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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Child pornography: 'Facebook has lost the plot, websites need independent supervision', says UK Council on Child Internet Safety

'Facebook has lost the plot' on child pornography, says UK Council on Child Internet Safety

Child pornography: 'Websites can't be trusted, they need supervision'

Chairman of the Commons media committee Damian Collins has criticised Facebook for the handling of reports about sexualised child images on the website

'Grammar schools could be beneficial if those from poorer backgrounds attend', says New Schools Network

Free schools leader warns Government to be cautious on grammar schools

Free schools leader warns Government to be cautious on grammar schools

More money for grammar schools and free schools in England will be announced in the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday

Julia Hartley-Brewer defends elitism in clash with NUT member over grammar school plans

Grammar schools: Julia Hartley-Brewer says elitism is a great thing as NUT member says all schools should be comps

Julia Hartley-Brewer defends elitism in NUT member clash on grammar schools

Jerry Glazier clashed with our host over the differences between grammar and comprehensive schools

Hungary is known for its uncompromising approach to migrants

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Asylum-seekers to be locked in border camps made of shipping containers until their cases are decided

Austrian Islamic religious community criticised for recommending Muslims wear headscarves from puberty

Austrian Islamic body criticised for saying Muslim girls should wear headscarves from puberty

Austrian Islamic body criticised for headscarf recommendation

Austrian government officials have described a recommendation from the IGGO as an attack on women's freedom and integration

William Haque calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May urged to hold early election - before Labour replace Jeremy Corbyn with someone better

William Hague calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

The former Foreign Secretary insisted the Prime Minister should hold the election as he argues she needs a bigger majority in the Commons to implement Brexit

Philip Hammond's Budget is set to focus on Brexit, grammar schools and pensions tax, among other things

Struggling to understand the Budget? Check out this helpful video

Struggling to understand the Budget? Check out this helpful video

talkRADIO has teamed up with fullfact.org to make the Government's flagship financial statement a bit easier to digest

British backpacker rescued after being subjected to 'two-month ordeal' in Australia

British backpacker rescued after 'two-month rape and strangulation ordeal' in Australia

British backpacker rescued after 'two-month rape ordeal' in Australia

The woman was rescued by police after allegedly being routinely raped, beaten and strangled by a man she agreed to accompany on a road trip

Trump overnight - major deal announcement with Exxon Mobil

What Donald Trump did last night: Huge deal with Exxon Mobil to create thousands of jobs

What Trump did last night: Huge Exxon deal to create thousands of jobs

The president sang his praises of the oil and gas corporation on Twitter

Phillip Hammond's new budget to give £320m cash boost to education

Philip Hammond's Budget to give huge cash boost to new grammar schools

Budget to give huge cash boost to new grammar schools

Up to £40 new schools will be funded under the new Budget, to be unveiled on Wednesday

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban as order is imposed once again

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban

The president's new order was signed on Monday

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

'Did the Lords consider an integration plan after EU citizens amendment?'

Our host made a crucial observation in the wake of the House of Lords voting through an amendment for the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK

Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

International Women's Day 2017: Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

Hannah Witton, Melanie Eusebe and Catherine Mayer came onto talkRADIO to share more details about the event at the Southbank Centre

'I like books which like to do something different' - Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones'

'I like books that do something different' - Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones' and her career

Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones' and her career

The author popped by the studio for a chat with Penny Smith

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings are a sign that their food supply is not good, according to biologists from California writing in the journal Behavioral Ecology

Jon Clark reveals more about The Only Way Is Essex

Jon Clark reveals more about The Only Way Is Essex

Jon Clark reveals more about The Only Way Is Essex

Jon Clark has revealed his views on Kate Wright, Megan and Pete’s relationship and the rule book that Courtney Green has made for her boyfriend

Putulukeso will stand in the eastern city of Vaasa

'Black Hitler' to stand for election for far-right party in Finland

'Black Hitler' to stand for election for far-right party in Finland

Joao Bruno Putulukeso has been criticised and ridiculed for standing for the True Finns party

Legalising hooliganism: 'Football hooliganism has been swept under the carpet across the world', says former Kremlin advisor

Russian football hooliganism row has been exaggerated by Western media, says ex-Kremlin advisor

'Russian football hooliganism row has been exaggerated by Western media'

Russian Football Union board member Igor Lebedev has suggested legalising football hooliganism and turning it into a sport - but ex-Kremlin aide Alexander Nekrassov believes it's not a big deal

'I'm glad I never visited' - Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo is refused licence

'Those animals deserve to live': Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo refused licence

Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo refused licence

South Lakes Safari Zoo has lost its bid to renew its licence and campaigners are celebrating after the news

Indian police make gruesome discovery of 19 aborted foetuses in sewer

Indian police find 19 aborted foetuses in sewer as doctor flees village

Indian police find 19 aborted foetuses in sewer as doctor flees village

The gruesome discovery was made in the western state of Maharashtra

George Galloway: 'English people among the least nationalised in politics - and that's one of the best things about them'

George Galloway: 'English people's great strength is their lack of nationalism'

George Galloway: 'English people's great strength is their lack of nationalism'

Our host was speaking to a caller called Mark on his show about the differences between English and Irish elections

George Galloway: NI Assembly election result 'a major step towards Irish unity'

George Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Our presenter spoke in the wake of the election results in Northern Ireland

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia Hartley-Brewer has been criticised for her comments on Emma Watson's Vanity Fair photo shoot, and whilst talking to feminist journalist Susie Boniface, hit back again at those who have criticised her

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a wedding together in Jamaica

Prince Harry 'crashes into waitress while moonwalking' during Meghan Markle wedding trip

Prince Harry 'crashes into waitress while moonwalking'

Harry reportedly tried showing off dancing skills during 'mother of all parties' in Jamaica

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he posts photos of toast with Hitler's face on

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he publishes pictures of toast with Hitler's face on

Neo-Nazi drug dealer caught after publishing photos of toast with Hitler's face

A neo-Nazi drug dealer has been caught by police after he posted images of toast online with Adolf Hitler's face scorched on the slices

NHS wages: 'You have to ask if these people are worth the pay for their responsibilities', says commentator Roy Lilley

NHS pay criticism is over-exaggerated, says commentator Roy Lilley

NHS pay criticism is over-exaggerated, says commentator Roy Lilley

Commentator Roy Lilley spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about NHS chiefs having six-figure salaries uncovered by The Daily Telegraph

'All areas of the UK are affected by terrorism, we need to work on community integration', says Henry Jackson Society

Terror report author claims jihad has spread to every corner of Britain - and all sections of society

Terror report author claims jihad has spread to every corner of Britain

A report by The Henry Jackson Society has claimed the number of Islam-inspired terror offences almost doubled between 2011 to 2015

Julia Hartley-Brewer jokes about new feminism rules after being criticised for comments on Emma Watson

Emma Watson topless row: Julia Hartley-Brewer blasts feminists' selective outrage

Julia Hartley-Brewer jokes about new feminism rules after being criticised

After actress Emma Watson posed for Vanity Fair wearing a see-through top, Julia criticised her for posing for the photo as Watson has previously claimed she is a feminist

Phillip Hammond's 'sensible to have a contingency plan' in £60bn 'war chest' in budget , says think tank director Shanker Singham

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says thinktank director

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says think tank director

Shanker Singham, the director Of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute thinktank, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Chancellor's reported plan to guard against negotiation failure

'Is he being blamed for tapping phones as well?' - Twitter discusses the identity of Jack the Ripper

New Jack the Ripper book brings deluge of mockery for Patricia Cornwell

Who is the real Jack the Ripper? - Twitter users give their view

Author Patricia Cornwell believes she's worked out the real identity of Jack the Ripper, however she has yet to convince everyone

'Donald Trump appears to have based wiretap claims on info in media reports', says commentator Karin Robinson

'Donald Trump seems to have based wiretap claims on unverified Breitbart reports, says commentator Karin Robinson

'Trump appears to have based wiretap claims on info in media reports'

Karin Robinson, former UK chair of Democrats Abroad, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the President's sensational allegation that Barack Obama ordered his phones at Trump Tower to be wiretapped

'Problems with Jeremy Corbyn's tax return are not anything to do with him', says Panmure Gordon

Jeremy Corbyn tax return problems are nothing to do with him, says expert David Buik

'Problems with Jeremy Corbyn's tax return are not anything to do with him'

Jeremy Corbyn has published his tax returns after a call for transparency from politicians, but some have claimed he has not declared his earnings as the leader of the Labour party

Trouble in Fukushima cleanup as robots keep inexplicably dying

Robots dying in Fukushima as high radiation levels blight clean-up

Robots dying in Fukushima as high radiation levels blight clean-up

The nuclear plant at Fukushima went into meltdown in the wake of a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011

Jeremy Corbyn insists there's 'nothing hidden' in his taxes as he publishes his returns

Jeremy Corbyn insists tax return 'missing income' claims are untrue

Jeremy Corbyn insists there's 'nothing hidden' in his taxes

The Labour Party rejected claims their leader had failed to declare £40,000 of his income

Sir Bill Cash: 'I'd be happy to see Douglas Carswell back with the Tories'

Sir Bill Cash: 'I'd be happy to see Douglas Carswell back with the Tories'

Sir Bill Cash: 'I'd be happy to see Douglas Carswell back with the Tories'

The MP for Stone made it clear Carswell would be welcomed back into the fold, despite his 2014 defection to UKIP

Emma Watson hits back at critics lambasting her topless Vanity Fair cover

Emma Watson blasts critics over topless Vanity Fair cover

Emma Watson hits back at critics of Vanity Fair cover

The actress has been weathering a backlash after the cover of Vanity Fair showed her wearing a jacket with nothing on underneath

Brexit: UK must give up EU membership perks after leaving, says Francois Hollande

Think Trump will help you after Brexit? Bad choice, Hollande tells Britain

Think Trump will help you after Brexit? Bad choice, Hollande tells Britain

The French president has maintained his position the UK should not hold onto any of the bonuses of EU membership after its departure from the union

Congress committee to probe Donald Trump's claims Barack Obama tapped phones, say reports

US Congress 'to probe Donald Trump's Barack Obama phone-tapping claims'

US Congress 'to probe Donald Trump's Barack Obama phone-tapping claims'

The US president tweeted over the weekend the former president had ordered his phones at Trump Tower in New York City to be wiretapped

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - March 5

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - March 5

Jake Yapp's Sunday Best Podcast - March 5

Check out the latest highlights of the Sunday Breakfast show

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday, March 4

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday, March 4

Podcast: The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran - Saturday, March 4

Check out the latest highlights from The Radio Hustle

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Former police officer jailed after asking 14-year-old to perform sex act

Former police officer jailed after asking 14-year-old to perform sex act

Former police officer jailed after asking 14-year-old to perform sex act

A former police officer has been jailed for two years, after asking a 14-year-old to perform a sex act on a video chat

L. performs in Busker Sessions for Jon Holmes

L. performs in Busker Sessions for Jon Holmes

L. performs in Busker Sessions for Jon Holmes

The singer, with the stage name of L., performed her original song 'Love Blind' and Amy Winehouse's 'Stronger Than Me'

NHS employee suspended for sending threatening tweets to Jeremy Hunt

NHS employee suspended for threatening to kill Jeremy Hunt

NHS employee suspended for threatening to kill Jeremy Hunt

An NHS employee who tweeted threatening and offensive messages to health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been suspended from the profession for 13 months

Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind 71-year-old and her guide dog, leaving them stranded, has been fined

Founder of Amazon plans to start sending deliveries to the moon for 'future human settlement'

Founder of Amazon plans to start moon delivery service for 'future human settlement'

Founder of Amazon plans to start sending deliveries to the moon

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has claimed he wants to create a delivery service to the moon in order to provide for 'future human settlement'

The 'ping-pong' game could take months... but probably won't

Article 50 Bill: After the Lords amendment, what happens next?

Article 50 Bill: After the Lords amendment, what happens next?

Peers Baroness Hayter and Lord Green help us explain the process of 'ping-pong' which could cause a major headache for Theresa May

Theresa May appoints senior judge to examine spying powers

Theresa May appoints senior judge to examine spying powers

Theresa May appoints senior judge to examine spying powers

Lord Justice Fulford will be the first-ever Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Council candidate dies at Scottish Tory party conference dinner

Council candidate dies at Scottish Tory party conference dinner

Woman dies at Scottish Tory party conference

Conservative council candidate Marjory Borthwick died during a dinner held to mark the start of the party's Scottish conference

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

Heir to Greggs bakery chain found guilty of indecently assaulting boys

The heir to the Greggs bakery chain has been found guilty of indecently assaulting boys over a period of 30 years

Twitter outraged at Sir Rod Stewart over 'Isis-style beheading' video

Twitter outraged at Sir Rod Stewart over 'Isis-style beheading' video

Twitter outraged at Sir Rod Stewart over 'Isis-style beheading' video

The singer's wife, Penny Lancaster, posted a video on her Instagram account of the singer appearing to stage a mock execution in the desert

Astronauts radiation shield to be tested on mission to the moon

Astronaut radiation shield to be tested on mission to the moon

Astronaut radiation shield to be tested on mission to the moon

A vest which has been designed to protect astronauts from solar particles in deep space is to be tested on a mission to the moon

Two dead after fire breaks out at migrant camp in Italy

Two dead after fire breaks out at 'Big Ghetto' migrant camp in Italy

Two dead after fire breaks out at 'Big Ghetto' migrant camp in Italy

Two people have died after a fire broke out at a migrant camp known as the Big Ghetto in Italy on Thursday night

Train crash narrowly avoided at Liverpool Lime Street station after debris falls onto track

Train crash narrowly avoided at Liverpool Lime Street station after debris falls onto track

Train crash narrowly avoided at Liverpool Lime Street as debris falls on track

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union warned one commuter train nearly crashed into the rubble on the tracks

Donald Trump backs Jeff Sessions as controversy over Russia connection grows

Donald Trump backs Jeff Sessions as controversy over Russia connection grows

Donald Trump backs Jeff Sessions as controversy over Russia connection grows

Democrats have been accusing Sessions of lying under oath after it emerged he'd met with the Russian ambassador during the election campaign

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