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

3 hours

Last on

Tue 20 Jun 2017 06:00

Today's running order


Ipsos Mori has published its findings of how people voted, according to age, ethnicity, class and other factors. For some it's encouragement to argue for votes for 16 & 17 year olds. Kully Kaur-Ballagan is from Ipsos Mori and Lord Andrew Adonis is a former Labour cabinet minister.


The US student, Otto Warmbier, held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home. Bill Richardson is a former congressman who used to be Governor of New Mexico.


The UK has faced four major terrorist incidents in the last three months. This raises the question of how the media covers these events going forward. Fawaz Gerges is a professor of international relations at LSE and Amanda Platell is a columnist at the Daily Mail.


Are the people who were left bereaved and homeless after the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London now getting the help they need?  Our chief correspondent Matthew Price has been to the area to see if things are improving.


Tomorrow the Queen will open the first session of the new parliament and outline the government’s plans for the coming year. Chris Grayling is the secretary of state for transport.


Saltdean Lido in Brighton reopened this weekend with 4000 swimmers making the most of the weather and a new pool. Jenny Landreth is the author of Swell: A Waterbiography.


Cressida Dick, who has been commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for two months, has dealt with three terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. How well equipped are the police for the situations they face? Lord Blair is the former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and a crossbench peer.


The Chancellor Philip Hammond declared at the weekend that "people are weary of the long slog". He is delivering his delayed Mansion House speech in the City of London this morning. Paul Mason is a Guardian columnist and a Labour supporter and Chris Philip is a former Conservative member of the Treasury Select Committee.


Verdi's "Otello", based on the Shakespeare play, will be shown at the Royal Opera House in London tomorrow. The BBC’s Jim Naughtie speaks to Jonas Kaufmann.


Only a third of us trust the evidence coming from medical research and two-thirds of people think their friends and family are a more trustworthy source of information about which drugs to take. Professor Sir John Tooke is the former President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the author of the new report.


After events like the Finsbury Park attack, faith groups tend to unite, sharing in grief and prayer. Is this form of communication effective in reducing segregation between communities? Toby Howarth is the Bishop of Bradford, Imam Irfan Chisti is the Imam at a Manchester city mosque and Laura Janner-Klausner is a senior rabbi to Reform Judaism.

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