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Today: Saturday 10th November

The BBC has apologised "unreservedly" for a Newsnight report which led to the former Conservative Party treasurer Lord McAlpine being wrongly identified as a child abuser. Talks on setting a European Union budget for next year have collapsed. Also on the programme, a day on the front line with a Gloucester policeman.

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The BBC has apologised for a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in the child abuse scandal in North Wales. Our correspondent Torin Douglas reports.

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As British forces in Helmand gather for tomorrow's remembrance services, our defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt looks at the army's continuing presence in Afghanistan

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Children across the country are going to be given vaccinations from next year to protect them against the vomiting bug rotavirus. Professor David Salisbury, director of immunisation at the Dept of Health, explains the move.

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What's the best way to protect children from pornography online? The BBC's Mark Darcy sat in as the Lords debated.

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The main Syrian opposition party has chosen a Christian leader. Does this mean the movement is no longer sectarian? The BBC's correspondent Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Beirut.

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Jonathan Legard with the latest sports news.

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The director of the CIA, General David Petraeus has resigned after admitting to having an extra martial affair. Author of a forthcoming book on the general and columnist from slate.com, Fred Kaplan, shares his thoughts on the move.

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Astronomers are eagerly awaiting an spectacular astral display as the super-massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy sets about consuming a vast cloud of interstellar dust and gas. Our science correspondent Tom Feilden reports.

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A look at today's newspapers.

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Following on from the BBC's apologies over a Newsnight report into a children's home in Wales, the programme's former editor Sian Kevill talks to us about the scandal.

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This week one of the world's biggest wind turbine manufacturers announced it was cutting 3,000 jobs around the world. Chairman of the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change Lord Deben and Dr John Constable, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Foundation, discuss the matter.

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The main opposition group trying to depose President Assad, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has chosen a new leader. He is a Christian, George Sabra, a former Communist who has been a long-term opponent of the Assad regime, and fled the country last year. Bassam Imadi, an opposition member and a former Syrian ambassador to Sweden, and Ahmet Unal Cevikoz, Turkey's ambassador debate whether the fact that George Sabra is a Christian, is evidence that the movement was not sectarian.

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Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday and this year it falls on the 11th of the November - the date of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. But hundreds of British soldiers lost their lives on the day peace was declared. The BBC's Hywel Griffith has been taking a look through the archives.

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Heckling is a part of the theatre tradition. The Downton Abbey star, Laura Carmichael, was doing live theatre recently - playing Sonya in Uncle Vanya. Her final scene did not impress one member of the audience who was heard shouting "Stop! It's not good enough!" The heckler was Britain's most famous theatre director Sir Peter Hall. The actor Michael Simkins examines this issue from his experience.

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Sports news with Jonathan Legard.

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Last night Newsnight introduced it's programme with the words "a new crisis facing Newsnight". The BBC has been at the heart of the child abuse scandal ever since it was revealed that Newsnight had failed to broadcast a programme making allegations about Jimmy Savile. Last Friday night Newsnight broadcast an item that made allegations about children being abused and linking to that abuse a man who had been a senior politician in the Thatcher years. They did not name him but there were enough clues in the report for him to be named on the internet and many people knew the man was Lord McAlpine. However, it turns out that the man, Steve Messham, had made a mistake, and that Lord McAlpine is innocent. The BBC's Director General, George Entwistle and the Conservative MP who chairs the House of Commons Culture Commitee, John Whittingdale, discuss.

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The paper review.

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On Thursday everyone in England and Wales who lives outside London will be able to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner to oversee their local force. Almost all the candidates promise to protect the frontline. But what does that mean? The job of a police officer has changed over the years. So what is the frontline? Everyone has their own idea of what it entails. Sarah Montague spent the afternoon with one community officer, PC Andy Plant, who is based at Hucklecote police station on the outskirts of Gloucester.

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The idea of ash trees disappearing from our landscape, because of the deadly fungus that is working its way into this country, seems to have touched a deep nerve. The ash has touched the imaginations of poets - Kipling, Hopkins, Betjeman. The writer William Fiennes wrote a story called Why the Ash Tree Has Black Buds" in a collection of stories published by the Woodland Trust last year; Dr Sharon Morris teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art and is interested in the inspriational effect of trees on artists.



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