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Today: Wednesday 22th June

The Greek prime minister has won a confidence vote as he struggles to raise support for further austerity measures. A press photographer has been shot and wounded during a second night of rioting in east Belfast. Also on today's programme, what does your favourite number say about you?

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0615
Business news with Adam Shaw: The Greek government won a crucial vote of confidence late last night. Danny Gabay, director of Fathom Financial Consulting, considers how far the Greek people are behind plans for austerity. Standard Life Investments' Euan Stirling looks at the markets. And Otto Thoresen, director general of the Association of British Insurers, discusses the need to improve the insurance sector. Download the podcast

0650
Elderly patients with broken hips are not getting an acceptable level of treatment, according to the NHS watchdog Nice. Professor Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director at Nice, lays out the findings.

0709
The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote last night, a vital yet insufficient condition to solving the country's massive debt problem. Elena Panaritis, an MP from the ruling Pasok party, and Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs Asset Management look forward to the next step.

0714
Outbreaks of violence involving around 700 people tore through the streets of Belfast again last night. Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson reports on what residents say is the worst trouble they have seen in years.

0716
With a summer of strikes looming, there has been speculation that the government will respond by changing the laws surrounding strike ballots. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson, who will investigate the issue on Radio 4's Decision Time programme this evening, weighs up the possibilities.

0717
Business news with Adam Shaw.

0722
The science of the brain seems to be making dramatic advances, using functional MRI scans to uncover secrets about how we love and even patterns of antisocial behaviour in teens. Science correspondent Tom Feilden asks if there is more to the mind than neural connections.

0727
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0733
A report called Invisible Addicts that is published today will reveal that safe drinking limits for older people are in fact lower than those for the young. Dr Tony Rao, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' working group which carried out the research, and Emma Soames, editor-at-large of Saga magazine, debate how much is too much for vintage boozers.

0738
Paper review.

0741
Astronauts at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida are preparing for the last ever shuttle flight. Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports on the end of an era for Nasa. And Andrew Smith, author of Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth, reflects on a sad day for space travel.

0747
Thought for the day with the Reverend Roy Jenkins, the Baptist Minister in Cardiff.

0750
A committee of MPs and peers have called on the government to renegotiate the European arrest warrant, claiming it is not working properly. The committee's chair, Dr Hywel Francis, and Michael Turner, who was passed over to Hungary by UK authorities without being charged, discuss the plight of hundreds of British people extradited to the continent every year.

0810
Having won a confidence motion last night, Greece's socialist prime minister George Papandreou must now convince parliament to approve an austerity bill. The BBC's Chris Morris was in and outside the Greek parliament yesterday, where thousands of people have been protesting against spending cuts. And Sir Leon Brittan, former vice president of the European Commission, examines if the eurozone is unraveling.

0818
There was another night of rioting in Belfast last night involving around 700 people. Dr Peter Shirlow of the University of Ulster, who has studied the impact of violent political groups in Northern Ireland, examines the cause of the tensions.

0822
Do you have a favourite number? The maths writer Alex Bellos, author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland, explains why he started an online survey asking people about their choices, and reveals what he has found so far.

0825
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0830
Recent advances in neuroscience have given fresh information about debilitating disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, as well as new insights into the neural activity underpinning everything from love and wisdom to bad behaviour. Tom Feilden reports on what this golden age of brain science is really telling us about humanity. And neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains why the latest discoveries are "absolutely essential".

0840
Business news with Adam Shaw.

0843
What is the reason behind the coalition's spate of u-turns? James Forsyth, political editor of the Spectator, and Anne McElvoy, policy editor of the Economist, examine the signs.

0849
A new trend of modest fashion is catching on in Britain, as a demand for clothes which cover rather than reveal parts of the body become popular among Christian, Jewish and Muslim women. Zubeida Malik reports on the "rapidly expanding" market for modesty. This is an extended version of the broadcast item.

0854
With today's abundance of technology, the days of the old fashioned phone number appear to be in decline. Ian Pearson, a futurologist at the technology consultants Futurizon, and Ben Hammersley, editor-at-large of Wired UK, debate the legacy of the telephone.




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