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BBC Radio 2 Presenter Brian Matthew Dies, Aged 88

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

BBC Radio 2 presenter Brian Matthew has died at the age of 88. The veteran broadcaster was best known for presenting ‘Sounds Of The 60s’ for over ...

Man Stabbed Near BBC Radio 2 Studios As Armed Police Storm Street

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Armed police have stormed a street close to BBC Radio 2’s building after a fight broke out between two people. Firearms officers were dispatched to ...

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

Couple Fined For 'Particularly Revolting' Sex Act At Hyde Park Concert

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

A couple who engaged in a "particularly revolting" sex act during a crowded BBC Radio 2 concert in Hyde Park have been found guilty of outraging publi...

Radio 1 and Radio 2 Are Much-Loved - Listeners Should Decide Their Future

Helen Boaden | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK
Helen Boaden

The key argument seems to be that it these stations lack 'distinctiveness'. The shorthand we often hear - Radios 3 and 4 embody public service broadcasting whilst Radios 1 and 2 are easily replaced by commercial counterparts - is wrong. Take Radio 1. It informs, educates and entertains 10million young listeners a week. It offers daily news (up to six times more news per week than its commercial competitors), regular documentaries (rarely heard on commercial networks) and social action campaigns, highlighting issues like online bullying and teenage suicide. In fact, we estimate around 40% of Radio 1's daytime output is speech - twice as much as comparable commercial outlets.

Wossy Is Back... But Andrew Sachs's Wife Is Not Happy About It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jonathan Ross is to return to BBC radio for the first time since he became embroiled in a controversy involving Andrew Sachs six years ago, a decision...

Is It Just Me - Or Does Anyone Else Think They're Going to Get Rumbled Any Time Soon?

Sue Dewey | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Dewey

I was recently listening to British Peers Professor Robert Winston and Melvyn Bragg on a BBC Radio 2 programme. These are both much admired individuals who are hugely successful in their chosen fields and yet both of them confessed, during the show, to having moments of self-doubt.

Will Twitter and Direct-to-Fan Prove More Powerful Than Radio?

Jon McClure | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon McClure

I don't do mornings. They remind me of being late for the call center and of running for buses, I was fated to miss. However, David was calling with good news, which stirred me from me from my slumbers. "Your album is bloody top five, Jon". Words I doubted I'd ever hear.

WATCH: Clannad Come Out For Folk Awards

PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The late Pete Seeger was celebrated by musicians, singers, fans and his own family as they honoured him at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. The event at Lo...

Manic Street Preachers Interview: 'I Felt Nothing When Thatcher Died.'

Freya Bromley | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As the Manic Street Preachers ready themselves to release their new album Rewind The Film, on September 16, I had the chance to catch up with bass player, lyricist and unofficial band spokesman Nicky Wire at BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park.

Sam Gray: Dig The New Breed

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's tough getting through the throng of women. It's Friday night and Sam Gray's set has just ended. Sweat is pearling on his brow. He bows and steps from the stage. The four other band members lay down their instruments and grin at each other.