Kent IT expert, 36, claimed he was turned down for a BBC job because he was not ‘geeky’ enough

An IT expert tried to sue the BBC after claiming it turned him down for a job – because he was not ‘geeky’ enough. James Orior, 36, from Kent, applied for a digital design trainee scheme at the corporation that called for people who are ‘geeky’ about design and technology.  He argued at an employment tribunal that … Read more

BBC2 viewers say there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from Thatcher and Reagan

Viewers said there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan’s hardline stance against Soviet Russia amid the current Ukraine crisis following a BBC documentary on the Cold War. Thatcher and Reagan: A Very Special Relationship, which aired last night, examined the extremely close working relationship between the two leaders and their shared ‘we … Read more

Boris Becker’s tennis trophies were auctioned off for £700,000 to pay his debts, court hears

Trophies won by tennis ace Boris Becker were auctioned off for £700,000 to pay his debts, a court has heard. The six-time Grand Slam champion, 54, is accused of failing to hand over nine other awards, including two of his three Wimbledon men’s singles titles and an Olympic gold medal, after he was declared bankrupt … Read more

Rishi Sunak hints households may get more help with bills in the autumn if energy price cap rises

Rishi Sunak hints that households may get more help with bills in the autumn if energy price cap rises Rishi Sunak yesterday the government could provide help for UK households The Chancellor was asked what he plans to do if the price cap rises in October Britons are being squeezed financially as energy prices continue to … Read more

Boy, 12, ‘burgled Claridge’s, Four Seasons and Corinthia in 10-month London hotel raid spree’

A 12-year-old boy has denied ‘burgling five-star London hotels over a 10-month period aided by his teenage brother’, a court has heard. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of ‘carrying out raids on luxury hotels including Claridge’s in Mayfair, the Four Seasons in Park Lane, the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall, and The … Read more

Why Kyiv instead of Kiev?

Why Kyiv instead of Kiev? How the BBC and UK government have adopted different spelling of capital after Ukrainian campaign to shift away from Soviet-linked pronunciation Social media users have questioned why the new spelling has been adopted   ‘Kiev’ was what city was called under USSR’s role, while Ukrainians prefer ‘Kyiv’  US Government and the … Read more

BBC picks all-female shortlist of candidates to replace Andrew Marr on Sunday morning political show

BBC picks all-female shortlist of candidates to replace Andrew Marr on Sunday morning political show BBC ‘picked an all-female shortlist of candidates’ for Andrew Marr replacement   It means high-profile BBC male journalists would appear to be out of the race Mr Marr left the BBC to host shows on LBC and Classic FM, among other things  … Read more

House of Lords quits Stonewall work programme in row over gender-neutral terms

House of Lords quits Stonewall work programme in row over gender-neutral terms LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ programme loses HoL support The House of Lords follows the BBC and the Cabinet Office in ditching scheme Stonewall scheme gives organisations advice on creating ‘inclusive’ workplaces Members of the scheme are encouraged to say ‘pregnant people’, not … Read more

Emily Maitlis and Naga Munchetty make over £10,000 per speaking event to add to six-figure salaries 

BBC stars have continued topping up their six-figure salaries with moonlighting gigs presenting corporate events between October and December last year. At least four TV favourites earned over £10,000 for single paid events in November, according to figures released by the BBC. The broadcaster, which shares its stars’ earnings quarterly, said 55 per cent of external … Read more

Martin Freeman, 50, takes a stroll with his actress girlfriend, 29… in a £350 parka 

He has been a hot topic of conversation due to his role as depressed Liverpudlian police officer plagued by marital woes in new BBC drama The Responder. But in reality, things are on the up for Martin Freeman, as his love life has him beaming brighter than his latest fashion statement – after the star was … Read more