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10/07/2017

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

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Mon 10 Jul 2017 06:00

Today's running order

0650

Today’s puzzle comes from GCHQ - What number less than fifty is also, paradoxically, over fifty? #PuzzleforToday.

0710

The European parliament's coordinator on Brexit has rejected the UK's offer on EU citizens’ rights. Guy Verhofstadt says the British proposal carries a real risk of creating a second class citizenship.

0720

The BBC understands the government inquiry into the on-demand economy will call for major overhaul of employment law. Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress.

0730

The UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria said the partial ceasefire was a positive development that could help end the country's six-year war. Sir Simon Mayall commanded troops in two Gulf Wars.

0740

An album of drawings by the painter Thomas Gainsborough has been discovered in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Rebecca Jones is the BBC’s arts correspondent.

0750

The case of the terminally ill 11-month-old boy Charlie Gard is going back to the High Court today over claims of new evidence for his treatment. Connie Yates, mother of baby Charlie Gard.

0810

The prime minister is to make her first major speech since the general election. Damian Green is a cabinet office minister and first secretary of state.

0820

Former Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins joked that she had to leave the big tent as they were running out of puns. Samantha Baines, finalist for the Pun Championships and Mark Simmons, stand-up comedian.

0830

Robert Hannigan announced in January he would stand down as head of GCHQ. This is his first interview since standing down. Robert Hannigan is former head of GCHQ.

0840

A former Google data analyst’s new book looks at how our Google searches reveal the side of us that we don’t want others to see. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.

0850

Should bishops stop wearing the mitre? Reverend Dr Ian Paul, member of the Archbishops' Council. Ruth Gledhill, editor of the Christian Today website.

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