BBC chair needed for no-man’s land

Recruiting the next head of the Trust will not be easy

Former Riba president MacCormac dies

Architect’s final years blighted by row over BBC headquarters

FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

World Cup corruption claims overshadow England’s football woes

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Strong pound dents BBC commercial revenues

Rise dents hopes that global sales can offset funding constraints

Long Yu conducts the China Philharmonic Orchestra in their debut at the BBC Proms 2014
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BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Oppressive heat, cool control and Chinese crowd-pleasing

Police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

UK officers hold people who accessed indecent images of children

BBC attacks alternative to licence fee

Subscription model would create ‘many more losers than winners’

Music in any language

South Korea, Iceland and Qatar are among the countries represented at this year’s Proms - but is this just internationalism for its own sake?

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What the Dr ordered: BBC reforms hailed

Hall wins over Independent producers and commercial broadcasters

BBC eyes plan to let rivals bid to make shows

Hall seeks to ‘nail’ idea broadcaster wastes public money

Anxiety drives reports into child sex abuse

Theresa May launches two studies of evidence

Alarm over Google move to expunge article

BBC blog post critical of ex-Merrill boss to be removed from some searches

Monty Python: Life in the dead parrot yet

Comedy ensemble performed their classic sketches with panache

Senior Labour figures defend Ed Miliband

Mr Miliband’s personal approval ratings have been low

Warning on Syria repercussions for UK

Senior officer says domestic terror problems could last “years”

Emma Watson being interviewed on new TV channel london Liv

Hunt defends Local TV channels

Stations set up by former culture secretary yet to attract high viewing figures

Prisons ordered to take more inmates

Public want to see more criminals in jail, says Grayling

Frenetic jester who went for the jugular

Rik Mayall, actor, writer and comedian 1958-2014

Freeview to launch catch-up TV offering

Digital service to move beyond broadcasting

BBC Trust hopefuls face step into unknown

Lord Coe is latest mooted successor to Lord Patten

Cameron to focus fire on Labour

PM says general election remains a two-party race

TOP OF THE POPS, Magazine covers cleared for use on Business Life

The kids keeping Top of the Pops alive

The TV show has been outlasted by its magazine

Clegg calls wish to leave EU ‘unpatriotic’

Business group says membership crucial to London success

Marcus Weiss (left) and Ilan Volkov at City Halls, Glasgow

Two Haas premieres, City Halls, Glasgow

The Austrian composer has a gift for connecting with his audience

Patten’s years of tumult at BBC Trust

Former chairman ‘victim of his own arrogance’

Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC’

Lord Patten leaves Trust early after heart surgery

BBC helps revive Manchester’s vibe

The city boasts a rich source of engineering talent

McConville case grants voice to the missing

Gerry Adams arrest gives Northern Ireland debate a fresh dynamic

A guide to life in the ‘Angry Birds’ age

The horizon is brightened by the return of the Pelican imprint, writes Lorien Kite

Lenny Henry as Troy Maxson in Fences, 2013
©Nobby Clark

Ukip man attacked over Lenny Henry remarks

Opinion poll gives party lead in European elections

CBI performs U-turn on Scotland

Business lobby moves to cancel registration with ‘no’ campaign

Farage on defensive over Ukip advert

One of party’s TV broadcast stars suspended over ‘racist’ remarks

BBC withdraws from CBI over Scottish vote

Broadcaster suspends membership after group backs No campaign

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BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

Broadcaster’s oversight body to examine control over costs

Illustration by Charles Williams of a digitised Shakespeare
©Charles Williams

No winners in UK’s battle of the bards

Both England’s Shakespeare and Scotland’s Burns wrote in relation to British unity

The plural of anecdote is not data

‘Research may disprove what we think we know but artists are used to living with risk’

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On location: ‘The Trip to Italy’

The six-part series follows the pair as they embark on a road-trip from Piedmont, in the north, south to Capri

Hell is hot desks and office sinners

The mockumentary ‘W1A’ is as much about us as about the BBC, writes Henry Mance

Satire that has no sting

‘The political mainstream has become expert in the co-option of its critics’

Public not properly informed on climate

MPs say Met Office and BBC fail to communicate science effectively