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Is the UK a divided place? What are the things that divide us? What are the bonds that unite us? Those are the questions that we were asking our Afternoon Edition audience on BBC Radio 5 live all last week. Deep diving into the lives and experiences of communities living in the UK offered everything from views on immigration to concerns about the NHS, social mobility and where people say they're from.
'I know all too well the pain anxiety and depression causes.'
A senior Conservative has said he regrets causing offence after he said disability payments should go to “really disabled
'If criticism starts affecting your performance, you’re done.'
For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons
Five stars for these guys.
Cuffe herself thanked the takeaway shop: If this fish and chip shop doesn’t get some sort of award for customer service it’s
I am so excited about my new job co-hosting Afternoon Edition alongside Sarah Brett on BBC Radio 5 live and so happy that the Controller of 5 live Jonathan Wall has given me an opportunity of a lifetime. This is mainstream broadcasting. The guests are household names, the issues go beyond the Asian community while being relevant to them too. The chance to have the conversations I used to have but on a bigger platform, and many new debates as well.
So, what has happened in hurricane forecasting since Katrina? The single biggest improvement has been in the weather computer models used to predict the path of hurricanes and the associated hazards such as wind strength, rainfall amounts and storm surge.
Anybody who thinks this is about sex, keep reading. It's not, but keep reading anyway - it might just make you happy. We're right in the middle of Happiness Week on BBC Radio 5 live...
How will the world mark Hiroshima? With sadness perhaps, with pride perhaps, with sorrow, with despair? How will the people of Japan remember the event and how will the thousands who visit Japan pay their respects?
Liz Kendall, the Labour leadership candidate, has accused The Mail on Sunday of sexism after it tried to guess her weight
Despite the wave of support after his cricketing chat, it didn't sound like Balls would be rallying for another election
As the football season draws to a close in the UK, it is time for fans, players and managers to take a break from the frenetic nature of the sport. It is also a time for many commentators to lay down their microphones and rest their voices for a few weeks. Football commentary is the radio job I always wanted to do. I used to run around the garden commentating as I kicked a ball into a makeshift net.
The latest opinion poll pops up on my twitter feed. According to Populus, Labour and the Conservatives are dead level on 34% apiece. What a contrast with Yougov's daily poll a little earlier. They had the two parties tied on 33%. OK, maybe not that big a contrast. More like a loud yawn in the theatre stalls, followed by another, during the most dramatic bit of the play.
I asked the Ukip leader if he wanted those who held racist views to vote for his party. Eventually, he said no. When I pointed out a Yougov poll recorded 28% of Ukip supporters admitted to holding "racist opinions", he was understandably keener to rubbish the poll than stand by any assertion that nearly of third of his supporters should vote for some other party.
What was truly startling, though, was hearing from 23-year-old Temi, who is a teaching assistant, that she was wholly undecided which way to vote between Labour, Conservative and the Liberal Democrats. No party had yet produced a clinching argument; reliable testimony that they not only cared for beloved public services like the NHS (easy to say), but were also capable of delivering on those promises (so hard to do). There's a phrase the characters in the blockbuster novel/TV series Game of Thrones keep repeating. "Words are wind". It might have been intended for any, or all, of our political leaders.
The BBC is using a team of scientists to create an algorithm that will rank the week's top 40 news stories, to be announced
The BBC has underlined its commitment to equal employment opportunities in sport by employing the first woman to read Radio
Police tackle fracking protesters This morning, Mr Medhurst and Ms Hynde superglued their hands together in a "human lock