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    1. July 22, 2015

      ‘No evidence licence fee payer wants smaller BBC’ says trust head

      The BBC Trust has hit back at suggestions that the broadcaster’s remit should be curbed, saying it should keep...

    2. July 16, 2015

      The BBC is in need of reform, not evisceration

      It is not uncommon for British governments to have tense relations with the BBC. Few have embarked on a term of office...

    1. July 16, 2015

      Battle for BBC steps up a gear

      The creative head of the UK’s biggest TV production company has warned the government against a “dinner party” approach...

    2. July 16, 2015

      Fears over BBC green paper soothed by ‘generic’ tone

      A potentially inflammatory green paper on the future of the BBC is in fact “extremely generic” and “doesn’t take a...

    3. July 12, 2015

      BBC faces second bruising funding battle with government

      The BBC is facing the second part of a bruising funding battle with government this week, as ministers prepare a...

    4. June 21, 2015

      BBC chief says licence fee has at least ‘10 years of life left’

      Britain’s television licence fee has at least “ten years of life left in it”, Tony Hall, the director-general of the...

    5. June 5, 2015

      BBC slims down with £87m property sale at former TV headquarters

      The BBC has sold £87m of property at its former television headquarters in an effort to demonstrate its financial...

    6. June 4, 2015

      England ready to stand in as 2022 World Cup hosts

      England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if asked to do so in the wake of the bribery and corruption allegations...

    7. May 13, 2015

      The Conservatives’ battle over immigration, tourists and students

      “UK Border” is the sign that greets passengers arriving at Heathrow. The airport is not on the border. It is in a west...

    8. May 11, 2015

      John Whittingdale appointed as culture secretary

      David Cameron has appointed John Whittingdale as culture secretary — bringing an influential eurosceptic into the...

    9. May 11, 2015

      Profiles: David Cameron’s ministerial line-up

      After announcing the most important members of his first all-Tory cabinet on Friday and over the weekend, David Cameron...

    10. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron reshuffles with manifesto in hand

      Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary and Amber Rudd becomes energy secretary as David Cameron reshuffles...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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