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Trump-Supporting Ann Coulter Brands Radio 4 Presenter 'Babycakes' During Fiery Interview

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

BBC stalwart James Naughtie has revealed his surprise at being called "babycakes" during a fiery interview on Donald Trump's chances of success at bec...

Yvette Cooper Says It's Time For 'Silenced' Women To 'Reclaim The Internet'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Labour MP Yvette Cooper is calling for women to "reclaim the internet", comparing increasing levels on social media abuse to harassment and stalking w...

Watch Jim Naughtie's Hugely Emotional And Teary Farewell From 'Today' Programme

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

James "Jim" Naughtie bid an emotional and teary farewell to the 'Today Programme' on Wednesday morning after presenting the show for 21 years. Co-h...

Diane Abbott Gets A Social Media Roasting After Brutal Radio 4 Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Diane Abbott has sparked uproar on social media after an interview on BBC's Today programme when she attempted to play down tensions in the shadow cab...

"This really is tedious": Listen as Tory Rebel Accuses BBC Of EU Bias Live On Radio 4

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

Tory rebel Bernard Jenkin accused the BBC of “unintentional cultural bias” this morning during a frosty interview live on Radio 4’s flagship Tod...

Nick Robinson Is Going To Replace Jim Naughtie On 'Today'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Nick Robinson is set to replace Jim Naughtie as presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, it was revealed on Thursday. In a tweet, BBC News’ ...

Ex-MP Just Gave An Extraordinary Interview About Child Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A former Conservative MP has denied being a member of "any rent boy ring" in a extraordinary interview, given as police searched his home over the all...

Savile Producers 'Set Up' Girl To Appear Alongside Jim'll Fix It Paedophile

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

A young girl was "set up" to appear with a convicted paedophile on Jimmy Savile's Jim'll Fix It, it has been claimed. Keith Harding, a leading anti...

Alan Henning Tragedy Takes Troubling New Turn After Moazzam Begg Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The debate over whether to negotiate with Islamic State over their hostages has intensified, after former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg said he off...

Britain 'Can't Rule Out' Sending In Ground Troops To Fight IS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

Britain cannot rule out having to send in ground troops to do "the dirty work" in the fight against Islamic State (IS) because air power alone is not ...

No Baby! Now Austin Powers Enters Scottish Independence Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The actor behind Austin Powers has become the latest celebrity to come out against Scottish independence. After David Bowie, Pope Francis, Hilary C...

BBC Tries To Boost Diversity With Course

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The BBC sent its senior journalists on a course designed to stamp out "unconscious bias" against ethnic minorities, in a bid to recruit a more diverse...

Nigel Farage Says Expenses Story 'Another Political Attack On Ukip'

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted reports he siphoned off nearly £60,000 of EU money into his personal account are "yet another politically-motiv...

In Defence of a Friend

John Parish | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

Polly Harvey is my best friend and I know her to be meticulous and considered in everything she does. The amazing line up of guests for Today she was able to draw from is testament to how well thought of she is.

Fraught For The Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

PJ Harvey took the reins on the Today programme on Thursday morning - and caused quite a stir. Julian Assange was put in charge of Thought for the ...

Assange To Appear On Radio 4 'Unedited'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Singer PJ Harvey has chosen Julian Assange as a thought-provoking guest to appear on Radio 4's Today programme. The WikiLeaks' founder, who has bee...

Backlash After Hate Preacher Given Prime Today Programme Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The BBC is facing a backlash after handing hate preacher Anjem Choudary the prime interview slot on the flagship Today programme. The former leader...

Glenn Greenwald V Evan Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Sparks flew when the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme pitted two heavyweights up against each other, as host Evan Davis grilled Guardian reporter Glenn G...

Five Is the Magic Number for Rock Stars

David Atkinson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Atkinson

Both GTA and the Arctic Monkeys have cleverly grown with their fans, knowing that standing still is the biggest mistake you can make. Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman quite rightly reminded us on the Today Programme that the average age of a gamer is now 30.

Chris Huhne's Arrogance Is Breathtaking - And It's All Our Fault

Grant Feller | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The Guardian newspaper this week printed one of those immortal headlines that not only boils the blood but leaves one frozen in incredulity. It reads: 'People despise politicians but whose fault is that?'

Fracking 'Won't Ruin Countryside'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

The boss of energy company Cuadrilla has said it has "no intention of ruining the countryside and won't ruin the countryside" as anti-fracking protest...

Body Bigotry on the Today Programme

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Balaji Ravichandran

Nobody, not even the clinically obese, should be forced to feel ashamed of their body. If anyone tells us otherwise, the shame must be theirs, not ours.

Government 'Ignored' Warnings Over NHS Death Rates, Public Health Expert Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

Government ministers and the NHS ignored warnings about persistently high death rates in hospitals which could have claimed the lives of up to 20,000 ...

Brogan Driscoll

‘I Used To Think Girls Were Rubbish’ | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: Since our interview, Caroline Criado-Perez has taken on the Bank of England and won. Her Keep A Woman On British Banknotes campaign has ensure...

Radio 1 Host Nick Grimshaw's Listener Figures Slide

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw has pulled in the lowest audience for the station's breakfast show for almost seven years during his first months in the jo...