Broadcaster criticised for prime slot in which he refused to condemn murder Lee Rigby
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Tuesday 18 May 2010
Mastermind programme-makers defended the show against "dumbing down" claims.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Sarah Goldman's 16-year-old son texted her from upstairs. "He had told me to go downstairs 10 minutes before and keep my phone on. I thought he was going to tell me a joke or something, and was slightly irritated. He then texted me and told me he was gay, and he hoped I could be happy for him.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Friday 26 March 2010
Customers will be charged £2 a week to read The Times and The Sunday Times online from June, News International announced today.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Sir Terry Wogan said today he is living a "student" lifestyle - lying in bed watching TV until the afternoon.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Secular groups have reacted angrily to news that the director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is lobbying the Vatican in an effort to persuade the Pope to deliver the Thought for the Day religious slot on Radio 4's Today programme. The corporation hopes that a broadcast can be recorded to coincide with the Papal visit to Britain, which is set to take place in September.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
The BBC is lobbying the Vatican in an effort to persuade the Pope to deliver the Thought for the Day religious slot on the Radio 4 Today programme.
Friday 05 February 2010
Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell is to coach Gordon Brown ahead of his showpiece interview with Piers Morgan, he said yesterday.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
Society has a new hate object. She hasn't murdered anyone, or stolen anything. She is fit and healthy. She spent most of her life working as a special needs teacher. So what has she done to incur such wrath?
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Traditionalists may not like it, but it appears that children who text regularly may be better spellers and readers.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Once again, it started with a telephone call a long, long time ago. Would I be interest- ed in doing Celebrity Mastermind? Like most things that I'm asked to do far in advance, I agreed, and then sort of forgot about it. Until about two weeks ago, that is, when I noticed a frightening-looking reminder in my diary. To make things even worse, I was having problems with my "specialist subject".
Thursday 19 November 2009
Breakfast, as anyone who interacts with games kit or sleep-deprived teens will tell you, is a delicate time. Nerves are raw, the tempo of the day is still to be set and the slightest irritation, like burnt toast, or Gordon Brown saying "I feel the pain of families" on the radio, has the capacity to provoke out of all proportion. Some listeners enjoy being jolted into their day with a scrap about Conservative party selection procedure, but most others will say 'take me away from all this'.
Monday 21 September 2009
Kirstie Allsopp has waded into the female fertility debate again
Gillian Anderson lays into gender disparity in Hollywood
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