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22/08/2016

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

3 hours

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Mon 22 Aug 2016 06:00

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0650

A new multi-million pound study which could mark a turning point in our ability to treat Alzheimer’s is being announced today. Simon Lovestone is lead researcher and professor of translational neuroscience at the University of Oxford.

0655

Coastguards are warning people to stay a safe distance from rough seas, after six people died in 48 hours around the UK. Tris Newey is national maritime operations commander for the UK Coastguard.

0710

Team GB efforts at Rio exceeded its targets and its performance at 2012 with 67 medals, 27 of them gold. Twenty years ago they got just one gold - so how did they do it? Liz Nicholl is chief executive of UK sport.

0715

An estimated 640,000 members and supporters of the Labour Party will start to receive their ballots for the Labour leadership election from today. Sam Tarry is director of Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be re-elected as leader of the Labour Party.

0720

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has agreed to establish special 'prisons-within-prisons' to hold Islamist extremists most likely to radicalise other inmates. Peter Dawson is president of the Prison Reform Trust.

0725

The government is today launching a consultation on whether to give the health regulator the power to rate cosmetic surgery clinics and abortion services. Judy Evans is member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. 

0730

In the late 1960s the Home Office approved experimental drug trials on children in approved schools, according to files the BBC has uncovered at the National Archives. Today’s Sanchia Berg reports.

0750

The leaders of Italy, Germany and France are to meet later today on an Italian island near Naples to discuss the future of the European Union. Emma Hogan is The Economist’s European correspondent and Axelle Lemaire is minister for digital affairs in the French Finance Ministry.

0810

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has agreed to establish special 'prisons-within-prisons' to hold Islamist extremists most likely to radicalise other inmates. We speak live to Ms Truss.

0820

The government wants to use Team GB’s blueprint for success to encourage UK businesses post Brexit, according to the Business Secretary Greg Clark. The BBC’s Andy Swiss reports; Rohan Silva is former senior adviser to David Cameron and Linda Yueh is a broadcaster and economist.

0830

In the late 1960s the Home Office approved experimental drug trials on children in approved schools, according to files we have uncovered at the National Archives. Sir Simon Wessely is president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Alan Collins is director of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, a charity which provides support to the victims of child abuse.

0835

On the morning ballot papers are being sent out for the Labour Leadership contest, Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the party in Scotland, has written an article announcing her support for Owen Smith. We speak live to Ms Dugdale.

0840

The number of modern slavery victims rescued and getting support in England and Wales has risen sharply, according to a national charity. Major Anne Read is director of anti-trafficking and modern slavery for The Salvation Army.

0850

How can we use technology and urban planning to improve the process of commuting to work? Laurie Winkless is author of the book Science and the City and Toby Hiles is head of strategy and planning at Transport Systems Catapult – an innovation centre that looks at how technology can improve transport systems.


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