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July 2007

Tuesday 31 July

  • Co-habitation

  • The Law Commission is due to publish a report and recommendations on the law regarding co-habiting couples. At present in England and Wales they do not share the same rights as married couples.

  • Male teachers

  • There aren't enough male teachers in primary schools, according to a report by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

  • Tinnitus

  • Find out more information on this condition from the RNID website.

  • Supernurseries

  • The rise of the luxury nursery - where as well as childcare, parents can make use of a Concierge Service that does the ironing, takes in their dry cleaning and collects older children from school.

  • Tax Credits

  • Today is the deadline for renewing your tax credits. HM Revenue and Customs helpline: 0845 300 3900 (Northern Ireland 0845 603 2000).

  • Paul Potts

  • The former mobile telephone showroom workhouse employee and winner of Britain's Got Talent is on to talk about his album, One More Chance, which has been at number one for two weeks.


    Monday 30 July

  • BBC Asian Network poll

  • You can get full details of the BBC Asian Network/ICM poll commissioned as part of the Asian Nation season. It looked at the state of mind of UK Asians in 2007. It finds an Asian population happy with life in Britain but with some major caveats concerning Asian and British identity.

  • Panorama

  • Breakfast has more on the Panorama programme which looks at a disturbing trend of children filming each other having fights and loading them on to social networking sites.


    Friday 27 July

  • Floods crisis

  • If you've been affected by the recent severe weather, you can get advice and information from the Environment Agency:

    Environment Agency helpline: 0845 988 1188
    For more advice, go to the story below from the BBC News website


  • Floods: BBC special programme

  • There will be a special news programme on BBC One at 11.00am looking back at a week of devastating floods.

  • BBC iPlayer

  • Find out more about the BBC's new service, the iPlayer. It's a Free download service that allows users to access and store TV and radio shows via the internet.

  • Exhibition: a Royal Wedding

  • The exhibition is at Buckingham Palace and opens to the public on the 28 July.

  • Diabetes

  • Breakfast looks at some of the potential problems with drugs for the treatment of diabetes.

  • The Lancet cannabis report

  • A paper in the medical journal says there's an increased risk of about 40% of psychotic illness in individuals who've ever used cannabis

  • Twelfth Night

  • Actors Jason and Simon Merrells, star in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Neil Bartlett at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: 30 August to 6 October 2007


    Thursday 26 July

  • Floods crisis

  • If you've been affected by the recent severe weather, you can get advice and information from the Environment Agency:

    Environment Agency helpline: 0845 988 1188 For more advice, go to the story below from the BBC News website


  • Girlguiding

  • The modern Girl Guide wants to know less about lighting fires and making beds, today they are more interested in learning about safe sex, debt, and how to write a good cv.

  • Women in work

  • Today the government will announce 10million worth of funding to encourage women to go into traditionally male sectors.
    Hotline: 01709 765 420 Email: womenandwork@ssda.org.uk

  • Great British Journeys

  • Nick Crane explores hidden Britain following in the footsteps of eight adventurers for a new BBC Two series, it starts on Tuesday 14 August at 8.00pm

  • Jodie Whittaker

  • Is the young star of the Oscar nominated Venus, Jodie Whittaker will be talking about its DVD release, and also about her role in St Trinians, and Awake and Sing! which she's currently rehearsing for on the West End. The DVD is out this week.


    Wednesday 25 July

  • Floods crisis

  • If you've been affected by the recent severe weather, you can get advice and information from the Environment Agency:

    Environment Agency helpline: 0845 988 1188 For more advice, go to the story below from the BBC News website


  • MRSA

  • There are two reports on hospital hygiene and supebugs.


  • Air passenger complaints

  • Complaints by air passengers soared last year, with flight cancellations topping the dissatisfaction list - Breakfast has more on the report's findings on Wednesday.


    Tuesday 24 July

  • Flooding

  • If you've been affected by the recent severe weather, you can get advice and information from the Environment Agency:

    Environment Agency helpline: 0845 988 1188


    Monday 23 July

  • The Summer Reading Challenge

  • The Summer Reading Challenge is the largest national reading promotion for young people (aged 4 to11), the SRC is now run within 97% of UK library authorities - 99% in England

  • Animal Park - Wild on the West Coast

  • Is a new 10 part series with Ben Fogle and Kate Humble in California. Starts Monday, BBC Two, 6pm

  • Griff Rhys Jones/Ultimate Outdoor Season - Mountain

  • A new series for BBC One presented by Griff Rhys Jones, it's on BBC One, Sunday 29 July at, 9pm. He's travelling the length of the UK on the country's highest mountain peaks - Wales, The Lake District, The Pennines, Central Scotland and the North West Highlands of Scotland.


    Friday 20 July

  • Ofsted report about history

  • The schools' inspector Ofsted says history teaching is too narrow, leaving many children without a sense of chronology.

  • Social networking

  • Dedicated broadband users spend more time virtual networking than they do socialising in the real world according to a report by uSwitch.com.

  • Jellyfish

  • The Marine Conservation Society is calling on visitors to the seaside to take part in the national Jellyfish Survey and report their sightings.

  • Blake

  • Are a new classical crossover band - who met on the social networking website Facebook. They are signed to Universal Classics and Jazz (UCJ).

  • Jenny Eclair

  • The comic and Grumpy Old Women star is going on tour. It starts in Peterborough on the 24 September - please check listings for your area.


    Thursday 19 July

  • Food labelling

  • Food labelling is confusing and doesn't appear to be working. A new survey says 81% of doctors think food firms should take 'more responsibility' for showing nutritional guidelines on food labels.

  • Golf

  • Teeing off for the golfing stars of the future... Is you child the next Tiger Woods?

  • Wild Swimming

  • Alex Bushill was in Dartmoor taking a look at the right to roam for swimmers in the country's lakes and rivers.


    Wednesday 18 July

  • Lone parents

  • The government is publishing its green paper on welfare reforms, with several new proposals. We'll be hearing from the support group One Parent Families/Gingerbread

  • OAP phone

  • The phone designed for older people that Declan featured is called Emporia Life. It goes on sale in the UK today and it's available on the Vodafone network.

  • Duchess of York

  • The Duchess of York has just returned from a trip to war-torn Liberia where she went to look at projects run by her Children In Crisis charity.


    Tuesday 17 July

  • Travel restrictions

  • Confused by what you can take in your hand baggage?

  • Organ Donation

  • Find out more about organ donation and becoming a donor

  • Lost music

  • 450 years after it was written, tonight sees the world premiere of a massive choral work thought lost, but rediscovered in a French archive. Alessandro Striggio's Mass, part of it written for 60 different voices, was a model for Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet, Spem in Alium

  • John Savident

  • Chichester Festival Theatre is staging Harold Brighouse's classic Hobson's Choice from 27 July as part of the Chichester Festival. John Savident, best known for playing Fred Elliot in Corrie, plays Henry Horatio Hobson, the overbearing small-town shoemaker.


    Monday 16 July

  • Naomi's week with Breakfast

  • Read Naomi McAdam's acount of her week with Breakfast, and more about her report on access at festivals for disabled people.


    Friday 13 July

  • County Court/Small Claims Court

  • You can find out more about the small claims court, and how to take action from the website below. There are several links to various leaflets available as pdf documents. There is also a link to the Citizens' Advice Bureau.


  • The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls

  • Is available now, it's published by Viking/Penguin

  • Protecting your identity

  • You can access the personal information tool kit from the Information Commissioner's website:

  • DanceX Find out more about the new BBC talent show DanceX from the programme's official website - you'll also find transmission times there.


    Thursday 12 July

  • Protecting your identity

  • You can access the personal information tool kit from the Information Commissioner's website:

  • The Proms

  • The BBC Proms start this weekend (Saturday 13 July)

  • Ben and Charlotte Hollins

  • Are the saviours of Fordhall Farm - one of Britain's oldest organic farms. When their dad died they faced eviction unless they could raise 800,000 to buy it - so they sold shares to the public. Now they've written a book about their struggle. 'The Fight for Fordhall Farm'. Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (12 Jul 2007) ISBN-10: 0340951249 ISBN-13: 978-0340951248


    Wednesday 11 July

  • Nicky Campbell

  • He's launching the Family Wanted campaign with his own personal journey exploring his (adoptive) family history in a special edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Who Do You Think You Are? BBC One Wednesday 11 July, 9pm. For more information including video steps to adoption/fostering, self assessment quizzes, real-life stories, profiles and details of 'Family Wanted' and other agency events.

    Call 0800 888 809
    You can speak to an advisor, order a pack or to find out about events in your region
    Text PACK to 63399
    To order a pack

  • Protecting your identity

  • You can access the personal information tool kit from the Information Commissioner's website:

  • Newsround Iraq special

  • Find out more about the Newsround Iraq special programme from the programme's website.

  • Polar project: Arctic blogs

  • Sarah Campbell is following a group of youngsters to the Arctic Circle to look at the impact of global warming.


    Tuesday 10 July

  • Polar project: Arctic blogs

  • Sarah Campbell is following a group of youngsters to the Arctic Circle to look at the impact of global warming.

  • Paul Anka

  • Is playing at the Tower of London on Wednesday then going on tour.

  • Great Yorkshire Show


  • Monday 9 July

  • Polar project: Arctic blogs

  • Sarah Campbell is following a group of youngsters to the Arctic Circle to look at the impact of global warming.

  • Chris Packham

  • Has a new series of 'Nature's Calendar', a guide to the best places to see British wildlife through the year. It's on BBC Two 6.30pm and then every weekday for the next fortnight


    Friday 6 July

  • Breakfast with the prime minister

  • Dermot spoke to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Friday.

  • Live Earth

  • Breakfast looks ahead to Saturday's Live Earth concert.


    Thursday 5 July

  • Smokefree England

  • You can find the quiz, details of how to give up smoking, and how to download the no-smoking sign from our main story.

  • Breakfast at Wimbledon
    It's week two of the lawn tennis championships at Wimbledon - and Breakfast is there.




    Wednesday 4 July

  • The Real Cherie Blair

  • Fiona Bruce is presenting a documentary, about the former prime minister's wife. It's called The Real Cherie Blair, and it's on BBC One, on Wednesday at 9.00pm


    Tuesday 3 July

  • Fish cam

  • Sarah Mukherjee reported on a network of underwater cameras which is being set up off the coast of Cornwall, as part of a campaign to protect wildlife there. The initiative is being run by the RSPB to highlight the importance of protecting some of the country's most vulnerable habitats. There will be more information on the BBC News website later today:

  • Steve Harley

  • Steve Harley is to star with The Fall's producer Mike Bennett in the West End premiere of Rough for Theatre I and II, two rarely performed one-act plays by Samuel Beckett, at the Arts Theatre - from Tuesday 10 July to Sunday 15 July.

  • Smokefree England

  • You can find the quiz, details of how to give up smoking, and how to download the no-smoking sign from our main story.

  • Breakfast at Wimbledon
    It's week two of the lawn tennis championships at Wimbledon - and Breakfast is there.




    Monday 2 July

  • Smokefree England

  • You can find the quiz, details of how to give up smoking, and how to download the no-smoking sign from our main story.

  • Dawn Porter

  • Find out more about Dawn Porter's attempt to assemble the ultimate flash-mob, an event in which hundreds of naked women will descend on a secret location and bare as much flesh as they like in a celebration of the female form.

  • Trauma therapy
    You can find out more about the EMDR trauma therapy featured on Monday. The guest we spoke to was Mark Brayne, an EMDR therapist who is behind BrayneWork.

  • Breakfast at Wimbledon
    It's week two of the lawn tennis championships at Wimbledon - and Breakfast is there.



    You can also find our about Breast Cancer Care's strawberry tea campaign:

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  • Concert for Diana

  • Find out more about all of the BBC's coverage of the Concert for Diana which takes place at Wembley on Sunday with all the programme times on television and radio:

    On Friday's programme...

  • Princess Diana exhibition

  • Full details of the Princess Diana exhibition at Kensington Palace can be found on our main story. The exhibition runs from 30 July, daily until the end of the year.

  • Smokefree England

  • You can find the quiz, details of how to give up smoking, and how to download the no-smoking sign from our main story.


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