News Gred Dyke said Lord Patten’s presence was damaging the corporation, and he had mishandled the row over staff payoffs

Chris Patten is a “busted flush” as chairman of the BBC Trust, the broadcaster’s former director-general Greg Dyke has claimed.

Believe TV channel 'exploited viewers' says Ofcom

Vulnerable viewers could have been "exploited" by a religious television channel which told them they could cure serious illnesses including cancer with olive oil soap and Ribena, according to communications watchdog Ofcom.

TalkTalk hit with largest UK telecoms fine

Ofcom has fined TalkTalk the largest amount ever for a British telecoms provider after it continued to charge thousands of customers who had cancelled its service.

TalkTalk fined £3m for wrong billing

Ofcom has handed telecomms company TalkTalk a £3 million fine for billing customers for services they had not received.

Ofcom examines claims of bias at company used by BBC

Ofcom, the media regulator, is examining the circumstances surrounding the screening of programmes on Malaysia made by a London-based company allocated millions of pounds by that country to work on a global strategic communications campaign.

Live in the country? You're better off with an old mobile

Older mobile phones are often better for making calls than their more sophisticated smartphone cousins, according to research.

Smartphone users admit addiction

More than a third of adults and around 60 per cent of teenagers who own smartphones class themselves as "highly addicted" to their devices, research from Ofcom suggests.

Smartphones gain more share in mobile market

More than a quarter of adults and nearly a half of teenagers now own a smartphone and many of their users claim to be "highly addicted", according to new research from Ofcom, the communications regulator.

Eastenders baby-swap story cleared

EastEnders has been cleared of breaching broadcasting standards over its controversial baby-swap storyline.

Average UK broadband speed increased by 10%

The average UK broadband speed has increased by 10% this year, according to a report published today.

Countryside set for cheaper internet access

Millions of people are set to get cheaper internet access after BT was told today to slash its wholesale charges to rural areas.

Ofcom urged to revoke News Corp's BSkyB stake

The media regulator Ofcom is under mounting political pressure to rule that News Corporation is not a "fit and proper" organisation to retain its 39 per cent stake in BSkyB.

HomeServe and nPower face £2m fines for silent calls

Ofcom has warned that HomeServe and npower could be slapped with fines of up to £2m each after breaching rules on cold-calling customers.

BBC dogs programme breached guidelines

The BBC breached its own guidelines on accuracy after it re-edited a controversial programme that had already been criticised by watchdog Ofcom.

Broadcaster Jon Gaunt loses complaints appeal

Broadcaster Jon Gaunt, who called an interviewee a "Nazi" on air, lost an appeal today against a High Court ruling that media watchdog Ofcom was justified in upholding complaints against him.

Ofcom kicks off inquiry into £4bn ad market

The media watchdog has kicked off its investigation into the £4bn-a-year television advertising industry over fears it could be anti-competitive.

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