Julia Hartley-Brewer

This lady isn't for turning. Give her a call on all the biggest stories of the day.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Pay gap starts young as survey reveals boys get more pocket money than girls

Pay gap starts young as survey reveals boys get more pocket money than girls

Pay gap starts young as survey reveals boys get more pocket money than girls

Parenting blogger Vicky Welton said disparity is a poor example to set for future generations

USA 21st, but where did Britain finish in Good Country Index?

USA 21st, but where did Britain finish in Good Country Index?

USA 21st, but where did Britain finish in Good Country Index?

League table measures nations' contributions to the good of humanity

Political expert claims David Cameron's treatment during EU debate reflects public anger

Political expert claims David Cameron's treatment during EU debate reflects public anger

Journalist claims David Cameron's treatment in EU debate reflects public anger

Editor of The Times' political website was 'struck by the lack of applause' for the PM during live TV debate

'It's beyond belief' - Drivers and cyclists unite to condemn £5,000 fine for breaking 1m safety zone

'It's beyond belief' - Drivers and cyclists unite to condemn £5,000 fine for breaking 1m safety zone

'It's beyond belief' - Drivers and cyclists unite to condemn £5,000 fine

Government plan is disproportionate and enforceable, say pressure groups

Lifting the ban on gay blood donation in Northern Ireland is 'momentous', says The Rainbow Project

Lifting the ban on blood donation by gay men in Northern Ireland is 'momentous', says The Rainbow Project

Lifting the ban on blood donation by gay men in Northern Ireland is 'momentous'

The decision follows a similar relaxation of the rules in the rest of the UK in 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Muslim Association of Britain spokeman slams European Court of Justice advocate-general's opinion on religious clothing ban

Muslim Association of Britain slams European Court of Justice advice on religious clothing ban

Muslim Association of Britain slams EU advocate-general advice on hijab ban

Omer El-Hamdoon insists 'it would have serious implications on wider society' to allow companies to be able to ban religious clothing

Brexit: 'Why do you have so little faith in the UK?' - MP Andrea Leadsom defends the EU Leave campaign against George Osborne and Alistair Darling

EU Referendum: 'Why do you have so little faith in the UK?' - MP Andrea Leadsom defends the EU Leave campaign

EU Referendum: 'Why do you have so little faith in the UK?'

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom says open letter written by Alistair Darling and George Osborne is 'extraordinary'

Donald Trump: An in-depth analysis of the presumptive candidate following his UK trip announcement

Donald Trump: Spokesman for the disenfranchised, or huge international problem?

Donald Trump: Spokesman for the disenfranchised, or huge international problem?

Republicans Overseas spokeswoman Kate Andrews and author David Milne discuss the billionaire businessman

Brexit: Leaving the EU would be a 'massive unquantifiable risk', says former chancellor Alistair Darling

EU Referendum: Leaving the EU would be a 'massive unquantifiable risk', says former chancellor Alistair Darling

EU Referendum: Leaving EU a 'massive unquantifiable risk' - Alistair Darling

The former Labour MP has written an open letter with George Osborne criticising the Leave campaign

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Eight laws you didn't even know you were breaking!

Taking off your hat, carrying an uncaged bear and impersonating a Chelsea pensioner: Eight laws you didn't even know you were breaking!

Eight laws you didn't even know you were breaking!

Solicitor Mark Stephens tells Julia Hartley-Brewer about some weird and wonderful legislation

Brexit: 'It doesn't meet the needs the Leave campaign have identified' - Damian Green MP dismisses idea of points-based immigration for EU citizens

Brexit: 'It doesn't meet the needs the Leave campaign have identified' - Damian Green MP dismisses idea of points-based immigration for EU citizens

Brexit: Damian Green MP slams idea of points-based immigration for EU citizens

The former Immigration Secretary claim 'it doesn't meet the needs the Leave campaign have identified'

'The thought of having children in my 60's fills me with horror', fertility expert warns of the dangers for older fathers

'The thought of having children in my 60s fills me with horror', fertility expert warns of the dangers for older fathers like Ronnie Wood

Fertility expert warns of the dangers for older fathers like Ronnie Wood

Studies have shown once fathers are over 50 there is an increased risk of autism

Liam Fee murder: 'There is a greater fascination if the killer is female' says criminology professor

Liam Fee murder: 'There is a greater fascination if the killer is female' says criminology professor

Liam Fee murder: 'There's a greater fascination if the killer is female'

'Crime is generally a man's business,' explains criminology professor David Wilson

Doctor shortage: Too many patients and too much paperwork is driving GPs away, says industry expert Nigel Praities

Doctor shortage: Too many patients and too much paperwork is driving GPs away, says industry expert Nigel Praities

Doctor shortage: Too many patients and too much paperwork is driving GPs away

New figures reveal one in eight local practice posts are vacant

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

'We banish a lot of myths' - Myleene Klass discusses Single Mums On Benefits

'We banish a lot of myths' - Myleene Klass discusses Single Mums On Benefits

'We banish a lot of myths' - Myleene Klass discusses Single Mums On Benefits

The singer and presenter hopes her new documentary will help change perceptions

Security expert Margaret Gilmore has explained why coalition forces have an enormous battle on their hands in their attempts to retake the ISIS-held city of Fallujah.

'It'll be a long and bloody battle' - Security expert highlights how difficult it will be to re-take the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah

'It'll be a long and bloody battle' - the challenge to re-take Fallujah

The Royal United Services Institute's Margaret Gilmore says the terrorist group will fight hard to maintain control of symbolic city

Children are 'picking up on something their parents are doing differently', claims research director at the Marriage Foundation

'Being married will help your child's self-esteem', says latest research

'Being married will help your child's self-esteem', says latest research

Harry Benson, from the Marriage Foundation, claims marital traditions may influence children's well-being

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance's Jonathan Isaby

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance

Milk-based drinks and fruit smoothies will not be affected

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

'Justice delayed is justice denied' - Chairwoman of Public Accounts Committee slams criminal justice system for 'failing' witnesses and victims

'Justice delayed is often justice denied': Public Accounts Committee call for overhaul of criminal justice system

'Justice delayed is often justice denied', MPs call for system overhaul

The courts are disjointed and overstretched, says Meg Hillier MP

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent, claims industry expert

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent, claims industry expert

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent

Investment firm says other employers will aim to cut pension benefits is the government allows scheme to go ahead

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

Mary-Jo Jacobi, advisor to US presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, explains the battle ahead for the likely Republican candidate

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

French fuel shortage: 'Motorists who are worried about these fuel shortages are making it worse', claims newspaper editor Oliver Gee

Driving to France for the holidays? Fill up before you leave the UK

Driving to France for the holidays? Fill up before you leave the UK

The English newspaper editor warns panic buying is increasing fuel shortages

Relationship expert warns work and technology is putting a strain on our relationships

Is online dating killing love?

Is online dating KILLING LOVE?

Couples expert Andy Jones warns that an addiction to online dating can ruin relationships

Operation Black Vote: Nigel Farage and Simon Woolley debate the controversial EU Referendum poster

Operation Black Vote: 'I'd be jailed for a poster like this', says UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Operation Black Vote: 'I'd be jailed for this poster', says UKIP's Nigel Farage

The UKIP leader condemns the controversial 'A Vote Is A Vote' ad campaign

Katerina Lisenkova explains how the government needs to adapt to increased migration figures

Immigration: 'This isn't charity, the government need to provide services'

Immigration: 'This isn't charity, the government need to provide services'

Katerina Lisenkova explains that politicians need to adapt to cope with increased migration figures

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but it's not Britain's job

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but it's not Britain's job

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but not for Britain

High-profile Conservatives support the call for ground troops in Syria and Iraq - they just don't believe they should be British

'Finding an abused child is like finding a needle in a haystack. We're creating bigger haystacks,' says childcare expert

'We're wasting money investigating child abuse'

With one in five children being referred over abuse concerns, Andrew Bilson says 'it reduces the ability to find those who are harmed'

'I don't feel we've lost our connection', insists Jacquelyn MacLennan after supreme court rules expats can't vote in the EU referendum

Brexit: Government needs to come good on its voting promise to expats, insists EU lawyer

Brexit: Government needs to come good on its voting promise, insists EU lawyer

Jacquelyn MacLennan went to the supreme court to try to get emigrant ban overturned

Google HQ in Paris

'I wish we were more like France. HMRC are not aggressive enough and never challenged Google'

'I wish we were more like France. HMRC were not aggressive enough with Google'

Former minister Margaret Hodge bemoans lack of action from the UK government

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Travel writer Shafik Meghji says 'UK government has to err on the side of caution' on Tunisia travel warnings

Tourists to Tunisia remain a soft target for terrorists, claims industry insider

Tourists to Tunisia remain a soft target for terrorists, claims industry insider

Rough Guides writer Shafik Meghji urges against a relaxation of travel warnings to the North African country

Political journalist Peter Foster has claimed the Austrian elections reflect a rise in islamophobic views across Europe

Austria Election: Political expert warns that the far-right's rise reflects a growing trend across Europe

Austria Election: Political expert warns of a rise of nationalism across Europe

Commentator Peter Foster explains how Norbert Hofer's popularity is being echoed round the continent

Professor Karol Sikora says if you're unlucky the NHS can be 'comparable with a developing country'

Leading cancer expert compares some NHS treatment to that of a developing country

Cancer specialist says NHS care is 'comparable with a developing country'

Professor Karol Sikora says it's vital patients know how to get the best out of the system

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Chilcot Report: Political expert highlights the potential fallout on former PM Tony Blair and the British Army

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and the British Army likely to be 'hugely embarrassed'

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and Army will be 'hugely embarrassed'

Political correspondent Matt Dathan says report will deliver an 'absolutely brutal' verdict

'Nothing is being done' - Khalid Mahmood slams the Home Office for failing to prosecute jihadists

Home Office 'has no idea' how many jihadists are in the country, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Home Office 'has no idea' how many jihadists are in the country, says MP

The Labour member for Birmingham Perry Barr says 'nothing is being done' to track militants who return to the UK

Fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble dismisses claims new surrogacy law plans puts parents before children

Leading fertility lawyer dismisses claims new surrogacy laws would not promote strong families

Leading fertility lawyer dismisses negative views on new surrogacy laws

Surrogacy specialist Natalie Gamble says new legislation will put children 'front and centre'

Fears over Turkey joining the EU are a 'classic Nigel Farage tactic', claims Damien Green MP

Brexit: Fears over Turkey joining the EU are a 'classic Nigel Farage scare tactic', claims MP Damian Green

Brexit: Turkey fears a 'classic Nigel Farage tactic', claims MP Damian Green

Concerns over high rate of Turkish immigration are just scaremongering, says minister of state for criminal justice

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

'We're saying to adults we're going to treat you like children' - Simon Clark from smokers group Forest on new plain cigarette packaging

Plain cigarette packaging 'treats adults like children and won't work' claims pro-smoking group

Plain cigarette packaging 'treats adults like children and won't work'

Director of smokers' group says new 'anonymous' labelling will make no difference

Dog law specialist Trevor Cooper calls for the closing down of irresponsible dog breeders

Canine-law specialist calls for a clampdown on irresponsible dog breeders following Blyth attacks

Canine-law specialist calls for clampdown on irresponsible dog breeders

Consultant for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home claims the dangerous-dog problem should be tackled at source

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Race for the White House: Donald Trump showed how weak Rebuplican candidates were, claims political expert

Race for the White House: Donald Trump showed how weak Rebuplican candidates were, claims political expert

Race for the White House: Trump showed how weak Rebuplican candidates wers

American political commentator Charlie Wolf claims the businessman was right to fight his campaign the way he did

EgyptAir crash: Aviation analyst claims it will raise UK airport security concerns if terrorism was involved

EgyptAir crash: Aviation analyst claims it will raise UK airport security concerns if terrorism was involved

EgyptAir crash: Aviation analyst says it will raise UK airport security concerns

Alex Macheras says 'the spotlight will shift closer to home' if the disappearance is ruled to be a terror attack

Pornographic websites are a 'sick joke', claims internet security expert

Pornographic websites are a 'sick joke', claims internet security expert

Pornographic websites are a 'sick joke', claims internet security expert

John Carr welcomes government plans to protect under 18's from online porn

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Police chief says 'resources are a problem' in dealing with domestic abuse following Theresa May's comments

Police chief insists 'resources are a problem' in dealing with domestic abuse

Police chief insists 'resources are a problem' in dealing with domestic abuse

Chairman of the Police Federation, Steve White, responds to comments made by Theresa May

Drug cheats: Sports science expert praises the International Olympic Committee for retesting athlete samples

Drug cheats: Sports science expert praises the International Olympic Committee for retesting athlete samples

Drug cheats: Sports science expert praises the IOC for retesting athlete samples

Professor John Brewer says it shows 'a clear intent' to stamp out doping ahead of the games in Rio De Janiero

Zero hours contracts: Union boss calls for government crackdown on controversial work practice

Zero hours contracts: Union boss calls for government crackdown on controversial work practice

Union boss calls for government crackdown on zero hours contracts

Steve Turner, the assistant general secretary at trade union Unite, claims the terms are exploitive

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Beyonce clothing range shock: Sweat shop labour is 'the injustice at the heart of the fashion industry', claims equality campaigner

Beyonce clothing range shock: Sweat shop labour is 'the injustice at the heart of the fashion industry', claims equality campaigner

Sweat shop labour: 'It's the injustice at the heart of the fashion industry'

War On Want's senior campaigns officer Owen Espley reacts to reports accusing Beyonce's clothing range

Labour MP Nic Dakin has called for the government to crack down on illegal schools

Shadow Schools Secretary Nic Dakin calls for government crackdown on illegal schools

Shadow Schools Secretary calls for government crackdown on illegal schools

Nic Dakin claims more needs to be done to address the issue

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Manchester United fake bomb scare: 'People need to be sacked', insists security expert

Manchester United fake bomb scare: 'People need to be sacked', insists security expert

Man United fake bomb scare: 'People need to be sacked', insists security expert

Roy Ramm has condemned the blunder which saw Old Trafford match postponed amid fears for public safety

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

'It sends out another strong message' - Stephanie Hirst welcomes Obama order on transgender student rights

'It sends out another strong message' - Stephanie Hirst welcomes Obama order on transgender student rights

'Another strong message' - Stephanie Hirst on Obama transgender order

Stephanie Hirst believes the orders are a step in the right direction against transgender discrimination

Charity cheif Jane Powell has praised the Duke of Cambridge for his speech urging men to talk about their issues

Charity chief salutes Prince William for speech about male suicide

Charity chief salutes Prince William for speech about male suicide

Jane Powell, CEO of Campaign Against Living Miserably (C.A.L.M), hails the Duke of Cambridge

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

'People shouldn't be unduly concerned' about Northern Ireland-related terrorism, claims former SAS soldier Robin Horsfall

'People shouldn't be unduly concerned' about Northern Ireland-related terrorism, claims former SAS soldier Robin Horsfall

'People shouldn't be concerned' about Northern Ireland-related terrorism

Former SAS soldier Robin Horsfall reassures the public after a 'severe' warning of a terrorist attack from dissident Northern Irish republicans

Nicola Thorp, the woman at the centre of this week's 'high heels' row, is campaigning to change laws on women's dress codes at work

High heels row: Nicola Thorp asks 'what does it have to do with being accepted at work?'

High heels row: 'What does it have to do with being accepted at work?'

Receptionist Nicola Thorp hits back after she was told she couldn't wear flat shoes in the office

Donald Trump: 'The normalisation is beginning', claims political journalist Sebastian Payne

Donald Trump: 'The normalisation is beginning', claims political journalist Sebastian Payne

Donald Trump: 'The normalisation is beginning', claims political journalist

Sebastian Payne from the Financial Times explains how the businessman is changing his tactics after becoming presumptive candidate

'I think it's only fair to have transparency' - Media commentator Peter Jukes backs government plans in the BBC white paper

'It's only fair to have transparency' - Media commentator Peter Jukes backs government plans in BBC white paper

'It's only fair to have transparency' - Media commentator backs BBC white paper

Peter Jukes supports the idea of making the corporation more accountable and dynamic

'There is a corruption problem in the UK', admits Tory MP Matthew Hancock

'There is a corruption problem in the UK', admits Tory MP Matthew Hancock

'There is a corruption problem in the UK', admits Tory MP Matthew Hancock

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General claims there are problems in every country across the world

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Andrew Wood dismisses comments made by David Cameron on corrupt countries as 'not really significant'

'David Cameron was right about Nigeria and Afghanistan and if you think the UK is corrupt, try Russia' - Former diplomat tells talkRADIO

'Think the UK is corrupt? Go to West Africa or Russia' says former Brit diplomat

The Prime Minister was caught on camera talking of 'fantastically corrupt countries'

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