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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.

NatWest

NatWest apologises after worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

NatWest apologises after worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

Natwest has apologised after a customer who called to apply for a loan was told "all vegans should be punched in the face" by a member of staff.

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

Ken Livingstone: Labour antisemitism claims are a 'good old smear'

The former London Mayor dismissed allegations of Labour antisemitism, claiming he "never heard a single antisemitic comment" during his time in the party.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

UK politicians guilty of 'anti-business sentiment'

"Anti-business sentiment" may have forced one of the UK's richest businessman to move to Monaco, according to Taxpayers' Alliance spokesperson Chloe Westley.

Labour Splitters

Brendan Chilton: Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Labour splitters have 'put a nail in the coffin' of their own careers

Director of Labour Future UK, Brendan Chilton, has claimed the seven Labour MPs who resigned today have "ended any future political career" they might have had.

Labour Resignations

Seven Labour MPs announce resignation from the party

Seven Labour MPs announce resignation from the party

Labour MPs Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey and Chuka Umunna have announced their resignations from the party.

Donald Trump

Sir Ed Davey MP: I 'agree with Trump' on bringing ISIS fighters home

Sir Ed Davey MP: I 'agree with Trump' on bringing ISIS fighters home

The Liberal Democrat said he "agreed with President Trump" that around 800 ISIS fighters from EU countries should be brought home to face trial.

Salisbury Cathedral

Russian flag flown from Salisbury Cathedral in 'stupid stunt'

Russian flag flown from Salisbury Cathedral in 'stupid stunt'

A huge Russian flag was draped over scaffolding at Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday, nearly a year on from the Novichok attack in the city.

Graffiti

Police investigating after photo of racist graffiti goes viral

Police investigating after photo of racist graffiti goes viral

Police in Salford are investigating a hate crime where racist graffiti was spray-painted across the front door of a father and son's home.

ISIS

Former Taliban captive: We should 'bring home' British ISIS members

Former Taliban captive: We should 'bring home' British ISIS members

Journalist Yvonne Ridley has claimed British citizens within ISIS should be brought back to the UK - not have their passports taken away.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Shamima Begum

IS schoolgirl Shamima Begum gives birth to baby boy in Syria

IS schoolgirl Shamima Begum gives birth to baby boy in Syria

Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum has given birth, her family have been informed, as the debate rages on over the future of her and her child.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Eurostar

Disruption on Eurostar after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered

Disruption on Eurostar after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered

Train services are expected to be disrupted all weekend due to the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb in Paris.

Theodore McCarrick

Former cardinal defrocked by Pope over historic sex abuse claims

Former cardinal defrocked by Pope over historic sex abuse claims

Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked by Pope Francis, after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults.

Shamima

Radicalised youngsters are looking for 'sense of belonging'

Radicalised youngsters are looking for 'sense of belonging'

The founder and director of Faith Matters said communities should make their young people "feel at home", or risk them being radicalised.

Nigel

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

Nigel Farage: I will 'fight damn hard' to ensure Brexit happens

The leader of the new Brexit Party said he would continue to "fight damn hard" in his quest for the UK to become a sovereign nation.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Climate Change

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Children descend on Parliament in climate change demonstration

Thousands of school pupils have gathered in Westminster as part of a nationwide protest against climate change.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' saying choice would be May's deal or no Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' saying choice would be May's deal or no Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Olly Robbins 'wished to be overheard' with Brexit comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg has suggested that Olly Robbins comments that MPs would face a choice between Theresa May's deal or Article 50 being extended were supposed to be overheard

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Brexit Stories: 'Robots could ease the Brexit uncertainty felt by manufacturers'

Robot salesman Mark Gray tells talkRADIO the impact Brexit has had on his job

Drink driving

Drink driving deaths reach highest level since 2009

Drink driving deaths reach highest level since 2009

The number of drink-drive fatalities has reached its highest level since 2009, according to provisional estimates.

Prince Philip

Not prosecuting Prince Philip over crash 'blatant favouritism', says criminal barrister

Not prosecuting Prince Philip 'blatant favouritism', says criminal barrister

Criminal barrister Jeremy Dein QC has accused the Crown Prosecution Service of "favouritism" for choosing not to prosecute the Duke of Edinburgh following his road crash.

Shamima Begum 'is not a victim, she knew what she was joining', says Brit who fought IS

Shamima Begum 'is not a victim, she knew what she was joining'

A former currency trader who joined Kurdish rebels to fight the Islamic State says Shamima Begum is 'more dangerous' now than when she left to join the terror group

John Redwood

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

Sir John Redwood: 'I hate the way that some MPs so scorn the British people'

The Conservative MP has revealed his contempt for MPs who want to "thwart the wishes" of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave in the EU referendum.

Sir Vince Cable: Bring IS teen back to UK to face trial

Sir Vince Cable: Bring IS teen back to UK to face trial

Sir Vince Cable says Shamima Begum should be brought back to the UK and investigated by police for her time with the Islamic State in Syria

Protest

Schoolchildren set to stage walk out in climate change protest

Schoolchildren set to stage walk out in climate change protest

Thousands of children are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.

Exclusive: Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

Tory Deputy Chair demands "misleading" school cuts site be taken down

James Cleverly has written to the people behind a website detailing cuts to school funding, calling their calculations 'misleading' and demanding the website is taken down

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Theresa May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

May suffers defeat on Brexit motion after European Research Group abstain

Theresa May's amendment asking for support for her Brexit plan was voted down by a majority of 303 to 258

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

Labour amendment to bring Brexit deal back to Commons fails

The Labour Party has had an amendment that would have demanded the Prime Minister bring her Brexit deal in front of the Commons on February 27 defeated

Third suspect in Salisbury poisoning ‘identified as Russian intelligence officer’

Third suspect in Salisbury poisoning ‘identified as Russian intelligence officer’

Third suspect in Salisbury attack ‘identified as Russian intelligence officer'

A third suspect linked to the Salisbury poisoning has been named by an investigative website as Denis Sergeev, a high-ranking Russian military intelligence officer.

Former extremist: Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to Britain

Former extremist: Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to Britain

A former extremist who new helps rehabilitate radicalised young people says Shamima Begum should be brought home and given a chance to 'turn her life around'

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began in England

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since records began, data shows.

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says Brussels could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite under May

Former Gove advisor says EU could refuse to budge on backstop if MPs don't unite

Henry Newman, a former advisor to Michael Gove, told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that tonight's vote could 'give Brussels the excuse' to refuse changes to the backstop if MPs can't agree on a Brexit plan

Two demonstrators arrested after protest filled Home Office pool with ‘blood’ over deportation flights

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Two people have been arrested after demonstrators filled a pool outside the Home Office with fake blood in protest of the government's deportation flights.

Dog Speed Dating

Battersea host dog speed dating event for Valentine's Day

Battersea host dog speed dating event for Valentine's Day

Prospective dog owners had the chance to go speed dating with dogs at an event hosted by Battersea Dogs and Cats home.

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

More than £30,000 raised for the family of four children who died in a house fire is to be put into a trust to help their two-year-old brother.

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Tory MP brands John McDonnell’s Churchill comments as ‘rubbish’

Conservative MP Bob Stewart has described John McDonnell’s comments about Winston Churchill as “rubbish” and a “slur”, after the shadow chancellor called the wartime prime minister a “villain”.

Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Billionaire criticised after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at his new shop

A billionaire has been criticised after his £200k Ferrari was allegedly seen blocking disabled access at the opening of his new flagship store.

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ win against Premier Inn in ‘victory for democracy’, says local campaigner

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ win against Premier Inn in ‘victory for democracy’, says local campaigner

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ wins fight against Premier Inn

Local residents of Tavistock – which has been dubbed Britain’s ‘angriest town’ – has won a fight against plans for a Premier Inn hotel, in what campaigners are calling a “magnificent victory for democracy”.

Fizzy Drink

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, new research suggests.

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

A British war veteran has been held in a prison in Dubai for four months over drug claims.

Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

Remain ministers 'determined to water down Brexit', says Sir Bernard Jenkin

The Brexiteer MP claimed negotiations with the EU would have gone "much better" if there was more support for the referendum result within the government.

Begum Family

Former Taliban captive: UK must show 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

Former Taliban captive urges 'understanding and sympathy' towards IS schoolgirl

A journalist who was captured by the Taliban has urged people to show more "understanding and sympathy" towards Shamima Begum, a Jihadi bride who wants to return to the UK.

ISIS

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

Robert Halfon MP brands ISIS 'most horrific death cult since Nazi Germany'

The Conservative MP said the UK "cannot welcome back" any British citizen that joins ISIS, as a former London schoolgirl who joined the group revealed she wished to return to the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

Manchester City Council's plans to fine rough sleepers dubbed 'social cleansing'

The leader of the opposition at Manchester City Council has criticised plans to fine rough sleepers for 'antisocial behaviour'

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would “make business harder”, but that he still thought a deal was “the most likely option”.

Council denies covering up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Islington Council have admitted to covering up an anti-Brexit billboard targeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his own constituency, adding that it was simply "a mix up".

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

Brexit Party revealed to be headquartered at a bed and breakfast

The Brexit Party

Barbie

Inclusive Barbie dolls show the toy industry has 'finally got the message'

Inclusive Barbie dolls: 'The toy industry has finally got the message'

Toy manufacturer Mattel has released a range of Barbie dolls with disabilities, including one in a wheelchair and another with a removable prosthetic leg.

Police Lines

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

Norman Brennan: 'I have near zero faith in the policing minister'

The campaigner and former police officer revealed he has "near zero faith" in policing minister Nick Hurd and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to protect policing in the UK.

It is 'appalling' prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

It is 'appalling' former prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

Crisis CEO: It is 'appalling' ex-prisoners are reoffending to avoid the streets

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, has said that it is “an appalling state of affairs” when someone has to choose between sleeping on the streets or prison, after a report said prisoners are reoffending to get a roof over their heads.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

Hands

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists creating database of hand photos to crack down on child abuse

Scientists are appealing to the public to submit photographs of their hands in the hope of developing new tools to track down and convict child abusers.

Video games

'No link' between violent video games and teen aggression, study finds

'No link' between violent video games and teen aggression, study finds

Playing violent video games does not cause teenagers to be aggressive, according to a University of Oxford study.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

Dominic Grieve: 'We will not be leaving the EU on March 29'

The former attorney general has revealed he would be "astonished" if the UK was ready to leave the EU on March 29, even with a deal secured.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

'Hundreds' of people sign up to Brexit party under false names in internet prank

A writer encouraged people to sign up to the Brexit party multiple times under comedic aliases

Upskirting

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

New upskirting law 'protects every gender'

The woman behind a successful campaign to make upskirting a criminal offence has claimed the new law will "protect everyone".

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