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Mogul moots global X Factor-style show

Martina Purdy has been a journalist for 25 years

BBC Northern Ireland reporter Martina Purdy quits – to become a nun

She made a “very personal decision” to quit her job as a journalist after 25 years

Hammond, right, claimed that the choice of a car with the registration H982 FKL had been an “accident”

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond felt 'a real chill' over Falklands number plate

Presenter claims H982 FKL plate was a 'genuine accident'

The programme is accused of making three “untenable claims”, one of which alleges that the Rwandan Patriotic Front, led by current President Paul Kagame, pictured, was responsible for the assassination of former President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994

BBC accused of promoting genocide denial in Rwanda documentary

Scholars and scientists write open letter

The Prime Minister insisted he wanted the debates to happen, but he argued that it was unfair to include Nigel Farage at the expense of the Green Party

General Election 2015: David Cameron accused of using Greens as a smokescreen to bow out of TV debates

Greens consider legal challenge to be allowed to debate

John Humphrys has rejected the views of BBC colleagues who think broadcast political interviews have become too aggressive, claiming that politicians are 'fighters' who 'relish' confrontation

Politicians ‘relish’ aggressive interviews, says Today's John Humphrys

Newsnight editor Ian Katz has said that that audiences would benefit if politicians were given 'more space' by interviewers

Hitler was 'a regular user of crystal meth', American Military Intelligence dossier reveals

The Fuhrer was a famous hypochondriac and took over 74 different medications, including methamphetamines

Kevin Pietersen's autobiography has been the focus of this week's sporting news agenda

Sport on TV: And now for something completely different, Kev

After a solid week of feeling sorry for himself on every media outlet going - The Clare Balding Show, the Today programme, Ben and Holly's Magic Kingdom, you name it – Kevin Pietersen found himself facing the left-arm spin version of the cozy celebrity chat on The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, Friday) and was finally put back in his increasingly fetid cricket box.

People are set to protest outside BBC Broadcasting House for taking a

Protests over BBC's 'revisionist approach' to Rwandan genocide

Protests are set to take place outside BBC Broadcasting House tomorrow after the broadcaster was accused of taking a “revisionist” approach to the Rwandan genocide in a BBC2 documentary.

Edward Holcroft, pictured at last year's British Independent Film Awards

BBC in race row as white actor plays black role

Black actors are confused and angry

This is not the first time Jeremy Clarkson has courted controversy

Judge to rule on whether Top Gear team broke Argentine law with 'BE11 END' licence plate

Programme to be investigated for unauthorised registration on Porsche

God TV founder Rory Alec has announced he is stepping down from his position at the channel following

Founder of God TV Rory Alec steps down following 'a moral failure' in his marriage

Rory Alec has handed the running of the network to his wife Wendy

Shows on iPlayer will now be available for 30 days instead of seven

BBC extends iPlayer catch-up time from 7 to 30 days

Peaky Blinders and The Fall are expected to be in high demand on the service

Stinson Hunter is an unemployed former drug addict who has served a long jail sentence for arson

The paedophile hunter: Vigilante's success adds to pressure for greater police resources in child sex crackdown

But officers on force where his 'decoy house' is based express concern about his methods

The News of the World published its final edition on 10 July 2011, after 168 years in print

Trinity Mirror 'could face hundreds of claims' from phone hacking victims

Newspaper publisher has admitted some journalists engaged in the practice

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