Buster the hero dog

They say that dogs are a man's best friend, but there are few that would have put their lives on the line like the one we're about to meet.

In the heat and dust of Afghanistan, RAF Police Flight Sergeant Will Barrow and his bright-eyed springer spaniel Buster risked their lives every day dodging the Taliban's sniper bullets as they went out on foot patrol.

Today we are joined by Will and his four-legged best friend, to talk about how Buster - who has saved countless lives - has a nose for danger, but a heart of gold.

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Born in the USA - three months early

For Lee Johnston and his fiancée Katie Amos, a trip to New York was going to be their last big holiday before Katie gave birth to their son Dax. With just under three months before her due date, Katie didn't have any concerns... but Dax decided he was impatient to get into the world.

Born 11 weeks prematurely, Dax had to stay in hospital in America, stranding mum and dad with no money, nowhere to stay, and £130,000 of medical bills. Now, seven weeks later, Dax is well enough to return home and mum, dad and baby son are on the sofa to talk about their American adventure.

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Diagnosed with testicular cancer - aged nine

Nine-year-old Jack Bristow was diagnosed with testicular cancer after suffering a football injury - he is believed to be one of the youngest sufferers in the UK.

After having had his right testicle removed and two rounds of chemotherapy, he joins us alongside his parents Joanne and Dan, and Dr Ranj to raise awareness of the devastating, but potentially curable disease, in light of new statistics that show that 42% of parents do not regularly talk to their children about health issues or concerns.

Jack's parents Joanne and Dan are raising money for Southampton Hospital Charity, the hospital where Jack was treated.

Testicular cancer helplines

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Strictly Come Dancing with the Great British public

This year Strictly Come Dancing is throwing open the sparkly doors of its ballroom to the Great British public in the first ever The People's Strictly for Comic Relief. The programme follows six not-so-ordinary people who have been chosen for the tireless and selfless ways they help change others' lives for the better.

These people will be given the Strictly sequins and sparkles makeover and, after intense training, dance in front of the nation as part of this year's Comic Relief. Strictly professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec, Janette Manrara and Ian Waite are here to talk about the show and being paired with the nominees.

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Fighting the extremists radicalising our kids

The masked Islamic State militant nicknamed Jihadi John was yesterday named in reports as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi. Jihadi John rose to notoriety after appearing in a series of online videos in which he appeared to behead Western hostages.

Reports appearing to reveal his identity come in the same the week it emerged a primary school in Slough is now teaching pupils how to resist radicalisation.

One person who knows the dangers of radicalisation all too is well is Sucdi Ali, the aunt of 15-year-old Yusra Husein, who is believed to have fled to Syria to become a jihadi bride last year. We're joined this morning by Sucdi and family friend Anira Khokhar, along with the governor of Slough Islamic Primary School Zafar Ali.

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