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Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

'The world's attitude towards meat has become too commercial', says key Muslim cleric

LISTEN Key Muslim cleric defends Halal meat slaughter techniques

Key Muslim cleric defends Halal meat slaughter techniques

Ajmal Masroor was speaking to talkRADIO after report showed that animals are dying in unnecessary agony for Halal meat

Calais jungle camp 'an affront to humanity', says Charlie Elphicke MP

Calais jungle camp 'an affront to humanity', says Charlie Elphicke MP

Calais jungle camp 'an affront to humanity', says Charlie Elphicke MP

The camp of migrants on the shores at Calais began to be dismantled by the French authorities over the weekend

Malta plane crash: Five French customs officials killed, says government

Malta plane crash: Five French customs officials killed, says government

Malta plane crash: Five French customs officials killed, says government

Plane crashed in a field shortly after takeoff in Luqa this morning

'MPs have got the Ched Evans case all wrong and it will put off complainants from coming forward', says John Cooper QC

MPs' Ched Evans scaremongering will stop rape victims coming forward, says John Cooper QC

MPs have got the Ched Evans case all wrong, says John Cooper QC

Many have been outraged at the exposure of the alleged victim's sexual history in the retrial

Lawyers for Donald Trump accusers unafraid of lawsuit threats

Donald Trump accusers hit back to lawsuit threat: 'We'd love to question you under oath'

Trump accusers respond to lawsuit threat: 'We'd love to question you under oath'

The Republican candidate has threatened to sue a number of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct

Fake Sheikh: 'Lawyers will now check if their clients were also wrongfully convicted', John Cooper QC tells George Galloway

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood may face fresh scrutiny from CPS, lawyer tells George Galloway

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood may face fresh scrutiny from CPS, says lawyer

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood has been jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in the Tulsa Contostavlos case, and John Cooper QC believes both public and private cases could now be brought against him.

Malta plane crash: Frontex says none of its staff was on board

Malta plane crash: Frontex says none of its staff was on board

Plane crashed earlier this morning, killing five

Calais Jungle (Getty)

In pictures: Migrants begin to leave the Calais Jungle

Migrants begin to leave the Calais Jungle before full demolition

Migrants have started to leave the Calais Jungle as demolition work is planned to go ahead, buses take them to other centres across France

Malta plane crash: Frontex officials were on way to Libya, says journalist

Malta plane crash: Frontex officials were on way to Libya, says journalist

A plane carrying EU border officials crashed in Malta this morning

Brexit: Theresa May to open forum for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales to discuss negotiations

Brexit: Theresa May extends olive branch to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

Brexit: Theresa May extends olive branch to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

The Westminster government has promised its devolved counterparts a 'democratic forum' to be chaired by Brexit Secretary David Davis

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

Norma Jean Martine lights up the studio in Busker Sessions with Jon Holmes

The singer performed two original songs for our afternoon presenter

Chemical spill in Kansas causes schools closures and evacuations

Chemical spill in Kansas puts schools in lockdown

Chemical spill in Kansas puts schools in lockdown

A chemical incident at MGP Ingredients in Kansas has meant the facility has been evacuated and schools have been closed

'Wonder Woman UN award is an insult - why don't they honour real women like Malala?'

'Wonder Woman UN award is an insult - why not honour real women like Malala?'

Journalist and campaigner Shazia Rafi was speaking before ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman as a UN Ambassador for Women's Empowerment

North Greenwich bomb alert: Teenager tasered and arrested under Terrorism Act

North Greenwich bomb alert: Teenager tasered and arrested under Terrorism Act

Teenager arrested in Holloway Road, North London

Clown gets blown up by landmine after being mistaken for an evil spirit in Cambodia

Killer clown blown up by landmine after being mistaken for an evil spirit

Killer clown blown up by landmine after being mistaken for an evil spirit

An American student in Cambodia died after taking part in the 'killer clown craze'

Priest and solider arrested for sexual abuse 'carried out under spiritual healing' in Italy

Exorcist priest who promised to free girls from 'demon of lust' arrested on sex abuse charges

Exorcist priest arrested on sex abuse charges in Italy

Salvatore Anello has been jailed along with soldier Salvatore Muratore after months-long investigation

Grindr murder: Court hears Breaking Bad fan Stefano Brizzi cooked and ate his victim

Grindr murder: Breaking Bad fan Stefano Brizzi 'cooked and ate his victim before acid bath'

Grindr murder: Court hears Breaking Bad fan Stefano Brizzi cooked his victim

A court has heard alleged murderer Stefano Brizzi cooked his victim and ate some of his leg and possibly some of his ribs, some of the victim's internal organs have also not been found

WATCH: Baby gorilla is born at San Diego Zoo, to the surprise of zoo keepers

WATCH: Baby gorilla is born at San Diego Zoo, to the surprise of keepers

WATCH: Baby gorilla is born at San Diego Zoo, to the surprise of keepers

A baby gorilla has been born to Kokomo and Winston was born during the night and discovered by zoo keepers in the morning

Armed men attack a migrant boat of the coast of Libya

Armed men 'attack migrant boat of the coast of Libya'

Armed men 'attack migrant boat of the coast of Libya'

At least four people are dead and 15 injured in the attack

Sir Philip Green 'oversaw biggest scandal since financial crash' says chair of Parliament's business watchdog

Sir Philip Green 'oversaw biggest scandal since 2008 crash' says MP Iain Wright

Iain Wright also said Green's decision to take ownership of third yacht when so many former employees were losing their jobs was disgraceful

'Donald Trump knows he is losing and will have to accept the result of the presidential election', says Democrats Abroad

'Donald Trump is only threatening to reject election result because he knows he's lost'

'Trump is only threatening to reject election result because he knows he's lost'

Democrats Abroad say the American people see through Trump - and he knows it

Francis Rossi from Status Quo talks to James Whale about his upcoming album

Francis Rossi from Status Quo on his career and the new acoustic album

Francis Rossi from Status Quo on his career and the new acoustic album

Aquostic II – That’s a Fact is released today

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months for Tulisa evidence-tampering

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months for Tulisa evidence-tampering

Mahmood was found guilty of changing police statement earlier this month

Tories hold Cameron’s old Witney seat while former Corrie actor succeeds Jo Cox

Tories hold Cameron’s old Witney seat while former Corrie actor succeeds Jo Cox

Tories hold Cameron’s old Witney seat while former Corrie actor succeeds Jo Cox

New Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin heckled by far-right supporters during victory speech

50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster: What happened on that day?

Aberfan 50th Anniversary: How a series of clear warnings were ignored

Aberfan 50th Anniversary: How a series of clear warnings were ignored

Today marks the 50 anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, where 144 people, including 116 children were killed as a coal tip slid into a school and nearby homes

EU is 'completely dysfunctional but Theresa May's stating facts', says Sir Bill Cash MP

LISTEN Brexit campaigner Sir Bill Cash blasts 'tsunami of foolish requests' for second referendum

Brexit campaigner Sir Bill Cash blasts 'tsunami of requests' to re-run the vote

The MP for Stone agreed with the PM for stating the UK should still be at the heart of decisions within the EU

'The social prestige of knighthood is worth millions to Sir Philip Green, he may pay out in order to keep it', says Awards Intelligence

Sir Philip Green 'may pay to keep knighthood'

'The social prestige of knighthood is worth millions to Sir Philip Green'

MPs have backed calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, however a decision will have to be made by the Honours Forfeiture Committee

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

'The Muslim Council of Britain's plans are welcomed, but not taken seriously', says The Salam Project

'If Muslim Council of Britain won't tackle honour killings, how can we take them seriously on terror?'

'How can we take the Muslim Council of Britain seriously on terrorism?'

Fellow Islamic group The Salam Project questions the MCB's credibility on this issue

Jeremy Corbyn tells EU leaders he will hold 'alternative Brexit summit'

Jeremy Corbyn tells EU leaders he will hold 'alternative Brexit summit'

Labour leader says his alternative conference will offer 'a helpful diplomatic approach where we don't heckle or lecture each other'

North Greenwich station evacuated: Counter-terror police carry out controlled explosion

Counter-terror police carry out controlled explosion at North Greenwich station

Station was closed following the discovery of a suspicious package earlier today

Cobie Smulders on Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise's running speed and her lame music taste

Cobie Smulders on Jack Reacher and working with Tom Cruise

The actress spoke to Edith Bowman on Virgin Radio

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

The Big Debate on smoke: 'You can't taste a cloud but you can taste smoke'

Today's Big Debate was about smoke

Nintendo NX is here - and it looks ridiculously cool

Nintendo NX is here - and it looks ridiculously cool

Nintendo NX is here - and it looks ridiculously cool

The console is set to be called the Nintendo Switch

MPs vote to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood

MPs vote to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood

Decision comes after one MP described him as a disgrace to capitalism

North Greenwich station evacuated after safety alert

North Greenwich station evacuated after safety alert

Jubilee Line tube station cleared after staff reported a suspicious item

Court hears social worker charged with murder of a Metropolitan Police officer was 'obsessed' with Breaking Bad

Grindr murder: Court hears Stefano Brizzi dissolved victim's body in acid and was 'obsessed with Breaking Bad'

Grindr murder suspect Stefano Brizzi was obsessed with Breaking Bad, court told

Stefano Brizzi denies murder but admitted to disposing of the body by attempting to dissolve it in acid

RMT union suspends strike planned for November, at request of the British Legion

RMT union suspends strike planned for November 3 at request of British Legion

RMT union suspends strike planned for November 3 at request of British Legion

The RMT union has suspended their strike, citing pressure from UK armed forces charity

Donald Trump insists he won the debate in bizarre 3am tweet

Donald Trump insists he won the debate in bizarre 3am tweet

Trump also insists it's time to 'drain the swamp' in tweet sent upon his arrival in Ohio

Mr Jones recorded the molten remains of his iPhone 7 and the flaming pants it was wrapped in.  He has no doubt it was the source of the fire.

New iPhone 7 reportedly bursts into flames in Australia

New iPhone 7 reportedly bursts into flames in Australia

After Samsung's problems with Galaxy Note 7 fires, now an iPhone has reportedly exploded

LISTEN: James Whale gets highly annoyed by Doctor Sue Onslow from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

LISTEN: James Whale gets very angry with Doctor Sue Onslow during Commonwealth debate

James Whale gets very angry with Doctor Sue Onslow during Commonwealth debate

James Whale was joined by senior research fellow to discuss whether the Commonwealth is still relevant - and he soon got more than little flustered with her responses

Final debate: 'Further support for Donald Trump will erode', says US political commentator

Final Trump-Clinton debate: Donald Trump support is melting away, says US political commentator

Donald Trump's support is melting away, says US political commentator

Bill Barnard told James Whale the comments made by the Republican candidate in the final debate last night will have alienated him further from voters

'Take my money, take it all' - Twitter users prepare for news on the Nintendo NX

'Take my money, take it all' - Twitter users get rather excited about the Nintendo NX

'Take my money, take it all' - Twitter users get excited about the Nintendo NX

Nintendo have announced that they will be releasing news on their new gaming console at 3pm today, it is reported that they will show a 3 minute trailer

Secret Nazi Arctic base called 'Treasure Hunter' found by Russian scientists (VIDEO)

Secret Nazi Arctic base called 'Treasure Hunter' found by Russian researchers

Base is believed to have been evacuated due to infection after Hitler's scientists ate polar bear meat

'The start of WW3 was 9/11' - Colonel Richard Kemp disputes Turkish minister's World War Three warning

'World War Three has already started - it began on 9/11' says Colonel Richard Kemp

'WW3 has already started - it began on 9/11' says Colonel Richard Kemp

The former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan dismissed a Turkish claim that the conflict in Syria will eventually lead to World War Three

'The Commonwealth must speak out for LGBT rights', says leading human rights campaigner

It's time to say sorry to gay men, says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

It's time to say sorry to gay men, says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offences which have now been abolished are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced

Calais Jungle children: Lord Alf Dubs calls for greater focus on safety over age

UK Calais Jungle children: Lord Alf Dubs says we must focus on safety, not age

Lord Alf Dubs demands we focus on Calais children's safety, not their age

There have been some questions as to whether some of the children arriving into the UK this week are really children

'What humanity has the man got?' - Ken Loach blast David Davis over Calais jungle children dental health checks

Ken Loach ridicules migrant children teeth checks: 'Why not pin Star of David on them too?'

Ken Loach savages migrant teeth checks: 'Why not pin Star of David on them too?'

The legendary film director joined Sam Delaney in the studio

'The election is already over as Donald Trump's comments are disqualifying and un-American', says Jerry Springer

Donald Trump has blown the election with un-American rigging claims, says Jerry Springer

Trump has already blown the election with un-American comments - Jerry Springer

Last night the finals presidential debate took place, with Donald Trump not committing to accepting the result of the election if he loses

Lawyers warn the government about health and safety risks on Southern Rail

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when government will terminate troubled franchise

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when troubled franchise will be terminated

The Association of British Commuters has raised serious concerns as the dispute drags on

Final debate: Donald Trump won't reveal if he'll commit to the election results if he loses

Final Trump-Clinton debate: Donald Trump refuses to confirm he will accept election result if he loses

Donald Trump won't reveal if he'll commit to the election results if he loses

The Republican candidate revealed this in the final presidential debate

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Archaeologists discover the largest first-temple period gate-shrine found in Israel

Huge 2,200-year-old shrine discovered in ancient Israeli metropolis

Huge 2,200-year-old shrine discovered in ancient Israeli metropolis

Archaeologists have discovered a gate-shrine dating to the 8th century BC, which is the largest ever discovered in Israel from the period.

Ex-UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom on migrant age checks: 'Beards are a bit of a giveaway'

Ex-UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom on migrant age checks: 'Beards are a good indicator'

Controversial former MEP also said Home Office isn't fit for purpose

Lava from a volcano on Venus may be flowing

Volcano on Venus may be active, say scientists

Volcano on Venus may be active, say scientists

Researchers believe it likely that lava continues to flow from the Idunn Mons volcano

The Big Debate on yawning

The Big Debate on yawning

Today's Big Debate was about yawning

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