Peter Allen and Caroline Barker with the day's news and sport: Two committees of MPs are to investigate the potential takeover of AstraZeneca by the US firm Pfizer. The former BBC broadcaster, Stuart Hall, admits indecently assaulting a girl under 16 but denies 20 other charges. Ministers are being asked to reconsider moving violent offenders to open prisons after the disappearance of an armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker". The Chairman of the BBC Trust Lord Patten is standing down with immediate effect on health grounds. And a rodent the size of a dog has been spotted on a golf course in Essex.