Adrian Goldberg [5 Live]

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20161222

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20161222

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20161226

Tributes have been paid to George Michael, who has died of heart failure at the age of 53: we ask fans about how he changed their lives. Nearly two million people are thought to be at work on Boxing Day: so is that right or wrong? We look back at the cultural highs and lows of 2016. And our travel expert Simon Calder answers your holiday questions.

20161226

Tributes have been paid to George Michael, who has died of heart failure at the age of 53: we ask fans about how he changed their lives. Nearly two million people are thought to be at work on Boxing Day: so is that right or wrong? We look back at the cultural highs and lows of 2016. And our travel expert Simon Calder answers your holiday questions.

20161227

The American film star, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to California. She was 60 years old. We look back on her legacy as an actress, author, screenwriter - and inspirational champion for people struggling with mental health issues. One year after the floods, a lead climate adviser says ministers still have no coherent long-term plan for vulnerable communities. And our midnight expert is the astronomer Mark Thompson.

20161227

The American film star, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to California. She was 60 years old. We look back on her legacy as an actress, author, screenwriter - and inspirational champion for people struggling with mental health issues. One year after the floods, a lead climate adviser says ministers still have no coherent long-term plan for vulnerable communities. And our midnight expert is the astronomer Mark Thompson.

20161228
20161228

Public Health England says eight out of 10 middle-aged people are overweight, drink too much or don't exercise enough. Adrian speaks to Dr. Sarah Jarvis about the impact of diabetes and whether it can be avoided by adopting a healthier lifestyle. He also hears from Bruce who managed to get his diabetes under control after losing eight stone.

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has accused John Kerry of anti-Israeli bias. It's after the US Secretary of State mounted a passionate defence of America's decision not to block a UN Security Council resolution last week condemning Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Hanan Ashrawi, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organisation told the BBC that while Palestinians have adhered to past agreements, the Israelis hadn't.

Adrian speaks to the 'voice of your imagination', actor Marc Silk who's voiced world-famous animated characters in Star Wars, Johnny Bravo, Scooby-Doo, Danger Mouse and the Go Jetters.

Plus technology expert Rupert Goodwins takes your calls after midnight, have you received a gadget for Christmas that's left you flummoxed?

20161229
20161229

Two women who have given up alcohol and experienced their first sober Christmas for years share their story.

Hear what it's like to live with dementia.

Analysis of the Russia US situation.

And Pete Williams, formerly of Dexy's Midnight Runners, performs in the studio.

20161230
20161230

Stars of Rio dominate the New Year Honours. Para-equestrian Lee Pearson is knighted, as is Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray and double-gold-medalist, Mo Farah. Heptathlete Jess Ennis becomes a dame. Severe fog threatens travel plans, and the second of four specially engraved 5 pound notes said to be worth up to fifty thousand pounds is discovered.