Charity leaders have called for bank bonuses to be taxed to prevent what they describe as a 'tsunami of cuts' threatening to wreak havoc on communities. The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again. And why Billy the Kid is not going to get a posthumous pardon.
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Supporters of Alassane Ouattara, the man believed to have won the election in
have told the incumbent Laurent Gbagbo that he had until midnight last night to leave office. UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Francis Deng and correspondent Mark Doyle analyse the situation.
Northern Ireland Water
held a board meeting yesterday, promising to step up efforts to repair the leaks that crippled Northern Ireland's water system. Correspondent Andy Martin reports.
While some consider modern weddings to be excessively extravagant, all that spending supports numerous businesses that exist entirely to service the wedding day. Philippa Busby reports on
the business of marriage.
It is 40 years since
the Ibrox disaster,
in which 66 football fans died when they were crushed on a stairway as they were leaving the ground at the end of a Celtic-Rangers match in Glasgow. Correspondent Colin Blane reports.
Sports news with Jon Myers.
Last night the Baltic state of
Estonia became the 17th member of the euro
and the first former Soviet Union to join the euro. Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip discusses the importance of the move.
Should Billy the Kid get a posthumous pardon?
Tim Sweet, who runs the Billy the Kid museum at fort Sumner in New Mexico explains the case.
Flooding in Queensland, Australia
is now so bad that an area larger than France and Germany is covered with water. ABC presenter Georgia Stynes discusses how her town is expected to be cut off from the outside world for up to three weeks.
Thought for the Day with Reverend Rob Marshall.
Is Britain's international aid budget being used effectively?
International Development secretary Andrew Mitchell discusses the question posed by this week's guest editor Colin Firth.
One of the government's wishes for the new year is that we should increase the number of
in the UK. The Department of Health's Clinical Director for Transplantation Chris Rudge discusses the issue.
The Prime Minister of
government-in-waiting Guillaume Soro says the country is already in a "civil war situation". Ibrahim Wani of the UN High Commission for Human Rights explains his fears for the country.
Regular court reporting is in decline, and that is something Richard Ingrams, one of our guest editors this week, thinks a great shame. At his behest, Reporter Sanchia Berg went to talk to
Ron Warrilow - who is probably the longest serving court reporter in the UK
after doing the job for nearly 51 years.
What are prospects for economic recovery in 2011?
Director-general of the CBI Sir Richard Lambert gives his predictions.
Sports news with Jon Myers.
Police and fire services are at
Ford open prison
near Arundel, West Sussex, after a disturbance broke out, the Prison Service has confirmed. Correspondent Rowan Bridge reports.
Economics editor Stephanie Flanders, home editor Mark Easton, business editor Robert Peston and politics editor Nick Robinson discuss
a year of change and upheaval.
Once again a public service provider in the midst of a crisis is blaming the
weather conditions for the hardship inflicted on their customers. Former head of Civil Contingency for the Cabinet Office Mike Granatt and PR guru Mark Borkowski discuss whether it was fair to use this term.
Guest editor Colin Firth initiated a study of whether there is
correlation between brain structure and our political beliefs.
Researchers at UCL brain scanned a number of people and found there was a link and it made news around the world - from India to the US and Australia. Two of those who took part were MPs Alan Duncan and Stephen Pound.