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A million people died from starvation and disease during the Irish famine in the mid-19th century

Potato famine comedy prompts Irish outrage at Channel 4

Channel commissions sitcom called Hungry from Irish writer

Ed Richards at the Ofcom offices in Southwark, south London

Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog

Aaqil Ahmed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, ahead of the 60th TV broadcast of ‘Carols from King’s’

BBC’s head of religion Aaqil Ahmed calls for more ‘literacy’ at the top

"Muslim viewers want more programmes... where they see themselves"

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party of England and Wales

BBC apologises for not including Green Party on polling report despite overtaking Lib Dems

A Green Party activist wrote to the BBC to complain

Danny Cohen said he has 'never felt so uncomfortable as a Jew in the UK' as it was revealed that antisemitic incidents in Britain hit record annual levels in 2014

BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever

He said: 'I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months'

Stacey Dooley was the only woman to be nominated in last month’s Grierson awards

Documentary evidence of discrimination? Clare Balding and Davina McCall among those overlooked for Grierson awards

'Bizarre' situation sees only one female presenter nominated
Sting at TED 2014

Radio 4 announces partnership with TED Talks

Collaboration begins in January

Sharon White has spent the past year as second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury

Senior Treasury official Sharon White will step into top Ofcom job

Ms White has already worked closely with Culture Secretary Sajid Javid

Alan Yentob has spent his entire career at the BBC

Yentob leads the BBC fightback: we're being smeared for exposing Fake Sheikh

BBC’s creative director defends organisation against accusations of political correctness

Malfunctioning robot studio cameras continue to wind up BBC News presenters live on TV

The camera problems have been ongoing since the beginning of last year

Argentina’s ambassador to the UK has written to the chair of the BBC Trust to demand that the BBC takes further action over the Top Gear Patagonia Special

Top Gear wanted to set fire to Clarkson's Porsche to make escape from Argentina more 'dramatic'

Argentina’s ambassador to the UK writes to chair of the BBC Trust

The BBC blog was rapidly retweeted by the corporation’s supporters

BBC hits back at The Sun with licence fee fact-check blog

BBC publishes point-by-point critique of two editorials

A publicity image for an upcoming Christmas special episode of 'I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue'

BBC forced to investigate fictitious Radio 4 show's scorer Samantha for sexism

Character has been the butt of sexual innuendos for 40 years

The Speaker of the House will takes his turn as guest editor of the Today programme

John Bercow joins Lenny Henry and Lady Butler-Sloss as Today programme guest editors

Also curating shows are Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn and Lord King of Lothbury

talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil has been sacked three times

'Offensive' Alan Brazil defies Ofcom to enter radio's Hall of Fame

talkSPORT presenter has been sacked three times

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee