Sir Cliff Richard lodges papers suing BBC and police – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2016 in BBC, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Singer Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after being investigated over allegations of historical sexual assault. Legal papers were filed at the High Court in London on Thursday. They list Sir Cliff as a claimant, and the BBC and chief constable of South Yorkshire Police as defendants.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2016

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Conviction: Murder at the Station review – a gripping search for truth – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in BBC, media, murder, news by sally

‘Did Roger Kearney really kill his lover in 2008, or is he serving a life sentence on little direct evidence? This BBC two-parter allows the viewer to judge both sides of the argument.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in barristers, BBC, domestic violence, legal profession, media, news, solicitors, trials by sally

‘Leading solicitors have complained they are being sidelined by The Archers’ trial plot which has given those accused of crimes unrealistic expectations from barristers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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The Archers trial: verdicts from the lawyer, the counsellor and the prison expert – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in attempted murder, attempts, BBC, domestic violence, media, murder, news by sally

‘The dramatic trial of Helen Titchener for the attempted murder of her husband is finally under way. How is her barrister performing; is Helen’s predicament true to life; and what will prison be like, if she is convicted?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Mass surveillance ruled out as BBC iPlayer loophole closes – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in BBC, enforcement, internet, licensing, news by sally

‘Mass surveillance will not be used to catch people who watch catch-up BBC content following the introduction on Thursday of new rules to close the “iPlayer loophole”.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2016

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TV licence iPlayer rules come into force – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2016 in BBC, internet, licensing, media, news by sally

‘All iPlayer users must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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Does the BBC really have a digital licence to snoop? – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in BBC, internet, investigatory powers, licensing, media, news, privacy, spying by sally

‘Reports of the corporation’s mass surveillance of iPlayer viewers evading their annual fee may be exaggerated.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Cliff Richard set for court battle with BBC after corporation rejects damages claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Sir Cliff Richard is set for a court battle with the BBC, after the corporation rejected a demand that it pay damages for its controversial live coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2016

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London imam sues BBC for libel after being called an ‘extremist’ – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2016 in BBC, defamation, Islam, news by sally

‘A London imam has sued the BBC for libel over a broadcast which he says meant he was a member of a “rogue’s gallery of extremists”.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2016

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‘Biggest crackdown’ on rogue pharmacists – BBC News

‘Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the “biggest crackdown” in UK pharmaceutical history.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2016

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Report urges end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in BBC, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘An end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation by scrapping the BBC Trust has been proposed by an independent report calling for “fundamental reform” of the way the corporation is governed.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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BBC’s Jimmy Savile abuse report to be published next week – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2016 in BBC, news, recidivists, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘The long-awaited report into sexual abuse at the BBC, prompted by the Jimmy Savile scandal, has been delivered to the corporation and will be published by the broadcaster next week.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2016

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Jimmy Carr’s ‘offensive’ dwarf joke broke broadcasting rules, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2016 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, media, news by sally

‘Jimmy Carr’s joke about dwarves on BBC1’s The One Show was offensive and broke broadcasting rules, the media watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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BBC’s Jimmy Savile abuse report to be published in next six weeks – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2016 in BBC, child abuse, inquiries, news, police, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The report into sexual abuse at the BBC is to be published within the next six weeks, after police finally ruled that it will not prejudice any ongoing investigations.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2016

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Teacher Hayley Batley illegally sold Doctor Who goods on eBay – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2015 in BBC, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers, trade marks by tracey

‘A Wrexham teacher convicted of making her own Doctor Who merchandise and selling it on eBay has been reprimanded at a disciplinary hearing.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2015

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UK regulator Ofcom backs BBC in Russian TV case – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, media, news by sally

‘The BBC has won a case against Russian TV channel RT, which claimed the corporation faked a report on Syria.’
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BBC News, 21st September 2015

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BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content – The Independent

Posted August 18th, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, inquiries, media, news by sally

‘International broadcasters including the BBC repeatedly broke the Ofcom code by screening programmes funded by foreign governments, charities and NGOs, an investigation has revealed.’

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The Independent, 17th August 2015

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Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2015 in BBC, licensing, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has raised concern that prosecutions for non-payment of the BBC licence are overburdening the courts.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2015

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Ofcom clears Top Gear over ‘pikey’ pun – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2015 in BBC, complaints, media, news, travellers by sally

‘Ofcom has backed a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over using the word “pikey” in an edition of Top Gear.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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