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Tue 25 Jul 2017 06:00

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Researchers from University College London say 10,000 lives a year could be saved if people who are starting HIV treatment late are also given a bundle of drugs to prevent other illnesses. Diana Gibb is a professor of epidemiology at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit of University College London.


Campaigners blocked a road during a vigil last night for a man who died after a police chase in east London. Police said Rashan Jermaine Charles was followed on foot after officers tried to stop a car in Kingsland Road, Hackney on Saturday. Lee Jasper was senior policy adviser on equalities to the former London Mayor Ken Livingstone.


In the early hours of the morning, Israeli ministers decided to stop the use of metal detectors at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site after the new security measures set off deadly unrest. Will this lessen the tensions which have led to the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in recent days? Efraim Halevy is the former head of Israel's National Security Council and a former director of Mossad.


The parents of baby Charlie Gard said they are spending their “last precious moments” with him after ending their fight for new treatment to keep him alive just before his first birthday. Charmian Evans’s son Guy died when he was five years old and Dr Sanjiv Nichani is a consultant paediatrician who works in intensive care at University Hospital Leicester.


Today the Scottish Whisky Association is going to the Supreme Court to argue that the Scottish government’s plans to regulate the minimum pricing on alcohol contravenes EU regulation. Karen Betts is chief executive of the Scottish Whisky Association.


In his final report the Chief Inspector of Hospitals (England) and head of the Care Quality Commission, Professor Sir Mike Richards said the NHS was “standing on a burning platform”. As he prepares to step down on Friday, what are his concerns are for the future of the NHS?


Last night when you were probably sleeping the world premiere of an opera took place on a train speeding through the countryside. It all happened on the sleeper from Aberdeen to London. The BBC’s arts correspondent Colin Paterson reports from the train.


President Donald Trump's son-in-law has said neither he nor anyone in the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the US election. Jared Kushner also said he had no improper contacts and did not rely on Russian funds to finance business activities. Jon Sopel is the BBC’s North America editor and Pete Hoekstra is former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.


Cheap imported food could threaten farm animal welfare standards after Brexit according to a Lords report out today. With Liam Fox in the US for trade talks, there's particular concern from campaigners around food imports. The BBC’s North America correspondent Aleem Maqbool reports. Lord Kerbs is a member of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, a Principal at Jesus College, Oxford and is former chair of the Food Standards Agency.


Microsoft Paint, one of the first graphics editors, is being ditched in the new Windows update. A black and white version was first introduced in 1985 and available to all democratised art albeit often mocked but was an introduction to digital art for many and will be missed. Amanda Jenkins is acting dean of Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London.


The Government is planning to ban new build houses being sold leasehold by builders, in an attempt to stop an increasing trend that it says is "exposing home buyers to long term financial abuse.” Sajid Javid is secretary of state for communities and local government.


In his final report the chief inspector of hospitals (England) and head of the Care Quality Commission Professor Sir Mike Richards said the NHS was ‘standing on a burning platform’. As he prepares to step down on Friday, what are his concerns for the future of the NHS? Professor John Appleby is the director of research and chief economist at the Nuffield Trust and Niall Dickson is CEO of NHS Confederation.


According to a new study commissioned by UNICEF, children on the move into Europe from Africa take the decision to leave home on their own and do not initially intend to go to Europe. Justin Forsyth is deputy executive director of UNICEF.


Cheap imported food could threaten farm animal welfare standards after Brexit according to a Lords report out today. The greatest threat would be “UK farmers competing against cheap, imported food from countries that produce to lower standards than the UK”.  Tim Lang is a professor of food policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London. 

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