1 December 2015

The BBC Helps Shape Britain But It Must Change With the Times

The BBC provides a remarkable social glue, reaching more than 90% of the population every week. Our identities, our entertainment, engagement and access are all things we see delivered by the BBC's orchestras, by its network of local speech stations and its public campaigns. The BBC World Service, now funded by the licence fee, is the single biggest influencer of our international reputation. But talking of the detail, there's much heat and little light around the vexed issue of BBC governance.

Read The House Of Commons Motion On Syria Bombing

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Defiant Jeremy Corbyn Urges Pro-Syria Bombing MPs To 'Think Again' Ahead Of Crunch Vote

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If We Do Nothing To Tackle Climate Change, London Could Look Like THIS In The Near Future

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Is This The Woman Who Could Lead Us Out Of The EU?

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Plane Crew's Reaction To Rudder Problem Led To Crash That Killed 162

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Police Want To Know Who Is Behind Those Vile 'Fat Cards' On The Tube

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This Will Become The World's Tallest Building And It's Absolutely Stunning

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People In London Are Responding In A Tragically Predictable Way To Paris Attacks

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'Idiot' Truck Driver Films Himself Swerving Towards Refugees

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Adele Fans 'Saw Other People's Personal Details' When Buying Tour Tickets


Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe Should Return To Prison, Say Psychiatrists

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The Yorkshire Ripper Won't Be Leaving A 'Cushy' Sentence At Broadmoor


Corbyn Accused By FrontBencher Of 'Double Dealing'

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Parenthood Shooter Killed More Than Any Supposed Refugee Terrorist

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Adults In Wales Will Automatically Become Organ Donors After Death

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David Cameron Announces Commons Syria Vote

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Muslim Student Punched In The Face In Birmingham City Centre For 'Wearing A Hijab'

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Uber And Bill Gates Are Doing Something Incredible For World AIDS Day

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Labour Leader To 'Lead' Opposition To Syria Bombing

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Hilary Benn Will Do Opposite

Wales' £135m Way Of Funding Its Students Through University Is 'Unsustainable'

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Doctors Strike Is Off... For Now

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It's 2015 And These Are The Names People With HIV Are Being Called

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Top US Intelligence Chief Says US Blinded By Emotions After 9/11

Michael Flynn
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Calls Iraq War A 'Huge Error'

China's Yuan To Become A Main Reserve Currency

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The Devastating Consequences Of A 'Small' Rise In Global Temperatures

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Climate Change Is An Opportunity, Not A Threat

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This Is The Toy That Made Princess Charlotte Smile

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'The Apprentice' Hit By 'Fix' Accusations

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Spoiler Alert! The 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Synopsis Has Been Revealed

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BabyCentre Releases Top 100 Baby Names Of 2015


Emu Poo Prompts Most Ridiculous 'I'm A Celebrity' Row Yet

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15-Year Old Tragically Commits Suicide After Becoming 'Allergic To WiFi'

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It's ON! Gigi Hadid Confirms Zayn Romance

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'EastEnders' Spoiler! How Far Will Bobby Go?

Bobby Beale
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People Are Furious 'Don't Tell The Bride' Is Moving From BBC Three

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Faulty BRCA1 Gene, Carried By Angelina Jolie, Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

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Delivery Driver Hailed A 'Hero' For Saving Elderly Man's Life Who Had Collapsed At Home Alone

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They Start Early, Don't They?

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'GMB' Does 'Last Christmas' (And The Results Are Just Perfect)

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Mum Vows To 'Pay It Forward' After Death Of Kind Stranger Who Paid For Her Shopping


A University Is Planting A Tree For Every One Of Its Students - To Cancel Out Their Carbon Footprint

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Alien Hunters Believe This Dome Is Proof Of An Ancient Alien Civilisation

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GRAPHIC IMAGES: Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Drone Accident

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News Reporter Has Epic Response To Being Heckled On Live TV

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Yvette Blasts 'Cruel' Lady C After Jungle Elimination

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Scientists Plan Daring Expedition To Drill Deeper Into The Earth Than Ever Before

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The Mystery Of Apollo 16's Missing Rocket Has Finally Been Solved


Epic Crocodile Battle Ends In Extreme Show Of Cannabilism

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Christmas Fairy Lights Could Slow Down Your Wi-Fi

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Cher Used Emojis To Criticise Isis, Predictably Things Went Wrong


Pirelli 2016 Calendar Ditches Nude Models For 'Strong, Natural' Women

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