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  1. September 8, 2013

    Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

    The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

  2. July 20, 2013

    Murdoch denies that he knew of police payments

    Rupert Murdoch has denied suggestions that he knew of payments made by journalists to the police, as the 82 year-old media...

  1. May 27, 2013

    Proposed UK extremist broadcast and web ban hits resistance

    Senior politicians and media figures on Monday described Theresa May’s proposals to bar radical preachers from the airwaves...

  2. Westminster Blog

    March 18, 2013

    Tory MPs voice concerns over Leveson deal

    David Cameron is currently leading a debate in the Commons over the deal struck late last night to regulate the press with a...

  3. December 3, 2012

    Press laws not ruled out, Tories say

    Maria Miller has warned that the Conservative party will rethink its opposition to new press laws as recommended by Lord...

  4. 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...

  5. November 12, 2012

    Davie moves to restore trust in BBC

    The acting director-general of the BBC moved swiftly on Monday in an attempt to restore trust in the broadcaster’s...

  6. November 11, 2012

    Downing St calls for ‘grip’ at BBC

    Downing Street told the BBC to “show grip” on Sunday after George Entwistle’s resignation but was careful not to say what –...

  7. June 15, 2012

    BSkyB pays high price for BT challenge

    At BSkyB headquarters in west London, a call was received last Friday that horrified senior executives – the Premier League...

  8. May 14, 2012

    Hinton hits out at MPs over hacking report

    Les Hinton, who ran News International for 12 years until 2007, has hit back at a House of Commons report that accused him...

  9. Westminster Blog

    April 30, 2012

    Culture committee riven by party political divide ahead of report

    Tory and Labour members of the culture select committee are at odds over how far to criticise the Murdoch family barely 24...

  10. April 29, 2012

    MPs divided over tone of hacking report

    Tory and Labour members of the culture select committee are at odds over how far to criticise the Murdoch family just days...

  11. April 12, 2012

    Cable seeks to reassure on charity tax

    Vince Cable has weighed into the row over government plans to cap tax relief on charity donations, saying he is...

  12. April 11, 2012

    MP warns of Olympic chaos at Heathrow

    Heathrow is at risk of chaos during the Olympics if the UK Border Agency does not provide sufficient staffing for the high...

  13. March 14, 2012

    Murdoch challenges reading of hacking emails

    James Murdoch has challenged interpretations of an email exchange at the heart of investigations into what he and other News...

  14. January 4, 2012

    Call to end ‘cosy’ police ties with media

    Senior Scotland Yard figures have become too close to some parts of the UK media and must exercise more transparency in...

  15. December 13, 2011

    Fresh evidence casts doubt on Murdoch stance

    New evidence revealed on Tuesday by MPs has thrown into serious doubt James Murdoch’s repeated insistence that he did not...

  16. Westminster Blog

    October 27, 2011

    Leveson 'reluctant to rule on media ownership'

    The inquiry by Lord Justice Leveson into media rules in the wake of the phone hacking scandal is massive. It is supposed to...

  17. August 4, 2011

    Morgan pressed on phone-hack questions

    Two senior politicians called on Piers Morgan, the CNN presenter who used to edit the Daily Mirror, to answer questions...

  18. July 29, 2011

    MPs set to quiz James Murdoch again

    James Murdoch is likely to be recalled to give evidence to MPs in September to answer questions about whether he knew that...

  19. July 29, 2011

    Football Association urged to overhaul debt levels

    Football’s governing body has been told it must radically overhaul the way the game is run in England or face the...

  20. Westminster Blog

    July 28, 2011

    DCMS committee will tomorrow discuss calling/recalling five witnesses re hack-gate

    My understanding is that the Culture, Media and Sport committee will meet tomorrow to discuss whether to summon up to five...

  21. July 21, 2011

    Challenge to James Murdoch testimony

    David Cameron said on Friday that James Murdoch “clearly” had questions to answer and News International had “a mess to...

  22. July 19, 2011

    Plan to make Murdoch eat humble pie thwarted

    Rupert Murdoch was assaulted with a fake custard pie by a protester as he gave evidence to MPs on Tuesday, in the latest...

  23. July 19, 2011

    Protester attempts attack on Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, on Tuesday was subjected to an attempted attack by a...

  24. July 18, 2011

    Murdochs promise day of political theatre

    A day of classic political theatre is promised at Westminster on Tuesday as key protagonists in the phone-hacking scandal...

  25. July 17, 2011

    Investors focus on James Murdoch

    Investors in British Sky Broadcasting have told the Financial Times they will reserve judgment on their attitude to James...

  26. July 17, 2011

    PM under pressure as police chief quits

    David Cameron is under renewed pressure over the phone-hacking scandal after the UK’s top police officer resigned, saying he...

  27. July 14, 2011

    Summons serves up reluctant Murdochs

    It was a very modern summons. In times gone by, the deputy serjeant-at-arms, enforcer of the will of the House of Commons,...

  28. July 14, 2011

    Scandal deepens with latest arrest

    Britain’s phone-hacking scandal descended into dark farce on Thursday, when detectives arrested a former News of the World...

  29. July 5, 2011

    MPs accuse Fifa over bribery scandal

    Fifa has shown near contempt over its handling of allegations made in parliament of unethical behaviour by four senior...

  30. May 22, 2011

    Giggs named as gag order footballer

    The professional footballer Ryan Giggs was on Monday named as the celebrity at the centre of a “super-injunction”...

  31. April 22, 2011

    Ministry to review gagging orders

    Ken Clarke’s chief statistician is to look at how the Ministry of Justice might start collecting evidence about the volume...

  32. April 8, 2011

    Met and NoW had ‘cosy relationship’

    News International’s admission of liability in phone-hacking cases is an embarrassment for the police and raises questions...

  33. Westminster Blog

    July 12, 2010

    Westminster select committees: latest membership including LibDems

    I’ve added today’s list of new Lib Dem members of select committees to create a more comprehensive database of names. There...

  34. April 6, 2010

    Council freesheets threaten local press, warn MPs

    The competition watchdog should investigate whether freesheets published by local councils are threatening the precarious...

  35. April 5, 2010

    MPs urge probe into councils’ freesheets

    The competition watchdog should investigate whether freesheets published by local councils are threatening the precarious...

  36. August 31, 2009

    Appetite fades for 'top slicing' BBC funding

    A plan to force the BBC to share the television licence fee will not become law, a senior MP said yesterday, amid...

  37. August 30, 2009

    Appetite fades for ‘top slicing’ BBC funding

    A plan to force the BBC to share the television licence fee will not become law, a senior MP said on Sunday, amid...

  38. August 30, 2009

    Appetite fades for ‘top-slicing’ BBC funding

    A plan to force the BBC to share the television licence fee will not become law, a senior MP said on Sunday, amid...

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