The Aussie accent has been lambasted as "lazy", but this view doesn't come from the facts.
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
Viewers are taking to Twitter to display their prejudice about Islanders' accents.
When it comes to radio drama, accents can be as important as the script itself.
Trainee teachers with northern accents are under pressure to speak ‘the Queen’s English’ in the classroom.
The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are.
One way to help opera lose its elitist image is to write new ones in regional accents. But can classically trained singers adapt their style?
Friendly regionals or smart standards – everyone has their own opinion.