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23/01/2017

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

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Mon 23 Jan 2017 06:00

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Highways England are considering a variety of options in order to mitigate the impact of air pollution near Sheffield where the M1 runs close to schools and homes. Samantha Heath is chief executive of London Sustainability Exchange.

0650

President Trump said in a visit to the CIA that journalists had deliberately understated the size of the crowd at his inauguration and claimed a million people had been present. Marcel Altenburg is a crowd scientist from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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A court in Iran has rejected an appeal against a five year prison sentence given to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has dual British and Iranian citizenship. Richard Ratcliffe is her husband.

0710

The prime minister is to unveil more details of her industrial strategy today, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. Today’s Sanchia Berg reports and Louise Marston is director of innovation policy and futures at NESTA.

0715

Today the Welsh Government – in conjunction with Plaid Cymru – will formally outline what they want from the prime minister’s Brexit negotiations. Carwyn Jones is the First Minister of Wales.

0720

Israel has approved the building of hundreds of new homes on land it has occupied in East Jerusalem. The settlements are illegal under international law but Israel disputes that. Tzipi Hotovely is Israel's deputy minister of foreign affairs.

0730

Theresa May will this week become one of the first foreign leaders to meet Donald Trump since he took office. A post-Brexit trade agreement is expected to be high on the prime minister’s agenda. Stephen Moore was an economic advisor to Donald Trump during the campaign.

0740

Food scientists have called on the public to reduce their intake of a compound called acrylamide because of evidence that it causes cancer in animals. Professor Guy Poppy is chief scientific adviser to the Food Standards Agency.

0750

Labour and the Scottish National Party are calling on the Government to give a full explanation to MPs today on what went wrong with a test fire of a Trident missile by a Royal Navy Submarine last June. Steve Aitken is a former nuclear submarine commander and Nia Griffith is shadow defence secretary. 

0810

The prime minister is to unveil more details of her industrial strategy today, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. Simon Jack is the BBC’s business editor and Greg Clark is secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.

0820

Donald Trump’s first days in the White House have been marked by his administration’s criticisms of the press. Thomas Friedman is a New York Times columnist and three times Pulitzer-prize winner.

0830

A vet has called for a working protocol between police and local councils to deal with horse abandonment after three dead horses were dumped in a field in Derbyshire earlier this week. Janice Dixon is a vet who has posted a £2000 reward for information after a horse was found with a broken neck on a rubbish dump and Hardyal Singh Dhindsa is a police and crime commissioner in Derbyshire.

0840

Labour and the Scottish National Party are calling on the Government to give a full explanation to MPs today on what went wrong with a test fire of a Trident missile by a Royal Navy Submarine last June. Dr Julian Lewis is a conservative MP and chairman of the Defence Select Committee.

0845

Eva Wiener is a survivor of the liner St Louis, the famous ship that in 1939 carried over 900 Jewish passengers from Hamburg to Cuba, but was turned away by Cuba and the USA, and then most of Europe.

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Theresa May will launch her industrial strategy for post-Brexit Britain today with a promise that the Government will "step up" and take an active role in backing business. Carolyn Fairburn is director general of the CBI and Mariana Mazzucato is a professor in the economics of innovation at the University of Sussex.


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