News David Icke has launched The People's Voice, a new free internet TV station

Conspiracy theorist says new station will 'give people who are currently voiceless in the mainstream media their say'

Mark Steel: So Karl Marx was right after all

Maybe the Mail will be yelling, ‘Smash the bosses, get the worker’s Mail’

There's a plant for every occasion - if you play the name game

"No good can come of association with anything labelled Gwladys or Ysobel or Ethyl or Mabelle or Kathryn. But particularly Gwladys," wrote P G Wodehouse. I have the same feeling about some plants. Is it possible to have an enduring relationship with a narcissus called 'Fairy Footsteps' or a rhododendron called 'Yum Yum'? I think not.

Radio surges in popularity thanks to digital

Radio audiences increased by more than 400,000 in the last quarter of 2008, to a high of 45.5 million listeners a week.

Norton picks up Wogan's Eurovision reins

Chat show host Graham Norton will replace Sir Terry Wogan as commentator on the Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC said.

Ross tried to stop broadcast but BBC failed to protect him

Could Ross have a case against the corporation for loss of earnings?

Eurobeat, Novello Theatre, London

Like Eurovision, but pitch-perfect

Sir Bill Cotton: Television executive who brought some of the BBC's most popular programmes to the screen

Bill Cotton was one of the first BBC executives who did not frown on popular culture or treat it patronisingly, and under his stewardship, BBC-TV screened such extraordinarily popular programmes as The Generation Game, The Two Ronnies and The Morecambe and Wise Show. In 1979 the channel hit record viewing figures of 25 million on Saturday nights but Cotton modestly suggested that this was partly due to ITV being grounded by a strike.

Bernard Manning returns to have the last laugh

Anyone taking a stroll past the Embassy Club in the Manchester suburb of Harpurhey yesterday might have noticed that one year after Bernard Manning's death, the venue's most controversial performer was back.

Terence Blacker: The BBC has one law for the rich, one for the poor

The salaries of staff can be broadcast to the nation but 'talent costs' mustremain secret

Pandora: Cherie is brought to book

"Grasping" and "tacky" were among reviewers' moderate descriptions of Cherie Blair's self-invasive memoirs. Selling 3,877 copies in a week can be spun as an achievement – until one considers the newspaper serialisation; the blanket Radio 4 coverage (Book Of The Week, Woman's Hour); Cherie's reported £1m advance from publisher Little, Brown; and the decision by stores and websites to sell at half the £18.99 cover price from day one.

Moyles and Wogan notch up record listening figures

Breakfast show rivals Chris Moyles and Terry Wogan have notched up record listening figures.

The no-hit wonders that music refused to forget

As the latest 'failures' to be discovered long after their demise are rehabilitated on CD, Chris Mugan selects some of the other bands it took us a long, long time to appreciate

The Long Blondes - they're so modern

Having famously dissed the history of rock The Long Blondes admit to Nick Hasted that they might be Mods after all

Jeremy Beadle: Loved and loathed TV prankster

For two decades, Jeremy Beadle was television's arch prankster, rising to fame in the early 1980s as the chief purveyor of Game for a Laugh's jolly japes and hoaxes, before taking that element to his own programme, Beadle's About. Playing tricks on unsuspecting members of the public revived the format of Candid Camera, a huge hit on television in Britain and the United States during the medium's golden age of the 1950s and 1960s.

Moyles threatens to depose Wogan as king of the airwaves

The relentless march of BBC Radio 1's most celebrated loudmouth, Chris Moyles, towards the title of breakfast show king continued yesterday as the DJ posted a record-breaking audience of 7.31 million listeners.

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