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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

Mothers and babies suffered avoidable death due to major failings stretching back 40 years at an NHS trust, according to a leaked report.

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Amelia Womack: Climate change will get even more expensive

Deputy leader Amelia Womack has said if the UK doesn't invest in climate change now, dealing with the effects will be "even more expensive".

Transport workers quitting jobs due to lack of toilet facilities

Transport workers quitting jobs due to lack of toilet facilities

As part of World Toilet Day, a union has said some workers suffered health problems after having to wait hours to access a toilet.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in TV debate

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the leader of the opposition ahead of the hour-long showdown, asking him about his Brexit stance.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

The Liberal Democrats and SNP have lost a High Court challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their party leaders from a televised election debate.

New wasp species named after Idris Elba

New wasp species named after Idris Elba

A newly-discovered species of wasp has been named after the British actor and musician.

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

Candidates in Jo Cox's former seat pledge to campaign peacefully

The pledge commits the candidates to foster "constructive democratic debate" and to treat their opponents with dignity and respect.

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

Corbyn jokes Prime Minister is his 'warm-up act' at CBI event

The Labour leader made the jibe after Boris Johnson's address at the annual Confederation of British Industry conference.

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

The body of 39-year-old Nicola Stevenson was found by a dog walker in a wheelie bin in East Sussex.

Extinction Rebellion members begin week-long hunger strike

Extinction Rebellion members begin week-long hunger strike

The action - taking place in 22 countries - is highlighting the "vulnerability of food supplies", the climate activism group say.

Backlash for Prince Andrew after Epstein interview

Backlash for Prince Andrew after Epstein interview

The Duke of York has been criticised for a TV interview in which explained his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

Ann Widdecombe: Tories offered me a Brexit role if I stood down

The Brexit Party MEP said Downing Street officials offered her a position in Brexit negotiations if she withdrew from the election race.

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour pledge free broadband for all by 2030

Labour has said it will "bring communities together" with free internet for homes and businesses, but the Lib Dems say it is too expensive.

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Deputy leader Sir Ed Davey will say in a speech today that the plan will see Britain become a world leader in wind and tidal power.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

The number of offenders being punished for their crimes is at the lowest level in almost half a century, figures suggest.

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

A 28-year-old who repeatedly dialled 999 and belched down the phone at police call handlers has been jailed for 24 weeks.

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

The number of children in England abused due to a belief in witchcraft has risen by more than 30 per cent in the last three years.

Turkey deports British IS suspect

Turkey deports British IS suspect

Turkey has deported one British and seven German IS suspects back to their home countries.

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Steve Bannon: Nigel Farage is 'sophisticated and savvy'

Donald Trump's former chief strategist praised the Brexit Party leader for his electoral strategy.

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

The outgoing European Council president urged Remain campaigners not to "give up" in their fight to stop Brexit.

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

The force said it recovered 29 potential human trafficking victims in searches of London addresses that led to 17 arrests this morning.

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon will join Jo Swinson in taking legal action after being excluded from a televised leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Brexit Party chairman: ‘All our nomination papers are in’

Richard Tice has said all nominations for Brexit Party candidates have been submitted, despite pressure to withdraw from marginal seats.

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

Priti Patel: Conservatives will reduce overall immigration

The Conservative's have pledged to cut overall immigration, while hitting out at Labour policy, saying Jeremy Corbyn would see it "surge".

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

Brexit Party's anti-Boris ads ran despite truce

The Brexit Party were still running anti-Boris adverts in Tory seats after promising to stand down candidates, talkRADIO can reveal.

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

A man has been charged after a stash of cocaine worth more than £20 million wrapped in frozen meat was seized from the back of his lorry.

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Detectives have released images of 10 protesters suspected of serious disorder at a 'Free Tommy Robinson' demonstration.

Greta Thunberg to set sail back across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg to set sail back across Atlantic

The 16-year-old climate activist is returning to Europe after a global climate meeting was relocated from Chile to Spain.

Facebook bug turns on iPhone users' cameras

Facebook bug turns on iPhone users' cameras

A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant's app to access users iPhone cameras.

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

The former Justice Secretary told talkRADIO a parliamentary majority for his former party would mean "essentially a no-deal Brexit".

Sir Richard Branson apologises for 'lack of diversity' in photo

Sir Richard Branson apologises for 'lack of diversity' in photo

The Virgin Group boss came under fire after sharing a photo of himself at an event in South Africa, which featured "so many white people".

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

The activist has gained notoriety for appearing in the background of news broadcasts outside Parliament and shouting "Stop Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has defended "onanism" comments that Boris Johnson is set to make about Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit.

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Health funding will get a £26 billion boost under a Labour government, funded by taxing the richest in society, the party has promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men have been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences, the Metropolitan Police said.

UK employment suffers sharpest decline since 2015

UK employment suffers sharpest decline since 2015

The number of people in work declined by 58,000 to 32.75 million in the three months to September, new figures show.

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin have been jailed for life for strangling 13-year-old Tristan Barrass and 14-year-old Blake Barrass.

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Temur Shah, 45, was jailed for sexually assaulting a female passenger while she was leaning out of his car door to vomit.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

Annunziata Rees-Mogg to quit ‘vicious political world’ next year

The Brexit Party MEP has said she is looking forward to retiring from politics when she gives birth to her third child, due in March.

Extinction Rebellion hope to top charts with Christmas single

Extinction Rebellion hope to top charts with Christmas single

The climate activism group are aiming to top the charts with a new single, which calls for action on global warming "before we're all dead".

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

The Labour Party has said that it has experienced a “sophisticated and large scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms.

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

The Brexit Party leader has told talkRADIO he is "not for sale" after speculation that he stood down candidates in exchange for a Lordship.

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting over flooding

The Prime Minister will chair the Cobra meeting this afernoon after the north of England was hit by severe flooding last week.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Stuart Potts, 38, claimed he set off fireworks during the two-minute silence in Salford as a "mark of respect".

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

The Prime Minister had claimed on the campaign trail he would not drink until Brexit is sorted.

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

Extinction Rebellion float house down River Thames

The demonstration aimed to show impact of climate change by highlighting the threat of rising sea levels.

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Nigel Farage has said the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election.

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the House of Commons for six months, will not stand for re-election after 32 years in Parliament.

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

The Brexit Party MEP said Boris Johnson's rejection of an electoral pact shows the Conservative's "enormous sense of entitlement".

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

A man has been charged with a public order offence after disrupting a silent tribute at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford.

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Both the Prime Minister and the Labour leader have pledged to improve support for the Armed Forces if their parties win the election.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 24 years after he opened fire on police officers with a double-barrelled shotgun in Somerset.

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