Chris Warburton bringing you the news, plus the latest from the web, tech and culture.
The head of the Philippines Red Cross tells Chris an international aid appeal is inevitable as the authorities are overwhelmed following the tropical storm that has killed almost 450 people - many of them children - in the southern Philippines.
In a strongly worded speech the Prime Minister said the UK is a Christian country "and we should not be afraid to say so". Is he right - does this country still feel Christian or are we becoming increasingly secular?
Podcasters Helen Saltzman and Olly Mann give us the latest online news, Rory Reid has the gadget and technology news, Lonely Planet Editor Tom Hall has the Christmas travel hotspots and Steve Fowler from Autoexpress give us his round-up of the cars of 2011.