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BBC blasted over Thatcher 'Witch' song

BBC blasted over Thatcher 'Witch' song

Britain's public broadcaster has come under fire for compromising over the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" which was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's death.

New trail features on BBC

The passion for mountain biking in Queenstown and further afield has gained international exposure on the BBC website, courtesy of two Lonely Planet writers.

BBC cleared of Savile cover-up

BBC cleared of Savile cover-up

The BBC did not cover up allegations of sex abuse against one of its former stars Jimmy Savile but the British broadcaster missed numerous warnings and proved incapable of dealing with the scandal when it finally broke, an inquiry found.

Top publicist arrested in sex abuse probe

Top publicist arrested in sex abuse probe

Max Clifford, Britain's highest-profile celebrity publicist, has been arrested for alleged sex crimes by a special police unit set up in the wake of an abuse scandal involving a former BBC TV star, his lawyer said.

Ties with tradition still appeal

When Tim Davie, the new acting director-general of the BBC, fronted up for his first day on the job earlier this month, it was a given all eyes would be on him as the corporation tries to resurrect its reputation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse allegations.

'Radical overhaul' needed at BBC

'Radical overhaul' needed at BBC

Britain's BBC could be doomed unless it makes radical changes, the head of its governing trust says, after its director general quit to take the blame for the airing of false child sex abuse allegations against a former politician.

BBC chief quits over 'shoddy journalism' failures

BBC chief quits over 'shoddy journalism' failures

BBC director general George Entwistle has resigned just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a programme denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism.

Family offers sympathy to Savile victims

Family offers sympathy to Savile victims

The family of the BBC presenter at the centre of a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the broadcaster has offered its "deepest sympathy" to the late Jimmy Savile's victims, saying it felt "despair and sadness".

300 victims in BBC's 'tsunami of filth': police

300 victims in BBC's 'tsunami of filth': police

British police investigating alleged sexual abuse by one of the BBC's most celebrated TV stars say some 300 victims have come forward and they are preparing to make arrests in a scandal that has thrown the broadcaster into disarray.

Savile victims allege paedophile ring existed at BBC

Savile victims allege paedophile ring existed at BBC

A sex scandal gripping Britain's BBC has deepened with claims that a paedophile ring had existed involving some of its stars, as its former director general said his handling of the case shouldn't stop him becoming the boss of the New York Times.

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