By Samantha King

Thursday 17 January 2019

Thursday 17 January 2019

SWNS Burglary

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by former policeman and Judo enthusiast

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by two OAP residents

A burglar who broke into retirement flats was restrained by two pensioner residents - a former policeman and a Judo enthusiast.

Smacking

Do people who were smacked as children support a smacking ban?

Do people who were smacked as children support a smacking ban?

Following Jersey's decision to outlaw the smacking of children, talkRADIO asked people who were smacked growing up whether they would support a UK-wide ban.

Child

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents', claims campaigner

Introducing a ban on smacking children will 'criminalise decent parents'

Banning the smacking of children will "criminalise ordinary, decent parents", a pro-smacking campaigner has claimed.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

The Conservative politician told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that he had an "easy" solution to navigating negotiations with the European Union.

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Wednesday 16 January 2019

e-fit

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Social media users have mocked an e-fit image released by Staffordshire Police, claiming it resembles the alien E.T.

David Davies

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

David Davies MP on how his life has changed since wearing a bodycam

The Conservative politician has revealed the amount of abuse he has received from protesters in Westminster has reduced since he started wearing a bodycam.

EU

Leeds-based business says it will pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

Leeds-based business set to pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

A language translation and interpreting company has committed to paying the £65 UK settlement fee for its 57 EU national staff members.

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

The DUP leader told talkRADIO she was "disappointed" in the Prime Minister for not asking the EU to "get rid" of the backstop clause ahead of yesterday's meaningful vote.

Downing Street

Stewart Jackson: Downing Street's Brexit strategy 'is like the Wizard of Oz - you pull the curtain back and there's not much there'

Stewart Jackson compares Downing Street's Brexit strategy to 'Wizard of Oz'

The former aide to David Davis compared the government's Brexit strategy to the Wizard of Oz, claiming behind the curtain "there's not much there".

Mark Adams

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

The former private secretary to Tony Blair and John Major has been jailed for seven years for raping a "particularly vulnerable" woman.

Bath Leisure Centre

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after complaints about 'naked men'

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after 'naked men' reports

A leisure centre director has dismissed reports that men have been "parading around naked" in Bath Sports and Leisure Centre's new unisex changing rooms.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Michael Gove poster

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

An optimistic tweet posted by the Environment Secretary ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

The politician claimed MPs who were against a no-deal had forgotten voting for the UK to leave without a deal by default if no deal had been agreed to.

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver on time and accurate reports about donations.

Chris Packham

Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging, urges Chris Packham

Chris Packham: Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging

The naturalist has called on the food industry to put "factual photographs" of the conditions animals are kept in on meat packaging.

LGBT

Google under pressure to remove gay conversion therapy app from online store

Google under pressure to remove 'pray away the gay' app from online store

Google has come under fire for not removing an app promoting gay conversion therapy from its app store.

Theresa May

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet', says Lord Peter Lilley

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet'

Lord Peter Lilley told talkRADIO's James Whale the Prime Minister "seems to be a limpet" who does not "get dislodged from her rock very easily".

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said that if Parliament rejects the Withdrawal Agreement, it could give the Prime Minister a "strong hand" in negotiations with Brussels.

Monday 14 January 2019

Monday 14 January 2019

Scented candle

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution, says Green Party co-leader

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, has accused Michael Gove's Clean Air Strategy of avoiding the major causes of air pollution, by focusing on scented candles and wood-burning stoves.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems facing urban Britain'

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems'

Organisers of an event celebrating Waltham Forest's status as a London Borough of Culture have defended the event, after coming under fire for holding celebrations in the same week a 14-year-old was killed in the area.

Tulip Siddiq

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Tulip Siddiq has revealed she has postponed her Caesarean section so she can vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal tomorrow.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk

Brexit backstop will be 'temporary', says letter from Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 

EU letter: Brexit backstop will be 'temporary'

European Union chiefs have sent Theresa May a letter confirming that Brussels does not want the so-called "backstop" to remain in place permanently following Brexit.

Southwark Protest

London minicab drivers block major road in protest against Sadiq Khan's congestion charge

Minicab drivers block major road in protest against £11.50 congestion charge

Private hire drivers have blocked a major road in Southwark in protest against an £11.50 charge for driving in central London.

Sunday 13 January 2019

Sunday 13 January 2019

Poppies

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial in 'mindless' act of vandalism

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial

Police are investigating a "mindless act of vandalism" involving a war memorial in Swindon.

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