Alexei Navalny with his wife Yulia just before his arrest on arrival in Moscow, January 17, 2021
I joined Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London to start the week with a newspaper review of developing stories.
We begin with a look at Coronavirus fact v. disinformation in the UK, starting with Hasan Patel’s revelations on the serious of the issue for the South Asian community and continuing with Neil O’Brien’s callout in The Guardian of the COVID-19 sceptics endangering lives.
There’s the overnight arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny upon his return to Moscow after five months in Germany, recovering from the nerve agent attack by Vladimir Putin’s intelligence services.
We summarize the big plans of the Biden Administration in the US, overturning Donald Trump’s executive orders and dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.
And we conclude with the upbeat story of chef José Andrés feeding National Guardsmen who are in Washington to protect the Biden inauguration after the Capitol attack.