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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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…

Extremism: 'We need to offer an escape route for people', says counter-extremism expert

British schoolgirl 'death' in Syria: "We need to offer an escape route for people", says counter-extremism expert

British schoolgirl 'death' in Syria: "We need to offer people an escape route"

Teenager Kadiza Sultana fled to Syria in February 2015 to marry an ISIS fighter. With reports emerging of the British girl's death in an airstrike in May, one expert tells talkRADIO an "escape route" is needed…

Jeff Stelling on theme tunes, football and his new quiz show!

Sky Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling discusses his new quiz show Alphabetical

Sky Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling discusses his new quiz show Alphabetical

The popular sports presenter joins talkRADIO's Paul Ross to talk A-Z, theme tunes and the new Premier League season…

Thailand attacks: 'The country is stunned', says editor of Phuket News

Thailand attacks: "The country is stunned", says editor of Phuket News

Thailand attacks have left the country 'stunned', says editor of Phuket News

Chris Husted tells Paul Ross that coordinated attacks on tourist hot-spots Hua Hin and Phuket have left Thais as bewildered as everybody else…

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Late Nights with Iain Lee: The Dirty 1930s

Late Nights with Iain Lee: The Dirty 1930s - Wednesday, August 10

Late Nights with Iain Lee: The Dirty 1930s

She says "It's not you - it's me I need a little time, a little space a place to find myself again you know?" Oh yes, I know a goodbye when I hear it She smiles but her heart's already out there Walking down the street (Jimmy Nail)

If Ed Sheeran is prosecuted in the plagiarism claim brought against him by the co-writer of the Marvin Gaye classic Let's Get It On, then "the families of Johann Sebastian Bach and Mozart could sue every single popular musician in the history of the world".

Ed Sheeran plagiarism row: "Mozart and Bach could sue every musician ever", says former Q and NME editor

Ed Sheeran plagiarism row: "Mozart and Bach could sue every musician ever"

The former editor of Q Magazine and the NME has told talkRADIO that a New York court needs to think very carefully before finding the British musician guilty of 'copying' a Marvin Gaye classic…

Possible Wimbledon poisoning 'stoops to a new low', says Barry Cowen

Wimbledon tennis poisoning "stoops to a new low", says British former player Barry Cowan

Wimbledon tennis poisoning "stoops to a new low", says British former player

Former tennis ace Barry Cowan, who took Pete Sampras to five sets at Wimbledon in 2001, says that if it is proved that junior Gabriella Taylor was deliberately poisoned at this year's Championships it represents a nadir for the sport…

'It’s like they’re all raised in a barn', says TV critic Kevin O'Sullivan on Celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother reviewed: "They're repulsive low lives. It's like watching an out of control zoo", says TV critic

Celebrity Big Brother reviewed: "It's repulsive, like an out of control zoo"

After an incident-packed week, former Sunday Mirror TV critic Kevin O'Sullivan has some harsh words for the contestants in this year's CBB house…

UK online drugs market is the largest in Europe because it's 'safer', says drugs policy advisor

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, explains former chief constable

Illegal drugs? You're better off buying them online, says former chief constable

With an average of 20,748 transactions taking place on the 'dark web' each month, Britain is Europe's largest online market for illicit substances. Drugs policy advisor Tom Lloyd explains why operating in this way beats a dark street corner…

The film Armageddon could be coming true...as there are plans to mine on asteroids!

Armageddon out of here: Hollywood fiction to become fact, with gold-mining planned for asteroids

Armageddon out of here: gold-mining planned for asteroids as life imitates movie

In what sounds like a Hollywood remake, US firm Deep Space Industries have announced plans to start mining for precious metals in space. Astronomer Andy Lound tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the idea is not as far-fetched as it appears…

Caller Lorraine tells Jonny Gould and Ash all about her life on security at London's Heathrow airport. You won't believe some of the things she found…

What's in the bag? Confessions of an airport security woman – caller Lorraine tells Jonny Gould and Ash all about her weird discoveries

What's in the bag? Confessions of an airport security woman

Caller Lorraine tells Jonny Gould and Ash all about her life on security at London's Heathrow airport. You won't believe some of the things she found…

Syria Conflict: 'It's a tactic that's become known as sieging starve', says journalist as aid cannot get through to Aleppo

Syria Conflict: Government planning to "starve Aleppo rebels into submission", says war correspondent

Syria Conflict: Government planning to "starve Aleppo rebels into submission"

With UN and Russian calls for a ceasefire in Aleppo showing little evidence of having an effect, war correspondent Hannah Lucinda Smith tells talkRADIO that the starving of opponents is a recognised tactic of the conflict…

Trevor Dion Nicholas on starring in Aladdin the Musical and Robin Williams

Trevor Dion Nicholas on starring in Aladdin the Musical and Robin Williams

WATCH:Trevor Dion Nicholas on starring in Aladdin and Robin Williams

The star of the much-loved musical spoke to the Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast show about the production

'We need to put this into context', says professor on study into babies fertility levels

Study showing chemotherapy drug 'could affect fertility' for unborn girls has to be taken in context, says leading professor

Study showing chemo drug 'affects girls' fertility' has to be taken in context

A new study has found that a chemotherapy treatment can affect ovary-development in mice. The former chair of the British Fertility Society tells talkRADIO it's too early to jump to conclusions that it has the same effect on humans…

'Court rooms could turn into Jeremy Kyle' if swearing continues, says etiquette coach

"F*** off your honour", "F*** off yourself" - Court rooms could turn into the Jeremy Kyle Show, etiquette expert tells talkRADIO

"F*** off your honour", "F*** off yourself", the Jeremy Kyle-ification of courts

Etiquette expert William Hanson tells talkRADIO that Judge Patricia Lynch's expletive-laden outburst at a defendant, while understandable, risks turning the courtroom into a circus…

X Factor's Ray Quinn on acting etiquette, Dancing on Ice and his new musical!

X Factor star Ray Quinn on acting etiquette, Dancing on Ice and his new musical

X Factor star Ray Quinn on acting etiquette, Dancing on Ice and his new musical

The popular singer is a busy boy, and he tells Paul Ross about all the exciting projects he has coming up as well as reflecting on an acting career that began as a 10-year-old…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'This is the last resort for staff', says shadow transport secretary on rail strikes

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether, says shadow transport minister

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald tells talkRADIO that industrial action on the cross-channel service, along with walkouts at Southern Rail and the East Coast, are "absolutely critical" to the continued safety and security of services…

'The only way out of this is more money', says former NHS chairman on A&E closure

"The only way out of this is more money", says health analyst on NHS closures

"The only way out of this is more money", says health analyst on NHS closures

A hypothecated tax, with cash raised ring-fenced for the National Health Service, could be the answer to a chronic lack of funding in hospitals and healthcare, talkRADIO's Sam Delaney hears…

Donald Trump 'wants more attention', says former vice chair of Democrats Abroad

Donald Trump's Clinton 'assassination threat' is just "attention seeking", says Democrat spokesperson

Donald Trump's Clinton 'assassination threat' is just "attention seeking"

Karin Robinson, former vice-chair of pressure group Democrats Abroad, says the Republican candidate's "deeply offensive" comments in North Carolina are just another example of his outbursts damaging his standing with the US electorate…

MP Maria Miller and talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed today over sexual harassment in the workplace claims made in a survey carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)

TUC claim that half of women are sexually harassed at work is "trivialising sexual assault", says talkRADIO host

TUC claim that 52% of women are sexually harassed is "trivialising assault"

A survey by the Trades Union Congress has today revealed that more than half of the women polled said they had been subject to sexual harassment in the workplace. Listen in as Julia Hartley-Brewer and MP Maria Miller clash over the findings…

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia's drug cheats, says Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson: Olympic bosses "passed the buck" on banning Russia

The former wheelchair-racer won 11 gold medals across five Paralympic Games for Great Britain. She tells Paul Ross why the Olympic approach was unfair, and why it is right to take a hard line in the fight against doping…

Happy BRAnniversary! Paul Ross speaks to a bra fitter to mark 90 years since it went on sale at Marks & Spencer

Happy BRAnniversary! It's 90 years since the bra went on sale on the High Street

Happy BRAnniversary! It's 90 years since the bra went on sale on the High Street

The Queen's undergarment fitter talks to Paul Ross about the birth of a revolution in women's clothing, and why 85% of people are still wearing the wrong size. We're hooked…

Award-winning TV and radio presenter Terry Christian has savaged Labour's decision to put Andy Burnham forward as the party's candidate to be mayor of Manchester, describing the MP for Leigh as "beige", "an invertebrate" and "lacking in conviction and passion" for the city

Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham is a "beige invertebrate with no passion for Manchester", says award-winning TV presenter

Andy Burnham is a "beige invertebrate with no passion for Manchester"

Award-winning TV presenter Terry Christian savages the city's Labour mayoral candidate, saying he "lacks conviction" for the post and "is not the sort of person you want as mayor"…

Tom Watson's comments are 'not as hostile as some are making out', says Momentum steering committee member

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Supporters of the under-fire leader dismiss suggestions from the party's deputy-head that they "don't have the best interests of the party at heart" as the battle to control Labour heats up…

It's the alternative-therapy craze that has been sweeping the Olympic Games, with vivid circular bruises appearing on the finely honed bodies of athletes from China to the USA.   But what is cupping, and does it actually do any good?

What's the point of cupping? A GP explains the therapy sweeping the Olympic Games

What's the point of cupping? A GP explains the therapy sweeping the Olympics

London GP Dr Ayaaz Farhat tells listeners all about the mysterious red circular bruises appearing on the bodies of athletes and celebrities…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tim Eaton, a Syria expert from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, tells talkRADIO that neither side is in the mood to take a backward step, as fighting intensifies in the besieged city of Aleppo

Syrian Conflict: UN-proposed pause in fighting "is not going to happen", regional expert tells talkRADIO

Syrian Conflict: UN-proposed pause in fighting "is not going to happen"

Tim Eaton, a Syria expert from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, tells talkRADIO that neither side is in the mood to take a backward step, as fighting intensifies in the besieged city…

To the names of Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin, we can now add Bob Mills, after the talkRADIO afternoon show presenter today got a crash course in Olympic swimming.

Everything you need to know about Olympic swimming: Bob Mills speaks to the expert

Everything you need to know about Olympic swimming, with talkRADIO's Bob Mills

Our afternoon show presenter gets the lowdown on what lies beneath the surface at an Olympic swimming meet…

'If everything is going well, why not', says doula on children being present at births

Why not let kids watch babies being born like Jamie Oliver did, asks birthing expert

Why not let kids watch babies being born like Jamie Oliver did?

The celebrity chef's eldest children were in the delivery room as wife Jools gave birth to the couple's fifth child this week. "If everything's going well, why not?" asks doula Bridget Baker…

'If you're aware of it, do something now' - Money-saving expert advises families how they can save after survey results

"If you're aware of it, do something now" - Money-saving expert offers budgeting advice after survey shock

Money-saving expert advises families how they can save after survey shock

Sally Francis, from Money Saving Expert, says "If you're aware of it, do something now", as she offers budgeting advice in the wake of research saying one family in three would struggle with bills "within a month" following job loss…

'It doesn't matter what people think, it's what the evidence shows' - GP disputes CAMRA's call for public consultation on drinking guidelines

"It doesn't matter what people think, it's what the evidence shows" - GP dismisses call for public consultation on drinking guidelines

Booze limits: "It doesn't matter what people think," says GP

Dr. Laurence Buckman tells talkRADIO that "what the evidence shows" is far more important than the Campaign for Real Ale's claim that recommended drinking guidelines are "at odds with common sense"…

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