Politics

Does BBC 6 Music reprieve mean curtains for radio boss Tim Davie?

There’s a bit of an insurrection going on at the moment at BBC 6 Music, the ‘specialist’ music station that BBC bosses, chiefly director-general Mark Thompson and head of music and audio Tim Davie wanted to can as part of ...

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Facebook and Twitter will be big players in the brave new TV world, says report

Two new developments this week demonstrate the remorseless onward march of social media network Facebook and its potential for having even more impact on business and social lives than Google. First of all, as mentioned in another story there’s David ...

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George Osborne to Sun readers: I’ve run out of ideas already, please help!

Yes, Coalition chancellor George Osborne has come clean and admitted he’s run out of ideas for spending cuts and wants Sun readers to help him out. “Sun readers please get thinking, your government needs you,” pleads George in today’s edition ...

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Crisis what crisis? UK car sales, economic growth both up

UK car sales in June were 10.9 per cent up on 2009 while the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, one of the most accurate barometers of a UK economy still dominated by small companies, forecasts growth of between 0.6 ...

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Blow for Sarkozy as Lazard banker Pigasse buys Le Monde

French premier Nicolas Sarkozy likes to get his own way, wielding law suits against his enemies like other politicians trade verbal insults. But his preferred bidder for struggling French daily newspaper Le Monde, a consortium including partly state-owned France Telecom, ...

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Bolshie veteran Rolling Stone still rattling cages

Just as Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspapers are trying to usher in a new era of paid for digital journalism people are taking another look at that ageing hippy of the magazine world Rolling Stone. Founded by maverick publisher Jann Wenner ...

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