Tessa Jowell has denied suggestions, made by a senior police officer at Leveson this week, that she declined to help with the original phone-hacking inquiry. The Chancellor has been accused of putting "populist politics before sound economics" after calls for the 50p tax rate to be ditched. And the 'horse-gate' scandal continues.
0714 The Red Cross is attempting to get into the Syrian city of Homs this morning. BBC correspondent, Jim Muir is in neighbouring Lebanon.
0717 The villagers of Wukan, in southern China, are voting today in relatively free local elections after staging a protest three months ago. They claimed that officials had sold their land to developers without their consent. Correspondent Martin Patience returns to Wukan to observe what has changed.
Education Secretary Michael Gove has lost the latest round in his freedom of information battle to keep details of emails from his personal account secret. The Information Commissioner has ruled that the emails dealing with departmental business are covered by the Freedom of Information Act.
The Financial Times's education correspondent Chris Cook explains why.
0747 Thought for the day with Reverend Rob Marshall.
0748 Thirty years ago, the brutal suppression of an Islamist-inspired revolution in Syria's city of Hama almost mirrors the violence in Homs today. The Today programme's reporter, Andy Hosken, is finding out how the West knew of the Hama massacre and how it reacted to it.
0840 BP announced early this morning it has struck a deal with the tens of thousands of the people suing it for damages after the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago. The company estimates that it will pay nearly £5bn to settle the action brought by fishermen, emergency workers, and those who have suffered loss. BBC's business editor is Robert Peston.
0844 The paper review.
0847 As humanitarian aid has been prevented from getting in to Homs and Western journalists are no longer there, there can be little knowledge of what is going on in the district. Syrian writer, Rime Allaf still believes that the Free Syrian Army has enough momentum to maintain opposition.
0855 David Cameron has finally confirmed that he did in fact ride "that horse". The retired police horse was lent to former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks who resigned over the hacking scandal last year. Steve Bell of the Guardian and Jon Major's former press secretary Sheila Gunn, debate.
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