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The former home secretary David Blunkett warned a few months ago of the problem surrounding the increasing presence of the Roma community in the Page Hall area of Sheffield. John Humphrys visits the region.
Joanne Milne was born deaf and began to lose her vision in her 20s. The 40 year old charity worker from Gateshead has a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome. Last month she was fitted with cochlear implants. The life-changing procedure has meant she can now hear.
A planned investigation of about 30 million insurance company policies by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is "extremely good news for savers", independent pensions expert John Ralfe has said. His comments follow the City regulator's decision to look into pensions, endowments, investment bonds and life insurance policies which penalise savers who want to switch providers.
Laws banning smoking in public places have lead to an "immediate drop" in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of being introduced, the author of a new report has said.
The government has "no control" of the pornographic industry outside of the UK, a former adult website owner has claimed. Jerry Barnett, who previously ran the pornography site Strictly Broadband, told the Today programme that there would be limited value in "further censorship laws" being introduced by the government.
Government changes to housing benefits are "on track", employment minister Esther McVey has said. Her comments come as new BBC research suggests only 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home. Ministers had hoped cutting benefits for tenants deemed to have a spare room would free up larger homes.
Sarah Bajc, whose boyfriend was on the missing plane, speaks to Sarah Montague
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.
From the leader of the Polar Ocean Challenge, an expedition circumnavigating the Arctic.