Tuesday 30 October


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Drivers: Pay More For Motorways?
First up: now you’ve had 24 hours to think about it I thought we should hear what you think of government plans to get drivers to pay more if they want to use motorways. Is this a sensible way of making local trips more affordable? Or would dearer motorways amount to fast track motoring for the rich? Does it all depend on how much more the top tier costs?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Kelsey for the rest of the day’s news.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Contraceptive Jabs At 13 - Should Mum Know?
After that: Should mum be told if her 13-year-old daughter has been given a contraceptive jab by the school nurse? The law says no. With teen pregnancy rates falling, I wondered if parents should accept the fact their underage girls are entitled to a degree of privacy?

Part 6: Are All Female Boxers Gay Or Abused?
Moving on: Are all female boxers gay or victims of abuse as a former American boxing chief claimed last week. To be fair this guy wasn’t dissing lady pugilists but attempting to explain what makes a champ. Nevertheless I know a lot of you girls fancy yourself as boxers. Are you all gay or the victims of abuse?

Part 7: What If Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect?
And finally: you know the phrase practice makes perfect? And all those claims that if you spend 10,000 hours on something you’d master it - well what if you that doesn’t happen. A chance to hear from all you failed musicians, sports stars, linguists, artists, chefs and so on.


  • Wed 31 Oct

    Presented by Matthew Wright.


  • Mon 29 Oct

    Presented by Richard Madeley, alongside Anne Diamond & Dan Wright on the panel. They're joined by Katie Piper who's on to talk about her new book: Start Your Day With Katie.

  • Fri 26 Oct

    Adam Deacon talks about the campaign against film piracy and Kevin O'Sullivan gives his weekly film round-up.

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Comments (11)

  • John

    over 1 year ago


    Remove road tax - it's not needed. Add that tax, plus more if required - to fuel. That way NO ONE drives around in an untaxed car, every one pays for the road they actually use (and pays less if they drive less or buy a small, efficient vehicle) and - for those who say "what about keeping a track of cars and who owns them etc" that's why we have an MOT. Just get peole to put an 'MOT Disc' on their window to drive on the road.

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  • Si

    over 1 year ago


    Contraceptive jabs at 13 - should mum know??. Shouldn't it say should parents know, or do dads not matter any more.

  • Jesssnowden

    over 1 year ago


    Better that than unwanted teen pregnancies. and how can natures sex drive be controlled.

  • Jesssnowden

    over 1 year ago


    I never told my mum and dad when I went on the pill cos it is too embarrassing.

  • Cathy

    over 1 year ago


    I agree with Debra that we should pay by taxing fuel we would be paying by the mile but with no extra paperwork. As for getting European Trucks to pay,that is a win win situation, they drive on our roads for free but our trucks have to pay in their countries. That puts our Truck Drivers at a disadvantage. I know a Truck driver who had to state which roads in Germany he would be using and when he got lost and ended up on a different route, had to pay a hefty fine!!!

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  • Mum of 2 from North Wales

    over 1 year ago

    Mum of 2 from North Wales

    My friend, mum of one, has just spent £150 on 27 winter outfits for her 16 month old daughter! I am a mum of two, an 11 month old & a 3 1/2 year old & I don't spend that on my kids over a year. As well as new I buy seconds which are like new as they do not wear them long enough to look tatty. I have bought Next clothes from people local to me on Facebook for £2 each in perfect condition. Our children are not models for a fashion parade. As long as they dressed appropriately for the weather & are clean & dry then £56 average wardrobe is a waste of money & a waste of energy shopping for it.

  • Debra

    over 1 year ago


    The fairest way is by taxing fuel. We are already taxed to the hilt, road fund, insurance, fuel. If all the Road fund licence money, fuel tax and tax on insurance was used to build roads we would have the best roads in the world.. Taxing incoming freight trucks is a winner on all fronts. imports would cost more so buying British would be a better deal. European trucks are often not in a good state of repair causing accidents and breakdowns holding up our roads and the Police would have a better chance to check them if they had to buy a vignette.

  • Richard, Bristol

    over 1 year ago

    Richard, Bristol

    Tolls on current motorways would not work, as we have a network of A-roads, B-roads, that people would use to avoid the tolls, The cost of changing to tolls would be very expensive.