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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Penny Smith hears of how joining a choir could help to rehabilitate offenders

Penny Smith hears how joining a choir could help rehabilitate offenders

Penny Smith hears how joining a choir could help rehabilitate offenders

The team behind Choirs Beating Time - a charity to stop offenders from repeating crimes - swung by the studio to explain how the charity works

Sir Vince Cable: 'Lib Dems could return in spectacular comeback if Theresa May holds early election'

Sir Vince Cable: 'Lib Dems could make spectacular comeback if Theresa May holds early election'

Sir Vince Cable: 'Lib Dems could return if Theresa May holds early election'

The former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills spoke to Paul Ross about the future of the Liberal Democrats

Labour in chaos after Corbyn supporters Momentum are accused of plotting party takeover with Unite

Labour in chaos as Corbyn deputy says Momentum coup plans 'have to be stopped'

Labour in chaos as Corbyn deputy says Momentum coup plans 'have to be stopped'

The Corbyn-supporting group, led by Jon Lansman, was revealed to be planning to link with the union, which led to a public row

BBC investigation finds care firms are ending local council contracts due to lack of funding

BBC investigation finds care firms ending local council contracts due to lack of funding

BBC investigation finds care firms ending council contracts due to lack of funds

This follows the Chancellor's pledge to provide more money towards social care

Orly Airport Attack: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman's system

Orly Airport Attack: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman's system

Orly Airport Attack: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman's system

Post-mortem toxicology results revealed Ziyed Ben Belgacem had consumed alcohol, cocaine, and cannabis before attacking a soldier at the French capital's second-busiest airport

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday March 18

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday March 18

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday March 18

Check out the latest highlights from Alexis Conran

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

German salon uses python to give customers neck massages

German salon uses python to give customers neck massages

German salon uses python to give customers neck massages

Frank Doehlen uses a 13-year-old python to give neck massages at the Haar Mode Team salon in Dresden, after he was inspired by a similar technique used in South Africa

German tourist becomes lost in Dubai as he can't remember where he's from

German tourist becomes lost in Dubai as he can't remember where he's from

German tourist becomes lost in Dubai as he can't remember where he's from

The man had travelled to the airport, but then couldn't remember where he was supposed to fly to and ended up wandering around on a beach

Evening Standard: 'George Osborne won't be an MP by the next general election if he keeps the editor job', says former editor

Evening Standard: George Osborne unlikely to still be an MP by next election, says former editor

'George Osborne won't be an MP by the next election if he remains a news editor'

Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed as the editor of the London Evening Standard, however former editor Paul Connew believes he won't be able to do both jobs

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

French anti-drugs policeman sentenced for stealing cocaine worth £1.7 million

Jonathan Guyot has been given a 10-year jail sentence for stealing almost 50kg of cocaine from the Paris force's headquarters in 2014

Man arrested after allegedly holding bank worker at gunpoint in Birmingham

Man arrested after 'holding bank worker at gunpoint' in Birmingham

Man arrested after 'holding bank worker at gunpoint' in Birmingham

A man has been arrested in Birmingham as it is believed that he held a bank worker hostage in a NatWest branch

George Osborne to edit Evening Standard: Six other journalism jobs - and the MPs who could fill them

Six other MPs who could follow George Osborne into journalism

We have a few suggestions as to what publications prominent MPs should edit

'Militant macaque' steals packet of cigarettes and rips them to pieces

'Militant macaque' steals packet of cigarettes - and rips them to pieces

'Militant macaque' steals packet of cigarettes - and rips them to pieces

The monkey took the cigarettes from someone who was visiting the Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Indonesia

Indian father of three gets a shock after a report shows he had female organs

Indian father of three gets a shock after a report shows he has female organs

Indian father of three gets a shock after a report shows he has female organs

Narayan Chandra Sen had gone to see a doctor to be treated for abdominal and stomach cramps when he got an unexpected result

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

On March 20 the spring equinox will take place, meaning the equator will pass the centre of the sun and Spring will officially begin

Osborne will continue working as an MP, alongside his responsibilities with the Standard

George Osborne backed by Tatton Tories after taking Evening Standard job: ‘He’s got to look after himself’

George Osborne's local Tories back his new role with Evening Standard

Osborne's local supporters believe he has every right to take publishing job - even though he could be spending much less time with them

The craziest story you've never heard - A killer cannibal is on the loose in Canada

A killer cannibal is on the loose - and no-one's told you about it

A killer cannibal is on the loose - and no-one's told you about it

A man killed a passenger on a bus in front of several witnesses and then proceeded to eat part of his body, despite this he has been released without charges

White House reportedly apologises to Britain in u-turn over GCHQ wiretapping claims

White House 'apologises to Britain in u-turn over GCHQ wiretapping claims'

White House 'apologises to Britain in u-turn over GCHQ wiretapping claims'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed Barack Obama had used GCHQ to tap Donald Trump's phones

Yemen officials confirm 33 Somali refugees were shot dead on Red Sea

Yemen officials confirm 33 Somali refugees shot dead on Red Sea

Yemen officials confirm 33 Somali refugees shot dead on Red Sea

Reports have said an Apache helicopter was responsible for the attack, although this is unconfirmed

Evening Standard: Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'George Osborne has insulted the people of Tatton and taxpayers'

Evening Standard: Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'George Osborne has insulted the people of Tatton and taxpayers'

Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'George Osborne has insulted the people of Tatton'

George Osborne has been appointed the new editor of the London Evening Standard, but Julia Hartley-Brewer believes he should be treating his MP work as a part-time job

'He can now work on masterpieces like Rush Hour Crush' - Twitter reacts to George Osborne's new job as London Evening Standard editor

Twitter mocks George Osborne and urges him to quit over Evening Standard job

Twitter mocks George Osborne and urges him to quit over Evening Standard job

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer was named as the editor of the London Evening Standard on Friday

'Claiming haddock fishing is unsustainable is bonkers and nothing will change', says NFFO

Fishermen's body blasts unsustainable haddock fishing claims as 'bonkers'

Fishermen's body blasts unsustainable haddock fishing claims as 'bonkers'

Haddock from the North Sea and west of Scotland has been taken off the list of sustainable fish to eat due to numbers falling

Trump administration 'axe Institute for Peace to spend more on military'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Donald Trump's administration is reportedly prepared to close the Institute for Peace as well as other government agencies in order to save money

Roger Gale's 'girl' employee claims he's not sexist and his team is a happy family

Tory MP Sexism row: Roger Gale employee says 'I like it when he calls us 'girls''

'Sexist' Tory MP's staffer says 'I like it when he calls us 'girls''

Sir Roger Gale was criticised for calling two women who work in his office 'girls,' as some claimed it was a demeaning term

'Operation London Bridge more about securing monarchy's future than expressing genuine feeling', says Republic CEO Graham Smith

Operation London Bridge is dangerous pro-monarchy propaganda, says republican campaigner

Operation London Bridge is pro-monarchy propaganda, says campaigner

Graham Smith, the CEO of anti-monarchy group Republic,spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about newly published plans to deal with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Julia Hartley-Brewer hammers SNP member Ronnie Cowan over Scotland’s education crisis

Julia Hartley-Brewer corners SNP lawmaker over Scotland’s education crisis

Julia hammers SNP lawmaker over education crisis

The SNP MP for Inverclyde argued with our host over the position of Scottish schools in the league tables

Court hears how presenters known as 'Richard and Judy' of BBC local radio had sex in front of children in 1990s up against a tree

'Richard and Judy' of radio had sex against tree in front of kids, court hears

'Richard and Judy' of radio had sex against tree in front of kids, court hears

Tony and Julie Wadsworth have been charged with five counts of outraging public decency

'There has to be a maximum spend, else Tories could buy the election,' says Stephen Pound MP

'There has to be a maximum election spend, else Tories could buy it' says Stephen Pound MP

'There has to be a maximum election spend, else Tories could buy it'

Stephen Pound, Labour MP for Ealing North, spoke to Paul Ross about the ongoing storm surrounding the Conservative Party's election expenses

Theresa May to form more "united nation" as Brexit process is due to begin

Theresa May vows to form more 'united nation' as Brexit process begins

Theresa May vows to form more 'united nation' as Brexit process begins

The Prime Minister is to give a keynote speech at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff

GCHQ dismisses Donald Trump wiretap allegations in rare statement

GCHQ dismisses Donald Trump wiretap allegations in rare statement

GCHQ dismisses Donald Trump wiretap allegations in rare statement

The President's press secretary, Sean Spicer, claimed Barack Obama used the listening post to eavesdrop on the President while he was campaigning for office

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Theresa May has rejected the SNP's demand for a new referendum

Scottish independence: SNP lawmaker says 'Theresa May wins us votes every time she speaks'

SNP lawmaker says 'Theresa May wins us votes every time she speaks'

John Nicholson says Ms May's 'haughty arrogance' will eventually cost her

Caller tells Iain Lee what the universe is 'in a nutshell,' claiming it's like an oak tree

Caller tells Iain Lee what the universe is 'in a nutshell,' claiming it's like an oak tree

Caller tells Iain Lee what the universe is and claims it's like an oak tree

A caller believes that you can understand the universe by imagining an oak tree

'Bullies had to be strong and brave' - Twitter reflects on what life was like before the internet

'Bullies had to be strong and brave' - Twitter reflects on what life was like before the internet

'Bullies had to be strong and brave' - What was life like before the internet?

It can sometimes be hard to remember what life was like without the internet, when we actually had to use books and talk to people face to face

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Man kills pregnant woman in fire after she complains about his smell

Lillo Troisi has been detained under the mental health act, after admitting to manslaughter and arson

'SNP are an embarrassment to Scotland' - Twitter reacts to First Minister's Questions

'SNP are an embarrassment to Scotland' - Twitter reacts to First Minister's Questions

'SNP an embarrassment to Scotland': Twitter reacts to First Minister's Questions

It was a session which drew particular interest, given Nicola Sturgeon's recent announcement of her attempt for a second independence referendum

Theresa May has rejected the SNP's demand for a new referendum

SNP MP says Theresa May is ‘even more arrogant than Margaret Thatcher’ after Scottish referendum snub

SNP MP says Theresa May is ‘even more arrogant than Margaret Thatcher’

Mrs May has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's timescale for a second referendum, saying 'now is not the time'

Opponents launch campaign to impeach Philippines President Duterte

Opponents launch campaign to impeach 'Hitler of the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte

Opponents launch campaign to impeach 'Hitler of the Philippines'

Many in the campaign believe that the President has overseen anti-drugs death squads as well as hidden his assets, but Duterte has denied these claims

Theresa May rejects Nicola Sturgeon's call for Scottish independence referendum

Theresa May rejects Nicola Sturgeon's call for new Scottish independence referendum

Theresa May rejects Nicola Sturgeon's call for new Scottish referendum

Theresa May has said it is not the right time for a Scottish independence referendum, however the Prime Minister has not ruled the referendum out indefinitely

BREAKING: several people injured in France after gunman fires shots in school

Several people injured in France after gunman fires shots in school

Several people injured in France after gunman fires shots in school

Police have confirmed the incident took place in a school in the town of Grasse on the French Riviera

Militant group Conspiracy of Fire Cells claim responsibility for letter bomb, but who are they?

Conspiracy of Fire Cells: Who are the Greek militants claiming Paris IMF bomb?

Who are the Greek militants claiming Paris IMF bomb?

The militant group Conspiracy of Fire Cells have claimed responsibility for a letter bomb in Paris which was sent to the offices of the International Monetary Fund

'The Force is strong with this one's Twitter' - Mark Hamill takes down Trump employee with savage tweet

The Force is strong with this one's Twitter - Mark Hamill takes down Trump employee with savage tweet

Mark Hamill takes down Trump employee with savage tweet

'The Force is strong with this one's Twitter'

Letter bomb explodes at IMF offices in Paris

Letter bomb explodes at IMF offices in Paris

Letter bomb explodes at IMF offices in Paris

One person reportedly injured in blast

Dutch election: 'Geert Wilders majorly influenced language in the whole election', says political editor

Dutch election: Geert Wilders had a huge influence despite defeat, says political editor

'Geert Wilders had huge influence on Dutch election despite his poor result'

Political editor John Peet believes we can't use one country's election results to predict others, but we can learn from it

BREAKING: Armed police convene at hostage situation in German bank

BREAKING: Armed police dealing with hostage situation in German bank

BREAKING: Armed police dealing with hostage situation in German bank

Hostages have been taken in a bank in Duisberg

Convicted murderer wins lawsuit over his confiscated toupee

Convicted murderer and paedophile wins right to wear his toupee in prison

Convicted murderer and paedophile wins right to wear his toupee in prison

A convicted murderer and child molester claimed that prison authorities were breaching his rights by confiscating his wig, as it 'improved his self-esteem'

Adam Johnson is serving a six-year jail sentence

Adam Johnson: Former England footballer loses appeal against child sex conviction

Adam Johnson loses appeal against child sex conviction

Johnson must serve full six-year jail term for sexual activity with 15-year-old girl

NI U-Turn: 'Employment contracts must be flexible to match the changing economy', says MP Tom Tugendhat

Tory MP on Philip Hammond NI debacle: 'Everyone makes mistakes'

Tory MP on Philip Hammond NI debacle: 'Everyone makes mistakes'

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat - who voted against the NI increase - told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Chancellor was right to scrap his headline policy

Tory expenses: 'It would be wrong for this to affect misinformed MPs, says Sir Roger Gale

Tory MP Sir Roger Gale says he and colleagues aren't to blame for expenses scandal

Tory MP says he and colleagues aren't to blame for expenses scandal

Sir Roger Gale, MP for Thanet North, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the electoral commission's fine for the Conservative Party

12-year-old boy robs woman at knifepoint

12-year-old boy robs woman at knifepoint

12-year-old boy robs woman at knifepoint

A 12-year-old boy took jewellery from his victim who was a woman in her 60s, she had been out walking her dog when the incident took place

'Judge's main reason for overturning travel ban were Donald Trump's own words', says former Democrats Abroad Vice Chair

'Donald Trump has made no national security argument for new travel ban'

'Donald Trump has made no national security argument for new travel ban'

Karin Robinson, the former UK Vice Chair of Democrats abroad, says Mr Trump and his team 'have been explicit in their intent to block Muslims'

'EU leaders were worried a Geert Wilders win would have boosted Marine Le Pen', says Telegraph editor Peter Foster

EU leaders were worried Geert Wilders would fuel Marine Le Pen triumph, says Telegraph editor

'EU leaders were worried Geert Wilders would fuel Marine Le Pen triumph'

Peter Foster, the Telegraph's Europe Editor, spoke to Paul Ross about the recent elections in the Netherlands and the impact EU leaders worried it could have

Phillip Hammond NI U-Turn: 'The Tories seem intent on destroying themselves', says Taxpayers' alliance official

Phillip Hammond NI U-Turn: Tories seem intent on self-destruction, says Taxpayers' Alliance

'Tories seem intent on destroying themselves', says Taxpayers' Alliance

Paul Ross spoke to Taxpayers' Alliance political director Dia Chakravarty about Phillip Hammond's u-turn on National Insurance contributions

Mark Rutte fends off Geert Wilders to win Dutch elections

Mark Rutte fends off Geert Wilders to win Dutch elections

Mark Rutte fends off Geert Wilders to win Dutch elections

His party, the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, won 31 seats in the election on Thursday

Conservative Party handed £70,000 fine by Electoral Commission over election expenses

Tories in crisis as election expenses fine follows NIC debacle

Tories in crisis as election expenses fine follows NIC debacle

The Electoral Commission said the party had "numerous failures" in the declarations of its expenses

Donald Trump's second travel ban blocked by Hawaii judge hours before coming into effect

Second judge in Maryland blocks Donald Trump's new travel ban following earlier Hawaii snub

Second judge in Maryland blocks Donald Trump's new travel ban

US District Judge Derrick Watson said the evidence the ban was a matter of national security was 'questionable'

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