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post 02 April 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: is the BBC picking on Ukip?

Nigel Farage has accused the BBC of bias for questioning him about problems with Ukip election candidates. Does the complaint stand up?

post 20 March 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Jeremy Clarkson and the outrage industry

In an age when rock stars, sport stars - indeed stars of all sorts and political stars most of all - are essentially dulled by walls of PR and PC flummery, Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear stood out.

article 10 March 2015 UK
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Jeremy Clarkson: nine of his most infamous moments

Jeremy Clarkson's suspension from Top Gear following a "fracas" with a producer is not his first brush with controversy. Here are nine of his most infamous moments.

article 11 November 2014 UK
The Wanless review of the Home Office's handling of child sex abuse allegations is one of many inquiries launched recently. Here are the others, from Savile and Cyril Smith to Rochdale and Rotherham.
Confused by all those child sexual abuse inquiries?

The Wanless review of the Home Office's handling of child sex abuse allegations is one of many such inquiries. Here are the others, from Savile and Cyril Smith to Rochdale and Rotherham.

post 21 October 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A paralysed man walks again

Today's news of a breakthrough in the treatment of spinal cord injury is for all those suffering from paralysis - as well as those who say the news is always depressing.

video 18 June 2014 UK

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Anchors away! When Snow met Paxman - video

After twenty-five years, Jeremy Paxman says he wants to go to sleep at the same time as his viewers. Ahead of his last Newsnight, Jon Snow went to interview him at the BBC.

article 03 May 2014 UK
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Jeremy Clarkson: BBC has given me a final warning

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says the BBC will sack him if he makes "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time". It follows claims the presenter used racist language while filming.

post 07 March 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Could backbench campaign lead to end of TV licence?

One MP's proposal to stop it being a criminal offence if you don't pay your TV licence could have worrying implications for the BBC.

article 18 January 2014 UK
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Tory grandee Lord McAlpine dies at 71

Lord McAlpine, the former UK Conservative party deputy chairman dies at the age of 71 at his home in Italy, his family announces.