The father of a 7-year-old boy has told 5 live about the battle to treat his diabetic son who is allergic to insulin. Doctors have told the family that Taylor might be the only person in the UK with such a rare allergy.Taylor Banks was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2. He recovered from a life threatening Diabetic Ketoacidosis or DKA but when his Mum started injecting him with insulin to regulate his blood sugar it caused him extreme pain. Now Taylor is being treated by experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital, 200 miles away from his home. Also today, new research funded by the Northern Irish government suggests gaming can damage GCSE grades. We hear the arguments for and against computer games. And how can facebook pay just £ 4,327 in corporation tax? Our experts crunch the numbers. Plus Martin Lewis answers your money questions.
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The owner of SSI steelworks is going into liquidation. We hear how the government intends to help North East workers. Also today, a charity says the number of people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder is being under estimated. Frank was a fireman - he rang the programme to tell us how he's haunted by PTSD after he tried to save a child trapped in a submerged car. Plus as a report shows locum doctors could have cost the NHS over £1 billion last year - an increase of nearly a third from the previous year. We speak to a locum who says there are lots of shifts to choose from, and he can make more money. Plus players at a nudist tennis club explain why they're objecting to a tower block built next to their court.
The drug that can bring overdose victims back from the brink. It's been used in Scotland and Wales, but from today naloxone is being made available right across the UK. We hear from a woman who used it to revive her friend. Also today, former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson tells us why he's become president of a group which will campaign to leave the European Union. Sunday league footballer Stuart Parsons describes how he has lost his livelihood after suffering a horror tackle. His opponent was later jailed for assault. And we speak to a couple who had all their possession stolen by rogue removal men.
A police and crime commissioner has been to meet a garage owner who complained to 5 live that his local police were ignoring shoplifting at his stores. The message from the PCC was that shop workers need to do more to confront offenders, but shopowners disagree. Callers tell us their stories. Also today, we speak to people with autism who are benefiting from new technologies that help them make sense of the world. The investment in the scheme comes from philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose son was autistic. She tells about her vision for future apps to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Plus the men who are proud to say their hobbies make them the dullest blokes in Britain.
Billionaire John Caudwell is one of 5 members of his family who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. He tells Clare McDonnell it's given his son mental problems leaving him too frightened to leave his own home. And we hear from Peter Fuller, a man who stopped a machete attack in a supermarket in North Wales.
On the day the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch, 5 live Daily hosts its very own garden party in the shadow of Westminster Abbey, We look at her record-breaking reign examining the highs, as well as the tougher moments. We talk to people who've met her and worked with her - from a musician on one of her many Commonwealth tours, to the woman she talked to shortly after the death of Diana.
And we'll find out about her favourite afternoon snack. And we look at why some people still don't think the UK should have a royal family.
We speak to the head of IPSO, the press regulator, a year into the job amidst criticisms of its independence. We look at NHS operations in France after a Kent CCG agrees a deal with a hospital in Calais. And days before the result of the labour leadership election we hear from 4 prospective voters.
5 live is in 5 countries affected by the refugee crisis engulfing Europe. Our teams in Turkey, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany will look at the scale of the problem and how to solve it.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Peter Allen. Including listener stories and contributions, plus a round-up of the day's headlines.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Clare McDonnell. Including listener stories and contributions, plus a round-up of the day's headlines.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Clare McDonnell. Including your stories and contributions, plus a round-up of the day's headlines.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Chris Warburton. Including your stories and contributions, plus a round-up of the day's headlines.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has told 5 live Daily that it has "serious concerns" about the amount of homework some pupils will be given as they head back to school. The teaching union says it's particularly worried about primary pupils. Listeners tell us stories of doing their children's work for them. Also today, should the NHS ban all fast food outlets from hospitals? We speak to public health experts. And a panel of MPs join us to discusss their solutions to the migrant crisis sweeping Europe.
Convicted spy Gerardo Hernandez - leader of the so-called Cuban 5 - talks about his 16 years in the US prison system. Gerardo was released last year as part of a diplomatic thaw with Cuba. A month later he became a father after US granted his request to have his wife artificially inseminated with his sperm while he was still in jail. Meanwhile Britain's national sperm bank reveals it has just nine donors - a year after it was set up. And on football's transfer deadline day, former Everton and Republic of Ireland star Kevin Kilbane shares his predictions with Adrian Chiles.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Peter Allen. Including your stories and contributions, plus a round-up of the day's headlines.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Peter Allen. Including political discussion with our Westminster panel and coverage of Prime Minister's Questions live from Parliament.
We look at sexism in the workplace as barrister Charlotte Proudman tells us why she named and shamed a lawyer who said her LinkedIn picture was "stunning." We look at police volunteers as the Home Office consults on giving them more powers. And as millions flee Syria we look at the country that's left behind.
A British fraud investigator jailed in China as part of a corruption investigation into the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline tells Adrian he believes he was the victim of a 'revenge attack' and that the Chinese legal system was 'manipulated' in order to convict him. Peter Humphrey spent just under two years behind bars. Also on the programme, the first muslim woman taking part in the round-the-world Clipper sailing race, and the actor Andy Nyman pays tribute to Wes Craven.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Sam Walker. Including your stories and contributions, plus a roundup of the day's headlines.
John Southall reveals how his partner decided to travel to Switzerland for a lethal injection because she couldn't face the prospect of old age. Gill Pharaoh, a 75-year-old retired nurse from London, suffered tinnitus and 'a few aches and pains.' But she didn't have a terminal illness and wasn't desperately ill. He describes their last meal together and telling her children that she had died.
As 3 million pounds is put forward to help victims of child sex abuse we speak to charities and Rotherham Council about where the money will be spent. We look at a new scheme to try to limit food waste. And Martin Lewis answers your consumer questions.
The head of team GB for the Rio Olympics, Mark England is joined by boxer Joe Joyce and hockey player Kate Richardson-Walsh looking ahead with a year to go. We ask if Britain is ending its love affair with tea. And our panel of MEPs talk about the migrant crisis, Kids Company and the EU referendum.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK with Peter Allen.
Peter Allen presents live coverage of Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's summer Budget. Including political discussion with our Westminster panel, plus reaction and analysis to the new Budget.
Peter Allen presents live from St Paul's Cathedral, where there is a service commemorating ten years since the 7 July bombings.
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