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  1. August 31, 2014

    Accounting for the Rotherham scandal

    Hardly a day has gone by in Britain in recent months without a story emerging concerning the sexual exploitation of...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Rolf Harris sentenced to 5 years and 9 months

    Rolf Harris, the children’s entertainer, has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for indecently...

  1. June 30, 2014

    Rolf Harris found guilty of indecent assaults

    Rolf Harris, the children’s entertainer, has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls over a...

  2. June 26, 2014

    Jeremy Hunt apologises following lurid Jimmy Savile revelations

    Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, has apologised on behalf of the government to victims abused by Jimmy Savile in NHS-run...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    April 28, 2014

    Clifford found guilty

    Carl Court/AFP British publicist Max Clifford leaves the Southwark Crown Court in London with his daughter Louise after he...

  4. April 28, 2014

    Max Clifford found guilty of eight indecent assaults

    Max Clifford, the high-profile public relations consultant, has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault, the...

  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. September 22, 2013

    BBC chairman hints he will not push for big rise in licence fee

    Lord Patten, has signalled that he will not push for a significant rise in the licence fee. The BBC Trust chairman...

  7. July 16, 2013

    Lord Patten to quit as BBC chairman when term finishes in 2015

    Lord Patten will not be seeking another term as head of the BBC’s governing body, the peer said on Tuesday, after admitting...

  8. May 28, 2013

    Max Clifford denies indecent assault charges

    Max Clifford, the public relations consultant, has denied 11 counts of indecent assault on teenage girls. The 70-year-old,...

  9. May 3, 2013

    BBC looks to tap bond markets to finance BBC Worldwide

    The BBC is looking to tap the bond markets for up to several hundred million pounds as the public service broadcaster...

  10. April 26, 2013

    Operation Yewtree charges Max Clifford with 11 offences

    Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist, has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assaults allegedly committed between 1966...

  11. April 15, 2013

    Ex-Times editor to be BBC head of news

    James Harding, who resigned as editor of The Times last December, is to be appointed as the next director of news at the...

  12. April 2, 2013

    BBC chief’s rallying cry to staff

    Tony Hall began his first day as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday by urging his staff to be confident about the future...

  13. 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...

  14. March 3, 2013

    Savile case hurts BBC-related securities

    The fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal has spread to the commercial mortgage-backed securities market following the...

  15. February 26, 2013

    BBC hires Channel 4 chief

    Lord Hall, incoming director-general of the BBC, has further strengthened his management team with the hiring of Channel 4’s...

  16. February 22, 2013

    Senior BBC journalists critical on Savile

    Criticism of BBC management by its senior journalists has been laid bare following publication of 3,000 pages of evidence...

  17. February 14, 2013

    Purnell returns to BBC in senior shake-up

    Lord Hall, the BBC’s incoming director-general, has announced the first of a series of senior appointments as he begins his...

  18. January 11, 2013

    CPS apologises over Savile abuse

    The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised for failing to pursue allegations of child abuse against Jimmy Savile after...

  19. December 28, 2012

    Savile was guest of Thatcher in Downing St

    Former TV star and alleged paedophile Jimmy Savile was a frequent visitor to and correspondent with Margaret Thatcher during...

  20. December 20, 2012

    BBC considers partial recoup of pay-off

    The BBC Trust is examining ways to recoup some of the £450,000 pay-off for George Entwistle, the short-lived former...

  21. December 19, 2012

    BBC was in ‘chaos’ over Savile scandal

    The BBC lost its deputy director of news, and several senior editorial staff changed jobs, on Wednesday after management was...

  22. December 12, 2012

    Clifford sued in confidentiality case

    Paul Burrell, who was butler to the late Princess of Wales, is suing Max Clifford for alleged breach of confidentiality. He...

  23. December 10, 2012

    Cash for tip-offs wets plenty of whistles

    With Libor manipulation and payment protection insurance mis-selling, there is already plenty of dirt being dug up about...

  24. December 6, 2012

    Max Clifford held by Savile inquiry police

    Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences under Operation Yewtree, the...

  25. November 23, 2012

    Newsnight Savile probe delayed

    The probe into BBC Newsnight’s decision to pull an investigation into Jimmy Savile which linked the star with child abuse...

  26. November 12, 2012

    Thompson has tough first day in new job

    Mark Thompson arrived at the New York Times on Monday morning with a television news crew waiting outside the newspaper’s...

  27. November 12, 2012

    BBC managers in the line of fire

    Is the BBC overstaffed with bureaucratic managers who shy from taking tough editorial decisions? Some of its leading...

  28. November 12, 2012

    Tories back radical BBC revamp calls

    Influential Conservatives have backed calls for a radical shake-up of the BBC, endorsing a split in the director-general’s...

  29. November 11, 2012

    A hole at the heart of the BBC

    It was George Entwistle’s misfortune to take over as the BBC’s director-general just as allegations were surfacing that the...

  30. November 11, 2012

    Q&A: Does BBC have structural problem?

    Is there a problem with the structure of BBC News that caused the Newsnight scandals? Lord Patten calls for a “radical...

  31. 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....

  32. November 11, 2012

    BBC left reeling by ‘Newsnight’ scandal

    The BBC was scrambling on Sunday to limit the damage done by a scandal that has seen director-general George Entwistle quit...

  33. November 11, 2012

    DG pays price for probe that went wrong

    The old joke in the BBC is that, at times of failure and recrimination, the call goes out: deputy heads must roll. There was...

  34. 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...

  35. November 10, 2012

    BBC halts ‘Newsnight’ investigations

    The BBC has suspended all investigations by Newsnight after its flagship news programme reported false claims linking...

  36. November 9, 2012

    Child abuse is not a national plague

    The British like to think themselves a stolid people, but in truth they are prone to spasms of hysteria. One of these is...

  37. November 6, 2012

    May outlines Wales abuse inquiry plans

    The head of the newly formed National Crime Agency will oversee an urgent investigation into how police handled allegations...

  38. November 5, 2012

    PM orders probe into Wales abuse claims

    David Cameron has ordered two investigations into an alleged paedophile ring connected to children’s homes in North Wales...

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