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BBC accused over 2,000 'managers'

The BBC has been accused of "sustaining a massive bureaucracy" after it emerged it has almost 4,500 separate job titles and nearly 2,000 staff classified as managers.

Sony to make its move into online television

Japanese electronics firm weighs up risky plan to take on cable and satellite giants in the US
Bed fellows: Matthew Tennyson and Tommy Vine in 'Beautiful Thing'

Beautiful Thing, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Delirious duo shine a light on a first summer of love

Barcelona and Real Madrid take well over half the annual pot of Spanish TV rights income between them

Real and Barca may be forced to share TV cash

Spain's centre-right People's Party (PP) plans to push Real Madrid and Barcelona to find consensus with their La Liga rivals on a more equitable distribution of income from television rights, according to PP policy maker Miriam Blasco.

BBC aired documentary made by TV company in the pay of Mubarak

The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for "nominal" fees aslittle as £1 from a company that was working to promote foreign governments such as the Egyptian regime of the now-deposed Hosni Mubarak.

Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly are interviewed by Diane Sawyer for ABC TV

US enthralled by single-word answers from politician who refused to die

Gabrielle Giffords gives her first television interview since being shot in the head

Supporters of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

Robert Fisk: Assad will only go if his own tanks turn against him

Predictions of Syrian leader's imminent demise are hopelessly optimistic

Barcelona and Real Madrid take well over half the annual pot of Spanish TV rights income between them

Warning for Spanish pair over TV cash

MPs urge Real and Barça to agree redistribution of TV money to help solve financial crisis in La Liga

Archives aim to save games

Gaming may be seen as frivolous fun but some serious thought is being given to preserving old games to ensure that they will never be lost or forgotten

Jamie Carragher hopes to feature against Chelsea

Jamie Carragher in line for Liverpool return

Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher is in line to make his comeback against Chelsea this weekend after recovering from injury.

Juan Manuel Marquez connects with Manny Pacquiao's chin

Steve Bunce on Boxing: The Pacman show wasn't a fix. It was a dreadful verdict

There was no fix in Las Vegas on Saturday night when Manny Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez to keep alive the dream encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara Mellon

High and mighty: the truth about shoe sales

As Tamara Mellon quits Jimmy Choo, Harriet Walker wonders whether women will kick their addiction to expensive heels

Senior officer killed in blast

A senior Revolutionary Guard commander was one of at least 17 soldiers killed on Saturday in a huge explosion at an Iranian ammunition depot near Tehran.

Amanda Holden is due at the beginning of next year and the subtext of every tabloid picture of her seems to be: will she be able to carry it to term?

Great expectations: Why are we as a society obsessed with "outing" celebrity pregnancies?

Is she? Isn't she? And is it any business of ours? What our obsession with celebrity mums-to-be says about us

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Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen
RuPaul interview: The drag star on being inspired by Bowie, never fitting in, and saying the first thing that comes into your head

RuPaul interview

The drag star on being inspired by Bowie, never fitting in, and saying the first thing that comes into your head
Secrets of comedy couples: What's it like when both you and your partner are stand-ups?

Secrets of comedy couples

What's it like when both you and your partner are stand-ups?
Satya Nadella: As Windows 10 is launched can he return Microsoft to its former glory?

Satya Nadella: The man to clean up for Windows?

While Microsoft's founders spend their billions, the once-invincible tech company's new boss is trying to save it
The best swimwear for men: From trunks to shorts, make a splash this summer

The best swimwear for men

From trunks to shorts, make a splash this summer
Mark Hix recipes: Our chef tries his hand at a spot of summer foraging

Mark Hix goes summer foraging

 A dinner party doesn't have to mean a trip to the supermarket
Ashes 2015: With an audacious flourish, home hero Ian Bell ends all debate

With an audacious flourish, the home hero ends all debate

Ian Bell advances to Trent Bridge next week almost as undroppable as Alastair Cook and Joe Root, a cornerstone of England's new thinking, says Kevin Garside
Aaron Ramsey interview: Wales midfielder determined to be centre of attention for Arsenal this season

Aaron Ramsey interview

Wales midfielder determined to be centre of attention for Arsenal this season
Community Shield: Arsene Wenger needs to strike first blow in rivalry with Jose Mourinho

Community Shield gives Wenger chance to strike first blow in rivalry with Mourinho

As long as the Arsenal manager's run of games without a win over his Chelsea counterpart continues it will continue to dominate the narrative around the two men
The unlikely rise of AFC Bournemouth - and what it says about English life

Unlikely rise of AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s elevation to football’s top tier is one of the most improbable of recent times. But it’s illustrative of deeper and wider changes in English life
A Very British Coup, part two: New novel in pipeline as Jeremy Corbyn's rise inspires sequel

A Very British Coup, part two

New novel in pipeline as Jeremy Corbyn's rise inspires sequel
Philae lander data show comets could have brought 'building blocks of life' to Earth

Philae lander data show comets could have brought 'building blocks of life' to Earth

Icy dust layer holds organic compounds similar to those found in living organisms