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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Team Sky deny breaking the rules, despite 'mistakes' over Bradley Wiggins package

Team Sky deny breaking the rules despite 'mistakes' over Bradley Wiggins package

Team Sky deny breaking rules despite 'mistakes' over Bradley Wiggins package

This follows the hearing of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in Parliament last week

Lord Heseltine removed from Government advisor position after Brexit House of Lords vote rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

Lord Heseltine sacked by Theresa May after House of Lords Brexit rebellion

The Tory peer backed an amendment to give Parliament a meaningful vote over the terms of the final deal

Chancellor Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive assessment" of UK economic prospects in the new Budget

Budget 2017: Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive assessment" of UK prospects after Brexit

Chancellor Phillip Hammond to unveil "positive" Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget is expected to come today

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

David Davis blasts House of Lords after Government loses Brexit bill vote

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was amended to ensure Parliament gets a meaningful vote on the terms of the final deal

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Man in shark costume wanted by police after robbing New Zealand petrol station

Man in shark costume wanted by police after robbing New Zealand petrol station

Man in shark costume wanted by police after robbing New Zealand petrol station

A man in a shark costume is wanted by police in New Zealand after he stole an 'unknown amount of confectionery' from a petrol station

Nasa plans to make Mars more habitable by changing atmosphere with giant magnet

Nasa plans to make Mars more habitable by changing atmosphere with giant magnet

Nasa plans to make Mars more habitable by changing atmosphere with giant magnet

Nasa has announced a plan to use a huge magnet to change the atmosphere on Mars to make it more suitable for humans to live there

'Labour can't oppose a general election because then they would be endorsing the Government', says MP Tom Brake

Labour can't oppose a general election because they'd be endorsing the Government, says Lib Dem MP Tom Brake

'If Labour opposed a general election they would be endorsing the Government'

Political editor Andrew Woodcock says elections would become a second referendum

Comedian Tony Law on rehab, trampolining and touring

Comedian Tony Law on rehab, trampolining and touring

Comedian Tony Law on rehab, trampolining and touring

Comedian Tony Law joined Jon Holmes to discuss going to rehab, trampolining and his tour

BREAKING: London Bridge station in lockdown over suspicious vehicle

BREAKING: London Bridge station in lockdown over suspicious vehicle

BREAKING: London Bridge station in lockdown over suspicious vehicle

The railway and underground stations have been closed off

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Theresa May won't call a general election despite William Hague's urging

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague urged Mrs May to call an election to win a majority in the House of Commons

'If the European Union breaks up we'll be thanking our lucky stars that we weren't involved', says Labour Leave

If the EU collapses we'll thanks our lucky stars for Brexit, says Labour Leave chair John Mills

If the EU fails we'll thanks our lucky stars for Brexit, says Labour Leave chair

Chairman of Labour Leave John Mills has said we'll be happy about leaving the European Union if it breaks up

Police in London are looking for a man who is alleged to have outraged public indecency by defecated in a street several times.   The man came onto the police radar after a member of the public reported him during rush hour on February 16.   The incident took place at Eastlands Crescent in south-east London, and is believed to not be the first time the man has done this.   He's described as white, of medium build and at a height of roughly five foot and eight inches.   Police believe there are similar cases

Police in London hunting for man suspected of defecating in the street

Police in London hunting for man suspected of defecating in the street

The incident took place on February 16 during rush hour

George Galloway: 'The SNP will organise their own referendum if British Parliament refuses it'

George Galloway: Nicola Sturgeon wants Theresa May to block another referendum - so she can hold illegal one

George Galloway: 'The SNP will organise own referendum if they're refused one'

Our host was speaking to a caller about the possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum

Michael was just 53 when he died

George Michael died of natural causes, says coroner

George Michael died of natural causes, says coroner

Coroner rules that Michael died of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis & fatty liver.

Far-right neo-Nazi extremist group on trial in Germany for attacks on refugees

Far-right neo-Nazi group on trial in Germany for anti-refugee 'terror attacks'

Far-right neo-Nazi group on trial in Germany for anti-refugee 'terror attacks'

Eight far-right extremists have gone on trial for bomb attacks on homes for asylum applicants in Germany

Indian minister says female students need curfews to protect them from hormonal outbursts

Indian women's minister says female students need curfews to protect them from 'hormonal outbursts'

Indian women's minister claims girls need protecting from 'hormonal outbursts'

Indian minister Manekha Gandhi has claimed that female students need protecting from their own 'hormonal outbursts' by having curfews placed upon them

MP Pauline Latham gives 'flippant and callous' response to voter about child refugees

Tory MP Pauline Latham blasted for 'flippant and callous' response to voter about child refugees

MP Pauline Latham gives 'flippant and callous' response to about child refugees

The MP claimed people should stop being sentimental about child refugees, causing voter Daniel Grimwood to write to her with his story

'Final discussion in the House Lords a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit by Remain enthusiasts', says Lord Andrew Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Final Article 50 debate is the last-chance saloon for Remainers, says Lord Green

Lord Green, chair of Migration Watch UK, spoke to Paul Ross about the Article 50 bill on the eve of its final debate in the upper chamber

'T-Levels': 'It's quite right for Government to narrow tech qualifications down', says Sutton Trust director

'T-Levels' backed by Blair's former education guru

'T-Levels' backed by Blair's former education guru

Conor Ryan, director at the Sutton Trust, explained the policy to Paul Ross

Heelgate: 'How is a woman's grooming a company's business?' asks Nicola Thorpe

Heelgate: Petition author Nicola Thorp says companies have no business deciding how women dress

Heelgate: 'How is a woman's grooming a company's business?' asks Nicola Thorp

Thorp, who started the petition and kick-started the debate, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the debate over dress codes in Parliament on Monday

Youtuber spots UFO on Nasa's International Space Station video feed

Youtuber spots UFO on Nasa's International Space Station video feed

Youtuber spots UFO on Nasa's International Space Station video feed

A YouTuber has spotted a mysterious object on Nasa's feed from the International Space Station, with some conspiracy theorists claiming it's an alien megaship

'Donald Trump's been making the right calls to get US back in order', says transition team member Jan Halper-Hayes

'Donald Trump transition team aide hits back at criticism: 'Obama droned us on our own soil'

'Donald Trump's been making the right calls to get the US back in order'

Jan Halper-Hayes, a representative from Republicans Overseas and member of the Trump Transition team, was discussing the latest travel ban and wiretap allegations made by the president in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Child pornography: 'Facebook has lost the plot, websites need independent supervision', says UK Council on Child Internet Safety

'Facebook has lost the plot' on child pornography, says UK Council on Child Internet Safety

Child pornography: 'Websites can't be trusted, they need supervision'

Chairman of the Commons media committee Damian Collins has criticised Facebook for the handling of reports about sexualised child images on the website

'Grammar schools could be beneficial if those from poorer backgrounds attend', says New Schools Network

Free schools leader warns Government to be cautious on grammar schools

Free schools leader warns Government to be cautious on grammar schools

More money for grammar schools and free schools in England will be announced in the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday

Julia Hartley-Brewer defends elitism in clash with NUT member over grammar school plans

Grammar schools: Julia Hartley-Brewer says elitism is a great thing as NUT member says all schools should be comps

Julia Hartley-Brewer defends elitism in NUT member clash on grammar schools

Jerry Glazier clashed with our host over the differences between grammar and comprehensive schools

Hungary is known for its uncompromising approach to migrants

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

Asylum-seekers to be locked in border camps made of shipping containers until their cases are decided

Austrian Islamic religious community criticised for recommending Muslims wear headscarves from puberty

Austrian Islamic body criticised for saying Muslim girls should wear headscarves from puberty

Austrian Islamic body criticised for headscarf recommendation

Austrian government officials have described a recommendation from the IGGO as an attack on women's freedom and integration

William Haque calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May urged to hold early election - before Labour replace Jeremy Corbyn with someone better

William Hague calls for Theresa May to hold early election, blasts Jeremy Corbyn

The former Foreign Secretary insisted the Prime Minister should hold the election as he argues she needs a bigger majority in the Commons to implement Brexit

Philip Hammond's Budget is set to focus on Brexit, grammar schools and pensions tax, among other things

Struggling to understand the Budget? Check out this helpful video

Struggling to understand the Budget? Check out this helpful video

talkRADIO has teamed up with fullfact.org to make the Government's flagship financial statement a bit easier to digest

British backpacker rescued after being subjected to 'two-month ordeal' in Australia

British backpacker rescued after 'two-month rape and strangulation ordeal' in Australia

British backpacker rescued after 'two-month rape ordeal' in Australia

The woman was rescued by police after allegedly being routinely raped, beaten and strangled by a man she agreed to accompany on a road trip

Trump overnight - major deal announcement with Exxon Mobil

What Donald Trump did last night: Huge deal with Exxon Mobil to create thousands of jobs

What Trump did last night: Huge Exxon deal to create thousands of jobs

The president sang his praises of the oil and gas corporation on Twitter

Phillip Hammond's new budget to give £320m cash boost to education

Philip Hammond's Budget to give huge cash boost to new grammar schools

Budget to give huge cash boost to new grammar schools

Up to £40 new schools will be funded under the new Budget, to be unveiled on Wednesday

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban as order is imposed once again

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban

Iraq exempted from Donald Trump's new travel ban

The president's new order was signed on Monday

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

Jonny Gould: 'Did the House of Lords consider a plan for integration after EU citizens amendment?'

'Did the Lords consider an integration plan after EU citizens amendment?'

Our host made a crucial observation in the wake of the House of Lords voting through an amendment for the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK

Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

International Women's Day 2017: Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

Penny Smith learns more about the Women of the World Festival

Hannah Witton, Melanie Eusebe and Catherine Mayer came onto talkRADIO to share more details about the event at the Southbank Centre

'I like books which like to do something different' - Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones'

'I like books that do something different' - Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones' and her career

Julianne Pachico on her new book 'The Lucky Ones' and her career

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

The James Whale Show: Comparing manhoods

The James Whale Show: Comparing manhoods - Monday 6 March 2017

The James Whale Show: Comparing manhoods

It's a big subject to cover...

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings could show their food supply is not good enough

Panda markings are a sign that their food supply is not good, according to biologists from California writing in the journal Behavioral Ecology

Jon Clark reveals more about The Only Way Is Essex

In conversation with Johnny Seifert: Jon Clark reveals more about TOWIE

In conversation with Johnny Seifert: Jon Clark reveals more about TOWIE

Jon Clark has revealed his views on Kate Wright, Megan and Pete’s relationship and the rule book that Courtney Green has made for her boyfriend

Putulukeso will stand in the eastern city of Vaasa

'Black Hitler' to stand for election for far-right party in Finland

'Black Hitler' to stand for election for far-right party in Finland

Joao Bruno Putulukeso has been criticised and ridiculed for standing for the True Finns party

Legalising hooliganism: 'Football hooliganism has been swept under the carpet across the world', says former Kremlin advisor

Russian football hooliganism row has been exaggerated by Western media, says ex-Kremlin advisor

'Russian football hooliganism row has been exaggerated by Western media'

Russian Football Union board member Igor Lebedev has suggested legalising football hooliganism and turning it into a sport - but ex-Kremlin aide Alexander Nekrassov believes it's not a big deal

'I'm glad I never visited' - Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo is refused licence

'Those animals deserve to live': Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo refused licence

Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo refused licence

South Lakes Safari Zoo has lost its bid to renew its licence and campaigners are celebrating after the news

Comedian Katherine Ryan on fake news, Emma Watson and her new TV show 'How Did you Get So Rich?'

Comedian Katherine Ryan on fake news, Emma Watson and her new TV show 'How Did you Get So Rich?'

Comedian Katherine Ryan on fake news, Emma Watson and her new TV show

Comedian Katherine Ryan joined Jon Holmes to chat about fake news, Emma Watson and reveal more about her new TV show 'How Did You Get So Rich?'

Indian police make gruesome discovery of 19 aborted foetuses in sewer

Indian police find 19 aborted foetuses in sewer as doctor flees village

Indian police find 19 aborted foetuses in sewer as doctor flees village

The gruesome discovery was made in the western state of Maharashtra

George Galloway: 'English people among the least nationalised in politics - and that's one of the best things about them'

George Galloway: 'English people's great strength is their lack of nationalism'

George Galloway: 'English people's great strength is their lack of nationalism'

Our host was speaking to a caller called Mark on his show about the differences between English and Irish elections

George Galloway: NI Assembly election result 'a major step towards Irish unity'

George Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Galloway: Sinn Fein needs to convince unionists they have nothing to fear

Our presenter spoke in the wake of the election results in Northern Ireland

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia clashes with feminist Fleet Street Fox over Emma Watson Vanity Fair row

Julia Hartley-Brewer has been criticised for her comments on Emma Watson's Vanity Fair photo shoot, and whilst talking to feminist journalist Susie Boniface, hit back again at those who have criticised her

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a wedding together in Jamaica

Prince Harry 'crashes into waitress while moonwalking' during Meghan Markle wedding trip

Prince Harry 'crashes into waitress while moonwalking'

Harry reportedly tried showing off dancing skills during 'mother of all parties' in Jamaica

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he posts photos of toast with Hitler's face on

Police catch neo-Nazi drug dealer after he publishes pictures of toast with Hitler's face on

Neo-Nazi drug dealer caught after publishing photos of toast with Hitler's face

A neo-Nazi drug dealer has been caught by police after he posted images of toast online with Adolf Hitler's face scorched on the slices

NHS wages: 'You have to ask if these people are worth the pay for their responsibilities', says commentator Roy Lilley

NHS pay criticism is over-exaggerated, says commentator Roy Lilley

NHS pay criticism is over-exaggerated, says commentator Roy Lilley

Commentator Roy Lilley spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about NHS chiefs having six-figure salaries uncovered by The Daily Telegraph

'All areas of the UK are affected by terrorism, we need to work on community integration', says Henry Jackson Society

Terror report author claims jihad has spread to every corner of Britain - and all sections of society

Terror report author claims jihad has spread to every corner of Britain

A report by The Henry Jackson Society has claimed the number of Islam-inspired terror offences almost doubled between 2011 to 2015

Julia Hartley-Brewer jokes about new feminism rules after being criticised for comments on Emma Watson

Emma Watson topless row: Julia Hartley-Brewer blasts feminists' selective outrage

Julia Hartley-Brewer jokes about new feminism rules after being criticised

After actress Emma Watson posed for Vanity Fair wearing a see-through top, Julia criticised her for posing for the photo as Watson has previously claimed she is a feminist

Phillip Hammond's 'sensible to have a contingency plan' in £60bn 'war chest' in budget , says think tank director Shanker Singham

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says thinktank director

Philip Hammond's £60bn Brexit warchest is sensible, says think tank director

Shanker Singham, the director Of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute thinktank, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Chancellor's reported plan to guard against negotiation failure

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