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Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

New Bobby Moore sculpture captures 'his likeliness but also his elegance and grace', says Roberta Moore

'Elegant and graceful': Bobby Moore is back at Wembley, and raising funds for charity

'Elegant and graceful': Bobby Moore is back at Wembley

To commemorate 50 years since England's World Cup win, Roberta Moore has commissioned six statues of her famous dad, with funds raised from their sale going to help local schoolchildren…

'We could easily get negative interest rates in the next 12 months', says financial expert

As banks threaten negative interest rates, it's YOUR job to save the economy, says money expert

As banks threaten negative interest rates, it's YOUR job to save the economy

In the wake of further job losses and branch closures by Lloyds Bank, financial expert Jasmine Birtles says the public need to get out and spend to stop the country's finances juddering to a halt…

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

'It's part of the modern selfish society of Britain', says columnist Alex Proud as baby boomers spend their savings

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Columnist Alex Proud says lack of concern for the younger generation is selfish and a sign that "the system is broken" in Britain…

Shock figures published on Thursday that only one of 2,000 people in the UK suspected of being radicalised by terrorist groups has been subjected to a curfew by police have been challenged by an expert in international security

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claims misleading, says security expert

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claim misleading - security expert

Security expert Raffaello Pantucci says police are simply using different tools to monitor potential jihadists, as critics claim only one person has been subjected to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures…

Ice bucket challenge: 'This is one step closer to developing an effective treatment', says head of research for MNDA

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

2014's viral internet sensation has raised more than $100m towards treating serious illness, but the fight goes on says the UK's Motor Neurone Disease Association…

'Poll says Trump and Clinton are more disliked than Voldemort' - American journalist Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort' - American broadcaster Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort', says US broadcaster

London-based ABC correspondent Tom Rivers gives an insider's view as the race for the Oval Office hots up…

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Victoria Pendleton joins Julia Harley-Brewer

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling', says Victoria Pendleton

The double Olympic champion tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that she is looking forward to her first Olympic Games out of the saddle, and reveals her thoughts on how Britain's cyclists will fare in Rio…

The man appointed by Brussels to oversee Britain's exit from the EU is a "serious negotiator" who will be "no pushover", says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator', says former colleague

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator'

Labour MP Gisela Stuart says the man appointed to lead the European Commission's negotiations will be "no pushover" as Britain prepares to split from Brussels…

Sitting in your office chair all day causes as many deaths as smoking, and is deadlier than obesity, a new study from Cambridge University claims

Is your office KILLING you? Sedentary work as bad as smoking and obesity, experts say

Is your office KILLING you?

New research has revealed that working in a sedentary job can increase the risk of early death. Doctor Iqbal Malik and exercise gurus UK Active discuss the findings…

Labour MP Jenny Chapman has said party leadership candidate Owen Smith should have been mindful of the "toxic atmosphere around politics … and used better words" in his pitch to head the party.

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Labour MP Jenny Chapman says that the leadership campaigner was wrong to refer to "smashing the Prime Minister back on her heels"…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock', says presenter George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water', says ex-MP George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water'

talkRADIO presenter and former MP George Galloway tells Sam Delaney that Labour's prospective new leader is all mouth and no trousers as the battle for the party goes on…

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian's Polly Toynbee

The political columnist discusses her support for Owen Smith in the Labour leadership battle, and calls the behaviour of the current leader's followers "no way to treat comrades"…

Expert Michael Kheng on the idea of drone deliveries

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, delivery by drone is on its way

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, drone delivery is on its way

Following trial deliveries in the US and England, internet giant Amazon has been granted permission to test the viability of delivery by drone. So will our parcels soon be arriving by air?

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji insists that holidaying Brits should keep "a proportional sense of risk" and not be frightened by the current wave of terror attacks in Europe.

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji says holidaymakers should keep a "proportional sense of risk" and not be put off making travel plans this summer…

France church attack: 'We musn't be complacent, we've got over 2000 people in the UK of a similar ilk', says security expert

France church attack: 2000 people in the UK could do something similar, claims security expert

France church attack: '2000 people in the UK could do something similar'

Stronger communities can combat complacency and help slow the spread of domestic terrorism, says a former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office…

Sophia Duckor-Jones on her experience with child refugees in Greece

Living with the refugees: 'We're not sharing a burden, we're sharing a responsibility'

Living with the refugees: 'We're sharing a responsibility, not a burden'

Freelance journalist Sophia Ducker-Jones tells talkRADIO listeners about her experiences living with people fleeing war and persecution at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece…

UKIP's Suzanne Evans does the Paul Ross Paper Review

UKIP leadership: 'Lisa Duffy is straightforward, honest and decent. She'll make a change from Nigel Farage' - Suzanne Evans nails her colours to the mast

UKIP leadership: 'Lisa Duffy's honest and decent. She's a change from Farage'

The party's former spokesperson, Suzanne Evans, tells talkRADIO's Paul Ross her thoughts on the upcoming leadership battle

Lord Alf Dubs on the plight of child refugees after House of Lords report

Former child refugee Lord Dubs says Britain must to do more to help migrant children

Former child refugee Lord Dubs: Britain must to do more to help migrant children

Evacuated from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, Lord Dubs says the House of Commons report condemning Britain's lack of help in migrant crisis "confirms all our worst fears"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

French church attack: 'Those identified as a threat need to be confined', says Professor Anthony Glees

French church attack: 'Tagging, detention and deportation' could all help in the fight against terror, says security expert

French church attack: 'Tagging, detention and deportation' could cut down terror

Security expert Anthony Glees says European nations need to be more proactive in the battle against domestic attacks…

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable'

Angus MacNeil, the MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, says that the Brexit vote means Scotland has the right to go to the polls again…

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

As Home Secretary announces a policing review, campaigners say anti-immigrant tone of campaign has allowed extremists to "peddle toxic and hateful views"

BHS collapse: 'It does leave a sour taste', says entrepreneur Mo Chaudry

BHS collapse: Philip Green 'may well have to compensate for what he has done' says leading British entrepreneur

BHS collapse: Philip Green 'may well have to compensate for what he has done'

Entrepreneur Mo Chaudry says the former owner of BHS should face repercussions, after the company he sold in 2015 went bust within months

A 26-year-old local man has been arrested following Japan's worst mass-killing since World War II

Japan care home attack: Suspect 'wanted all disabled people to disappear'

Japan care home attack: Suspect 'wanted all disabled people to disappear'

Anna Fifield, Tokyo bureau chief for The Washington Post, explains the apparent motives behind the attack which left 19 dead

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

'A complete fiasco' - Charlie Elphicke MP blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of Dover port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts traffic chaos

The member for Dover and Deal says the Home Office and Department of Transport "should have been prepared - we've had a nightmare on our roads"

'They have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of terrorist attacks on the German people

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of ongoing fear

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react'

Journalist Felix Tamsut says that, after four attacks in seven days, the tide is rapidly changing for the famous 'welcoming culture' coined by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year in response to a mass influx of refugees

'A catalogue of failure' - Frank Field MP blasts Sir Philip Green over BHS

BHS collapse: 'A catalogue of failure' - Frank Field MP blasts Sir Philip Green over downfall of former retail giant

BHS collapse: 'A catalogue of failure' - Sir Philip Green blasted for downfall

Frank Field, chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, tells talkRADIO that "one person stands responsible" for the liquidation of the former retail giant

'Most of us are mystified' - Sports consultant slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

'Most of us are mystified' - former head of UK anti-doping slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

Failure to ban Russia from Olympics is 'mystifying' says UK anti-doping expert

Michele Verroken says the International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Games, despite what has been described as state-sponsored doping, is 'hugely disappointing'

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Extremism Disruption Orders: 'The government's approach is too ham-fisted', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. Young people aren't born radicalised', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. People aren't born radicalised'

Human-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell believes clearer language is required as MPs consider handing out disruption orders to combat extremism

Family lawyer explains why judges tell more women in divorce to get jobs

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split, says family law specialist

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split

Family Law specialist Liz Cowell highlights why courts are becoming less sympathetic towards clients seeking spousal support

'I thought Mike Ashley was honest in many respects', says chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report, says chair of parliamentary committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report

MP Iain Wright, chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee, says the Sports Direct owner was engaging … once he was 'dragged kicking and screaming' to face questions

Donald Trump's speech: 'He should have been able to start with a joke', says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Ivanka Trump 'will be a major asset' in US presidential campaign, says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Ivanka Trump 'will be a major asset' in US presidential campaign

Political commentator Charlie Wolf believes Donald Trump's daughter could play a key role in winning over new voters for the Republican candidate

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political reporter Alex Wickham

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political commentator

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick'

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday launched his campaign to retain the Labour Party leadership, but journalist Alex Wickham says the incumbent's approach is unlikely to win him many friends among sitting MPs

Colonel Bob Stewart has advised Royal Air Force personnel to 'be suspicious of anyone' approaching them following the attempted abduction of a serviceman in Norfolk.

RAF kidnap attempt: 'Be very suspicious of anyone approaching you' says former army colonel Bob Stewart

RAF kidnap attempt: 'Be very suspicious of anyone approaching you'

Colonel Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham, has warned service personnel to stay vigilant after failed abduction of RAF man

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'He might not be a superstar but he gets the best out of players', says talkSPORT reporter on Sam Allardyce

New England manager Sam Allardyce 'might not be a superstar, but he gets the best out of players'

New England boss Allardyce 'not a superstar, but gets the best out of players'

North-east football correspondent Graham Courtney explains why 'Big Sam' could be the man to bring some overdue success for the FA

'It's referred to as front-running' - Expert explains HSBC's Mark Johnson fraud charges

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

Financial specialist Chris Justham explains the charges brought in New York against the bank's British global head of foreign exchange trading

'There are a host of implications for the people' - Professor explains Turkey's state of emergency

Turkey: 'Erdoğan repression not healthy' - Expert explains country's state of emergency

Turkey: State of emergency explained

Professor Tahir Abbas examines the 'host of implications for the people' as the government crack down on rebels

'Theresa May should compliment President Hollande's haircut if she needs to', says journalist Peter Foster

PM Theresa May should 'compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal, says Telegraph's Peter Foster

PM 'should compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal

As Theresa May begins her European tour by visiting Germany and France, The Telegraph's European Editor Peter Foster says she should do everything in her power to keep negotiations calm, cool and constructive

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says Rupert Myers

The challenger for the Labour party leadership is facing questions over previous role as a pharmaceutical company lobbyist

'It's starting to look like a wider power grab, a crackdown on all forms of opposition' - Journalist on the Turkey post-coup purge

Turkey: 'It's starting to look like a wider power grab, a crackdown on all opposition'

Turkey: 'It looks like a power grab, a crackdown on all opposition'

Foreign correspondent Patrick Kingsley explains how 50,000 arrests have sparked fears for the future

NHS removal of healthy patients is an 'Absolute nuisance for everybody', says Doctor Laurence Buckman

NHS ghost-patients plan an 'absolute nuisance', says leading doctor

NHS ghost-patients plan an 'absolute nuisance', says leading doctor

Laurence Beckman, a former chair of the BMA's GP committee, says NHS England's records-purge is doomed to failure

A prominent Labout MEP has backed Theresa May's Conservative government suggestion that negotiations to leave the European Union are unlikely to begin before 2017.

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

"We need to concentrate on the enormous task ahead," says Claude Moraes

'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law', - Journalist Elena Nikulicheva on Russian doping

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law' - journalist Elena Nikulicheva

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law'

Journalist Elena Nikulicheva says nothing has changed in the country since the publication of a report alleging systematic drug abuse

American broadcaster Abdul-Hakim Shabazz says the controversy surrounding Melania Trump, the wife of the Republican candidate, could deal a blow to his campaign

US Election: Plagiarised speech 'took the Trump people off-message'

US Election: Plagiarised speech 'took the Trump people off-message'

American broadcaster Abdul Hakim-Shabazz says the controversy surrounding the wife of the Republican candidate could have dealt a blow to his campaign

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Twitter trolls: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this', says Carmel Glassbrook from UK Safer Internet Centre

Ghostbusters star quits Twitter: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this'

Ghostbusters star quits Twitter: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this'

As actress Leslie Jones suspends her Twitter account, the UK Safer Internet Centre tells talkRADIO listeners how to deal with online abuse

'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal' - Former anti-terrorist detective discusses the axe attack in Germany

German train axe attack: 'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal' - Former anti-terror detective

German train axe attack: 'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal'

Former anti-terror cop Dr. David Lowe reflects on teenage boy's rail rampage

The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality', says senior political journalist

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality'

Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, says embattled Labour leader never wanted the job in the first place

Turkey: political economist discusses attempted coup and president Erdoğan's upcoming challenges

Turkish Coup: 'It'll be brutal. The aim was to kill Erdoğan and end his regime', says political economist

Turkish Coup: 'It'll be brutal. The aim was to kill Erdoğan and end his regime'

Political economist Mehmet Erman Erol explains the challenges facing the country's president after facing down attempted uprising

The intelligence of...ducks? Researcher tells Jonny and Ash about how they're more canny than meets the eye

Ducks: bird-brains or abstract geniuses? Researcher tells Jonny and Ash how the pond-dwellers are more canny than meets the eye

Ducks: bird-brains or abstract geniuses?

The pond-dwellers we feed in the park might be smarter than you think

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - John Redwood MP on why we need Trident

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - MP John Redwood defends Trident decision

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - MP John Redwood on Trident decision

The Conservative MP spoke to Penny Smith following the Commons vote to update Britain's nuclear deterrent

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce, a push bike', says Chris Parry on MP Emily Thornberry's Trident comments

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike', Rear Admiral Chris Parry dismisses the cost-savings of not renewing Trident

'It's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike'

Chris Parry, former director general of development, concepts and doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, explains why he scrapping nuclear weapons is a false economy

'People have died to defend their democracy' - Commentator explains Turkey's coup

'People have died to defend their democracy' - Commentator explains Turkey's coup

Commentator explains Turkey's attempted coup d'état

Zeynep Jane Louise Kandur told Julia Hartley-Brewer 'people have died to defend their democracy'

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades to come', says Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on Trident vote

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades to come', says CND on Trident vote

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades', says CND on Trident vote

Doctor Kate Hudson says the country can lead the way in reducing the threat caused by nuclear weapons

Political commentator claims respect for institutions is 'eroding' after Baton Rouge police shootings

Political commentator claims Obama, not guns, to blame after Baton Rouge police shootings

US commentator claims Obama administration partly to blame for police shootings

Talk-show host Charlie Wolf insists 'these people aren't thinking twice about shooting cops' after Baton Rouge horror

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

George Galloway speaks to Muslim advocacy group about the Nice attack

George Galloway speaks to Muslim advocacy group about the Nice attack

George Galloway discusses the Nice attack

He was joined on air by Raza Nadim

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