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Tory MP derails Government backed plans to criminalise upskirting

Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which would make it illegal for offenders to take a picture under someone's clothing without their consent.

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

A new study into Universal Credit, which replaced various state benefits, says it's leaving people in debt and costs too much to administer

Fairground couple jailed over bouncy castle death

Summer Grant was killed after a gust of wind lifted the inflatable from its moorings and sent it "cartwheeling" 300 metres down a hill at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex.

Eastenders star Leslie Grantham dies aged 71

A statement from his representative said: "We formally announce the loss of Leslie Grantham, who passed away at 10.20am on the morning of Friday 15 June 2018."

Two teenage moped riders jailed for murder of youth worker

They killed 28-year-old Abdul Samad for his iPhone and little more than "aggression and blood lust" as they swept across west London on a scooter.


Upskirting to become a criminal offence in England and Wales

The act of taking a picture up a woman's skirt without her knowledge will become a crime, as it already is in Scotland

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese imports

The President Of The United States has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China's unfair trade practices.

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

Grenfell Tower One Year On: watch talkRADIO's documentary

talkRADIO speaks to those affected, volunteers and officials about life one year on from the tragedy

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones

A roll-out of paper straws in all 1,361 restaurants will begin from September, with the process to be completed next year.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Secret meetings at European Commission trying to derail Brexit

Brexiteers Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the European Commission should not be involved in "domestic politics"

Exclusive: Deputy council leader Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Exclusive: Council deputy Kim Taylor-Smith defends Grenfell rehousing efforts

Kim Taylor-Smith, who's in charge of the Grenfell rehousing efforts, says trauma has made choosing new homes difficult for survivors

Exclusive: Theresa May 'did not consult council before promising to rehome Grenfell victims in three weeks'

Exclusive: PM 'didn't consult council on Grenfell three-week rehoming promise'

Labour councillor Robert Atkinson says the then-leader of the council said 'I don't know' when he asked how everyone would be rehomed within three weeks

Gay rights campaigner detained in Russia after protest

Peter Tatchell has been arrested in Moscow after staging a one-man protest near the Kremlin.

Number of terrorism arrests reach record high in the UK

In the year to the end of March 2018, a total of 441 individuals were held as part of terrorism investigations - a rate of well over one a day.

Rolls Royce to cut 1,500 jobs

Rolls Royce to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years

Rolls Royce will reduce the number of management roles, with workers at its Derby site thought to be affected

Rebel Wilson has defamation payout slashed

The actress' record 4.6 million Australian dollar (£2.5 million) damage award has been slashed to 600,000 Australian dollars (£338,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the payout.

Worker wins rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court

Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers for nearly six years from 2005, previously won a number of court rulings which determined he could claim "worker" status, even though he was described in his contract as a "self-employed operative".

Features and opinion

From across the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

From across the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

Michael Graham argues that men and women are inherently different in his latest column

George Galloway: Grenfell fire was a crime

As the year anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy approaches, talkRADIO's George Galloway reflects

Communities affected by gang violence 'don't trust police to help'

Communities affected by gang violence 'don't trust police to help'

Jermaine Lawlor is the founder of Voice for Youth Against Violence, an organisation that helps young people out of crime, and a former gang member himself.

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