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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Zika expert provides advise on the virus and how to avoid contracting it following confirmed presence in Florida

How to avoid the Zika virus, by 'Mr Anti-Mosquito'

How to avoid the Zika virus

'Mr Anti-Mosquito' Howard Carter has told talkRADIO listeners that, despite the scaremongering, proper precautions will help prevent virus-spreading mosquito bites…

Terrorism threat: 'Mobile phones mean people are not aware of their surroundings', says security expert

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave" in threat situation

Terrorism threat: Filming video on your phone "not the way to behave"

There will be more armed police on London's streets after the Met Police announced an additional 600 officers to deal with potential terror attacks. A security expert tells talkRADIO that we all have to take responsibility for our own safety…

Should the UK bring back the navy blue Passport after leaving the EU? Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU? MEP Daniel Hannan insists it's 'emblematic of the fact we are a free people'

Should the UK bring back its navy blue passport after leaving the EU?

MEP Daniel Hannan insists the forerunner to the current red European document is "emblematic of the fact we are a free people" following the referendum vote

Nottingham Women's Centre manager Melanie Jeffs on the online abuse after helping to make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Barrage of online abuse for women who helped make misogyny a hate crime

Melanie Jeffs, from the Nottingham Women's Centre, tells Julia Hartley-Brewer she has suffered ongoing online abuse since police made prejudice against women an offence in July…

'Lets be honest with customers, standard rate is the out of contract tariff', says director of First Utility

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your bills, says energy regulator Ofgem

Price caps and shopping around could save you £300 on your energy bills

On the day they announce a price cap for pre-pay users, energy regulator Ofgem has told talkRADIO it will also help customers shop around to make sure they are getting the best deal…

People in rental properties trying to save a deposit to buy their first home are "praying for a house-price crash", financial expert Melinda Bush has told talkRADIO

Savers "praying for a house-price crash", says financial expert

Savers "praying for a house-price crash", says financial expert

Following news that home-ownership in Britain has reached its lowest level for 30 years, one expert has offered some suggestions on how to get the market moving again…

Refugee crisis: 'France and Britain seem to be playing bureaucratic ping pong', says Citizens UK

Refugee Crisis: "France and Britain are playing bureaucratic ping pong", say Citizens UK

Refugee Crisis: "France and Britain playing bureaucratic ping pong"

Social justice campaign group Citizens UK say that the government need to make it easier for unaccompanied refugee children to be reunited with their families…

The chairman of advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, has hit the headlines this week after being suspended from work for comments suggesting that the debate on gender equality is "all over" and that he does not think a lack of women in leadership roles "is a problem"

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Is equality "tiring and unfair" or a "business imperative"?

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Is equality "unfair" or a "business imperative"?

talkRADIO presenters Jonny Gould and Ash go toe-to-toe with author Lisen Stromberg as they discuss controversial comments made by the advertising company's chairman this week…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Refugee crisis: 'We need the government to show leadership', says CalAid volunteer

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help", says humanitarian campaigner

Refugee Crisis: "Whatever the reason, we need to help"

Sioban Wall, who volunteers at a camp in Calais, tells talkRADIO listeners that the British government needs to "show leadership" in dealing with the humanitarian crisis developing across Europe…

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO his experience

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO about his experience

Byron Burgers: Witness of Home Office raid tells talkRADIO about his experience

'Alberto' was present when officers took workers on the training day aside

Leytonstone Tube Attack: John Cooper QC on the impacts of Muhiddin Mire's sentence

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness is not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leytonstone Tube Attack: "Mental illness not a blank chequebook to commit crime"

Leading QC John Cooper tells talkRADIO that the sentencing of 'lone wolf' knifeman Muhiddin Mire emphasises the balance needed in criminal prosecutions…

'I can't believe he's gone this far' - Republicans Overseas spokeswomen in disbelief over Donald Trump's attack on the Khan family

Friendly fire: Donald Trump slammed by own side for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Friendly fire: Trump slammed for "unprecedented" attack on fallen US soldier

Republicans Overseas have told talkRADIO that their party's US presidential candidate's spat with the family of a fallen American serviceman was "baffling"…

'There would be an overwhelming call for an immediate reform' if the House of Lords blocked Brexit, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the House of Lords, says MP Nigel Evans

Blocking Brexit would bring "an overwhelming call for reform" of the Lords

Conservative MP Nigel Evans warns of dire consequences following claims from Baroness Wheatcroft that the House of Lords could intentionally delay invoking Article 50 and cause a second EU referendum…

'I think it's legally quite difficult' - Journalist explains BBC legal difficulty with salary disclosure

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

Revealing BBC salaries "legally quite difficult", says media commentator

The House of Commons select committee for culture, media and sport has called on the BBC to reveal the names of anyone who earns more than the Prime Minister's £143,000 salary. Easier said than done, explains one observer…

New HIV drug: 'This is another tool, condom use alone is not working', says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone is not working", says National AIDS Trust

Anti-HIV drug on the NHS: "This is another tool, condom-use alone isn't working"

In a ruling welcomed by anti-AIDS campaigners, the High Court has dismissed claims that local authorities, rather than NHS England, should fund new treatment…

'When the housing crisis was only affecting the poorest people, it wasn't taken seriously', says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor", says politician Tom Copley

Housing crisis "wasn't taken seriously when it only affected the poor"

As figures reveal that home ownership in Britain has hit a 30-year low, what is the answer to the country's housing crisis? Estate Agent Ed Mead and politician Tom Copley discuss potential solutions…

Actress Nia Vardalos on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, it's sequel, and her rapid rise to fame

My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress Nia Vardalos on movie success, her rapid rise to fame…and spooning!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star on success, dealing with fame…and spooning!

Actress Nia Vardalos spoke to Ash Gould about the hit movie, being in the spotlight and her love of curling up and relaxing at her Los Angeles home…

Lynne Sandford, the mother of the 20-year-old British man accused of intending to shoot US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has told talkRADIO that "my world just stopped" when she heard of the charges facing her son.

"My world just stopped" - Lynne Sandford on her son Michael's alleged attempted shooting of Donald Trump

Trump shooting suspect's mum: "My world just stopped"

Lynne Sandford has launched a crowdfunding campaign to try to bring home son Michael, who faces 30 years in jail after an alleged attempt to shoot US presidential candidate…

'The will and the passion of the people' will ensure the Olympic stadium is ready, says creative director

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games", an international event expert tells talkRADIO

Rio will be ready and will put on an "enjoyable and passionate Games"

International event management specialist Richard Dodgson says teething troubles are par for the course at major events, and the "will and passion of the people" will ensure the Olympics will go ahead as planned…

Popular TV actor Martin Shaw, famous for starring roles in Judge John Deed, The Professionals and Inspector George Gently, came into the talkRADIO studios today (Tuesday) to chat with Paul Ross.   Shaw, currently starring in the play Hobson's Choice at London's Vaudeville Theatre, discussed his almost 50 years in showbusinesses, picking out some favourite memories of his time on stage and screen.

Judge John Deed actor Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

Judge John Deed star Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

The TV actor reminisces on almost 50 years in showbiz as he pops into the studio with Paul Ross…

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tuition fees: 'We will see a tipping point where students think it's too much', says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: Withdrawal of maintenance grants is "class war", says vice president of NUS

Tuition fees: It's "class war" to scrap maintenance grants, says students' union

The National Union of Students (NUS) has accused the government of punishing those from poorer backgrounds with a policy that could see them graduate with more than £50,000 of debt…

'It's a reward for a big donation to a political party', says Ken Livingstone on honours list

"I loathe and despise David Cameron. The idea of him giving me an honour is bizarre," says Ken Livingstone on honours list row

Honours list row: "I loathe Cameron…him giving me an honour would be bizarre"

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has told talkRADIO listeners why he "turned down" the offer of a CBE from the former Prime Minister…

A member of the Scottish parliament has blasted Britain's immigration system as "downright stupid" following news that an Australian family living in the Scottish Highlands face deportation if they do not secure an extension to their visa by midnight today (Monday). Kate Forbes MSP has criticised the UK government for its treatment of Kathryn and Gregg Brain and son Lachlan, 7, and called for an overhaul of the visa system.

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says MSP as Australian family faces Monday deportation

"Our immigration system is downright stupid", says politician

MSP Kate Forbes has called for an overhaul of the UK immigration rules as Australian family face deportation if mother Kathryn Brain fails to meet Tier Two visa requirements by the end of Monday…

Saatchi and Saatchi sexism row: were comments inflammatory or just debate? Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Saatchi & Saatchi sexism row: Were comments inflammatory or just debate?

Experts disagree over whether the advertising agency were right to suspend chairman Kevin Roberts over comments made about women in leadership roles in the industry…

Former Metropolitan Police Detective examines how safe the UK is following a number of terror attacks on mainland Europe

Terror threat: "You're not being a snitch or a grass, you're potentially saving lives"

'You're not being a snitch by reporting strange behaviour, you're saving lives'

Former police detective Peter Bleksley explains how the public can help in the fight to prevent major attacks on the British mainland…

'They were put into a corner' - Immigration lawyer defends Byron Hamburgers after Home Office migrant sting revelation

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office illegal workers sting, says immigration lawyer

Byron Burgers had "no choice but to cooperate" in Home Office sting

Immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal says the hamburger chain was "put into a corner" over a government crackdown on illegal workers…

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Masala Dosa

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear a new recipe each week

'The problem is transphobia', says Stonewall charity on criticism of transgender fertility treatment

NHS transgender fertility treatment: "Everybody has the right to a family", says Stonewall charity

NHS transgender fertility treatment: "Everybody has the right to a family"

The Stonewall charity has hit out at 'transphobic' claims that people undergoing gender reassignment should be denied access to high-profile NHS services…

Holidays, getting lost and Wind in the Willows - Comedian Rufus Hound joins Paul Ross

Comedian Rufus Hound on holidays, getting lost and Wind in the Willows

Rufus Hound on holidays, getting lost and Wind in the Willows

The comedian and actor shares his thoughts and memories with talkRADIO listeners…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Paul Ross chats to speed reader who finished the script in 27 minutes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Paul Ross chats to speed reader who finished the script in 27 minutes

"I finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 27 minutes"

Six-time speed-reading world champion Anne Jones talks to Paul Ross, after polishing off the screenplay for JK Rowling's latest offering in double-quick time…

'I have to say critics in the Labour Party are a bit misplaced' - George Pascoe-Watson plays down David Cameron's Honours List row

Honours list row: 'Critics in the Labour Party are a bit misplaced' - The Sun's ex-political editor plays down David Cameron's 'cronies list'

Honours list row: 'Critics are a bit misplaced' – The Sun's ex-political editor

George Pascoe-Watson tells listeners the David Cameron's so-called 'cronies list' is what "every outgoing prime minister has always done. It's recognition of loyalty"…

'It might not change their world but it might make them feel better' - The man who cuts hair for the homeless

'It might not change their world but it might make them feel better' - The man who cuts hair for the homeless

Meet the man who cuts hair for the homeless

Joshua Coombes uses his spare time to #DoSomethingForNothing

"It's like living in a capsule' - George Galloway reflects on his time on Celebrity Big Brother

'It's like living in a capsule' - George Galloway reflects on his time on Celebrity Big Brother

George Galloway reflects on his time in Celebrity Big Brother

The Mother Of All Talk Shows host discusses his time on the TV show: "It's like living in a capsule," he says

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

March to call for reparations over slavery

March organiser explains why there should be reparations over slavery

March to call for reparations over slavery

talkRADIO's George Galloway talks to Juliet Ryan, Project Manager at Working Action Group, about whether there should reparations over slavery.

MP commits to completing inquiry into rendering terror suspects and alleged extremists

MP commits to completing inquiry into rendering terror suspects and alleged extremists

Commitment to complete rendition inquiry

Dominic Grieve, Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, tells talkRADIO's George Galloway he hopes to come up with a conclusive report on rendition "in the not too distant future".

Interview between Andy Slaughter and George Galloway ends abruptly

Interview between Andy Slaughter and George Galloway ends abruptly

George Galloway v Andy Slaughter

“I’m sorry I’m not sure what you’re talking about," was Andy Slaughter’s response to talkRADIO’s George Galloway, after he was asked about why he got involved in the ‘Labour coup’

Maternity clinic for victims of rape: 'For the first time since the attack they've lost control of their body again', says My Body Back project

Specialist maternity clinic opens for victims of rape

Specialist maternity clinic opens for victims of rape

The service, at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, has a range of extra antenatal support, specially trained midwives, psychologists and paediatricians…

A trade body has insisted it's important to "keep the problem in perspective" after figures showing more than 440 people have been held on suspicion of being drunk in an airport or on an aeroplane in the last two years prompted a government review on the way alcohol is served at airports.

Plea for "perspective" as government looks to crack down on airport boozing

Plea for "perspective" as government looks to crack down on airport boozing

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has said that, despite more than 440 cautions, "more evidence is needed" before the government changes the rules on alcohol sales at airports…

Happy 100th birthday, have a mountain! Norway to give rather large gift to Finland to mark centenary of independence

'Happy birthday to you, what a fantastic view, happy birthday dear Finland...', Norway gift wrap a towering treat for their neighbours

'Happy birthday to you, what a fantastic view, happy birthday dear Finland...'

What do you give the independent state that has everything? Norway are considering tying a bow on Mount Halti and handing it to Finland to mark their Nordic neighbour's 100 years of independence from Russia…

Amina Al-Jeffery: Dual nationality could mean 'national or traditional laws apply', says community organisation

'I'm surprised she's still alive', says campaigner on British woman held against her will in Saudi Arabia

'I'm surprised she's still alive', says campaigner on British woman in Saudi

Swansea-born Amina Al-Jeffery's father has been accused of imprisoning her in Saudi Arabia "for her own protection". A British charity head says that the lack of reciprocal law with the Gulf state makes a legal solution difficult…

One in ten bingo players are at risk of developing a gambling addiction

Bingo can lead to gambling addiction, experts claim

Bingo can lead to gambling addiction, experts claim

Iain Corby, from the Gambling Association, explains that all forms of betting can lead to addiction, and offers advice on where to go for help if a hobby is becoming a habit…

'We're utterly incompetent as a country at planning any strategy for our infrastructure', says market commentator

Hinckley Point: Utter necessity, or better off shelved?

Hinckley Point: Utter necessity, or better off shelved?

Within hours of getting the green light from French energy firm EDF, the building of the £18bn Hinckley Point nuclear power station will be delayed by a government review. Who is right?

'The security services are good at what they do' - Ex-Metropolitan Police officer insists UK is safe despite terrorism threat

Terror threat: 'One lapse of concentration will be punished', says former UK cop

'One lapse of concentration will be punished by terrorists', says former UK cop

Ex-Metropolitan Police officer Chris Hobbs tells talkRADIO that the UK security forces "are good at what they do" and will continue to "put as many hurdles as possible" in the way of extremists…

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Week 18

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 18

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 18

Check out the highlights from the Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast Show

New Bobby Moore sculpture captures 'his likeliness but also his elegance and grace', says Roberta Moore

'Elegant and graceful': Bobby Moore is back at Wembley, and raising funds for charity

'Elegant and graceful': Bobby Moore is back at Wembley

To commemorate 50 years since England's World Cup win, Roberta Moore has commissioned six statues of her famous dad, with funds raised from their sale going to help local schoolchildren…

Claire Sweeney on starring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a very special quiz

Claire Sweeney on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, donning bondage gear and being a 'West End Wendy'

Claire Sweeney on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, bondage and 'West End Wendy'

The popular actress, singer and presenter gives talkRADIO listeners the lowdown on her love of musical theatre, and her latest role as Baroness Bomburst in a children's classic…

Paul Ross meets the man who's caught every Pokémon on Pokémon Go

Look who caught 'em all: Paul Ross meets the first Brit to master Pokémon Go

Look who caught 'em all: Paul Ross meets the first Brit to master Pokémon Go

Father-of-four Sam Clark claims to have rounded-up all 143 characters from the smash hit online game. Listen in as Paul wonders how his wife puts up with it…

'We could easily get negative interest rates in the next 12 months', says financial expert

As banks threaten negative interest rates, it's YOUR job to save the economy, says money expert

As banks threaten negative interest rates, it's YOUR job to save the economy

In the wake of further job losses and branch closures by Lloyds Bank, financial expert Jasmine Birtles says the public need to get out and spend to stop the country's finances juddering to a halt…

Celebrity Big Brother 2016: talkRADIO presenter Ash Gould worked closely with CBB house-mate James Whale for many years and discusses his prospects, along with this year's 14 other contestants…

Celebrity Big Brother 2016: House-mate James Whale is 'loud and obnoxious, but people will get to like him'

Celebrity Big Brother 2016: 'He's loud and obnoxious. People'll get to like him'

talkRADIO presenter Ash Gould worked closely with CBB house-mate James Whale for many years and discusses his prospects, along with this year's 14 other contestants…

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

'It's part of the modern selfish society of Britain', says columnist Alex Proud as baby boomers spend their savings

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Baby boomers' spending habits 'a disgusting outrage', says Telegraph journalist

Columnist Alex Proud says lack of concern for the younger generation is selfish and a sign that "the system is broken" in Britain…

Joe Pasquale on his five royal variety shows and a bizarre experience at Buckingham Palace

Comedian Joe Pasquale on royal variety shows, machine guns at Buckingham Palace…and being sniffed by the Queen

Joe Pasquale on royal variety shows, machine guns…and being sniffed by the Queen

The squeaky-voiced comic rattles through a succession of fun stories as he chats with talkRADIO's afternoon show presenter Bob Mills…

Shock figures published on Thursday that only one of 2,000 people in the UK suspected of being radicalised by terrorist groups has been subjected to a curfew by police have been challenged by an expert in international security

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claims misleading, says security expert

'Only 1 in 2,000 extremists under curfew' claim misleading - security expert

Security expert Raffaello Pantucci says police are simply using different tools to monitor potential jihadists, as critics claim only one person has been subjected to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures…

Ice bucket challenge: 'This is one step closer to developing an effective treatment', says head of research for MNDA

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

Splash hit! Ice bucket challenge funds vital medical research

2014's viral internet sensation has raised more than $100m towards treating serious illness, but the fight goes on says the UK's Motor Neurone Disease Association…

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