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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Solicitor second to be suspended from job after debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

A solicitor who questioned the Tory leadership candidates in a TV debate has become the second man to be suspended from their job.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

The BBC has defended itself after tweets from an imam who questioned the Tory leadership candidates during a televised debate were revealed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

The six Conservative MPs hoping to be the next party leader are set to face a second round of votes today.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

The comedian has apologised for making a “crass” joke about throwing battery acid on politicians.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nigel Farage: I have never incited violence

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage has said that he has never “incited violence”, but that he does “dare to challenge people”.

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

A comment made by Jo Brand about throwing battery acid at politicians is being assessed by the Metropolitan Police.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Conservative leadership contenders Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey have criticised the BBC’s decision not to continue with free TV licences for all over-75s.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Broadcaster Ian Wright has said that the Women’s FIFA World Cup “does not need” male pundits.

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

Free TV licence fees for over-75s are to be means-tested, the BBC has announced.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Royal baby tweet is ‘professional suicide’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Media commentator Paul Connew has described Danny Baker’s tweet, in which he shared a photo of a monkey in response to the birth of a royal baby, as a “professional suicide note”.

‘BBC had almost no choice’ but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

A professor of psychology has said that the BBC "had almost no choice” but to sack presenter Danny Baker, after he posted a tweet in which he joked about the royal baby using a picture of a monkey.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen, a member of the European Research Group, has described David Lammy as “not the sharpest tool in the box” after the Labour MP defended comparing the ERG to the Nazi party.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Shane Allen

Comedy ruined by people with 'Victorian moral code'

Comedy ruined by people with 'Victorian moral code'

A BBC boss has hit out at social media users who complain about comedy online.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist Charles Moore has accused BBC Question Time of having a pro-Remain bias after he pointed out during Thursday night’s panel that he was the only Leave-supporting guest.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Bercow

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

John Bercow has defended the European Research Group after BBC presenter James Naughtie claimed they were like France’s National Front.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BritBox

British broadcasters unite to challenge Netflix

British broadcasters unite to challenge Netflix

The BBC and ITV plan to challenge Netflix with a joint UK streaming service showcasing the best of British television.  

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tommy Robinson protesters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Tommy Robinson supporters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Tommy Robinson supporters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Protesters are gathering near the BBC's Salford headquarters ahead of a planned Tommy Robinson demonstration.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Dame Frances Cairncross, who led a review into the future of UK media, has said that public funds should be used to rescue local journalism.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

The BBC has claimed it does not know how much some of its top stars are paid, as they are part of the broadcaster’s commercial department BBC Studios.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Question Time panellist Isobel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed complete professionalism'

Isabel Oakeshott, who appeared on Question Time alongside Dianne Abbott on BBC’s Question Time, has said that presenter Fiona Bruce was “completely professional” and “even-handed”.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour demand on-air correction over BBC treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour asked for unseen footage of BBC’s Question Time and demanded a correction during next week’s episode, amid a row on the show’s treatment of Diane Abbott.

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of abuse victim in live broadcast

An editor of BBC Asian Network was found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim during a live radio news bulletin, on Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to fight fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie will join the BBC for a series of special programmes to introduce young people to truth rather than opinion.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

A BBC project to rebuild the set of EastEnders is expected to cost £27 million more than planned, sparking concerns over licence fee payers' value for money.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis on #VicarGate: 'I represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Andrew Adonis criticised the BBC for their choice of Newsnight panellist - an unconventional pastor and actor, Lynn Hayter

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

#VicarGate: Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Social media users have accused Newsnight of hiring an actor to participate in a Brexit debate. The BBC denies the claims

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and several others have said the BBC is wrong to have Arron Banks on the Andrew Marr show after he was referred to the National Crime Agency over Brexit donations

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to host Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to be new hosts of Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to be new hosts of Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff will host Top Gear from next year, the BBC has confirmed.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, projected the dictionary definition of woman onto the BBC, the Royal Opera House and the National Gallery

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says Director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

The director of Killing Eve, Harry Bradbeer, has said that “there is plenty of money” in longform TV because it attracts “great actors”, but there are less shorter films being made.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said there was a “glaring” mistake in the BBC hit series Bodyguard.

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Justin James has said that relationships like the one in the BBC’s Bodyguard do happen but added that “it is not a good thing”.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens tonight, we look back on previous series to reminisce the most shocking moments from everyone’s favourite baking show.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans to tax tech giants to subsidise BBC license fee

Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans to tax tech giants to subsidise BBC license fee

The Labour leader will deliver his Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, on the fourth day of his visit to Scotland.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mike Graham: 'Could the BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

Mike Graham: 'Could the BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

Mike Graham: 'Could BBC do itself more damage if it appeals Sir Cliff ruling?'

The BBC is considering whether to apply to the Court of Appeal over a ruling that it breached Sir Cliff Richard's privacy by covering a 2014 police raid on its home

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

'He was so incredibly emotional,' says Hunniford about Sir Cliff's reaction

Gloria Hunniford tells of Cliff Richard's emotions after 'four tortuous years'

Gloria Hunniford tells of Cliff Richard's emotions after 'four tortuous years'

Hunniford, who was sat behind Sir Cliff Richard in court during the BBC legal privacy battle, has told Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan about the singer’s mood when he won

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sir Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC

Sir Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC

The singer has been awarded more than £200,000 in damages against the BBC over its coverage of a police search of his home.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Carrie Gracie receives backdated pay from the BBC and donates it to gender equality charity

Carrie Gracie receives back pay from BBC, donates it to gender equality charity

The BBC's former China editor Carrie Gracie complained about the unequal pay between her and male colleagues at the BBC and has been remunerated for the difference

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sir Cliff Richard, pictured performing at the Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012, has sued the BBC

Trial due in legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and BBC

Trial due in legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and BBC

Singer sues over coverage of a police raid at his home

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

Robert Peston may have to endure a rather awkward conversation with the ITV

ITV reporter Robert Peston makes major gaffe by claiming to work for BBC

ITV reporter Robert Peston makes major gaffe by claiming to work for BBC

Peston makes major gaffe at Theresa May's headline Brexit speech

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Must be sacked' - Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

'Must be sacked' - Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

It is thought the presenter didn't know the cameras were still on when he said 'that was very good'

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Boniface said the issue of gender-based pay disparity affects women at all levels

BBC pay row matters to all women, says journalist

BBC pay row matters to all women, says journalist

Suzi Boniface says the real issue isn't gender - it's about equality for everyone

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

'Life is unfair' - BBC women won't successfully claim back pay over gender pay gap, says lawyer

BBC Pay: Saira Khan says BBC salaries are outrageous - but she wouldn't turn them down

Saira Khan says BBC salaries are outrageous - but she wouldn't turn them down

Employment lawyer Ronnie Fox says trying to make employers pay for past work could work against women

The BBC has been blighted by criticism of its pay policy

BBC 'to introduce news presenter pay cap of £320,000'

BBC 'to introduce news presenter pay cap of £320,000'

Corporation proposes wage ceiling but proposals still to be signed off

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Four BBC presenters to take pay cut after gender pay gap revelations

Four BBC presenters to take pay cut after gender pay gap revelations

Four BBC presenters to take pay cut after gender pay gap revelations

Huw Edwards, Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys and Jon Sopel have reportedly agreed to a pay cut

Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Dr Evan Harris criticised Morgan, saying he was a bully

Mike Graham defends old mate Piers Morgan in fiery row about Ofcom complaints

Mike Graham defends old mate Piers Morgan in fiery row about Ofcom complaints

Graham also suggested he couldn't get away with the sort of language used on other radio stations

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Chris Grayling criticised Momentum on the BBC

Owen Jones leads condemnation of Chris Grayling after Tory minister says Labour and Momentum 'bringing nastiness to our politics'

Owen Jones leads condemnation of Chris Grayling after Momentum comments

Grayling told the BBC that 'a significant part of the blame lies with Momentum and the Labour movement'

Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Joe McFadden's partner Katya Jones on winning Strictly Come Dancing

Katya Jones on winning Strictly Come Dancing with Joe McFadden

Katya Jones on winning Strictly Come Dancing with Joe McFadden

The dancer claimed victory alongside the Scottish actor in the final of the BBC show

The Apprentice Winners Sarah Lynn and James White on their joint triumph

The Apprentice Winners Sarah Lynn and James White on their joint triumph

The Apprentice Winners Sarah Lynn and James White on their joint triumph

The pair were announced as joint-winners of the BBC One show in a surprise twist

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Brexit: David Davis writes to MPs in last-ditch attempt to stop revolt over EU Withdrawal bill

Brexit: David Davis writes to MPs in last-ditch attempt to stop revolt over EU Withdrawal bill

David Davis writes to MPs in last attempt to stop revolt over EU Withdrawal bill

Theresa May faces a revolt unless MPs are given a meaningful vote on the final deal with the EU

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Donald Trump expected to visit UK in 2018, says US ambassador

Donald Trump expected to visit UK in 2018, says US ambassador

Donald Trump expected to visit UK in 2018, says US ambassador

Woody Johnson, the American ambassador to the UK, made the comments in an interview with BBC Radio 4

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Aid money 'trying to achieve the unachievable in northern Syria', says Crispin Blunt MP

Aid money 'trying to achieve the unachievable in northern Syria', says Crispin Blunt MP

Aid money 'trying to achieve the unachievable in northern Syria', says MP

Crispin Blunt, the MP for Reigate and former chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the findings of a BBC investigation

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Richard Osman on his new book 'The World Cup Of Everything'

Richard Osman on his new book 'The World Cup Of Everything'

Richard Osman on his new book 'The World Cup Of Everything'

The presenter popped by the studio for a chat with Paul Ross and Carole Malone

Retired detective claims Damian Green's work computer had thousands of pornographic images found during 2008 police raid

Retired detective claims Damian Green's work computer contained thousands of porn images during 2008 police raid

Retired detective claims Damian Green's work computer had pornographic images

The claims were made by Neil Lewis in an interview with the BBC

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