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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
The BBC has apologised after it included a section in a live radio show on how openly gay presenter Clare Balding could be
More than 57,000 people are currently on police bail, with thousands waiting over six months to discover whether they will
Tracey McNeill is very calm for someone whose industry has recently been hit by a wave of fresh scrutiny. The director of
Plans by the BBC to broadcast a two hour radio special from a family planning clinic have been attacked by an anti-abortion
Great excitement! The new rules on drinking from The Department for Health have inadvertently drawn me into the BBC Breakfast studio to talk to my mates Sian and Bill.
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme has been disrupted as thousands of journalists staged a strike