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    1. September 29, 2014

      UK treads softly over Hong Kong protests

      Britain has urged China to guarantee a “meaningful advance for democracy” in Hong Kong as thousands continue to occupy the...

    2. August 31, 2014

      Fairhead ‘under no illusions’ about BBC role

      The former Financial Times Group chief executive Rona Fairhead said she is “under no illusions about the significance and...

    1. July 9, 2014

      The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four have got the rule of law wrong

      The Hong Kong arms of the Big Four accountants, in their recent advertisement, attacked the pro-democracy Occupy Central...

    2. May 29, 2014

      Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

      The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

    3. May 7, 2014

      Lord Patten endured three relentless years at helm of BBC Trust

      Lord Patten once turned down a graduate traineeship at the BBC. If he had known how much trouble chairing the BBC Trust was...

    4. May 6, 2014

      Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC

      Labour has warned the Conservatives against appointing a political “stooge” to chair the BBC Trust after Lord Patten stepped...

    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. December 10, 2013

      BBC to axe management boards in bid to cut bureaucracy

      The BBC is to eliminate more than half of its internal committees, as it seeks to bring the curtain down on an era of...

    7. October 22, 2013

      BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

      The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

    8. October 16, 2013

      MPs urge BBC Trust to ‘challenge’ managers on value for money

      The BBC Trust needs to be more probing of how the broadcaster spends licence fee money, MPs have said, despite limitations...

    9. 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...

    10. September 11, 2013

      BBC: The British Blameshifting Corp

      Seven past and present BBC leaders were hauled before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to account for management failures...

    11. September 9, 2013

      BBC showdown produces little light

      It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

    12. September 9, 2013

      BBC payouts bring tension in Parliament

      Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from MPs on Monday over the high level of severance...

    13. September 9, 2013

      Lessons from the BBC’s pay scandal

      There can be no winners in the unedifying row between Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing Trust, and its former...

    14. 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...

    15. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

      It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

    16. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust attacks Mark Thompson’s position on pay-offs

      The BBC Trust has attacked as “bizarre” leaked evidence from Mark Thompson, its former director-general, claiming the...

    17. 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...

    18. July 12, 2013

      BBC needs to tune in to harder times

      Funded by taxpayers yet independent of political control, the BBC occupies a unique and privileged place in British public...

    19. July 11, 2013

      Former BBC director-general hits back over severance payments

      Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the BBC, has hit back at the description of events given by Lord Patten and...

    20. July 10, 2013

      BBC severance payouts ‘shock’ Lord Patten

      Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, voiced “shock and dismay” over the size of severance payments to former BBC senior...

    21. June 13, 2013

      Patten warns Tories against ‘political suicide’ on Europe

      Conservative eurosceptics will lead their party into committing “political suicide” if they refuse to accept any form of...

    22. April 24, 2013

      Tim Davie confident he can grow BBC Worldwide

      On the evening in November when George Entwistle resigned as BBC director-general, Tim Davie was preparing to watch the...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. November 27, 2012

      Patten defends BBC governance

      Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing body, has defended the governance structure of the public service broadcaster,...

    26. November 22, 2012

      Tony Hall named BBC’s director-general

      The BBC has appointed Tony Hall, head of the UK’s Royal Opera House and a former veteran of the British broadcaster, as its...

    27. November 13, 2012

      BBC Trust ponders new director-general

      Trustees of the BBC’s governing body are planning to meet on Thursday to finalise plans for the appointment of a new...

    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 12, 2012

      Newsnight failings ‘unacceptable’

      Disciplinary action against more BBC staff will begin immediately after “unacceptable” failings were found by a report into...

    30. November 12, 2012

      Concerns grow over BBC chief’s pay-off

      Pressure on the former BBC director-general to refuse his full £450,000 payout grew on Monday as the government warned that...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 –...

    33. 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...

    34. November 11, 2012

      New leader won’t solve BBC flaws

      Anyone hearing George Entwistle’s hesitant, career-ending interview on the Today programme on Saturday might regard the...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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