New Year celebrations are now less than a month away. No this isn’t an old script. On 6 April the new tax year starts, and around then many public services change their prices. From prescriptions to water bills, and stamps to council tax, our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, is here to show you how to steal a March on April’s changes…
We were sitting watching a darts match. The phone rang and I answered it. This voice said, ‘This is the police, you are surrounded by armed police just put everything down and get out NOW!’ I looked out and there were two eyes at the window and a gun.
When Iraqi refugee Ahmed Hassan arrived at the doorstep of foster couple Penny and Ron Jones, they did everything they could to make the teenager feel welcome and secure. But, despite their love and care, Ahmed now faces life in jail after being convicted of trying to kill 93 commuters at Parsons Green Tube station with a homemade bomb in September last year.
Penny and Ron join us on the sofa to share their story of how a quiet, troubled teen became a would-be IS assassin, and tell us why despite his “betrayal” they will foster again.
She’s performed to millions as part of girl band The Saturdays, and wowed us every Saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing. But behind the scenes, Mollie King has been battling a disorder which 10 per cent of the population suffer from - dyslexia. Mollie says she has never let dyslexia hold her back, and today she tells us how she manages the disorder and shares the realities of growing up with it.
He needs £80,000 for life-changing surgery to learn to speak: three-year-old Benjamin Wayne is profoundly deaf in one ear and severely deaf in the other. He wears a hearing aid, but still struggles to understand other’s speech.
One day, Benjamin will lose his hearing completely - but an operation to fit cochlear implants could fully restore his senses completely.
However NHS England have refused to fund the expensive procedure because they believe he is ‘not deaf enough yet’. We’re joined by Benjamin’s mum Joanna, who has set up the Benji's Magic Ears campaign to support her son, and audiologist Vicki Kirwin.
It was advertised as an alternative way to treat your mum on Mother’s Day, but a free event featuring male strippers at a pub in Middlesbrough descended into chaos when women were seen drunkenly brawling in the car park, and police had to be called.
Whilst many regulars lapped up the chance to see male strippers on a Sunday afternoon, others have called the event ‘cheap, chavvy and tacky’.
Stripper Lotan Carter says he’s been bitten, scratched and feels degraded by the way some women treat him during rowdy stripper shows.
Celebrities have recently come under fire for supposedly “lying” and “scamming” their fans with their top-selling weight-loss DVDs. So are celebrity fitness DVDs a realistic way to drop a dress size, or are we just being fooled?
Reality star Josie Gibson and weather presenter Clare Nasir are here to lift the lid on what it’s really like to release your own fitness DVD, while former Gladiator and fitness expert Jenny Pacey tells us why she thinks that celeb fitness DVDs don’t work long term and are a complete waste of time.
New, top cheap two year fix energy deal, childcare vouchers deadline extended, let firefighters wash your car and rare two per cent Amazon cash back. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.
Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.
When it comes to pregnancy, a healthy baby is the only thing you are meant to wish for, but recent figures show a quarter of parents feel disappointed if their child isn't the sex they wanted.
Known as 'gender disappointment', this phenomenon is affecting more and more families and a feeling all too familiar for our next guest - mum of six - Jayne Ford.
She joins us today alongside Dr Zoe to tell us more.