Monday 14 May

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: £100 Vouchers To Sort Poor Parents
First up: the £100 vouchers David Cameron hopes can sort out all the struggling mums and dads in the country. In a trial scheme they’ll be handing out the coupons in high street chemists: pick one up and you can trade it for 10 parenting classes. The ConDems hope the pilot will be stigma free - but will those parents who need help get it?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Georgie for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: How To Fill Olympic Empty Seats?
After which I’m after your ideas on what should be done with any left over Olympic seats. Experts predict there’ll be plenty going begging for volleyball, hockey, canoeing, women’s football and badminton - should organisers hang on for someone to pay for them, slash prices, give them away or leave them empty? Do let us know.

Part 6: Are You A Freak If You Shun Facebook?
Moving on: are you a freak if you shun facebook? Half the population refuses to get on board facebook while more than 80 per cent of Brits reject twitter. And yet newspapers, radio and TV shows are filled with the badly-spelled thoughts of those who do social media. And I wondered if that makes the rest of you, those who don’t tweet or facebook feel a tad excluded?

Part 7: What’s The Point Of Scatter Cushions
And finally in an attempt to find the most seemingly mundane talking point ever: what’s the point of scatter cushions when you have to move them if you want to sit or lie down?

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  • janet Gostelow

    almost 2 years ago

    janet Gostelow

    the key word is Walk Unadded. if you have lost a leg you can not walk without the limb therefor it is not unadded

  • Sarah White

    almost 2 years ago

    Sarah White

    I think putting a limit on the amount of earnings for people in a council house is a good idea. However perhaps it would be in people's interest to put a cap on the amount landlords charge for privately renting. I recently looked into this and what they were charging £900 for wouldn't house myself my husband and our two kids!

  • Laura Davidson

    almost 2 years ago

    Laura Davidson

    How can the council throw out someone earnering more money from their council house? surely its up to the banks wether someone gets a mortgage? what if they cant?

  • sal

    almost 2 years ago

    sal

    Im am not on facebook nor twitter...total waste of time and have got better things to do than describe my daily life to everyone. but on my internship i was in a focus group and the leader was from an advertising company and looking to see what 21-25 year olds like on adverts etc asked us all everybody is on facebook right? i didnt have the guts to say i am not :) but if that ever happens to me again i will definately speak up!!! made my family laugh thou

  • Max Nottingham

    almost 2 years ago

    Max Nottingham

    I could never be a professional cushion plumper. Would not want it as my legacy. I do twitter; but not facebook. On Twitter the advertisers keep sending me photos of batches of pretty women. Gabby is never amongst them. Makes the whople damned exercise pointless so far as I am concerned. Nil desperandum

  • LEE

    almost 2 years ago

    LEE

    SOLIDERS GET SHOT BY AFGAN POLICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING HOW TO ARRANGE SCATTER CUSHIONS !!!!!! THINK I WILL WATCH JEREMY KYLE AS I REALLY THINK THAT WOULD BE MORE INFORMATIVE THEN YOUR DRIVEL CUSHION ! . IS THE FACT OUR BOYS GETTING SHOT BY THE AFGAN POLICE JUST TO REAL FOR YOUR SHOW . TOTAL DISGRACE CUSHIONS ,WHILST OUR BOYS ARE IN THE THICK OF IT SHAME ON YOU ,

  • marilyn bendon

    almost 2 years ago

    marilyn bendon

    Recent holiday on Thomson Spirit 16 day cruise. 3 days into my cruise my husband was unwell he was seen by a Doctor on board who told me he had a heart arythmia and a ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital in Naples where we had docked that morning. Several hours later he was discharged and given a letter for the ships doctor and deemed fit for travel by the cardiologist that attended John. Once on board the Ukrainian doctor said he was unable to accept him on board as he could not understand the letter written in Italian. He asked the ships agent to translate but did not hear the words fit to travel and refused to accept him. The Captain was also consulted and I was told I would have to leave the ship and take my husband. Thomson would book a hotel at my expence for one night after that I was on my own with 2 ex large suitcases and two holdalls. I am 68 and have had quadruple by pass surgery myself Lucy the rep that told me this said that was as much as they were oblige to do. After getting quite hysterical at the gang way and telling the doctor that after taking my money, he was abandoning me on the quay side. I saw other admin staff who tried to shut me up ie wanted to take me into an office to discuss it further but I refused to be hidden away. eventually I was told to go back to my cabin where John was now resting after about 10 mins I had a phone call to tell me John had to stay in his cabin and rest and to the the doctor at 8 next morning. For days we were under what felt like a death sentence waiting to be removed at any port but after 3 days the doctor told John he was extremely healthy and he no longer needed to see him daily. Marilyn Bendon. I am still in shock we only returned home Thursday 10th May Marilyn Just think people need to know what could happen on a cruise. I wont be taking so much luggage again!!

  • nicola tweedle

    almost 2 years ago

    nicola tweedle

    i think the comments of a viewer about giving olympic tickets to 'Afghans' ..''because its cheaper than killing them over there'' ]sic] is a disgusting and irrisponsible thing to say. what sort of society do we live in when this sort of zenaphobia is broadcast and nobody challenged it ??

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