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BBC had full control over Newsnight broadcast, says Bureau of

The not-for-profit journalism group dragged into the row over the Newsnight report that led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly exposed as a paedophile has said it had had no control over the story but admitted failings over a decision to second one of its reporters to the BBC.

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BBC Director-General George Entwistle 'tried to move Helen Boaden from

George Entwistle, the BBC Director-General, tried to shake up the journalism culture at the BBC by offering the Corporation's Director of News Helen Boaden a fresh role in radio – but she turned the job down, prior to the outbreak of the crisis over Jimmy Savile, The Independent has been told.