Golf’s slow death in the Sky ghetto

The R&A will be voting for a slow death if it switches allegiance to the Murdoch network

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party. Photographed in near Westminster, London.
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Cameron’s bluff called on TV poll debates

Broadcasters offer to include Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru

How to strangle corporate common sense

The fear of being found out is just one reason why the rot sets in but entrepreneurs offer hope

Green party leadet Natalis Bennett
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Channels confident over election debates

Broadcasters working with ‘all parties to ensure they happen’

Televised election debates in jeopardy

Cameron indicates he will not appear if Ukip favoured over Greens

Conservatives to cap public sector pay-offs

Tories believe limit to packages for well-paid will be popular

Thatcher questioned BBC licence fee

PM pushed for advertising to be introduced to state broadcaster

Britain’s EU influence ‘weakened’

José Manuel Barroso criticises Cameron’s ‘defensive agenda’

How would Fifa score in a football quiz?

Some organisations show a remarkable indifference to sports they rule

The Emmy Awards 2014 - Los Angeles ...For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. BBC undated file handout photo of Martin Freeman (left) as John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC drama, Sherlock. The hit series scooped a hat-trick of awards at the star-spangled Emmys ceremony as its co-creator revealed plans for a special episode of the hit show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date date: Tuesday August 26, 2014. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won gongs for actor and supporting actor in a mini-series or movie for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC show. The detective drama's writer, Steven Moffat, also known for his involvement in Doctor Who, picked up the award for writing in a mini-series, movie or dramatic special. See PA story. Photo credit should read: BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

BBC warns of challenge from Netflix

Broadcaster faces increasing competition for best shows

Audioboom inks content deal with Audible

Tie-up will allow app users to listen to book snippets

Premier League comes to Friday night TV

League adds extra 14 matches to its 3-year packages

New York’s British media clan grows apace

US companies seeking digital growth are betting that UK-born journalists may have answers

Premier Foods to halt upfront payments

UK food group acts on back of ‘pay to stay’ criticism

Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

The UK media watchdog’s head on the Murdochs, market convergence and steadfast impartiality

Osborne plays down spending cuts fears

Chancellor attacks ‘hyperbolic’ coverage of the BBC

Pay for BBC star presenters such as Jeremy Clarkson, centre, has fallen £22m a year since 2008

BBC calls for licence fee rise after 2016

Broadcaster warns that programme budgets are under threat

The National newspaper

Group trials pro-Scots independence daily

Newspaper hopes to gain from nationalists’ dissatisfaction with media

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BBC Radio 3 faces cacophony of criticism

New controller pledges ‘wising up’ at classical broadcaster

There is no such thing as ‘employer brand’

People want to work at the places they shop

CNN to pull the plug on Russia operation

Move is sparked by Moscow’s assault on foreign ‘propaganda’

Acker Bilk, clarinettist, 1929-2014

The Paramount jazzman who composed a classic in ‘Stranger on the Shore’

F1 joins the online conversation

Sport needs to adapt to social media in order to engage the under-25s

Advertisers’ ageing dilemma

The ad industry is noticing differences among older consumers

AMC invests $200m to expand BBC America

US partnership aims to give both groups access to premium content

Britain ‘irrelevant’ without EU, says Barroso

Outgoing European president fires parting shot at Cameron

Broadcasters want Farage in TV debate

Plans include Ukip leader in one of three pre-election showcases

Simon Cowell photographed at Syco Entertainment September 29 2014
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Simon Cowell queries Sony’s X Factor

Tension over impresario’s ambitions could lead him to seek new partner

Ofcom chief Richards to stand down

Head of communications regulator to leave at end of year

Netflix in deal with BT-backed YouView

US streaming service to partner UK internet TV platform

BBC Singers
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BBC Singers, Barbican, London

The choir handled a last-minute cancellation with typical aplomb

Sir John Tavener, photographed at home in Dorset, April 2011
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Flood of Beauty, Barbican, London

Tavener’s last major concert work, heard for the first time

Gillian Lynne in rehearsal this month
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‘Cats’ creator Dame Gillian Lynne

Ahead of her new production, the choreographer, still working at 88, is an advocate of brutish stamina

MPs prepare to vote on Isis air strikes

Emergency Commons vote follows request from Iraqi government

Commentators David Livingstone, Jack Nicklaus and Colin Montgomerie

Golf’s ‘world cup’ wins wall-to-wall coverage

With an entire channel dedicated to the event, gone are the days of patchy broadcasting

Illustration by Harry Haysom of two mean doing the icebucket challenge and donating money to an old woman
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Ice bucket challenge: the cold facts

In a world of limited generosity, who is to say which cause should be at the head of the queue?

Paying the price to keep Scotland’s love

Nothing is too radical to offer the Scots to dissuade them from voting for independence

How a Yes would make enemies

Victory for independence campaign would leave winners with little to celebrate and much to worry about

Benjamin Grosvenor
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Benjamin Grosvenor; RPO; BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall/Royal Albert Hall, London

The young pianist shimmered and dazzled in a lunchtime Prom

Accounting for the Rotherham scandal

Prejudice and anti-racism in UK’s worst child abuse case