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03/10/2016

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

3 hours

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Mon 3 Oct 2016 06:00

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0650

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in a referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas, despite a low turnout that appeared to render it invalid. The BBC’s Nick Thorpe reports.

0655

Archaeologists at Reading University have discovered a massive Iron Age mound masquerading as part of a Norman motte and bailey castle. Dr Jim Leary is director of the Archaeology Field School at the University of Reading.

0710

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to say he will manage the public finances in a different way to his predecessor, George Osborne. Andy Street quit his job as boss of John Lewis to stand as the Conservative candidate for West Midlands mayor.

0715

A senior UN official has called on warring sides in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow the evacuation of hundreds of people who need urgent medical care. Stephen O'Brien is humanitarian chief at the UN.

0720

The strongest hurricane in the Atlantic in almost a decade Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Ines Brill is Haiti representative for the International Federation of the Red Cross.

0730

A new prime minister, a new chancellor and a new foreign secretary are taking the Conservative party and the country towards a new destination – leaving the EU. Nick Robinson reports from the Conservative Party conference.

0740

An investigative journalist claims to have revealed the identity of bestselling author Elena Ferrante, who writes under a pseudonym. Claudio Gatti is the investigative journalist who works at newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore and Katherine Angel is author and creative writing teacher.

0750

Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it. Paloma Valencia is a senator from Centro Democratico who campaigned for a No vote and Jonathan Powell was chief negotiator on the IRA deal for the British government and became an adviser to President Santos.

0810

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to say he will manage the public finances in a different way to his predecessor, George Osborne. We speak live to Mr Hammond.

0820

Today is 100 years since James Herriot’s birth. Rosie Page is Herriot’s daughter and Julian Norton is the self-styled ‘modern day’ James Herriot.

0830

Last week the Home Office refused to grant legal aid to the families of the Birmingham pub bombing victims. Julie Hambleton’s sister Maxine was killed in the 1974 attacks and James Mehigan is a criminal barrister who represented Hillsborough families.

0835

Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it.  Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent.

0840

White House candidate Donald Trump's allies have said he is a "genius" if a report is true that he paid no federal income taxes for 18 years. Jon Sopel is the BBC’s North America editor.

0850

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to say he will manage the public finances in a different way to his predecessor, George Osborne. James O'Shaughnessy is Tory MP and Deborah Mattinson is founder and director of research and strategy consultancy Britain Thinks.

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