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19/09/2016

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

3 hours

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Mon 19 Sep 2016 06:00

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All subject to change

0650

The Theft Risk Assessment Service (TRAS) is a new service which has been launched to target gas and electricity theft. Ian Terblanche is Experian’s director of Telecoms and Utilities and Public Sector.

0654

The Met Police have confirmed that two officers have been placed on restricted duties after a video was circulated this weekend on social media appearing to show a member of the force attacking a car in North London on Friday afternoon. Anna Thwaites is a solicitor in the Police Actions teams at Bindmans LLP.

0709

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will "reach out" to Labour MPs if he is re-elected as the party's leader this week. Neil Coyle MP is the former parliamentary private secretary to the shadow leader of the House of Commons.

0718

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has defended the decision to award the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city, telling the BBC that such events should not just be the preserve of developed nations. Brazil correspondent Wyre Davies reports.  

0722

Last night British director Susanne Bier won an Emmy Award for directing the compelling BBC1 crime drama The Night Manager.

0732

The microchip manufacturer ARM Holdings was sold to a technology firm in Japan. Critics of the deal say it shows a weakness in British industry which John Humphrys has been investigating.

0744

Mayo headed into this year’s Gaelic Football Championship final against Dublin yesterday hoping to win their first All-Ireland title since 1951 however the game ended with a draw. Diarmaid Fleming reports.

0750

Security has been stepped up in New York, after a bomb explosion, which injured twenty-nine people in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. Sean Carlson is a reporter and presenter at WNYC in New York.

0810

More on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership contest. Nick Robinson has been talking to Mr Corbyn.

0820

The Polar Ocean Challenge has successfully completed its quest to sail the North East Passage and North West Passage in one season. David Hempleman-Adams is the expedition leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge.

0831

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Party has won a decisive victory in the parliamentary elections – two years before seeking a fourth term in office. But voter turnout was significantly down on the last parliamentary poll in 2011 and was particularly low in Russia's two biggest cities, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford reports.

0836

The youth brand VICE that started as a magazine in Canada is launching a TV channel today called VICELAND. Kevin Sutcliffe is the senior vice president of TV and video for Viceland.

0839

Robert Mazur had a half a million dollar contract on his head - his family was relocated - they had to change their identities. His story has been made into a film called The Infiltrator which is released in cinemas today. He spoke to the Today programme’s chief correspondent Matthew Price.

0844

Before the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro many worried about budget cuts and empty stadia. Nick Robinson asked Dame Tanni Grey Thompson in Rio whether after all the initial concerns her expectations had been exceeded.

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