The number of children being referred into care in England is now higher than ever before. Fabio Capello has resigned as England football manager. And, how Colonel Gaddafi's supporters are coping with life in the new Libya.
Business news with Simon Jack, on interest rate decision day both in the UK and the eurozone.
There has been
a significant rise in the number of applications made for children in England to be put into care.
Anthony Douglas, chief executive of The Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass), explains why.
When Libyans mark the first anniversary of their uprising against Colonel Gaddafi later this month, not everyone will be celebrating. Correspondent
Jonathan Head reports from Sirte, where Gaddafi made his last stand.
Business news with Simon Jack.
The British Council is
warning that tighter rules for foreign students applying for visas to study in England is damaging the UK's reputation abroad
and that some high quality colleges are being forced to close. Professor Jo Beall, director of education and society at the British Council, discusses the implications of the government's decision.
Sports news with Garry Richardson.
Ofsted has rated about 6,000 schools in England as "satisfactory", as opposed to "outstanding", "good" or "inadequate". But the new chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has decided that the category formerly known as satisfactory is actually unsatisfactory.
He discusses the ratings system with Clare Bradford, head teacher of Henbury School in Bristol.
The Syrian army has continued attacks on the city of Homs.
Mark Toner, a spokesman for the US State Department, explains if there is anything left for other countries to do to stop the violence.
Thought for the day with Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James, Piccadilly.
Fabio Capello has resigned as England manager, the Football Association has confirmed. Sports editor David Bond and Mark Palios, a former FA chief executive,
analyse the surprise decision and speculation that Spurs' manager Harry Redknapp might take over.
Since the Baby P case hit the headlines in late 2008, there has been
a significant rise in the number of children in England being taken away from their parents and put into care.
Bristol social worker Anne Farmer explains what the marginal care cases look like. Matt Dunkley, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, and Christina Blacklaws, a lawyer specialising in this area, debate what the trend means.
There is less than a month to go before the presidential elections in Russia. As Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been discovering on his travels across Russia,
the call for "honest elections" is quite a contrast with the realities of everyday life.
Sports news with Garry Richardson
According to the NHS Confederation, 1,700 girls aged 13 to 14 around the country have had contraceptive implants
and 800 others have injections with the same effect, without their parents' knowledge. The claim is that it has helped to reduce teenage pregnancy levels, which are now at their lowest since the early 1980s. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and Simon Blake, chief executive of the Brook Advisory Centre, debate the issue.
The city of Homs in city is in a state of brutal civil war, with civilians bearing the brunt of an army onslaught. After being smuggled out of Syria, the BBC's
Paul Wood reflects on his time reporting from inside the embattled city.
Business news with Simon Jack.
In South Africa President Jacob Zuma is preparing to address the nation in his state of the union address. But it is not the state of the union, but the state of the ruling party that is preoccupying many this year. Southern Africa correspondent
Karen Allen reports from Cape Town on what promises to be a difficult year for the ANC.
Many young offenders' institutions are "battery farms", full of bored and violent young people, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Andrew Neilson, director of campaigns at the organisation, explains the alternatives.
Fabio Capello has resigned as England football manager, hours after the favourite to replace him, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, was cleared of tax evasion charges. Former FA chief executive David Davies and Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter
debate the change at the top of English football.
Norway has increased the number of female board members from 7% to 44% in nine years, following the introduction of quotas.
Is the Norwegian model one that the government should consider adopting in the UK?
Maggie Pagano, former business editor of the Independent newspaper, and Karima Serageldin, director at Ariadne Capital, discuss if quotas work.