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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into account of robbery continues

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into alleged robbery takes fresh twist

Ryan Lochte Mystery thickens as investigation into robbery continues

New CCTV footage further complicates the investigation surrounding Lochte's allegation that he was robbed at gunpoint

Security expert Chris Parry explains why talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Owen Smith Isis talks: 'Our politicians are good at winning elections but not so good at strategy', says security expert

Security expert warns talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Rear Admiral Chris Parry joins criticism of Owen Smith's suggestion that militant groups could be involved in Middle East negotiations

There are calls for more investment into smaller businesses

Too early to gauge Brexit economic impact, says financial expert

Financial experts are calling for more investment into small businesses

Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management discusses the fall in unemployment levels and says it's still too soon to suggest they were caused by Britain's exit from the European Union

A new drone will be trialled next year to track terrorists

Britain's New Anti-Terror Weapon: The Zephyr S Drone, a solar-powered 'pseudo-satellite' flying at 70,000 feet

Britain's new anti-terror weapon: A 'pseudo-satellite' solar-powered drone

The drone can stay in the air for 45 days, smashing the world record for an unrefuelled aircraft and allowing it to traverse the globe in the hunt for potential threats

Olympic Council of Ireland head Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Patrick Hickey: Olympic Council of Ireland chief resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Irish Olympic chief Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket investigation

Hickey was detained at a hotel in Rio as part of an investigation into false ticket sales

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Paul Ross was joined by the former Doctor

Businesswoman Debra Charles praises child entrepreneur Henry Patterson for launching his third business

Nine-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson hailed as 'future of the UK' after launching his third business

Nine-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson hailed as 'the future of the UK'

Nine year old Henry recently launched his third business, a child's online sweet shop called Not Before Tea

Students open their A level results live on air

A-Level Results 2016: Students open their A-level results live on air

Students open their A-level results live on air

Paul Ross invited students to take a first look at their results live to the nation. Thankfully both got the results they wanted!

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Team GB told not to leave Olympic Village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

A safety letter with a stark warning has been handed out to athletes, telling them 'it's not worth the risk'

Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows in 2016 A-Levels

A-Level Results 2016: Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows

Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows in 2016 A-Levels

Boys got more A* grades than girls, but female students slightly out-performed their male counterparts overall

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In a Labour leadership debate Owen Smith suggested talks with militant groups might be a good way forward

Owen Smith ISIS talks: 'If you talk to terrorists you legitimise them', says security expert

Security expert warns against terror talks after Owen Smith Isis gaffe

Afzal Ashraf reveals his views on negotiations with terrorist groups after Labour leadership contender Owen Smith appeared to suggest he was open to talks with militant groups

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip joined Jon Holmes in the studio

was left in a pool of blood in the hallway of her home, having suffered more than 40 stab wounds.

Sarah Williams sentenced to life for killing 'love-rival' Sadie Hartley

Sarah Williams sentenced to life for killing 'love-rival' Sadie Hartley

Accomplice Katrina Walsh also given life for murder of Hartley, who was stabbed repeatedly after being paraylsed by a stun gun

Who is Stephen Bannon? The in-depth look into Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive

Stephen Bannon: The Man Tasked With Putting Donald Trump in the White House

Stephen Bannon: The Man Tasked With Putting Donald Trump in the White House

talkRADIO takes a look at aman with links to Nigel Farage and Ukip who has been described as 'the most dangerous political operative in America'

'Education needs a system which is less selective', says researcher at Kings College London

Less selective education system 'would help resolve Oxbridge inequality'

Less selective education system would help resolve Oxbridge inequality'

Researcher Sol Gamsu gives talkRADIO his views on why the Oxbridge state school intake is so heavily concentrated in the south of England

The head of the Olympic Council of Ireland has been arrested over illegal Olympic ticket sales

Irish Olympic Boss Patrick Hickey arrested over illegal Olympic ticket sales

Irish Olympic boss arrested in Rio ticket probe

Head of Ireland's Olympic Council arrested as part of investigation into illegal Olympic ticket sales

Anjem Choudary was helped inspire terror and support ISIS by rise of the Internet, says journalist Margaret Gilmore

Anjem Choudary's terror network will be cut off in prison, says journalist Margaret Gilmore

Choudary's terror network will be cut off in jail, says journalist

Margaret Gilmore said the internet was a crucial factor in Choudhry's ability to spread terror

Anjou Choudary was convicted alongside Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Anjem Choudary: 'Media shouldn't have given him a platform', says London Imam

'Media shouldn't have given Choudary a platform', says London Imam

Anjem Choudary has been convicted of encouraging people to support Islamic State

Leigh-On-Sea has been named as the happiest place to live in Britain

Essex fishing village Leigh-on-Sea named Britain's capital of happiness

Essex fishing village Leigh-on-Sea named Britain's capital of happiness

Harrogate has been knocked off top spot after three years at number one

Stephen Bannon seen presenting his radio show in the US

Donald Trump hires head of Ukip-linked website to run election campaign

Trump hires head of Ukip-linked website to run election campaign

Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, joins as campaign's chief executive

'Long overdue' - Quilliam Foundation researcher explains Anjem Choudary's conviction

Anjem Choudary Isis conviction 'long overdue' says anti-extremism expert

Anjem Choudary Isis conviction 'long overdue' says anti-extremism expert

Usama Hasan told Paul Ross Choudary has been 'one of the most dangerous men in Britain for 20 years.'

NHS patient safety potentially at risk because staff from the EU aren't facing stringent langauge tests

Brexit presents 'excellent opportunity to improve doctors' grasp of English'

Brexit offers 'excellent opportunity to monitor doctors' language skills'

29 medics from the European Economic Area faced allegations of 'inadequate knowledge of English" in just one year, according to the Royal College of Surgeons

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The TSSA believes nationalising the railway would make tickets cheaper

Rail Fares: You can have a more effective, efficient cheaper railway if it's publicly owned, says TSSA boss Manuel Cortes

Transport union boss says railways should be nationalised

Rail Fares are set to increase by 1.9%

Anjem Choudary seen at protest against Osama bin Laden killing

How Anjem Choudary turned his back on boozy hedonism to become key Isis recruiter

How Anjem Choudary went from boozy hedonism to cheerleading for Isis

After Anjem Choudary was convicted of supporting Islamic State, we chart this Welling market trader's son's journey to jihad.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary facing ten years in prison for supporting Islamic State

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary facing 10 years in prison for supporting Islamic State

Anjem Choudary facing 10 years in jail for supporting Islamic State

The father of five is due to be sentenced next month

Jon Holmes asks the work experience to review the best TV shows

'I chose to watch it because it had my name in the title!' - It's Jon Holmes' work experience TV review!

Find out what to watch with Jon Holmes' work experience TV review

Jon Holmes invites work experience Grace to review the latest TV

At least four have died after a tourist boat and speedboat collided near Greece

At least four dead after tourist boat and speedboat collide near Greece

At least four dead after tourist boat and speedboat collide in Greece

The incident happened off the Greek Island Aegina, near Athens

Migration Watch Chief Executive Alanna Thomas insists Home Office system for asylum seekers needs to be overhauled

Asylum seeker system must be overhauled by Home Office, says Migration Watch chief Alanna Thomas

Migration Watch boss explains flaws in Home Office asylum system

This follows reports that one in three asylum claims are being made by illegal immigrants or people who have overstayed their visas

Campaigner says arrests without investigating does rape victims a disservice

Rape arrests: Campaigner says detention without investigation does rape victims a disservice

Campaigner says arrests without investigating does rape victims a disservice

Jill Saward insisted justice has to be served properly

Whilst Donald Trump wants to implement "extreme vetting" for immigrants. we take a look at where his family is from

Donald Trump wants 'extreme vetting' on immigrants...but where's his own family from?

Trump wants 'extreme vetting' on immigrants...but where's his own family from?

Donald Trump has promised to stop immigrants from countries tarred by terror from getting into the US. But hasn't he forgotten his own tale of illegal immigration?

Greater London GP slams the Conservative Party's 'stealth' privatisation of the National Health Service

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

GP and author Youssef El-Gingihy claims the government has strived to privatise the NHS by 'stealth' but says this plan has reached its 'endgame'

Dalian Atkinson died after going into cardiac arrest. He was tasered 90 minutes before his death

Dalian Atkinson taser death: Amnesty arms director demands 'a reasoned and informed debate'

Amnesty calls for a debate on tasers after Dalian Atkinson death

The human rights organisation voices its concerns to talkRADIO after death of former Aston Villa star.

Teenager was stabbed in Hayes

Teenager stabbed to death in Hayes was 'running for his life'

Teenager murdered in Hayes was running for his life, says witness

Witness said victim was covered in blood after being stabbed several times on residential street in West London.

Dalian Atkinson died after going into cardiac arrest

Twitter reacts to Dalian Atkinson's death

Twitter reacts to Dalian Atkinson's death

Dalian Atkinson died shortly after he was tasered by police

Rail fares are set to increase by 1.9% in 2017

Rail Fares: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says privatisation 'has failed'

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett tears into rail privatisation

Bennett says railways are run for 'shareholders not passengers' with fares set for a further increase of 1.9%

Donald Trump during the election campaign

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants

Billionaire presidential candidate says he would temporarily suspend visas from countries with terror links and introduce 'ideological test'

Police outside the property in Telford where Dalian Atkinson was tasered.

Dalian Atkinson taser death: Former Aston Villa star ‘threatened to kill his father’

Dalian Atkinson 'threatened to kill his father' before being tasered

Former footballer's brother says he tried to attack father Ernest and was 'not in his right mind.'

Director of Aston Villa Supporters Trust pays tribute to Dalian Atkinson after taser death

Dalian Atkinson Taser Death: Aston Villa Supporters Trust Director pays tribute

Dalian Atkinson given glowing tribute by head of Aston Villa Supporters Trust

Atkinson, who died after being tasered on Monday morning, described as having 'all the talent in the world'

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Owen Smith accusation: We need to 'focus of the quality' of healthcare, not whether it's private, says MP Norman Lamb

MP Norman Lamb responds to Owen Smith by saying it doesn’t matter whether NHS is private

Lamb says we need to ‘focus on the quality’ of the healthcare

Owen Smith has accused the government of secretly planning to privatise the NHS

Tasers are still 'the best option', says former Scotland Yard officer

Dalian Atkinson taser death: Former Scotland Yard officer says tasers still the most ‘efficient’ option

Former Scotland Yard officer defends tasers after Dalian Atkinson death

Former head of the flying squad reveals his views on tasers being used by the police

Chibok girls: 'The government need to get the local community on side', says security expert

Boko Haram Chibok video: Security expert Will Geddes on how the Nigerian government should get the girls back

Security expert Will Geddes on how to get the Chibok girls back

Boko Haram have released a video showing the girls from Chibok they abducted in 2014

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

"Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder"

Today's Big Debate on Ice got ice-cold

Boko Haram have released a new video showing abducted girls from Chibok

Boko Haram wants the world to focus on Chibok schoolgirls – but Isis affiliate is at war with itself

Boko Haram wants us to focus on schoolgirls - and ignore internal power struggle

It is not clear who now leads the Nigerian Islamist group

'They're being wired for immediate gratification' - expert explains rise in erectile dysfunction in young men

Porn on the brain: Former Loaded editor says erotica is rewiring men's minds

Former Loaded editor on how porn is rewiring men's minds

Martin Daubney says boys of just 10 years old are watching porn and believes regular consumption of x-rated material is leading to erectile dysfunction

The pros and cons of a delayed Brexit

Brexit Delay: What are the pros and cons of holding the trigger on Article 50?

Brexit delay: What are the pros and cons of holding the trigger on Article 50?

How does delaying the exit from the European Union until 2019 affect you?

'Women tend to be more of a target' for racial abuse, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Nadiya Hussain racist abuse: Women tend to be more of a target for bigots, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Nadiya Hussain: Women tend to be more of a target for bigots, says MP

GBBO's Nadiya Hussain has revealed she has been racially attacked

Teen sexting not as common as you think, says anti-bullying campaigner

Teen Sexting not as common as you think, says anti-bullying campaigner

Sue Jones of Ditch the Label offers comfort to parents worried their kids might be sending revealing images

Brexiteers Daniel Hannan and Peter Whittle are divided over the delay to Article 50

Brexiteers Daniel Hannan and Peter Whittle divided over Article 50 delay

Brexiteers split over Article 50

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan and UKIP London Assembly member Peter Whittle offer starkly contrasting views on potential delay to Britain's separation from the European Union

'People have got no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for' - political commentator John Rentoul on the Labour leadership election

New Labour members have no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for and shouldn’t have a leadership vote, says journalist John Rentoul

New Labour members have no idea what Corbyn stands for, says journalist

John Rentoul reveals his view on the Labour leadership election

Gay ‘kissathon’ protest organiser says demo in Hackney Sainsbury’s was ‘display of defiance’

Gay ‘kissathon’ protest organiser says demo in Hackney Sainsbury’s was ‘display of defiance’

‘Kissathon’ organiser says Sainsbury’s demo was ‘display of defiance'

The demo followed an incident where a woman complained about a gay couple in a Sainsbury's Local

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Donald Trump is "playing a foolish game, driven by vanity and arrogance", a top US political commentator has told talkRADIO after a week in which the Republican candidate for the presidency appeared to sanction the assassination of his Democrat rival Hilary Clinton and suggesting the incumbent president, Barack Obama, is the "founder of ISIS".

Trump is "playing a foolish game, driven by vanity and arrogance," says The Independent's US digital editor

Trump is "playing a foolish game, driven by vanity and arrogance"

The US digital editor of The Independent tells Jonny Gould and Ash that the US presidential candidate is simply "throwing mud and hoping it sticks" as he continues his outspoken assault on the White House…

Cricketer Graeme Swann on singing, feeding monkeys and his new show!

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

The cricketer is now performing in a show with Harry Blofeld

'It's a crazy dysfunctional system, we're sleepwalking towards a disaster', says Norman Lamb MP on NHS bed blocking

"It's a crazy dysfunctional system, we're sleepwalking towards a disaster", says Norman Lamb MP on NHS bed blocking

NHS beds crisis: "We're sleepwalking towards a disaster", says Norman Lamb MP

Figures released this week show the health service is experiencing its worst bed-blocking crisis in history. The former care minister and Liberal Democrat member for North Norfolk says it is time for a "mature discussion" about the NHS…

One of Britain's most notorious criminals, 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe, has been declared 'mentally fit' to be moved to a prison after 35 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

Yorkshire Ripper: Government has "a duty of care" to other prisoners, says leading QC

Yorkshire Ripper: Government has "a duty of care" to other prisoners

After 35 years in secure psychiatric hospital, Peter Sutcliffe is due to be moved to prison. A leading barrister tells talkRADIO that the government needs to think carefully about where he is placed…

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