New BBC chairman 'must quit Tories'
Labour is demanding that Chris Patten, the Government's choice as the next chairman of the BBC, must resign from the Conservative Party and give up some of his other business and voluntary roles before he takes up the post.
Lord Patten of Barnes has been identified by the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the best candidate to succeed Sir Michael Lyons as chairman of the BBC Trust and is due to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of MPs tomorrow for a pre-appointment scrutiny hearing.
Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
Maryland mother found pushing her dead child on a swing in a playground
Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
Nicola Sturgeon did want David Cameron to win the general election, report concludes
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village
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