Social Media Lights The News Fire...

simon baldwin | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
simon baldwin

I'm not saying 'I told you so' as today's media world is unrecogniseable from 1986. But the fact remains: news is news. Entertainment is entertainment. I welcome the distillation - and I'm glad our multi-channel world now allows us a real choice.

Newsreader Gordon Honeycombe Dies Aged 79

PA | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe has died in Australia aged 79. The newsreader, best known for his time on ITN and TV-am, was said to have been...

Election Night TV: Back To The Future On May 7th

Gary Rodger | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Rodger

As one popularity contest ends, another begins; at 10pm on Thursday, the broadcasters will mount their 2015 general election night programmes. Yet despite the promise of all-new gadgetry, interaction and virtual reality graphics, the most significant aspect of polling night television is how little it has fundamentally altered since the inaugural BBCtv results service in 1950.

Channel 4 Sorry For Ex-CIA Agent's Muslim-On-Muslim Massacre Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

Channel 4 News has admitted it could have "challenged more strongly" the views of an ex-CIA officer, who told the programme the best solution to viole...

A Terrorist Recruitment Video With a Difference

Cordelia Kretzschmar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Cordelia Kretzschmar

He is speaking from Somalia in the name of Al Shabab, but he has an impeccable British accent and he's appealing directly to Muslims in the UK. He wan...

WATCH: Amazing Baby Dolphin Calf Birth

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Rare footage of a dolphin giving birth to a calf has been captured on camera at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago....

America and Its Guns

Robert Moore | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Moore

Washington has moved on in the six months since Sandy Hook. Over 5,000 gun murders have taken place since then, a toll greater than all the US deaths of the Iraq War. Those names are being read out today in front of the Capitol, a stinging rebuke to Senators who voted against reform.

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?

John Fleming | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home
John Fleming

America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...

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.

Dr Karadzic Doesn't Like Me, He Blames the Messenger

Penny Marshall | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK
Penny Marshall

It's not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last time that Dr Karadzic mentions me in the dock.

VIDEO: Teacher 'Beats Up' Student

Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video has been released appearing to show a teacher beating up a student because his hall pass failed to scan properly. Stefan Ross is shown grab...

You May Bemoan the Hosepipe Ban, But Niger is Literally Dying From Full-On Drought

Alastair Stewart | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Stewart

You may or may not bemoan the hosepipe ban, but, as you inevitably sip a glass of water with lunch or luxuriate in a bath or take a shower tomorrow, spare a thought for those for whom a fraction of that water could be the difference between life and death; and then do what you can to help.

Former BBC Newsreader On The Warpath Over Ageism

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK

Former newsreader Anna Ford has waded into the debate about ageism on television, accusing the BBC of "tokenism" and taking a swipe at Director-Genera...

VIDEO: Students Clash With Police In Violent Protests

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have clashed with police again over education reforms in Santiago, Chile. A water cannon and tear gas were used in efforts to control the ...