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Today: Tuesday 13th July

BP has successfully installed a new sealing cap on the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well . A policewoman is in hospital after rioters threw petrol bombs in Belfast last night. And how Postmen and traffic wardens could help beat anti social behaviour.

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Business News with Adam Shaw: Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, discusses why banks matter. Seven Investment Management's Justin Urquart Stewart analyses the markets. And easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou explains his demand that the company pays dividends.

Novelist Nick Hornby has collaborated with American singer songwriter Ben Folds to write lyrics for an album. The songs are a series of short stories on subjects ranging from awkward relationships to the isolating process of writing itself. The duo speak to Today reporter Nicola Stanbridge.

The Church of England's ruling synod has decided in favour of creating women bishops. Traditionalists claim the decision could lead many of them to leave the Church of England. The Bishop of Fulham, Father John Broadhurst, explains why he cannot accept female prelates.

More police officers have been injured during a second night of violence in Belfast. In the north of the city, petrol bombs were thrown, and water cannons were used to disperse rioters. The trouble centred around a contentious parade on the biggest day in the Protestant marching season. Correspondent Andy Martin reports on the mood in the city.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

What does it mean when someone who has been sent to jail for a serious crime is let out on licence? Home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw, has been speaking to a convicted murderer who is currently on licence.

Greece will test its ability to borrow on the financial markets today with an auction of six-month treasury bonds. This is the first since it was bailed out by the EU and IMF in early May. Business Editor Robert Peston analyses the current state of the country's economy.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Britain has the worst anti-social behaviour problem in Europe, according to a new study by the Royal Society of the Arts. The report suggests people, especially those on the front line of public service like park wardens and postmen should be trained in basic community safety skills. Author Ben Rogers discusses the report's findings.

The paper review.

It has emerged that a primary school head teacher in London was paid more than £200,000 last year. Today correspondent Louise Hubball reports from Tidemill Primary School in Lewisham.

Cuba's former President Fidel Castro has made his first TV appearance in almost a year. The 83-year-old spoke at length on state television's Mesa Redonda Professor Jaime Suchlicki, a historian of Cuba, speaks about Castro's performance.

Thought for the day with Bishop Tom Butler.

What is Ed Balls' distinctive economic offer? The Labour leadership contender speaks to Today presenter, John Humphrys, about the party's economic record and his alleged role in an aborted "coup" against Gordon Brown.

Britain's most senior policeman Sir Paul Stephenson says the police are "uncoordinated" and "inadequate" in the way they deal with organised crime. In the annual Police Foundation lecture in London, Sir Paul said organised crime cost the British economy about £40bn a year. He tells Sarah Montague about tackling the problem.

There has been another night of violence in Belfast as riot police, using a water cannon, cleared a road in north Belfast, where nationalist protesters were trying to block a Loyalist parade. Jimmy Spratt, representative of the DUP in the Northern Ireland Assembly, gives his reactions to the rioting.

John Webster's 17th century tragedy The Duchess of Malfi is being performed as an opera for the first time. Tickets sold out in just six hours. Arts Editor Will Gompertz reports from the dress rehearsal.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Today presenter John Humphrys investigates the UK's public health system. He visits Dr Sam Everington's practice in one of the poorest parts of East London, Bromley-by-Bow.

Sir Alan Budd, chairman of the new Office for Budget Responsibility, appears before the Commons' Treasury Select Committee today to face questions over the OBR's estimates for job losses. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders previews the session.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The French parliament will vote today for the first time on legislation to ban women from wearing the burqa in public. President, Nicolas Sarkozy, supports the bill, but critics say the government is pandering to far-right voters by taking aim at a tiny minority of Muslim women who wear the full veil. Correspondent Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

Pakistan has confirmed that a missing Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran says was kidnapped by the CIA, has taken refuge in Pakistan's embassy in Washington. Today correspondent Jon Leyne reports on the latest twist in the story.

Doctors have discovered that some patients with brain injuries who were previously thought to be in a vegetative state may actually be conscious. Professor David Menon, an anaesthetics expert from Cambridge University, explains whether this makes the decision to keep someone alive easier.


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