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  1. August 28, 2014

    US ‘soccer moms’ sue Fifa for alleged negligence

    A group of young American footballers and their parents are suing Fifa, the sport’s world governing body, and the US Soccer...

  2. July 22, 2014

    FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

    Many of English football’s problems – World Cup failure, manager Roy Hodgson’s ability, a dearth of homegrown players in the...

  1. June 10, 2014

    FA’s Greg Dyke leads Uefa criticism of Fifa head Sepp Blatter

    Senior members of European football’s governing body Uefa launched a sustained attack on the leadership of Sepp Blatter,...

  2. May 21, 2014

    Scudamore to work with critic as FA chairman keeps up pressure

    Greg Dyke has kept the pressure on Richard Scudamore following his remarks about women, with the Football Association...

  3. May 8, 2014

    FA’s Dyke tackles shortage of footballers for England team

    English players account for less than a quarter of the footballers at the top four clubs in the Premier League, according to...

  4. March 21, 2014

    Another outbreak of Blair Disease

    At a reception recently I met the former president of a small post-communist country. I know that’s what he was because he...

  5. January 27, 2014

    BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

    Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

  6. October 18, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Greg Dyke

    This is the earliest lunch ever!” exclaims Greg Dyke. I hear the cheery London tones a fraction before Dyke himself strides...

  7. The A-List

    September 9, 2013

    Abolish the BBC Trust before it does more damage

    The ghost of Tony Blair has haunted the corridors of the Westminster parliament for the past two weeks. David Cameron...

  8. September 4, 2013

    Dyke seeks Premier League help to win 2022 World Cup

    Greg Dyke has been associated with the Premier League since its moment of conception. As chief executive of London Weekend...

  9. March 29, 2013

    BBC needs audience help in budget battle

    When Tony Hall eases himself into his new job as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday, one file in his in-tray, with just...

  10. March 21, 2013

    Greg Dyke to chair Football Association

    Former BBC director-general Greg Dyke has been appointed to one of the toughest jobs in British sport, the chairmanship of...

  11. November 22, 2012

    Lord Hall faces immense BBC challenges

    The BBC sought to draw a line under the Savile crisis on Thursday with the announcement that Lord Hall, the chief executive...

  12. November 11, 2012

    BBC needs to relearn its journalistic ABC

    The BBC is in some trouble. Losing two directors-general to shoddy journalism within a decade is more than careless....

  13. November 10, 2012

    BBC director-general Entwistle resigns

    George Entwistle has resigned as director-general of the BBC, saying it was the “honourable thing” to do in light of a...

  14. October 24, 2012

    Savile affair exposes hole at BBC’s heart

    The last two jobs held by George Entwistle before he became director-general and editor-in-chief of the BBC last month were...

  15. May 31, 2012

    Home Office hits back at university plea

    The Home Office hit back at recent calls from British universities for foreign students to be excluded from the government’s...

  16. March 19, 2012

    Thompson to leave BBC stronger but poorer

    Mark Thompson, who will step down as BBC director-general after this summer’s London Olympics, took over the running of the...

  17. February 6, 2012

    Patten’s BBC offensive

    Lord Patten has been chairman of the BBC Trust for less than a year. But already he is starting to put his stamp on the...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 12, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Greg Dyke: Murdoch’s BSkyB deal is dead in the water From the...

  19. July 11, 2011

    Murdoch’s BSkyB deal is dead in the water

    From the moment it was revealed that the News of the World had hacked into Milly Dowler’s phone, Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy...

  20. May 3, 2011

    Referendum reckoning

    The alternative vote Who has come out in support? Backers include the politicians Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Lord Mandelson,...

  21. April 19, 2011

    The past is paralysing, face the future

    Regret can be a terrible addiction. Those who suffer from it so often become bitter and full of self-pity. It is an emotion...

  22. December 13, 2010

    Tenacious reporter to boost opposition spin

    Ed Miliband is poised to appoint Tom Baldwin, a former Times journalist, to be his head of press as the Labour leader beefs...

  23. November 29, 2010

    BFI to be new film champion

    The government has appointed the British Film Institute as its new champion of UK film, meaning the charity will inherit the...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2010

    Weekend catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media*: From The FT, - Tesco drops Hovis lines over price increase - Plans for 2...

  25. October 11, 2010

    BBC deputy director general axed

    The BBC is to make its second in command redundant and slash its 10-strong executive board as it confronts accusations of...

  26. November 4, 2009

    Theatre group buys 16 venues

    Ambassador Theatre Group has acquired 16 theatres from the Live Nation group for £90m. The theatres include two of the West...

  27. November 3, 2009

    Exponent takes over Ambassador Theatre Group

    Exponent Private Equity has become the new majority owner of Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), owner of some of the UK’s...

  28. September 25, 2009

    Tories plan Big Bang for creative industries

    The Conservatives would foster a relaxed regulatory media environment, akin to the Big Bang in the City, to maximise...

  29. September 24, 2009

    Tories want Big Bang for creative industries

    The Conservatives would foster a relaxed regulatory media environment, akin to the Big Bang in the City, to maximise...

  30. July 4, 2009

    Chelsea scene

    Voted the best summer garden party of the week by a party regular was the annual affair held by Sir David Frost in the lush...

  31. May 15, 2009

    Grade tap-dance

    ITV boss Michael Grade put on a good show yesterday despite the poor plotline - shares depressed, revenue down - even...

  32. April 21, 2009

    Tory task force

    Chairing the Tory party review of the UK's creative industries, which had its launch at Westminster last night, former BBC...

  33. April 20, 2009

    Dyke to lead Conservative creative industries review

    Greg Dyke, the left-wing former director-general of the BBC, is to chair a new review of the creative industries on behalf...

  34. April 17, 2009

    Grade sues over Dyke Times story

    Michael Grade, executive chairman of ITV, has issued a writ for libel against Greg Dyke, former BBC director- general, and...

  35. April 16, 2009

    Grade sues Times and Dyke for libel

    Michael Grade, the executive chairman of ITV, has issued a writ for libel against Greg Dyke and The Times in a case which,...

  36. October 30, 2008

    Tensions reborn

    Flare-ups between ministers and the BBC over Today programme running-orders or the tone of war coverage has long provided...

  37. September 7, 2008

    Ex-ITV chief to advise Goldman and join Endemol

    Charles Allen, the former chief executive of ITV, has been appointed as a senior adviser to the private equity arm of...

  38. July 15, 2008

    Faking it

    I travelled to Canterbury (University of Kent) and York University last week for the graduation ceremonies of my two...

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