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

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Mon 15 Aug 2016 06:00

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From today the people of Hull are being encouraged to enter the hospitality business, due to an expected shortage of hotel rooms next year when it is the UK City of Culture. Dan Wheeler is tourism development officer for Hull 2017.


Jeremy Corbyn says he will create a free at the point of use National Education Service (NES) based on the principles of the NHS to help Britons "from the cradle to the grave" if he becomes prime minister. Luke Sibieta is director of Education and Skills at the IFS.


Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Professor John Brewer is head of the School of Sport Health and Applied Science at St Mary's University. Roger Black is a 400m Olympic medallist.


Takeaway delivery firm Deliveroo has softened its stance on a controversial new pay scheme which saw it face a backlash from drivers and government. William Shu is chief executive of Deliveroo.


The Metropolitan police is setting up an 'online hate crime hub' to detect and respond to hate crimes and assist in 'training police officers and community groups in how to identify, report and challenge them'. Dr Judith Rowbotham is visiting research fellow at Plymouth University’s school of law and Frank Furedi is Emeritus professor of sociology at Kent University.


Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has accused the Tories of having a "secret plan to privatise the NHS" ahead of a major speech on the health service. Ross Hawkins is the BBC’s political correspondent and Dame Margaret Beckett is former leader of the Labour Party and has a seat on Labour’s National Executive Committee.


Young men are risking their sexual health by watching hours of porn online every day. Paula Hall is one of the founder trustees of the Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity.


Syrian rebels in Aleppo have launched an offensive to cut the key land supply route into the government-held side of the divided city. Dr Hamza Alkateab is one of 15 remaining doctors there who wrote a letter to President Obama earlier this week and Dr Evelyn Farkas is the former deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.


This is the most successful day for Team GB at a foreign games – the team now has 39 medals, meaning it is in second place. Mark England is Team GB's manager; Sally Gunnell is 1992 Olympic gold medallist for the 400m Hurdles and Sir David Brailsford is general manager of Team Sky.


A new book coming out this week covers every species of bird in the UK and doesn’t use a single illustration – it’s all digital photography. Rob Hume is ornithologist and author of the new book Britain’s Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland and Ian Griffiths is an artist and bird illustrator.


The Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram, yesterday released a video purporting to show some of schoolgirls it abducted from the northern town of Chibok in 2014. Oby Ezekwesili is founder of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign and Sola Tayo is associate fellow at Chatham House.


A ban on so-called "Zombie Knives" comes into force on Thursday. BBC Newsbeat’s Declan Harvey reports and we speak live to Alf Hitchcock, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for knife crime.


As the battle to get voters in the US presidential election continues, in Ohio and Pennsylvania a unique group called Amish Pac is working to persuade members of the conservative, Christian sect to vote for Donald Trump. The BBC's Reagan Morris reports from Amish country in Berlin, Ohio.


Three historic shipwrecks which reveal Britain’s trading past have been given protected status. Dr Joseph Flatman is head of listing programmes at Historic England.


Britain's growing thirst for prosecco and cava has created an 80% rise in sparkling wine sales in the last five years, according to HM Revenue and Customs figures. Jane Parkinson is a wine critic and journalist.


Who is the greatest Olympian of all time? Jamaica's Usain Bolt has become the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles. Greg Searl is a former British Olympic rower and Barry Davies is a sports commentator.


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