R4 NEWS 1800 - 26 May 1999
26 May 1999
A radio programme
BBC Programme Number: 80SX0204
First broadcast on 1999-05-26
Next in series: 27 May 1999
Previous in series: 25 May 1999
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RHYS-JONES, Welsh Assembly, Kosovo, Viagra, witholding tax, ALFORD, Chinook. crash, arranged marriages, Australia, Kashmir, Middle East, Coopers and Lybrand personal finances, Millwest Travel, minke whale, happy hours, cricket..
ITEM 03:KOSOVO: Britian preparing to send 12,000 more troops to Kosovo to implement any peace agreement. Existing force of 28,000 NATO soldiers in Macedoniainsufficient to deal with massive destruction of Kosovo by Serbs: act Georg e ROBERTSON (Defence Sec); Mark LAITY report ex NATO HQ; a Yugoslav and two Australian aid workers, Stephen PRATT and Peter WALLACE, have gone on trial in Belgrade charged with spying: Mike WILLIAMS report ex Belgrade. ITEM 04:VIAGRA: Drug manufacturer Pfizer may claim damages from government after High Court ruled restrictions on Viagra were unlawful. Health Sec Frank DOBSON limited anti-impotence drug on cost grounds but judge ruled this interfered with the professional judgement of GPs: Richard HANNAFORD report; act Dr John CHISHOLM (BMA), Ken MORAN (Pfizer).
ITEM 10:KASHMIR: India says it will continue air strikes in Kashmir for as long as necessary. India claims Pakistan-backed group infiltrated disputed territory. Two countries disputed where bombs landed: Mike WOOLDRIDGE report. ITEM11:MIDDLE EAST: King ABDULLAH of Jordan met Palestinian leader Yass er ARAFAT in Gaza Strip and promised full support in restarting peace process.Talks to create united Arab front after Ehud BARAK won Israel election: Hilar y ANDERSSON report ex Gaza. ITEM 12:COOPERS& LYBRAND: Accountants Coopers and Lybrand to pay more than #67 million for its role in affairs of late Robert MAXWELL. Payment believed to be largest of its kind in Britain: Greg WOOD report.
ITEM 13:PERSONAL FINANCES: After mis-selling of private pensions, national strategy devised to raise awareness of personal finance. Financial Services Authority especially keen to teach children how to handle money: Nicola CARSLAW report; act vox pops, Christine FARNISH (FSA). ITEM 14:MILLWESTTRAVEL: Millwest Travel in Manchester has gone bust leaving thousands of Manc hester United fans in Barcelona without tickets for European Cup Final. SportsMinister Tony BANKS trying to persuade officials to allow affected fans in t o Nou Camp stadium: Kevin BOCQUET report; act Tony BANKS. ITEM 15:MINKE WHALE: Volunteers rescued baby minke whale from rocks near Land's End in 9 hour operation: Sarah RANSOME report ex Truro.
ITEM 07:CHINOOK: Computer Weekly magazine says computer problems may have caused Chinook crash on Mull of Kintyre in 1994: Emma SIMPSON report ex Glasgow; act Tony COLLINS (Computer Weekly), John COOK (father of pilot). ITEM 08:ARRANGED MARRIAGES: Labour MP Ann CRYER wants greater protection for Asian women resisting arranged marriages. A mixed race couple from her constituency met Home Office Min Mike O'BRIEN today. They have been hiding from the family of the woman for 6 years: Reeta CHAKRABARTI report; act Ann CRYER. ITEM 09:AUSTRALIA: Tenth body found in bank vault case, the worst serial killingin Australia. Remains found near ninth victim in garden near Adelaide. Police suspect motivation was welfare fraud.
ITEM 16:HAPPY HOURS: Scottish Parliament urged to allow local authorities to ban happy hours in pubs and bars. Campaigners say reduced price drinks in earlyevening encourages binge drinking and anti-social behaviour: David MILLER report ex Edinburgh. ITEM 17:CRICKET: India beat Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup match at Taunton. South Africa beat Kenya in Amsterdam.
ITEM 01:RHYS-JONES: Buckingham Palace complained to the Press Complaints Commission that The Sun published a topless photograph of Sophie RHYS-JONES. Picture taken 11 years ago inc radio and television presenter Chris TARRANT, who is now taking legal action. Former colleague Kara NOBLE sold the picture and has been sacked from Heart FM. The editor of The Sun apologised to Sophie RHYS-JONES: Torin DOUGLAS report; act Chris TARRANT, Chris WRIGHT (Heart FM owner), Lord WAKEHAM (PCC). ITEM 02:WELSH ASSEMBLY: Queen inaugurated first parliament in Wales for nearly 600 years. Crowds welcomed Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince CHARLES to the temporary home of the Welsh Assembly in the docklands area of Cardiff: Carolyn QUINN report; actcrowds, Queen, Prince CHARLES (in Welsh).
ITEM 05:WITHOLDING TAX: Witholding tax will not be imposed on Britain by Brussels, Tony BLAIR said at Prime Minister's Questions. Conservatives accused Chancellor Gordon BROWN of betraying national interest at EU finance ministers metting yesterday: Nicholas JONES report; act Tony BLAIR, William HAGUE. ITEM 06:ALFORD: Actor John ALFORD jailed for 9 months for supplying cocaine and cannabis. Judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said there was entrapment in undercover operation by the News of the World but ALFORD was motivated by greed: John ANDREW report.
current affairs programmes (genre)
press complaints commission
human relations (sociology)
complaints (social relations)
prince charles (royalty)
yugoslavia regional unrest
middle east crisis
relations between india and pakistan
india pakistan crisis
european monetary union (proposed)
maxwell financial crisis
matchmaking (arranged marriages)
chinook helicopter crash in shetland isles (1986)
chinook helicopter crash in mull of kintyre (1994)
proposed alcohol bans
welsh language speakers
financial services authority
viagra (impotence pill)
cricket world cup 1999
bank vault serial killers
care australia relief agency
ethnic cleansing in kosovo
ethnic cleansing by serbs in kosovo
opening of welsh assembly
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Queen Elizabeth II
Tony Collins (journalist)
John Cook (pilots father)