Best of Nolan

Best of Nolan

Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day has made it the biggest show in the country. An unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment.

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  • Alleged child sex assault in east Belfast 20th August 2014

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    29 mins

    30 days remaining

    WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT A father has contacted the Nolan show to say the police have totally let him down after he says his daughter was sexually assualted. His daughter was 6. He says a paedophile is still at large and the police are not doing enough about it. claims that it took police more than an hour to respond to a sex assault on his six year old daughter and her two friends. The incident took place in East Belfast on Monday 4th August. The angry father says that despite three 999 calls being made,police were slow to respond. Just to warn you there are some sexual descriptions in this interview that some people may find upsetting. We have re-voiced the interview, to protect the identities of those involved.

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  • BBC Licence fee & cold water challenge 19th August 2014

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    24 mins

    29 days remaining

    Is the BBC spending to much money hunting down licence fee dodgers? And Gregory Campbell issues a challenge to Stephen.

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  • Abortion debate reignites 18th August 2014

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

    18 mins

    28 days remaining

    A suicidal rape victim has reportedly been denied an abortion in the Republic. The full facts of the case have still to be established, but they have re-ignited the debate about abortion law south of the border. It has also pinpointed one of the big questions in the debate about abortion - should it be allowed in cases of rape or when the expectant mother is suicidal? Goretti Horgan from Alliance for Choice and David Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute.

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  • Coming out as gay - PUP Cllr's story Fri 15th Aug

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

    25 mins

    25 days remaining

    Our one on one interview this week is with PUP Councillor Julie Anne Corr. The 26 year old from North Belfast is one of 3 gay councillors that currently sit on Belfast city council. She has recently published a blog on what it was like growing up struggling with her sexuality which lead to her self harming and attempting to take her own life. She began by telling Stephen about her childhood

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  • Ian Paisley Jnr slams Nolan Show Thur 14th Aug

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    25 mins

    24 days remaining

    If you were reading the Sun today, in particular Ian Paisley Jnr's column, you'll have noticed he criticises the Nolan Show for our interview with an alcoholic earlier this week. Stephen likes to take on his critics, so we invited Ian Paisley Jnr on the programme this morning...

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  • Jim Allister & George Galloway clash on Israel boycott calls

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    30 mins

    23 days remaining

    The on going conflict between Israel and Palestine has lead to calls for the boycott of goods which have links to Israel. The Respect Party MP George Galloway has urged shoppers to stop buying beauty products after photos emerged of care packs being sent to female Israeli soldiers. Earlier this week a group of pro-Palestine demonstrators removed products from the shelves of a supermarket in west Belfast with many holding aloft banners and flags, shouting 'Free Palestine'. Also on the podcast... The Great British bake off is back! The smash hit baking show returned to our screens last week. But instead of talking about the buns viewers seem more interested in beards and hair. Fans took to Twitter to express their disgust at the bushy beard of Belfast man Iain Watters and fellow contestant Jordan Cox's long hair. What do you think - would beards and long hair put you off cakes and buns?

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  • Robin Williams death highlights depression Tue 12th Aug

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    53 mins

    22 days remaining

    Most of us woke up to the tragic news this morning that the actor Robin Williams has been found dead, in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The American actor and comedian, best known for films like Mrs Doubtfire and Good Morning Vietnam, had been "battling severe depression". Williams has also talked, and even joked, in the past about his struggles with alcohol and drugs. In a statement, Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said she was "utterly heartbroken" and on behalf of his family said it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions. In today's podcast you will hear tributes to Robin Williams and we hear from you about what it is like to live with depression.

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  • A&E charges - good or bad idea? Mon 11th Aug

    Mon, 11 Aug 14

    69 mins

    21 days remaining

    Charge drunks and drug users for clogging up our A&E departments and wasting time and money - does that seem like a good idea? Well Health Minister Edwin Poots says the plan could have "merit" because our emergency departments are still under pressure on a regular basis. Latest figures show that between April and June targets to treat patients within 12 hours were missed more than 700 times - and the Minister says we need to look at how free health care is "abused" as a way of fixing the problem. In the podcast we hear from chair of the Stormont health committee Maeve McLaughlin, Eoin Stewart Branch secretary Unison Mater Hospital Branch, former government Health Minister Edwina Currie, DUP's Jim Wells, Unison's Patricia McKeown and we hear from people who have suffered problems with alcohol

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  • Magee College Bombshell 8th August 2014

    Fri, 8 Aug 14

    55 mins

    18 days remaining

    Minister Stephen Farry drops a Magee college bombshell. AND - the Stormont cuts are starting to bite - with threats of tougher times to come. First DRD Minister Danny Kennedy exclusively told this programme he was pulling the plug on work on fixing potholes, grass cutting, traffic lights and much more. Yesterday saw the harsh reality of the impact of those cuts with 11 job losses at a Belfast firm that empties gullies. It came after Justice Minister David Ford told this programme even more cuts are on the way in a matter of months. John O'Dowd, and DUP's Sammy Wilson debate

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  • £1m to save Exploris Aquarium Thur 7th August

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    18 mins

    17 days remaining

    Its been announced that Ards Borough Council has accepted in principal an offer of almost one million pounds from the Northern Ireland Executive to keep open and redevelop the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry. Approval is also needed from the new North Down and Ards District Council before the plan can go ahead. The site was under threat of closure when a take over deal collapsed last year. Stephen got the views of Mayor of Ards Philip Smyth and commentator Jeffrey Peel, then Kieran McCarthy, MLA for the area, phoned in to share his thoughts

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