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Wes asks; Does it matter that our children use text speak in their school work?

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 November 2013

Thursday's phone-in; The National Literacy Trust say our our children use text speak in their school work - is there anything wrong with that?
Plus, twenty years on from the horrific bus crash on the M40 that killed a teacher and twelve young pupils, Wes hears the story of BBC journalist Laurence Cawley from Halifax who lost a family member in the crash.
As part of BBC Radio Leeds Brass Week continues, we meet the man who accompanies brass bands in his own unique way - whistling! David Morris, the World Whistling Champion, chats to Wes.
We look back at the world premiere of Brassed Off which took place in Leeds with Liz Rymer who was the director of the Leeds Film Festival at the time.
Thursday's Brass Band of the Day is the City of Bradford Brass Band.

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