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Former Royal Opera House boss must tackle low staff morale amid strikes over jobs, workload and bullying claims

Boris Johnson seen immediately after his interview with Eddie Mair

Fearless Eddie Mair skewers Boris in display that could make him a star

The Mayor of London usually escapes tough questioning with his buffoonery

George Monbiot and Lord McAlpine

Journalist George Monbiot agrees to £25,000 charity work deal to settle Lord McAlpine Twitter lawsuit

A national newspaper columnist has vowed to carry out charity work to the value of £25,000 to make amends for wrongly naming Lord McAlpine as a paedophile on Twitter.

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Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight is understood to be the redacted name in the Pollard report

Newsnight editor was 'out of his depth', BBC was told

Jeremy Paxman and others at Newsnight had voiced fears before the Jimmy Savile farrago

In March 2008, Sussex Police received a complaint that Savile had sexually assaulted a woman in her early 20s in a caravan in Sussex in about 1970.

'The Jimmy Savile crisis? I don't have the time to do this': BBC report reveals chaos and paralysis in handling allegations

Director-General's rationale for inaction on reports of abuse laid bare by Pollard transcripts as Corporation faces fresh questions over how PRs changed Newsnight blog

BBC news chief said Newsnight had 'contemptuous' attitude towards rest of editorial operation

Helen Boaden, the BBC Director of News, said the corporation’s treatment of the women who came forward to accuse Sir Jimmy Savile of sexual assault was “shaming” and described the “contemptuous” attitude which Newsnight held towards the rest of the BBC’s news operation.

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten, left; ex-Newsnight editor Peter Rippon

Lord Patten under fire as 'dysfunctional' BBC faces Savile report

Reams of 'unedifying' internal documents show corporation's 'meltdown'

Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten

BBC Trust chairman says executives misled him over Jimmy Savile scandal

Long-awaited report into handling of Newsnight debacle to be released on Friday

Heavy conversation: Radio 2's Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine to stand in for Andrew Marr after his stroke

Jeremy Vine will host this weekend's edition of The Andrew Marr Show as the broadcaster continues to "make progress" after his stroke.

BBC advertises for new Newsnight editor after Savile report fall-out

The BBC has launched a search for the next editor of Newsnight after the news and current affairs programme dropped a report into Jimmy Savile's decades-long campaign of sexual abuse.

Thompson: MPs believe there is a disparity in his account of events

Thompson to be questioned again on Savile

The former director general of the BBC is being asked to clarify exactly what he knew when

Senior news executives leave BBC in wake of damning report into Newsnight crisis

The BBC was forced to replace a tranche of senior news executives following a damning report into the "chaos and confusion" which surrounded the corporation's "complete inability" to deal with the Jimmy Savile crisis.

The News Matrix: Thursday 20 December 2012

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