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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sadiq Khan has announced a range of measures to tackle pollution (Wikipedia)

'Sadiq Khan's '40,000 pollution deaths a year' is a zombie statistic and isn't true, says respiratory physician

'Sadiq Khan's 40,000 pollution deaths a year figure is just a zombie statistic'

Figures have been reported which claim pollution causes almost 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK, but a respiratory physician has said the figure is wrong

At least 72 people have died in Idlib

Idlib massacre: Russia claims Syrian planes blew up warehouse containing toxic substances

Idlib massacre: Russia claims Syrian planes blew up toxic weapon warehouse

Kremlin appears to distance itself from reported chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party for a further year

Ken Livingstone: Jewish leader mocks Labour for 'going south in the polls' and says Corbyn must take action

Ken Livingstone: Jewish leader mocks Labour for 'going south in the polls'

Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour party for another year over anti-Semitic comments

Warplanes bomb Idlib province one day after suspected chemical attack

Warplanes bomb Idlib province just a day after suspected chemical attack

Warplanes 'bomb Idlib province' just a day after suspected chemical attack

Khan Sheikhun has reportedly been bombed again, bringing the death toll in the town up to 72

Members of the White Helmets rescue forces remove a body after the bombardment of Idlib in March 2017. The city has suffered another horrific bombardment this week

Idlib massacre: MP Alison McGovern struggles to defend her 2013 vote against air strikes

MP Alison McGovern struggles to defend 2013 vote against Syria air strikes

McGovern fails to give clear answer when asked whether she is ashamed of voting against strikes four years ago

Marine Le Pen promises Front National will be defender of Jews on campaign trail

Marine Le Pen strives to rebrand Front National as Jewish defence party

Marine Le Pen strives to rebrand Front National as Jewish defence party

Her party has been associated with anti-Semitism for years, and since she took over, Le Pen has tried to change this

Jeremy Corbyn facing Labour revolt over Ken Livingstone suspension ruling

Jeremy Corbyn facing Labour revolt over Ken Livingstone suspension ruling

Jeremy Corbyn facing Labour revolt over Ken Livingstone suspension ruling

A suspension decision saw Ken Livingstone avoid total expulsion from the Labour Party, a ruling which has sparked fury from MPs and Jewish groups

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended for post-Brexit 'implementation period'

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended after Brexit

May suggests freedom of movement could continue after Brexit

The Prime Minister said the extension could be made as the UK implements its negotiated deals

Ken Livingstone: 'Panel didn't expel me because their lawyers told them I'd get a judicial review and they'd have looked like idiots'

Ken Livingstone mocks Blairites after being spared expulsion by Labour over Hitler Zionism row

Ken Livingstone mocks Blairites after being spared expulsion by Labour

The former London Mayor was suspended from the party for another year in a decision which has sparked controversy

Labour decision to suspend Ken Livingstone draws fire from MPs and Jewish groups

Ken Livingstone: Labour deputy leader Tom Watson says party has 'shamed us all'

Labour No.2 Tom Watson says party has 'shamed us all' over Ken Livingstone

The former London Mayor was suspended for another year over his comments about Adolf Hitler and Zionism, when he might have been expelled for them

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK', says foreign affairs committee

Theresa May's Saudi Arabia visit is vital to UK interests, says foreign affairs committee chair

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK'

Crispin Blunt plays down human rights criticism in conversation with Sam Delaney

Easter egg row: 'This is an attempt to make people feel guilty about not going to church', says National Secular Society

Easter egg row is simply an attempt to make people feel guilty about not going to church, says National Secular Society

Easter egg row: 'This is an attempt to make people feel guilty about religion'

Cadbury and the National Trust have been criticised for promoting an egg hunt without using the word Easter

'We can’t live our lives worrying about offending people' - James Whale disputes gender neutral language with journalist Kaite Walsh

'We can’t live our lives worrying about offending people' - James Whale disputes gender-neutral language with journalist Kaite Welsh

James Whale disputes gender-neutral language with journalist Kaite Welsh

Our host disputed the terms of proper gender language with the journalist in the wake of UK universities getting tough with the words students use in their work

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury accused of airbrushing faith

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury blasted in Easter Egg row

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury blasted in Easter Egg row

Cadbury has been accused of airbrushing faith because they didn't include the word Easter on some promotional material for an egg hunt

Former Tory leader Michael Howard has been among the most belligerent voices on Gibraltar

Gibraltar row: Spain mocks 'four old men in their 70s' for threatening war with Madrid

Spain mocks 'four old men in their 70s' for threatening war over Gibraltar

Spanish press rounds on British aggression as war of words erupts over disputed peninsula

James Whale roasts UKIP’s Jonathan Arnott over Gibraltar and Lib Dem charity boxing match

James Whale calls UKIP's Jonathan Arnott a 'pillock' in row over Gibraltar

James Whale calls UKIP's Jonathan Arnott a 'pillock' in row over Gibraltar

Our host and the MEP for North East England had a fiery dispute over Gibraltar, as well as his performance in a charity boxing match

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

An ambulance was called for the man who was suffering from psychiatric problems in Tuscany, but he ended up driving it 150 kilometres away

“Home, I live in a constant state of jetlag at the moment with all the press for American Gods “It’s a fantastic thing “California’s home now “It’s about hard work, sacrifice and that little bit of luck, especially in this industry, it’s an industry of no’s “I’ve not drunk for over four years, I don’t go to parties “It’s exactly that, it is show business and you’re there to work “I’ve been in LA now for six years and I’ve not been on holiday “You just got to not get sucked up in it, instead of the parties a

Monkey clings to soft toys after his parents were killed by poachers

Monkey clings to soft toys after his parents were killed by poachers

A pig-tail monkey named Mongkood is fearful and still cries out for his parents as they were killed by poachers

Teenager admits to plot inspired by Isis to kill Pope Francis

Teenager Santos Colon admits to Isis-inspired plot to kill Pope Francis

Teenager Santos Colon admits to Isis-inspired plot to kill Pope Francis

Prosecutors say the teenager attempted to hire a sniper to shoot the Pope during mass, as well as a planning to set off several bombs in Philadelphia

Snakes are seen euthanised after being found in Melbourne

Huge shipment of deadly snakes, spiders and scorpions found by police in Australia

Huge shipment of snakes, spiders and scorpions found by police in Australia

This has to be one of the dumbest attempts at smuggling in history

Peter Lilley says Hillary Benn has done a good job up to this point - but his latest report was far too one-sided

Brexit committee member Peter Lilley blasts Hillary Benn for 'only questioning remainers'

Brexit committee member blasts Hillary Benn for 'only questioning remainers'

A number of MPs reportedly walked out of a Commons Brexit Select Committee meeting, where chairman Hilary Benn was said to have tried to make members agree on a report

Damian Green has defended the changes to the benefit system

Work and pensions secretary defends benefit changes: 'Working is beneficial for individuals and children across the board'

'Working is beneficial for individuals and children across the board'

The benefits system will be changing this week and MP Damian Green says it will encourage people to stay in work

Rifaat al-Assad is the nephew of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces money laundering probe in Spain

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces money laundering probe in Spain

Judge in Marbella orders search of 15 properties and closure of 16 bank accounts linked to Rifaat al-Assad.

American man is electrocuted by iPhone charger in freak accident

American man is electrocuted by iPhone charger in freak accident

American man is electrocuted by iPhone charger in freak accident

Wiley Day ended up in hospital after his metal chain came into contact with his iPhone charger

At least 14 people are dead after yesterday's attack

St Petersburg massacre: Sennaya Ploshchad station closed after new bomb threat

St Petersburg massacre: Sennaya Ploshchad station closed after new bomb threat

Yesterday's explosion took place just yards from Sennaya Ploshchad, leaving at least 14 people dead

At least 35 die in suspected chemical attack on Syria province

Dozens dead in suspected chemical attack on Syrian province of Idlib

Dozens dead in suspected chemical attack on Syrian province of Idlib

The town of Khan Sheikhun in the Idlib province - which is held by rebels - came under attack on Tuesday

Two women shot in Nashville, police continue to investigate

Two women shot in Nashville, police continue to investigate

Two women shot in Nashville, police continue to investigate

The incident took place in the late hours of Monday in the north of the Tennessee city

Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

Tory Brexiteers disown own committee for 'negative' warning about no-deal Brexit

Pro-Brexit MPs refused to back the report by the Committee for Exiting the European Union, days after they walked out of the chamber as it was being presented

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn is in a new crisis as poll shows support at a two-year low

Labour and Jeremy Corbyn in fresh crisis as poll shows sharpest drop in support for two years

Corbyn in fresh crisis as Labour suffers sharpest dip in support for two years

A poll by the company ICM reveals support for Labour at lowest level since Ed Miliband lost 2015 general election

St. Petersburg bombings: former Kremlin advisor gives details on main suspect

St. Petersburg bombings: Suspect named as Kyrgyzstan man Akbarzhon Jalilov

Former Kremlin advisor: Akbarzhon Jalilov isn't only St Petersburg suspect

Alexander Nekrassov spoke to Paul Ross about the suspected perpetrator of the attack

Ken Livingstone to face hearing over Hitler Zionism claims

Ken Livingstone blames Jewish newspaper 'lies' for Hitler Zionism row on eve of expulsion hearing

Ken Livingstone blames Jewish newspaper 'lies' for Hitler Zionism row

Last year, the former London Mayor sparked a major firestorm after he claimed Adolf Hitler supported the creation of a Jewish State

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Croydon: 'The attackers are from a small toxic minority', says thinktank British Future

Croydon asylum seeker attackers 'represent a small toxic minority', says thinktank British Future

Croydon attackers 'represent a small toxic minority', says thinktank

British Future days we must show people that such attacks aren't acceptable

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs in changing room

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs in changing room

Actor accused of voyeurism after using phone torch to search for drugs

A woman saw a phone with the camera pointing towards her under a changing room partitioning and believed the phone was probably recording her

Chinese activist who was at Tiananmen Square protests is sentenced for criticising regime

Chinese activist who criticised government over Tiananmen Square jailed for four years

Chinese activist jailed for four years over Tiananmen Square protest

Chen Yunfei has been sentenced for criticising the Communist regime online and running dissident art projects

Utah man allegedly faked his own death to escape rape charges

Utah man 'faked his own death to escape rape charges'

Utah man 'faked his own death to escape rape charges'

37-year-old Ted Whitehead turned himself into the police

White House cancelled meeting with Russian banker over suspected ties to the mob

White House cancelled meeting with Russian banker over suspected mob ties

White House cancelled meeting with Russian banker over suspected mob ties

Alexander Torshin's meeting with Donald Trump was cancelled after an aide reportedly discovered he'd been named by Spanish Police as a member of an organised crime ring

Man stabbed to death by newspaper delivery man, after complaining his paper was late

Man stabbed to death by newspaper delivery boy - after complaining his paper was late

Man killed by newspaper delivery boy after complaining his paper was late

The man was stabbed several times on his upper body, he died later in hospital due to his wounds

BREAKING: At least ten killed in St Petersburg metro explosion - reports

At least 10 killed in St Petersburg metro explosions

At least 10 killed in St Petersburg metro explosions

Many people have been injured in a series of explosions at Sennaya Ploshchad station

talkRADIO stars to appear in live debate on UK's post-Brexit future with The Sun Talks

talkRADIO stars to appear in a live Sun Talks debate on UK's post-Brexit future

talkRADIO stars to appear in a live Sun Talks debate on UK's post-Brexit future

A debate hosted by Sam Delaney will take place in April at News UK, featuring presenters MPs, broadcasters and journalists

Israel's Isis fence to be completed within months

Israel to complete Trump-style border fence against Isis within months

Israel to complete Trump-style border fence against Isis within months

The final section of the fence is roughly 30 kilometres long, meant to stop the group's militants from crossing the border from Jordan

Ecuador's Lenin Moreno set to win election despite fraud claims

Ecuador's Lenin Moreno set to win election despite fraud claims

Ecuador's Lenin Moreno set to win election despite fraud claims

The election result in Ecuador would have had great implications for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country's embassy for years

David Moyes threatened to slap a female reporter, but football has long had a problem with women

David Moyes slap 'joke' shows football still has a problem with women

David Moyes slap 'joke' shows football still has a problem with women

David Moyes has threatened to slap a female reporter, however it seems football has long had a problem with the role of women in the sport

Grammar vigilante corrects apostrophes on signs in the middle of the night

'Grammar vigilante' reveals midnight crusade against misplaced apostrophes in Bristol

Grammar vigilante' reveals midnight crusade against misplaced apostrophes

A man has revealed that he has been correcting apostrophes on signs in Bristol for 13 years and takes great pride in his work

Pakistani Christians accused of lynching reportedly offered acquittal if they converted to Islam

Pakistani Christians accused of lynching 'offered pardon if they convert to Islam'

Pakistani Christians accused of lynching 'offered pardon if they embrace Islam'

42 men were charged with the lynching of two Muslims in the wake of suicide bombings on churches in 2015

North Korea: 'Donald Trump doesn't really want to take military action as it would be too expensive', says researcher

North Korea: 'Donald Trump wants to avoid military action as it would be too expensive'

'Trump wants to avoid military action in North Korea as it'd be too expensive'

Donald Trump has warned China that if they don't take action against North Korea, America will, but research fellow John Nilsson-Wright believes he'll be reluctant to take action on his own

'Three killed after Russian police arrest men suspected of homosexuality'

'Three killed after Chechen police arrest 100 men suspected of homosexuality'

'Three killed after Chechen police arrest 100 men suspected of homosexuality'

A respectable Russian newspaper has reported that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya arrested men suspected of homosexuality

Qatar Airways to loan laptops to business class passengers

Qatar Airways to loan laptops to passengers affected by electronics ban

Qatar Airways to loan laptops to passengers affected by electronics ban

Complimentary Wi-Fi will also be available to the business class passengers for one hour, they can also pay a charge to use the internet for the duration of their flight

David Moyes' reputation has been in decline ever since he joined Manchester United in 2013

David Moyes to face FA grilling over female reporter 'slap' comment

David Moyes to face FA grilling over female reporter 'slap' comment

Moyes told BBC reporter Vicki Sparks she wasn't immune to the risk of violence just because she was a woman after Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Burnley last month.

Property consultant jailed for being part of Breaking Bad style crystal meth network

Property consultant jailed over 'Breaking Bad-style' crystal meth network

Property consultant jailed over 'Breaking Bad-style' crystal meth network

The drugs network ran by storing drugs in hotel rooms which were then transported by using Uber drivers acting as couriers

Gibraltar: 'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on the issue, says Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

Gibraltar: 'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on the issue, says Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on Gibraltar, says Baroness Butler-Sloss

Butler-Sloss, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Gibraltar, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the UK would defend its overseas territory 'appropriately'

Croydon asylum seeker attack: Four more arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Croydon asylum seeker attack: Five charged over savage beating of Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker

Five charged over Croydon ayslum seeker attack

Nine people have been arrested in a suspected hate crime on a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian man, who was left in a serious but stable condition

Gibraltar: 'Spain are acting like we're in colonial times, they're being totally unreasonable', says Andrew Rosindell MP

Gibraltar: 'Spain are acting like a colonial power, they're being totally unreasonable', says Andrew Rosindell MP

'Spain are acting like a colonial power over Gibraltar', says Tory MP

Tory MP blasts Spain and the EU for requiring Spain's consent in any Brexit agreements regarding Gibraltar

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' for Brexit

The US president said it was now less likely for other member-states to follow in the footsteps of the UK

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - April 2

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - April 2

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - April 2

Check out the highlights from the Sunday Breakfast show

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday April 1

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday April 1

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday April 1

Check out the latest highlights from The Radio Hustle

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