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Tuesday's programme blog

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We've got a packed programme coming up for you tonight.

In the London news today, four people have been left homeless following a fire in Basildon. The blaze broke out in the block of timber-framed properties on the Felmore estate yesterday afternoon - the second fire there in less than three years. One expert described the houses to us as "tinderboxes".

Racism at the Metropolitan Police seems to be a headache which simply isn't going away. Today we've been told that a police officer is to be charged with racially abusing a suspect during last summer's riots. This on the day that the Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has been giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee - he said he was pleased prosecutors had reviewed their original decision.

Radical cleric Abu Qatada was arrested again today as the Government prepares to deport him to Jordan, possibly as soon as April 30th. The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him. Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case.

We'll also have the second of our special reports on the chase for primary school places in London. Less than 24 hours from now, parents will start finding out if their children are in the school of their choice, but there aren't enough places and potentially thousands of families are set to be disappointed. Our reporter Ria Chatterjee looks at the possible solutions to a problem which is likely to be around for years to come.

As important as it is, a place in a school is the least of the problems for some of the orphans in Vietnam. We're catching up with Suzanne Thi Hien Hook who, 18 months ago, left her life in London behind to set up an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City. Suzanne herself was abandoned in Vietnam when she was just hours old and was later adopted by a British family. The issue is understandably close to her heart and she's joining us in the studio to let us know how she's getting on.

As well as all of the above, we'll have the latest information you need about the Digital Switchover (so you can still join us on London Tonight!), details of a Paralympics sport which goes by the nickname of "Murder Ball" and a nose at previously unseen pictures of Alfred Hitchcock - described by the BFI as the most influential and iconic British film director of all time.

Hope to see you at 6pm.