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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

'Go bankrupt or go to court': Meet the residents facing bankruptcy over Grenfell-style cladding

'Go bankrupt or go to court': Meet the residents facing bankruptcy over 'Grenfell-style' cladding

Meet the residents facing bankruptcy over 'Grenfell-style' cladding

Residents of high-rise tower blocks with Grenfell-style cladding have told talkRADIO they are entering a "spiral of debt that will be impossible to get out of".

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

XR protests

Extinction Rebellion: How people reacted to the protests

Extinction Rebellion: How people reacted to the protests

Environmental activists have been protesting in London this week by vandalising buildings and gluing themselves to trains. Here's how people reacted to the protests.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre-Dame

Notre Dame fire: How events unfolded

Notre Dame fire: How events unfolded

The fire broke out at around 6pm last night and was declared to be "fully extinguished" more than 12 hours later. Here's your guide to how it all unfolded.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Beards

Bearded men respond to study suggesting beards 'dirtier than dogs'

Bearded men respond to study suggesting beards 'dirtier than dogs'

talkRADIO asked men with beards what they thought of new research which suggests that facial hair carries more harmful germs than dogs' fur.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Julian Assange

Who is Julian Assange?

Who is Julian Assange?

The WikiLeaks co-founder dominated headlines after his arrest yesterday, but who is he?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Julian Assange

Julian Assange arrest: How the internet reacted

Julian Assange arrest: How the internet reacted

This morning, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested almost seven years after securing political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sussex Royal

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

Princes, pornstars, and other mistaken Twitter identities

From pornstars to vice-presidents, Sussex driving instructor Kevin Keiley isn't the only person to find sharing a Twitter handle with a celebrity has its downsides.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Meet the 'other' independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Meet the 'other' Independent MPs

Due to the creation of Independent Group in February this year, the number of Independent MPs rocketed from nine to 20 MPs. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brexit stamps

April Fools' Day: The best Brexit-themed pranks

April Fools' Day: The best Brexit-themed pranks

From postage stamps featuring Brexit 'icons' to the government banning jokes over stockpiling fears, here's your guide to the Brexit fiction being shared today.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Here is your guide to the Brexit jargon

WTO, MV3: Brexit jargon explained

WTO, MV3: Brexit jargon explained

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

Why was Suella Braverman wrong to use the term 'cultural Marxism'?

A Conservative MP is facing criticism for quoting a conspiracy theory condemned by Jewish leaders as an anti-Semitic trope.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Steve Bray

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Brexit celebs: Meet those who found fame after the EU referendum

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, a number of previously unknown faces have been thrust into the spotlight. Here's your guide to the who's who of Brexit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

What's in Theresa May's letter to the EU?

Theresa May has written a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension of Article 50 until June 30.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Philip Hammond

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

5 key announcements from the Spring statement

From supercomputers to knife crime funding, here are the key announcements in the chancellor's Spring statement.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nigel Dodds

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

What is the 'Star Chamber'?

Mentions of the 'Star Chamber' have been banded about in the world of politics this week - but what is it?

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Diane Abbott calls Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured woman’ comment ‘offensive’

Diane Abbott debate: Why is 'coloured' offensive?

Diane Abbott debate: Why is 'coloured' offensive?

Diane Abbott has said it was “offensive” for Amber Rudd to call her a “coloured woman”, after the work and pensions secretary used the phrase during an interview on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dumfries

Suspicious packages latest: Second package found at Glasgow University

Suspicious packages latest: Second package found at Glasgow University

Over the past three days there have been suspicious packages discovered across London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Essex.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Debate: What can be done to tackle knife crime?

Debate: What can be done to tackle knife crime?

talkRADIO’s Matthew Wright brought together three guests with intimate knowledge of knife crime to discuss what can be done to tackle the crisis.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Olivia Coleman

Oscars 2019: The highlights

Oscars 2019: The highlights

Historic wins for black actors, a surprise victory for Olivia Coleman, and a new host-less format - this year’s Oscars broke the mould in more ways than one.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye after the referendum'

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye'

Doctor Salehya Ahsan tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Brexit Stories: 'We would have more of a voice as part of the European Union'

Ice cream company founder Annie Hanbury tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Brexit Stories: 'I made a mistake voting Leave'

Toy inventor Assim Ishaque tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

No-deal Brexit: What is being stockpiled?

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

As Brexit day nears, here are some of the more unusual items being stockpiled as people prepare for post-Brexit Britain.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to the UK'

Brexit Stories: 'Theatre companies from Europe will be reluctant to head to UK'

Actor Andrew Venning tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected his job

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Donald Tusk

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians react to Donald Tusk's 'special place in hell' comments

Politicians have given their thoughts on comments made by the European Council president, in which he claimed there was a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

UK travellers should be able to travel to most EU countries visa-free after March 29, even in the case of a no-deal Brexit - so will travelling to the European Union after 'Brexit Day' be any different?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

What do the amendments being tabled mean for Brexit?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Brexit deal amendments: What are MPs voting on?

Speaker Bercow has chosen seven motions to be voted on during the key Brexit vote on Tuesday night. Here's your guide to what they all mean.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Beer Wetherspoon

J D Wetherspoon: Are customers put off by a pub with a political stance?

J D Wetherspoon: Are customers put off by a pub with a political stance?

talkRADIO asked Wetherspoon customers if a pub with a political stance would ever put them off visiting - whether they agreed with it or not.

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for our immigration system'

Brexit Stories: 'Brexit has the potential to be positive for immigration'

Immigration lawyer Antonia Torr tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The chief executive of Airbus branded the Government’s handling of Brexit as a “disgrace” on Thursday, and warned that the company would move outside of the UK if its ability to compete on the global stage was damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

Pets at Home announced on Tuesday it will spend up to £8million on stockpiling on pet food and products to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples really have?

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples really have?

What is ‘common law’ marriage? And what rights do unmarried couples have?

Nearly half of unmarried couples who live together wrongly believe they share the same rights as others who are married, according to a survey.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

James Goddard

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

James Goddard: Who is the 'yellow vest' protester who hounded Anna Soubry?

The serial protester has previously stormed the offices of Facebook and the Labour Party, and leads a group of high-vis jacket-wearing protesters in Westminster.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Drones

Drones: What are the new regulations?

Drones: What are the new regulations?

The government has announced a series of new measures to control drone use in the UK. Here is your guide to the new regulations.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Migrants: Is there really a 'crisis' with asylum seekers coming to the UK?

Home secretary Sajid Javid has had naval boats deployed to deter migrants trying to cross the English channel, but is the 'crisis' as bad as it's made out to be?

Summer holidays 2019: Will Brexit affect your travel, getting the best rate on foreign currency and the best value breaks

Summer holidays 2019: Will Brexit affect your travel, getting the best rate on foreign currency and the best value breaks

Summer holidays 2019: Tips if you're booking in January

Consumer expert Harry Wallop tells talkRADIO what to bear in mind when booking a summer holiday for 2019

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

talkRADIO's top callers of 2018

Some of the most entertaining phone calls to talkRADIO from the British public

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas gifts for the Brexiteer or Remainer in your life

Christmas gifts for the Brexiteer or Remainer in your life

Left your Christmas shopping until the last minute? Have a politically-inclined friend with strong feelings on Brexit? Put one of these in their stocking

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

The feminism debate: Sexuality, ‘fancy little knickers’, and #MeToo

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled feminism, including whether women can be both sexy and feminist, and if the #MeToo movement has had the impact women hoped for.

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

Will the meaningful vote go ahead?

36 hours from the meaningful vote and there is still no certainty over whether it will go ahead.

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

The Transgender debate: Toilets, self-identification and sharing public spaces

A debate on the Matthew Wright show tackled the issue of transgender rights and toilets, and whether a trans person’s right to identify as the opposite gender should come before a biological woman’s concerns about sharing a private space with someone who may have a penis.

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in the customs union - but what is a customs union?

Legal advice confirms backstop will keep the UK in a customs union - but what is a customs union?

What is the EU customs union?

A law professor explains what the EU customs union is and what it means for Britain, Northern Ireland and Brexit

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

Could the government be found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal text?

MPs will vote on Monday as to whether the government is in contempt of parliament for not publishing the legal advice relating to the Brexit deal

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'weekend shopping list'

Prime Minister's Questions: Tory rebellion and Theresa May's 'shopping list'

What happened in today's PMQs? Political Editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

Gang

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

There has been a steady rise in the number of 'county line' gangs who recruit youngsters to transport and sell drugs from big cities to small towns. We look at the devastating impact the practice has had in Wales.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Theresa May

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Will the Brexit deal get through the House of Commons?

Now EU leaders have endorsed the Brexit deal, what is the likelihood of it being voted through by MPs?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly news round-up

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

News round-up: The week's top stories (17-23 Nov)

In this week's news, Sainsbury's announced it would start selling edible insects and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit was agreed.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wrapping paper

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.

Michael Gove

Game of Goves: Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Is Michael Gove compatible with Game of Thrones 'soulmate' Tyrion Lannister?

Michael Gove tweeted that he had been paired with Tyrion Lannister in a 'Who's your Game of Thrones soulmate?' quiz. We look at whether the couple are truly compatible.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theresa May

Prime Minister's Questions: Cutting away EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

Prime Minister's Questions: EU tentacles and pushing the delete button

What happened in today's PMQs? Political editor Ross Kempsell breaks down the key moments in the House of Commons.

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