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26/07/2017

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

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Wed 26 Jul 2017 06:00

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0650

There are 24,000 teachers without formal teaching qualifications in state schools in England - an increase of more than 60% in four years. Mike Kane is shadow minister for schools and a former teacher.

0655

The US House of Representatives has passed new sanctions against Russia. The BBC’s Nada Tawfik reports.

0710

All new cars and vans will be zero emissions by 2040, the government confirmed today. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin reports and Anna Heslop is a lawyer for Client Earth.

0720

Financial penalties owed by care homes which have underpaid their workers for overnight sleep-in shifts are to be waived, the government has announced. Matthew Egan is social care lead officer for Unison.

0730

At the end of next month it will be 20 years since the death of Diana Princess of Wales - an anniversary marked by her sons this week when they spoke in an ITV documentary. Mishal Husain has been speaking to her brother Earl Spencer.

0740

Researchers at Edinburgh University have revealed clues to healing spinal cord injuries with a study on Zebrafish. Professor Catherina Becker is lead researcher on the study. 

0750

Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. Richard Griffiths is chief executive of the British Poultry Council.

0810

All new cars and vans will be zero emissions by 2040, the government confirmed today. Michael Gove is environment secretary.

0820

This week is the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in private between adult men in England and Wales. Fergus O’Brien is director of film on the subject, Against the Law, and Frank Stanton is an 85-year-old artist who contributed to the film.

0830

Tensions remain high in Jerusalem after a 12-day crisis over the holy site of the Temple Mount - or Haram al Sharif. The BBC’s Tom Bateman reports and Daniel Levy is an Israeli former negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinians.

0840

Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. Ross Clark is a columnist for The Spectator and Joanna Blythman is a journalist and food author.

0850

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been doing well at the box office - why does this episode in Britain's WW2 history continue to fascinate us? Patrick Bishop is an author and historian and Juliet Gardiner is a historian and author of The Blitz.

 

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