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So, Where In The UK Could Eurovision 2023 Be Held – And How Much Would It Cost?

The UK's Sam Ryder finished second in this year's EurovisionEurovision could be on its way back to the UK, following the organisers’ decision that reigning champion Ukraine is sadly unable to host due to the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. While it is clearly a situation no one had hoped for, there has been a respectful excitement about the Song Contest potentially returning to the UK for the first time in 25 […]

today17 June 2022 1


Rory Stewart Delivers Damning Critique Of Boris Johnson On BBC Question Time

Former Conservative minister Rory Stewart has delivered a damning critique of Boris Johnson’s “self interest” as he renewed his call to “get rid” of the PM.Stewart, who ran against Johnson for the Conservative leadership in 2019, was appearing on BBC’s Question Time as he argued the troubled prime minister was preventing “British politics refreshing itself”, leaving a “huge, vacant hole in the centre of British politics”.He was challenged by GB News presenter […]

today10 June 2022


Fresh Row Over Street Harassment Law To Protect Women And Girls

Johnson, Ali and RobinsonA fresh row has broken out after a government adviser suggested calls to criminalise street harassment are being blocked.Nimco Ali, the independentadviser on tackling violence against women and girls, suggested the plan was facing “pushback” from parts of government. In an interview on the BBC’s Political Thinking with Nick Robinson, Ali appeared to hint that the prime minister had not fully supported the proposal.Ali, who was appointed by Home Secretary Priti […]

today20 May 2022 1


Dan Walker Signs Off From Breakfast With Impassioned Message About BBC’s Reporting

Dan WalkerDan Walker closed out his final edition of BBC Breakfast with an impassioned message about the broadcaster’s reporting. The presenter signed off from the programme after six years on Tuesday, following the news he is set to join Channel 5. At the end of his final episode, which also featured a surprise return from his former co-host Louise Minchin, Dan praised the BBC endeavouring to “make sure everything we do and […]

today17 May 2022


Gary Lineker Speaks Out Amid Speculation About His Future At Match Of The Day

Gary LinekerGary Lineker has set the record straight amid rumours he could be replaced as the host of Match Of The Day.The sports legend has fronted the BBC’s flagship football highlights show since 1999, but was recently at the centre of social media speculation another presenter could be about to take over.Following the news that James Corden is leaving his US talk show role in 2023, many began to wonder […]

today8 May 2022


BBC Gives Critics A Taste Of What Life Without It Is Really Like

The BBC commissioned a test to see how its critics fared without its services for nine daysThe BBC launched a “Deprivation Study” to find out how people felt without the national service – and the outcome, published on Tuesday, just might deter its critics.The broadcaster commissioned the study from researchers MTM following uproar over its licence fee, which the culture secretary Nadine Dorries recently froze for two years.This means the levy […]

today4 May 2022 3


‘I Don’t Need Any Lectures From You About Balance,’ BBC’s Nick Robinson Tells Minister

Robinson and EusticeNick Robinson slapped down a cabinet minister today, telling him: “I don’t need any lectures from you about balance.”The journalist clashed with environment secretary George Eustice during an interview on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.The exchange grew particularly terse when Robinson asked him about standards in parliament and the Partygate scandal. Eustice tried to steer the conversation away from the Conservative Party by raising allegations that Labour leader Keir […]

today4 May 2022 1


Tim Westwood: Everything We Know So Far About Sexual Misconduct Claims Against DJ

DJ Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he deniesVeteran radio presenter and DJ Tim Westwood has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct in new reports this week.He “strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing” and stepped down from his Capital Xtra “until further notice” on Wednesday.Here’s everything you need to know.Where did the allegations come from?According to a joint investigation from the BBC and the Guardian, Westwood has been […]

today28 April 2022