News The home of the TV weatherman has been raided by police as part of an investigation into historic sexual abuse

Former This Morning weather presenter faces claims he sexually assaulted boys at a grammar school where he taught

Secretarial: The temp - Beware: Dirty Boss at work

FORTUNATELY, ONE doesn't come across that many sex-pest bosses these days, even as a temp, but when you do, it doesn't help that you belong to the itinerant workforce. Dirty Boss, you see, is more interested in the power kick than a sexual thrill. So putting him in charge of someone who has no track record with the company and no employment rights is like putting a bull in a pen with a toddler dressed in a red romper suit. I've heard tales from other temps about the gropes behind the filing cabinet, the wandering eyes, the petty threats, but this is, amazingly, the first time I've encountered it in the flesh.

Media: Sexual prudes who decide the bottom line

Censorship can be a good thing, argues David Aaronovitch, but not when led by public opinion

Sport on TV: Condemned man exposed to a vulture culture

In his engraving The Idle Apprentice, William Hogarth recorded the details of a public execution at Tyburn in the middle of the 18th century. There is the condemned man arriving on a wagon, sat upon his own coffin, an assortment of hawkers selling drinks and souvenirs, a preacher or two, and a 1,000-strong mass of self-righteous ghouls and gawpers.

Sport on TV: The tawdry, the batty and the simply deeply dippy

FOR THIS observer, the most disturbing aspect of a turbulent, giddy week has been finding myself in complete agreement with Boris Johnson, the Telegraph's raving Tory Boy who famously complained about being "stitched up" on Have I Got News For You last year.

You ask the questions: Richard and Judy

(Such as: Richard and Judy, do you ever get sick of the sight of each other?)

You ask the questions: John Peel

(Such as: John Peel, if you're such a nice guy why do you call your wife the Pig?)

Sport on TV: Brazen shyness and the well-groomed hangdog look

It seems only fair to begin with a minor clarification. Certain passages in last week's column - the ones which could conceivably have been headlined "Time for this Spineless Schmoozer to Shuffle Off Back to Radio" - might have led some readers to believe that John Inverdale had turned into the sporting equivalent of Richard Madeley. Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth, as his interview with Will Carling on last Monday's edition of On Side (BBC1) fully demonstrated. Sport on TV welcomes this opportunity to set the record straight, and naturally regrets any confusion that may have been caused.

This morning, there's one happy couple - thanks to Richard and Judy

PERHAPS IT was the pressures of time or of having to perform in front of two and a half million viewers, but in the end the live television trial of Viagra was, literally, a bit of a flop.

Au pair attacks cameras in court

Edinburgh Television Festival: Woodward says TV distorted her trial, while fly-on-the-wall shows take centre stage

Leading article: Cry freedom

PIGS MAY be more intelligent than cattle but they also, as importantly these days, seem more adept at burnishing their public image. Consider the different fates of some of God's creatures who have recently cried freedom and escaped the abattoir.

Cinema: Just 25, and he's reinvented Britfilm

ORSON WELLES was 26 when he made Citizen Kane, and he was never on the dole in Nottinghamshire. Shane Meadows, the young director of TwentyFourSeven (15) is 25, and began writing, directing and producing video shorts four years ago, using borrowed equipment, and videotape bought with the remains of his Income Support. This week, his first feature premieres in Nottingham and London. Now that's what I call Welfare to Work.

Richard and Judy commandeer the deck of our refitted vessel

Back on board, the Editor in Chief of The Independent, answers those niggling questions that everyone is asking

Comedy: On the sofa with Lee not Herring

`This Morning with Richard Not Judy II' might seem like a send up of the king and queen of daytime TV. But, says Stewart Lee, it stems from a genuine admiration

The diary of Emma D May: Doctorin' the house

Sunday 12.01am: Am not going out, am not going out, am not going out. V ill. Stomach upset, chest and throat infections, lots of antibiotics. Dr Jones is v worried, prescribing cocktail of legal drugs. Nearly said: "Listen mate, I put so much other shit in my body I don't think a few antibiotics are going to hurt." Sick of Richard and Judy, but Countdown score improving. Throat too sore to smoke anything but Silk Cut Ultra (have to smoke 60 a day to get any nicotine). Still, feeling better now. So much better, almost tempted to go out. Good job have got such strong will power.
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