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Today: Tuesday 8th March

Senior police officers say the government's budget cuts will lead to 28 thousand job losses across England and Wales. Also in the programme, There is a big change of policy at the White House as President Obama is to resume military trials at Guantanamo Bay.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Michelle Fleury reports from New York on the largest insider trading case ever seen in the US. Simon Brazier reflects on the markets. And David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, warns that an early rise in interest rates could be both "premature and risky".

The Al Jazeera news network along with two Arabic newspapers are reporting that Colonel Gaddafi might be trying to arrange a way to step down. Our middle east editor Jeremy Bowen gives us more details from Tripoli. And Frank Gardner explains why an SAS team was detained when it landed by helicopter in Benghazi in the middle of the night.

What is the meaning of the words "fair access"? Guidelines will be issued setting out what universities must do to improve access for all if they are going to charge more than £6000 a year in fees. Claire Callender, Professor of Higher Education Policy at Birkbeck College, analyses the policy.

Business news with Adam Shaw

Some of Britain's best-known food brands are changing their packaging due to health concerns over boxes made from recycled cardboard. Researchers have found that toxic chemicals from recycled newspapers used in cardboard packaging are contaminating food. Nick Higham reports.

Police chiefs are predicting 28,000 job losses within the force in England and Wales over the next four years, as a result of government cuts. Former rail regulator, Tom Winsor, will be publishing his review of police pay today. Paul McKeevor, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, discusses the implications of these vast job losses.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Military tribunals are to resume at Guantanamo Bay. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic Congressman, outlines the thinking behind the move and Charles Stimson, a former Deputy Assistant Defence Secretary, explains why he agrees with Obama's decision.

Review of the papers.

Pressure to save money in the NHS in England is affecting the quality and safety of care. The warning from the Royal College of Nursing comes as the Patients Association says more people are being forced to wait in pain for operations. Our health correspondent Adam Brimelow has been talking to nurses about the pressures they face.

Thought for the day with Dr Indarjit Singh.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will sit down with the bosses of Rangers and Celtic today in an attempt to work out how they can prevent their clubs' intense rivalry from turning into violence. Annabel Goldie, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and former Rangers player Gordon Smith debate the implications of last week's chaotic match.

The government has said that that university fees will be allowed to rise towards the new maximum of £9000 only if they agree to widen access in return. But will this actually happen? The Office of Fair Access sets out today the guidelines for universities in England to help widen access, its director, Sir Martin Harris, outlines his vision.

Should we stand by our friends through thick and thin? Prince Andrew has been accused of an error of judgement for remaining friends with Jeffrey Epstein, when he was convicted of having sex with underage girls. Writer Toby Young and former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken, who was convicted of perjury in 1999, examine whether friends can be and should be forgiven.

Has Britain become "dangerously dependent" on satellite navigation systems? The Royal Academy of Engineering has published a report warning that that an overdependence on GPS technology means that, if the system were to fail, it could "just conceivably cause loss of life". Professor Martyn Thomas, who chairs the academy's GNSS working group, discusses his concerns.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has been extremely critical of Pakistan's government for not protecting Christians in the country. Writing in the Times newspaper he said Pakistan had "taken a further step down the catastrophic road" towards the breakdown of legal and political order following the murder of Christian politician Shahbaz Bhatti. Former Bishop of Rochester the Rt Revd Michael Nazir Ali and Pakistan's High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan debate the power struggle in the country between liberals and religious hard-liners.

The Association of Chief Police Officers has calculated that 28,000 civilian and police posts must go as a result of cuts in expenditure over the next four years, with 12,000 police posts to be lost. Dr Tim Brain, as former chief constable of Gloucestershire, analyses the figures.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

In Egypt, protesters have successfully torn apart the government that was ruled by Hosni Mubarak. Now they have targeted the enforcers of the old regime, the secret police, and want them to be disbanded. From Cairo, Alistair Leithead reports.

The Office of Fair Access is to set out what universities who want to charge more then £6,000 for tuition fees have to do. Libby Aston, director of the University Alliance which represents 23 business focused universities, gives her reaction to the prospect of increased fees.

The singer Cliff Richard, now 70 years old, is to record a new album of duets with a string of soul legends and it will include a gig in Las Vegas. Veteran disc jockey Paul Gambaccini discusses Sir Cliff's previous and possible future success.


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