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Nolan: Stephen Fry blasts conscience clause proposals
A campaign opposing the DUP's proposed conscience clause bill has had high profile support from Stephen Fry. The gay actor and presenter labelled the bill "sick" and urged people to sign a petition against it. The Democratic Unionist Party's Paul...
Nolan: The Belfast casino battle Wed 17th Dec
Plans for a casino in Belfast have just got bigger. The Rank Group are not giving up on their ambition to bring one of their gambling outlets to Northern Ireland. In fact, they were in Belfast last night presenting a proposal to the council for an...
Nolan: 'No more English taxpayers money for NI' - Nigel Mills MP
Northern Ireland is a special case and needs extra funding from London. That's the argument being put by our leading politicians, as the Stormont talks grind on. Trade unions are making the same case. Unions representing 215,000 people here announced...
Nolan: The curse of loneliness and BBC Sports Personality
We wanted to start the show today talking about loneliness - loneliness suffered by older people especially. Obviously, it can be worse this time of year when everyone seems to be having fun and enjoying family time. Stephen has been speaking to a...
Stephen Nolan: 14/12/2014
At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
Stephen Nolan: 13/12/2014
Stephen Nolan gets the latest on the news stories of the day.
Nolan: Talks deadlock - political reaction to Stormont stalemate
Prime Minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny left Stormont this morning with no deal confirmed in the latest round of Stormont talks. What happens next? In today's podcast we bring you the latest political reaction
Nolan: Should MLAs be allowed to have family members on the payroll?
It looks like it's going to be harder for MLAs to employ family members. Currently about a third of them have relatives on their payrolls. But the body that sets MLA pay and expenses is proposing new regulations. The Independent Financial Review Panel...
Nolan: Legal challenge on NI abortion law Wed 10th Dec
The Human Rights Commission is taking legal action against Stormont in a bid for new abortion law in N Ireland. The Commission - a Government-funded body - wants legislation allowing abortion here in cases of rape, incest, and lethal fetal...
Nolan: Stewart Memoral House & the Belfast Barman 9th December 2014
Nolan Show exclusively broke the news on Friday that a decision to close Stewart Memorial House in Bangor has been put ON HOLD. It is run by the NI Institute for the Disabled & provides specialised care to those with mental and/or physical...
Nolan: The man who says he is attracted to children 8th December 2014
***WARNING - Considering the subject matter this podcast is NOT suitable for children*** You are about to hear from a man "Caller Michael" who says he is attracted to children, but has never acted upon it. This call was made to Stephen's Five Live...
Nolan: Care home closure put on hold Fri 5th Dec
There's huge controversy over plans to close a Bangor care home. Stewart Memorial House cares for people with profound physical and mental disabilities. In a shock announcement the people living there were told they would have to find alternative...
Nolan: Accept welfare reforms, or the corporation tax deal is off?
So, David Cameron's government is ready to give Stormont the power to cut corporation tax. But first our politicians have to prove they can cope. Corporation tax is the tax on company profits. It's been claimed a lower rate here could produce in the...
Nolan: Does Paxman owe Belfast an apology? Wed 3rd Dec
Should Jeremy Paxman say sorry to the people of Belfast? In a controversial article in Spectator magazine he has said the iceberg that sank the Titanic "did Belfast a huge favour", joked that the Titanic Quarter should be renamed Iceberg Quarter and...
Nolan: Is use of child informers by police ever acceptable?
Should the PSNI use child informants? The Irish News has revealed the PSNI spent £2 million pounds in the last 5 years on "covert human intelligence sources". The practice of recruiting civilians to gather information is as old as the Troubles. It can...
Nolan: Unions ready to battle Stormont on cuts Mon 1st Dec
Trade unions are on a collision course with Stormont over cutbacks. It seems barely a day goes by without angry words and a threat of strike action. The union fury is because of planned public sector job losses and other cuts. But will strike action...
Nolan: Barry Manilow 28th November 2014
Big Friday Interview this week is one of the biggest names in showbusiness and a household name across the world. Barry Manilow has sold 80 MILLION records and been called "the greatest showman of our generation" by Rolling Stone magazine - and yet a...
Nolan: MRI scanner update & pensioner tells of terrifying robbery...
The long wait for a children's MRI scanner. It's just got longer. We speak to a distraught family waiting for a scan Earlier this week four pensioners in their 70s were attacked and robbed at their family farmhouse. A gang of men threw one on the...
Nolan: MLAs' expenses row 26th November 2014
It's not a good day for Stormont and the reputation of our politicians. MLA expenses are back in the headlines, after the second part of a special investigation by BBC's Spotlight team. Last night's programme reported that Sinn FÃ©in MLAs claimed...
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