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28/08/2017

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

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Mon 28 Aug 2017 06:00

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0650
Hundreds of letters written by Mathematician and Bletchley Park code-breaker Alan Turing have been found in an old filing cabinet at Manchester University. Jim Miles is the professor of computer engineering at Manchester University.           

0655
There are fears of more violence in the Indian state of Haryana today as a self-styled holy man convicted of rape is sentenced. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction last week prompted an explosion of violence in the cities of Panchkula and Sirsa in which 36 people died. Our correspondent Justin Rowlatt reports.

0710
Up to 2,000 people have been rescued from flooding in and around Houston as the city continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Gary Norman is from Houston emergency operation.

0715
The British Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with their German counterparts to urge politicians to put economic interests first as they enter the third round of Brexit talks. Volker Treier is the head of international economic affairs for the Association of German Chambers of Commerce.

0720
Businesses that pay excessive salaries to senior executives represent the "unacceptable face of capitalism", Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Sarah Wilson is chief executive of the shareholder group Manifest and Andrew Ninian is the head of Corporate Governance at the Investment Association.

0730
“Flexibility and imagination” – that’s what David Davis wants brought to the table when the third round of talks on Britain’s departure from the European Union begin today. Lord Peter Ricketts is the former ambassador to France and Daniel Hannan is the Conservative MEP and Leave campaigner.

0740
Max Tegmark is the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute alongside Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Jaan Tallinn, which aims to create a movement that will ensure AI benefits and does not harm humanity. He joins us on the programme.

0750
In the wake of the Barcelona terrorist attack on 17th August the British director of Europol Rob Wainwright tweeted that Europe faces the "highest threat...for a generation". The former MI5 analyst joins us on the programme.

0810
Businesses that pay excessive salaries to senior executives represent the "unacceptable face of capitalism", Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Sir Vince Cable is the Liberal Democrat leader and former business secretary under the coalition government and Edwin Morgan is the director of policy at the Institute of Directors.

0820
Two separate acts have been named joint winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for the first time in the history of the city's Fringe festival. Hannah Gadsby is the comedian who won the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

0830
The Scottish Government’s Brexit Minister Mike Russell insists leaving without a deal is an “unthinkable” outcome. He joins us on the programme.

0835
Today is the third and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival in West London. In previous years, the Carnival - the biggest in Europe - has run almost directly below Grenfell Tower. Our correspondent Sangita Myska reports.

0840
The vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump shocked the political consensus. But are they proof that democracy is broken, and populism has overwhelmed the mechanisms civil society has relied on to ensure that Western countries are governed in the interests of the many – not the few?  A.C. Grayling is the philosopher and author of Democracy and its Crisis.

0845
Three British rowers attempting a record 1,200-mile voyage across the Arctic Ocean have decided not to continue with the expedition. Alex Gregory is the double Olympic rowing gold medallist.

0850
Corduroy, the fabric long associated with earnest lefties and geography teachers is making a comeback. Lisa Armstrong is the Telegraph’s fashion director.

0855
The BBC’s hit drama Dr Foster returns to BBC One next week. The drama was a huge success when it was first broadcast in 2015 and it followed the story of a woman who suspects her husband is cheating on her and she exacts her revenge upon him. Liz Lochhead is a playwright and poet who has adapted Medea for the stage and Ayesha Hazarika is a stand-up comedian and former Labour adviser.

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