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# bbc 100 women
Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.
Poll reveals 62% of people in Northern Ireland believe a united Ireland more likely post-Brexit
55% of people in Northern Ireland said they believed Brexit will leave them financially less well off.
# Leicester City
Leicester helicopter crash: Police appeal for public's 'patience' as investigation continues
Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead in the wake of the crash.
# Doctor Who
The success of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who debut proves that onscreen representation works
Her casting divided fans initially.
# never mind the buzzcocks
Former BBC host Mark Lamarr charged with assault and false imprisonment
The 51-year-old will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 2 October.
# Protest
'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children
A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.
# good news
Ex-Ireland and Liverpool defender Lawrenson gets the all-clear after cancer scare
The BBC pundit admitted being nervous while he waited to hear the news.
# rachael bland
'Inspiring' BBC radio presenter dies from cancer aged 40
Rachael Bland said she had just days to live on Monday.
# rachael bland
'I'm afraid the time has come': BBC radio presenter says she has just days left to live
Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer just under two years ago.
# Housing Crisis
The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series
The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.
# Novel Idea
Sally Rooney's Normal People to be adapted for BBC television
Lenny Abrahamson is set to direct the programme. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is also to co-produce a TV series based on Cecelia Ahern’s book Roar.
# death and nightingales
Here's everything we know about Jamie Dornan's new Northern Ireland drama 'Death And Nightingales'
He’s reuniting with The Fall director Allan Cubitt.
# beauty queen and single
Here's why BBC's new makeover show 'Beauty Queen And Single' is all kinds of dodge
It’s 2018 and women are still being “makeup shamed”.
# Privacy
Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC
The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.
# Northern Ireland
42% of people in the North want a united Ireland - poll
In a rare result, the poll puts those who want a united Ireland almost on par with those who want to remain as part of the UK.
# Tune in
RTÉ announce their live TV schedule for GAA championship games for 2018
The coverage begins on 13 May in Parnell Park and Castlebar.
# Backlash
BBC defends plans to broadcast Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech for the first time
The controversial 1968 speech by a Conservative MP warned Britain against immigration.
# gender balance
BBC seeks to achieve 50:50 split in male and female contributors by next year
A report on the broadcaster’s progress will be produced in a year’s time.
# Gender Pay Gap
BBC pay McEnroe 'at least 10 times' more than me for Wimbledon work, claims Navratilova
“John’s role is of a different scale, scope and time commitment,” BBC bosses insist.
# bit of bully
Bullseye's Jim Bowen has died aged 80
The much loved TV personality’s death was confirmed by his wife.
# tune out
BBC 'disappointed' to lose Pro14 live broadcast rights
The screening of Ulster matches on BBC Two Northern Ireland will subsequently end.
# Television Rights
Complaints about the lack of GAA on BBC Northern Ireland - but what can be done?
A Sinn Féin politician met the organisation this week.
# Interview
The Young Offenders on cracking the English Market and being 'huge in Germany'
We sat down for a chat with the stars of the hit series, which has just been snapped up for a second series.
# Blaa
9 things we learned from the BBC's coverage of the humble blaa
Every day is a school day.
# the eighth
Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.
# Pay Gap
Five male BBC presenters agree to pay cut over equal pay revelations
The BBC published a list of its top-earners in July 2017, showing significant pay gaps between men and women.
# trade deal
UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit - Macron says
He warned that it could only happen if it accept the single market preconditions.
# you're going to reeeeeaap
An important examination of the BBC's star-studded version of Perfect Day, 20 years later
A forgotten classic.
# Royal interview
Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry
Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.
# exclusively reveal
BBC's Newsnight expertly trolled The Sun after its front page said BBC staff sleep on the job
# ed westwick
BBC pulls Agatha Christie drama from Christmas schedule after star accused of rape
Ed Westwick has strenuously denied the allegations made against him.
# Ballaghaderreen
Eight months on, what do locals think of Roscommon's 'Refugee Hotel'?
A new TV3 documentary hears from locals determined to give the refugees a warm welcome and others who are fearful.
# portal to hell
A Twitter bot came up with a spoof Louis Theroux doc and he absolutely went with it
“I’m in Amsterdam to meet Hannah, a former IT expert turned cybergoth who believes Hull is a portal to Hell”
# islamic state
MI5 boss says UK is facing 'intense' terrorism that is becoming 'harder to detect'
The UK has suffered five terror attacks since the start of this year.
# Oops
BBC explain how subtitling error led to Newcastle being labelled 'black and white scum' on MOTD2
‘There are times when unfortunate errors occur.’
# Sunday Times
Vanessa Feltz says she was 'horrified and hurt' by Kevin Myers' column
The presenter said she wants to “never ever think about it again”.
# great british bake off
Paul Hollywood 'absolutely devastated' after a photograph emerges of him in Nazi uniform
The Great British Bake Off star issued a statement this afternoon.
# tetchy
'I want to be polite with you but your question is a bad question': Jose walks out of BBC interview
The Manchester United boss was quizzed about refusing to shake Mark Hughes’ hand at full-time.
# Motty
End of an era: Legendary commentator John Motson to retire from the BBC after 50 years
This will be Motty’s final season in the commentary box.
# G4S
Security firm suspends 9 staff members filmed 'abusing and assaulting' detention centre inmates
BBC Panorama captured footage of the staff members in question.