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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reports have claimed Theresa May could drop the Mayoral system

Ken Livingstone: I was London mayor for years, but I hate the mayoral system

Ken Livingstone: I was London mayor for years, but I hate the mayoral system

Livingstone says that putting large amounts of power in the hands of a mayor is 'how dictators work'

French-Algerian activist vows to pay 'Burkini' fines for Muslim women

French-Algerian activist vows to pay 'Burkini' fines for Muslim women

French-Algerian activist vows to pay 'Burkini' fines for Muslim women

Rachid Nekkaz has taken a defiant stand against the laws banning the swimsuit

Lembit Opik is performing at Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe: 'I don't hate the critics, I pity them', says Lembit Opik on his new comedy

'I don't hate the critics, I pity them', says Lembit Opik on Edinburgh Fringe

The political explains why he doesn't mind bad reviews of his show

'victoRIOus' aircraft brings Team GB athletes home

GB Olympic homecoming: All the details of the 'victORIOus' plane and what happened on board

GB Olympic homecoming: The inside story of the 'victORIOus' flight

The flight home for British athletes was included far more extravagance than usual. We take a look inside the cabin...

Donald Trump calls for 'Hillary Clinton's crimes' to be investigated

Donald Trump calls for 'Hillary Clinton's crimes' to be investigated

Donald Trump calls for 'Hillary Clinton's crimes' to be investigated

The Republican Presidential candidate claims the Clinton Foundation should be shut down over foreign donations

Russia dogged by doping allegations

Russia's Paralympic ban confirmed after appeal rejected

Russia's Paralympic ban confirmed after appeal rejected

Court of Arbitration for Sport rules ban was 'proportionate' despite Russian appeal

Nigerian army claims to have fatally wounded Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau killed in airstrike, Nigerian army claims

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau fatally wounded, claims Nigerian army

An airstrike by the Nigerian military claims Shekau sustained fatal wounds to the shoulders

A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has revealed women’s pay falls 33% behind men’s after having a baby

Government should punish firms which maintain gender pay gap, says leader of Women's Equality Party

'Government should punish firms which maintain gender pay gap'

Sophie Walker also told talkRADIO government-funded childcare should be available for all children

British man admits a fatal fight with Indonesian traffic officer, says lawyer

Briton David James Taylor admits fatal fight with Indonesian traffic officer, says lawyer

British man admits fatal fight with Indonesian traffic officer, says lawyer

David James Taylor admitted violent confrontation with Wayan Sudarsa, who was found dead on a beach last week

Germany's Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi have met to discuss Brexit

Brexit won't affect the future of the European Union, says former Tory MP Nick de Bois

Brexit won't affect the future of the European Union, says former Tory MP

De Bois said the EU's 'colossal structural issues' will remain long after Britain has quit the bloc

National Aids Trust accuses NHS England of homophobia after response to HIV drug ruling

NHS England branded homophobic over HIV drug ruling response

NHS England branded homophobic over HIV drug ruling response

National Aids Trust claimed the NHS is using 'dog-whistle tactics' in its portrayal of a new HIV treatment

Former Conservative MP praises City investor Neil Woodford for scrapping bonuses

City investor who scrapped bonuses praised by Tory MP

City investor who scrapped bonuses praised by Tory MP

Nick DeBois called the decision by Neil Woodford, boss of Woodford Investment Management, a step in the right direction

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

'There is a propaganda element' to the Olympic Games, says journalist David Conn

Olympics 2016: Beware Team GB propaganda, says sports finance expert David Conn

Don't be seduced by Team GB 'propaganda' warns David Conn

Guardian journalist suggests the government is using sport to suggest everything is fine in the country, just like 'despicable regimes' of the past.

MI5 may have stopped police from convicting Anjem Choudary

Anjem Choudary: MI5 'may have stopped police from convicting hate preacher''

MI5 'may have stopped police from convicting Anjem Choudary'

Sources have claimed MI5 asked the police not to convict Anjem Choudary as he was involved in their own investigation

Owen Smith reveals he will support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith promises to support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith will support Corbyn if he wins the election

Leadership candidate Owen Smith has revealed support for his opposition

Ohio crash

VIDEO: 74-year-old Ohio woman drives onto concert dancefloor and injures nine

74-year-old Ohio woman drives onto concert dancefloor, injures nine

Police say it seems woman confused the gas and the brake pedals before ploughing into crowded dancefloor

Zombies in Europe

Huge zombie invasion reported near Benidorm

Huge zombie invasion reported near Benidorm

But British holidaymakers needn't worry one of Spain's most popular holiday resorts is being turned into a city of the dead

One year on, we remember the Shoreham airshow disaster victims

Shoreham airshow disaster one year on: Who were the victims?

Shoreham airshow disaster one year on: Who were the victims?

A Hawker Hunter jet crashed into the A27, killing 11 people one year ago

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons after government review

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons in government anti-terror plan

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons in new anti-terror plan

Ministry of Justice report also suggested 'cultural sensitivity' among staff towards Muslim prisoners could help stop terror hothousing

Gaziantep Attack: Terrorism expert explains why ISIS are most likely responsible for Gaziantep suicide bomber

Gaziantep massacre: Isis most likely responsible, says terror expert

Isis most likely responsible for Gaziantep massacre, says terror expert

A suicide bomber killed 51 and injured 69 people in Gaziantep on Saturday night

LGBT protest in Istanbul brings hundreds of activists together over murder of transgender woman

Hande Kader protest: Transgender murder sparks huge LGBT demo in Istanbul

Transgender murder sparks huge LGBT protest in Istanbul

Hundreds gathered to protest the murder of Kader, whose burned body was discovered in a forest

Daily Mail journalist Peter Hitchens savages the Olympics

Rio2016: Britain 'cares far too much about the Olympics'

Britain cares far too much about the Olympics, says Peter Hitchens

Mail On Sunday journalist Peter Hitchens blasted 'the fuss' Britain and other countries create around the competition

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale reveals her support for Owen Smith

Labour leadership contest: Jeremy Corbyn loses another key figure as Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn suffers fresh blow as Scottish Labour leader backs Owen Smith

The Scottish Labour leader has announced who she is backing to lead the party

Big boxing croc

Crocodiles released into school in Australian town of Humpty Doo

Crocodiles released into school in Australian town of Humpty Doo

A manhunt is under way in northern Australia for three men who released crocodiles into a school during a break-in.

Journalist explains Sadiq Khan's decision to back Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Guardian commentator Dave Hill tells Paul Ross that Corbyn's lack of clarity over Brexit was a key factor in Khan's decision

The report looked at information from around 1,450 board members at 114 trusts, the newspaper said.  Findings showed three-quarters of those chairing NHS trusts are aged 60 or older, less than half of trust executive directors are female, and a mere 4% of executive directors are from a BME background.

NHS needs 'radical transformation' to promote more female and BME staff

Lack of women and ethnic minorities in NHS senior roles branded 'disgraceful'

A study has found only 2% of NHS trusts are chaired by people from a black and minority ethnic background, while under 30% of trusts are chaired by women

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Justin Rose

GB Olympic Parade: Government announces events in London and Manchester

Government announces Olympic celebrations to be held in London and Manchester

There will be a parade through the streets of Manchester and another as yet unspecified event in the capital in October after the Paralympians have returned from Rio.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Corbyn Smith

George Galloway: If Jeremy Corbyn had made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd no longer be a candidate

George Galloway: If Corbyn made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd be finished

talkRADIO's evening presenter says Galloway might have been contacted by the police for making such remarks and condemned the media for focusing on Ant and Dec instead.

Burkini

UKIP candidate Lisa Duffy tells George Galloway 'I don't want to ban the burkini'

UKIP's Lisa Duffy tells George Galloway 'I don't want to ban the burkini'

Duffy tells talkRADIO she has a 'positive vision' for British Muslims and defends her stance on a range of issues, notably Sharia law

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

The Spanish band performed live in the studio with Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club with Merton

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invites another lonely luncher on air to cheer up their (and our) lunchtime

Brexit: expert warns of economic complacency despite sales increase

Brexit: 'shoppers are ignoring Project Fear and the high street remains buoyant'

Shoppers are ignoring 'Project Fear' and high street remains buoyant post-Brexit

But expert Annie Shaw reckons 'it's too early' to tell if this increase will curb recession

Paul Ross reviews 'David Brent: Life on the Road'

Paul Ross reviews 'David Brent: Life on the Road'

Paul Ross reviews 'David Brent: Life on the Road'

talkRADIO's breakfast presenter gives his opinion on Ricky Gervais' new film featuring David Brent as a toilet supplies salesman

Learn more about the four American swimmers in the Ryan Lochte robbery saga

Ryan Lochte robbery scandal: Who are the four American swimmers at the centre of media firestorm?

Ryan Lochte robbery scandal: Who are the four American swimmers?

Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have sparked global controversy with their claims of an armed robbery. But what exactly do we know about them?

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 20

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 20

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 20

Check out the latest Paul Ross Podcast

Miss Great Britain Deone Robertson addresses the reports of a dispute with Zara Holland after Loose Women appearance

Miss Great Britain Deone Robertson addresses Zara Holland fight reports after Loose Women appearance

Miss Great Britain Deone Robertson addresses Zara Holland fight reports

The model cleared up the rumours of a fight between the two women after ITV's Loose Women stopped broadcasting

Calls for the Olympic victory parade to be held outside of London

Olympic victory parade 2016: 'There should be a discussion about which city should host the parade', says Baroness Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell says discussion needed over Olympic parade venue

Jowell says 'we should respect fact our winning athletes come from right across the UK' while former London mayor Ken Livingstone backs parade

Journalist David Farrier on Tickled and the legal threats he's faced during filming

Journalist David Farrier on Tickled and the legal threats he's faced during filming

Journalist David Farrier on Tickled and legal threats he's faced during filming

Tickled explores the sport of 'competitive endurance tickling', but the organisers didn't take too kindly to it

Amy Childs on Celebrity Big Brother, panto and starting out in TOWIE

Amy Childs on Celebrity Big Brother, panto and starting out in TOWIE

Amy Childs on Celebrity Big Brother, panto and starting out in TOWIE

Amy Childs joined Paul Ross on the breakfast show to talk about her 'guilty pleasure' and rise to fame

Essex dog attack: behaviour expert blames owner for Halstead incident

Essex dog attack: owner blamed for child's death in Halstead

Essex dog attack: behaviour expert blames owner for Halstead incident

Training expert Sheila Hamilton-Andrews said owners need to take more responsibility

The US Olympic Committee apologises for behaviour of American swimmers

Ryan Lochte Robbery Saga: US Olympic Committee confirms swimmers vandalised gas station

US Olympic Committee apologises for behaviour of American swimmers

Swimmers called 'fakes' and 'liars' as they board plane home from Rio

This photo of a boy in Syria has caused outrage across the world

Syrian boy photo: 'Harrowing image of Omran Daqneesh Must Spur UN into Action'

Harrowing image of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh 'must spur UN into action'

Save the Children says UN must 'wake up' and work out a way to resolve the Syrian conflict after the picture of a wounded boy on the back of an ambulance went round the world

A young boy has died following a dog bite in Essex

Essex dog attack: young boy dies after bite in Halstead

Young boy dies after bite from pet dog in Essex

A 29 year old woman is in police custody following the incident

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into account of robbery continues

Ryan Lochte: Mystery thickens as investigation into alleged robbery takes fresh twist

Ryan Lochte Mystery thickens as investigation into robbery continues

New CCTV footage further complicates the investigation surrounding Lochte's allegation that he was robbed at gunpoint

Security expert Chris Parry explains why talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Owen Smith Isis talks: 'Our politicians are good at winning elections but not so good at strategy', says security expert

Security expert warns talks with Isis would give them moral legitimacy

Rear Admiral Chris Parry joins criticism of Owen Smith's suggestion that militant groups could be involved in Middle East negotiations

There are calls for more investment into smaller businesses

Too early to gauge Brexit economic impact, says financial expert

Financial experts are calling for more investment into small businesses

Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management discusses the fall in unemployment levels and says it's still too soon to suggest they were caused by Britain's exit from the European Union

A new drone will be trialled next year to track terrorists

Britain's New Anti-Terror Weapon: The Zephyr S Drone, a solar-powered 'pseudo-satellite' flying at 70,000 feet

Britain's new anti-terror weapon: A 'pseudo-satellite' solar-powered drone

The drone can stay in the air for 45 days, smashing the world record for an unrefuelled aircraft and allowing it to traverse the globe in the hunt for potential threats

Olympic Council of Ireland head Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Patrick Hickey: Olympic Council of Ireland chief resigns amid ticket sale investigation

Irish Olympic chief Patrick Hickey resigns amid ticket investigation

Hickey was detained at a hotel in Rio as part of an investigation into false ticket sales

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Doctor Who's Colin Baker on narration, writing columns and becoming the Doctor

Paul Ross was joined by the former Doctor

Businesswoman Debra Charles praises child entrepreneur Henry Patterson for launching his third business

Nine-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson hailed as 'future of the UK' after launching his third business

Nine-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson hailed as 'the future of the UK'

Nine year old Henry recently launched his third business, a child's online sweet shop called Not Before Tea

Students open their A level results live on air

A-Level Results 2016: Students open their A-level results live on air

Students open their A-level results live on air

Paul Ross invited students to take a first look at their results live to the nation. Thankfully both got the results they wanted!

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Rio 2016: Team GB told not to leave village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

Team GB told not to leave Olympic Village after athlete robbed at gunpoint

A safety letter with a stark warning has been handed out to athletes, telling them 'it's not worth the risk'

Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows in 2016 A-Levels

A-Level Results 2016: Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows

Gap between top-performing boys and girls narrows in 2016 A-Levels

Boys got more A* grades than girls, but female students slightly out-performed their male counterparts overall

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