According to a shocking report from the Government Equalities Office, one in five girls aged between five and 11 have been on a diet, and as young girls progress through school their body image deteriorates rapidly. The report also found that 87% of girls aged eleven to 21 think that women are judged more on their appearance than their ability.
Do you have a child who’s obsessed by their looks and weight? Are you concerned about them and need some advice on how to tackle the issue delicately? Or perhaps you’re worried about the impact of social media and celebrity body image on your children.
Today’s phone-in is on kids' body image, and we have body image expert Natasha Devon here to take your calls.
They were the best ten years of my life
Five months ago, Lynda Bellingham sadly lost her battle with bowel cancer aged 66. After 15 months of fighting, she stopped her chemotherapy to enjoy her final days with her family.
With tomorrow marking the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Lynda's husband Michael Pattemore joins us to raise awareness of the disease, which cruelly snatched away the woman he described as his soulmate.
If you don’t use it, you lose it. The cash ISA year ends in just six days – if you haven’t used your ISA allocation, the clock’s ticking. Yet it’s all change for savings with the new Help to Buy ISA and personal savings allowance, so our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is here to give us the lowdown on what we need to do.
Criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas has published the findings of his 12-month report into the death of Jill Dando after gaining exclusive access to the case files. His investigation raises questions about whether police failed to follow up a number of potentially crucial leads and has led to calls for a fresh investigation into the TV presenter's unsolved murder.
Today Mark is joined by our consumer expert Alice Beer, who has revealed that she received similar rape and death threats at the time of Dando's murder, which she says police failed to investigate.
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From a jetaway to sunny Benidorm or a UK staycation on the Isle of Wight, the countdown is on to the Easter holidays.
TravelSupermarket's Bob Atkinson is here with his best last-minute Easter breaks and themed days out for all the family.
Warning! Is your energy fix ending? Teens’ Easter activity week away for £50 or less, free Coke Zero, Poundland and Office codes and beat the stamp price rise. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ 90 Second Savers.