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Today: Friday 10th February

Eurozone finance ministers have set extra conditions for Greece to meet before it can have another 130 billion euros in bailout funds. MPs say the cost of the Ministry of Defence's fifteen biggest projects rose by almost 500 million pounds last year. And, we visit the Scottish highlands, to hear of the attempts to preserve different gaelic dialects that are threatened with extinction.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Simon Jack has the latest results from Barclays, which show posted annual pre-tax profits for last year of $5.9bn - a fall of three percent.

An electronic tagging device for people in London convicted of drink-related offences is being piloted. It is modelled on a scheme in South Dakota in the United States. Deputy mayor of London, Kit Malthouse and Eric Appleby, chief executive of Alcohol Concern debate if the new scheme is a good idea or not.

The Conservative Home website, seen as the voice of the Conservative Party grassroots, has published an editorial calling for the government's controversial Health and Social Care Bill to be dropped altogether. Conservative Home was urged to make the call by three Conservative cabinet members who believe David Cameron is not listening on the issue. The editor of the website, Tim Montgomerie, explains why some in the party are expressing doubts.

A union rally is taking place today to mark the 40th anniversary of the so-called "Battle of Saltley Gate" in Birmingham. It was an important moment in modern British industrial history. The BBC's Phil Mackie looks back on the day's events with some of those who were there.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels have said more work needs to be done before they can agree to give Greece another 130bn euros in bailout funds. Efi Daridi, a school teacher, and member of the OLME union on strike today, and Antigone Lyberaki, professor of Economics at Panteion University, give us their thoughts on the current state of the Greek economy.

Paper review.

Alistair Darling seems to be gathering supporters inside and outside of Westminster, with many on both sides urging him to make a return to fronline politics. Our chief political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue reports.

Thought for the day Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

It has been a tumultuous seven days for English football, which has seen its team captain sacked, and its team manager resign. Overseeing all this has been the guardians of the national game, the Football Association. Is this a brave new dawn? The BBC's Tim Franks tries to answer this question. Also on the programme, Richard Caborn, former sports minister, examines how to begin reforming the English football mess.

As Barclays Bank posts annual pre-tax profits for last year of $5.9bn - a fall of three percent and announces that a ceiling of £65,000 has been imposed on cash bonuses, Stuart Fraser from the City of London Corporation and the TUC's Brendan Barber debate the proper balance between the UK's manufacturing and finance sectors.

Great efforts have been made in recent decades to preserve the language and culture of Scottish Gaelic, against the fact that the number of native speakers has been in long-term decline. New research from the University of Edinburgh suggests that before long there may only be two Gaelic dialects left. Andreas Wolff of BBC Alba reports from Ballachulish in Argyll, on the mainland, where a young musician is learning the local dialect that may be on the verge of extinction.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A new draft of the "psychiatric bible" - DSM5 - has provoked anger for its definitions of behaviours indicative of mental illness. Already, more than 11,000 have signed a petition calling for it to be rewritten and re-thought. David Kupfer who chairs the DSM 5 committee for the American Psychiatric Association, which put the book together, and Peter Kinderman, professor and honorary consultant clinical psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust, debate its pros and cons.

Evan Davis examines two possible paths for the UK economy with Jonathan Portes of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, who believes in a short-term, temporary fiscal stimulus to boost output and jobs and Capital Economics's Roger Bootle, who says it would be dangerous for the government to divert from its Plan A.

Business news with Simon Jack.

There's fresh grassroots Tory opposition to the government's Health Bill this morning - from the influential Conservative Home website. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson explains.

The BBC's Kevin Connolly travelled to the Hamas stronghold of Gaza where he found a movement apparently intent on distancing itself from Syria's President Assad, even if it is trying not to say so out loud.

A report from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) says maths education in England is not fit for purpose and is damaging competitiveness. But how do you motivate children in maths and to keep them doing it to an advanced level? Lucie Green, solar researcher at the Mullard Space Science Lab, Matt Parker, Maths Outreach Coordinator at Queen Mary University, debate how the problem can be solved.


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