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The BBC's Wimbledon coverage has changed venue following complaints from viewers

BBC performs U-turn over Wimbledon 2Day

7 July 2015 12:52

Last night Clare Balding greeted viewers of the BBC’s much lampooned Wimbledon 2Day with the news that they had relocated from the Gatsby private members’ club to a new show venue… Continue reading

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Isil stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Does David Cameron not realise this?

2 July 2015 18:09

It is very easy to make David Cameron and the Scottish National Party look ridiculous. But as every soldier and journalist knows, just because a target is easy doesn’t mean… Continue reading

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Why are politicians trying to boss the BBC around?

2 July 2015 17:16

One of the most striking things about the debate in the Commons this afternoon on Britain and International Security was that rather than debate the complexities of intervening in Syria,… Continue reading

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Connie St Louis, the woman who brought down Sir Tim Hunt, faces questions over her CV. Where’s the media coverage?

28 June 2015 17:53

Connie St Louis, director of City University’s Science Journalism MA, is the woman who brought Sir Tim Hunt’s career crashing down in flames by tweeting out allegedly sexist remarks that… Continue reading

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Rachel Johnson lifts the lid on Newsnight

23 June 2015 14:28

Rachel Johnson has never been shy of using her Notting Hill neighbours as a source of ‘inspiration’ for her series of chick-lit Notting Hell books. Her latest book Fresh Hell is no exception.… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Jeremy Clarkson is back on the BBC

17 June 2015 14:18

Last night Chris Evans was announced as Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear successor, following Clarkson’s fracas with a BBC producer. However, this doesn’t mean Clarkson won’t be appearing on the BBC… Continue reading

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Chris Evans performs U-turn over Top Gear job

16 June 2015 20:56

After Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from Top Gear following a fracas with a show producer, reports soon emerged claiming Chris Evans would be his replacement. However, the radio host was quick to… Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson returns to the BBC to work on Top Gear

15 June 2015 12:23

After Jeremy Clarkson was suspended by the BBC over an alleged fracas with a Top Gear producer, the presenter got on stage at a charity bash and told the audience that… Continue reading

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Ed Vaizey offers the BBC a survival tip

12 June 2015 13:39

Given that John Whittingdale once described the licence fee as ‘worse than the poll tax’, the BBC were reported to be less than thrilled when David Cameron appointed the Tory MP as Culture… Continue reading

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Report by BBC journalist that the Queen is in hospital just a ‘silly prank’

3 June 2015 10:36

Given that the Queen looked in such good health last week during her speech, Mr S was surprised to hear ‘breaking’ news that she was being treated in hospital this morning.… Continue reading

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BBC sent Robert Peston on course to ‘iron out his eccentricities’

2 June 2015 11:21

With the BBC up for charter renewal next year, increasing attention is being paid to the manner in which the corporation conducts itself. Things weren’t helped last week when a… Continue reading

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The BBC swallows more fanatical nonsense from Action on Sugar

31 May 2015 15:15

Action on Sugar, the bastard offspring of Consensus Action on Salt, has noticed that dried fruit contains sugar. As with every utterance from the pressure group, the BBC thinks this… Continue reading

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Alex Salmond knows all about the art of politics

29 May 2015 14:54

‘The art of politics is not to lie,’ claimed Alex Salmond on last night’s This Week. “The art of politics is not to lie” @AlexSalmond tells @afneil about Carmichael comments… Continue reading

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Alan Yentob admits he inspired W1A bicycle plotline

26 May 2015 13:26

With the BBC’s self satire W1A proving to be one of the corporation’s most popular shows, much has been made of whether the comedy is too close for comfort given that… Continue reading

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Do Google and Facebook threaten the free press?

20 May 2015 12:50

What are newspapers for? The answer, of course, is not just to tell us what’s going on and explain the implications, but also to select the most important items from… Continue reading

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Jeremy Paxman: BBC licence fee can’t last

19 May 2015 17:51

Although Jeremy Paxman spent several decades working for the BBC, the presenter took an opportunity at a Royal Television Society talk today to cast doubt over its future. With the BBC’s charter renewal… Continue reading

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Why dance needs a Simon Cowell

15 May 2015 17:08

I have more and more time for Simon Cowell. On Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night he was dishing out his hard-faced reality check to the parade of wannabes who… Continue reading

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Cameron has one chance to abolish the licence fee and this is it

13 May 2015 13:09

As the news of John Whittingdale’s appointment as Culture Secretary came through, I happened to be sorting my pile of threatening letters from TV Licensing. It was taking me a… Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson and James May take to the road after TV talks

13 May 2015 12:28

After Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from Top Gear, his fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond resigned in protest. Since then, the trio have been spotted together over the past… Continue reading

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Tom Baldwin says BBC showed more bias against Labour than the Tories

13 May 2015 11:14

Ed Miliband’s spin doctor Tom Baldwin has been rather quiet since Labour’s disastrous election night results. Now the former Times journalist has explained his radio silence in an article for the… Continue reading

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It’s Labour’s loss if they don’t take Ukip voters seriously

13 May 2015 11:08

Almost four million people voted for Ukip on 7 May. That, in itself, is an astonishing achievement for a party which is a) newish and b) endured more vilification than even… Continue reading

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‘Binge Britain’ has ended. Get over it

13 May 2015 10:58

A certain amount of amnesia is required if you are to believe everything the ‘public health’ lobby tells you. Alcohol is frequently in the media but the only story relating… Continue reading

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Will Ed and David’s relationship put off potential Labour leaders?

11 May 2015 17:43

David Miliband has just given a brutal interview to BBC News in which he took a few more words to say ‘I told you so’ about the way his brother… Continue reading

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The moments between: the art of putting bums on seats on election night

7 May 2015 14:55

When the cameras go live in the BBC studios tonight for their election coverage it will mark 65 years of televised analysis of the results. As the BBC’s own delightful… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage is surrounded by media during a UK general election campaign event in the market square in Aylesbury on April 30, 2015.

The fruitcakes are back as Ukip declares ‘war with the BBC’

1 May 2015 14:44

Ukip is becoming a two-faced party. One side is made up of credible political challengers, while the other side comprises LibLabCon conspiracy theorists. Since the last election, the party has made progress… Continue reading

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