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Listener Nakita on how caring for her son Nayan has given her life direction and means that she will never be lonely. Nakita works full-time and her partner Remy currently stays at home to look after Nayan who is 5. Nakita jokes that she gets all the glamorous bits of caring, the messy play and learning to do a roly-poly but is honest about the...

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Fearne Cotton

February 20th, 2017

Fearne Cotton landed her first job presenting live TV at 15 years-old. Twenty years on, she has presented dozens of television programmes, presented the mid-morning show at Radio 1 for over five years and has had two children. Despite her achievements, Fearne's happiness has been precarious and in her book Happy, she explains why her...

We discuss the notion that romantic love is doomed to fail with the author Alain de Botton and comedian Luisa Omielan. Divorced parents who pit children against former partners are guilty of 'abuse' according to the chief Executive of Cafcass Anthony Douglas. We discuss the issue with Sarah Parsons, Principal Social Worker at Cafcass and Joanna...

Monica Ainley and Camille Charriere are part of the new generation of fashion insiders - making a career out of blogging and Instagram. Ahead of their London Fashion Week 'takeover' of our @bbcwomanshour Instagram account we ask how it all works, find out what the rest of industry make of it and what we can expect from the Shows. Historian...