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Broadcasting: John Oliver - the Brummie who has the last laugh

Jon Stewart is taking a break from doling out biting political satire on The Daily Show for eight weeks this summer to direct his first film and will be lending his coveted seat to John Oliver. But who is the Brummie comedian who has just landed one of the hottest jobs in US TV comedy?

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Jimmy Savile memorial plaque vandalised

Anger over Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged sex abuse, as more women make claims they were victims over many years, has led to a memorial being attacked and fears of further reprisals.