Newspaper groups have unified behind a softened version of a Royal Charter on future press regulation by agreeing to drop a proposal which would have given them a veto over appointments to a new watchdog body.
The Daily Express
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Tuesday 16 March 2010
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Friday 12 March 2010
When Max Hastings's mother bumped into her husband in a hotel in Africa, she was furious; she thought he was in Berkshire looking after the kids. This was not "home alone", as they had a nanny devoted to young Max and his sister Clare, but it demonstrated again that this husband (for both it was the second of three marriages) was not exactly a family man. To be fair, she was not totally a family woman herself.
Sir Norman Graham: Civil servant who led the Scottish Education Department through a period of change and expansion
Saturday 06 March 2010
In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the Scottish Office had the justified reputation of being run by a group of formidable, if austere, civil servants of great calibre who had no hesitation in presenting awkward and sometimes unpalatable facts to ministers – with whom they had generally an excellent and mutually respectful relationship.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Michael Foot was a passionate politician and parliamentarian, but he was no less passionate a literary figure. Two or three rooms in his Hampstead home were stacked with books from floor to ceiling, all of them carefully annotated.
Thursday 18 February 2010
A political cartoonist on the Daily Sketch and News Chronicle in the 1950s and the proprietor of the Kingleo Studios cartoon art agency, which he and his wife ran for 30 years, Ian Scott will also be remembered as the founder and first Chairman of the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in April this year.
Monday 15 February 2010
A French tennis tournament boss has called for British number one Andy Murray to be suspended.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
Ref! The incendiary battle of the Rooneys versus their old management company, Proactive, is set to unfold over the next three weeks, with Proactive suing the Rooneys for £4.3m. What's more, it promises to pitch two of Fleet Street's most famous hacks-turned-PR gurus against one another.
Thursday 28 January 2010
This year's World Economic Forum in Davos is supposed to be a slimmer affair. Delegate numbers are down and media groups have been asked to send fewer journalists. Good to see that the licence-payer funded BBC is complying. Five different journalists from the Beeb – not even beginning to count production staff – had filed stories from Davos before midday yesterday.
Monday 18 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Roger Beetham was a British diplomat who suspected that linguistic and managerial abilities, his own strengths, were somewhat undervalued in the modern Foreign Office. Born in Burnley, Beetham attributed his reputation for straight talking to his Lancastrian heritage, but he was educated at Ryde School, Isle of Wight, and Peter Symonds' School in Winchester, where he excelled in languages and performances in school plays.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Former England cricketer Geoff Boycott has urged Michael Owen to try the ancient Chinese art of feng shui in a bid to get his World Cup ambitions back on track, the Daily Express newspaper reported today.
Sunday 03 January 2010
- 1 'He was lucky he didn't die' - George Michael fell out of speeding car onto M1 motorway, according to eye witness
- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
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