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27/03/2017

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

3 hours

Last on

Mon 27 Mar 2017 06:00

Today's running order

0650

The government will publish a white paper detailing how its Great Repeal Bill will take back parliamentary control of all laws. It will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and transfer EU law into British legislation. Jill Rutter is the programme director at the Institute for Government.

0710

Ofcom has issued BT with a £42m fine which it said was the largest it has ever handed down. Gaucho Rasmussen is director of Enforcement and Investigations at OFCOM.

0712

The deadline for the formation of a new devolved government in Northern Ireland is set to pass today at 4pm without an agreement. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is the Democratic Unionist Party MP for the Lagan.

0716

Sir James Dyson is one of the UK's most successful businessmen and is also one of the UK's most prominent Brexiteers. Simon Jack is the BBC’s business editor.  

0720

The commander of US forces in the Middle East has called the loss of civilian lives in the Iraqi city of Mosul a terrible tragedy. Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s Middle East editor.

0730

Rio Ferdinand's wife, Rebecca, died of breast cancer in 2015. The former England football captain reveals how hard he's found life without her and how he has struggled to cope with his grief.

0740

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say. Sarah Wollaston is chair of the health committee and Andrew Opie is director of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium.

0750

The deadline for the formation of a new devolved government in Northern Ireland is set to pass today at 4pm without an agreement. Gerry Kelly is Sinn Fein’s MLA and Theresa Villiers is the former Northern Ireland secretary.

0810

Khalid Masood killed four people in Westminster this week. It is understood his phone had connected to messaging app WhatsApp two minutes earlier. Major General Jonathan Shaw was in charge of cyber security at the MOD.

0820

The President of the European Union, Donald Tusk, has said that EU member states have to show leadership to steer Europe out of what he described as "a crisis". Prime Minister Theresa May's formal letter of notification to Tusk will trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.

0830

Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland later for the first time since the SNP announced their proposals for a second independence referendum. Murdo Fraser is the Scottish Conservatives Finance Spokesman and Mike Russell is the Scottish Brexit Minister.

0840

Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Evgeny Feldman is a campaign photographer. 

0850

India's Prime Minister has appointed an extreme Hindu nationalist to head the country's most populous state. The BBC’s South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, reports.

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