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01/08/2016

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

3 hours

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Mon 1 Aug 2016 06:00

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0650

Overnight, there have been reports that Syrian rebel fighters launched a major assault on government-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo. Yogita Limaye has been monitoring the situation from the Lebanese capital Beirut.

0709

Is a terror attack on Britain inevitable? According to the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe it is a matter of when, not if. Mark Rowley is the assistant commissioner for Specialist Operations the Metropolitan Police and The National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for counter terrorism.

0713

A guarantee that pensions should rise by at least 2.5% should be dropped from 2020, a former pensions’ minister has said. Baroness Altmann, who left her post in Theresa May's reshuffle, said the policy had "outlived its purpose”. Steve Webb is a former Liberal Democrat pension’s minister and now director of policy at insurance company Royal London.

0721

The mother of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq has accused the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of being ignorant of Islam after he mocked her appearance at Thursday's Democratic Party National Convention. Sajid Tarar is the founder of the American Muslims for Trump group.

0731

Rogue trader Kweku Adoboli , who lost the Swiss bank UBS £1.4bn ($1.9bn) before being jailed in 2012, has apologised and said that banking has not done enough to regain the public's trust.

0743

There are more than 170,000 people living in the UK today who were diagnosed with cancer in the 1970s and 1980s, according to new research released by Public Health England and Macmillan Cancer Support. Fran Mellor is a Macmillan Cancer clinical nurse specialist with 20 year’s experience and Grieg Trout has been living with the effects of kidney cancer since 1987.

0751

MEP Steven Woolfe, seen as the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, has missed the deadline for submitting his nomination. A spokesman blamed a "technical issue" and said he remained a candidate, but this has not been officially confirmed by the party. We speak to Mr Woolfe.

0810

More on reports that Syrian rebel fighters launched a major assault in Aleppo: David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.

0818

The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, has been told to take a leave of absence after comments he made about women in leadership. Kate Stanners is global chief creative officer of Saatchi and Saatchi.

0831

More on the London trader Kewku Adoboli, who lost the Swiss bank UBS £1.4bn and is warning the culture of banking still needs to change. Economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, discuss.

0838

Turkey has dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces - including a top aide to President Erdogan - and confirmed it would close military schools and academies. Zaynep Jane Kandur is a journalist, commentator and member of AKP.

0846

Brian Bilston has been described as the Poet Laureate of Twitter and the Banksy of poetry. David Sillito went to meet the mysterious Mr Bilston to discuss why news and poetry go so well together on social media.

0850

Children’s homes should no longer be seen as a “last resort”, inferior to fostering according to Sir Martin Narey, author of an independent report for the government which was published last month. We speak to Sir Martin Narey.

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