Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden with all the day's news and sport. The government's defending its decision to cut compensation payouts for thousands of victims of violent crime. We speak to one man given more than £250,000 after being beaten into a coma. Ben Ainslie tells Nicky and Rachel why he has decided to retire and reacts to his nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Plus, why has Joey Barton gone all French? Countdown's Susie Dent gives us her theory.