George Entwistle

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's George Entwistle Paid More Than £800k

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

George Entwistle, the BBC executive who lasted just 54 days in his job as director-general, received more than £800,000 in "remuneration" during his ...

BBC 'Paid Too Much To Senior Staff' In Redundancy Payments

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

BBC pay-offs to senior staff have breached the corporation's own guidelines by being over-generous and have "put public trust at risk", the National A...

First Day For New BBC Boss

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

The new boss of the BBC has spoken of his pride on his first day in the job. Lord Hall, who started out as a BBC trainee 40 years ago, spent part o...

Could £450,000 Pay-Off Be Reclaimed?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

The BBC has taken legal advice to establish whether it has any financial claims against former director-general George Entwistle. Tory MP Rob Wilso...

Pollard Review Of Newsnight's Savile Investigation To Be Published

PA | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Thousands of pages of evidence gathered during an inquiry into Newsnight's decision to drop its Jimmy Savile investigation are set to published today,...

BBC Start Search For Next Newsnight Editor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK

The BBC has launched a search for the next editor of Newsnight after the news and current affairs programme dropped a report into Jimmy Savile's decad...

Former Newsreader Attacks 'Cringingly Inept' BBC

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

BBC veteran Michael Buerk has launched a stinging attack on the corporation's "cringingly inept" coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations....

Public Spending Watchdog To Investigate BBC Pay-Offs

PA | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

The public spending watchdog is to investigate BBC severance packages after it emerged almost 200 senior managers received pay-offs of more than £100...

Pollard Review: The Key Points

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The six key points from the Pollard report into the BBC's decision to drop a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse. THE REAL T...

LOOK: It's The BBC Christmas Panto!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Poster designed for The Huffington Post UK by @cohendave and @DavidLBeresford. More TOPICALOLs: 20 Amazing Royal Baby Facts The Pope's Surprisi...

Royal Opera House Chief Exec To Be BBC Director General

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Tony Hall, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, is to be appointed director-general of the BBC, the corporation reported on Thursday. The 61-y...

This Week's Biggest Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Comedy

What a week! At least, it was if you were David Petraeus, Abu Qatada, Lord McAlpine, George Entwistle, Nadine Dorries or Sally Bercow. Or if you were ...

The Last Days of the BBC?

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mathew Strowbridge

Somebody tell me what's going on. It seems that every day a new BBC executive is sent skulking to the butchers for a scalping.

Child Abuse, the BBC, and Priorities

Musa Okwonga | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Musa Okwonga

Child abuse. It's probably best to begin with these two words, lest they are lost in any of the analysis to follow. In fact, recent events have actually been an excellent study in how child abuse, however unwittingly, is enabled, neglected and allowed to continue.

Felicity A Morse

Abu Qatada Or Mitt Romney For The BBC's Next DG? | Felicity A Morse | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Following George Entwistle's resignation from the BBC speculation has been rife over who will take up the top job. Media commentators have weighed...

Abu Qatada Release Provokes Anger, Confusion On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

The release of Abu Qatada from Long Lartin prison on Tuesday has promoted outcries of injustice, anger and disbelief on the social networking site Twi...

Nick Clegg Insists Entwistle's Payoff 'Hard To Justify'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said George Entwistle's £450,000 payoff after resigning from the BBC was "difficult to justify", adding his voic...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Abu's Out

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 13 November... 1) ABU'S OUT "Laughing in our faces," screams the headline on the front of the Mirro...

'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...

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...

'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.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Reward For Failure?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 12 November... 1) A REWARD FOR FAILURE? Is the BBC its own worst enemy? The corporation didn't need t...

George Entwistle To Receive £450,000 Pay Off

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

George Entwistle is to receive £450,000 in severance pay after stepping down as director general of the BBC. The BBC Trust confirmed Entwistle wil...