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25/09/2017

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

3 hours

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Mon 25 Sep 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
Labour's conference will talk about Brexit today but delegates won't be allowed to vote on any motion that challenges the party's policies. Our political correspondent Ross Hawkins reports.

0655
The student finance fee system is imploding and shadow chancellor John McDonnell is suggesting that some of the rise in student debt may have to be written off now. Paul Johnson is the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies

0710
Labour's conference will talk about Brexit today - but delegates won't be allowed to vote on any motion that challenges the party's policies. Sadiq Khan is the Labour Mayor of London.

0715
Another British technology company has been snapped up by a foreign buyer. On Friday it was announced that the UK firm Imagination Technologies, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by Chinese-backed investment firm, Canyon Bridge. Ray Bingham is the founding partner at Canyon Bridge.

0720
Iraqi Kurds vote in a referendum today on independence for their northern region, despite warnings within the country and from its neighbours Iran and Turkey. Emma Sky is the former de facto governor of Kirkuk.

0725
Fish have complex personalities according to new research from scientists at the University of Exeter. The researchers made the discovery when studying individual traits in tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies. Dr Tom Houslay is the evolutionary ecologist at the University of Exeter and lead researcher on the study.

0730
Three months on from an election that saw Labour increase seats in the House of Commons for the first time since 1997 there is a buoyant mood at the conference in Brighton. Today’s Mishal Husain reports.

0740
There is a lot of focus on gender identity and the need to support those who identify as a different gender than the one they were born with. It is an area that is controversial because it demands societal changes. James Caspian is a psychotherapist, specialised in working with transgender and transsexual people.

0750
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Our special correspondent Jim Naughtie reports.

0810
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell gives his conference speech today as the government starts the next round of Brexit talks. His speech includes a pledge to cap the total amount of interest anybody can pay a credit card company. He joins us on the programme.

0820
Players in the NFL have knelt and locked arms in a wave of protests at US President Donald Trump's "offensive" and "divisive" comments aimed at their teammates. Chris Kluwe is a former American football player.

0830
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Anne McElvoy is a former foreign correspondent and the author of The Saddled Cow, East Germany's Life and Legacy.

0840
Uber could make concessions to ensure its London operating licence is renewed, its chief in the capital says. Fred Jones is the head of cities for Uber UK.

0850
The last election showed a big generational gap in people voting. How can Labour widen its appeal beyond young voters? Joe Twyman is the director of political research at pollsters YouGov and Anushka Asthana is joint political editor of the Guardian.


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