Presented by Jane Garvey. Child soldiers in Uganda, romantic conmen and the women who are duped by them, new advice on poisonous plants and girl groups from the sixties.
Presented by Jane Garvey. Child soldiers in Uganda - we hear from Juliet a girl abducted in her teens. There's new advice from Kew Gardens on poisonous plants - how to spot and avoid them, and we hear about the importance of the sixties girl singer which gave voice to a whole section of women that had previously been ignored. And the National Fraud Authority have today revealed new figures which show that reports of romance frauds rose from 14 to 82 in the last month, making it the third most commonly reported fraud. We discuss conmen and the women who fall for them.
Conmen targeting women
Jane talks to Mabel Arnill who was targeted by a serial con man, Colin Woodcock from the Serious Organised Crime Agency and Paula Hall, a cyber relationship trainer and counsellor.
Girl Singers of the '60s
Dr Laurie Stras discusses the cultural significance of the girl singers in the '60s.
Child Soldiers in Uganda
Achan Alice, founder the Pader Girls Academy. its head girl Juliet, and Dr. Tania Kaiser, of the School of Oriental and African Studies discuss the conflict in Uganda.
Poisonous Plants and Children
Elizabeth Dauncey joins Jane to talk about how to identify venomous plants.