Manchester Dogs on Cowell donation

Simon Cowell

Today we're live from the Manchester Dogs home with manager Anna Standfield after Simon Cowell's generous £25,000 pledge.

Plus we speak to a family divided over the Scottish referendum and Penny Junor, author of new Prince Harry autobiography joins us to talk about the Royal's 30th birthday.

Spandau Ballet are on the sofa to discuss their documentary Soul Boys of the Western World and 16-year-old X Factor hopeful Lauren Platt and her parents Sahsa and Bradley join us.

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Simon Cowell's £25k donation to dogs home

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has pledged £25,000 to the Manchester Dogs' Home after a large fire killed 60 animals.

At the weekend Simon tweeted:

Lisa Graham, of Manchester Dogs' Home, said: "It's fantastic the support we have had, the celebrities coming in retweeting information and letting their followers know what has happened.

"The money will help us start a rebuild, it will help fund contingency plans that we have had to put into place - it's going to give us a new start."

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Timeline: Ashya King's story so far

Ashya King.

  • August 28 2014 - Brett and Naghemeh King remove their young son from Southampton General Hospital after disagreeing with doctors.
  • August 30 - Hampshire police are granted an international arrest warrant on the grounds of neglect. Parents are arrested in Velez Malaga and five-year-old Ashya is rushed to hospital. Brett and Naghemeh are taken to a prison in Madrid.
  • September 1 - Petition to reunite Ashya with his parents is started by a family friend. Some 257,315 people go on to sign it.
  • September 2 - Ashya's parents are released hours after prosecutors made a u-turn and said the couple would face no charges.
  • September 8 - The family fly to Prague so after doctors give Ashya the thumbs up to fly.