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09/05/2017

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

3 hours

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Tue 9 May 2017 06:00

Today's running order

0650

The University of Reading has discovered two pages of medieval text printed by William Caxton, who brought printing to England in the 15th Century. Erika Delbecque is special collections librarian at Reading University.

0710

Theresa May has vowed to end the "injustice" of rising energy costs by including a cap in the Conservative general election manifesto. Lawrence Slade is chief executive of Energy UK.

0715
New research from the RSA shows that only 9% of people think that all jobs are currently “fair and decent”. Matthew Taylor is chief executive of the RSA.

0720

Mishal Husain presents from Twitter headquarters in London this morning to look the election from an online perspective. Katherine Segal is former digital director for the Labour Party and Giles Kenningham was head of political press for the Tories from 2015-2016.

0730

As the local election results came in last Friday we spent the day with two younger voters, to see how they were informed by their social media feeds.  Jessica Taberner is 23, a full time student from Derby, living in Salford and Rosie Lucas is a 25-year old teacher in London who says her political beliefs are left wing.

0740

The BBC has unveiled details of its election programmes with party leaders set to take part in Question Time specials where they will face audience questions. David Dimbleby is the presenter of BBC Question Time.

0750

200 people work at Twitter Headquarters. They cover all aspects including engineering, creating new products, hashtags and emojis. David Wilding is director of planning for Twitter UK.

0810

The Conservatives have confirmed plans to cap energy prices for people on standard variable rates. Greg Clark is the business Secretary.

0820

Targeted campaigns based on people's psychological online profiles has been linked to both Donald Trump's victory and the EU referendum result. Amol Rajan is the BBC’s media editor and Vesselin Popov is from the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge University's Judge Business School.

0825

It is fifty years since Pink Floyd was founded and Roger Waters at the age of 73, is about to launch a new album - Is This the Life We Really Want. He spoke to our reporter Nicola Stanbridge.

0830

A woman who alleges she was sexually harassed at Fox News has asked UK media regulators to block 21st Century Fox's planned purchase of Sky. Wendy Walsh is professor of psychology and David Elstein is former head of programming at Sky.

0840

In America's presidential campaign and in the recent contest in France armies of bots - on Twitter in particular - have tried to sway public opinion. Rory Cellan-Jones is the BBC’s technology correspondent.

0850

The Prime Minister’s husband, Philip May will give his first broadcast interview this evening on BBC’s The One Show. Sharah Vine is a Daily Mail Columnist and wife of Michael Gove and Tom Baldwin is the former director of communication and strategy at the Labour Party.

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