Tony Blair gives his reaction to the protests that have gripped the Middle East and the wider Muslim world in response to the film deemed insulting to Islam. The government is setting out plans to replace GCSEs in England with a new qualification based on the old 'O' level. Also on the programme, the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is preparing to trek on foot across Antarctica in the middle of winter, at the age of 68.
and that more of the fund will be spent over the next decade.
0719 The Royal College of Nursing is launching an advertising campaign today aiming to show nursing to the public as a balance between expertise and compassion, and engage in a discussion about why poor care sometimes arises. The campaign comes against the backdrop of a series of devastating accounts of poor care in recent years, as the BBC's Jane Dreaper reports.
Tristan Gooley, author of the Natural Navigator, has come up with a non-scientific comparison of navigation abilities of different classroom groups. He explains his findings, and Dee Caffari, the first woman to sail non-stop single-handedly round the world in both directions, gives her thoughts on
the age-old debate about which sex is better at navigating.
0727 Sport news with Rob Bonnet.
0734 Over the past week there's been intense fighting in Syria's biggest city Aleppo. The BBC's Paul Wood who travelled there, reports on the situation.
0740 The paper review.
0743 Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who is the greatest living explorer according to the Guinness Book of Records, is preparing to be the first person to trek on foot across Antarctica in the middle of winter. The BBC's Matthew Price caught up with him during his winter training close to the Arctic Circle, in Sweden.
0747 Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.
0836 Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, is expected to set out a complete overhaul of the GCSE in England today. John Bangs, former head of education at the NUT, and Baroness Perry, former chief inspector of schools, debate the reforms.
0841 Violent clashes between protesters and riot police continued on Sunday afternoon in southern China, sparked by a dispute between China and Japan over a series of tiny islands between the two countries. Martin Patience reports.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) starts its public consultation today on whether to allow three-person IVF. Prof Lisa Jardine, chair of the HFEA, explains the pros and cons of the technique.
0852 Work is to begin on constructing Europe's biggest man-made coastal nature reserve in the Thames Estuary. The BBC's science reporter, Rebecca Morelle, reports from the site.
0855 The Royal College of Nursing is launching a campaign to try to improve the reputation of nurses. Dr Peter Carter, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, and Christina Patterson - who wrote a series of articles on nursing for The Independent newspaper, debate the issue.
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