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30/01/2017

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

3 hours

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Mon 30 Jan 2017 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it. Hector Balderas is Attorney General of New Mexico. He is one of 16 attorneys general who signed a statement objecting to President Trump's travel ban.

0655

Care for the elderly could be revolutionised through a £2m ground-breaking international study to build culturally aware robots. Dr Chris Papadopulos will lead a team that will test and evaluate the robots and Irena Papdopulos is a professor of transcultural health and nursing at Middlesex University London.

0710

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it.Richard Barrett is a former head of counter-terrorism at MI6 and is now director of the Global Strategy Network.

0720

Headlines warning of “Blackout Britain” should become a thing of the past from now on, says Steve Holliday, the man who ran National Grid for ten years. Steve Holliday was chief executive of National Grid until July 2016.

0730

A committee of MPs today launches an inquiry into fake news. Damian Collins is an MP and chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Sean Adl-Tabataba is editor-in-chief at YourNewsWire.com.  

0740

In February last year a study was published which suggested outdoor air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK. In the first of three reports, Camilla Cavendish investigates whether anything has changed since then.

0750

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged the Prime Minister to take proposals on Brexit from the devolved administrations seriously, ahead of key talks with political leaders in Scotland. Mike Russell is the Scottish government's minister for Brexit.

0810

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it.Frank Gaffney is founder and president of the national security think-tank the Center for Security Policy and former assistant secretary of defence for President Reagan.

0820

Preserved letters from the First World War written by grieving widows and mothers are due to be publicly unveiled for the first time. Dr Roisin Higgins is a senior lecturer in history at Teesside University.

0830

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it.  Baroness Warsi is a former cabinet minister and former chairwoman of the Conservative Party.

0840

Are we living in an age of global disorder? A new book says events such as the election of Donald Trump in the US point to “an age of anger, with authoritarian leaders manipulating the cynicism and discontent of furious majorities.” Pankaj Mishra is the author of "Age of Anger".

0850

A committee of MPs today launches an inquiry into fake news. Jim Waterson is Buzzfeed’s UK political editor and Professor Suzanne Franks is head of the department for journalism at City University. 

 

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