Matthew Wright

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have stricter ratings to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films are set to have stricter classifications in order to reflect the public’s view on sex and violence.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT people 'suffer persecution' in armed forces, says Royal Legion LGBTQ+ group

Marc Edwards, a member of the LGBTQ+ Royal Legion branch, has said that LGBTQ+ personnel still “suffer persecution” whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

John Latham from NHS Blood and Transplant has said that women are often “happier” to donate blood and said a fear of needles can be a reason they do not donate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 ‘There is a thing of being too disabled’ as an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson, a broadcast journalist and producer has said that there is “such a thing as too disabled” when being an actor, after Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston defended playing a disabled man in his latest film.

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Mark Day from the Prison Reform Trust has said proposals to remove bars from the windows of new prisons are “common sense”, describing it as “yesterday’s technology”.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Jonathan West, a child protection campaigner has said that child sexual abuse “seems to be a worldwide problem for the Church.”

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled feminism, including whether women can be both sexy and feminist, and if the #MeToo movement has had the impact women hoped for.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

Idioms like ‘two birds with one stone’ have no place in society, says PETA

Dr Carys Bennett from PETA UK has said that “archaic” sayings such as “killing two birds with one stone” have “no place in modern society”.

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse was groomed and raped by Arshid Hussain, but waived her anonymity to campaign for greater protection for women and children affected by grooming

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

May will lose meaningful vote ‘by a large margin’, says DUP's Peter Weir

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Education Minister Peter Weir has said that unless “something very strange” happens, the Government will lose the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially “by a large margin”.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell prepares for Treasury takeover in case of election

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Treasury Secretary Tom Scholar asking for an urgent meeting in case the government collapses over Brexit deal

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that he “could palpably feel the vote was gone” for Remain before the EU Referendum result was in.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but racists'

A group of Jewish leaders has called for footnotes to be added to the Bible and Koran that point out when the text contains antisemitic ideas

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: Charges against Tommy Robinson are 'bogus'

UKIP leader Gerard Batten defended his appointment of Tommy Robinson as a special adviser on rape gangs, saying his convictions were a result of 'mistakes' by the justice system

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘dreams’ says ex-Director of income thinktank

Stefan Stern, the former Director of the High Pay Centre has said that a £1 million pay limit per year, as suggested by Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, would “cap” people’s success.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard and my other comic housemates’

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard and my other comic housemates’

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard'

Comedian Jon Richardson has revealed that he used to sleep in his car to get away from his housemates, including fellow comedian Russell Howard.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

The Parole Board has no black people among its 240 members, and Simon Woolley, director of Operation Black Vote, told talkRADIO it's a 'disgrace'

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

Artist inviting public to deface painting of Boris Johnson

Helen Masacz painted Boris Johnson in 2010, but is now inviting the public to deface the artwork as her feelings have changed towards the former Foreign Secretary

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts’ to prevent suicide, says Samaritans

Samaritans' Neil Peters has said that passengers should “trust their instincts and act” if they seem someone who they believe to be suicidal on the railways.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions 'must be clearer on benefit sanctions'

Steve McCabe, who sits on the Work and Pensions Committee, said more guidance was needed from the Department of Work and Pensions to stop sanctions being unfairly levelled against vulnerable benefit claimants

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB’s Steve Garelick has said that Uber “want to get away with as little cost” as possible as hundreds of “precarious workers” gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London ahead of Uber’s appeal hearing on Tuesday.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester tweet: I will report trolls to the police

Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has said that she has never reported social media users to the police before but, after the backlash from her latest tweet about the Leicester City owner, she will now.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City helicopter crash, says social media expert

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City helicopter crash, says social media expert

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City crash, says expert

Social media expert Adam Gray has said that people should stop engaging with trolls after social media users posted ‘disgusting’  comments about Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘Right now whilst we are speaking, we are breathing in plastic’, says anti-plastic campaigner

‘Right now whilst we are speaking, we are breathing in plastic’, says anti-plastic campaigner

‘While we are speaking, we are breathing in plastic’, says plastic expert

Jeroean Dagavos, from campaign looking to rid the sea of plastic, has said the study showing microplastic in human waste was “worrying”.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected at work, but not on the street'

Labour MP Stella Creasy welcomed proposed changes to hate crime laws, which could see misogyny, misandry, hatred of goths and ageism counted as hate crimes

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, projected the dictionary definition of woman onto the BBC, the Royal Opera House and the National Gallery

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Former British Transport Police Officer about rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former British Transport Police Officer on rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former BTP officer: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

A former British Transport Police Officer Norman Brennan has said that the government needed to ask itself a question: “What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement

A headteacher in Wimbledon warned that ITV’s Love Island sends an “unbelievably dangerous” message and that it could undermine the #metoo debate.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bindi Irwin: 'I played with crocodiles' feet when I was a few years old'

Bindi Irwin: 'I played with crocodiles' feet when I was a few years old'

Bindi Irwin: 'I played with crocodiles' feet when I was a few years old'

Steve Irwin's children Bindi and Robert join Matthew Wright on talkRADIO to talk about their father's wildlife legacy

Organiser of women’s poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

Organiser of woman definition poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

Organiser of 'woman' poster: ‘I don’t think changing sex is actually possible’

The woman behind a poster, which was taken down after being described as “trans-phobic”, has said that she does not think “changing sex” is possible and it is “language that protects” woman.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors were urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

Crown Prosecution Service denies prosecutors urged to drop ‘weak’ rape cases

The Crown Prosecution Service has denied changing its approach to rape prosecutions to improve conviction rates.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Adam Johnson: Should the convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Adam Johnson: Should the convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Adam Johnson: Should convicted sex offender be allowed to return to football?

Footballer Adam Johnson, who was jailed for child sex offences in March 2016, reportedly hopes to return to professional football

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dwarf wrestler defends his profession after show cancellations: 'It's Chuckle Brothers stuff'

Dwarf wrestler defends his profession after show cancellations: 'It's Chuckle Brothers stuff'

Dwarf wrestler defends his profession after show cancellations

Mark Sealey, a dwarf wrestler who has also appeared in the Harry Potter films, defended his profession to Matthew Wright after a charity likened it to a 'freak show'

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Craig Phillips tells Matthew Wright that Big Brother 'has worn thin'

Craig Phillips tells Matthew Wright that Big Brother 'has worn thin'

The first Big Brother winner said most recent winners of the show aren't respected.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

GCHQ can access ‘the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet’, says civil liberties director

GCHQ can access ‘the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet’, says civil liberties director

GCHQ can access ‘the browsing histories of every visible user of the internet'

Silkie Carlo has said that GCHQ have programmes that can collate “the web browsing histories of every visible user of the internet” as the European Court found the Government’s mass surveillance violated human rights.

Author to Matthew Wright: 'We expect men to cheat' as a letter is published condemning the treatment of woman linked to Boris Johnson

Anna Williamson to Matthew Wright: Carrie Symonds 'knew exactly what she was getting into'

Anna Williamson: Carrie Symonds 'knew what she was getting into'

Anna Williamson, an author and presenter has said that we “expect the men to cheat” but that women “have to expect some heat” as an open letter has published condemning the treatment of Carrie Symonds, a woman who is at the centre of allegations about Boris Johnson’s private life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we want to tell children it is okay to hit?'

Professor Ray Jones has said that we should not be teaching our children “it is okay to hit out at other people” by smacking them as psychologists call for smacking of children in the family home to be outlawed due to the effect it can have on their mental health.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Dawn Butler MP: ‘Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Trump’s rulebook’

Dawn Butler MP: ‘Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Trump’s rulebook’

Dawn Butler MP: ‘Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Trump’s rulebook’

Dawn Butler has said that Boris Johnson has taken a leaf out of Donald Trump’s “rulebook” and “it is dangerous”.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Matthew Wright to join talkRADIO with new weekday afternoon show

Matthew Wright to join talkRADIO with new weekday afternoon show

Matthew Wright to join talkRADIO with new weekday afternoon show

Former Wright Stuff host Matthew Wright will host a new daily show on talkRADIO on weekdays