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29/08/2017

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

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Tue 29 Aug 2017 06:00

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0650
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command are launching a reinvestigation into the murder of Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali – a Palestinian cartoonist who was shot in the back of the neck in London thirty years ago. Khalid Al-Ali is the son of Naji Al-Ali.  

0710
North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over northern Japan before crashing into the sea off the coast of Hokkaido. Jean Lee is the former bureau chief for the Associated Press in North Korea.

0715
“Catastrophic flooding” in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. Jon Sopel is the BBC’s North America editor.

0720
Today is the start of a two-year countdown for consumers to make a claim for mis-sold payment protection insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority estimates that more than half of eligible adults still haven’t claimed. Megan Butler is the executive director of supervision – investment, wholesale and specialists at the Financial Conduct Authority.

0730
When Theresa May began her campaign to become Conservative Party leader she promised a major shake-up of the way big businesses are run. Today the government’s corporate governance plans have been released and that proposal has been significantly watered down. Paul George is the executive director of the corporate governance division at the Financial Reporting Council.

0740
Dementia scientists have turned to virtual reality in an attempt to develop a new way of diagnosing the disease. Dr Hugo Spiers is the neuroscientist at UCL and one of the lead scientists who worked on the project.

0750
North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over northern Japan before crashing into the sea off the coast of Hokkaido. No effort was made by the Japanese to shoot down the missile. Shinichi Lida is the minister for public diplomacy at the Japanese embassy.

0810
“Catastrophic flooding” in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. Judge Emmet is the most senior elected official in Harris County.

0820
When Dr Foster first aired on BBC One in 2015, 9 million people tuned into its finale – making it the most-watched BBC drama that year. The show follows Dr Foster as she uncovers her husband’s infidelity and exacts her revenge and will return next week. Helen McCrory is the actress who stared in the National Theatre production of Medea.

0830
When Theresa May began her campaign to become Conservative Party leader she promised a major shake-up of the way big businesses are run. Today the government’s corporate governance plans have been released and that proposal has been significantly watered down. Frances O'Grady is the general secretary at Trade Union Congress (TUC).

0835
Record water levels are only expected to surge following a huge storm in Houston, Texas. Can events like Hurricane Harvey be linked to climate change and if so, what can we do to mitigate them? Professor Sir Brian Hoskins is chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London.

0840
Meik Wiking's new book, The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People, takes his readers on a global pursuit of happiness by gathering evidence, stories and tips from the happiest corners of the planet and presenting the ultimate guide on to how to find inner fulfilment. He joins us on the programme.

0845
New figures obtained by the BBC suggest levels of uninsured driving may be rising for the first time in more than a decade. Ashton West is the CEO of Motor Insurance Bureau.

0850
A row has broken out between those wanting to honour their respective heroines who fought for women’s right to vote – Emmeline Pankhurst and her lesser known contemporary Millicent Fawcett – with a new statue in Westminster. Caroline Criado- Perez  is the writer and feminist campaigner who has been leading the campaign for the Fawcett statue and Gail Heath is the chief executive of the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester.


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