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Today: Tuesday 23rd November

North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea, reports say. The government's new cap on skilled immigrants coming to Britain from outside Europe will be 43,000 a year. Ireland's prime minister is drawing up austerity measures, after refusing demands to call an immediate election. And do we want the church to take a major role in the big society?

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Investor Patrick Armstrong analyses the market reaction to Ireland's acceptance of a financial bail out. Mike Duggan of the Civil Service Pensioners Alliance assesses what impact the change in pension calculation will have on the elderly.

North Korea has fired artillery shells across its western maritime border, prompting return fire from South Korea, officials say. John Sudworth reports from Seoul and Dr John Swenson-Wright, of the Asia programme at Chatham House, analyses the growing tensions between the countries.

There is a growing online community of the so called "tapers", who take microphones to concerts, record the show and then post their recordings online. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge has met up with some of them.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A BBC investigation has discovered that poor quality care homes, which were supposed to have shut down after criticisms by the regulator, are still open. File on Four reporter Fran Abrams gives details of her investigation.

Senior military figures have criticised a BBC drama The Accused, broadcast last night, portraying a young soldier in Afghanistan being bullied. Former Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt, expresses his outrage about the programme.

Sports news with Gary Richardson.

Should the church take a major role in the Big Society? Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Tim Stevens and author Cole Moreton discuss the relationship between the church and the state.

Paper review.

The Royal Shakespeare Company will be showing off the major restoration of its main theatre in Stratford upon Avon today. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on the uneasy road to redevelopment.

Thought for the day with the Bishop Tom Butler.

The search for 20 workers trapped underground after an explosion at a New Zealand coal mine has suffered a setback. Phil Mercer reports on the latest development in the rescue operation. And a mine rescue expert, Robert Murray Willis, describes the difficulties of searching for trapped miners.

South Korea says it has returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, reportedly killing one marine. The Christian science Monitor's Donald Kirk and BBC correspondent Chris Hogg outline the latest news on the incident.

The Home Secretary will set the immigration cap on skilled workers coming to Britain from outside Europe at 43,000 a year and give details on how it should be achieved. David Frost, of the British Chambers of Commerce, and Sir Andrew Green, of Migration Watch, discuss the impact of the cap on UK's businesses.

Celebrations begin today to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and author Professor Gordon Campbell discuss the cultural contribution of the Bible to Britain.

Sport news with Gary Richardson.

Former head of the army General Sir Richard Dannatt has said that the BBC military drama The Accused is "nasty" and "insensitive". Jana Bennett, director of Vision for the BBC, discusses whether the programme has a factual basis.

Ireland's Prime Minister is drawing up austerity measures, after refusing demands to call an immediate election. Writer Colm Toibin analyses what impact the bail-out will have on the Irish people in terms of identity and sovereignty.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A year after the Philippines massacre that claimed the lives of 57 people and caused international outrage, more than 100 suspects are still roaming free. Correspondent Kate McGeown examines what hope of justice there is for the victims.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has laid out plans to revive the party's organisation and overhaul its policy. Former Number 10 head of policy Matthew Taylor and The Times writer Daniel Finkelstein discuss what Miliband needs to do to resurrect the party.



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