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Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Shipyard that built Titanic to go into administration

Shipyard that built Titanic to go into administration

The Belfast-based shipyard is facing closure after its parent company failed to find a buyer.

Teenager in custody after child thrown from Tate Modern 10th floor

Teenager in custody after child thrown from Tate Modern 10th floor

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old was thrown off a viewing platform at the art gallery.

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

The Liberal Democrat MP said the Labour leader had been "appallingly bad" at holding the government to account.

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Boris will see 'stonking good victory' in snap election

Tory MP Owen Paterson said the Prime Minister would emerge victorious in a snap election - but only if he delivers Brexit first.

Ohio governor heckled at vigil for mass shooting victims

Ohio governor heckled at vigil for mass shooting victims

Chants of "do something" broke out at a vigil honouring the nine people killed by a gunman who opened fire on revellers in Dayton, Ohio.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Opinion: Meghan Markle being mixed-race does not exempt her from critique

Opinion: Meghan Markle being mixed-race does not exempt her from critique

talkRADIO's Dan Wootton says branding critics of Meghan Markle as 'racist' is "shameful".

Policeman cleared of racial assault after dog bites traveller

Policeman cleared of racial assault after dog bites traveller

A police officer has been cleared of racially aggravated wounding after footage of his service dog biting a traveller was posted online.

Poll: Islam ‘incompatible’ with UK values

Poll: Islam ‘incompatible’ with UK values

Almost half of adults in the UK think the religion of Islam is “incompatible with British values", according to a new survey.

UKIP loses out to Monster Raving Loony Party in by-election

UKIP loses out to Monster Raving Loony Party in by-election

UKIP suffered defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, finishing last behind the satirical Monster Raving Loony Party.

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

Femi Oluwole: 'I won’t let Boris Johnson destroy our future'

The remain campaigner has delivered a letter to Boris Johnson that said he rejected “your Brexit, your values, and your lies”.

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

Lord Adonis sparks backlash for comparing Brexit to teen suicide

The Labour peer has been criticised for likening a no-deal Brexit to threatening suicide.

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Trump promises cure for AIDS and cancer 'very shortly'

Donald Trump has said his government will be curing AIDS and childhood cancer at an Ohio rally.

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine came to blows with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham for claiming the "simple solution" to Brexit is to stop it.

Reservoir dam on verge of collapse in 'critical' condition

Reservoir dam on verge of collapse in 'critical' condition

Engineers at a Derbyshire reservoir said they remain “concerned” a dam could burst and flood a nearby town with 1.3 million tonnes of water.

Battle of Britain 'hero' dies on his 100th birthday

Battle of Britain 'hero' dies on his 100th birthday

World War Two veteran Archie McInnes has died just hours after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Mother who murdered her own children jailed for life

Mother who murdered her own children jailed for life

Louise Porton has been jailed for life for murdering her three-year-old and 17-month-old daughters.

New footage released in north London stabbing case

New footage released in north London stabbing case

Police have released new footage of the getaway car believed to have been driven by those who stabbed and killed a man in north London.

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

Arlene Foster: DUP will support Johnson despite by-election loss

The DUP leader said the Conservatives' loss in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election does not affect her party's pledge to support the government.

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Liberal Democrats cruise to Wales by-election victory

Boris Johnson has been left with a working majority of just one after a major defeat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election in Wales.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

British rapper guilty of ‘county lines’ heroin dealing

British rapper guilty of ‘county lines’ heroin dealing

A British grime artist and five others have been found guilty of drug dealing through county lines drugs routes.

Derbyshire town evacuated as flooding ‘poses threat to life’

Derbyshire town evacuated as flooding ‘poses threat to life’

Sudden floods have caused evacuations and disruption across the UK after heavy downpours.

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

The birth rate is the lowest it has been since records began in 1938.

Piers Corbyn: Met Office guilty of ‘climate fraud’

Piers Corbyn: Met Office guilty of ‘climate fraud’

Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn says Met Office research that shows rising planet temperatures is "completely dishonest."

Jemma Lucy’s Instagram ad banned

Jemma Lucy’s Instagram ad banned

Jemma Lucy, who promoted weight loss products while pregnant, must take down the "irresponsible" post.

Netherlands bans the burka

Netherlands bans the burka

A Dutch law banning face-covering clothing including the burka and niqab has come into force.

Antisemitic reports reach record levels

Antisemitic reports reach record levels

A record number of anti-Semitic incidents have been reported in Britain this year.

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Police are urgently searching for a man who assaulted a uniformed soldier, fracturing his skull.

Kate Hoey: Boris Johnson has already made progress on the backstop

Kate Hoey: Boris Johnson has already made progress on the backstop

She said the Prime Minister's clear stance on the Irish backstop has “moved on” the issue since he took power.

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

Sajid Javid sets aside £2 billion for no-deal Brexit

The Chancellor has earmarked more than £2 billion to prepare for a no-deal Brexit in a major departure from his predecessor Philip Hammond.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Global warming ‘very likely to accelerate’, says professor

Global warming ‘very likely to accelerate’, says professor

Dr Michael Byrne has told talkRADIO that global warming will "very likely accelerate" in response to a new UK climate report.

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Scott Curtis, 45, has been jailed for two years and six months after he was caught dealing drugs by his own dashboard camera.

Porsche driver blocks fire station entrance in ‘wedding emergency’

Porsche driver blocks fire station entrance in ‘wedding emergency’

A Porsche driver has been reported to police after he parked his car in front of a fire station entrance for more than 30 minutes.

Modern slavery boss who fled UK trial found in Poland

Modern slavery boss who fled UK trial found in Poland

Ignacy Brzezinski is awaiting extradition to the UK to begin his 11 year sentence for running the country's largest modern slavery organisation.

Sinn Fein: No-deal Brexit must trigger Ireland referendum

Sinn Fein: No-deal Brexit must trigger Ireland referendum

The party said a failure to hold a vote on Irish reunification in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be “unthinkable”.

Only three per cent of London rape cases lead to conviction

Only three per cent of London rape cases lead to conviction

The London Rape Review sparked calls for long-term government investment and more legal support for rape victims in the city.

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

Julia Hartley-Brewer dubs environmentalists ‘doomsday cult’

The talkRADIO host called climate change activists members of a “doomsday cult” in a fiery debate with Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones.

Claudia's Law for families of missing people comes into force

Claudia's Law for families of missing people comes into force

The law allows families of missing people to take control of their loved one's financial affairs.

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Authorities are investigating the scene in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth where four people were injured in a suspected gas explosion.

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

He said a rise in knife crime can be combatted with an increase in stop and search in concert with Boris Johnson’s police recruiting drive.

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson dines with DUP in Northern Ireland to retain majority

Boris Johnson has met with senior DUP figures in Northern Ireland in an effort to continue the deal keeping his government in power.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

'Growing concern' for crew of seized British tanker

'Growing concern' for crew of seized British tanker

The owners of the captured Stena Impero are calling on the UK government to ensure the safety of the vessel's 23-strong crew.

Pensioners ordered to take down 'offensive' football flags

Pensioners ordered to take down 'offensive' football flags

The council has asked two pensioners to remove Rangers FC flags from their sheltered housing in case they sparked "anti-social behaviour".

Love Island 2019 receives 3,094 complaints

Love Island 2019 attracts over 3,094 complaints

This year's series of the reality show received 3,094 complaints to OFCOM.

Pensioner arrested over 1982 murder after body found in septic tank

Pensioner arrested over 1982 murder after body found in septic tank

An 86-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after female remains were discovered in a septic tank.

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn has lambasted Sir Richard Branson for claiming that “stuff" does not bring happiness.

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

London police are searching for an attacker who hit a man in the head with a hammer before pushing him onto rail tracks.

‘Opportunist’ internet groomer found guilty of sex offences

‘Opportunist’ internet groomer found guilty of sex offences

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of nine sexual offences, including sexual activity with two children he met online.

Giffgaff fined £1.4 million for overcharging customers

Giffgaff fined £1.4 million for overcharging customers

The mobile phone provider has been fined for overcharging customers and failing to provide accurate information to industry watchdog Ofcom.

Police acted 'unlawfully' in Carl Beech case, says former judge

Police acted 'unlawfully' in Carl Beech case, says former judge

An ex-High Court judge said he believes police officers acted "unlawfully" to obtain search warrants for the homes of alleged abusers.

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

Alastair Campbell: Corbyn cannot lead Labour into power

The former Labour adviser has questioned “where the hell have the Labour Party been” since Boris Johnson took power.

Richard Ratcliffe asks PM to protect Brits abroad in new petition

Richard Ratcliffe asks PM to protect Brits abroad in new petition

A new petition is calling on Boris Johnson to introduce a new law to ensure the government protects British citizens when they're abroad.

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

Mark Francois: ‘Plain as a pikestaff’ Withdrawal Agreement is dead

He said he supports Boris Johnson’s pledge not to speak with the European Union until it drops the Irish backstop.

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

He said Britain’s farmers will benefit from leaving the European Union’s common agricultural policy, ahead of today’s visit to Wales.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Man appears in court for filming model Grenfell Tower on bonfire

Man appears in court for filming model Grenfell Tower on bonfire

Paul Bussetti, 46, denies the charges against him but admits filming the video in a "stupid moment."

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

Mark Field climate protest investigation dropped

The investigation into Mark Field's confrontation with a climate change protester has been dropped since he was sacked from his ministerial role.

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