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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why I opened up my home to 19 refugees

Why I opened up my home to 19 refugees

Co-founder of the charity Refugees at Home, Sara Nathan, explains why she has opened up her west London home to 19 refugees since 2016.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party will not run candidates against each other in 60 seats in the December 12 election.

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Over 70 MPs have announced they will be standing down ahead of the December 12 general election.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

Who will become the next Commons Speaker?

After John Bercow announced he would be leaving the role after a decade, a number of MPs have confirmed their interest in the position.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson's letter to Corbyn calling for election - IN FULL

Boris Johnson has written a letter to Jeremy Corbyn urging the Labour leader to back his push for a general election.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: The key points

Parliament will sit on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

'Brexit derangement syndrome has everyone panicking about everything'

'Brexit derangement syndrome has everyone panicking about everything'

Tom Chivers says it has become "very difficult to tease out the crazy from the realistic" when it comes to a post-Brexit Britain.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Why are MPs talking about Hacker House?

Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to declare a conflict of interest after government funding went to his friend's tech firms. Here's all you need to know.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

Operation Yellowhammer, which outlines possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit, has warned of border delays and civil unrest.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What was it like to fly a plane on the day of the 9/11 attacks?

What was it like to fly a plane on the day of the 9/11 attacks?

Beverley Bass was the pilot of a plane heading to Dallas when the September 11 attacks occurred. She tells talkRADIO what the experience was like.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

Protests have erupted in Hong Kong over fears mainland China is increasingly taking control of the city's freedoms.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Inside the world of 8chan

Inside the world of 8chan

8chan has been taken offline after it was visited by individuals who went on to commit mass shootings.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The line-up so far

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The line-up so far

Among the line-up are sports stars, singers and social media influencers - plus the world's number one table tennis player.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

'Diabolical failures' that led to rape case collapse

'Diabolical failures' that led to rape case collapse

A woman who claims to have been repeatedly raped by her partner shares her story with talkRADIO reporter Alex Dibble.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Meet the candidates

Brecon and Radnorshire by-election: Meet the candidates

Candidates in the Welsh constituency have been preparing for a by-election that could cut the government’s working majority to just one.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Who is in Boris Johnson's Cabinet?

Britain's new Prime Minister appointed his top team last night. Here's your guide to who's who.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: The key points

Boris Johnson has outlined his plans as Prime Minister in his first speech outside Downing Street.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

Boris Johnson's constituents react to his Tory leadership win

talkRADIO speaks to Boris Johnson's Uxbridge constituents after the news their local MP will become Prime Minister

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

On Friday, a British-flagged tanker was captured by Iranian authorities. Here's what has happened since...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

Leadership race: What has Jeremy Hunt promised?

As the leadership race draws to a close, we look at what Mr Hunt has promised the public in his campaign to become Prime Minister.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Leadership race: What has Boris Johnson promised?

Boris Johnson has emerged victorious after weeks of campaigning, but what has he promised to change?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Who are the new European Union leaders?

Who are the new European Union leaders?

The European Union has announced its new slate of presidents, who will assume office later this year. But who are they?

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Suzy Lamplugh disappearance: Timeline of events

Suzy Lamplugh disappearance: Timeline of events

Police investigating the 33-year mystery of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh's murder have begun further searches in Worcestershire following "new information".

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Tory leadership race: Key dates

Tory leadership race: Key dates

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt face a gruelling month of campaigning before one of them is crowned the next Prime Minister.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Conservative leadership race: Who is in the running?

Conservative leadership race: Who is in the running?

There are now three candidates jostling for the position of Conservative leader, after Sajid Javid was the latest to be knocked out.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Tory leadership candidates reveal 'naughtiest thing' they've done

Tory leadership candidates reveal 'naughtiest thing' they've done

The 11 Conservative leadership hopefuls have shared anecdotes that rival Theresa May's fields of wheat.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Who are the 1922 Committee?

Who are the 1922 Committee?

Conservative leadership hopefuls will have a tougher path to becoming Prime Minister after the 1922 Committee changed the rules for the contest.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Peterborough by-election: Full list of candidates

Peterborough by-election: Full list of candidates

There are fifteen candidates fighting for the Peterborough seat vacated by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

MPs, Labour supporters and political commentators have aired their views online after Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell was expelled from the Labour Party.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Prime Minister on June 7. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dogs, cats and a rogue goat bring joy outside polling stations

Dogs, cats and a rogue goat bring joy outside polling stations

Regardless of who wins the European elections, pets at polling stations are ahead in the polls.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

‘The Wives of Westminster’

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

Inside the 'Wives of Westminster' blog

A new website set up to share the experiences of the wives of UK politicians has been widely criticised since its recent launch. Here's all you need to know about it.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gavin Williamson

Politicians and their unusual pets

Politicians and their unusual pets

Gavin Williamson's sacking has once again brought attention to the story of his pet tarantula, Cronus. But he is not the only politician with an unusual pet...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya case: 'We've got to stop being so PC'

Caster Semenya case: 'We've got to stop being so PC'

Three people close to the case of Caster Semenya shared their reaction to the ruling with talkRADIO.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blood scandal

Contaminated blood scandal: What you need to know

Contaminated blood scandal: What you need to know

A public inquiry has launched into what has been described as the "worst treatment scandal in the history of the NHS". Here's all you need to know.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EU elections: Full list of MEP candidates revealed

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

EU elections: The full list of MEP candidates

The full list of candidates standing in the European elections has been revealed ahead of voting on May 23. 

'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.

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