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Today: Monday 4th October

The Royal College of Nursing and the biggest public sector union have questioned the pace of change in the NHS. And how could our bodily fluids be used to fight off the superbugs?

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove: John Cridland of the CBI outlines why the government should change the law to make it harder for workers to strike. Chief economist at HSBC, Stephen King, analyses China's offer to buy the Greek debt.

The British government has updated its travel advice, warning its nationals in France and Germany that the threat of terrorism is now high. Security correspondent Frank Gardner examines the danger of terrorist attacks in Europe.

How has the Conservative party conference changed since the coalition government came into power? James Naughtie talks to party members in Birmingham.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The government's plans to get people off welfare and into work may be undermined by the likely rise in the number of long-term unemployed, according to the think tank, the IPPR. The organisation's director, Nick Pierce, examines alternative ways of reducing the number of jobless people.

Researchers have discovered that enzymes found in tears could lead to a new kind of antibiotic. Dr Joshua Weitz, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, explains the new findings.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

One of the most important elements of the government's spending announcement is going to be the reform of the welfare system. Martin Narey, from the children's charity Barnardo's, analyses possible changes to child benefits.

A vigil was held at Rutgers University last night in New Jersey for an 18 year-old student who committed suicide after a video of him having sex with a man was broadcast on the internet. Laura Trevelyan reports on how two students, allegedly behind the video broadcast, have been charged with invasion of privacy.

The paper review.

The Mayor of London is calling for new strike laws to make it harder for trade unions to take industrial action. Political correspondent Norman Smith examines the level of support in government for such legislation.

Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.

Future tuition fees could be up to five times higher for degree courses than today, according to a recent report. The president of the National Union of Students, Aaron Porter and Dr Wendy Piatt of the Russell Group discuss the cost of university education.

Is the government's proposed welfare reform radical enough? James Naughtie talked to the Chancellor, George Osborne, about his decision to withdraw child benefit from higher rate taxpayers. Political editor Nick Robinson examines Mr Osborne's decision to end universal child benefit.

The art works competing for the Turner Prize this year go on display at Tate Britain tomorrow. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports on how for the first time the nominations include the work of a sound artist.

The Royal College of Nursing and the biggest public sector union, Unison, have questioned the pace of the change in the NHS. Dr Peter Carter, of the Royal College of Nursing, explains the potential risks to the future of the health system.

The sports news with Gary Richardson.

Is the British economy far too reliant on financial services? Author Billy Bragg and entrepreneur Luke Johnson debate whether City workers are heroes or villains.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Changes to the driving test are being introduced today, to examine drivers' ability to cope with the open road. James Naughtie decided to try out the new test with the British School of Motoring. And the chief driving examiner Trevor Wedge explains the benefits of the new exam.

It has been 18 months since Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe went into a power-sharing deal with Morgan Tsvangirai. Journalist Peter Godwin analyses recent developments in the country's politics.

It is the first time in 14 years that the Conservatives hold a conference while in power. Columnist Mary Ann Sieghart and Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, debate the changes in the party since the formation of the coalition government.



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