Brian Hanrahan, BBC Reporter, Dies at 61
He delivered perhaps his most celebrated report from an aircraft carrier during Britain’s war to reclaim the Falklands in 1982.
Top BBC Figures Acknowledge ‘Errors’ in Reporting Scandals
The remarks by Chris Patten, the head of the supervisory BBC Trust, and Tim Davie, the acting director general, came as they were addressing a parliamentary panel.. Chris Patten and Tim Davie, senior figures at British Broadcasting Corporation, admit before parliamentary panel to organizational failures and poor judgement in networks false implication of Conservative Party politician Alistair McAlpine in sexual abuse scandal; Patten does offer sympathetic defense of former director general George Entwistle, who resigned.
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BBC, Under Criticism, Struggles to Tighten Its Belt
The BBC, the world’s biggest and oldest public broadcasting company, has effectively sentenced itself to a 16 percent budget cut through 2017.
In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging.
In the aftermath of last weeks earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover��.
The Breakfast Meeting: Coke Buys Into Spotify, and the BBC Abuse Probe Widens
. Also, News Corporation edges closer to investing in the Yankees cable network, and a book investigating Scientology will be published in January.
British Officials Support Barring BBC Report
The public service broadcaster said its report related to an e-mail between confidants of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Persian Station in Britain Rattles Officials in Iran
The BBC’s Persian-language channel has been singled out as the main threat among foreign news broadcasters for what the Iranian government calls biased coverage.
Election results: Tories closing in on a majority
David Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a BBC forecast gives the Tories 325 seats - enough to form a slender majority in the Commons. The prime minister said it was too early to say the final result but he hoped to form a government.
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Election 2015: SNP surges to Scottish landslide
Electoral expert John Curtice told the BBC it was possible the SNP would win more than half of the votes in Scotland, a feat not achieved by any party since the Conservatives won 50.1% in 1955. In East Renfrewshire, the SNPs Kirsten Oswald defeated Mr .
BBC Journalists Call Off Strike
The journalists’ union said the new talks were dependent on management’s dropping disciplinary action against three employees for a strike last week.
Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy - BBC News
Google has lost a Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having the right to sue in the UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings. A group of users claim that Google bypassed security settings on the Safari browser to install��.
Losing focus: Why tech is getting in the way of work - BBC.com
Losing focus: Why tech is getting in the way of work. By Ian Hardy BBC News, New York. 6 hours ago. From the section Business. Woman with her head in her hands in front of her computer If you cant concentrate at work and turn��.
BBC World News to Be Available Through Comcast
The nation’s largest cable provider plans to offer BBC to nearly 15 million homes by the end of next year.. BBC will announce deal for Comcast to carry BBC World New channel, opening the door to wider distribution channel within the United States, with plans to reach 15 million homes by the end of 2012.
Iran Arrests Filmmakers Accused of Working for BBC
Authorities said the defendants illegally sold content, including films, to the BBC, which the broadcaster denied.
New Director of BBC Is Named
George Entwistle, the head of the television division, will succeed Mark Thompson at a time when the network is struggling.. BBC says George Entwistle, head of its television operations, will become director general in fall 2012, succeeding Mark Thompson.
Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger - BBC News - BBC.com
Shares in Kraft closed up more than 35% on the news at $83.17 in New York. The deal was engineered by Heinzs owners, the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, and billionaire investor Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway.
Carol Kirkwood looks beautiful in blue for BBC weather.
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Election results live: England reaction
Results are being declared and votes counted across England after six weeks of campaigning and debate. As well as the General Election, there are more than 9,000 council seats being contested across 279 English local authorities. You can follow the.
Carol Kirkwood delivers BBC News weather in curve.
SHES the darling of BBC News and it Carol Kirkwood continues to cheer her fans, this time in a tight, figure-higging, red dress.
Campaign group Pregnant then Screwed on workplace rights
. Charlotte Thompson, who left her job a few weeks ago after being given an ultimatum over working full time. Watch the full version of this story here at Victoria Derbyshire weekdays from 09:15-11:00 BST on BBC Two, the BBC News Channel, and online.
BBC - Capital - Forget standing meetings, try this instead
To cure meeting mayhem, the secret could be in your feet.
Eagle-cam reveals incredible POV as it descends from Burj.
+BBC News, +Jim Lyndon sent you a Bitcoin tip worth 2500 bits ($0.60), and Im here to deliver it ��� https://www.changetip.com/collect/831116... It was absolutely incredible watching the live broadcast on the BBC today.
BBC and News Corp. Sharpen Attacks
Usually the BBC and News Corp. clash over matters like broadcasting regulations; now they are battling over a racecar driver who took a turn as a writer.
Former BBC Head Says He Had No Role in Squelching Program
“There is nothing to suggest that I acted inappropriately,” said Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general and incoming chief executive of The New York Times Company.. Mark Thompson, former head of British Broadcasting Corporation, says he was not aware of investigative report prepared for BBC program Newsnight into allegations of sexual abuse against former television personality Jimmy Savile until after investigation was canceled.
Report: The BBC has chosen its new Top Gear hosts led by.
According to the Telegraph, the BBC has chosen a new trio of hosts for Top Gear ��� Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister, and Guy Martin.
Challenges in Europe: Is Bulgaria Europes. - BBC.com
In a series looking at the challenges facing Europe, BBC News meets a Bulgarian IT entrepreneur.
Poldark boss Polly Hill becomes new controller of BBC drama commissioning
���I look forward to steering BBC Drama into the future and building on this success; continuing to be the home of the most original and ambitious storytelling across a range of drama that is unique to the BBC.��� Hall joined the BBC in 2005 after working.
Election 2015: Election shocks as big names go
It was billed to be one of the most unpredictable elections in generations - and that it has been. There have been some shock results throughout the night, with several household names losing their seats. Heres a rundown. Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat.
BBC Staff Faces Discipline for False Child-Sex Report
In the midst of a separate scandal relating to the television host Jimmy Savile, the BBC is disciplining news personnel over reporting that wrongly implicated a Conservative Party politician.. British Broadcasting Corp says it will begin disciplinary action against unidentified news personnel linked to scandal over child abuse report that wrongly implicated Conservative Party treasurer Alistair McAlpine; action comes three weeks after network became embroiled in separate abuse scandal involving television host Jimmy Savile.
BBC Tactics in Covering North Korea Are Faulted
Reporters who joined students from the London School of Economics on a North Korean trip did not disclose their true purpose and filmed an undercover documentary, the university said.. London School of Economics announces that three BBC journalists who joined group of students on sight-seeing trip to North Korea and secretly filmed undercover documentary did not disclose their true purpose to the university; demands that BBC pull television film, entitled North Korea Undercover, from broadcast schedule and issue an apology.
Andy Murray bluffs into Madrid Masters quarter-finals
Andy Murray recovered from his win in the early hours of Thursday to beat Spanish wildcard Marcel Granollers and reach the Madrid Masters last eight. The British number one, 27, recorded a 6-2 6-0 victory in his second match of the day, having started.
Election results: UKIP wins first general election seat
Speaking to the BBC after polls closed, the partys deputy leader Paul Nuttall said UKIP was buoyant. He said his party would win more than the two seats predicted in closing polls. He said the party had performed particularly well in Kent and Essex.
US will not fund research for modifying embryo DNA - BBC.
By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website. 30 April 2015. From the section Health. Francis Collins is the director of the US National Institutes of Health. Modifying the DNA of embryos is a line that should not be crossed, a leading��.
Football gossip: Bale, Hummels, Sturridge, Benteke, Firmino
Manchester United will spend up to ��200m on new players and will be first in the queue to bring Gareth Bale, 25, back to the Premier League if the Wales forward leaves Real Madrid. (Daily Express). Uniteds capture of Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 21.
BBC, Facing Budget Cuts, Will Trim World Service and Lay Off 650
Facing a 16 percent reduction in its budget, the BBC World Service said that it would close five of its 32 language services and reduce its workforce by about a quarter.
BBC News Carol Kirkwood covers up to present weather.
BBC News Carol Kirkwood covers up after causing chaos online in curve-hugging dress. SHES known to display her curves in an array of outfits, but Carol Kirkwood chose to cover up a little more while presenting the��.
Election 2015: What to watch for in coming hours
It is set to be the most exciting general election night in years - here is a full guide to what you can expect after the polls close on Thursday and how to follow all the results and reaction on the BBC.
Russian WW2 parade: A tank-spotters guide
Russia will stage its biggest ever military parade on 9 May, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. A rehearsal in central Moscow has revealed some new hi-tech Russian armour for the first time, lifting a veil of.
Anchors Get Giddy Around The Crown
Why do American television anchors make spectacles of themselves when covering events that involve British royalty?. Alessandra Stanley The TV Watch lampoons the overly ceremonious and giddy demeanor of American television anchors covering jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth II.
Rogue Russian spacecraft burns up in Earths atmosphere
The Russian space agency says that its out-of-control spacecraft has burnt up as it re-entered the Earths atmosphere. Re-entry was over the Pacific, it said, and only a few fragments were expected to hit the sea. The unmanned cargo ship was launched.
Football gossip: Pogba, Icardi, Toure, Falcao, Cech, Guidetti
Manchester City will bid in excess of ��50m in order to sign Juventus France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Daily Mirror). Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all remain in the race for Pogba, who is understood to have rejected an initial contract offer.
3 BBC Journalists Report Being Tortured in Libya
The correspondents say they were physically abused and psychologically terrorized for 21 hours after being detained trying to reach the scene of a battle 30 miles from the capital.
NSA phone data collection illegal, US court rules
A US appeals court has ruled that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal. Overturning a 2013 ruling, the judges did not, however, halt the programme but urged Congress to take action. The NSAs spying was leaked by .
MH370: Malaysia declares flight disappearance. - BBC.com
Analysis: Jennifer Pak, BBC News, Kuala Lumpur. In a pre-recorded statement on national TV, the Malaysian authorities announced that the disappearance of flight MH370 was an accident and that there were no survivors.
Internal Documents Portray BBC as Top-Heavy, Bickering and Dysfunctional
Some 3,000 pages released Friday paint a picture of a top-heavy organization weighed down by mistrust, poor communication, buck-passing and squabbling.. BBC releases some 3,000 pages of internal documents from external investigation into why program about BBC presenter and alleged pedophile Jimmy Saville had been canceled; they paint picture of top-heavy organization weighed down by mistrust, poor communication, buck-passing and squabbling.
Rosettas comet throws out big jet - BBC News - BBC.com
Europes Rosetta probe has caught its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust. The 4km-wide icy dirt-ball known as 67P is now throwing off copious amounts of material as it warms up on its journey in��.
German-born US rocket expert Oscar Holderer dies at 95
A member of the German engineering team that designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the Moon has died in Alabama. Oscar Holderer, who was 95, suffered a stroke last week and did not recover, his son Michael said. Mr Holderer was one of about .
BBC - Capital - Live small, be happy? The next new big thing
Long commutes, soaring property prices and the tiny house movement has made way for a big idea for small living. Enter the micro-flat.
BBC Causes Uproar by Reporting Queen’s Opinion
In what is considered a breach of etiquette, a BBC correspondent said that Queen Elizabeth had once told him she was “pretty upset” about a radical cleric in London.. BBC correspondent Frank Gardner creates uproar by declaring in a radio interview that Queen Elizabeth once told him she was upset about the presence of radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza in North London; revealing the opinions of the queen is considered a shocking breach of etiquette, especially when it comes to political opinions, which she is not supposed to have.
Could one man cause a stockmarket crash? - BBC News
Exactly five years after the flash crash suddenly wiped nearly a trillion dollars from the markets, the US authorities are largely pointing at one man - a 36-year-old trader from Hounslow in west London. But could one man��.