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BBC TwoNewsnight
Last Updated: Monday, 18 December 2006, 17:46 GMT
By Robert Morgan
Programme producer, BBC Newsnight

Tom Stephens

Presented by Jeremy Paxman


Police in Suffolk have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of five young women at sites around Ipswich. Detectives haven't named the 37-year-old man - but he's thought to be a supermarket worker, Tom Stephens. We get the latest on this arrest. And Richard Watson will be examining the role of the media in this story. Do they help or hinder justice? We speak to leading defence and prosecution lawyers.


The Prime Minister has pledged not to rest for a single moment until progress has been achieved in the Middle East peace process. Speaking after talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Mr Blair said the next few weeks would be "a critical time" in the region. But is there anything Mr Blair or anyone can do as the Palestinian factions slide towards civil war? The senior Palestinian politician, Nabil Shaath, will join us.


Two months ago we revealed that police have been using their own"loophole" to cancel speeding tickets for their officers who have been caught speeding. This happened as Britain's top traffic policeman launched a crackdown on motorists who use legal loopholes to avoid convictions for speeding. After more Freedom of Information requests we have more news on this story. We'll be speaking to Britain's top traffic policeman live. END OF YEAR INTERVIEW

And we've an interview with Norman Kember and James Loney who were kidnapped four days into a peace mission for Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq. They tell us about their harrowing days in captivity and their rescue.


And the first of the winning Oh My Newsnight films is announced.

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