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Fiona Bruce earns an estimated £500,000 a year

BBC Trust to conduct fresh review into how much it pays biggest stars

The pay of high-earning BBC stars such as Graham Norton and Gary Lineker is to come under fresh scrutiny in a review by the BBC Trust which will look at how the costs compare to commercial rivals.

Jeremy Kyle show left teenager 'distressed and humiliated' during rant, says Ofcom

Regulator slams ITV for treatment of 17-year-old girl accused of being a 'crackhead' and a 'silly anorexic slapper' in front of a studio audience

Tom Daley stars in Tom Daley Goes Global

Sport on TV: The cracks start to show as travelogue sinks to new depths

Tom Daley's image is so squeaky clean that he really doesn't need to keep jumping into pools of water. Even now that his voice isn't squeaky and he has revealed that he's gay and has a Hollywood director as a partner, he has seemingly retained all the wide-eyed innocence of a child.

Nigel Farage appeared on Have I Got News For You.

Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'

Ian Hislop and panel send up politician on comedy show

The Director General promised action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1 billion New Broadcasting House headquarters featured men

BBC chief Lord Hall promises to do more to celebrate women

Director General promises action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1bn headquarters featured men

Beeb announces Kim Shillinglaw as new controller of BBC 2

The BBC has confirmed that Kim Shillinglaw, its head of science and natural history commissioning, is to be the new controller of BBC2.

The BBC asked an interviewee to redo an answer to avoid mentioning damaged nipples - the main symptom for diagnosing tongue-tie in breastfeeding babies

'Victorian' BBC slammed for editing out nipples in coverage of breastfeeding health issue

Interviewee asked to redo 'graphic' answer on BBC Breakfast

Doreen Lawrence, murdered teenager Stephen's mother

More pressure on Scotland Yard as Theresa May celebrates Doreen Lawrence 'game changer of the year'

The Home Secretary Theresa May has put new pressure on the top brass at Scotland Yard by paying a glowing tribute to the “strength” and “persistence” of Baroness Lawrence, the campaigning mother of murdered student Stephen and an outspoken critic of the Metropolitan Police.

Richard Desmond bought Channel 5 for £103.5m

Channel 5: From Richard Desmond to Discovery, the race for the channel hots up

American channel’s owner covets Desmond’s station as a vehicle for English football

People will now be able to listen to Radio 1 on BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer catch-up to be extended to 30 days

The longer service is expected to launch this summer

The podcast format's future remains in doubt

Podcasts 10 years on: The often eccentric medium has attracted devoted listeners - and created media stars

A raft of stars, including Hollywood's Alec Baldwin and Joan Rivers, have adopted the medium, as well as universities, police and museum tours

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has successfully translated his warmth from the stage to the radio studio

Amateurs take over broadcasting as Guy Garvey and Nick Clegg lead nominations for Radio Academy Awards

Once pop stars just wanted their records played on radio. But now the UK radio industry’s biggest awards ceremony has recognised a number of music stars forging a new career as broadcasters.

Lobbyist Lord Lawson is a vociferous climate change sceptic

MPs accuse BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics

The BBC has been accused of misleading the public about climate change, creating a “false balance” by allowing unqualified climate sceptics too much air time and giving opinion the same weight as fact.

London Live will be broadcast on Freeview 8, Sky 117 and Virgin 159

London Live launch review: A-listers, sharp chat, great food – and that’s just the first course

Ellen E Jones gives her verdict on the launch of Britain’s newest TV channel

Tower Hamlets' mayor, Lutfur Rahman

Information Commissioner investigating alleged data protection breaches in latest BBC Panorama investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office has been asked to investigate alleged breaches of Data Protection laws amid concerns that confidential sources of the BBC’s flagship Panorama programme may have had their identities revealed.

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Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

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Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

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Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit
Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics

Is sexual harassment a fact of gay life?

Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics
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Kim Jong-un's haircut: The Independent heads to Ealing to try out the dictator's do

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A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

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Vespa rides on with launch of Primavera: Iconic Italian scooter still revving up millions of sales

Vespa rides on with launch of the Primavera

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Record Store Day: Independent music shops can offer a tempting alternative to downloads

Record Store Day celebrates independent music shops

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Taunton's policy of putting philosophy at heart of its curriculum is one of secrets of its success

Education: Secret of Taunton's success

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10 best smartphones

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Mickey Arthur: Aussie tells ECB to stick with Ashley Giles

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Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

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