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Future BBC could be subscription based, former culture secretary says

A subscription-based BBC could be what the “future looks like”, the former UK culture secretary has said. John Whittingdale, minister for media and data, told...

Boris Johnson: Trade deal is there to be done but UK would still prosper without

The UK's Prime Minister has said a UK-EU trade deal is “there to de done” but highlighted the UK could “prosper mightily” if no...

Jenni Murray describes fury over BBC pay gap between herself and younger stars

Dame Jenni Murray has told of her fury at “younger, less experienced” broadcasters earning significantly more money than her during her time at the...

Presenter quits BBC over news report containing racist term

BBC Radio 1xtra presenter Sideman has announced he is quitting the corporation over a news report which contained a racist term. He said the...

BBC to reduce pool of presenters and make more job cuts in news

The BBC has announced plans to reduce its pool of presenters and make further job cuts in its news division. The broadcaster, which celebrates its...

EastEnders recruits Stacey Dooley to help plug gap when show is off-air

Classic EastEnders episodes and a spin-off featuring Stacey Dooley will plug the gap when the soap goes off-air. Filming is set to resume in Walford...

BBC Four could become global subscription service outside of UK

The BBC is exploring the possibility of launching BBC Four as a global subscription service outside of the UK, it has been announced. It is...

Dawn French to bring back Vicar Of Dibley for BBC’s Big Night In

The Vicar Of Dibley is poised to return to TV screens as part of the BBC’s Big Night In. Dawn French will reprise her role...

Coronavirus: BBC presenter in ‘self-isolation’ after returning from ski trip

BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson has said he is in self-isolation at home after returning from a trip abroad. He tweeted: “Two days self...

Samira Ahmed agrees settlement with the BBC following equal pay tribunal win

Samira Ahmed and the BBC have reached a settlement after the presenter won her equal pay claim against the corporation. An employment tribunal announced last...

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Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said they...

Japan tries hi-tech experiments in bid to get more fans into sports stadiums

Officials in Japan are using some hi-tech devices to see if they can fill sports stadiums closer to capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The baseball...

Indian figures reveal downward trend in coronavirus infections

India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed eight million and is...

China promises market opening amid technology push

China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said on Friday. The comments...

US economy grows by 33% but faces renewed threat from pandemic

The US economy grew at a record 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter but has yet to fully rebound from its plunge in...
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