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Radio 1 is 'missing target age group'

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Promoter slams BBC's free festivals

Vince Power demands Government explains why broadcaster is allowed to spend taxpayers' money on massive music events
Armando Iannucci was appointed OBE

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While many in the entertainment industry talked of their thrill over receiving recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, Armando Iannucci warned it would not prevent him from lampooning the Government.

High-flyer: Richard Branson featured in Radio 4's 'Meeting Myself Coming Back'

The Week In Radio: How Richard Branson grew up and found his wings

When Richard Branson was five years old his mother stopped the car, ordered him to get out and told him to make his own way to his grandparents' house. This, it turns out, wasn't an act of cruelty but an effective lesson in learning how to stand on your own two feet.

Lord Bragg of Wigton

An article was published in the Independent on Sunday New Review on 20 May 2012 in which reference was made to the research for his regular Radio 4 series, In Our Time. Lord Bragg and the BBC have both pointed out that the series is entirely researched by one researcher, the producer and Lord Bragg himself. A box accompanying the main article was inaccurate in stating that Lord Bragg had bought the rights to South Bank Show . We are happy to clarify the position on these two points.

Blow by blow: how George Osborne dodged the crucial punches

Cosy relationship with Murdochs denied in polished performance

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Gary Lineker's impersonation of Arsene Wenger was not offensive, says Ofcom

Watchdog Ofcom has dismissed complaints that TV host Gary Lineker's behaviour was racially offensive when he impersonated Arsene Wenger on Match Of The Day.

Simon Day, ex of 'The Fast Show', makes his audiences laugh - and shudder

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Hate figures? John Bercow and his wife Sally

Bercow hits out at 'snobs and delinquents'

The Speaker of the House of Commons rounds on his 'wrong and not terribly happy' critics within his own party

Doreen Lawrence tells of reaction to guilty verdict

Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has described how she had to hold herself back from screaming when her son's killers were found guilty.

Russell Brand and Dalai Lama to share stage

Comedian Russell Brand is to share a stage with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

BBC 'will review Jubilee coverage'

The BBC said it will take on board criticism of its Diamond Jubilee coverage to see how its programming could have been improved.

Archers' new East End boss reassures fanbase

The Archers will not become more like EastEnders, the acting editor of the world's oldest soap opera has promised, after backtracking on comments which provoked listener concerns.

Acting editor of The Archers moves to reassure fans after fears it will become more like Eastenders

The Archers will not become more like EastEnders, the acting editor of the world’s oldest soap opera has promised, after backtracking on comments which provoked concern from listeners.

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