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  • Eagle: BBC Food cut is just ‘more mindless destruction’


    POPULAR BBC website pages including its food and recipes service have become the latest victim of the Tories’ “mindless destruction” of the corporation.

    Yesterday’s BBC announcement followed last week’s publication of a government white paper on the future...

    Wednesday 18th May 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • BBC regulated for first time


    THE BBC is to be regulated by an external body — Ofcom — for the first time in its history, the government’s white paper revealed yesterday.

    Shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle welcomed the fact that her Tory counterpart John Whittingdale had been forced to...

    Friday 13th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Whittingdale admits lap-dance club visit in middle of licensing inquiry


    CULTURE Secretary John Whittingdale admitted yesterday attending a lapdancing venue while he was chairing an inquiry into licensing “gentlemen’s clubs.”

    The beleaguered Tory confessed that he accepted an invitation to a free hospitality event in London, at which he...

    Wednesday 20th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • NUJ Conference: ‘Whittingdale too tarnished to stay’


    THE leader of Britain’s biggest journalists’ union called yesterday for the resignation of disgraced Tory Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

    Speaking to the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) conference, general secretary Michelle Stanistreet accused Mr Whittingdale of...

    Saturday 16th Apr 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • No 10 backs Whittingdale after liaison comes to light


    DOWNING STREET rejected calls yesterday for Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to step down from press regulation decisions after it was revealed four that newspapers had abandoned a story about him dating a sex worker.

    Labour shadow culture secretary Maria Eagle said that the Tory...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Whittingdale: the real issue


    WHATEVER lawful, consensual activity John Whittingdale or other grown-ups get up to in their private lives should be of no concern to anyone else.

    There is no public interest argument for dragging up a former relationship on the pretext of a possible “perception” that the...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Ex-police chief to look into doping agency


    EX-TOP COP Andy Ward will lead the independent review into UK Anti-Doping’s (Ukad’s) handling of the Dr Mark Bonar affair.

    Ward, who left Merseyside Police in January, has been appointed by the Ukad board, with the agreement of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

    ...

    Wednesday 6th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Minister moves to investigate doping claims


    by Our Sports Desk

    FULL details of an inquiry into claims that UK Anti-Doping ignored allegations a doctor prescribed performance enhancing drugs to 150 athletes are expected to be announced today.

    Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale met officials...

    Tuesday 5th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Watchdog faces probe over Bonar doping


    SPORT Secretary John Whittingdale ordered an investigation yesterday into UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after claims that it had ignored alleged abuse by a private doctor.

    The Sunday Times alleged that Dr Mark Bonar claimed to undercover reporters to have doped up 150 sportspeople with banned...

    Monday 4th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • 32,000 jobs under threat from licence-fee reduction


    SOME 32,000 people could lose their jobs if BBC funding is cut through reducing the licence fee, the broadcaster’s director-general warned yesterday.

    A 25 per cent fee decrease would hit independent British TV producers, suppliers and studios that make some of the most popular...

    Thursday 27th Aug 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain


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