Born a girl named Ana, Alfie is now in his last year of school, with his final exams just around the corner. Although born a girl, Alfie grew up a tomboy, and now lives as a male with the support of his family and school.
Alfie is desperate to take the next giant step in his transition: commencing the powerful hormone testosterone to irreversibly turn his body male. At 18, he is too young to get testosterone on the NHS, but has decided to go private to begin the permanent physical changes. Alfie’s made the brave to not only go public, but also to allow documentary makers to follow his progress. He joins us alongside his supportive parents Andy and Cathy.
On October 1, 80-year-old former soldier Tommy Ward was brutally attacked in his own home by thieves who robbed him of his life savings. Yesterday his children made the brave decision to release a shocking picture of their beloved father; frail and badly bruised in his hospital bed, fighting for his life. So shocking is the photo, that we have decided not to show it on this page.
Today Tommy's daughter Jackie Perry will be on the phone and we'll be joined in the studio by Former Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill and Denise Robertson, who was burgled while she slept.
It's Justin Bieber and Brooklyn Beckham's brand new toy of choice, but the Hoverboard is becoming this year's more controversial mode of transport.
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On Wednesday we’ll be chatting to best selling travel author Bill Bryson about his latest book The Road To Little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island. In anticipation of Bill’s visit we want you to send in photos of the funniest, quirkiest, naughtiest and craziest road signs on our small island.
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Chris Evans sparked controversy yesterday when he said that marriage doesn’t work. The new Top Gear host has been married three times and has admitted that he finds marriage a concept from the past that doesn’t work for the modern day. He pointed out that marriage is about a man owning a woman and in modern society that doesn’t work anymore. But what do you think?
Is storytime a struggle in your house? Do the children resist bedtime? Author Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin promises that even the most energetic child will doze off during the course of his book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. To put this to the test, we are looking for three parents to take up the challenge and see if this book really can solve your bedtime problems.
Email us at email@example.com with your details, how old your child is and a contact number. We need your emails by 2pm on Tuesday 13 October for a chance for you to be on the show.
In the second installment for our Katie Meets series, Katie Price told us, “Looking after Harvey is an around-the-clock job. When he was born I could never have imagined the amount of attention and care he would require every day of his life. I would say that Harvey’s most troubling symptoms are the behaviour. He’s got behavioural problems anyway, and he’s also going through puberty like a teenager - so I call it the Kevin and Perry stage.”
She added, “His Prader Willi Syndrome is very challenging because all he wants to do is eat and he’s already overweight and it is a major health issue for him.”
Katie later met Catherine Krupinski, whose twin boys suffer from Fragile X Syndrome which contributes to severe learning difficulties and social anxieties.