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    1. 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...

    2. May 11, 2015

      John Whittingdale appointed as culture secretary

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

    1. 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 has...

    2. 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 his...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 –...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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”...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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