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First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 May 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Britain is one of five EU countries not to have introduced a ban on smacking. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio Deputy
Secretary General of the Council of Europe argues that we should. Judith Woods, columnist for the Telegraph, disagrees.

The International Whaling Commission has just proposed reintroducing controlled whale hunting. Science writer Elin Kelsey looks at threats to the world's whale population and reveals why male killer whales are reluctant to leave their mothers.

What should you write in a condolence letter ? Kate Boydell's husband died suddenly leaving her a widow at thirty-three. She received hundreds of condolence letters and set up a website for widows. Dodie Graves has been a bereavement councillor in a hospice for many years.

Is work pressure increasing the risk of heart disease in women under 50? A Danish survey claims a link. Dr Sarah Clark and Professor Andrew Steptoe debate the situation in Britain.


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