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Andy Gill: It didn't sound good to me – so thank God for infamy

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Norton to take over Ross's radio slot

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Evans's breakfast show attracts more listeners

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BBC bosses claimed £173,527 expenses over three months

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Richard Ingrams’s Week: I decide who to vote for – and then something puts me off

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Political satire scoops hat-trick of awards

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Terry Wogan enjoying 'student' lifestyle

Sir Terry Wogan said today he is living a "student" lifestyle - lying in bed watching TV until the afternoon.

Terry Wogan urges listeners to give Chris Evans a chance

Sir Terry Wogan sprang to the defence of his breakfast show successor Chris Evans today, urging people to give him a chance to settle in.

Radio 2 told to tune in to listeners over 65

BBC Radio 2 has been told it must do more to appeal to older listeners – particularly over-65s. In a major review of the station, the BBC Trust said Britain's biggest network should find a "more varied and challenging selection of programmes", even if this meant losing some of its audience.

Old habits die hard for early riser Sir Terry Wogan

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Ben Preston: Wickedly mischievous, flawlessly slick – in short, he's a huge loss

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Chris Evans: Morning star

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Leading article: Radio wave

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Barely a dry eye as Sir Terry Wogan signs off

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