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25/05/2017

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

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3 hours

Last on

Thu 25 May 2017 06:00

Today's running order

0650

The father and a brother of the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, have been detained in Libya. Mohamed Eljarh is a Libyan analyst with the Atlantic Council.

0710

Police chiefs have condemned the publication by the New York Times of leaked photos and information from the scene of the Manchester suicide bombing. Kurt Volker is the former US permanent representative to NATO.

0715

Offering a free breakfast to every primary school child in England could cost more than three times what the Conservative Party has estimated, according to academics. Dr Rebecca Allen is the director of Education Datalab.

0720

The Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was born in the city and is believed to be of Libyan descent. BBC reporter Sangita Myska has been to meet members of the British-Libyan community to hear about the scrutiny they now face.

0730

The UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has told the BBC that the launch of his party's manifesto will be “an act of defiance” against terrorism and that it will set out a “clear cut and uncompromising” agenda in the wake of the Manchester bombing.

0740

Bond star Roger Moore sent in the manuscript for his last, as yet untitled book just two weeks before his death, his publisher has revealed. Michael O’Mara published Sir Roger’s last three books.

0750

There have been many stories of heroism and extraordinary behaviour following the attack in Manchester earlier this week. Joe O’Brien is a senior sister in the surgical department of Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport.

0810

The UK government and police have reacted with anger after a US newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester bomb attack. Lord Blair is a former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

0820

Cristobal Balenciaga was at the height of his fame in the 1950s and 60s with famous clients including Jackie Kennedy, and an exhibition devoted to his work is about to open at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Cassie Davies-Strodder is a curator of that exhibition and Molly Goddard is the designer.

0830

Counter terror police chiefs have said the leak of information on the Manchester bomb attack to the US undermined their investigation and victims' and witnesses' confidence. Lord Blunkett is the former home secretary.

0835

Cocaine is getting stronger and this is leading to more users in Britain needing emergency medical treatment. Dr Adam Winstock is the founder of the Global Drug Survey.

0840

The writer Peter Ackroyd is known as one of the greatest chroniclers of London. In his new book Queer City he addresses what he says is an under researched area - the capital's gay history. He spoke to our reporter Nicola Stanbridge.

0850

The tragic events in Manchester have led to a flurry of public displays of grief. The tragedy was marked at the Europa League final last night - while buildings across the world have been lit up in British colours in solidarity. Author Anthony Clavane wrote A Yorkshire Tragedy and Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist.  

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