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24/08/2010

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 August 2010

Stephen Nolan sits in for Victoria.

So are we really a nation of animal lovers? There's CCTV footage around of a middle-aged woman in Coventry stroking a tabby cat, before grabbing it by the scruff of it's neck and dumping it into a wheelie bin. She closes the lid and walks away. Lola the cat was found 15 hours later by her owners who heard her miaowing. We speak to her owner Stephanie, and ask whether we still live up to our title in the UK as a nation of animal lovers?

What happens when IVF goes wrong? Mike and Lesley Butcher who spent years undergoing fertility treatments which at one point left Lesley fighting for her life. After the hurt and disappointment, and a journey which has taken them sixteen years, they have now adopted a baby boy called Joshua. Mike's written a book about their experiences called Frozen.

Should someone who was born in Spain play for England? Well it's a possibility after the Everton midfielder and former Spain under 21 midfielder Mikel Arteta said he would seriously consider a call up by Fabio Capello to the England squad.The Everton playmaker became eligible for selection at the start of the year after living in the UK for the past 5 years. So should Fabio take advantage of the rules on residency or should he keep the squad strictly English?

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  • "What she did was appalling"

    CCTV footage shows a woman in Coventry stroking a tabby cat, before grabbing it by the scruff of its neck and dumping it into a wheelie bin. Stephen speaks to the cat's owner and listeners.

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