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In 2019 Coleen Rooney, wife of the former England striker Wayne Rooney effectively accused fellow soccer spouse Rebekah Vardy of leaking her personal information to the British tabloids. She made what became a sensational allegation after apparently ensnaring Vardy in an Instagram sting – earning her the nickname “Wagatha Christie”. Vardy has always denied the allegation that she passed on information from Rooney’s private social media account to The Sun newspaper and has taken her case to High Court where she’s suing Colleen Rooney for defamation. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our arts and entertainment correspondents Katie Spencer and Bethany Minelle summarise the background to the trial. Plus, Camilla Wright, founder of the gossip newsletter PopBitch explains the world of celebrity story-selling, and media lawyer Paul Tweed breaks down the technicalities of libel. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews producer: Alys Bowen Archive researcher: Simon Windsor Editor: Philly Beamont
As MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee look at whether people’s perceptions of their body image impact their mental and physical health, the Sky News Daily podcast heard from one reality TV star who has given evidence to them. Charlie King was in The Only Way Is Essex and has spoken publicly about his body dysmorphia. He says problems with plastic surgery took him to the “depths of despair”. He tells Leah Boleto about his concerns over social media addiction and the role of influencers. Body positivity campaigner Megan Crabbe and mental health campaigner Natasha Devon also join the debate. If you need help or support about body image and mental health, charity Young Minds offer this advice https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/body-image/Senior producer: Annie Joyce​​​​​​​Interviews producer: Alys BowenEditor: Philly BeaumontPic credit: Ash Knotek/Shutterstock
When Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, it felt like Vladimir Putin wanted quick results. But the Russian army has failed on many big fronts. With fighting now concentrating in the eastern Donbas region, what’s next for the president’s strategy? On the Sky News Daily with Leah Boleto, Michael Clarke, Professor in War Studies at Kings College London explores if this is a make-or-break moment for Russia. Producer: Soila Apparicio Editor: Philly Beaumont
For the first time in two years, this summer will see GCSE and A-level exams take place in England after disruption due to the pandemic. On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto hears from headteacher Darren Gelder, wellbeing expert Beth Kerr and students Aimee and Sam on how they are feeling. Plus, we put their concerns about fairness to Robin Walker, the minister for school standards at the Department for Education.Daily podcast team:Editor - Philly BeaumontSenior podcast producer - Annie JoyceJunior producer – Josh GafsonArchive researchers - Rob Fellowes and Simon Windsor
In Lviv, Ilyas is reunited with his wife and sons for the first time since they fled to Poland.In Kyiv Oksana reflects on how war has wiped birthdays from her social calendar. And in Eastern Ukraine, Seva makes a resupply of medical aid to soldiers waiting to be sent to the frontline. Here, he finds a band of brothers in buoyant mood, despite the possibility some may never return.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.BACKGROUNDIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife and two young sons are now in Poland.As of May 2022, Ilyas has returned alone to Kyiv He’s living in the family apartment and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on specialist projects.Oksana, 34, works in overseas education and is married. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Oksana has adopted an abandoned budgie since the war started but many of her closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never returned. She is determined to stay.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. In another life Seva travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular resupply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro. Week 8 diary entries were recorded using Wats App voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.Series Producer - Rob MulhernProduction support - Paul Stanworth
The government is cracking down on climate protesters and their "guerrilla-style" tactics by introducing a new Public Order Bill. So how will the climate movement be affected?On Sky News ClimateCast, host Leah Boleto speaks to two climate activists with very different views on how to make people care about the climate emergency. Plus David Mercer, our home affairs reporter, has been speaking to an anonymous climate group deflating tyres across the country.Host: Leah BoletoPodcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Digital producer: Casey MagloireEditor: Philly Beaumont
The British Gas worker and father-of-two was 31 when he died after being restrained by officers responding to a call in Fife in May 2015.On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson is joined by our Scotland correspondent James Matthews and Deborah Coles from the charity Inquest to discuss what's led to a public inquiry into what happened - and what that inquiry is trying to achieve.Daily podcast team:Editor: Philly BeaumontSenior podcast producer: Annie JoyceInterviews producer - Madeleine DruryArchive researchers - Rob Fellowes and Simon Windsor
The government has set out its legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session in the Queen’s Speech. It contains 38 laws on topics ranging from spying, human rights, Brexit freedoms and disruptive protesters. For the first time in 59 years, the Queen was forced to defer to her son, the Prince of Wales, to deliver the speech in parliament. But what does it tell us about the government’s plans? On the Sky News Daily podcast Sam Coates, our deputy political editor, is joined by Rhiannon Mills, our royal correspondent. He also speaks to Jon Craig, chief political correspondent, and Dr Alice Lilly, senior researcher at the Institute for Government. Also, in parliament Sam catches up with Lisa Nandy, Labour’s shadow levelling up secretary, Christine Jardine, the Liberal Democrats’ Treasury spokeswoman, and Sir Desmond Swayne, the Conservative MP for New Forest West. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Tom Larkin Editor: Philly Beaumont
Sinn Fein, which believes in the reunification of Ireland, has become the largest party in the devolved Northern Ireland government for the first time. Northern Ireland's delicate political situation has meant years of two parties sharing power – nationalist Sinn Fein and unionist DUP. But with the DUP no longer the largest of those parties, some are wondering how Northern Ireland will be governed in the future – particularly after Brexit. A protocol had been agreed following the UK's departure from the European Union to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but it has created problems. And the row about how the protocol works is now key to whether the two parties can share power again. On the Sky News Daily with Kimberley Leonard, our senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins explains power sharing and the protocol, and Aoife Moore, political correspondent at The Irish Examiner, profiles Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill, the politician now set to lead Northern Ireland. Producer: Soila ApparicioArchive researcher: Simon WindsorEditor: Philly Beaumont
Russia’s traditional 9 May Victory Day parade commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War and is where Moscow’s leaders flaunt their strength and military might. But how does it all look since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson, our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn explains the context of Victory Day, plus Professor Sam Greene, head of the Russia Institute at Kings College London, talks of its significance to Putin. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Digital Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Translator: Irina Rosenbrand Editor: Philly Beaumont
In Kyiv, Ilyas' faith in the military is becoming increasingly spiritual. Seva visits his home village near Dnipro where he’s humbled by his parent’s war effort. And against the backdrop of the bombardment of Mariupol, Oksana receives a routine invitation that triggers an emotional response. From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast, Ukraine War Diaries follows experiences, lived by and told by people, whose lives have been twisted out of shape by war. Week 7 diary entries were recorded using Wats App voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.Series producer - Rob Mulhern
Scorching conditions in parts of India and Pakistan have left people struggling to breathe as they battle record-breaking temperatures, outside of the heatwave season. On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Leah Boleto and Katerina Vittozzi are joined by Kalpana Pradhan, a journalist in Kolkata, and Ulka Kelkar, director of climate at the World Resources Institute in India, to discuss how the country can adapt to a warming climate.Hosts: Leah Boleto and Katerina VittozziPodcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Alys BowenEditors: Philly Beaumont, Piers Scholfield
Millions of women across the US could soon lose their legal right to abortion, according to a leaked Supreme Court document. If Roe v Wade is overturned, abortion may become illegal in as many as 26 states. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson asks Sky's correspondent in Washington, Martha Kelner, and US lawyer, Jessica Pieklo, what the leaked Supreme Court draft means, and speaks to BeLynn Hollers, a journalist in Texas, which already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the US.Daily podcast team:Editor: Philly BeaumontSenior podcast producer: Annie JoycePodcast producers: Soila Apparicio & Rosie GillottInterviews producer - Alice Bowen
On Thursday 5 May, voters in more than 6,000 local councils will go to the polls in England, Scotland and Wales. In Northern Ireland, the fate of the power-sharing agreement is at stake as voters elect a new Assembly. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Patterson is joined by Sky’s deputy political editor, Sam Coates, and Freya McClements, Northern Editor for the Irish Times, to explore the national impact of these elections. Daily podcast team: Editor: Philly Beaumont Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott
The net is closing in on a billion-dollar cartel, according to the US government. The Kinahan's are an "organised crime group" accused of being involved in drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder. Now US officials have offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the gang leaders. The Kinahan’s have long denied having any involvement in organised crime. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Leah Boleto explores the murky activities of Ireland’s billion-dollar drug cartel with our Ireland correspondent, Stephen Murphy, and investigative journalist and author Nicola Tallant. Plus, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, and former Gardi officer turned security consultant, Sheelagh Brady, on the impact drugs have had in Dublin. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Tom Gillespie Editor: Philly Beaumont
In Kyiv, Seva makes an unusual delivery to a recently liberated village. Meanwhile, Ilyas visits his reopened barber shop —an experience that leaves him dreaming of victory and Oksana is moved by the stirring stories of children trapped inside Mariupol’s steelworks.From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast, Ukraine War Diaries follows experiences, lived by and told by people, whose lives have been twisted out of shape by war. Week 6 diary entries were recorded using Wats App voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.Series producer - Rob MulhernProduction support Paul StanworthMusic - Океан Ельзи - Місто Марії
Tensions between Europe and the Kremlin have escalated after Russia cut its gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria. As European countries scramble to look for alternative energy supplies, could we be forced to step away from our climate ambitions in the short term?On this edition of Sky News ClimateCast, host Samantha Washington speaks to climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who is in Germany, the European country most reliant on Russian fossil fuels. Plus, could the UK start burning more coal? We speak to Cumbria reporter Jacob Colley about the Whitehaven coal mine proposal that could be given the green light.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseEditors: Paul Stanworth, Philly Beaumont and Piers Scholfield
The world’s richest man has pledged to buy Twitter for $44bn, saying he wants to “unlock” its potential by limiting moderation of tweets and publishing its algorithm. On the Sky News Daily podcast Jonathan Samuels is joined by Sky’s technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe and David Ryan Polgar, a tech ethicist and adviser to TikTok, about the challenges Mr Musk will face. Daily podcast team: Editor: Philly Beaumont Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott
Section 21 enables private landlords to repossess their properties from tenants without having to give a reason. Hence it is sometimes referred to as the “no-fault” eviction. On the Sky News Daily with Nick Martin, Shelter policy manger Ruth Ehrlich explains the size of the problem. We also hear from a tenant who was served with a section 21 eviction notice, and a landlord who thinks eviction laws need to be updated to ensure landlords can still get their properties back if they need to. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Ella GriffithJunior producer: Josh Gafson Editor: Philly Beaumont
Boris Johnson has threatened to unleash “the terrors of the earth” on the Tory MP who made misogynistic claims about Angela Rayner. It comes after The Mail on Sunday printed a piece about Labour’s deputy leader comparing her to a character in Basic Instinct and quoting an unnamed Tory MP who claimed she was trying to distract the Prime Minister by crossing and uncrossing her legs. The Prime Minister has condemned the article as the “most appalling load of sexist, misogynist tripe”. But what does it tell us about the treatment of women in Westminster? On the Sky News Daily podcast with Leah Boleto we are joined by our political correspondent Joe Pike, the longest serving female MP, Labour’s Harriet Harmon and former Conservative MP Anna Soubry. Daily Podcast team: Editor: Philly Beaumont Producer: Rosie Gillott Guest Producer: Reece Denton
Comments (4)

BillyBlazko

This guy Kurt is unbelievably dumb. "I understand the fear that a no-fly zone could lead to WWIII but Putin won't do anything because he doesn't want WWIII either. And we need to make a statement to Putin telling him that the use of any weapons of mass destruction is unacceptable."

Mar 16th
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Robert Mol

These abortion pills aren't safe at all. They are deadly dangerous for the defenseless and voiceless little baby!

Feb 19th
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William Joseph

that chef ruined the podcast.... captain obvious. and referred to himself in third person....worse than when you have rappers on

May 12th
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Alireza Fatthii

Good news

Feb 13th
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