The British Heart Foundation and a host of charities and organisations, concerned about the health implications of smoking, want to see cigarettes across the UK wrapped in standardised packs as soon as possible. And the British Heart Foundation's new poll reveals eight in 10 teenagers agree.
I got into a discussion/argument/fracas with a chap at a social gathering recently. He was loudly denouncing cricket as boring and all that other guff that savage brutes of his ilk always bang on about...
Most sports fans are staunch supporters of their team and the venue it calls home, but there are some sports venues around the world that are worth visiting for their history, grandeur, and amazing atmosphere.
Like many people, my instincts favour reform, but in practice I think that the House of Lords is currently doing a rather better job than the House of Commons, and any reforms are likely to weaken its ability to hold the Commons to account.
The England cricket team run out at Lords, Jonathan Agnew and Henry Blofeld finally give you something worthwhile to listen to on the radio and rain lashes most of the country. The great British summer has arrived.