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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ video

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ remark

Police investigate UKIP candidate over Jess Phillips ‘rape’ remark

A UKIP candidate standing in European elections is being investigated by police after releasing a video suggesting he might rape Labour MP Jess Phillips.

Dehydration and bad habits can lead to poor work performance

Dehydration and bad habits can lead to poor work performance

A survey revealed dehydration and bad habits have left the British public feeling they only perform at their ‘very best’ for one third of the day.

Youth violence

Bring back borstals to discipline society's 'feral young'

Bring back borstals to discipline society's 'feral young'

Borstals should be brought back into operation to discipline society's "feral young", according to security expert Dai Davies.

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Labour Leave's co-chair Kate Hoey has claimed now is the time for the Prime Minister to step down, as cross-party Brexit talks continue.

Mike Gapes

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

The MP for Ilford South called for a "fundamental reform" of Britain's political system.

Prince Harry

Royal baby names: What are the bookies' favourites?

Royal baby names: What are the bookies' favourites?

Alexander and Arthur are topping the list of names most likely to be given to the as yet unnamed royal baby.

Harry and Meghan

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

The 1922 Committee secretary joked that the royal couple had "delivered the royal baby on time", and could now turn their attention to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Theresa May is expected to have discussions with the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers as calls increase for her to set a firm resignation date.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

Alastair Campbell 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' about voting Labour

The former spin doctor revealed he was unsure of who to vote for in the upcoming EU elections.

Fiona

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'

The disgraced MP announced she will not stand in a by-election, triggered after voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Spoiled ballot

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Scores of local election ballot papers spoiled

Hundreds of spoiled ballot papers have been posted on social media after yesterday’s local elections.

Theresa May

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

Theresa May speaks out about Gavin Williamson sacking

The Prime Minister said it was a "difficult decision" to sack the former defence secretary.

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Tony Robinson

Actor Tony Robinson slams Labour leadership as he quits party

Actor Tony Robinson slams Labour leadership as he quits party

Blackadder's Tony Robinson, a former member of Labour's ruling National Executive Committee, has quit the party.

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the prime minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

Gavin Williamson will be ‘a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side’

The former Director of Communications of Downing Street has said that Gavin Williamson, who was sacked as defence secretary on Wednesday, will be “a thorn in the prime minister’s side”.

DIY

One in six adults have never attempted DIY, survey says

One in six adults have never attempted DIY, survey says

A survey of 2,000 Britons found that around one in six had never attempted DIY before.

Boris Johnson deletes tweet he voted in non-existent election

Boris Johnson under fire for local election tweet

Boris Johnson under fire for local election tweet

The former London Mayor came under fire after tweeting he had voted in the local elections, even though there were none in London.

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge University been criticised for appointing a white academic to oversee its study into the institution's historic links with slavery.

Chewbacca actor heralded 'gentlest of giants' following death

Chewbacca actor heralded 'gentlest of giants' following death

Chewbacca actor heralded 'gentlest of giants' following death

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has been described as the "gentlest of giants" as tributes flood in following his death.

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Green Party's deputy leader: ‘Two-party politics is dying’

Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party, has said “two-party politics is dying” as the party has gained over 40 seats in the local elections results so far.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Tory MP: ‘I am not happy’ with local election result

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

Conservative Party loses over 400 seats in local elections

The Conservative Party has lost over 400 council seats, with over 100 councils yet to declare their results. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Milkshake

Tommy Robinson hit with milkshake on campaign trail

Tommy Robinson hit with milkshake on campaign trail

The MEP candidate had milkshake thrown over him for the second time in two days.

Vegans target animal sanctuary cafe for selling meat

Vegans target animal sanctuary cafe for selling meat

An East Sussex cafe has been criticised for selling meat products because it's located inside an animal sanctuary.

Not vaccinating children should be 'criminal offence', says MP

Not vaccinating children should be 'criminal offence', says MP

A Labour MP has claimed the government should make it a criminal offence not to vaccinate children.

Ed Sheeran makes it into 2019 Funeral Music Charts

Ed Sheeran makes it into 2019 Funeral Music Charts

The most popular songs to play at funerals have been revealed, with Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams featuring in the top 10.

London killings fall by a 'quarter'

London killings fall by a 'quarter'

Killings in London have fallen by a quarter in the last year, according to statistics from Scotland Yard.

Theresa May has used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Theresa May used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Theresa May used Huawei leak ‘to show leadership’

Former Tory MP Nick de Bois has claimed that the Prime Minister has used the Huawei leak to her advantage.

Scrabble

'Genderqueer' and 'bae' among new additions to Scrabble dictionary

'Genderqueer' and 'bae' among new additions to Scrabble dictionary

Over 2,000 new words have been added to the Collins' Official Scrabble Words list 2019.

Tom Watson: Defence secretary ‘has the right to clear his name’

Tom Watson: Defence secretary ‘has the right to clear his name’

Labour’s deputy leader criticised the "brutal" dismissal of Gavin Williamson over the Huawei leak.

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is having a negative effect on their health, a study has found.

Students said Noah Carl's work on race and intelligence "legitimised racist stereotypes"

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

An academic has been fired from a fellowship at a Cambridge University college for allegedly conducting “racist” research, but The Spectator's Toby Young says it was simply because he was a "Conservative".

Two-thirds of Britons agree there is a climate emergency

Extinction Rebellion lawyer: Children 'unlikely to have a good future'

Extinction Rebellion lawyer: Children 'unlikely to have a good future'

A lawyer for activist group Extinction Rebellion has claimed unless action is taken on climate change, children are "unlikely to have a good future".

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Huawei access to 5G may make UK ‘vulnerable to cyber-attack’

Colonel Bob Stewart has said that allow Chinese company Huawei to bid for contracts for the new 5G network could make the UK “vulnerable to cyber-attack”.

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Gerald Howarth: PM ‘responsible for damaging national security’

Sir Gerald Howarth, a former defence minister, has said that the prime minister was more “responsible for damaging national security” than Gavin Williamson who was sacked on Wednesday evening.

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New measures set to help more refugees into work

New guidelines to help firms employ more refugees are being issued in a bid to help them integrate in the UK and contribute to the economy.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fiona Onasanya

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

Fiona Onasanya: Disgraced MP loses House of Commons seat

More than 27 per cent of registered voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

Gavin Williamson

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson sacked over Huawei leak

The cabinet minister was sacked over "compelling evidence" that he was responsible for leaking details from a National Security Council meeting to a newspaper.

Poll reveals 13,929 hours of adult life spent watching sport

Poll reveals 13,929 hours of adult life spent watching sport

Sports enthusiasts will spend around a year-and-a-half of their lives watching matches at their local pub, according to a new study.

Matthew

Matthew Wright on his stalker: 'I don't want her to be nicked for it'

Matthew Wright on his stalker: 'I don't want her to be nicked for it'

The talkRADIO presenter has opened up about being stalked, which he says has left his wife feeling "under threat".

Heathrow

Chris Grayling urges campaigners to stop delaying Heathrow expansion

Chris Grayling urges campaigners to stop delaying Heathrow expansion

The transport secretary said the expansion of the airport was "vital" and will provide a "massive economic boost" to the UK.

John Worboys

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys has been charged with drugging four alleged victims with the intent of committing sex crimes.

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

Julian Assange jailed over bail breach

Julian Assange jailed over bail breach

Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail today for breaking his bail conditions.

Corbyn accuses May of ‘completely failing’ to tackle ‘injustices’

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

Corbyn slams PM for 'completely failing' to tackle 'injustices'

The Labour leader accused Theresa May’s government of “completely failing” to tackle “burning injustices” during a heated Prime Minister's Questions.

Olympian loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Caster Semenya loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Caster Semenya loses appeal in landmark testosterone case

Athlete Caster Semenya has lost her legal battle with athletics' world governing body over its regulations restricting testosterone levels in women runners in selected events.

Former Olympian calls for trans division in sport

Former Olympian calls for trans division in sport

A former Olympic swimmer has spoken out about the need for a fairer playing field when competing against trans sportswomen.

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming jews control banks

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming Jews control banks

Corbyn criticised for endorsing book claiming Jews control banks

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire after it emerged that he wrote a foreword to book which argued that banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews.

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital was ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has said that there was “an extraordinary establishment cover up” at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, as police begin a criminal investigation.

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said the new criminal record system puts the UK "back at square one". 

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’ in Windrush scandal

MPs demand probe into ‘race discrimination’ in Windrush scandal

A group of MPs has referred the Home Office to the equalities watchdog over the Windrush scandal, urging an investigation into whether people were unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of their race.

‘Russian escapee whale’ was looking for food

‘Russian escapee whale’ was looking for food

‘Russian escapee whale’ was looking for food

A professor of animal behaviour has said that the beluga whale spotted off the coast of Norway was a “Russian escapee whale” looking for food.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

Labour MP calls on government to abolish plastic packaging

A Labour MP has called on the government to make a "no more plastics" commitment to ensure that only organic based packaging material is in place by 2025.

XR Gove

Extinction Rebellion: Talks with Michael Gove 'disappointing'

Extinction Rebellion: Talks with Michael Gove 'disappointing'

Climate change activists have claimed protests will continue following a "disappointing" meeting with Michael Gove.

Andy Evans

HIV blood scandal victim’s ‘death sentence’

HIV blood scandal victim’s ‘death sentence’

A victim of an HIV blood contamination scandal has told talkRADIO of the trauma he suffered after contracting HIV and hepatitis at the age of five.

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