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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.

article 21 December 2013 UK
David Coleman (pic: BBC)
Broadcaster David Coleman dies at 87

Veteran BBC sports presenter David Coleman, who covered 11 Olympic Games and six football World Cups, dies at the age of 87.

video 27 October 2013 UK

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BBC: 'A culture of waste and secrecy?' - video

Tory MP Grant Shapps blasts the BBC for waste and a culture of secrecy and says that the license fee should be revoked. Cordelia Lynch reports.

video 08 October 2013 UK

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BBC's Hall: we need to own up to mistakes 'quickly' - video

The BBC has to "own up to mistakes quickly", following scandals over Jimmy Savile and pay-offs, Director-General Tony Hall says - but adds he does not want staff "looking over their shoulders."

article 09 September 2013 UK
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BBC did not lose plot, says Mark Thompson

Former BBC director general Mark Thompson tells MPs that the corporation did not "lose the plot" when it agreed a pay-off of almost 1m to his former deputy Mark Byford.

video 06 September 2013 UK

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Mark Thompson challenged over Jimmy Savile - video

Former BBC director general Mark Thompson is asked what he knew about an aborted Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile.

article 06 September 2013 UK
In his first television interview about the Jimmy Savile affair. former BBC director general Mark Thompson tells Channel 4 News he has
Thompson on Savile: 'I've nothing to hide' - video

He was head of the BBC when Newsnight spiked its Savile investigation. Now Mark Thompson speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News about what he knew - and insists he has nothing to hide.

article 06 September 2013 UK
Lucy Adams gave evidence to MPs in July (pic: Getty)
Former BBC HR boss admits mistake in evidence to MPs

Former BBC HR boss Lucy Adams admits she helped draft a memo about controversial severance payments to BBC staff, despite telling MPs in July she had no knowledge of the document.