Week ahead

TODAYPrince William will begin a visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Pax Christi, the international Catholic anti-war movement, will hold it's annual Peace Sunday.

Ukraine will hold its first presidential elections since its Orange Revolution of 2004. Chile will also elect a new president.

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Comedian Ricky Gervais will host the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.


Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will launch a new phase of a campaign against knife crime in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, with a range of posters and adverts.

Nominations for the Brit Awards will be announced.

Psychologists will mark Blue Monday, the day of the year they believe is most depressing.

A pregnant mother of eight will appear in court in Portsmouth charged with being the fourth member of a Facebook paedophile ring. Tracy Lyons, 39, is accused of sex abuse and making and distributing indecent images of a child.


Administrators for collapsed travel giant Globespan – and airline Flyglobespan – will continue their court efforts to secure 35 million of the firm's cash from credit card processing company E-Clear.

Former death row Scot Kenny Richey will appear in a court in Minnesota, United States, on a charge of assaulting his son, Baxter, 24, earlier this month.


The Scottish Government will publish third-quarter figures for the nation's gross domestic product.

The Scottish Parliament's education and culture committee will hear evidence about the worrying state of Scotland's local newspapers.

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Singer Amy Winehouse, below, will appear before magistrates in Milton Keynes charged with a public order offence and common assault.


Entertainer Darren Day will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after being charged with drink driving last month.

Edward Dearie will appear in court charged with the Christmas Day murder of Stuart Spence in Glasgow's east end.

The Royal Regiment of Scotland's Capital Big Band will play live in Edinburgh to raise money for Help for Heroes and the Army Benevolent Fund.


The Scottish Prison Service will publish forecasts for the number of people it expects to be in the nation's jails over the next eight years.

Unite will call a new strike ballot for British Airways' staff.

A judge in Los Angeles will decide on whether to sentence film director Roman Polanski with sex crimes in absentia.


The UK will mark the first anniversary of the country officially entering recession.

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The Metropolitan Police will stage its own art exhibition of seized forgeries.

The 16th annual Screen Actors' Guild awards will be presented at a celebrity event in LA.