Head of BBC2 Kim Shillinglaw has said former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson will be back on the BBC.  File photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson “will be back on the BBC”, according to one of the corporation’s leading executives.BBC2 head Kim Shillinglaw, wh(...)

The BBC on Wednesday dropped British “Top Gear” motoring show presenter Jeremy Clarkson after finding he had physically attacked a producer. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

Jeremy Clarkson will face no further police action over his attack on a Top Gear producer at a hotel in Yorkshire last month, North Yorkshire Police s(...)

A man dressed as Top Gear’s ‘The Stig’ delivers a million signature petition by tank to the BBC at the New Broadcasting House, London. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Clarkson has declared that “protest never works”, in a seemingly veiled reference to the support he has received since he was suspended over(...)

Punch-gate’ controversy could spell the end of Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC career, but is Sky poised to swoop?

Oddly enough, it was Jeremy Clarkson’s outspoken and controversial nature that once upon a time ensured his employment. Back in the days of ‘Old Top G(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

UK prime minister David Cameron has revealed new Tory proposals to cut payments for ‘treatable conditions’, including the cutting of sickness benefits for unemployed obese people who ‘refuse treatment’.  Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA

Unemployed obese people will have to diet or else lose their benefits, under new Tory proposals.Alcoholics, drug addicts and others with “treatable co(...)

The Swilcan Bridge on the the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

As George Bernard Shaw once put it, “progress is impossible without change”.For sure, he didn’t have golf in mind when providing the benefit of his wi(...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

Host Graham Norton during filming for “The Graham Norton Show” in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

In this autumn-winter autobiography season, two memoirs should leap out to both aspiring broadcasters and anyone even vaguely interested in how on-air(...)

Martina Purdy has been a journalist with the BBC for the last 15 years. Photograph: BBC

One of Northern Ireland’s best known political journalists has revealed she is quitting the media after more than two decades as a reporter to join a (...)