Thursday 9 August

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Olympic Stadium - The Future?
First up: What should we do with our magnificent Olympic stadium once the Paralympics games are over next month? Half a billion quid it cost to build - the idea of knocking it down seems insane but equally we don’t want to spend a fortune mothballing it - football, formula 1, a permanent museum to the games or another concert venue, what would you do with it?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Should Crimes In Youth Blight You For Life?
And then we’re going to find out if you think any crimes you committed in your youth should be allowed to blight for you life? A wannabe police commissioner has had to up his dream because of a trivial crime he’d committed 46 years ago. For certain jobs - nursing and teaching for example - past misdemeanors haunt you for life. Is that right and proper?

Part 6: Facebook Bingo: Gambling For Kids?
After that: Does a Facebook Bingo games encourage kids to gamble? Anyone of any age can play new service just once - but you can’t play for money unless you sign up and declare you’re over 18. With loads of underage youngsters addicted to facebook, is the daily mail right to think this alone could get kids hooked on gambling?

Part 7: Getting Two Seats To Yourself
And finally: What’s the best way of getting two seats to yourself on a train? Do you put a bag or coat on the seat next to you? Do you tell anyone who wants it that someone’s already sitting there - do you refuse to use deodorant and hope the whiff puts other travelers off?

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  • Fri 10 Aug

    2008 400m Hurdles Olympic Bronze Medallist, Tasha Danvers is in the studio to chat about the London Olympics and Kevin O'Sullivan gives his weekly tv review.

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Comments (4)

  • Blackie

    over 1 year ago

    Blackie

    Re: fostering. the reason why there are not many foster carers coming forward is because of the neglect of them. The horror stories of what they go through is never really televised. Accusations and allegations that changes lives and your stuck with for the rest of your fostering career and non fostering career for that matter.

  • Geilson Barbosa

    over 1 year ago

    Geilson Barbosa

    Mathew is wrong about minor criminal convictions being spent after 5 years. The law has changed since 2007, and even non custodial sentences, like fines for minor "criminal" offenses, will stay on your record until your 100th birthday! That is what I was told by the police when trying to get my record stepped down for kicking a car door whilst a the driver was trying to push me off the road on my motorbike. The police told me I could have it stepped down until until 2007. That is a way for the Association o Chief Police Officers to make money, because they SELL the new so called POLICE CERTIFICATE; (Not to be mistaken with a CRB), required by the USA, NZ, AU and Canada consulates for visa purposes. If you it want it in less then 10 working days, you have to pay a double "EXPRESS" fee. In my country in Brazil, this is called bribe!

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  • Geoff Palmer

    over 1 year ago

    Geoff Palmer

    Not only should the bingo be banned from Facebook but the constant bingo adverts on television should be banned as well.

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