What’s it like to be attacked at a @RealDonaldTrump rally?
Reporter @BBCBlindGazza was there.
(includes some swearing).

"I’m at the extreme end of the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants brigade." @AnnCleeves, Shetland and Vera writer, on how she plots her books.

You'll love this, @BBCTheArchers...

The moment when Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) told @AliPlumb's that he's a fan – a lovely surprise for his co-star, Angus Imrie, who voices Josh! 🚜🎧

"There were times that he thought he was Jesus, and could cure the neighbour's cat."

Vera and Shetland author @AnnCleeves tells @laurenlaverne about living with her late husband's bipolar disorder, and how the NHS brought the family back together.

"I don’t feel very happy in posh, tidy places." @AnnCleeves, and writer, on her love of England’s north east, especially Whitley Bay.

Today's is for the charity @SendaCow, which helps African communities find the riches in their own back garden so they can grow their own food. It is presented by @JaneHorrocks_, and you can find more details, and how to donate, here:

What’s it like to be attacked at a @RealDonaldTrump rally?
Reporter @BBCBlindGazza was there.
(includes some swearing).

What’s it like to be attacked at a @RealDonaldTrump rally?
Reporter @BBCBlindGazza was there.
(includes some swearing).

What’s it like to be attacked at a @RealDonaldTrump Trump rally?
Reporter @BBCBlindGazza was there.
(includes some swearing).

"I hope this doesn't come out wrong, but I think it's one of the least interesting things about me. I happen to love Helen. She's my partner. On we go." @MetPoliceUK commissioner Cressida Dick tells @laurenlaverne how the landscape has changed for gay officers

"The Met’s changed hugely for women, and particularly, gay men." At 9am, Cressida Dick, @metpoliceuk Commissioner, joins @laurenlaverne to choose her .

🎧 15 stories of love's rich complexity – sweet, sad, and happily ever after. Get them here by Poe, Woolf, Wilde and Chopin, as part of @BBCSounds' new Classic Stories strand.

Forget about kissing frogs: this is the bizarre (but true) story of when frogs were used as early pregnancy tests. 🐸🐣 (@BBCIdeas)

RT @bbcideas: The bizarre (but true) story of why frogs were used as early pregnancy tests

Today's is for the Lifebox Foundation (@SaferSurgery), presented by surgeon and author Dr Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande). Find more information, and how to donate, here:

In today's world, for a sick child, going viral can mean the difference between life or death.

England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

RT @Dr_Black: Check me out chatting to @JimAlKhalili at 9am on @BBCRadio4 Feb 12th 😍💃🏽👍🏽🎉

"I want people from every background in the Met." Cressida Dick, the @metpoliceuk's first woman commissioner, tells @laurenlaverne about increasing diversity in the force.

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