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Thundery Bank Holiday Downpours Set To End Summery Spell

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK

Torrential thundery downpours are set to descend on Britain over the bank holiday weekend, bringing an end to the spell of summery weather. The UK enj...

Life Outside The Bubble - Three Takeaways From A Halifax Discussion Among Working Class Leave Voters For The BBC

Paul Carroll | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Carroll

This week, Ipsos MORI convened a focus group of seven working class Leave voters in Halifax. Over a take away curry, moderated by the Today programme's Nick Robinson, the discussion shed light on the ways these voters perceive the current political climate. Footage of the group will be shown across BBC News this weekend. Three key points stood out from the discussion.

Theresa May's Own Constituents Will Have To Pay More Council Tax To Tackle Social Care Cuts

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s own constituents are facing a hike in council tax to cover Government cuts, her local Tory council has warned. Maidenhead and Windsor...

Talk Of NHS 'Crises' Isn't Helping Labour Win Elections - Flint

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour should stop trying to depict every NHS problem as a “crisis”, the party’s former Health Minister Caroline Flint has warned. Flint told BB...

Sun Editor Attacks 'Insane' Leveson Inquiry Reform That Could Be Implemented

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK

A plan that could make newspapers pay costs of people who sue them and lose are an “insane” attempt to “blackmail” the press, the editor of Th...

No One Can Agree If Jeremy Corbyn Or Nick Robinson Was Worse On The Today Programme

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn made an appearance on Monday morning’s Today programme in what can only be described as a rather tense pre-recorded interview with hos...

Nick Robinson Shames John Humphrys Over 'Moira Stuart Sex Gaffe'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Friday morning’s paper review on the Today programme took a bit of an awkward turn when John Humphrys’ refused to read out a story on air. A ‘Ha...

Ten Questions That Sarah Montague Could Have Asked the EDL's Tommy Robinson

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Was it an editorial decision by the Today programme bosses, out of fear of coming across as patronising or even 'left wing', to deliberately go soft on Robinson? Or did Montague and her team just not do their homework? Here are ten questions that I've bashed out over the past hour, which the Today programme could have put to the leader of the EDL.

A Rose by Any Other Name: The Nature of Expertise

Jane Fae | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

When is an expert (not) an expert? That's a question somewhat in the news this week, following a fairly furious reaction from women not at all impressed by Radio 4's apparent inability to find female "experts" to discuss breast cancer on the Today programme.

Former Newspaper Proprietor In Court Over Rape Charges

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Former newspaper proprietor Eddie Shah is to make his first appearance in court charged with raping and abusing a girl. Shah, 68, was arrested last...

Tomorrow's World... Today's Challenge

Phil Pauley | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

Spiralling resource costs, flooding, civil unrest, threats to biodiversity, rises in environmental refugees and even all-out war - the implications of our unsustainable lifestyles are grim to say the least. These are just some of the effects we are almost certain to experience over the next five to 20 years as the consequences of our environmental looting catch up with us.

Match Tease - Seb Coe Under Fire

Sam Fraser | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Fraser

Children take seriously what adults take seriously. Not watching our children's matches sends a negative message to the kids and a positive one to Gove as he strides around the school gym, axe in hand.

WATCH: TV Presenter Mentions Semen During Bill Clinton Interview

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Quick quiz: what's the one thing you don't want to bring up when interviewing Bill Clinton on TV? Perjury? "Don't Ask Don't Tell"? Or, perhaps... ...