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Last month
October 2023
Fermoy welcomes Graham Norton ‘setting the record straight’ after guest called town ‘horrible’
An audience member who lived there for 20 years called it a ‘horrible town’.
Debunked: YouTube ads feature Elon Musk in deepfake videos pushing cryptocurrency scams
An AI-generated Irish newsreader was also used in one fraudulent video.
BBC reaches reported €10.3 million settlement with Andrew Flintoff over Top Gear crash
The BBC said in March that it would be inappropriate to resume making the series at that time following an internal investigation into what happened.
September 2023
BBC sets new rules for flagship presenters after Gary Lineker tweet prompted impartiality row
It comes after an independent review was conducted by former ITN boss John Hardie.
BBC sets new rules for flagship presenters after Gary Lineker tweet prompted impartiality row
It comes after an independent review was conducted by former ITN boss John Hardie.
Russell Brand thanks supporters following week of rape and sexual abuse allegations
Brand did not directly address the claims made against him.
BBC investigating claim Brand exposed himself to woman and laughed about it on radio
The incident allegedly happened in 2008 when the woman was working in the same building as the BBC’s office in Los Angeles.
Debunked: The Canadian government hasn't banned the British outlet GB News
Meta has been blocking all news content in Canada in response to a proposed new law.
This year
Stephen Nolan says he's 'deeply sorry' after report he sent sexually explicit images to staff
On Tuesday, the Irish News reported claims that Nolan sent two sexually explicit images of another person to staff working on his radio and TV shows.
Hozier 'absolutely' prepared for Hollywood-style strike over AI threat to the music industry
The singer said he would ‘absolutely’ join in solidarity if there was a music strike similar to the Hollywood action.
Peak audience of 0.8 million tuned in for BBC's first national broadcast of an All-Ireland final
Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal, Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, Late Late Show host Patrick Kielty, and comedian Dara Ó Briain all featured in the coverage.
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to enjoy this weekend.
BBC apologises to Nigel Farage for suggesting he lacked wealth for exclusive bank account
Farage said the “spotlight” should now be on NatWest over how his private financial information became public.
BBC newsreader George Alagiah dies aged 67 after long battle with cancer
The Sri Lanka-born journalist was the face of BBC One’s News At Six since 2007.
McDonald’s apologises after over 100 UK staff allege sexual harassment, racism and bullying
The McDonald’s UK boss told the BBC the company had “fallen short” in some cases after the corporation spoke to dozens of workers.
UK Parliament to grill BBC bosses about governance following Huw Edwards furore
The committee will raise issues ‘about the adequacy of the BBC’s governance arrangements and how it is addressing these’.
BBC bosses to face questions in Parliament following Huw Edwards scandal
The broadcaster’s director-general Tim Davie will be questioned by peers about the ‘adequacy of the BBC’s governance arrangements’.
Broadcaster Huw Edwards named by his wife as BBC presenter at centre of scandal
Vicky Flind said Edwards was “suffering from serious mental health issues” and is now “receiving in-patient hospital care”.
BBC facing increased pressure after fresh allegations about unnamed presenter
BBC News reported yesterday that a person in their early 20s has alleged that they were sent threatening messages.
BBC faces fresh allegation against unnamed presenter from young person – report
The presenter was suspended following reports he had paid a teenager thousands of pounds for sexually explicit images.
Gary Lineker tops list of highest-paid BBC presenters sixth year in a row
He is the only one whose earnings surpass £1 million.
Young person at centre of BBC presenter controversy says 'allegations in The Sun are rubbish'
The BBC confirmed at the weekend that a male member of staff had been suspended after the allegations were published.
BBC suspends staff member following allegations unnamed presenter paid teen for explicit photos
Yesterday, amidst speculation on social media, a number of BBC stars tweeted to say they were not the presenter at the centre of The Sun story.
Syrian government revokes BBC media accreditation over drug documentary
The announcement was made days after BBC Arabic released an investigative documentary looking into the illicit drugs trade in Syria.
BBC responds after reports presenter taken off air over claims he paid teen for explicit photos
A BBC spokesperson said: “We treat any allegations very seriously and we have processes in place to proactively deal with them.”
Aer Lingus falls victim to global cyber attack
The airline stressed that no bank details relating to current or former employees were compromised.
Ex-BBC NI presenter Donna Traynor thankful for support as discrimination case is resolved
The industrial tribunal was resolved without any admission of liability on either side in Belfast today.
Ex-BBC NI presenter ‘bullied’ after raising concern over role being changed, tribunal hears
Donna Traynor is taking an industrial tribunal against the BBC and its Northern Ireland director Adam Smyth.
Broadcaster Esther Rantzen reveals her lung cancer has progressed to stage four
Rantzen said her ‘diagnosis of stage four lung cancer made me realise how very lucky I’ve been in my life.’
Issue of impartiality at BBC is ‘almost unresolvable’, Gary Lineker says
The former England striker’s comments come as he received an award for his commitment to promoting human rights.
Man attacks statue at BBC building with hammer and chisel
The sculpture was made by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his daughters.
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
Titanic shipwreck captured in first full-sized 3D scan
The images show the wreck as if it were lifted from the water and reveals the smallest details, like the serial number on one of the propellers.
'Wise up': Derry Girls actor channels Sister Michael to blast 'ignorance' of Stormont deadlock
Siobhán McSweeney used her Bafta win last night to poke fun at the lack of an executive in Stormont.
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
BBC chairman steps down after not disclosing role in Boris Johnson loan guarantee
Richard Sharp helped facilitate an £800,000 loan guarantee for then UK prime minister Boris Johnson before being recommended for the chairman role.
BBC to stop filming current series of Top Gear amid reports that Freddie Flintoff has quit
Filming of the latest Top Gear series has been halted as a result.
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices
The app has been banned on Government phones amid fears of sensitive data being accessed.
Gary Lineker returns to present BBC’s FA Cup coverage after impartiality row
The football pundit was told to step back from hosting Match Of The Day following a row over impartiality.
Lineker thought he had ‘special agreement’ with BBC director-general over tweets, agent says
Jon Holmes, who represents the Match Of The Day Host, has offered an insight into the recent impartiality row.