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If your neighbour has an eyesore in their garden or on their house, should you be able to have it removed? Frank got the thoughts of writer Fionola Meredith Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Toy boys or older men? Anne Hathaway's new film 'The Idea of You' sees the main character in a relationship with a much younger man. Is it all it's cracked up to be? Frank spoke to showbiz journalist Kim Kelly Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Would a cash incentive help you lose weight? An NHS pilot scheme offered participants £400 to lose 10% of their body weight in a year - would it work for you? Frank talked to top trainer Alan Waterman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Too posh to pick up? Are the types of litter we see changing and why are some people reluctant to lift their rubbish? Frank spoke to behavioural scientist Rachael Singleton Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Are Facebook groups aimed at protecting women from toxic men, by naming and shaming them, doing more harm than good? Frank spoke to cyber security expert Wayne Denner & Carey Baxter from Mens Alliance NI Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Would you break up with your partner if they earned a lot more money than you? Chef James Martin has revealed that James Bond heiress Barbara Broccoli's millions created a rift in their relationship Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Should the Gaza conflict be taught to children in schools? Irish organisation 'Teachers for Palestine' is calling for a two-week course to raise awareness of recent events Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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One year temporary exemption certificates are being issued to tackle the MOT backlog, but are bigger changes needed to make the system work? Frank spoke to Alliance's infrastructure spokesman Peter McReynolds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Is cancel culture making comedy better? Comic Joe Lycett claims it's making the industry more 'inclusive' - but is it funnier? Frank spoke to Fionola Meredith Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Belfast has been named as one of the worst UK cities for a night out - is that fair? Frank spoke to the SDLP's Séamas de Faoite who has been campaigning for the appointment of a Night-Time Czar Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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How well did Northern Ireland's politicians deal with the Pandemic? The Covid Inquiry starts in Belfast this week - Frank spoke to Brenda Doherty from the Families for Justice Group Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Is it okay for parents to have a favourite child? A YouGov poll found that two-thirds who admit to having a favourite prefer the youngest. Frank got the thoughts of Kim Kelly Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Should you let your kids try alcohol at home? The World Health Organisation has pin-pointed the UK as having a problem with underage drinking. Do we need to reassess our culture around alcohol? Frank talked to nutritionist Sal Hanvey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Older people's brain power is catching up with the young. New research has found generational IQ gains have plateaued. Frank spoke to lead researcher Prof Stephen Badham from Nottingham Trent University Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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5030: LISTEN¦ It's Friday...you know what that means - U105 of the Best is back with the best of the week from U105! Short men, long albums, green fingers, spandex and scammers all make it in to this week's show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Is this art? The Turner Prize has had some unusual entries, but who decides what is art and whether it has any creative merit? Frank spoke to Malachi O'Doherty and took calls from listeners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Is there anything out there? You could help to find out, by getting involved in the citizen science project Planet Hunters - Sean O'Brien from QUB told us more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Netflix series Baby Reindeer has people talking about stalking, but what should you do if you think you're being stalked? Frank spoke to Rhonda Lusty from MAPNI as it's revealed 300 have been arrested since a law took effect two years ago Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Predators are targeting children as young as three for online grooming, according to a new report. Cyber safety expert Wayne Denner talked to Frank about how to keep your kids safe on the internet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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How would you feel if someone sat next to you on an empty bus? Thousands of people responded after a woman went viral, sharing her experience of being on a bus in London. Frank spoke to Kim Kelly and got the thoughts of listeners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Other countries have ditched school uniforms - should NI follow suit? Frank spoke to Alliance education spokesperson Nick Mathison about the role uniforms can play and the problems with the current system Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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'We need to be thinking about disease prevention rather than crisis management' - Dr Carla Devlin and nutritionist Sal Hanvey talk about the purpose behind Bodytalk Live - a health conference being held in Belfast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Should smacking children be banned? The Royal College of Pediatrics has called for an end to 'unjust and dangerous' physical punishment. Frank spoke to @ParentingNI interim CEO Koulla Yiasouma Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Is going to university still worth it? The head of UK Universities has warned a funding crisis could see fees rise. Frank talked to Dr Fionola Meredith and Richard Kirk from Workplus Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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'We wanted truly shared space for people to come and be creative' - Becky Bellamy and Connor Kerr from Show Some Love told Frank about their new collaborative arts space 'Green House' launching in Belfast City Centre Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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What's the strangest baby name you've heard? A family in Sweden was told they couldn't call their son 'Smokey Bacon'. Should you be able to call your child what you want? Frank spoke to Helen McClements Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Businesses call for clear direction from our politicians to help boost low growth and capitalise on the unique opportunities of dual market access. Frank spoke to Suzanne Wylie, head of the NI Chamber of Commerce Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Do you know a business in the North West that deserves special recognition? Perhaps they've gone above and beyond to do something innovative or boost the local economy. Entries are now open. Frank talked to Anna Doherty about the awards Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Toddlers can teach us a lot - how to be happier, more active, sleep better and be more successful. Frank spoke to the author of a new book 'Sleep Well, Take Risks, Squish the Peas', Dr Hasan Merali Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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5015: LISTEN¦ U105 of the Best is back to brighten up your Friday with a classic weekly round-up! Health advice, celebrity interviews, quizzing, food chat and pets - what more could you want in a podcast! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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5014: LISTEN¦ Where else would you find wrestlers and monsters mixing with Northern Ireland's best businesses, than on U105 of the Best? Hear the week's top clips and interviews now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Good Friday is even better with U105 of the Best! Fill your ears with bands at sea, siblings at work, spring gardening & amazing quizzing - plus our presenters' favourite chocolate bars! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Should terminally ill patients be able to choose to end their own lives? Scottish politicians are voting on assisted dying, as campaigners elsewhere want to see it legalised, including in NI. Frank spoke to campaigner Gavin Walker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Have you ever bought pre-loved clothes? If so, what's been your finest find? Becky Bellamy from Show Some Love talked to Frank, as a report showed 10% of all clothes sales this year will be second hand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Gardeners may welcome the rain, but for farmers it's made sowing, planting and moving livestock very difficult. Frank spoke to William Irvine, deputy president of the UFU Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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What NI places are underrated? A travel website has included Castlewellan, the Moy and Cushendun. Did they miss your home town? Frank spoke to Cllr Laura Devlin, about the joys of Castlewellan Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Legendary comedian Jimmy Cricket talked to John Daly about his funny family, why music and comedy are great mix and upcoming show 'The Comedians' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Botox and fillers - what if they go wrong? One MLA has warned without more regulation, we risk being a 'wild west' for injectables. John spoke to campaigner Ashton Collins from Save Face Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Slugs - a gardener's friend or foe? The Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to think differently about these slimy garden creatures. John spoke to Abi March from the Wildlife Trust Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Will the car always be king? Money for an 'active travel' scheme is now being used to fix pot-holes, because there wasn't enough uptake. Should more be done to encourage walking and cycling? John talked to Cllr Séamas de Faoite Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Who or what is to blame when teens kill? Brianna Ghey's mother says she feels no anger towards the family of her daughter's murderers, after meeting them. Frank talked to Deirdre Maguire Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Adult ADHD could affect 6% of people here and yet there is no dedicated service in Northern Ireland. John spoke to Alliance MLA Peter McReynolds and Claire Loftus whose husband has struggled to get a diagnosis, even from a private provider Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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How should you load a dishwasher? It is a source of argument in your house? Frank talked to Helen McClements, after the PM Rishi Sunak claimed his wife does it wrong Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Junior doctors have gone on strike, claiming they have seen a real-terms pay cut of 30% over 15 years - with a union rep claiming it's forcing young doctors abroad. Frank spoke to the BMA's Dr Fiona Griffin, who represents junior doctors in Northern Ireland and took calls from listeners Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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