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The government will set out today how it will make cuts worth six billion pounds. The army's most senior bomb disposal officer has resigned because he's worried about the training of his new soldiers. And can singing songs help children to remember crucial facts about British History?

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A five-day strike by BA cabin crew began at midnight after talks to find a deal collapsed. Tony Woodley of the Unite union outlines why no agreement was reached over industrial action.

The government's first round of spending cuts will be revealed today. Economist Patrick Nolan analyses whether the Treasury can come to grips with the deficit.

A new report reveals that tens of millions of pounds meant for India's poor have been used instead to help pay for this year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The BBC's Chris Morris outlines the controversy.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

The army's most senior bomb disposal officer, Col Bob Seddon, has resigned over fears about the future training of bomb disposal experts. He made the comments in an interview with Christina Schmid whose husband was a bomb disposal expert and was killed in Afghanistan last year.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Former chief secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne, comments on the spending cuts due to be announced today.

The paper review.

The Duchess of York has apologised for her "serious lapse in judgment" after she was videoed by the News of the World offering to set up meetings with her former husband Prince Andrew for money. Writer John O'Farrell reflects on the historical precedents for this new scandal.

Thought for the day with the religious commentator Clifford Longley.

The General Medical Council will decide today whether to strike Dr Andrew Wakefield off the medical register. He was the doctor who first suggested there was a link between the joint vaccination MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) and autism. Dr Wakefield tells Today reporter Andrew Hosken why he decided to investigate the vaccine.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlines details of savings in government expenditure amounting to £6.2bn. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson analyses the politics behind the proposals.

Lorraine Adams switched from investigative reporting to writing fiction because she felt it allowed her to tell more of the truth. She debates the issue with a former journalist of the year Nick Davies.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The General Medical Council will announce today whether it is to strike Dr Andrew Wakefield off the medical register. GP Dr Mike Fitzpatrick comments on Dr Wakefield's suggestion of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

The government's first round of spending cuts will be revealed today. Business editor Robert Peston looks at the emerging details.

Reform of the libel law is expected to be mentioned in the Queen's Speech. Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester is taking the first steps to produce a bill to introduce changes to the current system.

Previously classified documents uncovered by an American academic reportedly show Israel tried to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1975. The BBC's Jerusalem correspondent Tim Franks outlines the allegations, which Israel has denied.

Can singing songs help children to learn crucial facts about British history? Programme director of Sing Up, Baz Chapman, believes singing is a good way to get children to remember the past.



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