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Today: Friday 11th February

President Mubarak's refusal to leave office has been greeted with fury in Egypt and frustration in Washington. And the government is scaling back the number of people who need criminal record checks before they can work with children or vulnerable adults in England and Wales.

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Business news with Dominic Laurie.

In an extraordinary speech last night, President Mubarak paid his respects to the protestors but refused to step down from power. Correspondent Paul Adams spent yesterday evening among the thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square. And actor Khalid Abdalla explains how he will continue to protest in the square.

Nearly half of all five-year-olds in England have not reached a proper level of development according to a new report and risk of a much higher chance of problems in later life - unemployment, low attainment, social difficulties. Report author Sir Michael Marmot discusses the "compelling" evidence in support of for early intervention.

Ed Miliband is stepping up his campaign to win over disaffected Liberal Democrats with a series of events in the West Country, a traditional Lib Dem territory. At the same time it has been announced that a series of influential Lib Dems are to join Labour's policy review. Political correspondent Norman Smith reports.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The government is to remove more than nine million people in England and Wales who work or volunteer with children or vulnerable adults from the requirement to register and be monitored. Anne-Marie Carrie, chief executive of Barnado's and child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas discuss the changes.

Paper review.

The US has been caught off-guard by President Mubarak's failure to resign. Justin Webb reports on the changes likely to come in US policy as a result of events yesterday.

Mobile phone company Nokia has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft. Telecoms analyst Lee Simpson explains the company's smart phone change of tactics.

Thought for the Day with Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

Neuroscientists are claiming that cuts imposed by their funding body puts at risk important research. Prof David Nutt of Imperial College and Professor Douglas Kell, chief executive of funding body the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council discuss the issue of a brain drain.

In his speech last night, President Mubarak said the protests were "not about me", which for many had the air of a man quite detached from the country over which he has ruled. Jeremy Bowen gives a narrative of the events so far. Egyptian Finance minister Dr Samir Radwan explains the President's strategy. And Dr Mamdouh Hamza, a prominent figure in the reform movement, gives his reaction.

A new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum looks at war in children's literature, showcasing books like Carrie's War and The Machine Gunners. But the exhibition also includes a modern book, Little Soldier, which tells the story of an African former child soldier who comes to London. Sanchia Berg visited the exhibition with children from a local primary school.

The Queen's widely-anticipated but yet to be confirmed trip to Ireland has been supported by the politician likely to become the country's next leader. Enda Kenny, head of the Fine Gael party, discusses how a royal visit would be "very warmly received" by a majority of people in the republic.

Gurkha veterans, allowed to settle in the UK after a long campaign, are putting a massive strain on local services in the Aldershot area. Angus Crawford reports.

Budget airlines could face an official inquiry into how much they charge customers paying by card. James Daley, editor of Which? Money, and Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara discuss the payment system.

True Grit, a new film by the Coen brothers, is a reworking of the story that got John Wayne his only Oscar in 1969. David Thomson, film critic and author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film explains the appeal of the Western to contemporary filmmakers.

Public health experts say the system for calculating most fuel bills in the UK is contributing to thousands of deaths each winter. Health correspondent Adam Brimelow reports.

What will happen next in Egypt? Dr Eugene Rogan, director of the Middle East Centre, Oxford University and author of The Arabs - A History and Col Chris Romberg, former defence attache at the British Embassy in Cairo discuss how events may unfold.



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