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September 2007

Friday 28 September

  • Over 90

  • The Office for National Statistics are releasing figures at 0930 today of the number of people in England and Wales over 90 years old. This is the first time for 10 years such figures have been available.

  • Highway Code

  • The Highway Code has been updated for the first time in 8 years and includes a new Code for novice drivers.

  • Karting

  • Richard went to meet the ambitious parents hoping their child will be the next Lewis Hamilton. This morning he was at Grand Prix Karting in Birmingham, one of several karting tracks across the country.

  • Baby milk

  • Pro-breastfeeding campaigners are calling on the Food Standards Agency to ban all advertising for infant formula milk. The FSA consultation ends today.

  • Photographs

  • All this week, amateur and professional photographers have been documenting their home lives for photojournalism project UK at Home. The project ends on Sunday.

  • Happy Birthday Radio 1 and 2

  • The stations are celebrating 40 years of broadcasting this Sunday. We spoke to the first "voice" of Radio 2, Paul Hollingdale.

  • Tracy-Ann Oberman

  • The former Eastenders and Dr Who actress will be unpacking her flight bag at the Comedy Theatre from 1 October when she joins the cast of Marc Camoletti's Boeing Boeing in London's West End.

  • Robin Hood

  • Look out for a two-part special on Robin Hood with our own Mike Bushell going behind the scenes and joining the band of merry men. You can see it on Breakfast tomorrow and next Saturday.


    Thursday 27 September

  • Burma

  • Monastries were raided overnight as protests continue in Burma.

  • Dignity

  • The Healthcare Commission publishes a report into the dignity of older people's care in the NHS.

  • Asteroids

  • Nasa's latest space mission explores the asteroid belt, orbiting Vesta and Ceres. The belt consists of leftovers from the birth of the solar system, so the mission should tell us more about how it all began.

  • Teeth

  • An investigation of six beauty salons by Which? magazine has discovered that some salons are cashing in on the trend for filmstar-white teeth, and allowing unqualified staff to carry out treatments that could result in permanent damage if performed incorrectly.

  • Terminal 5

  • It's six months until Terminal 5 opens at Heathrow Airport. We get a look behind the scenes at their new high-tech security system and ask whether the new terminal can really turn around Heathrow's reputation.

  • Doctors and children

  • The GMC are putting out guidance today to all doctors on how to deal with children. This will focus on issues such as confidentiality and including children in consultations.

  • Phobias

  • Psychologist Dr Lucy Atcheson has written a new book to help people tackle their phobias, called Free Yourself From Fear.

  • Medieval marriage

  • The couple who appeared on the programme got married in Lulworth Castle.

  • Alan Titchmarsh

  • He tells us about his new book and series called The Nature of Britain. The series begins on 10 October, and it will be available on DVD from November. The book is out now.

  • Ray Mears

  • The survival expert has a new book and DVD of his Wild Food series.


    Wednesday 26 September

  • Allergies

  • The number of people in the UK suffering from allergies is reaching epidemic proportions, and there's a lack of specialists to treat them. That's according to a House of Lords report.

  • Burma

  • Protests are continuing in Rangoon, Burma, and troops have surrounded monastries to try and contain the protesters.

  • Birth

  • The National Institiute for Clinical Excellence has issued new guidelines which aims to advise pregnant women on the best conditions for giving birth.

  • Cybercars

  • The Northampton town of Daventry is showing off a futuristic Personal Rapid Transit system it wants to build -- the robot cars which drive themselves on specially built roads, pick up and drop off passengers on demand at stations along the route.

  • Bodleian

  • The Bodleian Library in Oxford is famous for keeping a copy of every book ever published. Their cellars are now full and they want to build a new depository in the city to house 8 million books.

  • Lie Detector

  • A council claims to have saved more than £100,000 in benefit fraud in just 3 months, by using controversial lie detector technology.

  • Chuckle Brothers

  • David Sillito went to meet the Chuckle Brothers, who are celebrating 20 years in the entertainment industry.

  • Across The Universe

  • The actor Jim Sturgess tells us about appearing in new movie Across the Universe, inspired by the music of The Beatles.

  • Marie Helvin

  • Marie was one of the first supermodels, and she tells us about her life and work, and her new autobiography.


    Tuesday 25 September

  • Malnutrition

  • 60% of elderly patients in hospitals are malnourished, according to a nutritional charity.

  • Skin lightening

  • A controversial new advert for skin lightening cream has angered the Asian community both here and in India. Playwright Rani Moorthy has written a play on the subject called Shades of Brown, which will be on a UK-wide tour from Oct 2nd.

  • Power of Attorney

  • From Oct 1st, Power of Attorney laws will change in England and Wales to give a named person control over health and social care.

  • Seeds

  • According to the Horticultural Trades Association, sales of the seeds of edible plants and herbs reached a record 40.3 million pounds last year.

  • Parking space tax

  • Commuters in Nottingham face a tax on workplace parking spaces in an attempt to encourage them out of their cars and on to public transport. The tax is being planned as an alternative to the congestion charge. Other councils are also said to be considering the scheme.

  • Save our churches

  • Roy Strong argues the case for saving our historic churches by making them the life and soul of the community again. His new book A Little History of the English Country Church has recently been published.

  • Amanda Drew

  • The former EastEnders actress tells us about her appearance at The Royal Court in The Ugly One.

  • Susan George

  • The actress has a new photographic exhibition called Spirit of Equus at Petley Fine Art in London.


    Monday 24 September

  • Livestock viruses

  • A new case of Foot and Mouth is being investigated, and a farm in Ipswich has had a confirmed case of Bluetongue disease.

  • Your Game

  • Your Game is a partnership between the BBC and the Football Foundation, with support from Barclays Spaces for Sports.

  • Donating blood

  • There is a big push today for more people to donate blood, particularly aimed at 14 and 15 year olds.

  • Panorama

  • A Panorama investigation has found that it is possible to have a "DNA double", and finds other problems with DNA evidence. The programme is screened tonight at 8:30pm on BBC One.

  • UK at home

  • Photo journalist Rick Smolan is starting a new project documenting a week in the life of the UK.

  • Chris Packham

  • There's a new series of Nature's Calendar starting tonight on BBC Two at 6:30pm.

  • Lis Sladen

  • The actress returns to her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off Sarah Jane Adventures, which starts today on BBC One at 5pm.


    Friday 21 September

  • Cyber bullying

  • Breakfast will have a report about new guidance for dealing with cyber-bullying.

  • WPC blogger

  • A WPC who writes a blog about her life as a police officer now has a book coming out of her online tales.

  • World's best Elvis

  • David Sillito had an exclusive look behind the scenes of the BBC's search for the world's best Elvis. It's on BBC One on Saturday at 6:55pm, and also later at 9:30pm.

  • Helen Baxendale

  • The Cold Feet and Friends star is back on the London stage. She will be starring in Swimming With Sharks, alongside Christian Slater, at the Vaudeville Theatre. Previews from Friday 5th October.

  • Bruce Parry

  • His first book 'Tribe - Adventures in a Changing World' is published to coincide with the third series of Tribe. The series is also available on DVD.


    Thursday 20 September

  • Carers

  • Charity Carers UK say that carers are undervalued and are saving the nation more each year than the entire budget of the NHS.

  • Fly fishing

  • Women recovering from breast cancer are being encouraged to take up fly fishing, which apparently helps the recovery process.

  • Wheelchair fashion

  • David Sillito went to a fashion show for clothes designed for wheelchair users.

  • Bugs

  • There's been a 500% increase in reports of bed bugs and other creepie crawlies. Radio 4's Costing The Earth investigates tonight at 9pm.

  • Doctor Death

  • Dr Chris Martin has devised a computer programme that can predict when you're going to die... but would you really want to know? The programme is not yet available for the public to use.

  • Stuart: A Life Backwards

  • Tom Hardy is starring in an adaptation of Alexander Masters' critically-acclaimed biography Stuart: A Life Backwards. It is screening at 9pm on Sunday on BBC Two

  • Ray Mears

  • The survival expert has a new book and DVD of his Wild Food series.


    Wednesday 19 September

  • Gambling

  • The British Gambling Prevalence Study released today is expected to find a large increase in gambling, particularly online.

  • Child Poverty

  • New research into young people's perceptions of poverty tells us what children themselves think it means.

  • Richard Whiteley's glasses

  • Richard Whiteley's glasses have been donated by his partner to vision aid. They are now being used by a tailor in Ethiopia, a school girl and a teacher.

  • Clouds

  • The man who started the Cloud Appreciation Society and had a runaway best seller with his first book The Cloud Spotters Guide has written a new book called A Pig With Six Legs. It's a photographic collection of funny looking clouds. His name is Gavin Pretor-Pinney.

  • Everest

  • A new Horizon two-part special on Everest called Doctors in the Death Zone begins on 23 September at 8pm on BBC TWO.


    Tuesday 18 September

  • Global credit crunch
    There's a special section on the BBC News website devoted to the recent credit crunch and the problems with Northern Rock.

  • Graffiti

  • Friends and colleagues of two graffiti artists called Krek and Mers who were jailed for a year are campaigning for their release in Manchester.

  • Lamprey

  • Sarah Campbell goes in search of the lamprey, one of Britain's most bizarre fish.

  • Rogue Traders

  • Matt Allwright tells us about the new series of the consumer affairs programme, which starts on Wednesday at 8:30pm on BBC One.

  • Jodie Foster

  • The actress is in a new film out this week called The Brave One.

  • Pamela Stephenson Connolly

  • The clinical psychologist is here to tell us about her new book Headcase: Treat Yourself to Better Mental Health.

  • Naomi Campbell

  • The supermodel is to hold a fashion show to raise money for flooding victims across Britain. It will be taking place on Thursday as part of London Fashion Week.


    Monday 17 September

  • Thai air crash

  • People worried about friends and relatives who may have been affected by the air crash in Phuket, Thailand, can call the Foreign Office helpline on 020 7008 0000.

  • Dirty desks

  • How clean is your desk? Kim Woodburn tells us why the average computer has more germs than a toilet seat.

  • Animal 24/7

  • A new 20 part series of Animal 24/7 which follows people who dedicate their lives to protecting animals. Begins BBC ONE, today, 9:15am

  • Silent Witness

  • The actress Emilia Fox tells us about being in the hit BBC programme, which is on BBC ONE tonight at 9pm.


    Friday 14 September

  • Northern Rock

  • One of Britain's biggest mortgage lenders has applied to the Bank of England for financial help.

  • Foot and Mouth

  • The latest outbreak of foot and mouth has been linked to the Pirbright site.

  • Models

  • The panel of experts set up to examine the health of models has published its final report today.

  • Strictly Come Dancing

  • The full line up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced.

  • Oldest recipe

  • A research team led by Dr Ruth Fairchild have discovered that the world's oldest recipe is nettle pudding.

  • 14 up 2000

  • Seven years ago, a group of seven year olds were picked as part of an experiment to see how their lives would change. Now they are 14, and the latest programme in the series is broadcast on Sunday 16 September on BBC ONE at 7pm.

  • Daniel Radcliffe

  • The actor tells us about appearing in a new film called December Boys, which is out today.

  • KT Tunstall

  • She has a new album out called Drastic Fantastic.


    Thursday 13 September

  • Foot and Mouth

  • Another outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease has been confirmed in Surrey.

  • Royal Legion

  • The Royal British Legion launch a campaign today highlighting the failings in the military covenant between state and soldiers.

  • Terracotta warriors

  • A new exhibition of terracotta warriors brought over from China opens at the British Museum in London today. It runs until April 16th 2008.

  • Got Mine Got Yours: smoke alarm rap

  • Stephen-remell Coleman is a 28-year-old firefighter based at London's Wimbledon fire station. He's written a rap about how smoke alarms save lives - you can also find out about free home fire safety advice and free smoke alarms:

  • Artificial Reef

  • An artificial reef is planned for Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth in order to boost the waves to improve surfing and tourism in the area.

  • Ancestry

  • One in six Brits have discovered illegitimate children, convicted criminals and secret adoptions in their family's past.

  • Led Zeppelin

  • Rock group Led Zeppelin are to reform for a tribute concert to the co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, at the O2 arena in London on 26 November. Tickets are available via ballot, but the website has been struggling to cope with demand.

  • James May

  • The Top Gear presenter has a new book out called James May's 20th Century to accompany the series of the same name. The next episode in the series is on Monday on BBC TWO at 7pm.


    Wednesday 12 September

  • Year of Food and Farming

  • A new scheme is being launched today by the Prince of Wales to help children understand where their food comes from.

  • Mobile phones

  • The latest study looking at the safety of mobile phones is released today at 11am.

  • Tesco

  • The supermarket giant is launching a Sustainable Consumption Institute to tackle green issues, but critics say it's not enough.

  • Small Business Waste

  • A survey of local authorities has found that although household waste collection has improved, little has been done to help small businesses.

  • Wills

  • Not enough people are making out wills, according to a new report. Esther Rantzen was on the sofa with some tips.

  • Reef

  • A team of underwater cameramen have produced a book called Reef, in association with the Marine Conservation Society.

  • Paul McKenna

  • He has a new book called I Can Make You Rich.


    Tuesday 11 September

  • Debt

  • Debt Levels have reached record levels, according to the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

  • Apples
  • The wet summer has meant a bumper crop of apples this year. Kate and Dermot tried some home-produced apples and juice.

  • Sudoku

  • We spoke to Wayne Gould, the man credited with bringing the Japanese puzzle to the rest of the world.

  • Pam Ayres

  • The poet and performer is supporting the 'Brew for The Few', a fundraising event to coincide with Battle of Britain for The Wings Appeal. There are also more poems in her Surgically Enhanced book and a DVD called Pam Ayres Unsupported.

  • Mark Knopfler

  • The musician has a new album out called Kill To Get Crimson.


    Monday 10 September

  • HIPS
    People selling three-bedroom homes in England and Wales must use Home Information Packs (Hips) from Monday.

  • In The Hands of God
    Chris Hollins met the 5 young British freestyle footballers' who travelled across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona. The film of their journey is released this Friday.

  • Comics Britannia

  • A new series on the history of comics starts tonight, BBC Four, 9pm.

  • Good Granny Cookbook

  • Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall has gone on a nostalgic culinary pilgrimage and made a cookbook with recipes that Granny used to make. ISBN13: 9781906021108, ISBN10: 1906021104

  • Diana Krall

  • 'The Very Best of Diana Krall' - the first career retrospective of the GRAMMY award-winning musician is released today.

  • Linda Grey

  • Dallas' Linda Grey is starring in a new stage version of the 1983 Oscar-winning film 'Terms of Endearment'. The adaptation is touring the UK until Saturday 1st December.


    Friday 7 September

  • Depression

  • Depression does greater damage to overall health than conditions like angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, according to new research. The study in the medical journal, The Lancet calls for better treatment of mental illness.

  • Proms

  • The Last Night of the Proms is this Saturday. Richard Westcott was at Centre Square, Middlesbrough where a big outdoor event will be happening.

  • The Big Questions

  • Britain is in moral decline say 83% in a poll for a new BBC One programme, 'The Big Questions', Sunday 9th September, 10am.

  • The Dinner Party

  • Sarah Campbell went behind the scenes of the new BBC drama, 'The Dinner Party', which will be on BBC One, Sunday 9th September, 9pm.

  • Craig Doyle

  • The travel presenter talked about his new book, 'Where to Go When', published by Dorling Kindersley, ISBN-10: 1405315202, ISBN-13: 978-1405315203.

  • Steven Mackintosh

  • Is starring in an independent film called, 'Small Engine Repair'. The movie is released UK cinemas today.


    Thursday 6th September

  • Food

  • The Food Standards Agency publishes new research on the effect on children's behaviour of additives commonly found in childrens food and drink.

  • Drinking

  • Tennage binge drinkers are significantly more likely to become heavy drinkers as adults according to one of the biggest alcohol surveys ever held.

  • Future School

  • Sarah Campbell will be live from first PFI new build school in Speedwell, Bristol - formerly Speedwell Tech College, now called Bristol Brunel Academy.

  • Holiday websites

  • A new report from Holiday Which? warns that you need to be really careful when using "traveller" websites, because sometimes the hotel owners will pretend to be real travellers.

  • What Not to Wear

  • Lisa Butcher and Mica Paris are back with style tips for those not as well dressed as themselves. It's on Thursdays at 8pm on BBC ONE.

  • David Schwimmer

  • The Friends star turned director is here to tell us about his latest film Run Fat Boy Run starring Simon Pegg, and also featuring our own Chris Hollins.


    Wednesday 5th September

  • Mattel

  • Seven Barbie pet and furniture playsets have been recalled in the UK by Mattel, because parts have lead in their paint.

    The recalled Barbie accessories include:

    • Dream Puppy House Playset (J9485) sold since 13 October 2006, because of the paint on the dog
    • Dream Kitty Condo Playset (J9486) sold since 13 October 2006, because of the paint on the cat
    • Table & Chairs Kitchen Playset (K8606) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the paint on two dinner plates, the dog, the crisp bowl and the salad bowl
    • Bathtub & Toilet Bathroom Playset (K8607) sold since 30 October because of the brown on the cat
    • Futon & Table Living Room Playset (K8608) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the brown on the cat
    • Desk & Chair Bedroom Playset (K8609) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the brown on the dog
    • Couch & Table Living Room Playset (K8613) sold since 30 October 2006 because of the yellow flower on the handbag
    Anyone concerned can ring Mattel on 0808 234 8437

  • Grandad

  • Watch the series, ‘Grandad's Back in Business', which follows the attempts of workers aged 50-65 to break back into the industry in which they once worked, on BBC Two, Monday 10th September, 9pm.

  • Son of Sting

  • Joe Sumner spoke about his new life in the music business. This week Joe's band, ‘Fiction Plane', released their second album, ‘Left Side of The Brain', and their single, ‘Two Sisters', is out on Monday 17th September.

  • Germaine Greer

  • Has written a biography of Ann Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. ‘Shakespeare's Wife' published by Bloomsbury is out today, ISBN 978-0-7475-9019-4

  • Natasha Kaplinsky

  • Natasha spoke about investigating her family history on the BBC One programme, 'Who Do You Think You Are?', Thursday 6th September, 9:00 pm.


    Tuesday 4th September

  • Student exclusion

  • Pupils who are excluded from school should be kept off the streets and supervised at home under new laws that come into force today. The change is part of a series of Government measures designed to improve children's behaviour and tackle wider social problems.

  • Living off grid

  • Alex Bushill was in Cornwall finding out what it is like to live without being connected to mains water, electricity and phone lines. Nick Rosen has published a book by Transworld called 'How to Live Off-Grid'.

  • Mountain Biking

  • Chris Hollins tried out mountain biking as the world championships get underway today at Fort William in Scotland.

  • Ian Rankin

  • The best selling crime writer has written his 17th Inspector Rebus novel. 'Exit Music' is published on Thursday 6th September by Orion. ISBN-10: 0752868608 ISBN-13: 978-0752868608

  • Ainsley Harriot

  • The chef spoke about the 17th series of Ready Steady Cook which can be seen on BBC Two all week at 4:30pm.

  • Kelly Osbourne

  • The actress stars as 'Mama Morton' in the West End musical "Chicago' at the Cambridge Theatre on Monday 10th September for a limited seven-week season.


    Monday 3rd September

  • Age discrimination

  • Four out of five older people want an outright ban on age discrimination, according to the charity Help The Aged.

  • Scottish parliament

  • It's the first day back at Holyrood, and Alex Salmond will make history as the first Nationalist to become First Minister.

  • School dinners

  • Children eating packed lunches are more likely to be obese, according to the School Food Trust.

  • The Real Apprentices

  • Panorama took four unemployed men and encouraged them to take up work. We meet two of them to find out what happened.

  • Driving theory test

  • The theory test for new drivers is going to get harder, with more questions designed to give learners a better understanding of the highway code.

  • Street Doctor

  • Dr Jonty Heaversedge will be on the sofa to talk about the new series of the popular programme where GPs go out on the street to diagnose patients. The series is on BBC ONE tonight at 7:30pm.

  • Sid Owen

  • The former Eastenders actor has turned his hand to cooking. He has a new book out called "Life on a Plate - The Journey of an Unlikely Chef", published by Century.

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