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Rona Fairhead outlined her vision to MPs

New BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead will keep working for HSBC and Pepsi

Ms Fairhead is the first female chair of the Trust

Newsnight editor Ian Katz: Jeremy Paxman-style political interviews are old hat

New host Evan Davis has a less hostile approach to interviewing

Nigel Farage and Rupert Murdoch met last week while the Ukip leader was in the US

Nigel Farage earns the Rupert Murdoch seal of approval in impromptu Manhattan meeting

Rupert Murdoch’s long history of calculated meddling in British politics has taken a new turn with the media baron calling a snap meeting with Nigel Farage in Manhattan.

A piece of cake: 'Mary Berry Cooks'

Great British Bake Off Presenter Mary Berry would 'love' her children to 'give her a pill' and euthanase her if she became a burden

'I have no remaining ambitions,' the 79-year-old presenter said of her life. 'I want to continue to be a good granny and a good wife.'

Jeremy Paxman has said satirical comedy could be the solution to a widespread public disengagement from mainstream politics

Jeremy Paxman: Britain needs a new 'Spitting Image' to restore faith in politics

Britain needs new satirical comedy, veteran broadcaster says

The South Yorkshire Police raid of Sir Cliff Richard’s £3.1m Berkshire apartment was broadcast live on the BBC

BBC to divulge discussions with police over Cliff Richards raid

BBC news boss intends to reveal conversations to MPs following comments by police chief

The BBC Trust may have found its saviour

News that Rona Fairhead is the Government’s preferred candidate as next chair of the BBC Trust has generally been well-received.

Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman

It included a short snippet of a stand-up performance during which Williams borrows a pink scarf and puts it on his head like a Hijab

Gary Lineker, Ruud Gullit and Alan Shearer on Match of the Day
Phil Lester, who has 1.2m for his Amazing Phil YouTube channel, was hired with Dan Howell on BBC Radio 1

Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

The BBC has moved to protect its young audience by hiring a series of YouTube "vloggers" to work for Radio 1 ahead of the proposed closure of the youth-orientated television channel BBC3.

Katie Hopkins signs up for weight loss challenge after deliberately gaining three stone in three months

'I have more chins than I know what to do with,' she exclaimed after gorging on a 6500 calories-a-day diet of junk food

Channel 4 chief David Abraham warned that US media moguls had designs on British television

MacTaggart Lecture: Channel 4 boss warns of American media moguls muscling in on UK TV

US media corporations could threaten Britain's unique blend

The BBC also covered the search of Cliff Richard's private estate by helicopter

BBC accused of breaching news helicopter agreement with ITN during Cliff Richard coverage

The BBC has been accused of breaching a notification agreement it has with ITN by not informing its rivals ITV News that it was using a news helicopter on the morning it covered a raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard, following a deal struck by the corporation with South Yorkshire Police.

Ed Vaizey said broadcasters are cutting themselves off from a huge range of talent

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

Black stars write open letter to TV bosses to try and buck trend

Sir Cliff Richard’s Charters Estate apartment and the area around it was filmed from the air and at ground level by the BBC during a police search last week

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Cliff Richard police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as Director General  is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
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11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power