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Last Updated: Friday, 23 March 2007, 18:01 GMT
Friday, 23rd March, 2007
By Martha Kearney
Presenter, BBC Newsnight

Martha Kearney

Presented by Martha Kearney

If I say that tonight is my last Newsnight, you could accuse me of doing a Frank Sinatra embarking on yet another farewell tour. After all, didn't Jeremy say goodbye on Wednesday night? Ah, but that was my last two-way, that ritual humiliation when JP tries to trip me up every step of the way.

Tonight any slips are all my own efforts as it's the last time I will be presenting Newsnight. Except Newsnight Review of course. It has been a week of farewells as I said goodbye to Woman's Hour on Monday as well. I am still recovering from the rendition of a Dusty Springfield song which the producers concocted.

Royal Navy

Onto more serious matters. We plan to lead tonight on the 15 Royal Navy personnel who have been seized by Iranian forces. The incident comes as the UN Security Council is due to vote tomorrow on a resolution to impose new sanctions on Iran over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.

Cricket murder

What are the latest theories surrounding the murder of Bob Woolmer whose death has shocked the cricketing world and beyond? We examine whether there could be links with allegations of match fixing in the game.

Treaty of Rome

And this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. So what has Europe ever done for us? Two campaigners on European issues go head-to-head in debate. One thinks the whole venture has been a massive mistake from its beginnings in 1957. The other believes Britain should be part of a completely federal Europe and that the nation state is outdated. Let us know your views and be part of the debate.

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