News The BBC has been accused of a 'fudge' for the way it has handled the Rod McKenzie case

The BBC has been accused of a “fudge” after moving a senior executive who was the subject of more than 30 complaints over bullying to a new role within the organisation.

Trafficker jailed for using Polish workers as slaves

A “physical and mental bully” has been jailed for six years and three months for trafficking four men to the UK and exploiting them to work as slaves.

Chalk Talk: Last week I hadn't felt the wrath of a special adviser – I have now

For every action, there is an alternative reaction – which you just cannot predict.

850 members of BBC staff came forward to raise their concerns

Top BBC executive accused of bullying in Rose review

Several staff at the BBC are each the subject of multiple allegations in an official inquiry into bullying and sexual harassment, The Independent can disclose.

Australia's Leisel Jones competes in the women's 100m breaststroke heats swimming event at the London 2012

Australian swimmers were crippled at London 2012 Olympics by 'toxic culture'

In a stinging report, culture and leadership consultant Dr Pippa Grange said the London Olympics represented almost the perfect storm of factors

Making sport more competitive? PE lessons already embarrass and alienate some students

Why not give students the choice of which activity they partake in?

Matt Prior

England can 'bully' Australia during the Ashes, says Matt Prior

England have dominated in recent years

Marsh: 'Obviously, I am completely against any form of terrorism'

An explosive reaction to Jodie Marsh's 'Semtex' weight-loss pills

Oh Jodie, love. While we would defend anyone’s right to cover themselves with eclectic tattoos, dye their hair nuclear scarlet and get into spats with Katie Price, she has made something of a slip-up when it comes to branding. Marsh has released a weight-loss aid called – wait for it – Semtex. Like the plastic explosive used by the IRA.

It is alleged Jimmy Savile abused young people on BBC premises, in hospitals, care homes and at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Hundreds of staff testify to abusive culture at BBC

More than 850 BBC employees have come forward to raise their concerns about bullying and sexual harassment at the corporation, fueling fears about the broadcaster’s culture.

LGB students much more likely to be bullied at school - but it does get better

Secondary school students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are about twice as likely to be bullied throughout their secondary school education compared to their heterosexual classmates, according to a news study.

Children from wealthy homes more likely to be bullied at school, research claims

Children from wealthy homes are more likely to be picked on and bullied at school because of their background, according to new research published today.

When pensioners fight back

A pensioner has been banned from Tesco after allegedly ramming staff members at the supermarket with her trolley after being less than happy with the service.

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Excess noise but no L-plates on my first ever hen party

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A man watching a TV showing disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

Lance Armstrong point by point: what he told Oprah Winfrey

That’s it, he’s done it. After more than 15 years of lying or “defending his territory” Lance Armstrong has admitted to having doped throughout his record run of seven Tour de France victories. That fact alone, the “yes” he offered in response to Oprah Winfrey’s questions at the top of first, 90-minute instalment of the Armstrong interview, is huge. But how well it go down?

Novak Djokovic signs autographs at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic demolishes opponent at the Australian Open

Top seed in ominous form

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker