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03/10/2017

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

3 hours

Last on

Tue 3 Oct 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650

Pro-independence groups and trade unions in Catalonia have called for a regional general strike today to support the vote in favour of independence from Spain. Francisco Martinez Vazquez is a former Spanish security minister.

0655

The government is to press ahead with its rollout of universal credit, the work and pensions secretary has confirmed, despite a last-minute appeal from Tory backbenchers for a delay. Michelle Howe is a single mother who is now on universal credit.

0710

Fifty-nine people are now known to have been killed in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Caren Mansholt and Rusty Dees are survivors of the shooting.

0715

Next week the government will publish a Race Disparity Audit - data on how people's experience of the jobs market, education, the NHS and criminal justice system are affected by their race and background. The BBC’s Ross Hawkins reports from Moss Side in Manchester.

0720

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Bob Harris is a BBC2 music presenter.

0725

Taxi app firm Uber holds talks with Transport for London today to discuss last week's ban. Sarah Lacy is founder and CEO of Pando, an investigative journalism website covering Silicon Valley.

0730

Fifty-nine people are now known to have been killed in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Gregory Gibson lost his son in a 1992 school shooting in Massachusetts and has campaigned for change to gun laws.

0740

There is a deep generational divide in politics and it is worrying Conservatives at their conference in Manchester. Today’s Nick Robinson reports.

0750

What is it about the US and guns? Justin Webb has been talking to Mark Walters, a passionate supporter of gun rights and host of Armed American Radio.

0810

It is the third day of the Conservative Party conference. We speak live to Prime Minister Theresa May. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg provides analysis.

0830

Fifty-nine people are now known to have been killed in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Steve Futterman is from the BBC’s partner news organisation CBS.

0835

A year ago the National Cyber Security Centre was created to protect the country from online attacks. The centre's most senior figures have been speaking about what they've seen so far to the BBC’s security correspondent Gordon Corera.

0845

There's been a dramatic rise in the number of mothers who have successive babies taken into care. Today’s Sanchia berg reports. Claire Mason was the lead researcher on the project.

0850

Is the Conservative Party paralysed by Brexit or stumped by the threat of a resurgent Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn? Baroness Camilla Cavendish is former head of policy at Number 10 under David Cameron. Matthew D’Ancona is a Guardian columnist.

 

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