Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

'The demand is extremely high for segregated swimming pools', says Imam Ajmal Masroor

Segregated swimming: "Women want to enjoy themselves without being an object of desire," says imam

Segregated swimming: "Women want to have fun without being an object of desire"

British imam Ajmal Masroor has defended gender-specific pool sessions in Luton, telling talkSPORT that "the demand is extremely high", despite men seeming to get much the better deal…

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over Mark Duggan

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over Mark Duggan commemoration

Julia Hartley-Brewer vents her feelings over Mark Duggan commemoration

talkRADIO's morning show presenter clashes with former Operation Trident chair Claudia Webbe over plans to mark the anniversary of the death that sparked the English riots of August 2011…

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and political engagement

'Hackney Heroine' Pauline Pearce on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

'Hackney Heroine' on the London riots and "speaking for the unheard"

East London woman Pauline Pearce became a YouTube sensation after confronting rioters in the streets in 2011, and tells Julia Hartley-Brewer how her new-found fame has given her a platform…

Child sex abuse inquiry: 'The first two appointments were seriously incompetent', says child protection campaigner

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading barrister Jeremy Dein QC

Child sex abuse inquiry a "fiasco in a state of utter chaos", says leading QC

Top barrister Jeremy Dein tells talkRADIO that the departure of Dame Lowell Goddard as chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is simply the latest in a series of costly setbacks that will diminish public confidence…

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'People say they didn't think it would happen to them', says pharmacist on prescription drug abuse

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

British abuse of prescription drugs among the worst in Europe

A new study has shown the United Kingdom to be one of the biggest culprits for misusing painkillers and other drugs intended for someone else. Pharmacist Neal Patel says a user's first stop should always be a health professional…

Do you need a digital detox? A senior analyst at Ofcom explains how we use our devices

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

Texting friends in the same room? It might be time to go offline for a while…

A report from communications regulator Ofcom has revealed a growing trend for people taking time away from the internet amid fears that digital communication is becoming all-consuming. Have you taken a digital detox yet?

'It's highly likely that at some point, she could be killed' - Practical Solutions Charity director explains the growing threat to Amina Al-Jeffery with increased exposure

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

British woman Amina Al-Jeffery "highly likely to be killed" in Saudi kidnap case

As the High Court rules for her return to the UK, the 21-year-old from Swansea is in increasing danger in the Gulf state, 'honour-based violence' expert Mussurut Zia tells talkRADIO…

'We are on the verge of a recession unless something's done soon', says economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", warns economist Chris Williamson

"We could be on the verge of a recession", economist warns

Market specialist Chris Williamson says the government could be running out of options following Thursday's Bank of England interest-rate cut to 0.25%…

Russell Square: Security expert on the motivation behind the attack which has left one woman dead

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack which left one woman dead?

Russell Square Murder: What was the motivation behind the attack?

The Metropolitan Police will move fast to establish what lay behind the fatal stabbing of a woman in central London on Wednesday evening, security expert Will Geddes tells talkRADIO…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'One of the most exciting things I've done on TV' - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done on TV" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

"One of the most exciting things I've done" - Richard Osman on Child Genius

The Pointless presenter talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the challenges and delights of hosting the smash-hit kids' TV quiz…

'Great fun that someone like him is doing it' - Edwina Currie praises Ed Balls for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing: "Don't take it too seriously" - Edwina Currie offers Ed Balls some words of waltzing wisdom

Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls told "don't take it too seriously" by former MP

Ex-Conservative politician Edwina Currie says it is "great fun" that the former shadow chancellor is to appear on the hit TV show…

Zika expert provides advise on the virus and how to avoid contracting it following confirmed presence in Florida

How to avoid the Zika virus, by 'Mr Anti-Mosquito'

How to avoid the Zika virus

'Mr Anti-Mosquito' Howard Carter has told talkRADIO listeners that, despite the scaremongering, proper precautions will help prevent virus-spreading mosquito bites…

Terrorism threat: 'Mobile phones mean people are not aware of their surroundings', says security expert

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave" in threat situation

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave"

There will be more armed police on London's streets after the Met Police announced an additional 600 officers to deal with potential terror attacks. A security expert tells talkRADIO that we all have to take responsibility for our own safety…

Should the UK bring back the navy blue Passport after leaving the EU? Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU? MEP Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU?

MEP Daniel Hannan insists the forerunner to the current red European document is "emblematic of the fact we are a free people" following the referendum vote

Nottingham Women's Centre manager Melanie Jeffs on the online abuse after helping to make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Melanie Jeffs, from the Nottingham Women's Centre, tells Julia Hartley-Brewer she has suffered ongoing online abuse since police made prejudice against women an offence in July…

'Lets be honest with customers, standard rate is the out of contract tariff', says director of First Utility

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your bills, says energy regulator Ofgem

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your energy bills

On the day they announce a price cap for pre-pay users, energy regulator Ofgem has told talkRADIO it will also help customers shop around to make sure they are getting the best deal…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Leytonstone Tube Attack: John Cooper QC on the impacts of Muhiddin Mire's sentence

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness is not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leading QC John Cooper tells talkRADIO that the sentencing of 'lone wolf' knifeman Muhiddin Mire emphasises the balance needed in criminal prosecutions…

'I can't believe he's gone this far' - Republicans Overseas spokeswomen in disbelief over Donald Trump's attack on the Khan family

Friendly fire: Donald Trump slammed by own side for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Friendly fire: Trump slammed for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Republicans Overseas have told talkRADIO that their party's US presidential candidate's spat with the family of a fallen American serviceman was "baffling"…

'There would be an overwhelming call for an immediate reform' if the House of Lords blocked Brexit, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the House of Lords, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the Lords

Conservative MP Nigel Evans warns of dire consequences following claims from Baroness Wheatcroft that the House of Lords could intentionally delay invoking Article 50 and cause a second EU referendum…

'I think it's legally quite difficult' - Journalist explains BBC legal difficulty with salary disclosure

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

The House of Commons select committee for culture, media and sport has called on the BBC to reveal the names of anyone who earns more than the Prime Minister's £143,000 salary. Easier said than done, explains one observer…

New HIV drug: 'This is another tool, condom use alone is not working', says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone is not working", says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone isn't working"

In a ruling welcomed by anti-AIDS campaigners, the High Court has dismissed claims that local authorities, rather than NHS England, should fund new treatment…

'When the housing crisis was only affecting the poorest people, it wasn't taken seriously', says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor", says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor"

As figures reveal that home ownership in Britain has hit a 30-year low, what is the answer to the country's housing crisis? Estate Agent Ed Mead and politician Tom Copley discuss potential solutions…

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

A member of the Scottish parliament has blasted Britain's immigration system as "downright stupid" following news that an Australian family living in the Scottish Highlands face deportation if they do not secure an extension to their visa by midnight today (Monday). Kate Forbes MSP has criticised the UK government for its treatment of Kathryn and Gregg Brain and son Lachlan, 7, and called for an overhaul of the visa system.

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says MSP as Australian family faces Monday deportation

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says politician

MSP Kate Forbes has called for an overhaul of the UK immigration rules as Australian family face deportation if mother Kathryn Brain fails to meet Tier Two visa requirements by the end of Monday…

Saatchi and Saatchi sexism row: were comments inflammatory or just debate? Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Former Metropolitan Police Detective examines how safe the UK is following a number of terror attacks on mainland Europe

Terror threat: "You're not being a snitch or a grass, you're potentially saving lives"

'You're not being a snitch by reporting strange behaviour, you're saving lives'

Former police detective Peter Bleksley explains how the public can help in the fight to prevent major attacks on the British mainland…

'They were put into a corner' - Immigration lawyer defends Byron Hamburgers after Home Office migrant sting revelation

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office illegal workers sting, says immigration lawyer

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office sting

Immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal says the hamburger chain was "put into a corner" over a government crackdown on illegal workers…

'The problem is transphobia', says Stonewall charity on criticism of transgender fertility treatment

NHS transgender fertility treatment: "Everybody has the right to a family", says Stonewall charity

NHS transgender fertility treatment: "Everybody has the right to a family"

The Stonewall charity has hit out at 'transphobic' claims that people undergoing gender reassignment should be denied access to high-profile NHS services…

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy 100th birthday, have a mountain! Norway to give rather large gift to Finland to mark centenary of independence

'Happy birthday to you, what a fantastic view, happy birthday dear Finland...', Norway gift wrap a towering treat for their neighbours

'Happy birthday to you, what a fantastic view, happy birthday dear Finland...'

What do you give the independent state that has everything? Norway are considering tying a bow on Mount Halti and handing it to Finland to mark their Nordic neighbour's 100 years of independence from Russia…

Amina Al-Jeffery: Dual nationality could mean 'national or traditional laws apply', says community organisation

'I'm surprised she's still alive', says campaigner on British woman held against her will in Saudi Arabia

'I'm surprised she's still alive', says campaigner on British woman in Saudi

Swansea-born Amina Al-Jeffery's father has been accused of imprisoning her in Saudi Arabia "for her own protection". A British charity head says that the lack of reciprocal law with the Gulf state makes a legal solution difficult…

One in ten bingo players are at risk of developing a gambling addiction

Bingo can lead to gambling addiction, experts claim

Bingo can lead to gambling addiction, experts claim

Iain Corby, from the Gambling Association, explains that all forms of betting can lead to addiction, and offers advice on where to go for help if a hobby is becoming a habit…

'We're utterly incompetent as a country at planning any strategy for our infrastructure', says market commentator

Hinckley Point: Utter necessity, or better off shelved?

Hinckley Point: Utter necessity, or better off shelved?

Within hours of getting the green light from French energy firm EDF, the building of the £18bn Hinckley Point nuclear power station will be delayed by a government review. Who is right?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Shock figures published on Thursday that only one of 2,000 people in the UK suspected of being radicalised by terrorist groups has been subjected to a curfew by police have been challenged by an expert in international security

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claims misleading, says security expert

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claim misleading - security expert

Security expert Raffaello Pantucci says police are simply using different tools to monitor potential jihadists, as critics claim only one person has been subjected to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures…

Ice bucket challenge: 'This is one step closer to developing an effective treatment', says head of research for MNDA

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

2014's viral internet sensation has raised more than $100m towards treating serious illness, but the fight goes on says the UK's Motor Neurone Disease Association…

'Poll says Trump and Clinton are more disliked than Voldemort' - American journalist Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort' - American broadcaster Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort', says US broadcaster

London-based ABC correspondent Tom Rivers gives an insider's view as the race for the Oval Office hots up…

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Victoria Pendleton joins Julia Harley-Brewer

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling', says Victoria Pendleton

The double Olympic champion tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that she is looking forward to her first Olympic Games out of the saddle, and reveals her thoughts on how Britain's cyclists will fare in Rio…

The man appointed by Brussels to oversee Britain's exit from the EU is a "serious negotiator" who will be "no pushover", says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator', says former colleague

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator'

Labour MP Gisela Stuart says the man appointed to lead the European Commission's negotiations will be "no pushover" as Britain prepares to split from Brussels…

Should Parliament have a creche? Kirsty Blackman MP on why she brought her children into a select committee

Sparks fly as Julia Hartley-Brewer and the SNP's Kirsty Blackman debate MP's childcare arrangements

Sparks fly as Julia Hartley-Brewer debates MP's childcare arrangements

SNP politician Kirsty Blackman found herself in the midst of a row after taking her children to work at the House of Commons and demanding parliament become "more family friendly"…

Sitting in your office chair all day causes as many deaths as smoking, and is deadlier than obesity, a new study from Cambridge University claims

Is your office KILLING you? Sedentary work as bad as smoking and obesity, experts say

Is your office KILLING you?

New research has revealed that working in a sedentary job can increase the risk of early death. Doctor Iqbal Malik and exercise gurus UK Active discuss the findings…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Expert Michael Kheng on the idea of drone deliveries

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, delivery by drone is on its way

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, drone delivery is on its way

Following trial deliveries in the US and England, internet giant Amazon has been granted permission to test the viability of delivery by drone. So will our parcels soon be arriving by air?

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji insists that holidaying Brits should keep "a proportional sense of risk" and not be frightened by the current wave of terror attacks in Europe.

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji says holidaymakers should keep a "proportional sense of risk" and not be put off making travel plans this summer…

France church attack: 'We musn't be complacent, we've got over 2000 people in the UK of a similar ilk', says security expert

France church attack: 2000 people in the UK could do something similar, claims security expert

France church attack: '2000 people in the UK could do something similar'

Stronger communities can combat complacency and help slow the spread of domestic terrorism, says a former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer on the anniversary to mark Mark Duggan's death

'Mark Duggan wouldn't make my top FOUR MILLION of lives worth marking'

'Mark Duggan wouldn't make my top FOUR MILLION of lives worth marking'

talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer tells campaigner Ken Hinds that "one less thug on the streets is a better day for Britain"

Three Day Nanny Kathryn Mewes gives parenting advice to talkRADIO listeners!

Three Day Nanny Kathryn Mewes shares parenting tips with talkRADIO listeners!

Three Day Nanny Kathryn Mewes shares parenting tips with talkRADIO listeners!

TV's popular child troubleshooter joins Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss the best ways to keep kids under control…

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable'

Angus MacNeil, the MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, says that the Brexit vote means Scotland has the right to go to the polls again…

We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Tall story: We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Tall story: We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Professor of Human Genetics Timothy Frayling reveals why some nations have grown taller than others, and we reveal where to find the planet's tallest people…

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

As Home Secretary announces a policing review, campaigners say anti-immigrant tone of campaign has allowed extremists to "peddle toxic and hateful views"

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

'A complete fiasco' - Charlie Elphicke MP blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of Dover port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts traffic chaos

The member for Dover and Deal says the Home Office and Department of Transport "should have been prepared - we've had a nightmare on our roads"

'They have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of terrorist attacks on the German people

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of ongoing fear

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react'

Journalist Felix Tamsut says that, after four attacks in seven days, the tide is rapidly changing for the famous 'welcoming culture' coined by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year in response to a mass influx of refugees

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Family lawyer explains why judges tell more women in divorce to get jobs

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split, says family law specialist

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split

Family Law specialist Liz Cowell highlights why courts are becoming less sympathetic towards clients seeking spousal support

'I thought Mike Ashley was honest in many respects', says chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report, says chair of parliamentary committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report

MP Iain Wright, chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee, says the Sports Direct owner was engaging … once he was 'dragged kicking and screaming' to face questions

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'He might not be a superstar but he gets the best out of players', says talkSPORT reporter on Sam Allardyce

New England manager Sam Allardyce 'might not be a superstar, but he gets the best out of players'

New England boss Allardyce 'not a superstar, but gets the best out of players'

North-east football correspondent Graham Courtney explains why 'Big Sam' could be the man to bring some overdue success for the FA

'It's referred to as front-running' - Expert explains HSBC's Mark Johnson fraud charges

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

Financial specialist Chris Justham explains the charges brought in New York against the bank's British global head of foreign exchange trading

'There are a host of implications for the people' - Professor explains Turkey's state of emergency

Turkey: 'Erdoğan repression not healthy' - Expert explains country's state of emergency

Turkey: State of emergency explained

Professor Tahir Abbas examines the 'host of implications for the people' as the government crack down on rebels

'Theresa May should compliment President Hollande's haircut if she needs to', says journalist Peter Foster

PM Theresa May should 'compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal, says Telegraph's Peter Foster

PM 'should compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal

As Theresa May begins her European tour by visiting Germany and France, The Telegraph's European Editor Peter Foster says she should do everything in her power to keep negotiations calm, cool and constructive

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