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Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Conservative whistleblowers undermine official denials of breaking electoral law regarding 'Battlebus' expenses

Conservative whistleblowers contradict official denials over 'Battlebus' expenses

Tory whistleblowers contradict official denials over 'Battlebus' expenses

The Tories have been accused of breaking electoral law by not declaring local expenses of the 'Battlebus2015' campaign

Brexit: Theresa May urged to ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

Brexit: Theresa May urged to emulate Thatcher and ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

Brexit: Theresa May urged to ignore EU divorce bill by Boris Johnson

The Foreign Secretary has urged the Prime Minister to take a stance against the proposed fee of £50bn to leave the European Union, citing Margaret Thatcher as an example

Seven injured in Dusseldorf after assailant goes on axe rampage in train station

Seven injured in Dusseldorf after assailant goes on axe rampage in train station

Seven injured in Dusseldorf after assailant goes on axe rampage in train station

A man from the former country of Yugoslavia has been arrested in connection with the incident

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits', says Guy Verhofstadt

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits' says top Brussels negotiator

Brexit: 'British citizens should be able to keep EU membership benefits'

The European Parliament's chief negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, spoke to BBC Radio 4 on Friday morning about citizens' rights after Brexit

Budget 2017: Theresa May accused of partial U-turn to quell potential Tory revolt over NI hike

Budget 2017: Theresa May accused of partial U-turn to quell potential Tory revolt over NI hike

Theresa May accused of partial U-turn to quell potential Tory revolt on NI hike

The Prime Minister defended the change, but insisted she'd listen to the concerns raised by MPs

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mr Tusk's election could bring problems with Poland

Brexit hardliner Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Brexit hardliner Donald Tusk re-elected European Council president

Mr Tusk has previously said Britain's departure from the EU would bring 'chaos'

George Galloway says members of the SNP feel boxed in by Nicola Sturgeon over independence

George Galloway blasts the SNP: I've never met a Scot that supports free movement of labour

George Galloway: I've never met a Scot that supports free movement of labour

George Galloway says Scots would not vote to leave the UK and believes SNP lawmakers feel 'boxed in' by Nicola Sturgeon.

Donald Trump's new travel ban could prevent America from holding World Cup

Fifa boss says Donald Trump travel ban could stop America from holding World Cup again

Donald Trump's new travel ban could prevent America from holding World Cup

Rights for the 2026 World Cup are currently up for grabs and America is the favourite to win, but Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned that they may be discounted from the race

Phillip Hammond under increasing pressure from Tories to review National Insurance hike

Phillip Hammond under increasing pressure from Tories to review National Insurance hike

Phillip Hammond under increasing pressure from Tories to review NI hike

The measure to raise National Insurance contributions from self-employed workers by 2% has proved controversial

Merseyrail confirm they are seeking an injunction to stop an upcoming strike by the RMT

Merseyrail confirm they are seeking injunction to stop upcoming RMT strike

Merseyrail confirm they're going for injunction to stop upcoming RMT strike

The company is trying to prevent a planned strike by members of the union in a row over driver-only trains

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman on 'Spitting Image' and their play 'The Wipers Times'

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman on 'Spitting Image' and their play 'The Wipers Times'

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman on 'Spitting Image' and their play 'The Wipers Times'

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman revealed why they felt the story of The Wipers Times would fit well being performed on stage

SpaceX plans to launch reused rocket for first time

SpaceX plans to launch reused rocket for first time

SpaceX plans to launch reused rocket for first time

If SpaceX can reuse rockets for space travel it could drive down costs within the industry

Emily Barr chats about her new book 'The One Memory of Flora Banks'

Emily Barr chats about her new book 'The One Memory of Flora Banks'

Emily Barr chats about her new book 'The One Memory of Flora Banks'

The author popped by the studio for a chat with Penny Smith

Budget 2017: 'Labour must start fighting for businesses to create more wealth for the UK', says Lord Digby Jones

Budget 2017: The Government must start helping wealth-creators, says Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones says Theresa May must do more for wealth-creators

In Philip Hammond's first budget he announced that small businesses and the self-employed will have to pay more taxes

Caroline Paige reflects on her book and life as a transgender woman in the military

Caroline Paige reflects on her book and life as a transgender woman in the military

Caroline Paige reflects on her book and life as a transgender woman in the RAF

In 1999, Paige became the first transgender officer to transition and serve openly in the military

Indian doctors confirm 100 kilogram weight loss of 'world's heaviest woman'

Indian doctors confirm 'world's heaviest woman' has lost 100kg

Indian doctors confirm 'world's heaviest woman' has lost 100kg

Prior to the surgery in Mumbai, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty used to weigh around 500 kilograms

Angela Merkel blasts President Erdoğan for Nazi comparison insult in growing diplomatic spat

Merkel blasts Erdogan for Nazi slur as diplomatic tensions mount

Merkel blasts Erdogan for Nazi slur as diplomatic tensions moun

The German Chancellor fired back at the Turkish President amidst a growing diplomatic spat between the countries

Janusz Korwin-Mikke has sparked fury with his comments on women

Polish MEP blasted for claiming women are dumber than men says: 'I was shocked by Piers Morgan's tactics'

'Sexist pig' Polish MEP attacks Piers Morgan's 'shocking' interview tactics

Janusz Korwin-Mikke made the comments on Good Morning Britain - leaving Susanna Reid shocked

8,000 people evacuated after World War II bomb is found in Germany

8,000 people evacuated after World War II bomb found in Germany

8,000 people evacuated after World War II bomb found in Germany

The bomb discovered in Dusseldorf weighs 250kg and is expected to be diffused imminently

Budget 2017: 'Jeremy Corbyn's response to the National Insurance hike was hopeless', says Times Red Box Editor

Budget 2017: 'Jeremy Corbyn's response to national insurance hike was hopeless', says Times Red Box Editor

'Jeremy Corbyn's response to national insurance hike was hopeless'

Matt Chorley, who edits the Times Red Box, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about how the Labour leader reacted to the planned changes in the Budget.

Terror suspect loses human rights fight against losing UK citizenship

Terror suspect stripped of UK citizenship after losing legal fight

Terror suspect stripped of UK citizenship after losing legal fight

A terror suspect has lost a human rights fight against a decision to bar him from returning to Britain and strip him of his UK citizenship

Couple arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct premature baby

Couple arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct premature baby

Couple arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct premature baby

A couple are said to have visited Great Ormond Street Hospital on Monday afternoon, trying to convince staff that their baby was in the hospital

War memorial: 'The first people invited to the ceremony should have been relatives of the dead', says Colonel

First people invited to war memorial ceremony should have been relatives of the dead, says former Afghan commander

War memorial: 'Relatives should have been the first people invited to ceremony'

Relatives of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have criticised the failure to invite the military to the unveiling of a new war memorial in central London

January was worst month on record for A&E waiting times

January was worst month on record for A&E waiting times

January was worst month on record for A&E waiting times

In January just 85.1% of patients who went to A&E were seen within four hours - well beneath targets

Budget 2017: 'Low self-employed earners will be unaffected by National Insurance hike', says analyst

Analyst says budget criticism is overblown as only 50% of self-employed people will be affected

Budget 2017: 'Low self-employed earners unaffected by National Insurance hike'

Stephen Clarke, a policy analyst for the Resolution Foundation, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the planned rise in National insurance payments for self-employed people

SNP MSP Kate Forbes claims she fully supports English people voting in Scottish referendum

SNP lawmaker Kate Forbes claims 'Theresa May is driving us towards independence'

SNP lawmaker claims 'Theresa May is driving us towards independence'

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said it would be 'common sense' to have a Scottish independence referendum in autumn 2018

Barca players celebrate their incredible victory last night

Catalan leaders use Barcelona Champions League miracle to push for independence

Catalan leaders use Barcelona Champions League miracle to push for independence

Regional leader Carles Puigdemont tweets that the Catalan government will follow Barca's example by securing independence

Want to set up an Irish pub? There's a company you can go to

Ever wondered why you always see Irish pubs on holiday? Well here's the answer

Ever wondered why you always see Irish pubs on holiday? Well here's the answer

There's a firm specialising in design-and-build Irish pubs and they've installed over 500 boozers around the world since 1990

Dispute between UK and European leaders looms over potential fine by EU watchdog

Brexit: Dispute between UK and EU leaders looms over watchdog fine threat

Dispute between UK and EU leaders looms over watchdog fine threat

The Office Européen de Lutte Antifraude (OLAF) insisted Britain is liable for allowing illegal Chinese goods to flood European black markets

Man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online charged with more than 900 sex offences

Man who 'posed as Justin Bieber online' charged with more than 900 sex offences

Man who 'posed as Justin Bieber online' charged with more than 900 sex offences

Gordon Douglas Chalmers has been accused of more than 900 sexual offences dating back 10 years

Phillip Hammond defends National Insurance increase after Budget is unveiled

Hammond blames Brexit for 'broken election promises' on national insurance

Hammond blames Brexit for 'broken election promises' on national insurance

The Chancellor is to raise the contributions towards National Insurance made by self-employed people by 2%

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

South African national Emlyn Culverwell and his Ukrainian fiance Iryna Nohai were arrested for having sex outside of marriage, which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Maximo Park's Paul Smith on photography, a new album and how the band started

Maximo Park's Paul Smith on photography, a new album and how the band started

Maximo Park's Paul Smith on photography, a new album and how the band started

Indie star reveals he didn't initially think he could sing - but he and his bandmates could always write songs 'from the heart'

Women's day, teaching and Jamaica - Caller Amanda plays 'dead or alive'

Women's day, teaching and Jamaica - Caller Amanda plays 'dead or alive'

Women's day, teaching and Jamaica - Caller Amanda plays 'dead or alive'

Jon Holmes likes to invite listeners on air to try and win some meat, so today he did exactly that

Budget 2017: 'If Labour were in power they would have invested in productivity', says MP Peter Dowd

Labour responds to Budget: 'This is another kick in the teeth for social care'

Labour responds to Budget: 'This is another kick in the teeth for social care'

Shadow treasury chief Peter Dowd says Philip Hammond's flagship policy will to nothing to plug gaps created by government cuts

Surgeon accused of carrying out unnecessary operations 'joked about paying for his holidays with patient's money'

Surgeon accused of carrying out unnecessary operations 'joked about paying for holidays with patient's money'

Surgeon 'joked about performing unnecessary operations to fund holidays'

Ian Paterson allegedly said the work was 'a good earner'

'Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved in light of the Paris rhino shooting', says TV presenter Nick Baker

Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved after Paris zoo shooting, says TV presenter Nick Baker

'Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved', says Nick Baker

Poachers have shot a rhino dead in a Paris zoo and cut its horn off with a chainsaw, having reportedly broken in at night

Kezia Dugdale 'the worst leader Labour have ever had', says George Galloway

Kezia Dugdale 'the worst leader Labour have ever had', says George Galloway

Kezia Dugdale 'the worst leader Labour have ever had', says George Galloway

Our host went in on the leader of the Scottish Labour Party while speaking to a caller on his show.

Philip Hammond made little reference to Brexit in his speech

Budget 2017: Brexit largely overlooked as social care takes centre-stage

Budget 2017: Brexit largely overlooked as social care takes centre-stage

Philip Hammond makes health and education the keynotes of his flagship policy speech

Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps chats about the new single, album, and reunion

Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps chats about the band's reunion

Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps chats about the band's reunion

The band have a new single and album out, and are going on a reunion tour

At least 30 people killed in attack on Afghanistan military hospital where gunmen were dressed as medics

Terrorists dressed as medics kill 30 at Afghan military hospital

Terrorists dressed as medics kill 30 at Afghan military hospital

At least 30 people have been killed and several others have been injured in an attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital

Vault7: What the CIA information Wikileaks has published means to you

Vault7: What the Wikileaks CIA info-dump means to you

Vault7: What the Wikileaks CIA info-dump means to you

Julian Assange called this leak the 'largest-ever publication of confidential documents on the agency'. Here's why

National Geographic unveils first ever hyper-realistic animatronic leopard in London

Robot leopard roams streets of London - having been unleashed by National Geographic

National Geographic unleashes robot leopard on streets of London

National Geographic has unveiled the first ever hyper-realistic animatronic leopard to promote Big Cat Week

Piers Morgan calls Polish MEP a 'horrendous sexist pig' for gender pay gap comments

Piers Morgan calls Polish MEP a 'horrendous sexist pig' for saying women are dumber than men

Piers Morgan calls MEP a 'horrendous sexist pig' for gender pay gap comments

Piers Morgan has blasted Janusz Korwin-Mikke a 'horrendous sexist pig' for saying women are less intelligent than men

International Women's Day 2017: Survey finds millenials more than twice as likely to be feminists than their elders

International Women's Day 2017: Survey finds millenials more than twice as likely to be feminists than older generations

Millenials more than twice as likely to be feminists than older generations

The results were found by a survey commissioned by Plan International UK

International Women's Day: Donald Trump tweets 'I have tremendous respect for women'

International Women's Day: Donald Trump tweets 'I have tremendous respect for women'

Donald Trump tweets 'I have tremendous respect for women'

The US president tweeted the rather eye-catching remark this morning

Italian region proposes veil ban in hospitals and public institutions

Italian region proposes veil ban in hospitals and public institutions

Italian region proposes veil ban in hospitals and public institutions

A region in Italy has announced a plan to ban Islamic veils from public institutions and hospitals to 'defend women's freedom' however many others have criticised the plans

International Women's Day: 'Women are scared to voice their opinions on transgender issues', says writer

International Women's Day: 'Feminism should about real issues, not Beyonce or Emma Watson'

Women's Day: 'Women are scared to voice their opinions on transgender issues'

Today is International Women's Day and the campaign theme is 'be bold for change,' campaingers are calling for a more gender inclusive world

Budget 2017: 'Philip Hammond wants to be remembered as the wise man who steered us through Brexit', says political editor

Budget 2017: 'Philip Hammond wants to be remembered as the man who steered us through Brexit'

'Philip Hammond wants to be remembered for steering us through Brexit'

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to deliver his first budget, which the Treasury has said will help prepare Britain for a 'new chapter' after Brexit

Government 'always dismissed me a funny old fart,' Lord Heseltine tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May and the Daily Mail will dismiss me as a funny old fart' over Brexit

Lord Heseltine says 'Theresa May will dismiss me as a funny old fart'

The Tory peer, who has been sacked from his advisor position to the Government, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of his rebellion over Brexit

North Korea: Kim Jong-nam's son appears on YouTube, as concerns about the family grow

'Kim Jong-nam's son' appears on YouTube to reveal he is in hiding

'Kim Jong-nam's son' appears on YouTube to reveal he is in hiding

A man claiming to be Kim Han-sol says he is with his mother and sister and told viewers that his father has been killed.

Woman and two young girls die in Ireland apartment fire

Woman and two young girls die after Ireland apartment fire

Woman and two young girls die after Ireland apartment fire

A fire broke out at a complex in Dublin which has killed a woman and two young girls, while two others were left in a critical condition

Republicans refuse to support Donald Trump over Obama wiretap claims

Republicans refuse to support Donald Trump over Obama wiretap claims

Republicans refuse to support Donald Trump over Obama wiretap claims

The unproven allegation of Obama wiring his Trump Tower phones, which rocked the American political scene, has very little support from Trump's own party in the Senate

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