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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bath Leisure Centre

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after complaints about 'naked men'

Leisure centre director defends unisex changing rooms after 'naked men' reports

A leisure centre director has dismissed reports that men have been "parading around naked" in Bath Sports and Leisure Centre's new unisex changing rooms.

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in EU'

Conservative MP John Redwood explains why he will support Theresa May in a confidence vote despite opposing her Brexit deal

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Labour peer Lord Adonis says that Theresa May should revoke Article 50 due to the divisions over Brexit in the Conversative party

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal loss

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a motion of no confidence in the government following Theresa May's loss on her Brexit deal

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' and defends controversial immigration poster from 2016

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' in meaningful vote

Nigel Farage told Eamonn Holmes he wanted Theresa May's Brexit deal to be defeated as it would keep the UK 'half in and half out' of the UK

Michael Gove poster

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

An optimistic tweet posted by the Environment Secretary ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

The politician claimed MPs who were against a no-deal had forgotten voting for the UK to leave without a deal by default if no deal had been agreed to.

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

Labour Party hit with £12,500 fine over donation declaration failures

The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver on time and accurate reports about donations.

Chris Packham

Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging, urges Chris Packham

Chris Packham: Put photos of conditions animals were kept in on meat packaging

The naturalist has called on the food industry to put "factual photographs" of the conditions animals are kept in on meat packaging.

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘#MeToo advert’

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

A Gillette advert, which references #MeToo, bullying and "toxic masculinity", has sparked criticism

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice of Leave Means Live told Mike Graham he hopes for a significant defeat for Theresa May's deal when MPs vote on Tuesday

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Labour’s Kate Hoey has said that all the amendments on Theresa May’s Brexit deal are “meaningless” because they do not change the “legal status of the agreement”.

LGBT

Google under pressure to remove gay conversion therapy app from online store

Google under pressure to remove 'pray away the gay' app from online store

Google has come under fire for not removing an app promoting gay conversion therapy from its app store.

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’ for Iran

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy'

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said that she was threatened that it “would not be safe” if she did not agree to "spy" for the Iranians, as she begins a hunger strike in a prison in Iran.

Theresa May

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet', says Lord Peter Lilley

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet'

Lord Peter Lilley told talkRADIO's James Whale the Prime Minister "seems to be a limpet" who does not "get dislodged from her rock very easily".

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said that if Parliament rejects the Withdrawal Agreement, it could give the Prime Minister a "strong hand" in negotiations with Brussels.

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover lost art of compromise'

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that British politics needs to “rediscover the lost art of compromise” for Brexit to be a success, as Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face MPs on her Brexit proposals.

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said that “Britain can do better” than the Prime Minister’s deal on leaving the European Union.

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

Burgers and fries on White House menu as Donald Trump lays out fast food feast

US President Donald Trump laid on a fast food feast for a champion college American football team in the White House.

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he, along with other MPs, will not allow a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit to happen, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is set to be voted on, on Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Scented candle

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution, says Green Party co-leader

Gove's war on scented candles 'ducks the issue' of major causes of air pollution

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, has accused Michael Gove's Clean Air Strategy of avoiding the major causes of air pollution, by focusing on scented candles and wood-burning stoves.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems facing urban Britain'

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems'

Organisers of an event celebrating Waltham Forest's status as a London Borough of Culture have defended the event, after coming under fire for holding celebrations in the same week a 14-year-old was killed in the area.

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway owners to be given the right to transform their restaurants into homes

Takeaway shop owners are set to be given the right to convert their restaurants into homes without planning permission in a bid to revive the high street.

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked on stage at a charity event, Poland's health minister said.

Michael Gove to ban most-polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

Michael Gove to ban most polluting wood stoves and open fires

The most polluting log burners and stoves will be banned as part of a strategy to tackle air pollution, the Environment Secretary has announced.

Tulip Siddiq

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Tulip Siddiq has revealed she has postponed her Caesarean section so she can vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal tomorrow.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk

Brexit backstop will be 'temporary', says letter from Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 

EU letter: Brexit backstop will be 'temporary'

European Union chiefs have sent Theresa May a letter confirming that Brussels does not want the so-called "backstop" to remain in place permanently following Brexit.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that it is “Parliament versus the people” as MPs prepare to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals on Tuesday.

Theresa May

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen if MPs vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in tomorrow's vote.

Southwark Protest

London minicab drivers block major road in protest against Sadiq Khan's congestion charge

Minicab drivers block major road in protest against £11.50 congestion charge

Private hire drivers have blocked a major road in Southwark in protest against an £11.50 charge for driving in central London.

Half of Americans would not be able to tell a Brit was calling them an idiot, study suggests

Half of Americans would not be able to tell a Brit was calling them an idiot, study suggests

Half of Americans could not tell a Brit was calling them an idiot, study finds

Almost half of Americans would not understand if a British person was calling them an idiot, a study indicates.

Liam Fox: MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their “initial decision” on Brexit, despite the “terrible backlash” some MPs will face if there is no Brexit.

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has said that that Theresa May’s deal is the “most dangerous” because it will break up the “UK union” between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that Parliament can “seize control” of the Brexit legislative process because leaving the European Union is an “unprecedented situation”.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Poppies

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial in 'mindless' act of vandalism

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial

Police are investigating a "mindless act of vandalism" involving a war memorial in Swindon.

Theresa May

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

The Prime Minister has urged MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement, and claimed voting against it would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

Amber Rudd

Universal Credit puts 'too much pressure' on vulnerable people, says Mind CEO

Universal Credit puts 'too much pressure' on vulnerable people

The chief executive of mental health charity Mind has claimed people with disabilities and mental health issues have had to do "too much for themselves" under the Universal Credit system.

UK Yellow Vests

'Yellow Vest' protesters mocked for handing out flyers promoting 'starvation' and 'child abuse'

'Yellow Vest' protesters mocked over flyer promoting 'child abuse'

A group of protesters have been mocked online after distributing a "what we stand for" list, which featured starvation, charity corruption and child abuse.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Protesters have gathered in London for a “yellow vest” inspired anti-austerity march.

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences to ease pressure on prison system

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

James Goddard, a leading member of UK’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters, has been arrested in London ahead of ‘yellow vest’ protest in the capital city.

Oxford University ends women-only fellowship after ruling it breaches equality law

Oxford University ends women-only fellowship after ruling it breaches equality law

Oxford Uni ends women-only fellowship after ruling it breaches equality law

Oxford University has ended its women-only fellowship after administrators ruled it as breaching equality law.  

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

The chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office doubling the charge for migrants using the NHS is “double taxation” because many immigrants are also paying tax.

‘Several people injured’ after explosion in Paris

‘Several people injured’ after explosion in Paris

‘Several people injured’ after explosion in Paris

A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery has injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said.

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘acceptable’ views are attacked, says political expert

Political commentator Peter Oborne has said that “the whole political class gets upset” when people of “politically acceptable views get attacked” but not when it is people of “non-politically correct views”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: 'Criminal' cannabis suppliers 'do not give-a-monkeys'

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has said that legalising cannabis would stop the ‘criminal’ cannabis supply chain that ‘does not give-a-monkeys’ about the health effects of the drug.

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

A pensioner was among a three cannabis growers caught running a £720,000 cannabis farm inside an agricultural greenhouse.

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ May was elected and she failed

Labour MP Stephen Timms has said that “in any rational world” the Government should be removed if Theresa May’s Brexit proposals are voted down on Tuesday.

New lottery game to pay out winnings in monthly instalments over 30 years

New lottery game to pay out winnings in monthly instalments over 30 years

New lottery game to pay out winnings in monthly instalments over 30 years

A new lottery game has been launched that delivers the top prize in monthly payments over 30 years, rather than in one hit, offering "stability" to the winner.

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT people 'suffer persecution' in armed forces, says Royal Legion LGBTQ+ group

Marc Edwards, a member of the LGBTQ+ Royal Legion branch, has said that LGBTQ+ personnel still “suffer persecution” whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

The Shadow Home Secretary has insisted Labour is "committed to honouring" the Brexit vote despite backbench warnings that it will "damage" the communities they represent.

Facebook

Facebook appoints UK charity to to help fact-check online content

Facebook appoints UK charity to to help fact-check online content

The social media giant has recruited a UK-based fact-checking charity to review pictures, video and news articles to check if they're genuine.

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing it is ‘paved with gold’, says immigration expert

Immigration expert David Wood has said that migrants have an “unrealistic expectation” of the UK and believe that the streets are “paved with gold”.

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

The Royal British Legion has opened its first branch dedicated to LGBTQ+ veterans, 19 years after a ban on LGBT people serving in the army was lifted. 

David Challenor

Report calls for urgent review of Green Party safeguarding policy after child rapist appointed election agent

Green Party safeguarding criticised after rapist was appointed as election agent

A report has criticised safeguarding within the Green Party after a child rapist was allowed to act as an election agent for his daughter, deputy leader candidate, Aimee Challenor.

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