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Ministers Back Move To Oust John Bercow, Claims Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers are supporting a move to oust John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons, the Tory MP behind the move has claimed. James Duddridge table...

Shannon Matthews Case 'Did Not Destroy Community Spirit On The Moorside'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

Although the community on the Moorside estate was shaken by the events which unfolded following the disappearance of Shannon Matthews, they would pull...

Grammar School Parents Could Be Asked For Cash To Make Up For Government Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Budget cuts could see grammar schools ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year, head teachers have warned. The Grammar School Heads Association (GSH...

Kirsty Young Reveals Which 'Desert Island Discs' Guest She ‘Fell A Little Bit In Love With’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

After almost 75 years on the radio, ‘Desert Island Discs’ has had more than its fair share of incredible guests choosing the eight records they’...

I'd Never Be A Paralympian But I Can Make People Laugh

Lee Ridley | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Lee Ridley

By having more disabled people on our TV screens, only then will I no longer get people asking stupid questions such as 'Can you have sex?' 'Have you ever tried to talk just to see what would happen?' and 'Are you as clever as that Stephen Hawking bloke?'

Woman Tells Of 13-Year Kidnap Ordeal By Paedophile Who Sold Her Babies

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

A British woman has told how she was kidnapped as a teenager and held captive for 13 years by a sadistic paedophile who sold the babies she had from h...

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg Says Source Told Her Queen Backed Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

The BBC’s political editor has claimed that a source told her that the Queen favoured the UK leaving the European Union ahead of the referendum. Spe...

Prince Charles Gives 'Coded Attack' Against Trump And Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Prince Charles has warned against the rise of populist groups that persecute minority faiths, something he said has “deeply disturbing echoes of the...

Lauri Love Forced To Point Out 'Prejudicial Questions' During Awkward BBC Interview

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

A BBC presenter has been criticised for her line of questioning with an autistic British man who is to be extradited over accusations of hacking the c...

Laura Bates Praised For Eloquently Dismantling 'Banter' Claims About Trump

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Does us talking about the #Trumptapes make things better or worse? Laura from @EverydaySexism takes us to task. #r4today pic.twitter.com/6QBrgrmYJS—...

Listeners Shocked As BBC Radio 4 Airs C-Bomb... At 11.15AM

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

BBC Radio 4 listeners got quite the shock on Wednesday (14 September), when presenter Gary Younge dropped the C-bomb in the middle of the morning. The...

Britain's Newest Newspaper To Close After Just 9 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

The publishers of Britain's newest newspaper have confirmed that it is set to close just nine week after it was launched. The New Day's publishers, Tr...

Interview Over Police Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Gets Heated

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

A heated debate about controversial police investigations into child sex abuse allegations descended into calls of "well you started it" on the Today ...

Christmas Present - Sober

Pete Jackson | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

I got sober in September 2009, and spent that Christmas volunteering in a homeless shelter. I'd love to say that this act was selfless, born out of a simple desire to do some good; and that was part of it... Honestly...

Christmas Past - My Christmas As A Drinking Alcoholic

Pete Jackson | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

I'm Pete Jackson. Six years ago, in late September, I quit drinking. It wasn't my first attempt, not by a long stretch, but I hoped (and six years later I'm still hoping) that it was my last.

Jim Naughtie Made An Epically Rude Gaffe Live On BBC Radio 4 This Morning

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

BBC Radio 4 presenter James "Jim" Naughtie made a rather unfortunate gaffe live on air this morning, swearing quite aggressively for an as-yet-unknown...

Suspending BBC Breastfeeding Row DJ Alex Dyke Is 'Jeremy Clarkson All Over Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A petition to reinstate a BBC presenter who was taken off air for his controversial remarks on breastfeeding has gone live. Radio Solent DJ Alex D...

BBC DJ Taken Off Air After Claiming 'Breastfeeding Is Unnatural, It's Not A Great Look'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents

UPDATE: Suspending BBC Breastfeeding Row DJ Alex Dyke Is 'Jeremy Clarkson All Over Again' A BBC radio presenter has been suspended after declaring ...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That the Kids Will Be All Right

Suzi Godson | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

The shape of the family has changed immeasurable in recent decades as divorce, remarriage and single parenthood have become increasingly common. No one would wish to turn back the clock, but are we underestimating the impact that changing family structures are having on young men in particular?

My First Day as a Writer

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

I start to think about the writer I want to be. Maybe I'll get really good at Twitter. I could become one of those writers who has their finger on the pulse and can talk about Newsnight and the latest series of Ex on the Beach, Yeah, maybs. I turn the wifi back on.

Why Roy Hattersley Is Last of a Kind

Denis MacShane | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Peter Hennessey has been carrying out a fascinating series of interviews on Radio 4 with veteran politicians like John Major and Roy Hattersley. It is unlikely we will see their like again as the role and make-up of MPs is changing faster than ever before in Parliament's history. Take Hattersley as an example.

Jack Dee Is Revolting... Against BBC Bosses

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jack Dee has threatened to quit his beloved radio show over orders by BBC bosses to tone down his smutty jokes, according to his fellow panellist Tim ...

The Risk of an All-Female Line Up

Darryl Morris | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

The BBC's head of entertainment Danny Cohen insisted that he will put an end to all-male comedy panel shows, but I'm not entirely convinced its for the right reasons. Will the booking of more female panelists be seen as an honest recognition of the person's ability or simply an attempt to appease a growing movement?

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Lisa Knapp's Ode To The Shipping Forecast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

"Shipping Song uses the arcane shipping forecast as the template for one of the most original and astonishing songs of the sea you could wish for..." ...

A 'LegenDerry' Piano Pilgrimage

Neil Cowley | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cowley

But Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio show called and it made perfect sense to take the opportunity to big up this crazy city on air. Actually, this broadcast is not for his weekly Radio 2 show, but for a documentary he is doing for BBC Radio 4 called 'Piano Pilgrimage'. The premise of the show is to explore the changing fortunes of the 'home piano'.