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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Former JLS band member Oritsé Williams came into the talkRADIO studio today to talk about his BBC documentary Matron, Medicine and Me: 70 Years of the NHS.

Oritsé Williams on his experience as a carer, love of the NHS and his BBC documentary

Oritsé Williams on his experience as a carer and his BBC documentary

The former JLS star spoke with Paul Ross about his experience caring for his mother after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

'People totally misidentified the nature of Iraq', says former director general of MOD

'People totally misidentified the nature of Iraq', says former director general of MOD

'People totally misidentified the nature of Iraq', says Chris Parry

Parry helped plan the Iraq war and reveals what he thinks went wrong

'People are being a little bit too simplistic about Chilcot', says author John Kampfner

'Blair went to war on a wing and a prayer', says author John Kampfner

'Blair went to war on a wing and a prayer', says author John Kampfner

Author of 'Blair's War' believes Chilcot will reveal a lot of currently unknown detail on the war

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in jail for murder of ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in jail for murder of ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in jail for murder

Six-time Paraylympic champion is likely to spend a further three years behind bars following the death of Reeva Steenkamp

Chilcot: 'It won't support the conspiracy theories', says journalist John Rentoul

Chilcot: 'It won't support the conspiracy theories', says journalist John Rentoul

Chilcot 'won't support the conspiracy theories', says journalist John Rentoul

The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war will be published today

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'The relationship around the BMA and the government was really sub-optimal to put it mildly', says Dr Hamed Khan

'The contract was unethical', says Dr Hamed Khan on junior doctor vote

'The contract was unethical', says Dr Hamed Khan on junior doctor vote

Dr Hamed Khan comments on junior doctors voting no to their new contract

'These are the people who are the very architects of our society', Sam Delaney's opening monologue on strikes

'These are the people who are the very architects of our society', Sam Delaney on strikes

'The very architects of our society', Sam Delaney on strikes

Sam Delaney opened his show with a speech about the strikes

'They should be treated as the criminal scum that quite frankly they are', says investment director on Libor rigging trial

'They should be treated as the criminal scum that they are', says investment director on Libor trial

'They're criminal scum', says investment director on Libor rigging trial

Justin Urquhart Stewart explains why he believes Libor rigging has damaged reputations

'We want to make sure we've got the time, resources and training for teachers', says NUT London Regional Secretary

NUT leader on strikes: 'What's more important than our children's future?'

NUT leader on strikes: 'What's more important than our children's future?'

The National Union of Teachers are holding a 24 hour strike over funding

Junior doctors have rejected the contract between the government and the British Medical Association

Junior doctors reject contract between government and the British Medical Association

Junior doctors have rejected the contract between the government and the BMA

The government could now face further strike action

Perry McCarthy has labelled the British Broadcasting Corporation's decision to not replace Chris Evans's role on Top Gear as "insane".

Original Stig on Top Gear shuffle: 'It's insane not to replace Evans'

Original Stig on Top Gear shuffle: 'It's insane not to replace Evans'

The original Stig told Julia Hartley-Brewer what he felt needed to be done for the show's future

Four security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack outside one of Islam's holiest sites

'Muslims are on the front line against ISIS' - Journalist Shiraz Maher explains impact of Medina bombing

Shiraz Maher explains the impact of the Medina bombing on Muslims

The journalist and author highlighted how devastating the bombing on an 'incredibly important site' in Muslim ideology will be

Theresa May is a 'professional machine', says political editor Ian Dunt

Theresa May is a 'professional machine' says political editor Ian Dunt

Theresa May is a 'professional machine' says political editor Ian Dunt

Political editor Ian Dunt on the Conservative and UKP leadership elections

Former Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell has told talkRADIO "the chemistry wasn't present" with Chris Evans at the forefront of Top Gear.

'I said it'd be good - how wrong was I?' - ex-Top Gear presenter on Chris Evans

'I said it'd be good - how wrong was I?' - ex-Top Gear presenter on Chris Evans

The racing driver spoke to Paul Ross about the presenter's decision

'I've got a lot of supporters who think I should be able to stand', says UKIP's Suzanne Evans

UKIP's Suzanne Evans: 'I've got a lot of supporters who think I should be able to stand'

'I've got supporters who think I should stand', says UKIP's Suzanne Evans

After Nigel Farage resigned yesterday, the UKIP spokesperson discusses what she thinks should happen to the party

'I had to go to work in a ginormous yellow cape', Heidi explains what life is like with no possessions

'I had to go to work in a ginormous yellow cape' – what life is like with no possessions

'I went to work in a yellow cape' – what life is like with no possessions

New TV series Life Stripped Bare begins tonight, and participant Heidi explains what happened

Robert Massey, the director of the Royal Astronomical Society, has praised the mission to launch a space probe on a mission to study Jupiter, calling it 'an extraordinary achievement'.

'An extraordinary achievement' - Royal Astronomical Society director praises Juno space probe

Royal Astronomical Society Director praises Juno space probe

Robert Massey called it 'an extraordinary achievement'

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

'She was superb', says comedian John Maloney on Caroline Aherne

'Her comedy came from the soul' – John Maloney pays tribute to Caroline Aherne

'Her comedy came from the soul' – John Maloney on Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne passed away at the age of 52

'He must have thought, is it really worth it?' says journalist Boyd Hilton on Chris Evans

'He must have thought, is it really worth it?' says journalist Boyd Hilton on Chris Evans Top Gear resignation

Chris Evans: 'He must have thought, is it really worth it?' says Boyd Hilton

Chris Evans has resigned from presenting Top Gear

Chris Evans steps down from Top Gear

'I gave it my best shot' – Chris Evans steps down from Top Gear

'I gave it my best shot' – Chris Evans steps down from Top Gear

The presenter has stepped down only a couple of months after the relaunched series began

Time for 'Hot Hollywood Guest Action'! Dave Franco chats about his new film Now You See Me 2

Hot Hollywood guest action! Dave Franco chats about his new film Now You See Me 2

Hot Hollywood guest action! Dave Franco chats about Now You See Me 2

The actor chatted with Jon Holmes about his film and his experience of filming in London

Where have all the Liberal Democrats gone? Jon Holmes investigates with Lembit Öpik

Lembit Öpik: 'There are a quarter as many Cheeky Girls as there are Liberal Democrats'

Where have the Liberal Democrats gone? Jon Holmes investigates with Lembit Öpik

Our afternoon presenter and the former MP for Montgomeryshire went on the hunt for the missing Lib Dems

'Shooting has an unenviable record of safe use' in the UK, says the British Association for Shooting and Conservation firearms director

'Shooting has an enviable record of safe use' in the UK, claims firearms expert after air gun tragedy

'Shooting has an enviable record of safe use' in the UK, says Bill Harriman

The Director of Firearms at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation insisted shooting has a safe record after tragic Bristol incident

Frozen food safety: 'It is all about common sense', says director of policy from Food Standards Agency

Frozen food safety: 'It's all about common sense,' says director of policy from Food Standards Agency

'It is all about common sense', says FSA director

A survey found many people have misconceptions about when food is safe to eat

'We're good at coming up with solutions', says Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary after 'Jeremy Corbyn coup'

'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever', says trade union leader on Corbyn challenge

Union leader on Corbyn: 'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever'

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary Manuel Cortes advocated the experience of trade unions to solve the Labour Party power struggle

'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election' says lawyer Mark Stephens on Brexit

'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election,' says lawyer Mark Stephens on Brexit

Brexit: 'I can see this whole issue dribbling past another election'

A law firm is taking action to ensure if Article 50 is triggered it is done so legally

Sir Geoff Hurst encourages voting in The FA Community Awards

Sir Geoff Hurst encourages voting in The FA Community Awards

Sir Geoff Hurst encourages voting in The FA Community Awards

The football legend spoke to Paul Ross ahead of The FA Community Awards to be presented by McDonalds

'Nigel Farage is a disgusting, country destroying coward' - Twitter reacts to UKIP leader's resignation

'Nigel Farage is a disgusting, country destroying coward' - Twitter reacts to UKIP leader's resignation

'Nigel Farage is a disgusting, country destroying coward'

Twitter reacts to UKIP leader's resignation

'Nigel Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in the past 25 years', says UKIP London Assembly Member as Farage steps down

UKIP's Peter Whittle: 'Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in 25 years'

'Nigel Farage is the most courageous politician this country's had in 25 years'

Nigel Farage has announced his resignation as leader of the UKIP party

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Refried Beans

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Refried Beans

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Refried Beans

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear the Recipe of the Day in association with Encona.

Nigel Farage has announced he is stepping down as UKIP leader

'I want my life back' – Nigel Farage to step down as UKIP leader

'I want my life back' – Nigel Farage to step down as UKIP leader

The UKIP leader is stepping down after helping Leave to win the EU referendum

'I think it might even be fatal', says journalist Peter Oborne on the Chilcot report

Peter Oborne on Chilcot Report: 'It places question marks over the survival of Britain as we know it'

'I think it might even be fatal', says journalist Peter Oborne on Chilcot

The political commentator believes those criticised are trying to manipulate public opinion before the report is released

Andrew Mitchell MP has backed Michael Gove's bid for the Conservative Party Leadership.

'He's bringing great experience' - Andrew Mitchell backs Gove's leadership bid

Andrew Mitchell backs Michael Gove's Conservative Party Leadership bid

The MP for Sutton Coldfield said the Justice Secretary is 'bringing great experience' to the race

Paul Ross went to go see Absolutely Fabulous over the weekend, and now he wants Jennifer Saunders to "give back two hours" of his life.

'The second worst film I've ever seen' - Paul Ross rants about Absolutely Fabulous

'The second worst film I've ever seen' - Paul Ross rants about AbFab

Our Full Set Breakfast host wants Jennifer Saunders to give him back his time and money

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Pulled Pork Buns

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Pulled Pork Buns

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear the Recipe of the Day in association with Encona

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Caroline Aherne dies aged 52 following battle with cancer

Caroline Aherne dies aged 52 following battle with cancer

Caroline Aherne dies aged 52 following battle with cancer

The star was best known for her work in The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

The rise in hate crimes is 'merely the tip of the iceberg', says Councillor Claudia Webbe

The rise in hate crimes is 'merely the tip of the iceberg', claims Councillor Claudia Webbe

The rise in hate crimes is 'merely the tip of the iceberg', claims Claudia Webbe

The Islington Councillor believes recent political campaigns have cause the rise

Hanna delivered a masterful performance of Green Day's Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Busker Sessions Returns! Hanna performs live with Jon Holmes

Busker Sessions Returns! Hanna performs live with Jon Holmes

Hanna delivered a masterful performance of Green Day's Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

'The Somme was really the death of innocents', says military historian after 100 year anniversary of WWI conflict

'For many, the first of July was their last day on this earth', says military historian on Somme centenary

'The Somme was the death of innocents', says military historian

Paul Nixon said 'the British Empire paid a heavy price' on the 100 year anniversary of one of the First World War's deadliest conflicts

Author and broadcaster Nichi Hodgson has welcomed the Commons Home Affairs Select committee's call to make soliciting by sex workers no longer a crime,

'The most progressive piece of thinking we've had for years' - Broadcaster praises call to legalise sex worker soliciting

Broadcaster praises select committee's call to legalise sex worker soliciting

Nichi Hodgson, a former dominatrix, called it 'the most progressive piece of thinking and writing we've had for years'

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-Semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'There's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism

The Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard says the Labour leader probably won't apologise for anti-Semitic comments

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Week 15

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 15

Podcast - Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 15

Catch up on anything you might have missed from the Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast show

Shiraz Maher, a former member of a radical Islamist organisation, shared his experiences with Sam Delaney

'9/11 was seen as payback' - An insight into the mindset of radical Islam from a former radicalised Muslim

'9/11 was seen as payback' - An insight into the mindset of radical Islam

Shiraz Maher, a former member of a radical Islamist organisation, shared his experiences with Sam Delaney

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation', says Conservative leadership candidate Liam Fox

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation', says Conservative leadership candidate Liam Fox

'Someone who campaigned to leave would have more credibility in negotiation'

Liam Fox has announced he will be running for leadership of the Conservative party

Jones's new show Impossible features a great group of magicians

Britain's Got Talent winner Richard Jones on his magical journey - and new show Impossible

Britain's Got Talent winner Richard Jones on his magical journey

The magician popped into the talkRADIO studios for a chat with Paul Ross

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

'I think he felt he had to intervene and do something', says journalist Alex Brummer on Mark Carney's press conference

'I think he felt he had to intervene and do something', says journalist Alex Brummer on Mark Carney's press conference

'I think he felt he had to intervene and do something', says Alex Brummer

The Bank of England governor held a press conference today

'We should be attempting to make Britain into the world's greatest trading nation', says MP Grant Shapps

'We should be attempting to make Britain into the world's greatest trading nation', says MP Grant Shapps

'We should be attempting to make Britain the world's greatest trading nation'

The Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield reveals he voted Remain

Spain fear a Catalonian breakaway, and fear a Scottish move might trigger trouble at home

'Bad luck for Scotland' - Journalist explains why Spain will be obstacle on EU entry

'Bad luck for Scotland' - Journalist explains why Spain will be EU obstacle

Amparo Polo said Mariano Rajoy 'will be against any kind of proposal giving Scotland special status without declaring independence'

'We've got to move forward now', says MP Andrew Rosindell after Boris Johnson announces he won't be run for Tory leadership

'We've got to move forward', says Andrew Rosindell MP after Johnson's surprise leadership snub

'We've got to move forward now', says MP Andrew Rosindell after Boris withdrawal

Many are shocked as Boris Johnson announced he won't be running to lead the Conservative party

'It's essential that at least one of the final two candidates is a committed Brexiteer', says MP Tim Loughton on Conservative leadership

'It's essential that at least one of the final two candidates is a committed Brexiteer', says MP Tim Loughton on Conservative leadership

'At least one of the final two candidates should be a committed Brexiteer'

The Conservative MP reveals he's backing Andrea Leadsom

'Undercover policing is not for the faint-hearted,' says former Metropolitan Police detective after official guidelines are published

'I was stabbed and stared down the barrel of a gun' – ex-undercover cop in wake of new guidelines

'I was stabbed and stared down the barrel of a gun' – ex-undercover cop

Peter Bleksley, who worked undercover for ten years, explained how officers are at risk following the publishing of official guidelines

'The Turkish government of President Erdogan played the role of Dr Frankenstein', says George Galloway

'The Turkish government of President Erdogan played the role of Dr Frankenstein', says George Galloway

'The Turkish government of President Erdogan played the role of Dr Frankenstein'

George Galloway opens his show with a passionate monologue

Presenter Jimmy Doherty on Jimmy's Farm and the wonders of barley

Jimmy Doherty talks Jimmy's Farm and the magic of barley

Jimmy Doherty talks Jimmy's Farm and the magic of barley

The farmer and television presenter swung by the talkRADIO studio for a chat with Paul Ross

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it,"' says commentator Steve Topple

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it,"' says commentator Steve Topple

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it"'

David Cameron said 'for heaven's sake man, go' to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

'I think they could be going a bit further in this country' – journalist Hilary Osborne on Ikea recalling controversial drawers in the US

'I think they could be going a bit further in this country' – journalist Hilary Osborne on Ikea recalling controversial drawers in the US

'They could be going a bit further' – journalist on recalled Ikea drawers

Ikea customers have been warned to fix furniture to the wall over fears it could fall and injure children

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