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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

'Muslim women are shouting, but no one's listening': a Muslim woman on Boris Johnson's comments and the reaction

'Muslim women are shouting, but no one's listening': a Muslim woman on Boris Johnson's comments and the media reaction

Boris Johnson's comments: 'Muslim women are shouting, but no one's listening'

Lawyer and writer Ayesha Malik says the media should listen more to the views of Muslim women, and that Boris Johnson's comments are 'misogynist'

Mike Graham to ranting caller: 'You don't like the media, you don't like mosques - are you a parody?'

Mike Graham to ranting caller: 'You don't like the media, you don't like mosques - are you a parody?'

Mike Graham to caller ranting about Muslims: 'Are you a parody?'

Mike Graham had no patience with Rudy from Exeter, who called the show to rant about several things he couldn't back up with facts

Irish retailing family step in to buy Poundworld

Irish retailing family step in to buy Poundworld

The Hendersons, who opened Ireland's original Poundworld store in 1984, will purchase the remaining stores.

Boris Johnson to face independent investigation over burqa comments

Boris Johnson to face independent investigation over burqa comments

Johnson will face an inquiry after the Conservative party received a number of complaints over his comments comparing burqas to "letterboxes" and "bank robbers".

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Rent prices in the UK set to soar 15% by 2023

Tax changes for buy-to-let landlords could see rent prices rising over the next five years, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Police release image and name of man sought for dangerous driving in Lambeth

Police release image and name of man sought for dangerous driving in Lambeth

A video went viral on social media showing the suspect driving at cyclists and nearly colliding with them in, what police say, was a stolen black Audi with false number plates.

Girl, 9, dies after rock fall at beach in Yorkshire

Girl, 9, dies after rock fall at beach in Yorkshire

Emergency services were called to Seaton Garth in Staithes after reports that a girl had suffered serious head injuries.

BT to create 1,000 customer service jobs

BT to create 1,000 customer service jobs

The adviser roles will be created across BT's consumer division in the UK and Ireland to fulfil its promise to provide the "best and most personal support" for customers.

Imam to Julia Hartley-Brewer: The burqa is 'masquerading' as Muslim

Imam to Julia Hartley-Brewer: The burqa is 'masquerading' as Muslim

Dr Taj Hargey also accused the face-covering item of 'poisoning' relations between Brits and immigrant Muslims.

Women show support in favour of legalising abortion

Argentina's senate reject bill to legalise abortion

Argentina's senate reject bill to legalise abortion

Politicians debated for more than 15 hours and voted on Thursday 31 in favour to 38 against.

US to pose sanctions on Russia in response to Skripal poisoning

US to pose sanctions on Russia in response to Skripal poisoning

The US State Department issued a formal determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dominic Grieve: I'll quit the Conservative party if Boris Johnson becomes leader

Dominic Grieve: I'll quit the Conservative party if Boris Johnson becomes leader

Dominic Grieve: I'll quit the Conservative party if Boris Johnson becomes leader

Dominic Grieve has said he'll leave the Conservative party if Boris Johnson becomes leader, following the former Foreign Secretary's comments on burqas

Firefighters capture 'firenado' footage during factory blaze

Firefighters capture 'firenado' footage during factory blaze

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, which helped tackle the blaze, shared the video on Facebook.

Kensington and Chelsea Council: 'No decision has been taken' on whether to sell Grenfell homes

Kensington and Chelsea Council: 'No decision has been taken' on whether to sell Grenfell homes

Kensington Council: 'No decision has been taken' on selling Grenfell homes

Inside Housing reported that the council were considering selling homes that did not meet Grenfell survivors' requirements, but the council says no decision has been made as yet

Twitter CEO explains decision not to delete Alex Jones's account

Twitter CEO explains decision not to delete Alex Jones's account

On Monday Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and Spotify all banned the so-called conspiracy theorist from their platforms, putting pressure on Twitter to do the same.

Imam: 'Boris Johnson's burqa comments are the latest in his legacy of disdain for Islam'

Imam: 'Boris Johnson's burqa comments are the latest in his legacy of disdain for Islam'

Imam: 'Boris Johnson's burqa comments are latest in legacy of disdain for Islam'

Imam Ajmal Masroor said Boris Johnson's comments on the burqa indicate he has a 'disdain for Islam' - but also admitted he has a problem with 'scantily-dressed' women

Katie Perrior calls James Delingpole 'deluded' during argument over Boris Johnson's Brexit plans

Katie Perrior calls James Delingpole 'deluded' during argument over Boris Johnson's Brexit plans

Katie Perrior calls James Delingpole 'deluded' over Boris Johnson's Brexit plans

Breitbart editor James Delingpole joined Mike Graham and Katie Perrior to discuss Boris Johnson's comments on the burqa, but clashed over Johnson's handling of Brexit

British Gas increases energy bills for second time this year

British Gas increases energy bills for second time this year

British Gas is raising the cost of its standard variable tariff (SVT) by 3.8% on October 1, the company has announced.

Police arrest 14 in violent crime crackdown

Police arrest 14 in violent crime crackdown

185 officers raided 15 properties with large amounts of Class A drugs and a handgun seized.

Nadine Dorries: Boris Johnson's burqa article didn't go 'far enough'

Nadine Dorries: Boris Johnson's burqa article didn't go 'far enough'

The Conservative MP also called the burqa a 'misogynistic method to isolate woman'.

Wetherspoons launch Brexit beer mat

Wetherspoons launch Brexit beer mat

The pub chain is launching the mat to press home its view that prices will be lower if the UK does not reach a trade deal with the EU.

Boris Johnson refusing to bow to pressure for burqa comments

Boris Johnson refusing to bow to pressure for burqa comments

The Prime Minister and Conservative Party leadership have called for him to apologise.

KFC and Kellogg's ads banned for promoting junk food

KFC and Kellogg's ads banned for promoting junk food

One was banned for being promoted outside a school and the other during a television cartoon programme.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Conservative chairman calls for Boris Johnson to apologise over burqa comments

Conservative chairman calls for Boris Johnson to apologise over burqa comments

Brandon Lewis has called on Boris Johnson to apologise for comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas.

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Council reportedly considering selling housing bought for Grenfell survivors

Kensington and Chelsea Council is reportedly "reviewing" future use of housing intended for Grenfell survivors after some properties weren't suitable

Trump: Countries doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US

Trump: Countries doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US

The US president warned trading partners over Iran.

Boy, 7, dies in 'suspicious' house fire

Boy, 7, dies in 'suspicious' house fire

The Metropolitan Police have launched an arson investigation, having deemed the fire to be suspicious.

Johnson's former advisor: Boris 'doesn't support' ban on burqa

Johnson's former advisor: Boris 'doesn't support' ban on burqa

Johnson has come under criticism over comments he made in a column for the Telegraph.

Sleeping more than 10 hours increases premature death, research suggests

Sleeping more than 10 hours increases premature death, research suggests

Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death.

Man charged with vandalising Trump's Walk Of Fame star

Man charged with vandalising Trump's Walk Of Fame star

Austin Mikel Clay, 24, is accused of using a pickaxe to smash the president's star

Labour drop disciplinary inquiry into Dame Margaret Hodge

Labour drop disciplinary inquiry into Dame Margaret Hodge

Dame Margaret said she was "pleased" after general secretary Jennie Formby wrote to inform her she would face no further action for her alleged "abusive behaviour".

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Government 'to make extradition request to Moscow' for two suspects in Salisbury novichok attack

Government 'to make extradition request to Moscow' for two suspects in Salisbury novichok attack

Government 'to make extradition request to Moscow' for poisoning suspects

The government is reportedly ready to request the extradition of two suspects they believe carried out the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin has won over 400 contracts worth £2 billion from the NHS since 2010

David Lammy: Boris Johnson 'a pound-shop Donald Trump' for burqa comments

David Lammy: Boris Johnson 'a pound-shop Donald Trump' for burqa comments

David Lammy: Boris Johnson 'a pound-shop Donald Trump' for burqa comments

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is facing criticism after saying women who wear burqas look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers"

Two dead and over 80 people injured in Bologna bridge explosion

Two dead and over 80 people injured in Bologna bridge explosion

Italian news agency ANSA reported that the explosion was caused by an accident involving a truck that was transporting flammable substances.

British government working to assist those affected by Indonesian Earthquake

British government working to assist those affected by Indonesian Earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 quake wreaked destruction across Indonesian islands including Lombok, the Gili archipelago and neighbouring Bali.

Chuckle Brothers: Barry (left) died on Sunday

Christopher Biggins: The Chuckle Brothers were 'comedy at its best'

Christopher Biggins: The Chuckle Brothers were 'comedy at its best'

The actor has paid tribute to the comedy duo following the passing of Barry Chuckle.

Wizz Air the least punctual of UK's 44 busiest airlines

Wizz Air the least punctual of UK's 44 busiest airlines

Wizz Air the least punctual of UK's 44 busiest airlines

An investigation found Hungarian airline Wizz Air to have the longest delays out of 44 airlines operating at least 2,000 flights a year from the UK

Lord Lawson to Julia Hartley-Brewer: Theresa May isn't 'up for the job'

Lord Lawson to Julia Hartley-Brewer: Theresa May isn't 'up for the job'

Lord Lawson and Lord Adonis joined talkRADIO to discuss the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit.

Demi Lovato vows to 'keep fighting' after suspected overdose

Demi Lovato vows to 'keep fighting' after suspected overdose

The singer spoke for the first time since leaving hospital.

Six arrested in alleged assassination attempt on Venezuelan President

Six arrested in alleged assassination attempt on Venezuelan President

The government alleged that opposition factions conspired with assailants in Miami and Bogota.

Man charged with murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood

Man charged with murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood

Michael Stirling, aged 32, will appear in court on suspicion of murder.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Muslim Conservative Chair: Labour should adopt full anti-Semitism definition

Muslim Conservative Chair: Labour should adopt full anti-Semitism definition

Mohammed Amin has highlighted the importance of having a ‘credible’ opposition party after Labour has been thrown into despair around its handling of alleged anti-Semitism.

A statement from talkRADIO following the James Whale show, Monday 30 July

A statement from talkRADIO following the James Whale show, Monday 30 July

A statement regarding James Whale's interview with Nichi Hodgson

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

The husband of a charity worker jailed in Iran has said that Jeremy Hunt brings a “fresh start” to the campaign to free her after the “baggage” of Boris Johnson.

Conservative Muslim chair: 'There's no good reason for an MP to meet Steve Bannon'

Conservative Muslim chair: 'There's no good reason for MPs to meet Steve Bannon'

Mohammed Amin of the Conservative Muslim Forum said Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg should apologise for meeting with Steve Bannon

Labour offer to drop disciplinary action against Margaret Hodge amid anti-semitism row

Labour offer to drop disciplinary action against Margaret Hodge amid anti-Semitism row

Labour offer to drop disciplinary action against Hodge amid anti-Semitism row

The Labour party have offered to drop disciplinary action against Dame Margaret Hodge, on the condition that she issued an “appropriate apology”.

Portugal sees record temperatures as heatwave continues

Portugal sees record temperatures as heatwave continues

Portugal sees record temperatures as heatwave continues

Eight places in the centre, south and east of Portugal have broken their local temperature records during the ongoing heatwave.

MP urged to quit Labour over alleged use of homophobic slur

MP urged to quit Labour over alleged use of homophobic slur

MP urged to quit Labour over alleged use of homophobic slur

The Deputy leader of Welsh Labour is facing calls to quit her frontbench role as shadow equalities minister after being accused of using an alleged homophobic slur.

Homeless man jailed for criminal damage after trespassing in Buckingham Palace

Homeless man jailed for criminal damage after trespassing in Buckingham Palace

Steven Lawlor entered the protected royal site on July 16 and broke poster boards and glass cabinets fixed to metal railings to use as bedding.

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over passport control tweet

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over 'wholly unacceptable' passport control tweet

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over 'unacceptable' passport control tweet

The Home Office received backlash after tweeting that families with different surnames should bring extra documentation to passport control, which includes birth and divorce certificates.

Rents rise 60% faster than wages since 2011, Shelter data finds

Rents rise 60% faster than wages since 2011, Shelter data finds

The figures released by charity Shelter also showed that private rents have risen by 16% since 2011, whereas average wages have only risen by 10%.

Bank of England Governor warns no deal Brexit is an ‘uncomfortably high’ possibility

Bank of England Governor warns no deal Brexit is an ‘uncomfortably high’ possibility

Bank of England Governor warns no deal Brexit a ‘uncomfortably high’ possibility

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high” and will lead to higher prices, as Prime Minister Theresa May cuts short her holiday to try and gain support for her Brexit plan.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews: 'We've denounced Trump many times'

The Board of Deputies of British Jews: 'We've denounced Trump many times'

The comments come in response to Mike Cushman calling out the board who accused them of supporting the US President.

Amazon's UK tax bill falls as profits treble

Amazon's UK tax bill falls as profits treble

he online retail giant's UK bill came in at £4.6 million last year, down from £7.4 million a year earlier

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