The final testimony: film tells stories of last Holocaust survivors | Media

An old school photo slides from the printer into Frank Bright’s hands. It is black and white because it dates from May 1942. But since it was taken, tiny red and blue stickers have been scattered over the image. Red for dead; blue for survived. Most are red. Bright, now 90, points to a younger […]

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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry has died suddenly at the age of 51 after recently being diagnosed with cancer

Ex-BBC Radio 1 star Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 from cancer

BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry has died suddenly at the age of 51 after recently being diagnosed with cancer causing colleagues to break down on air as her death was revealed today. The married mother-of-two, who found fame as a sidekick for Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1, retrained as a meteorologist and joined BBC […]

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Russia accuses BBC of promoting terrorist propaganda | Media

Russia has accused the BBC of promoting terrorist propaganda and threatened legal action against the British public broadcaster in a move that looks set to escalate a spiralling media dispute between London and Moscow. Roskomnadzor, the Russian state media regulator, said the material in question concerned quotes from a speech by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the […]

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Golden Globes British talent shines as Richard Madden and Olivia Colman lead winners

Golden Globes British talent shines as Richard Madden and Olivia Colman lead winners

The best of British talent shone at the Golden Globes last night as homegrown talent scooped some of the night’s top gongs. Richard Madden won the best actor in a TV drama award for his role in Bodyguard. The Scottish actor paid tribute to cast and crew including co-star Keeley Hawes and writer Jed Mercurio […]

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Tuned in for debate about TV licences for over-75s | Letters | Media

Gordon Brown is right to highlight the hypocrisy of the Conservatives in reneging on their election pledge to maintain 75-plus pensioners’ free TV licences, at least for the duration of this parliament, and their sheer unconstitutional effrontery in delegating the decision to the BBC (Theresa May’s broken promise to the over-75s, 2 January). However, I […]

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Nearly half of Brits want Charles to give crown to William if Queen dies, poll finds

Nearly half of Brits want Charles to give crown to William if Queen dies, poll finds

Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne for 65 years – and there has long-been speculation about what will happen when the crown passes down the line of succession. It turns out that almost half of the British public reckon Prince Charles should step aside IMMEDIATELY and allow William become the next king, a survey […]

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BBC writes to Russia after journalists’ details are published online | World news

The BBC has written to Russian authorities to express concern about the safety of its staff in Moscow after it emerged that the details of dozens of the broadcasters’ journalists had been published online in apparent retaliation to the publication in the Sunday Times of eight Edinburgh-based Sputnik reporters’ details. Its World Service director said […]

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List of BBC reporters in Russia leaked online along with their photos | Media

A list of BBC reporters working in Russia has been leaked online, along with their photographs, amid growing pressure on the broadcaster in Russia. The list of 44 journalists, most of them Russian citizens, appears to have first been published in the anonymously run For Mother Russia group on the social network VKontakte. It was […]

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Russian media regulator to investigate BBC’s operations | Media

Russia’s media regulator has said it will carry out checks to determine whether the BBC is in compliance with Russian law, in a retaliatory move after the UK regulator censured the Russian broadcaster RT. The Kremlin said the investigation into the BBC World News channel and BBC websites was a direct response to a finding […]

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Fearne Cotton QUITS Celebrity Juice after ten years as panelist

Fearne Cotton QUITS Celebrity Juice after ten years as panelist

Fearne Cotton has quit her role on Celebrity Juice after more than 10 years as a panelist. The 37-year-old has been a regular face on the late night quiz show since 2008 – alongside pals Holly Willoughby and Keith Lemon – but she’s now wanting to take her career off in a new direction. Fearne […]

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