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Jill Murphy; The Hemsley Sisters

February 25th, 2016

Episode 506 of 985 episodes

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic children's picture book, Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy. The book introduces us to a family of elephants and Mrs Large longs for a moment of quiet to read the paper in the bath. It's sold over 5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 19 languages. Annual figures released today are expected to show a rise in the numbers of those sleeping rough. New research from the homeless charity St Mungo's looks at access to mental health support for those sleeping in the streets. They say women who are living rough are more likely than men to need support for mental health problems, and the support services available are very poor. Petra Salva from St Mungo's and Diane Cosstick from Centrepoint UK look at what lies behind this new information. The Hemsley sisters, Jasmine and Melissa, Cook the Perfect Huevos Rancheros. Hemsley + Hemsley create recipes free of gluten, grain and sugar. Their approach to food encourages people to eat healthily and live more energised lives. Wetting the bed can be very distressing for children and parents but it's common for five, six and seven year olds not to be dry at night. A Woman's Hour listener, talks about her son. Dry during the day from two years old but now six still wets the bed at night. Brenda Cheer a specialist continence nurse from ERIC the children's bowel and bladder charity explains the causes of night time bed wetting & how parents can help? Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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