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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman's new beard continued to trend on Twitter last night as the broadcaster accused the BBC of "pogonophobia" (fear of beards).
Thursday 08 August 2013
The chat show host received a 12 per cent pay rise in wages and associated royalties last year, it has emerged
Wednesday 07 August 2013
There is an excellent satire to be written about the trials of the BBC over the last 12 months. Making News is not it. A new comedy from Robert Khan, a Labour councillor for Islington, and director Tom Salinsky, who last lampooned the government in Coalition, it focusses on the BBC's tendency to become the story, rather than report it.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Probe into Stuart Hall affair will add to costs
Monday 15 July 2013
Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether appearances by the radical Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby were editorially justified.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Author compared interviews on Newsnight and Today to poorly-matched boxing contests
Twitter libel: Sally Bercow says she has 'learned the hard way' as she settles with Tory peer Lord McAlpine over libellous tweet
Friday 24 May 2013
Commons speaker's wife called the ruling 'a warning to all social media users,' as McAlpine's lawyer indicates settlement will go to charity
Further Space Oddity: Jeremy Paxman grills British astronaut Major Tim Peake in weirdly aggressive Newsnight interview
Tuesday 21 May 2013
'But what’s the point?' Paxman asks Peake. 'You’re just drifting around, aren’t you?'
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Newsnight presenter's disclosure further undermines attempts by the party to shut down affair amid continuing rows over Europe and gay marriage
Thursday 16 May 2013
Corporation has conceded coverage was misleading and unfair to charity that helps military personnel
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Attack dogs and cross-party onslaughts - Lord Hall begins an Odyssey of his own
Thursday 25 April 2013
We could see where Philip Davies, attack dog of the Tory right and scourge of all things BBC, was going with his enquiries, of course. Given that the Question Time audience were supposed to reflect the local community, how would political balance be ensured if the programme was airing in what he clearly saw as the left-wing People’s Republic of Bethnal Green and Bow?
Thursday 25 April 2013
Former Tory MP Louise Mensch's fresh-faced appearance has been the subject of repeated speculation. Now she has finally laid the cosmetic surgery rumours to rest by admitting what many suspected all along: she has had a facelift.
A quarter of Romanians and Bulgarians say they want to look for work in UK - not that they're doing anything about it
Monday 22 April 2013
One in 25 Buglarians and one in 100 Romanians are actively looking for jobs in Britain next year when they will gain the right to live and work in this country, according to polls for BBC2’s Newsnight released last night.
'I won't take a pay-off': New BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he won't accept massive redundancy payment if he fails
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, has pledged to end a culture of excessive redundancy payments for executives and promised that he will not accept a pay-off if he fails in the post.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Broadcaster Eddie Mair has dismissed reports that he could be in line for Jeremy Paxman's Newsnight job following his gruelling inquisition of Boris Johnson.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'