Since 2017 there have been more than 600 fatal stabbings in the UK.
@BBCPM followed the story of one of them:

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Not going to lie.
We like a pie.

💰 Do you prefer a service charge or would you even get rid of it altogether?

🦟 Beauty is in the fly of the beholder...
The Life Scientific with @flygirlNHM

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
Some of the most beautiful poetry in the Bible is in the Book of Psalms. At 3.30pm Jeremy Irons reads from the King James Version:

The inconsistent manner in which police forces in England and Wales investigate reports of fraud is leaving victims 'confused and disillusioned.'

How long are you willing to wait?

🛌 Now you can clamber into the Bunk Bed even earlier!

Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Cate Blanchett and Benjamin Zephaniah are already waiting for you....

Grab the podcast here:

What are the positive messages we can all take from these Easter emblems?

🦆 Remember 'Duck Island'?

Sue MacGregor brings together key figures from Westminster and Fleet Street involved in the protracted battle over releasing MPs' expenses to the public in 2009.

The Reunion: Parliamentary Expenses Scandal:

🎶 Does this sound right to you?

Why do instruments sound different?

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

@BBCInOurTime dissects A Midsummer Night's Dream:

In the world of classical ballet, black dancers are conspicuous by their absence. Could Hiplet change that?

On the podcast. What is the connection between controversial experimental writer Kathy Acker (born in 1944) and bastions of girl power The Spice Girls?
Find out with @hayleycampbell @Joe_Stone_ @graceelenabanks & @GeorginaColby

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world..."
How would the pillars of our infrastructure stand up in a time of dire emergency?

🐦 “I feel terribly, terribly sorry for pigeons..."
Cate Blanchett and other Bunk Bed celebrities reveal their bedtime secrets:

"When The Archers theme tune played, my parents reached for their cigarettes, lit up and sat listening to the agricultural soap opera with their mouths slightly open. They are doing things together in another attempt to save their marriage."

Mole is back

💰 Do you prefer a service charge or would you even get rid of it altogether?

Queenie is @CandiceC_W's debut novel.
It's about identity, independence and carving your own path.
Listen to all ten episodes of the audiobook on @BBCSounds.

RT @BBC: Humans have proven themselves capable of rapid change before. Can we do it again to save the planet? 🌍


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