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Good afternoon.

As well as reporting on the release of the five British yachtsmen detained in Iran, including one who hails from Surrey, we'll bring you the shocking statistics from housing charity Shelter. They name Barnet as the worst place in the country if you're waiting for a council house saying it could take an astonishing 33 years for waiting lists to be cleared. Redbridge and Brent fare almost as badly. Lewis Vaughan Jones will have more for us.

Also, we'll report on a vigil held in Norway overnight calling for action over the murder of Martine Vik Magnussen in London last year. The prime suspect has fled to Yemen, which has no extradition agreement with Britain. We'll also have the curious case of the West Hampstead shop owner taking on the might of European football over the name of his business...sounds like a load of old Golden Balls to me.

Now, there was a time when folk music was thought to be the preserve of pipe smoking, sweater wearing types in organic sandals. Not any more. A new wave of talented folk influenced singer-songwriters are playing to sell-out crowds of young, cool people. Now, I've never been cool. You can tell that by the three uses of the word 'cool' in the last two sentences. If further evidence is required, look no further than my choice of magazine at the station this morning: Rolling Stone, NME, GQ, Empire? No, I went for 'The Good Food Chrismas Special'. Not very rock and roll, but the honey-glazed parsnips chould nail the Christmas lunch for me this year. On the folk front, Lucy's been to meet the next big thing, 'Mumford & Sons'.

And if all that isn't enough to make you watch - how about Glen Goodman's report on auditions for a new burlesque show in the West End? I've just seen him and he looked a little flustered. That must be worth tuning in for?!

See you at Six

Matt and Katie.