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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Birthday wishes pour in as Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Boris Johnson has led well wishes for Captain Tom Moore, as the NHS fundraiser and World War Two veteran celebrates his 100th birthday.

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Nigel Farage: ‘We allowed ourselves to import this disease’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed that illegal migrants are arriving in the UK “above and beyond the official figures”.

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-month-old and a three-year-old were stabbed to death in east London.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

Dan Wootton lambasts ‘nasty’ critics of Boris Johnson baby news

talkRADIO's Dan Wootton said critics were “out of step with the country” after some claimed Mr Johnson missed PMQs to avoid scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Sadiq Khan must ‘get his act together’, says London Assembly Tory

Leader of the Conservatives in the London Assembly, Susan Hall, urged the London Mayor to 'concentrate on the day job'.

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Sir Keir Starmer: Coronavirus death toll ‘truly dreadful’

Facing Dominic Raab at PMQs, the Labour leader claimed the UK could be on track for one of the worst death rates in Europe.

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Freddy McConnell, who biologically gave birth, has lost an appeal to be registered as "father" or "parent" on his child's birth certificate.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'thrilled' by arrival of baby boy

A spokeswoman said both mother and baby are “doing very well” after the birth in a London hospital this morning.

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Care England boss: ‘We are an entirely ageist society’

Martin Green said the UK "made a mistake" in not prioritising care homes amid coronavirus as thousands of care home deaths are reported.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Tory MP makes history with first ever virtual maiden speech

Sara Britcliffe is the youngest Conservative member and the first female MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden and has now made history once more.

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker David Gomoh was stabbed multiple times in a “ferocious assault” shortly after his father died from an illness linked to Covid-19.

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

The 29-year-old became violent after being refused travel by British Transport Police at Nottingham railway station during lockdown.

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

Dan Wootton attacks ‘gotcha’ journalism against Priti Patel

“If Priti Patel was on the Left there would be people that would be saying that this was sexist and racist,” the talkRADIO host argued.

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

Iain Duncan Smith: British public much smarter than media think

The Conservative MP has called for “perspective” in the media’s coronavirus coverage as the government faces more criticism over PPE.

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

Lord Sugar ‘sick and tired’ of Piers Morgan government ‘bashing’

The businessman has accused the journalist of "insincere" criticism of the government amid the coronavirus crisis "to just big himself up".

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Facebook apologises for removing St George’s Day images

Facebook apologises for removing St George’s Day images

The social media giant faced a backlash after it accused users of breaching community standards by posting images of the England flag.

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

The victim had suffered knife injuries and died before he could be taken on board the air ambulance which had been called to the scene.

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

Peter Hitchens: UK has ‘missed any chance’ to fix economy

The journalist told talkRADIO that “irreparable damage” to the UK’s finances has grown “deeper” with each day of coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

Dominic Cummings SAGE attendance a ‘non-story’, says Andrea Leadsom

The government was accused of letting politics taint scientific advice after it emerged that the PM’s chief adviser attended the meetings.

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

A one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death in an east London property, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

Boris Johnson: I refuse to throw away sacrifice of British people

The PM urged Brits to continue to show “unity and determination” by observing the social distancing laws, as he returned to Number 10 today.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Calls for minute’s silence tribute to frontline coronavirus victims

Calls for minute’s silence tribute to frontline coronavirus victims

The Unison union has urged the government to hold a tribute at 11am on April 28, which is International Workers’ Memorial Day.

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

Progress ‘disappointing’ in post-Brexit trade talks, says EU

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had refused to “commit seriously” on several fundamental points in the latest talks.

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

Trevor Phillips: ‘Don’t jump to conclusions’ over Covid-19 BAME link

The race and equality campaigner has said there are "a lot of mysteries" surrounding the link between coronavirus and ethnicity.

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

Science expert rules out Donald Trump disinfectant claim

The US president has been condemned after suggesting disinfectant could be injected into patients as a possible treatment for Covid-19.

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

‘It was a pleasure’, says nurse who cared for Boris Johnson

Luis Pitarma and Jenny McGee were personally thanked by the PM for remaining at his side as he fought coronavirus in intensive care.

Aptly named officer, PC Fox, helps save drowning cub

Aptly named officer, PC Fox, helps save drowning cub

A fox cub is recovering after being saved from drowning in a Glasgow dockyard with the help of an aptly named police officer.

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

The number of knife crimes in England and Wales rose seven per cent last year, though overall crime dropped by an estimated five percent.

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan ‘failed’ to protect the public, says Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan has “failed to keep the public safe” amid the coronavirus crisis, according to his mayoral election rival Shaun Bailey.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Government to ban gender confirmation surgery for under-18s

Government to ban gender confirmation surgery for under-18s

Equalities minister Liz Truss said it was important that under-18s are protected from making "irreversible decisions".

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

Mike Graham and Charlotte Ivers decode PMQs

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has been discussing today’s historic parliamentary session with political correspondent Charlotte Ivers.

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

PMQs: Keir Starmer criticises ‘slow’ coronavirus response

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of a “pattern” of slow responses to Covid-19 in his first PMQs as Labour leader today.

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

MPs return to Parliament in historic virtual PMQs

Some 120 MPs will take part remotely in Parliament's first ever virtual Prime Ministers Questions today amid coronavirus lockdown.

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Lionel Shriver lambasts ‘lockdown lockstep’ of media and government

Author and columnist Lionel Shriver said the UK's coronavirus lockdown was “frankly bizarre, flagrantly self-destructive, if not suicidal”.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore has virtually opened a new NHS Nightingale hospital provide more than 500 extra beds in North Yorkshire.

More than 900 job losses in Cath Kidston coronavirus collapse

More than 900 job losses in Cath Kidston coronavirus collapse

The British retailer confirmed its stores will not reopen once the coronavirus lockdown is over but said its online future had been secured.

Judge rules on meaning of Tommy Robinson Syrian refugee comments

Judge rules on meaning of Tommy Robinson Syrian refugee comments

A High Court judge has ruled on the meaning of comments made by Tommy Robinson about a Syrian refugee in the latest libel case hearing.

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

The Office for National Statistics said the number of UK job vacancies plummeted by 52,000 in the months before coronavirus took hold.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic needs government loan to survive

Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic needs government loan to survive

Sir Richard Branson's airline has reportedly asked for a £500 million government loan to save it from collapse amid the coronavirus crisis.

Harry and Meghan’s tabloid boycott branded ‘censorship’

Harry and Meghan’s tabloid boycott branded ‘censorship’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced criticism from editors after they announced they will no longer co-operate with British tabloids.

Number 10 hits back at Sunday Times ‘complacency’ claims

Number 10 hits back at Sunday Times ‘complacency’ claims

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended Boris Johnson after it emerged the PM missed five coronavirus Cobra meetings earlier this year.

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

“Who are they going to believe me or you?”, the police officer asked after having threatened to “make something up” to get the man arrested.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Appeal for birthday cards as centenarian’s party cancelled

Appeal for birthday cards as centenarian’s party cancelled

A care home has asked people to send cards to celebrate Margaret Ellmore’s 107th birthday, after her party was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Border force seen fitting face masks on migrants at Dover

Border force seen fitting face masks on migrants at Dover

Border Force officers were pictured fitting face masks to suspected migrants as they continue to tackle illegal crossings amid coronavirus.

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Journalist condemns coronavirus ‘police state’ after filming row

Michael Segalov has filed a complaint against the Met Police after he was “aggressively stopped” from filming amid coronavirus lockdown. 

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

Grant Shapps: ‘We cannot simply go back to business as usual’

The Transport Secretary said a return to normality will be "gradual" as the country braces for three more weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Brexit talks continue amid calls to extend transition period

Brexit talks continue amid calls to extend transition period

The UK and the EU have been urged not to add to the global coronavirus “uncertainty” by refusing to give more time to trade talks.

Priti Patel condemns ‘shameful’ arson attack on police van

Priti Patel condemns ‘shameful’ arson attack on police van

Cleveland Police are looking for information after one of its emergency response vans was torched and destroyed in Middlesbrough last night.

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

talkRADIO’s mid-morning host said the paper should be “absolutely and utterly ashamed” for criticising care workers "badge of honour".

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

The shadow health secretary has called for "details on what comes next" as the government prepares to extend lockdown measures from today.

Family ‘immensely proud’ of Captain Tom Moore, says grandson

Family ‘immensely proud’ of Captain Tom Moore, says grandson

World War Two veteran Captain Tom Moore has raised over £12 million pounds for the NHS, far exceeding his initial target of £1,000.

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

The Health Secretary defended the proposed “badge of honour” for care workers, saying criticism of it “misjudged the mood of the nation”.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Donald Trump attacks US media over coronavirus coverage

Donald Trump attacks US media over coronavirus coverage

In video shown at the daily press briefing, Mr Trump said “partisan” reporters had “sniped and criticised’ while he took “decisive action”.

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Leaked report ‘invalidates’ Jeremy Corbyn criticism, says activist

Labour activist Christian Wolmar said a leaked report into the party's handling of antisemitism showed attempts to “sabotage” the party.

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