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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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.

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

A 19-year-old Brexit Party candidate said he was "very shocked" after a man “hurled abuse” at him while "playing the European anthem”.

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

The leader of the SNP has said a vote for her party would be a chance to "escape Brexit" and put Scotland's future back in its own hands.

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

Conservative candidate Antony Calvert has been placed "under review" after talkRADIO uncovered a series of his Facebook posts.

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Ten teenagers were among the 39 people found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex.

Body of woman recovered from flood water in Darley Dale

Body of woman recovered from flood water in Darley Dale

A woman has died after apparently being swept away by flood water in Derbyshire.

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Nick Conrad is standing down after facing backlash for saying women should "keep your knickers on" while discussing a rape case in 2014.

Crossrail opening delayed until 2021

Crossrail opening delayed until 2021

The railway was initially due to be completed in December 2018, but this date was missed due to a series of problems.

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's bed sells for £8.5k at auction

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's bed sells for £8.5k at auction

An auction of items which belonged to The Prodigy star "surpassed all expectations", fetching a total of £347,750.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Over 100 flood warnings in place in northern England

Over 100 flood warnings in place in northern England

In Sheffield, people were forced to spend the night in a shopping centre after downpours flooded the streets.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police officer charged with murder of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson

Police officer charged with murder of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson

Two police officers have appeared in court following the death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

A glittery rainbow poppy badge has sparked debate online over whether there should be a specific poppy to recognise LGBT+ war heroes.

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

The 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex have all been identified and their families told, Essex Police said.

'Climate strike' named Collins Dictionary's word of the year

'Climate strike' named Collins Dictionary's word of the year

The term was used on average 100 times more in 2019 than the previous year.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people - all believed to be men aged between 16 and 30 - have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

The parties will not run candidates against each other in a number of seats in the election on December 12.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Peter Tatchell: Inconvenience of protests is ‘price of democracy’

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has welcomed a court ruling that police were unlawful in imposing a blanket ban on XR London protests.

Bristol to ban diesel cars in parts of city to tackle air pollution

Bristol to ban diesel cars in parts of city to tackle air pollution

Bristol City Council has approved plans to ban diesel cars in a central zone, meaning it is set to become the first UK city to do so.

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