Ministers are insisting that the British troops off to train Malian soldiers will not face combat. Louise Minchin and Peter Allen with a round-up of the day's top news and sport.
Ministers say the British troops heading for Mali, will not be going into combat. Peter Allen and Louise Minchin speak to the former head of the British Army and find out what people in Mali think about the decision. Plus the Conservatives have been defeated in the Commons by Labour and Lib Dem MP's over plans to change constituency boundaries. And Peter and Louise find out about the country's narrowest house that's only 14 feet wide.