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BBC Spent Thousands On 'Vanity Portraits' Of Ex-DGs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

The BBC has been attacked for spending thousands of pounds of public money on "vanity" paintings of their ex-director generals. The corporation adm...

BBC Staff Urged Not To Tweet About Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

BBC staff have been urged not to tweet about the corporation's problems by the acting head of news, Fran Unsworth. She told staff in an internal me...

The BBC's Crisis Isn't One Of Trust

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

Watching all the news on the 'BBC Crisis' these last few days, the famous philosopher Bart Simpson comes to mind when he poetically stated on 'Deep De...

Life Imitates Art: Mel Brooks' UK Template - More Money From a Flop than a Hit

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

When newspapers, decent newspapers, make terrible errors they will print retractions, pay libel damages and move on to the next defamation. But, the BBC, like some religions, thinks of itself as being infallible.

'Checks And Safeguards Failed At Every Level'

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The "monumental failures" at the BBC must prompt a complete overhaul of the corporation's management structures, the chair of an influential Westminst...

Has Tim Davie 'Got A Grip?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

The BBC has entered some extremely choppy waters of late with Director-General George Entwistle resigning over a disastrous Newsnight broadcast. Th...

BBC Resignations - The Employment Law Issues

Martin Edwards | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Martin Edwards

Over-promoting an employee does the person, as well as the organisation, a disservice. Some good sidekicks make good CEOs. But many do not.

Bureau Of Investigative Journalism Editor Iain Overton Quits

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The crisis surrounding a Newsnight programme, which wrongly implicated Tory peer Lord McAlpine in a child sex abuse scandal has claimed another scalp...

David Dimbleby Slams 'Gobbledegook' Culture At BBC

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Veteran BBC presenter David Dimbleby has hit out at bloated management and a culture of "gobbledegook" at the corporation. The Question Time host s...

'Weirdo' Comment Does Nothing To Help Our Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Charity chiefs have warned that the scandal surrounding BBC Newsnight's investigation into the child abuse which took place at a Welsh care home, lead...

The BBC: Is This the Corporation's Hacking Crisis?

Des Freedman | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Des Freedman

Those newspapers that are now revelling in the BBC's discomfort are in no position to do so and are motivated less by a commitment to rigorous and independent journalism than by the opportunity to make life difficult for their publicly-funded rival. Some of the hypocrisy is astounding.

BBC's Helen Boaden And Stephen Mitchell 'Step Aside' After Newsnight Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Helen Boaden, the head of BBC News, and Stephen Mitchell, her deputy, are to step aside in the wake of the Newsnight report which falsely identified a...

The BBC Car Crash Rolls on: Entwistle's Resignation Must Have the Rest of the Media Cackling

Sian Boyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

What next for the great British Broadcasting Corporation? I predict that this car crash will play out, more heads will roll and the internal and external torrent of frenzied accusations will inevitably dry to a trickle. But I think it's important to remember that the BBC has produced excellent journalism, and in the scheme of things, a couple of (albeit very) bad decisions on Newsnight don't constitute the abolishment of the programme or of the BBC's entire 90-year-old reputation.

Pensioner Arrested By Savile Abuse Officers Is Bailed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

A former BBC producer arrested as part of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation has been released on bail. 73-year-old Wilfred De'Ath was named ...

BBC Bosses To Lay Out Plans For Future Of Newsnight

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

BBC bosses are to lay out plans for dealing with some of the issues arising from the Newsnight broadcast "as a first step in restoring public confiden...

Savile Sex Abuse Officers Arrest Man In 70s

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse have arrested a man in his 70s. Officers arrested the suspect at 7.15am today at an address in ...

Fresh Turf Marks Spot Where Jimmy Savile Was Buried

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

On the anniversary of Jimmy Savile's death only newly placed turf marks the spot of his grave, overlooking Scarborough Cemetery. All other tributes...

'Jimmy The Beast': Shamed Savile's Highland Cottage Vandalised

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's cottage in the Scottish Highlands has been vandalised with "abusive slogans" in the wake of allegations of widespread child sex abuse ...

Gary Glitter Arrested By Operation Yewtree Officers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK

Officers investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal today arrested former pop star Gary Glitter. He was held at 7.15am at an address in central London ...

'Frightened To Death' Stars Contacting Max Clifford As Savile Case Widens

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Dozens of big name stars from the 1960s and 70s have contacted Max Clifford "frightened to death" they will become implicated in the widening Jimmy Sa...

Seven Alleged Savile Victims Made Complaints To Four Separate Police Forces

PA | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Seven alleged victims of Jimmy Savile made complaints to four separate police forces while the disgraced television presenter was alive. The claims...

Freddie Starr 'Prepared To Talk To Police Over Savile Sex Abuse Allegations'

PA | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A spokeswoman for Freddie Starr said he would be prepared to talk to officers investigating claims of abuse by Savile. The comedian has strongly de...

Panorama Probing Newsnight's Decision To Drop Savile Investigation

PA | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC will broadcast a Panorama special examining Newsnight's decision to drop an investigation into Jimmy Savile's abuse of children. The progra...

BBC Announces Heads To Lead Jimmy Savile Review

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Former High Court judge Dame Janet Smith and ex-Sky News executive Nick Pollard are to lead the BBC's independent reviews stemming from the Jimmy Savi...

'We've Got To Do Right By The Victims'

Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Labour has called for the government to set up an independent inquiry into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal to "do right by the victims". Culture...