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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 November 2013

Breaking news and hard-hitting talk as Stephen Nolan gets you talking about the big stories of the day.

  • The family of Lisa Dorrian, who disappeared almost nine years ago, renew their appeal for information in finding her

    Lisa Dorrian who disappeared in February 2005

    The story of the Disappeared has dominated the news this week. We've heard of the hopelessness victims' families have felt after they found out their loved ones had been murdered and secretly buried by the IRA. On yesterday's show Jean McConville's son, Michael, made a link to another family who understand that pain only too well.

    Loyalist paramilitaries have been blamed for Lisa Dorrian's disappearance and murder. Her family still don't know what happened to her or where her body is. Lisa's mum Patricia and sister Joanne tell Lisa McAlister how they never thought they would still be looking for her - almost 9 years on.  Her mum says she wishes she would take her place if she could.


    Journalist Brian Rowan investigated Lisa Dorrian's disappearance for BBC Spotlight.  He says however long it takes the Dorrian family won't give up hope of finding Lisa. 

  • Child's toy bow and arrow set confiscated by airport security

    Disney's Brave Archery set

    We all know that airport security is pretty tight these days and rightly so. But do those checking our bags go too far sometimes? Lawrence McBride contacted the show after his 6-year-old daughter's toy plastic boy and arrow set was confiscated at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool because it might be mistaken for "a real weapon".  He says no consideration was given to his child's feelings over losing her toy.

  • New Republic of Ireland management pair Keane and O'Neill - a clash of personalities or a perfect combination?

    New Republic of Ireland management team Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane
    The Republican of Ireland's new management team has been announced, former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill with take control with former Ireland captain Roy Keane as his assistant.
    Keane, who famously walked out of the Republic of Ireland camp during the World Cup in 2002, has had a difficult relationship in the past with the FAI. So is this a management dream team or a recipe for disaster?
    Journalist Mike Parry and  Former Ireland international Ray Houghton who was involved in the negotiations discuss the prospects of the new managerial pairing
  • It's Movember - but will growing a moustache for charity make people take you less seriously at work?


    It's that time of year again - Yes - Movember is here again  - where men grow a moustache in the month of November for charity - our Vinny sports a very distinguished 'tache every year. But one etiquette expert is urging men to  "Ditch the awful moustache and hold a bake sale instead." That's right William Hanson says participation is "not advisable" for men who wanted to be taken seriously in the workplace.
    What do you think - does something as simple as a moustache stop you from being taken seriously at work or should William lighten up?

    William Hanson and Heidi McAlpin discuss the pros and cons of facial furniture




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