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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: May's support of ‘alternative arrangements’ amendment is ‘bizarre'

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has described the Government support for the Brady amendment as “bizarre”.

Snow

Snow hits north west England as coldest night of winter approaches

Snow hits north west England as coldest night of winter approaches

Airports in Manchester and Liverpool airports were at a standstill this morning and several schools in the cities closed their doors because of the harsh conditions.

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says ex-Tory MP

Nick de Bois, former Chief of Staff for Dominic Raab has said that even if Theresa May’s next Brexit deal is passed by MPs, it could be impossible to turn the deal into legislation by March 29.

EU flag

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense', says Dr Phillip Lee MP

Idea that Brexit deal is across the finish line 'blatant nonsense'

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has claimed last night's Commons vote was "fantasy politics", telling talkRADIO's Mike Graham that the deal is "no further forward".

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg: EU refusal to renegotiate is 'kneecapping' the UK for leaving

Jacob Rees-Mogg said the EU could force the UK into a no deal situation as 'punishment' for wanting to renegotiate the Brexit deal

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

Dominic Raab: 'It's a good day for Brexit'

The former Brexit secretary appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of the Commons vote, declaring it was "a good day for Brexit".

Theresa May

Conservative MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'The Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

Tory MPs on Brexit Plan B: 'Withdrawal Agreement as it was is a dead duck'

A number of Conservative MPs appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of last night's Commons vote to discuss what happens next.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Brady amendment passes calling for ‘alternative arrangements’ to Brexit backstop

MPs have approved Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady's Brexit amendment, which aims to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with "alternative arrangements".

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

Passenger satisfaction with rail services has fallen to a 10-year low after the industry was plagued by a series of issues.

Blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

Blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

Blood donations in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

NHS Blood and Transplant have cancelled six blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone over fears traffic will prevent blood leaving the area

Druid named 'King John' says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

Druid named 'King John' says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

Druid says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

A druid who calls himself “King John” said he'll take the Government to the High Court if an underground tunnel near Stonehenge gets the go-ahead.

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully MP urges Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG to support Brady amendment

Paul Scully, Conservative vice chair in the London region, said Graham Brady's amendment gives a realistic chance of the backstop being renegotiated

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

One in four Britons have feared for their safety during a date, report finds

One in four Britons have feared for their safety during a date, report finds

One in four Britons have feared for their safety during a date, report finds

One in four Brits have feared for their safety during a date in the past year, a report has found.

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

A member of staff was found dead at Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College in Rugby, Warwickshire, the school has said.

Pro-Brexit campaigner

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Pro-Brexit protesters descend on Westminster ahead of Commons vote

Hundreds of pro-Brexit protesters have gathered in Westminster as MPs prepare to vote on the Prime Minister's 'Plan B' Brexit deal.

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that gets us out of the EU without damaging people's lives'

Steve McCabe MP: 'We need a compromise that leaves EU without damaging lives'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tells Mike Graham that MPs are struggling to come up with a plan to leave the EU that won't have detrimental effects

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months at the Old Bailey for lying to avoid a speeding prosecution.

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather shop 'dark web' than seek medical help, study finds

British men admit a health concern would need to be “severe” before they sought help, with men admitting they would rather shop on the dark web before seeking medical help, a study finds. 

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Brexit agreement to change backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Cabinet that she is ready to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to seek legally-binding changes to the backstop, in the hope of winning the support of Parliament for her Brexit deal.

Brexit border checks will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to more heart attacks and strokes, says professor

Brexit border checks 'will increase fruit and veg prices, leading to illness'

A professor from the School of Public Health at Imperial College explains why a no deal Brexit could lead to higher instances of heart disease

Cars

Building schools by busy roads in 2019 is 'unforgiveable'

Building schools by busy roads in 2019 is 'unforgiveable'

The mother of a nine-year-old whose death has been linked to high pollution levels has criticised London councils for continuing to build schools in high-traffic areas.

Sammy Wilson

Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken', says Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: Brexit deadlock 'too serious to reduce to a game of chicken'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman hit back at Julia Hartley-Brewer after the presenter likened ongoing Brexit negotiations to "a game of chicken".

Liam Fox

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

Liam Fox: We must give the Prime Minister 'momentum' to go back to Europe

The international trade secretary called on MPs to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady in tonight's vote in the Commons.

Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'We don't organise our democracy around the needs of the people who run Airbus!'

Stephen Timms refuses Julia's bet on whether Airbus will leave UK post-Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer reached an impasse with Labour MP Stephen Timms, over whether MPs should listen to the concerns of Airbus regarding Brexit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright: 'Babies are generally really ugly, but mine is beautiful'

Matthew Wright: 'Babies are generally really ugly, but mine is beautiful'

In his first show since becoming a father, the talkRADIO presenter shared his experiences so far.

Marcus Fysh

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

Marcus Fysh MP brands no-deal Brexit fears 'total b******s'

The Conservative MP gave a rather sweary response to a question about no-deal Brexit planning.

Morning

Average Brit will spend extra 24 hours in bed over winter months

Average Brit will spend extra 24 hours in bed over winter months

Cold winter mornings will cause the average Briton to spend an extra 24 hours in bed, a survey has found.

Richard Tice

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO in my view stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Leave Means Leave co-chair: 'WTO stands for Welcome To Opportunity'

Richard Tice has accused the government of "misreading the mood of the country" by pushing for a deal with the EU.

Cannabis

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

The country's first-ever legal cannabis farm is set to open in Wiltshire after planning permission was granted.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

Mark Francois 'not frightened' by backlash to his 'German bullying' comments

The Conservative MP says he is "not frightened" of the backlash to comments he made last week, in which he accused the Airbus CEO of "German bullying".

Classroom

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

Damian Hinds has called for more men to become primary school teachers, with figures showing just 14 per cent of the nursery and primary school workforce is male.

Sir Philip Green

Sir Philip Green ends 'pointless' legal battle against the Telegraph over sexual harassment allegations

Sir Philip Green ends legal battle against the Telegraph over sex allegations

Businessman Sir Philip Green and his business group Arcadia have ended their legal claim against the Telegraph, which reported allegations of sexual and racial harassment against him.

Brexit

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

John Mann MP: 'I'm one of the few MPs not umm-ing and err-ing over Brexit'

The Labour MP urged fellow politicians to vote through Theresa May's Brexit deal tomorrow, claiming it is "as good a deal as we can get".

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Steph and Dom

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Steph and Dom: 'Our son could die at any minute'

Presenters Steph and Dom have revealed their son's epilepsy could kill him at any moment, sparking their decision to take part in a new documentary about medicinal cannabis.

Matt and Luke Goss

Bros' Luke Goss: 'I'm not remotely embarassed about my faith'

Bros' Luke Goss: 'I'm not remotely embarassed about my faith'

Former Bros drummer Luke Goss has opened up about his spiritual side to talkRADIO's James Whale.

McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners were stabbed by a group wielding knives in front of "terrified" families at a busy McDonald's restaurant.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Water Bottle

Student slams 'morally corrupt' peers for using plastic water bottles

Student slams 'morally corrupt' peers for using plastic water bottles

A University of Edinburgh student has accused her peers of being "morally corrupt" for buying plastic bottles of water.

Dan Wootton

'You're deluded!' Dan Wootton tells Lord Newby during clash over second referendum

'You're deluded!' Dan Wootton tells Lord Newby during Brexit clash

Presenter Dan Wootton called Lib Dem peer Lord Richard Newby "deluded" during a clash over whether there should be a second EU referendum.

Primark

Investigation launched after human bone found inside Primark sock

Investigation launched after human bone found inside Primark sock

Detectives are investigating after a horrified customer discovered a human bone in a new pair of socks bought from Primark.

Cinema

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema, survey finds

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema

The average Brit consumes around 13,000 calories each year while watching films at the cinema, according to a survey.

Boatless no-deal Brexit ferry firm begin hiring staff

Boatless no-deal Brexit ferry firm begin hiring staff

Seaborne Freight - the ferry firm awarded a £13.8m contract to run ferry services in the event of a no-deal - has started hiring staff just two months before Brexit day.

Harry Miller

Man investigated by police for retweeting transgender poem describes experience as 'sinister'

Man investigated for sharing transgender poem says '1984 is not a police manual'

Harry Miller was investigated by police for sharing a poem on Twitter which questioned whether transgender women were biological women.

Toilet

Locals slam new 'Turdis' toilet installed by Transport for London on leafy residential street

Locals slam new 'Turdis' toilet installed by TfL on leafy residential street

Transport for London has come under fire for installing a large private toilet for bus drivers on a leafy residential street, dubbed the 'Turdis' by locals.

Shane Fletcher

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

A 21-year-old white supremacist has been convicted of planning a killing spree at a medieval football match in his home town of Workington.

Holocaust Memorial

'Antisemitism didn't end in 1945 - we still see it today', says Holocaust Educational Trust CEO

'Antisemitism didn't end in 1945 - we still see it today'

Antisemitism is still rife and can be found in "our politics" and "online", according to the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd hint they may resign if there's a no deal Brexit

Two members of the Cabinet, Amber Rudd and Philip Hammond, did not rule out resigning if a no deal Brexit went ahead

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair: 'The government is letting us down'

The chair of the Police Federation said the police need more money and more prisons to tackle the rise in crime

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen calls for people to 'find common ground' in nod to Brexit

The Queen, who has to be politically neutral, commented that people should 'find common ground' in a speech interpreted as a reference to Brexit

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' over Brexit

Sir Vince Cable has said that Jeremy Corbyn is "sitting on the fence" over Brexit as Labour scraps plans to call for a vote on second referendum due to lack of leadership support

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Shaun Smith

Cheryl Cole fan spends £7,000 decorating home with singer's merchandise

Cheryl Cole fan spends £7,000 decorating home with singer's merchandise

Shaun Smith has spent around £7,000 collecting pictures and items featuring the singer, including a Cheryl Cole dressing gown.

Nigel Farage

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

Founder of The Brexit Party: 'I won't run it without Nigel Farage'

The founder of a new political party has insisted she will not run it "without Nigel Farage" on board.

John and Susan Cooper

Daughter of couple who died after stay in Egypt hotel vows to 'find out the truth' about cause of death

Daughter of couple who died in Egypt vows to 'find out the truth'

The daughter of a couple who died on holiday in Egypt has vowed to fight for answers about what happened to her parents.

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