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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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.

Shaun Bailey urges Sadiq Khan to ‘defend’ transport staff with PPE

Shaun Bailey urges Sadiq Khan to ‘defend’ transport staff with PPE

The London Mayor has faced calls to provide transport staff with personal protective equipment, after 21 TfL workers died with Covid-19.

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Coronavirus battle to take ‘several months’ - Cabinet minister

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said she believed the fight will take "several months" but that does not mean months of lockdown.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Criticism of police ‘demoralising and insulting’, says ex-officer

Chris Hobbs hit out at the press as well as social media users for "abuse" against officers grappling with Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has accused Boris Johnson's critics of spreading "hate and bile" after the PM was discharged from hospital.

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

The British Medical Association has urged the government to grant NHS staff who have come from abroad indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Police chief: ‘We could be far more draconian if we wanted’

Police chief: ‘We could be far more draconian if we wanted’

Ken Marsh told talkRADIO that he found criticism of the police approach “quite bizarre”, claiming “all we’re trying to do is save lives”.

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mail over Robert Jenrick claim

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mail over Robert Jenrick claim

The mid-morning host said he has "had enough of this ridiculous craziness by the media" as he tore up the newspaper live on talkRADIO.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

Priti Patel: Lockdown ‘not about heavy handed law enforcement’

The Home Secretary spoke exclusively to talkRADIO's Dan Wootton about Boris Johnson, lockdown, and more. Watch the full interview here.

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

A Northamptonshire Police chief said a “three-week grace period” is over and officers would get tougher if people continue to ignore rules.

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Lockdown: ‘Stick to the course’, says Cabinet Minster

Oliver Dowden has said that “now is the moment to stick to the course” as the government prepares to review the UK’s lockdown measures.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

The retired officer and police protection campaigner condemned those who have "such contempt for society" that they put police at risk.

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson claim

Mike Graham rips up Guardian over Boris Johnson claim

talkRADIO's Mike Graham lambasted the newspaper for its claims that Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation had led to “power vacuum fears”.

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Health minister: Boris Johnson ‘set a very clear strategy’

Edward Argar denied that Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 hospitalisation has left a “power vacuum” in government, saying the Cabinet is “united”.

Tom Tugendhat questions truth behind China’s coronavirus data

Tom Tugendhat questions truth behind China’s coronavirus data

The Conservative MP criticised China’s coronavirus figures after the country reported no new deaths for the first time since the outbreak.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

‘No lightweight’: Dominic Raab carries out deputy PM duties

The Foreign Secretary has been put in charge of running the government “where necessary” while Boris Johnson receives critical care.

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Politicians and public figures at home and abroad have joined in wishing the PM well as he fights coronavirus in intensive care.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer sends her best wishes to Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care as part of his treatment for Covid-19.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Who is in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet?

Sir Keir Starmer promised to select “talented, balanced” top team as he became the new leader of the Labour Party.

Mike Graham clashes with Peter Hitchens over Covid-19 response

Mike Graham clashes with Peter Hitchens over Covid-19 response

During the fiery debate on Mike’s mid-morning show, the host told his guest: “You’re not the all time master of everything that you purvey.”

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

Damian Green: The West needs a ‘reset’ in relations with China

The Tory MP said the UK had become "too dependent economically" on China and urged the government and private sector to consider relations.

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ despite hospital stay

The PM said he was in "good spirits" after being admitted to hospital last night as a "precautionary step" as his Covid-19 symptoms persist.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Sir Keir Starmer has won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

The temporary facility was established at London's ExCel Centre in just nine days and will have the capacity to treat up to 4,000 people.

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Matt Hancock has defended his call for professional footballers to donate some of their salary to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

The shadow chancellor said “lessons have been learnt” by the Labour's handling of antisemitism and that he hoped the party could “move on”.

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Matt Hancock said the Prime Minister is "on the mend" after contracting Covid-19 and remains "heavily involved" in the government response.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

‘Quick thinking’ officers use belts to save man from 50ft cliff

‘Quick thinking’ officers use belts to save man from 50ft cliff

This dramatic footage shared by Kent Police shows officers linking their belts into an improvised hoist to rescue a man from a 50ft drop.

Bob Stewart hails thousands of ‘amazing’ coronavirus volunteers

Bob Stewart hails thousands of ‘amazing’ coronavirus volunteers

The Conservative MP told Mike Graham he hopes the coronavirus will allow the people of Britain to unite after the “bitterness of Brexit”.

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Paul Cosford, emeritus chief medical officer for PHE, told talkRADIO that coordinating mass testing for Covid-19 was “not a simple process”.

Mike Graham: I am sick and tired of coronavirus ‘blame game’

Mike Graham: I am sick and tired of coronavirus ‘blame game’

The mid-morning host hit out at political editors for focusing on "what should have been done" rather than getting "proper information".

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Prince Charles shares video message praising ‘remarkable NHS’

Prince Charles shares video message praising ‘remarkable NHS’

It was the future king’s first appearance since coming out of self-isolation after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Jonathan Ashworth: Coronavirus vaccine should be priority

Jonathan Ashworth: Coronavirus vaccine should be priority

The Shadow health secretary warned of speculation over the implementation of "cycles of lockdown" until a vaccine is produced.

Andy Burnham: We need honesty from government over testing

Andy Burnham: We need honesty from government over testing

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for a “new approach” to Covid-19 testing rather than “digging in behind the ‘ramping up’ phrase”.

Robert Jenrick: ‘Global shortage’ affecting coronavirus testing

Robert Jenrick: ‘Global shortage’ affecting coronavirus testing

The Housing Secretary said the government was working with experts to “ramp up” testing, but blamed a high global demand for the delay.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Police chief: ‘We’re asking for common sense’

Police chief: ‘We’re asking for common sense’

Ken Marsh has denied that officers are checking that shopping bags contain only “essential items” amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Zoo appeals for donations to continue care amid lockdown

Zoo appeals for donations to continue care amid lockdown

Keepers at Marwell Zoo are working "tirelessly" to continue to care for its endangered animals since it was forced to close by coronavirus.

Grant Shapps: Police doing ‘incredible job’ under circumstances

Grant Shapps: Police doing ‘incredible job’ under circumstances

The Transport Secretary said while “police won’t always get it exactly right”, they are “trying their hardest” amid coronavirus lockdown.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘salutes’ those who cannot stay at home

Julia Hartley-Brewer ‘salutes’ those who cannot stay at home

The presenter said she is “fed up” of “middle class” people criticising those who are unable to work remotely during the coronavirus crisis.

Tom Tugendhat: The Chinese regime put British lives at risk

Tom Tugendhat: The Chinese regime put British lives at risk

Tory MP Tom Tugendhat tells talkRADIO why he is “calling out” China’s handling of coronavirus as he urges a crack down on wet markets.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Locked-down pygmy goats missing attention from public

Locked-down pygmy goats missing attention from public

Keepers at London Zoo have been giving their goats some extra love after the animals were left disappointed by a lack of visitors.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: I’ve never felt more love for my fellow Brits

Julia Hartley-Brewer: I’ve never felt more love for my fellow Brits

Watch Julia Hartley-Brewer's emotional sign off, where she praised the country for “pulling together as a nation”.

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister has said he developed mild symptoms of a temperature and persistent cough over the last 24 hours.

Police chief: We will arrest lockdown rule breakers if necessary

Police chief: We will arrest lockdown rule breakers if necessary

Met Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh told talkRADIO that if people are not “sensible”, officers will enforce new powers to arrest them.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We’re still not testing enough’

Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We’re still not testing enough’

The shadow health secretary has urged the government to increase community testing for coronavirus.

Philip Schofield and Lorraine Kelly lead tributes to NHS staff

Philip Schofield and Lorraine Kelly lead tributes to NHS staff

Familiar faces from TV and radio have sent talkRADIO their messages of thanks to the NHS staff working tirelessly against coronavirus.

David Gauke: ‘I have sympathy for government’ over self-employed

David Gauke: ‘I have sympathy for government’ over self-employed

The ex-Work and Pensions Secretary has said it is “really difficult” to work out how to help the “diverse group” amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Why can Prince Charles get a test on the NHS?

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Why can Prince Charles get a test on the NHS?

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has taken health minister Edward Argar to task over the Prince of Wales being granted a coronavirus test.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Two jailed for ‘horrific spate’ of armed robberies

Two jailed for ‘horrific spate’ of armed robberies

Two men have been jailed for carrying out a string of armed robberies at convenience stores and betting shops in and around London.

‘It’s not a holiday’: Police tackle lockdown rule breakers

‘It’s not a holiday’: Police tackle lockdown rule breakers

Officers in London's Shepherd's Bush disperse sunbathers following the government's coronavirus lockdown.

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn attends final PMQs as Labour leader

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to Jeremy Corbyn as he took to the despatch box for the last time as leader of the opposition this afternoon.

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