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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'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

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".

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…

'Poll says Trump and Clinton are more disliked than Voldemort' - American journalist Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort' - American broadcaster Tom Rivers on the race to the White House

Clinton and Trump 'more disliked than Voldemort', says US broadcaster

London-based ABC correspondent Tom Rivers gives an insider's view as the race for the Oval Office hots up…

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Victoria Pendleton joins Julia Harley-Brewer

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling' - Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton

'I miss Team GB - but I don't miss cycling', says Victoria Pendleton

The double Olympic champion tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that she is looking forward to her first Olympic Games out of the saddle, and reveals her thoughts on how Britain's cyclists will fare in Rio…

The man appointed by Brussels to oversee Britain's exit from the EU is a "serious negotiator" who will be "no pushover", says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator', says former colleague

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator'

Labour MP Gisela Stuart says the man appointed to lead the European Commission's negotiations will be "no pushover" as Britain prepares to split from Brussels…

Sitting in your office chair all day causes as many deaths as smoking, and is deadlier than obesity, a new study from Cambridge University claims

Is your office KILLING you? Sedentary work as bad as smoking and obesity, experts say

Is your office KILLING you?

New research has revealed that working in a sedentary job can increase the risk of early death. Doctor Iqbal Malik and exercise gurus UK Active discuss the findings…

Labour MP Jenny Chapman has said party leadership candidate Owen Smith should have been mindful of the "toxic atmosphere around politics … and used better words" in his pitch to head the party.

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Labour MP Jenny Chapman says that the leadership campaigner was wrong to refer to "smashing the Prime Minister back on her heels"…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock', says presenter George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water', says ex-MP George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water'

talkRADIO presenter and former MP George Galloway tells Sam Delaney that Labour's prospective new leader is all mouth and no trousers as the battle for the party goes on…

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian's Polly Toynbee

The political columnist discusses her support for Owen Smith in the Labour leadership battle, and calls the behaviour of the current leader's followers "no way to treat comrades"…

Expert Michael Kheng on the idea of drone deliveries

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, delivery by drone is on its way

Cleared for flake off! From ice creams to parcels, drone delivery is on its way

Following trial deliveries in the US and England, internet giant Amazon has been granted permission to test the viability of delivery by drone. So will our parcels soon be arriving by air?

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji insists that holidaying Brits should keep "a proportional sense of risk" and not be frightened by the current wave of terror attacks in Europe.

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Brits advised not to let Europe terror threat spoil holiday plans

Travel journalist Shafik Meghji says holidaymakers should keep a "proportional sense of risk" and not be put off making travel plans this summer…

France church attack: 'We musn't be complacent, we've got over 2000 people in the UK of a similar ilk', says security expert

France church attack: 2000 people in the UK could do something similar, claims security expert

France church attack: '2000 people in the UK could do something similar'

Stronger communities can combat complacency and help slow the spread of domestic terrorism, says a former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office…

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi joins Paul Ross on her new book!

TV comedian Shappi Khorsandi in the studio with Paul Ross

TV comedian Shappi Khorsandi in the studio with Paul Ross

The comedian reveals the inspiration for her coming of age novel

Sophia Duckor-Jones on her experience with child refugees in Greece

Living with the refugees: 'We're not sharing a burden, we're sharing a responsibility'

Living with the refugees: 'We're sharing a responsibility, not a burden'

Freelance journalist Sophia Ducker-Jones tells talkRADIO listeners about her experiences living with people fleeing war and persecution at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece…

UKIP's Suzanne Evans does the Paul Ross Paper Review

UKIP leadership: 'Lisa Duffy is straightforward, honest and decent. She'll make a change from Nigel Farage' - Suzanne Evans nails her colours to the mast

UKIP leadership: 'Lisa Duffy's honest and decent. She's a change from Farage'

The party's former spokesperson, Suzanne Evans, tells talkRADIO's Paul Ross her thoughts on the upcoming leadership battle

Lord Alf Dubs on the plight of child refugees after House of Lords report

Former child refugee Lord Dubs says Britain must to do more to help migrant children

Former child refugee Lord Dubs: Britain must to do more to help migrant children

Evacuated from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, Lord Dubs says the House of Commons report condemning Britain's lack of help in migrant crisis "confirms all our worst fears"

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