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Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

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"…

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Lentil Vadas

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Lentil Vadas

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

'Banning the veil would divide communities', says equalities campaigner

"Banning never works. It would divide communities", equalities campaigner responds to UKIP candidate's veil policy

UKIP candidate's veil-ban policy "won't work and will divide communities"

Equality campaigner Akeela Ahmed dismisses plans from Lisa Duffy, a leadership candidate for the UK Independence Party, to introduce a 'show your face in a public place' rule limiting the places women can wear a full-face veil…

A recent survey revealing that one out of three families would not be able to make rent or mortgage payments after one month if they were to lose their primary sources of income "shows how tricky some people's lives are", leading financial specialist Hilary Osborne has told talkRADIO

It "shows how tricky people's lives are" that families are just one paycheck away from losing their homes, says financial expert Hilary Osborne

It "shows how tricky life is" that families are one paycheck from losing homes

Guardian Money editor Hilary Osborne tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the results of a recent survey into the cost of living are worrying, but should not come as a surprise in the current climate…

The likes of Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin may have brought home medals for Team GB over the weekend, but one Brazil-based journalist says that the rows of empty seats at the stadiums may end up being the defininig image of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

"Brazilians want to win. If they're not winning, they're not interested", journalist explains empty seats at Olympic Games

Empty seats at Olympics: "If Brazilians aren't winning they're not interested"

Rio-based British journalist Matthew Skinner explains why attitude and cost mean the crowds have not yet brought into the excitement of the Games…

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe, as voter farce rumbles on

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

American broadcaster Terry James has told talkRADIO how the introduction of Evan McMullin as an independent candidate for the US presidency could spell disaster for Donald Trump

US Election: McMullin bid "could be disastrous for Trump" - says broadcaster on ex-CIA man's pitch for presidency

US Election: McMullin bid "could be disastrous for Trump"

Broadcaster Terry James says that the emergence of former CIA man Evan McMullin as an independent presidential candidate "can only hurt" the Republican campaign…

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

'Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?' - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

"Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?" - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

Celebrity Big Brother furore "a good sign" in anti-semitism battle

Jewish Chronicle journalist Sandy Rashty says the reaction to Christopher Biggins' comments on Celebrity Big Brother is a step in the right direction in the fight against religious prejudice…

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", financial expert Mike Ingram tells talkRADIO

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", financial expert Mike Ingram tells talkRADIO

Top bosses' £5.5m salaries "a stitch up", says financial expert

Market specialist Mike Ingram says that shareholders need to take more responsibility for the enormous sums being paid to chief executives…

'British men want to be viewed as more equal to mothers', says journalist Martin Daubney

Parenting: "British men are good men. We want to do this. We want to be equal" - former Loaded editor says UK needs to follow Sweden's example

Parenting: British men 'are not valued' in bringing up their kids

Former magazine editor Martin Daubney is calling for people to recognise that men make capable stay-at-home parents, and says the UK needs to develop a Scandinavian-style system to encourage equal parenting…

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with Mick Cash of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers over Southern Rail strikes

RMT union defends five-day Southern Rail strike action, the longest in nearly 50 years

RMT union defends five-day Southern Rail strike action

Under pressure from talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers is forced to defend the industrial action that begins today…

John 'Nasty Nick' Altman on Eastenders, his autobiography, and busking for the anti-terror squad

John 'Nasty Nick' Altman on EastEnders, his autobiography, and busking for the anti-terror squad

EastEnders legend on Albert Square and busking for the anti-terror squad

'Nasty Nick' actor John Altman dropped into the talkRADIO studio to chat to Paul Ross about his new autobiography, and memories of his 37 year career on stage and screen…

Michele Verroken backs the International Paralympic Committee's blanket ban on Russia

"Let's look at where responsibility really lies" - UK anti-doping expert backs Russia's Paralympic Games ban

Russia Paralympic Games ban: "Let's look at where responsibility really lies"

Michele Verroken, for 18 years head of anti-doping in the UK, says that the International Paralympic Committee are right to ban Russian athletes from competing in Rio…

Labour MP and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz has told talkRADIO that there is a simple solution to accusations of a conflict of interest in Jeremy Corbyn's nomination for a peerage for Shami Chakrabarti

Chakrabarti, independence and anti-semitism: "easy to check", says MP Vaz

Chakrabarti, independence and anti-semitism: "easy to check", says MP Vaz

The chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, tells talkRADIO that it is simple to establish whether or not the human rights' activist's peerage nomination affected the independence of inquiry into racism in the Labour Party…

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

George Galloway discusses Donald Trump with the Presidential candidate's biographer

George Galloway discusses Donald Trump with the presidential candidate's biographer

George Galloway speaks to Michael D'Antonio about Donald Trump

The author had his own views to share about the Republican candidate

Olympics sponsors: 'The obsession with calories has camouflaged the good work companies have done', says marketing expert

Olympics sponsors: "Obsession with calories camouflages the good work companies have done", says marketing expert

Olympic sponsors: "Calorie obsession camouflages companies' good work"

Firms such as Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Kellogg's have come under fire for their sponsorship of the Olympic Games. Marketing expert Andy Sutherden tells talkRADIO that we should be careful what we wish for…

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