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Today: Friday 4th November

Barclays' chief executive Bob Diamond says taxpayers money should never again be spent bailing out a bank. And another day of political turmoil is expected in Greece, where the prime minister appears to have dropped plans for a referendum on the latest European bailout.

Business news with Simon Jack on Barclays boss Bob Diamond's defence of the banking industry as guest speaker at the BBC Today Programme Business Lecture.

Thames Water is to publish its latest plans for building what it calls a supersewer - a 20-mile-long concrete tunnel that would cost more than £4bn and take seven years to build. Richard Aylard, director of sustainability for Thames Water, explains why the project is needed.

If you are a young person who is not in employment, education or training you are known as a "neet" and you are one of almost a million. Dr Neil Lee talks about the report he wrote for the Work Foundation on the best and worst places to be a neet.

As Greece's prime minister comes under increasing pressure to resign with a vote of confidence due tonight. Former Greek finance minister Stefanos Manos and British economist Roger Bootle debate the possible outcomes for Greece and its leader.

Business news with Simon Jack.

At 10am this morning, six men who spent the last year-and-a-half cooped up together in Moscow in conditions designed to simulate a mission to Mars will finally emerge. Anu Ojha, director of the National Space Academy in Leicester, outlines the effect the "mission" has had on the volunteers, both physically and psychologically.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

After a chaotic day in the Greek parliament, it appears there will not be a referendum on the eurozone bailout package, but that Greek prime minister George Papandreou position is in jeopardy. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso tells Today presenter John Humphrys that he expects a government of national unity to be formed, and that its economic problems in the country "will be solved".

A review of the papers.

Next year, the international community will vote on whether to abolish the leap second - the extra pip you occasionally hear at New Year - which, if it goes through, would mean that for the first time in our history our time-scale may no longer be tied to the rotation of our planet. Science reporter Rebecca Morelle has been finding out more.

Thought for The Day with Lord Singh - Director of the Network of Sikh organisations.

The G20 summit in Cannes has been overshadowed by turmoil within Greece as it seeks to wrestle with its continuing debt problem. Speaking from the summit, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlines his hopes for a resolution of the Greek crisis and for the success of the summit.

What can banks do to restore public faith in what they do? Chief executive Barclays Bob Diamond, who gave the inaugural Today Business Lecture, gives a rare interview to John Humphrys.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The 20 most powerful leaders in the world spent much of the first day of their meeting in Cannes trying to work out what was going on in Athens. Stephanie Flanders previews what to expect from day two of the G20. and political editor Nick Robinson assesses what EU fiscal union would mean for the UK.

Business news with Simon Jack.

MPs have criticised the UK Border Agency for giving up on trying to remove 124,000 people from Britain and political editor and effectively "dumping" their immigration cases in an archive. The committee's chairman Keith Vaz explains his concerns.

One hundred years since it was founded, Woman's Weekly now sells 340,000 copies a week, compared to two million back in the 1950s. Its editor Diane Kenwood and Dr Clare Rose, a social historian and researcher for the Women's Library, discuss what has made the magazine so iconic.

Has Bob Diamond restored trust in the banks? Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of Moneyweek and Paul Lewis, BBC's Money Box presenter, give their views on the Barclays boss' speech at the Today Programme Business Lecture.



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