Matthew Wright

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Effect of social media on teenagers ‘trivial in size’

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

The effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are "trivial" in size, a new study suggests.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Matthew Wright on his stalker: 'I don't want her to be nicked for it'

Matthew Wright on his stalker: 'I don't want her to be nicked for it'

The talkRADIO presenter has opened up about being stalked, which he says has left his wife feeling "under threat".

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Middle-aged employees earn 13 per cent less than younger peers

Middle-aged employees earn 13 per cent less than younger peers

Middle-aged employees earn 13 per cent less than younger peers

Middle-aged employees are likely to earn almost 13 per cent less than their younger counterparts, a study has found.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

Dawn Butler defends David Lammy over Nazi party remark

The shadow women’s minister has defended fellow Labour MP David Lammy after he refused to back down for comparing the European Research Group to the Nazi party.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

The government has been “hugely reluctant” to relocate local interpreters who assisted British forces in Afghanistan to Britain, the chair of the defence committee has warned.

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

Majority of public supports ‘strong leader willing to break rules’, survey finds

An annual survey on political engagement has found that 54 per cent of respondents believed the country needed a “strong leader willing to break the rules”.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support ‘Homeless Heroes’ campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

Presenter Kevin O’Sullivan sleeps rough in support of homeless campaign

talkRADIO presenter Kevin O’Sullivan spent the night sleeping on the streets of Windsor as part of the “Homeless Heroes” campaign.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Prince Charles and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

'Reprehensible' for Royal family to 'collude' with Brunei

The British government and the Royal family have been accused of “colluding” with the oppression of LGBT people in Brunei.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Conservatives criticised for not adopting Islamophobia definition

Conservatives criticised for not adopting Islamophobia definition

The deputy general of the Muslim Council of Britain has called upon the Conservative Party to adopt a cross-party definition of Islamophobia.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

'More acceptance' needed for S&M activities

'More acceptance' needed for S&M activities

‘More acceptance’ of consensual harm is needed, according to the honorary president of sadomasochism charity the Spanner Foundation.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Birmingham Mosque attack

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

Funding disparity between Muslim and Jewish places of worship condemned

A Muslim charity has called for government to provide funding for mosque security after five of mosques were vandalised in Birmingham.

People's vote second referendum

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

PM ‘best recruiter’ for People’s Vote

Theresa May has been the “best recruiter” for the People’s Vote campaign, according to Alastair Campbell.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Dawn Butler: ‘We have to have compassion’ for ISIS children

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler has accused Sajid Javid’s of using so-called ‘ISIS brides’ as “pawns” in his bid to become Conservative leader.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Downton Abbey star: Crufts encourages 'Victorian perception' of animals

Downton Abbey star: Crufts encourages 'Victorian perception' of animals

Downton Abbey actor and animal rights activist Peter Egan said dog show Crufts has been “tarnished” by its inclusion of purebred competitions.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Al Murray

Al Murray: 'I have a little bit of admiration for politicians'

Al Murray: 'I have a little bit of admiration for politicians'

The comedian decided he "wouldn't want to be a politician" after running against Nigel Farage in the 2015 general election, he has revealed.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Dawn Butler: Theresa May 'a danger to democracy'

Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler said the Prime Minister’s attempts to “bribe” Labour MPs to vote for her deal were a danger to British democracy.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music at lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

The head teacher of a school in Essex has defended the decision to force children to listen to classical music during their lunchtime, describing it as a “win-win” situation.

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

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

Dawn Butler: Labour ‘unfairly scapegoated’ over antisemitism

The Labour Party is being “unfairly scapegoated” over accusations of institutional antisemitism, shadow cabinet member Dawn Butler said today.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

drug test

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

The TUC’s senior policy officer has warned that mandatory drug testing could actually lead to more dangerous workplaces.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Conversion therapy happening 'in our midst', says LGBT+ Christian campaigner

LGBQ+ children 'harmed by gay-conversion therapy'

LGBQ+ children 'harmed by gay-conversion therapy'

Gay people have been forced to have heterosexual sex as part of conversion therapy requested by religious leaders, a Church of England campaign group has claimed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Layla Moran

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

The Liberal Democrats plan to work with the breakaway Independent Group MPs, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confirmed on Wednesday.

Shamima Begum

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

Government must prove Shamima Begum is ‘threat to the country’

The government will have to prove Shamima Begum poses a risk to national security in order to take away her British citizenship, according to a leading human rights lawyer.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Cannabis dog treats could 'calm anxious pets'

Cannabis dog treats could 'calm anxious pets'

Cannabis dog treats could soon be used to calm down anxious or frightened dogs if campaigners succeed in changing existing regulations.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

Dawn Butler: Labour resignations are a 'gift for the Tories'

The resignation of seven Labour MPs this morning is a "gift for the Tories", Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler told talkRADIO today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

London Taxi

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

Paul Scully MP: Taxi laws are 'totally out of date'

The Conservative MP is calling for stricter laws on taxis, including criminal record checks on drivers and CCTV in cabs.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassment

Lord Peter Hain: Why I named Sir Philip Green in harassment scandal

The Labour peer who named Sir Philip Green as the businessman facing sex allegations using parliamentary privilege says he did not take the decision "lightly".

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully, Conservative vice chair in the London region, said Graham Brady's amendment gives a realistic chance of the backstop being renegotiated

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright: 'Babies are generally really ugly, but mine is beautiful'

Matthew Wright: 'Babies are generally really ugly, but mine is beautiful'

In his first show since becoming a father, the talkRADIO presenter shared his experiences so far.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Harry Miller

Man investigated by police for retweeting transgender poem describes experience as 'sinister'

Man investigated for sharing transgender poem says '1984 is not a police manual'

Harry Miller was investigated by police for sharing a poem on Twitter which questioned whether transgender women were biological women.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea', says campaigner urging environmental laws to be adopted before Brexit

'The EU stopped the UK pumping sewage into the sea' says campaigner

Friends of the Earth are urging Michael Gove to bring environmental legislation in before Brexit happens

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government and social media companies must act'

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government must act'

An MP and a disability campaigner explain the impact of online abuse on disabled people, after lending their support to Katie Price's campaign to make online abuse a crime

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

What do 'winter hedge' and 'day gate' mean? A Yorkshire dictionary will tell you

A dictionary of over 4,000 traditional Yorkshire words and sayings has been compiled by an archivist

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have new stricter classifications to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films to have stricter ratings to reflect changing views on sexual violence

Films are set to have stricter classifications in order to reflect the public’s view on sex and violence.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT people 'suffer persecution' in armed forces, says Royal Legion LGBTQ+ group

Marc Edwards, a member of the LGBTQ+ Royal Legion branch, has said that LGBTQ+ personnel still “suffer persecution” whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

John Latham from NHS Blood and Transplant has said that women are often “happier” to donate blood and said a fear of needles can be a reason they do not donate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 ‘There is a thing of being too disabled’ as an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson, a broadcast journalist and producer has said that there is “such a thing as too disabled” when being an actor, after Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston defended playing a disabled man in his latest film.

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Mark Day from the Prison Reform Trust has said proposals to remove bars from the windows of new prisons are “common sense”, describing it as “yesterday’s technology”.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Sexual abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Abuse is ‘a worldwide problem for the church’, says child protection campaigner

Jonathan West, a child protection campaigner has said that child sexual abuse “seems to be a worldwide problem for the Church.”

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.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

‘Archaic’ sayings like ‘killing two birds with one stone’ have no place in modern society, says PETA

Idioms like ‘two birds with one stone’ have no place in society, says PETA

Dr Carys Bennett from PETA UK has said that “archaic” sayings such as “killing two birds with one stone” have “no place in modern society”.

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse on Rotherham abuser: 'The shame is for him to carry, not me'

Sammy Woodhouse was groomed and raped by Arshid Hussain, but waived her anonymity to campaign for greater protection for women and children affected by grooming

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

The Government will lose meaningful vote ‘potentially by a large margin’, says DUP’s Peter Weir

May will lose meaningful vote ‘by a large margin’, says DUP's Peter Weir

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Education Minister Peter Weir has said that unless “something very strange” happens, the Government will lose the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement next week, potentially “by a large margin”.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell begins to prepare for Treasury takeover in case of 'government collapse' over Brexit deal vote

Exclusive: John McDonnell prepares for Treasury takeover in case of election

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Treasury Secretary Tom Scholar asking for an urgent meeting in case the government collapses over Brexit deal

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

John McDonnell: ‘I thought Remain would win the referendum'

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that he “could palpably feel the vote was gone” for Remain before the EU Referendum result was in.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism trigger warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but potential racists'

Antisemitism warnings in the Bible 'aren't for Jewish people, but racists'

A group of Jewish leaders has called for footnotes to be added to the Bible and Koran that point out when the text contains antisemitic ideas

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: 'Charges against Tommy Robinson are bogus and UKIP is not far right'

Gerard Batten: Charges against Tommy Robinson are 'bogus'

UKIP leader Gerard Batten defended his appointment of Tommy Robinson as a special adviser on rape gangs, saying his convictions were a result of 'mistakes' by the justice system

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘aspirations, dreams and success’ says former Director of High Pay Centre

A £1m pay limit would cap people’s ‘dreams’ says ex-Director of income thinktank

Stefan Stern, the former Director of the High Pay Centre has said that a £1 million pay limit per year, as suggested by Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, would “cap” people’s success.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard and my other comic housemates’

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard and my other comic housemates’

Jon Richardson: ‘I used to sleep in the car to get away from Russell Howard'

Comedian Jon Richardson has revealed that he used to sleep in his car to get away from his housemates, including fellow comedian Russell Howard.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

'A disgrace' that no black people sit on the Parole Board, says campaigner

The Parole Board has no black people among its 240 members, and Simon Woolley, director of Operation Black Vote, told talkRADIO it's a 'disgrace'

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

'He's not who I thought he was', says artist inviting public to deface Boris Johnson painting

Artist inviting public to deface painting of Boris Johnson

Helen Masacz painted Boris Johnson in 2010, but is now inviting the public to deface the artwork as her feelings have changed towards the former Foreign Secretary

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts’ to prevent suicide, says Samaritans

Samaritans' Neil Peters has said that passengers should “trust their instincts and act” if they seem someone who they believe to be suicidal on the railways.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions 'must be clearer on benefit sanctions'

Steve McCabe, who sits on the Work and Pensions Committee, said more guidance was needed from the Department of Work and Pensions to stop sanctions being unfairly levelled against vulnerable benefit claimants

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB Organiser: ‘Uber want to get away with as little cost to them as possible’

GMB’s Steve Garelick has said that Uber “want to get away with as little cost” as possible as hundreds of “precarious workers” gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London ahead of Uber’s appeal hearing on Tuesday.

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