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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Boyband crime: Jon Holmes discusses Gary Barlow's masked Bristol shopping centre appearance

Boyband crime: Jon Holmes discusses Gary Barlow's masked shopping centre appearance

Boyband crime: Jon Holmes discusses Gary Barlow's masked shopping centre show

Our afternoon presenter spoke to talkRADIO's very own Anna Williamson to learn more about the sins of singers

Security expert Margaret Gilmore has explained why coalition forces have an enormous battle on their hands in their attempts to retake the ISIS-held city of Fallujah.

'It'll be a long and bloody battle' - Security expert highlights how difficult it will be to re-take the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah

'It'll be a long and bloody battle' - the challenge to re-take Fallujah

The Royal United Services Institute's Margaret Gilmore says the terrorist group will fight hard to maintain control of symbolic city

Children are 'picking up on something their parents are doing differently', claims research director at the Marriage Foundation

'Being married will help your child's self-esteem', says latest research

'Being married will help your child's self-esteem', says latest research

Harry Benson, from the Marriage Foundation, claims marital traditions may influence children's well-being

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance's Jonathan Isaby

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance

Sugar tax will 'hit the poorest hardest', says TaxPayers' Alliance

Milk-based drinks and fruit smoothies will not be affected

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families', says mental health charity SANE

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families', says mental health charity

Government 'failing children and imposing suffering on families'

Chief executive of SANE claims the treatment of children with mental health problems 'makes no sense'

People smuggling: 'This isn't going to go away. We can't just turn a blind eye' says Peter Hill of Citizens UK

People smuggling: 'This isn't going to go away. We can't just turn a blind eye'

People smuggling: 'This isn't something we can turn a blind eye to'

Peter Hill, from Citizens UK, insists Europe must cooperate more closely to help end illegal migration

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Facebook, ear infections and learning to put on a bra: Before I Go To Sleep author S.J. Watson reveals his secrets

Facebook, ear infections and learning to put on a bra: Before I Go To Sleep author reveals his secrets

Facebook, ear infections and learning to put on a bra

Novelist S.J. Watson tells Penny Smith all about the challenges of being a man writing in a woman's voice

Mars Approach: Astronomer tells you how you can see the Red Planet from your home

Life on Mars: Get great views of the Red Planet on Monday night

Life on Mars: Get great views of the Red Planet on Monday night

British Astronomical Association's Dr. John Mason gave Penny Smith a lowdown on what to look out for

Why do we love superheroes so much? Behavioural Psychologist Jo Hemmings explains

Superheroes: Why do we love them? A behavioural psychologist explains…

Superheroes: Why do we love them? A behavioural psychologist explains…

TV shrink reveals why adults adore the comic-book characters

Cincinnati Zoo shooting: Gorilla 'wasn't hurting child', says expert

Cincinnati Zoo shooting: Gorilla 'wasn't hurting child', says expert

Cincinnati Zoo shooting: Gorilla 'wasn't hurting child', says expert

Death of rare animal sparks "big ethical question" says The Gorilla Organization

MP Bernard Jenkin claims calls for David Cameron to resign are just a 'distraction'

Brexit: Calls for 'profound liar' David Cameron to resign are just a distraction, says MP

Brexit: Calls for 'profound liar' Cameron to resign just a 'distraction'

Leaving the EU would not spell the end of the prime minister, insists Bernard Jenkin

Top Gear relaunch 'like a 70s double act', blasts leading motoring journalist

Top Gear relaunch 'like a 70s double act', blasts leading motoring journalist

Top Gear relaunch 'like a 70s double act'

BBC missed a golden chance to reinvent the motoring show, says leading motoring journalist

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

WATCH: Jon Holmes invites busker Charlie Law to perform live on air

WATCH: Jon Holmes invites busker Charlie Law to perform live on air

WATCH: Jon Holmes invites busker Charlie Law to perform live on air

Another talented man and his guitar take to the airwaves

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 10

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 10

Check out the highlights from this week's Full Set Breakfast Podcast

'Justice delayed is justice denied' - Chairwoman of Public Accounts Committee slams criminal justice system for 'failing' witnesses and victims

'Justice delayed is often justice denied': Public Accounts Committee call for overhaul of criminal justice system

'Justice delayed is often justice denied', MPs call for system overhaul

The courts are disjointed and overstretched, says Meg Hillier MP

WATCH: Coronation Street actors Connor McIntyre and Dan Brocklebank on the soap and their characters

WATCH: Coronation Street comes to talkRADIO

WATCH: Coronation Street comes to talkRADIO

Corrie stars Connor McIntyre and Dan Brocklebank joined Paul Ross in the studio ahead of the British Soap Awards

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent, claims industry expert

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent, claims industry expert

Pension Crisis: Tata steel pension plan sets dangerous precedent

Investment firm says other employers will aim to cut pension benefits is the government allows scheme to go ahead

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

US election: 'Trump's challenge is to keep his authenticity and honesty'

Mary-Jo Jacobi, advisor to US presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, explains the battle ahead for the likely Republican candidate

Junior doctors' dispute: BMA naive, but Jeremy Hunt 'fanned the flames'

Junior doctors' dispute: BMA naive, but Jeremy Hunt 'fanned the flames'

Junior doctors' dispute: BMA naive, but Jeremy Hunt 'fanned the flames'

Health Service Journal accuse health secretary of inflaming the situation

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and Amanda Holden, it's Jon Holmes' Showbiz News

Showbiz news with Jon Holmes: Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and Amanda Holden

Showbiz news with Jon Holmes: Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and Amanda Holden

Reece from talkSPORT brings us his take on the latest from the world of showbiz

Duracell vs Energizer: Which battery behemoth owns the bunny branding rights?

Duracell vs Energizer: Which battery behemoth owns the bunny branding rights?

Duracell vs Energizer: Which battery behemoth owns the bunny branding rights?

Jon Holmes investigates who has the right to use a rabbit in their adverts

'It's about being in the right place at the right time'- Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard on his career and why he can't enjoy other soaps

WATCH: 'I can't watch EastEnders', admits Hollyoaks star

WATCH: 'I can't watch EastEnders', admits Hollyoaks star

Actor Nick Pickard, who plays Tony Hutchinson, gave Paul Ross the lowdown ahead of the British Soap Awards

French fuel shortage: 'Motorists who are worried about these fuel shortages are making it worse', claims newspaper editor Oliver Gee

Driving to France for the holidays? Fill up before you leave the UK

Driving to France for the holidays? Fill up before you leave the UK

The English newspaper editor warns panic buying is increasing fuel shortages

Relationship expert warns work and technology is putting a strain on our relationships

Is online dating killing love?

Is online dating KILLING LOVE?

Couples expert Andy Jones warns that an addiction to online dating can ruin relationships

Operation Black Vote: Nigel Farage and Simon Woolley debate the controversial EU Referendum poster

Operation Black Vote: 'I'd be jailed for a poster like this', says UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Operation Black Vote: 'I'd be jailed for this poster', says UKIP's Nigel Farage

The UKIP leader condemns the controversial 'A Vote Is A Vote' ad campaign

Katerina Lisenkova explains how the government needs to adapt to increased migration figures

Immigration: 'This isn't charity, the government need to provide services'

Immigration: 'This isn't charity, the government need to provide services'

Katerina Lisenkova explains that politicians need to adapt to cope with increased migration figures

Legal highs: 'they're unfit for human consumption', claims David Raynes from the National Drug Prevention Alliance

Legal high ban: 'They're unfit for human consumption'

Legal high ban: 'They're unfit for human consumption'

The National Drug Prevention Alliance says more must be done to change the culture of drug-taking

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but it's not Britain's job

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but it's not Britain's job

Tony Blair is right about a ground war to defeat ISIS…but not for Britain

High-profile Conservatives support the call for ground troops in Syria and Iraq - they just don't believe they should be British

'Finding an abused child is like finding a needle in a haystack. We're creating bigger haystacks,' says childcare expert

'We're wasting money investigating child abuse'

With one in five children being referred over abuse concerns, Andrew Bilson says 'it reduces the ability to find those who are harmed'

'I don't feel we've lost our connection', insists Jacquelyn MacLennan after supreme court rules expats can't vote in the EU referendum

Brexit: Government needs to come good on its voting promise to expats, insists EU lawyer

Brexit: Government needs to come good on its voting promise, insists EU lawyer

Jacquelyn MacLennan went to the supreme court to try to get emigrant ban overturned

Google HQ in Paris

'I wish we were more like France. HMRC are not aggressive enough and never challenged Google'

'I wish we were more like France. HMRC were not aggressive enough with Google'

Former minister Margaret Hodge bemoans lack of action from the UK government

Emmerdale's Ryan Hawley and Danny Miller on their audition process and the 2016 British Soap Awards

WATCH: Emmerdale stars take on EastEnders and discuss 'Robron'

WATCH: Emmerdale stars take on EastEnders and discuss 'Robron'

Actors Ryan Hawley and Danny Miller chat with TalkRADIO's Full Set Breakfast host Paul Ross

'We need to get the attention of the vice-chancellors' - University and College Union member defends strike action over pay

'It's not fair. We have to get the attention of the universities' - Union defends strike over pay and conditions

'It's not fair' - University union defends strike action over pay and conditions

Union rep Michael MacNeil blasts pay offer and calls casual contracts 'an absolute disgrace'

Late Nights with Iain Lee: How Do You Do It?

Late Nights with Iain Lee: How Do You Do It? - Tuesday, May 24

Late Nights with Iain Lee: How Do You Do It?

'About nine o'clock I became a Grandad!' (Rashid)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'I think it's the wrong way to campaign', claims Steve Hilton on Zac Goldsmith's campaign

'It's the wrong way to campaign', says David Cameron's former strategy director about Tory approach

PM's former strategy director slams Tory's campaign bid

Steve Hilton explains why the Tory's bid for London mayor was poorly conceived

The Big Debate: Are there too many manners?

The Big Debate: Are there too many manners?

The Big Debate: Are there too many manners?

Please do kindly take a listen to 'The Big Debate', thank you

Travel writer Shafik Meghji says 'UK government has to err on the side of caution' on Tunisia travel warnings

Tourists to Tunisia remain a soft target for terrorists, claims industry insider

Tourists to Tunisia remain a soft target for terrorists, claims industry insider

Rough Guides writer Shafik Meghji urges against a relaxation of travel warnings to the North African country

Political journalist Peter Foster has claimed the Austrian elections reflect a rise in islamophobic views across Europe

Austria Election: Political expert warns that the far-right's rise reflects a growing trend across Europe

Austria Election: Political expert warns of a rise of nationalism across Europe

Commentator Peter Foster explains how Norbert Hofer's popularity is being echoed round the continent

Professor Karol Sikora says if you're unlucky the NHS can be 'comparable with a developing country'

Leading cancer expert compares some NHS treatment to that of a developing country

Cancer specialist says NHS care is 'comparable with a developing country'

Professor Karol Sikora says it's vital patients know how to get the best out of the system

'I could switch off all my social media accounts but then the trolls have won' - Autism campaigner Kevin Healey has been trolled for 5 years

'I won't let the trolls win': autism-rights campaigner has battled online abuse for five years

'I won't let the trolls win': autism campaigner battles five years of abuse

Kevin Healey says that Twitter refuse to protect him by verifying his account

'It wouldn't make sense to give this drug' - Matthew Baylis backs MP assessment of anti-malaria drug Lariam

Former Lariam user 'shocked' that MoD continue to prescribe 'last resort' drug to troops

Former Lariam user 'shocked' that MoD continue to prescribe 'last resort' drug

MPs this week criticised the Ministry of Defence for the way they hand out controversial anti-malarial treatment

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Paddling Pools and Mystery Gaps

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Paddling Pools and Mystery Gaps - Monday, May 23

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Paddling Pools and Mystery Gaps

'What the HELL is going on?' (Iain Lee)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Big Debate: Should we keep fruit?

The Big Debate: Fruit. What's the point?

The Big Debate: Fruit. What's the point?

Five a day? Or is one orange simply one too many?

Chilcot Report: Political expert highlights the potential fallout on former PM Tony Blair and the British Army

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and the British Army likely to be 'hugely embarrassed'

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and Army will be 'hugely embarrassed'

Political correspondent Matt Dathan says report will deliver an 'absolutely brutal' verdict

'Nothing is being done' - Khalid Mahmood slams the Home Office for failing to prosecute jihadists

Home Office 'has no idea' how many jihadists are in the country, says MP Khalid Mahmood

Home Office 'has no idea' how many jihadists are in the country, says MP

The Labour member for Birmingham Perry Barr says 'nothing is being done' to track militants who return to the UK

Fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble dismisses claims new surrogacy law plans puts parents before children

Leading fertility lawyer dismisses claims new surrogacy laws would not promote strong families

Leading fertility lawyer dismisses negative views on new surrogacy laws

Surrogacy specialist Natalie Gamble says new legislation will put children 'front and centre'

Actors Claire Sweeney and Philip Olivier on Brookside

Dead bodies, lesbian kisses ... and Patrick Swayze

Dead bodies, lesbian kisses ... and Patrick Swayze

Actors Claire Sweeney and Philip Olivier share their memories of groundbreaking TV soap Brookside and more

Basil Brush on Brexit and his upcoming gig at Glastonbury

WATCH: Basil Brush on Brexit, Pilates with the Prime Minister and gigging at Glastonbury

WATCH: Basil Brush on Brexit, Pilates and gigging at Glastonbury

The beloved children's TV fox popped into the studio for a quick chat with Paul Ross

Fears over Turkey joining the EU are a 'classic Nigel Farage tactic', claims Damien Green MP

Brexit: Fears over Turkey joining the EU are a 'classic Nigel Farage scare tactic', claims MP Damian Green

Brexit: Turkey fears a 'classic Nigel Farage tactic', claims MP Damian Green

Concerns over high rate of Turkish immigration are just scaremongering, says minister of state for criminal justice

'I've been against the EU ever since it started', claims politician Neil Hamilton

Brexit: 'Remaining in Europe would be a calamity,' says UKIP's Neil Hamilton

Brexit: 'Remaining in Europe would be a calamity', says UKIP's Neil Hamilton

The party's leader in the Welsh Assembly is adamant the United Kingdom needs to leave the EU

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

EgyptAir crash: 'We have to be vigilant', warns Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham if the incident is ruled to be a terror attack

EgyptAir crash: 'We have to be vigilant,' warns shadow home secretary Andy Burnham

EgyptAir crash: 'We have to be vigilant,' warns Andy Burnham

The shadow home secretary says the public must stay alert if the crash is ruled to be a terror attack

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Lust in a Lady's Eyes

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Lust in a Lady's Eyes - Friday, May 20

Late Nights with Iain Lee: Lust in a Lady's Eyes

'Ladies choose words carefully, and others just talk cheap.' (Lee Majors)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 9

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 9

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 9

You Can Call Me Al! Alex Gibson performs live for Jon Holmes!

WATCH: You Can Call Me Al! Alex Gibson performs live for Jon Holmes

WATCH: You Can Call Me Al! Alex Gibson performs live for Jon Holmes

This week's busker session featured Paul Simon's classic song

The Big Debate: Do we need smells?

The Big Debate: Do we need smells?

The Big Debate: Do we need smells?

Jon Holmes debates the most important issues

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