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27/04/2010

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Tuesday 27 April 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. Is voting behaviour hereditary? Do you follow your parents or rebel against them? Have they ever told you who to vote for? Jane is joined by Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror, Rachel Johnson, Editor of The Lady and former LibDem Director of Communications, Olly Grender.

Writer Helen Dunmore joins Jane to discuss her latest novel, The Betrayal, which is set in Leningrad in the last years of Stalin's regime.

A new report backed by leading mathematicians says that despite the National Numeracy Strategy maths teaching in schools still needs improvement. We hear from one Norfolk school where the teachers have been trained by the charity Catch Up Numeracy. Jane discusses what needs to be done with the report author Belinda Vernon and Professor Celia Hoyles.

Sprucing up for Spring - How to give your home a sunshine make-over. Design gurus Justin and Colin on hand with tips on how to make your house look great this spring - the latest fabrics, colours and designs, and how to bring the outside in.

Chapters

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  • Is Voting Behaviour Hereditary?

    Jane is joined by Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror, Rachel Johnson, Editor of The Lady and Olly Grender, former LibDem Director of Communications.

  • Helen Dunmore

    The writer Helen Dunmore joins Jane to discuss her latest novel, The Betrayal, which is set in Leningrad in the last years of Stalin’s regime.

  • Maths Report

    A new report says that maths teaching in schools still needs improvement. Jane discusses the issues with report author Belinda Vernon and Professor Celia Hoyles.

  • Spring Makeover

    Design gurus Justin and Colin give tips on how to make your house look great this spring. The latest fabrics, colours and designs, things that don't cost a fortune, and how to bring the outside in.

  • Spring House Makeover

    Spring House Makeover

    Decorating duo Colin and Justin with suggestions and advice for spring makeovers.

    Colin and Justin
  • Maths Report

    A report out today by New Philanthropy Capital offers ways of raising numeracy standards for children and adults.

    NPC website
  • Helen Dunmore

    Helen Dunmore

    The Betrayal is published by Penguin ISBN 978-1-905-40059-2

    Picture book is called The Ferry Birds illustrated by artist Rebecca Cobb.

    Helen Dunmore’s poem The Malarkey won this year’s National Poetry Competition.

    Helen Dunmore
  • Is Voting Behaviour Hereditary?

    You can find information about all the constituencies on the BBC website.

    BBC Election 2010

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