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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Donald Trump under fire for dubbing Covid-19 ‘Chinese Virus’

Donald Trump under fire for dubbing Covid-19 ‘Chinese Virus’

The US president was accused of “showing his true racist colours” when he referred to coronavirus as "the Chinese Virus".

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: ‘National effort’ to produce protective equipment

Coronavirus: ‘National effort’ to produce protective equipment

Find out the latest information on how coronavirus affects you with daily updates on the steps being taken in the UK to tackle Covid-19.

Jeremy Corbyn's brother criticised for 'nonsense' Covid-19 'conspiracy theory'

Jeremy Corbyn's brother criticised for 'nonsense' Covid-19 'conspiracy theory'

The astrophysicist targeted billionaire Bill Gates as he claimed on Twitter that Covid-19 was designed to control population.

Mike Graham on coronavirus: ‘I’m sick to death of panic merchants’

Mike Graham on coronavirus: ‘I’m sick to death of panic merchants’

The talkRADIO presenter compared the claims of “panic merchants” in the Covid-19 outbreak to those of anti-Brexit campaigners.

Esther Rantzen: Elderly can use self-isolation to write life story

Esther Rantzen: Elderly can use self-isolation to write life story

It comes as elderly people are warned they could soon be asked to self-isolate for up to four months amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grant Shapps: PM ‘following science not knee-jerk reactions’

Grant Shapps: PM ‘following science not knee-jerk reactions’

It follows Boris Johnson's announcement that daily televised briefings will now take place to update the public on the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Gloria Gaynor ‘will survive’ by washing hands to own iconic song

Gloria Gaynor ‘will survive’ by washing hands to own iconic song

The 70-year-old has joined the fight against coronavirus by washing her hands to the sound of her hit song 'I will survive'.

Coronavirus: Local elections postponed until 2021

Coronavirus: Local elections postponed until 2021

Mayoral and local elections will be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Boris Johnson has said.

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Shemar Dawes, 19, was convicted of murdering Lord Promise Nkenda in an attack that saw the victim mown down by a BNW and stabbed 15 times.

Greta Thunberg takes climate strike online amid coronavirus fears

Greta Thunberg takes climate strike online amid coronavirus fears

The teenage activist has taken her weekly climate change protests off the streets and onto Twitter due to concerns over the pandemic.

Actors’ union apologises for calling Laurence Fox ‘disgrace’

Actors’ union apologises for calling Laurence Fox ‘disgrace’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has offered “all credit and congratulations to Laurence Fox for standing his ground”.

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

The Labour peer has said he has "faith" in the government's action on Covid-19, as opinion among politicians and experts continues to vary.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Only women and girls have periods’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Only women and girls have periods’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has been accused of being “transphobic” in a heated debate over whether or not men can have periods.

BBC boss quizzed on whether broadcaster is ‘too woke’

BBC boss quizzed on whether broadcaster is ‘too woke’

Lord Hall has faced the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee over whether the BBC reflects the "thought diversity" in Britain.

John McDonnell: ‘Bitterly disappointed’ by Tory climate Budget

John McDonnell: ‘Bitterly disappointed’ by Tory climate Budget

The shadow chancellor said the spending plan was “nowhere near enough” and, on some issues, went “significantly in the wrong direction”.

Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus Budget response ‘the right thing to do’

Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus Budget response ‘the right thing to do’

The Chancellor said the government was “working around the clock” to ensure the public remains “safe, healthy and economically secure”.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn row over whose party is more sexist

The PM refused to apologise for “repeated offensive remarks” against women and instead slated the Labour leader for his own party's record.

Budget 2020: Chancellor shows 'brass neck', says Jeremy Corbyn

Budget 2020: Chancellor shows 'brass neck', says Jeremy Corbyn

Follow live updates from talkRADIO as Chancellor Rishi Sunak presents the first Budget of Boris Johnson's government.

Julia Hartley-Brewer takes on lawyer over gender-neutral passports

Julia Hartley-Brewer takes on lawyer over gender-neutral passports

Julia said it is important to recognise “biological, scientific, medical truths” as she debated calls to include an "X" gender on passports.

Bank of England slashes interest rates to tackle coronavirus

Bank of England slashes interest rates to tackle coronavirus

Bank Governor Mark Carney said the measures announced will “prevent a temporary disruption from causing longer lasting economic harm”.

Budget Day: £2.5 billion drive to repair potholes

Budget Day: £2.5 billion drive to repair potholes

Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a plan to repair 50 million potholes across the country as he delivers his first Budget today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

The 28-year-old Thames Valley Police officer was dragged behind a car for more than a mile when he was killed last year, a court has heard.

Dan Wootton: ‘The Royal Family is about to lose a superstar’

Dan Wootton: ‘The Royal Family is about to lose a superstar’

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to wave goodbye to royal life, Dan Wootton asks whether the couple will regret their decision.

Andrew Bridgen: ‘Priti Patel has got the support of the country’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘Priti Patel has got the support of the country’

The Conservative MP has joined others in defending the Home Secretary as she faces investigation over bullying allegations.

Campaigner loses appeal for gender-neutral passports

Campaigner loses appeal for gender-neutral passports

Non-gendered Christie Elan-Crane has said it is "devastating" that senior judges rejected the case for passports with an unspecified gender.

Ian Austin: Tories not 'poisoned by racism' in same way as Labour

Ian Austin: Tories not 'poisoned by racism' in same way as Labour

The ex-Labour MP has called on the next party leader to take “really specific and clear action” in tackling antisemitism.

Iain Duncan Smith: UK now ‘much stronger’ in Brexit trade talks

Iain Duncan Smith: UK now ‘much stronger’ in Brexit trade talks

The Brexiteer said the power between the EU and the UK is shifting in post-Brexit trade negotiations ahead of the next round of talks.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Harry and Meghan attend final official royal engagement

Harry and Meghan attend final official royal engagement

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made their last official appearance as senior royals in what has been dubbed their UK “farewell tour”.

Campaigners protest against possible end of BBC licence fee

Campaigners protest against possible end of BBC licence fee

Protesters from campaign group We Own It rallied against ending the BBC licence fee, defending the corporation as a "national treasure".

Officer shows off skating skills to engage with youngsters

Officer shows off skating skills to engage with youngsters

PC Demetrius Washington had been carrying out patrols and speaking to youths in Birmingham after “a number” of recent robberies.

Labour suspends Trevor Phillips over 'Islamophobia' allegations

Labour suspends Trevor Phillips over 'Islamophobia' allegations

Katie Perrior says it is "ridiculous" to suspend Mr Phillips for remarks he made about Pakistani Muslim men sexually abusing children.

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘not convinced’ by International Women’s Day

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘not convinced’ by International Women’s Day

Julia discusses Sadiq Khan's 'patronising' tweet and why she struggles to see Meghan Markle as an "icon of feminism".

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

PM to chair Cobra meeting after UK’s third coronavirus death

Boris Johnson is expected to say that he is “confident the British people are ready to play their part in that” in tackling the outbreak.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

D’Adrien Anderson, 24, opened and licked a tub of ice cream before returning it to the supermarket freezer as part of a viral online joke.

Amber Rudd’s daughter rushes to her defence over ‘no platforming’

Amber Rudd’s daughter rushes to her defence over ‘no platforming’

The former Home Secretary was due to speak at Oxford University for International Women’s Day but was cancelled just half an hour before.

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Priti Patel: Allies sign letter defending Home Secretary

Supporters have said Priti Patel is an "assertive" leader who “never crossed a line” as she continues to face allegations of bullying.

James Max: ‘I don’t think MPs are paid enough’

James Max: ‘I don’t think MPs are paid enough’

It has been announced that MPs will receive a pay rise of 3.1 per cent from April this year, taking their basic pay from £79,468 to £81,932.

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

Watchdog urged to investigate ‘Islamophobia crisis’ in Tory Party

The Conservatives have been accused of dealing with Islamophobia with “denial, dismissal and deceit” as more than 300 claims are made.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Sharn Miles (20) and 19-year-old Ty Blake shot James Teer in the face at point-blank range on the evening of August 8 last year.

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

BBC boss Lord Hall has said he believes the licence fee is here to stay, despite ideas to replace it with a subscription service.

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

The former president of the Faculty of Public Health has accused the government of wasting time in its response to coronavirus.

Free and discounted travel offered to stranded Flybe passengers

Free and discounted travel offered to stranded Flybe passengers

Train companies, airlines and coach firms are stepping up to help stranded Flybe passengers after the airline went bust this morning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Motion for new Brexit bank holiday clears first hurdle

Motion for new Brexit bank holiday clears first hurdle

Tory MP Peter Bone has proposed a “United Kingdom Day” to be held on the Friday nearest June 23 – the anniversary of the 2016 EU referendum.

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson: I take no lessons on bullying from Jeremy Corbyn

The PM and labour leader clashed over bullying during PMQs as Mr Corbyn called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of Priti Patel.

Trans man appeals ‘mother’ status on child’s birth certificate

Trans man appeals ‘mother’ status on child’s birth certificate

Freddy McConnell is taking his case to the Court of Appeal after losing a legal bid to be registered as father or parent in September.

World Obesity Day: Julia Hartley-Brewer says ‘We all have a choice’

World Obesity Day: Julia Hartley-Brewer says ‘We all have a choice’

The talkRADIO breakfast show host has challenged an obesity campaigner over the assertion that the condition is a “shared responsibility”.

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mike Graham: Police dangerous driving probe ‘an utter disgrace’

Mike Graham: Police dangerous driving probe ‘an utter disgrace’

Two police officers have been accused of dangerous driving and misconduct after crashing while responding to the Streatham terror attack.

Tommy Robinson arrested over assault at Center Parcs

Tommy Robinson arrested over assault at Center Parcs

The 37-year-old political activist allegedly punched a man in the face over an allegation of sexual assault on Sunday.

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

Sadiq Khan on crime: ‘I’m not complacent at all’

The Labour incumbent has launched his bid for a second term as London Mayor, citing housing, violent crime and air quality as priorities.

Diane Abbott calls on Priti Patel to resign amid bullying claims

Diane Abbott calls on Priti Patel to resign amid bullying claims

The shadow home secretary said Ms Patel should resign from the Cabinet while an investigation into bullying allegations takes place.

Boy dies as migrants try to cross Greek-Turkish border

Boy dies as migrants try to cross Greek-Turkish border

It was the first death since Turkey announced "the gates are open" to Europe in a U-turn from its agreement with the EU to hold refugees.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Officers investigated for crash during terror attack response

Officers investigated for crash during terror attack response

The IOPC has launched a dangerous driving probe after a police car crashed while responding to the Streatham terror attack last month.

Parents on trial for alleged murder of eight-week-old daughter

Parents on trial for alleged murder of eight-week-old daughter

Michael Roe, 32, and Tiffany Tate, 21, both deny charges of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Richard Ratcliffe has said his wife is "desperate" to get tested for the Covid-19 virus but claims Iranian authorities will not allow it.

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