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Alan Yentob

The TV executive and presenter on the collapse of Kids Company, resigning his role at the BBC and how Orson Welles used to steal his dinner

Economic crisis...Financial Services Authority (FSA) chairman Lord Turner of Ecchinswell leaves Downing Street after a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Turner warns on peer-to-peer lending risks

Ex-FSA chief concerned over failure to check ability to repay

Renée Fleming with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Mark Allan/BBC
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Renée Fleming, Barbican, London — ‘Adventurous’

Fleming’s voice soared — whenever the music allowed

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BBC sets its sights on youngest of entrepreneurs

A new series, Pocket Money Pitch, invites children aged 8 to 14 to ‘sell’ ideas

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Digital democracy divides Westminster

Campaigning website deeply unpopular with many MPs

Terry Wogan, voice of Eurovision, 1938-2016

Irish bank clerk who became one of Britain’s most accomplished broadcasters

Search on for next BBC chairman

Candidate would face budget cuts and more competition

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Five programmes for Channel 4’s future

Privatisation viewed as more likely with new chairman

Hawking’s Reith lectures on black holes

The physicist explains how cosmology and philosophy overlap

G4S eyes exiting young offenders work

Security group dogged by scandals at youth justice centres

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Passivity to fixers threatens fair play

Internet gambling makes it easier for punters to bet on any event, writes Simon Kuper

Match-fixing is battle of new technologies

Gamblers and sleuths profit from proliferation in tennis data

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The Rack Pack, BBC iPlayer

Luke Treadaway’s heart-wrenching portrayal of Alex Higgins is hypnotic

Boom bang-a-bang over Poland’s place in Eurovision

Song contest place at risk over Warsaw media laws

FCA mulls return of commission payments

Watchdog is reviewing rules on financial advice

Preserving the BBC for the nation

When renewing its Royal Charter, ministers must not lose sight of the bigger picture

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TV production sector faces shake-up

Changes include possible privatisation of Channel 4

C4 snaps up live F1 after BBC pulls out

Fourth terrestrial service beats off ITV to win 10-race package

Fury over boxer smacks of hypocrisy

Boxer’s ideas don’t have to make sense — he just has to hit people

Public broadcasters in fight for sports

Television groups seek government help to protect free-to-air coverage

Networks join battle to control best TV shows

Established broadcasters are having to adapt quickly to the world of online competitors

Yentob quits BBC role over Kids Co fiasco

Coverage of failed charity was ‘proving a serious distraction’

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BBC TV to woo young as Three heads online

Trust sets conditions for main channels as it approves switch

TALK TALK business feature

TalkTalk prepares staff for Manchester move

TV and telecoms group to consolidate in Salford’s MediaCity

Cocktail of old and new: Jean-David Blanc, left, and Pierre Lescure say Molotov will rediscover the serendipity of live TV
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Rescheduling television’s future

Amid digital paralysis, a bid to help viewers stumble upon shows

BBC to reduce sports coverage after cuts

Licence fee income hit by drop in broadcast TV audience

India’s Times Now channel to launch in UK

English-language broadcaster to take on Al Jazeera and BBC

The BBC’s ‘On Stage’ season will feature Islington Community Theatre
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Small screen, big audiences

The BBC is trying to rekindle Britain’s love for theatre on television, but can the box do justice to the stage?

Crickhowell in Powys, Wales. The Brecon Beacons are a typical Welsh area. The beautiful landscape is famous with tourists from all over Britain.

Crickhowell: the town that went offshore

Welsh small businesses ape multinationals’ avoidance measures

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Are you wasting £500 worth of food?

7m tons of produce wasted in the UK each year

New state pension ‘mis-sold’ — minister

Altmann admits confusion over how much people will receive

When top talent becomes the problem

Handling star performers can prove to be a minefield for managers

Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen in 'Brooklyn'

Brooklyn — film review: ‘Old-fashioned perfection’

A beautifully crafted romance, packed with terrific performances

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Ireland poll shows desire to stay in EU

Republic and north divided on uniting country

Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star as an actor and his dresser
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The Dresser, BBC2

Ronald Harwood’s backstage drama is immensely entertaining, well crafted and ultimately moving

Public broadcaster belongs to the people

That is why the BBC is trusted in the UK and around the world

Lords review to report by December

Peer leading study is against mass appointments to upper house

Minister opens way to further BBC cuts

July settlement is not final, says Whittingdale

Minister warns peers over tax credits

Lords told not to overstep constitutional role

Xi Jinping state visit: business deals

Key announcements — from nuclear plants to double-decker buses

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