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31/10/2017

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

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Tue 31 Oct 2017 06:00

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0650

Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the re-run presidential election in Kenya, with 98% of the vote. But will the violence which broke out around the election continue? The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane has been to an area of conflict between two tribes.

0655

Today marks 500 years since the beginning of the Protestant Reformation - the moment when German monk Martin Luther is said to have nailed a list of 95 criticisms to the doors of a church 60 miles south of Berlin. Lyndal Roper is author of Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet.

0710

Britain's betting industry is bracing for the release of a government review into controversial fixed-odds betting terminals. Today’s Dominic O'Connell and Zoe Conway report.

0720

Five hundred years ago to the day Martin Luther walked up to the Castle church in the town of Wittenberg in Germany and pinned his 95 theses onto the door. That started a process which would lead to the creation of the Protestant church and the division of Christianity and decades of brutal war in which vast numbers died. The BBC's Jenny Hill went to the place where it all began.

0730

The inquiry into allegations of Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election has produced its first charges. Michael Caputo was a senior adviser to Donald Trump during the campaign and Lisa Osofsky is former deputy general counsel for the FBI.

0740

Ron Jones from Newport is still selling poppies for The Royal British Legion at the age of 100. We speak to Mr Jones about his life and why he is so committed to his job in a story which starts with his imprisonment at Auschwitz concentration camp.

0750

It was 500 years ago today that Martin Luther nailed a list of criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church to a church door in Germany. Sarah Montague has been speaking to the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams about how that moment is still relevant today.

0810

Britain's betting industry is bracing for the release of a government review into controversial fixed-odds betting terminals. Tom Watson is shadow culture, media and sport secretary and deputy leader of the Labour Party.

0820

Allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually abused a 14-year-old boy have led to questions about how much of a problem sexual harassment is in the theatre world. Sean Mathias is an award-winning theatre and film director.

0830

Today marks the 500th anniversary of what is generally accepted as the start of the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door of his church in Wittenberg, Germany. Vincent Nichols is Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.

0840

Britain's betting industry is bracing for the release of a government review into controversial fixed-odds betting terminals. Malcolm George is chief executive officer of the Association of British Bookmakers.

0845

Commons Speaker John Bercow has said there must be "zero tolerance" of sexual harassment in Parliament as ministers vowed action "within days" to improve the way complaints are handled. Sally Hammond is wife of MP Stephen Hammond and manager of his office and Liz Savile Roberts is Plaid Cymru leader at Westminster.

0855

One of the lesser known effects of the Reformation was to the language of worship - it became possible to sing in your own country's language. So we thought we would end this morning's programme with some music - courtesy of the choir from National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. They are singing William Bird's Sing Ye to Our Lord a New Song.

 

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