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Today: Thursday 11th August

A massive police operation combined with heavy rain has helped restore order after four nights of rioting across England. Courts have been sitting during the night to deal with people charged in connection with the vandalism and looting. Also on today's programme, why thousands of reported UFO sightings since the war were not investigated by the MoD.

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Business news with Adam Shaw, on another day of rattled markets and the impact of violence on the high street. Download the podcast

David Cameron has condemned the outbreak of violence this week, explaining that it is "as much a moral problem as a political problem". Bishop of London the Right Reverend Richard Chartres explains the Church of England's reaction to the riots.

Local people in Birmingham set up a vigil yesterday in memory of the three men who were killed by a car while protecting their community from looters. Jeremy Cooke reports on the mood in the city.

Magistrates courts are operating at full capacity to deal with people arrested in connection with riots and looting, numbering more than 800 in London alone. Today's Andrew Hosken spent the night at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Big cuts to bus services in England are holding vulnerable people back, especially the elderly, young or disabled, from working, being educated, or getting sufficient health care, according to the Transport Select Committee. East England reporter Mark Worthington reports from the town of Graveley. And Louise Ellman, chair of the committee, explains why buses are still the best form of transport for many people.

The ladybird spider, which was thought to have disappeared for good, has increased in numbers over recent years and is now being given a new lease of life in a nature reserve in Dorset. Toby Branston, warden of the RSPB reserve at Arne, explains how the spiders are being spread around the UK.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Colonel Gaddafi has said that damage at an airstrike near the town of Zlitan in Libya, which the Libyan government claims killed 85 civilians, proves that Nato forces are not protecting civilians, but Nato insists the area was a military staging base. BBC's Matthew Price analyses the competing claims.

MPs are gathering in Parliament after a night without rioting on the streets of England. Home editor Mark Easton previews their upcoming debate about social disorder.

Paper review.

Files released by the National Archives reveal that the Ministry of Defence was worried people would not believe the truth about their UFO investigations, and that over the years they had neither the resources nor direction to investigate thousands of sightings by the public. Sanchia Berg reports on how the MoD treated one man's UFO sightings.

Thought for the day with Anne Atkins, the novelist and columnist.

Yesterday saw more rattled markets and plunging stocks. Business editor Robert Peston and Gerard Lyons, chief economist at Standard Chartered, examine the latest figures.

The prime minister is to address MPs as parliament is recalled to discuss the cause of this week's rioting. Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge reports from north London on why the problem of parenting is being blamed by people throughout the political spectrum. And Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg considers what needs to be done to repair the damage done.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Is the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on track? Ryan Crocker, the new US ambassador to Afghanistan, explains the necessity for a "responsible" pull-out.

Joan Ginther has won £12m from scratch cards over the last 19 years. David Spiegelhalter, professor of public understanding of risk at Cambridge, considers the chances.

Review of the papers.

Police forces in England are using high-tech facial recognition software to identify those who took part in this week's violent riots. Senior technology consultant at Sophos Graham Cluley explains the technology.

The football season is kicking off with a major dispute between the Premier League, Football League and a media coalition, after journalists from national titles, news and picture agencies were locked out of all but a handful of games. Football editor of the Times Tony Evans and Professor Simon Chadwick of Coventry University Business School discuss why the disagreement is threatening to disrupt coverage this weekend.

Parliament will meet today, after MPs were recalled from their summer recess to debate the riots in England. Contributing editor of the Spectator Melissa Kite, and Steve Richards, chief political columnist of the Independent, discuss if using the riots for political gain could be dangerous.



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