Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Andy Park

'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years', claims man who celebrates Christmas every day

Mr Christmas: 'I've eaten over a million sprouts in the last 25 years'

A man who celebrates Christmas everyday has revealed to talkRADIO's Jeremy Kyle that he has eaten over a million sprouts and around 9.500 turkeys to date.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is Fairytale of New York homophobic for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

There are fresh calls to censor Fairytale of New York from the LGBT community unhappy about the 'f****t' lyric

Trafalgar Tree

Eighty-year-old Christmas tree switched on in London's Trafalgar Square

Eighty-year-old Christmas tree switched on in London's Trafalgar Square

An 80-year-old Christmas tree has been lit up in London's Trafalgar Square in a special ceremony.

Elf Murder

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

A primary school has faced criticism for staging an 'elf murder' with fake blood and police tape as part of a writing task for Year 4 pupils.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail roll out festive 'singing' postboxes across UK

Royal Mail launch 'singing' postboxes across UK

Postboxes which play a Christmas jingle whenever a letter is posted are being rolled out across the UK.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

Is it acceptable to crowdfund your children’s Christmas presents?

A dad-of-five has received a lot of attention after asking strangers to help buy Christmas presents for children via a GoFundMe page.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John is the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert with his performance of Your Song the soundtrack to a festive-tinged retrospective of his life and career.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola has reduced the number of stops on its annual Christmas truck tour as a charity claimed resistance was growing to the company giving out free sugary drinks.

Animatronic Orangutan

Iceland unleash animatronic orangutan on streets of London following advert ban

Iceland unleash animatronic orangutan on London following advert ban

The supermarket chain orchestrated the stunt to raise awareness of the effects of deforestation.

Iceland Advert

If Iceland had made their own advert 'there wouldn't be an issue', Clearcast's managing director says

Iceland ad was not banned for being 'political', Clearcast say

The managing director of Clearcast, who banned the controversial Iceland advert, has dismissed claims that the ad was banned for being too "political".

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Turkey

Farmer under fire for 'meet your turkey' service says he 'didn't expect' to cause 'so much offence'

Farmer under fire for 'meet your turkey' service 'disappointed' at backlash

A farmer who received death threats for offering a service allowing consumers to meet, name and raise their Christmas turkey before slaughter, has said he "didn't expect to cause so much offence".

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

The campaign ran on the company's social media and featured an elf in sexualised poses

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New figures show 12 NHS Trust reached 100% occupancy in December

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'January happens every year. Why can't the NHS prepare for this?'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'January comes every year. Why can't the NHS prepare?'

Our host suggests the NHS must be better prepared for demands of mid-winter

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

ASA starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

The image shows a toy elf holding a teabag over a doll's face

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Broad Street is one of Birmingham's busiest thoroughfares

Broad Street in Birmingham cordoned off as snow and ice falls from crane

Broad Street in Birmingham cordoned off as snow and ice falls from crane

Busy shopping and entertainment hub brought to standstill

The incident took place on Christmas morning

89-year-old man robbed outside supermarket on Christmas Day

89-year-old man robbed outside supermarket on Christmas Day

Man was attacked after taking money out of cash machine

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lecturer receives backlash after researching racist origins of Jingle Bells

Lecturer receives right-wing backlash after finding out Jingle Bells has racist origins

Lecturer receives right-wing backlash in Jingle Bells racism row

Kyna Hamill's research claims the song was first performed by someone in blackface

Ryanair customers face chaos just days before Christmas

Ryanair customers facing Christmas chaos as German pilots plan four-hour strike

Ryanair customers facing Christmas chaos as German pilots plan four-hour strike

Damaging disruption comes after low-cost carrier narrowly avoided a strike by crew operating out of Ireland

Mike Graham was joined by Saira Khan today

Mike Graham, the best bits: December 21

Mike Graham, the best bits: December 21

Mike Graham discussed everything from Damian Green's sacking to Davina McCall's six-pack

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MG was joined by Carole Malone this morning

Mike Graham, the best bits: December 20

Mike Graham, the best bits: December 20

MG and Carole Malone discussed all manner of topics, from Jeremy Corbyn to Christmas telly

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

Labour MPs shouted 'shame' when Theresa May responded to a question by MP Rosena Allin-Khan

Police continue questioning of four men suspected of plotting Christmas attack

Police continue questioning four men over 'Christmas terror attack plot'

Police continue questioning four men over 'Christmas terror attack plot'

The men were detained at various locations in Sheffield and one man in Chesterfield

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Santa on motorbike chases down hit and run driver

WATCH: Santa on motorbike chases down hit and run driver

Santa on motorbike chases down hit and run driver

A YouTuber was out filming on his motorbike when he saw an elderly pedestrian get knocked over by a car

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Grenfell Tower: Survivor from 20th floor reveals how she escaped

Grenfell Tower: Survivor from 20th floor reveals how she escaped

Grenfell Tower: Survivor from 20th floor reveals how she escaped

A memorial service took place at St Paul's Cathedral today in rememberance of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire

Toddler drops the F-bomb after learning Santa was coming to his house

Toddler drops the F-bomb after learning Santa was coming to his house

Toddler drops the F-bomb after learning Santa was coming to his house

Gemma Maxey was probably not expecting this response from two-year-old Leo

University College London apologises after 'white campus' tweet

University College London apologises after 'white campus' tweet

University College London apologises after 'white campus' tweet

University College London asked students on Twitter whether they were hoping for a 'white campus' following snowfall

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

London Waterloo customers were warned of chaos this evening (stock photo)

London Waterloo commuters face rush hour chaos due to fire

London Waterloo commuters face rush hour chaos due to fire

Rail companies warn of huge disruption after line-side fire earlier today

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lily Allen can move in to luxury flat before Christmas after Italian diplomats move out following public dispute

Lily Allen hits back at 'jealous' Daily Mail after being branded a hypocrite over tenancy dispute

Lily Allen hits back at 'jealous' Daily Mail after being branded a hypocrite

The singer had claimed her tenants were refusing to leave the property, leading to a savage article in the Daily Mail

Pandora removes 'sexist' Christmas advert from metro station

Jewellery firm Pandora removes sexist 'iron or apron' Christmas advert from metro station

Pandora removes 'sexist' Christmas advert from metro station

The advert asked onlookers whether they thought an iron, an apron, pyjamas or a Pandora bracelet would make a woman happy

White House 'excludes LGBT and black reporters from media Christmas party'

White House 'excludes LGBT and black reporters from media Christmas party'

White House 'excludes LGBT and black reporters from media Christmas part'

It is claimed this is the first time in 20 years that black people have been excluded from the event

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note

The man's note asked 'where can a lonely pensioner and widower find a place in a small group for Christmas?'

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

'Bitterly disappointing' - John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Moz the Monster criticised by viewers

'Bitterly disappointing' - John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Moz the Monster criticised by viewers

'Bitterly disappointing' - John Lewis Christmas advert criticised by viewers

This year the advert features a child who makes friends with a monster under his bed, though many do not like its ending

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas comes early for vlogger Tanya Burr

Christmas comes early for vlogger Tanya Burr

Christmas comes early for vlogger Tanya Burr

Vlogger Tanya Burr spoke to showbiz reporter Johnny Seifert about getting ready for Christmas

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Fairground workers block roads in protest against Christmas market cancellation

Fairground workers block roads in protest against Christmas market cancellation

Fairground workers block roads in protest against Christmas market cancellation

Traffic jams stretched for around six miles around the outskirts of Paris due to the protest

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tower Hamlets foster family: 'We should tell these people to integrate or ship out', says Imam

Tower Hamlets foster family: 'We should tell these people to integrate or ship out', says Imam

'We should tell Tower Hamlets foster family to integrate or ship out', says Imam

Dr Taj Hargey spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer of the incident where a five-year-old Christian girl was reportedly placed with muslim families who told her to remove her crucifix

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bill's song wasn't the most cheerful thing you've ever heard

Listen to grumpy Iain Lee caller sing about how rubbish Christmas is

Listen to grumpy Iain Lee caller sing about how rubbish Christmas is

If you're looking for a song to cheer you up, this probably isn't the one

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Caller Suze said her late husband was a big fan of the show

Iain Lee hears moving call from fan who lost her husband on Christmas day

Iain Lee hears moving call from fan who lost her husband on Christmas day

Suze told the harrowing story over her husband's death - leaving Iain lost for words

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Queen and Prince Philip were forced to delay their journey to Sandringham earlier this week

Queen 'to miss Christmas service due to cold'

Queen 'to miss Christmas service due to cold'

Heavy cold which has blighted the Queen and her husband this week appears to be lingering

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Howard Hughes reads an alternative version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Howard Hughes reads an alternative version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Howard Hughes reads an alternative version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Jon Holmes invited Howard Hughes to read an alternative version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Surprises, shocks, thrills and spills' - George Galloway sends his Christmas message

Brexit, Trump and rivers of blood: George Galloway sends his Christmas message

Brexit, Trump and rivers of blood: George Galloway sends his Christmas message

George Galloway has left a Christmas message for listeners of talkRADIO

'Try not to argue and fall out with each other' - James Whale's Christmas message

'Try not to argue and fall out with each other' - James Whale's Christmas message

'Try not to argue with each other' - James Whale's Christmas message

James Whale has a Christmas message for all talkRADIO listeners

'The build up's better really and then it's all over too quickly' - Jon Holmes sends a Christmas message

'Christmas is like sex: The build-up's great but it's all over too quickly' - Jon Holmes sends a festive message

'It's all over too quickly' - Jon Holmes' Christmas message

Jon Holmes has filmed a Christmas message for talkRADIO listeners

'Get together with your family and neighbours' - Paul Ross gives a Christmas message

'Get together with your family and neighbours' - Paul Ross gives a Christmas message

'Get together with your family and neighbours' - Paul Ross' Christmas message

Paul Ross has put together a Christmas message, especially for talkRADIO listeners

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Turkey, hangovers and Katie Price - Caller James plays Dead or Alive

Turkey, hangovers and Katie Price - Caller James plays Dead or Alive

Turkey, hangovers and Katie Price - Caller James plays Dead or Alive

Jon Holmes likes to give his listeners the chance to win some meat, today James tried to win a turkey

'If one parent doesn't see their child this Christmas, there is no reason why they shouldn't see them next year', says law firm

Divorced dads should get Christmas custody arrangements sorted early, says lawyer

Divorced dads should get Christmas custody arrangements sorted early - lawyer

29% of divorced Dads in the UK will be spending this Christmas day without their children, according to research by law firm Slater and Gordon

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'As threatening as a teetotal auntie in tan tights on Boxing Day' - Twitter reacts to Storm Barbara

'As threatening as a teetotal auntie in tan tights on Boxing Day' - Twitter reacts to Storm Barbara

'Like an auntie in tan tights on Boxing Day' - Twitter reacts to Storm Barbara

The Met Office has warned those in Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland that Storm Barbara is on its way for Christmas, but not everyone is taking the threat that seriously

Tiger snake found hiding in a Christmas tree in Melbourne

Poisonous tiger snake found hiding in Christmas tree in Melbourne

Poisonous tiger snake found hiding in Christmas tree in Melbourne

Homeowner Cheryl found a surprise you definitely wouldn't want to find near your Christmas tree this year

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mother who spends £2,000 on Christmas presents says 'no one should have a problem as it's my money and my children'

Mother Emma Tapping defends spending £2,000 on Christmas presents: 'it's my money and my children'

Mum defends spending £2,000 on Christmas gifts: 'it's my money and my children'

Emma Tapping went viral last year after sharing a photo online of her family's huge pile of Christmas presents around the tree. This year she has shared an even bigger pile

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas shopping, jumpers and music - Caller Hannah plays Band or Santa's Elves

Christmas shopping, jumpers and music - Caller Hannah plays Band or Santa's Elves

Christmas, jumpers and music - Caller Hannah plays Band or Santa's Elves

Jon Holmes invited caller Hannah on air to play Band or Santa's Elves to try and win a Christmas pudding

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

National Christmas Tree Day: The best and worst Christmas trees of 2016

National Christmas Tree Day: The best and worst Christmas trees of 2016

National Christmas Tree Day: The best and worst Christmas trees of 2016

Today marks National Christmas Tree Day, so we thought we'd celebrate with some of the best and worst Christmas trees put up this year

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

WATCH 'Bulb bandit' squirrel steals 150 light bulbs in 24 hours

WATCH 'Bulb bandit' squirrel steals 150 light bulbs in 24 hours

WATCH 'Bulb bandit' squirrel steals 150 light bulbs in 24 hours

A woman had more than 150 light bulbs stolen from her Christmas decorations in Seattle in just 24 hours, and captured the culprit on video

Christmas, doughnuts and wreaths - Comedian Ellie Taylor joins Jon Holmes

Christmas, doughnuts and wreaths - Comedian Ellie Taylor joins Jon Holmes

Christmas, doughnuts and wreaths - Comedian Ellie Taylor joins Jon Holmes

Comedian Ellie Taylor joined Jon Holmes, they discussed Christmas and her upcoming shows

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Man arrested in Ohio for allegedly hiding 71 pounds of marijuana as Christmas gifts

Man arrested in Ohio for allegedly hiding 71 pounds of marijuana as Christmas gifts

US man arrested for allegedly hiding 71 pounds of marijuana as Christmas gifts

Daniel Yates faces 16 years in prison if found guilty

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Santa is caught telling children Hillary Clinton is on the naughty list in Florida

Santa is caught telling children Hillary Clinton is 'on the naughty list' in Florida

Santa is caught telling children Hillary Clinton is on the naughty list

A man dressed as Father Christmas at Seminole Towne Center, Florida had to be removed when he told two children Clinton was on his naughty list

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