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Government must step in to overhaul FA, says Watmore

Former chief executive of game's governing body left his post 'frustrated' by board's vested interests

Royal Mail workers fear for bonus

Speculation was mounting today that Royal Mail is to make a statement on its finances which could lead to thousands of postal workers not receiving a bonus they were expecting.

David Prosser: Enemies queuing to take a bite out of Apple

The treadmill on which Apple is running is travelling ever faster and the number of people who would like to shove it off isgrowing by the day

Cresswell named as Arqiva chief

John Cresswell, the former interim chief executive of ITV, has been named as the new head of Arqiva, the broadcast-services company.

The Business On... Simon Fox, Chief executive, HMV

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How British television lost its nerve

Our TV used to inspire the world - but it has become safe and formulaic. Ian Burrell argues that the industry really needs to start taking risks again

David Prosser: Crozier and McCall have been on easy street

Outlook The art of good business so often comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Enter, stage left, Adam Crozier and Carolyn McCall, who both appear to have taken the top jobs at their new employers – ITV and easyJet – at the perfect moment this year.

Ian Burrell: As a new advertising dawn breaks, ITV stands ready

How ITV must be grateful for that blunder that led to Peter Fincham being fired from BBC1 for an off-air clip that misrepresented the Queen and gave Britain's biggest commercial broadcaster the chance to hire one of the television industry's creative powerhouses.

ITV appeals to MPs for lifting of ad rules

ITV appealed today to be released from advertising sale restrictions it says have locked it into a "ratings rat race" at the expense of quality programmes.

ITV close to deal that will shift shows to Salford

Broadcaster in final talks with Peel Holdings over joining the BBC and others in MediaCityUK hub

Passing the postal parcel

Vince Cable wants to put the Royal Mail and the Post Office on a stable footing. Easier said than done, says Mark Leftly

Iranian TV snaps up 'Come Dine With Me' format from ITV Studios

ITV studios yesterday hailed its "phenomenally successful" programme Come Dine With Me as it announced that it was selling the format to Iran.

Nine thousand public sector staff earn more than PM

More than 9,000 employees working in the public sector are paid more than the Prime Minister, it was disclosed today.

Tesco director takes up non-executive post at ITV

Tesco's Lucy Neville-Rolfe has joined ITV as a non-executive director to help drive its new team's turnaround and tackle potential regulatory hurdles.

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