Rowan Atkinson’s Archbishop of Canterbury sketch for Comic Relief is to be formally investigated by Ofcom after it drew more than 3,000 complaints.
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Wednesday 24 March 2010
An advert parodying horror film The Shining in which comedian Lenny Henry attacks a door with an axe was banned during children's programming, a watchdog said today.
Friday 01 May 2009
The theme of the party was the 1950s, in celebration of the heritage of the venue, the sunken ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall.
Sunday 26 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
The success of this year's record-breaking Comic Relief appeal is all the more remarkable given the current economic gloom. More than £57m has been raised, and as donations from communities' fundraising efforts are gathered and counted this total will undoubtedly continue to rise. In the charitable sector more generally 2009 may also be remembered as a record-breaking year but for all the wrong reasons.
Sunday 15 March 2009
British charities will struggle to deliver their vital overseas aid for the world's most vulnerable people this year, despite the record £58m raised by Comic Relief this weekend.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Charity Fundraising for Comic Relief reached record levels last night, with donations reaching £57m, well up from the previous best of £40.5m, in 2007.
Friday 27 February 2009
Thursday 28 August 2008
Saturday 08 March 2008
The Royal Square in Jersey's capital, St Helier, is one of the most visible signs of the island's proud history of self-rule. The cobbled, pigeon-filled square stands at the site of the Battle of Jersey – France's final, disastrous attempt in 1781 to recapture an island that had been a British possession since William the Conqueror arrived in 1066. On the north side of the square stands the States of Jersey, the island's parliament, where 12 senators, 12 constables and 29 deputies vote on all matters pertaining to the island other than defence and foreign policy, which is decided in Westminster.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Eat your heart out, Stirling Moss. A UK company is producing this hi-tech near-replica of the Ferraris and Vanwalls of the 1950s. And it's road-legal, says a breathless Sean O'Grady
Sunday 13 March 2005
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Red Nose Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2005 with the help of the Open University. Today sees the launch of this year's theme, Big Hair and Beyond, which encourages viewers to "reshape your hair, redo your face or restyle your clothes" to raise money for projects tackling poverty in Africa and the UK.
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