ocal election season has started! So, over the next few weeks, I'm committed to interviewing one Newport candidate from each major party. As well as that, I'll be talking about the latest news stories with my new co-presenter El.
So far, I've interviewed Debbie Wilcox from the Labour Party and Matthew Evans from the Conservative Party. You can listen to those interviews below:
At the moment, revenge porn is quite a big problem online. For those who don't know, revenge porn is when someone publishes nude photos of an ex-partner.
Facebook is now committed to tackling this problem by using image recognition software, which will aim to make it impossible for a user to upload intimate images of people thought to be uploaded without that person's permission. That content will then be put on a banned list, making it impossible to upload that content to Facebook ever again.
Q) Do you think this will stop revenge porn?
Q) Is the fault with the person taking the intimate photos or the person uploading them?
If you've been a victim of revenge porn, you can find The Revenge Porn Helpline online or by calling 0345 6000 459.
Source: BBC News
Shia Labeouf's recent film, Man Down!, has flopped at the box office as it sold only one ticket. That's a gross profit of £7, possibly making it the worst box office flop of all time.
It originally premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival, where the audience booed and walked out during the film.
Q) Do you think the failure of the film is related to Shia's recent anti-Trump campaign 'He Will Not Divide Us'?
Source: Sky News
Yesterday, a High Count judge ruled that doctors can now take away life support from babies who have a rare genetic condition, against the parent's wishes.
This was triggered by the recent specific case of a doctor in Great Ormond Street Hospital deciding not to treat an eight-month-old baby.
Since this story came out, people online have been debating both sides, either stating that the parents should have the last say or that the doctors should.
Q) Who do you think should have the last say in this type of situation?
Source: BBC News
2017 is proving to be the year of nostalgia. First, we had the re-release of the Nikia 3310, and now it's been announced that Tamagotchis are being put back on the shelves.
Q) Do you remember Tamagotchis?
The new version of this interactive toy is exactly the same, apart from having an LCD screen, so that you don't need natural light to see the screen, unlike the old Gameboys.
Q) Are you tempted to buy one?
Q) Is there a market for nostalgic products to do well?
Source: The Verge
From the 21st of May, in an attempt to encourage people to stop smoking, the government will be banning all 10-packs of cigarettes, making the cheapest packet £8.82. They'll also be banning smaller bags of roll-your-own tobacco. All cigarette and tobacco packaging will be plain.
Q) Do you think this will stop people from smoking?
Menthol cigarettes will also be banned from the 21st of May. This is because people are burning menthols, instead of filtering them like advised, which releases a harmful chemical.
Q) Again, do you think banning menthols will stop people from smoking them?
Source: The Sun