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Rupert Murdoch in The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Benny Hill music to be added later.  Photograph: Tom Pilston

A lot of people have pointed out that the BBC documentary series The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (BBC2, Tuesday) has much in common with a certain fic(...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall, who announced earlier in January that he is leaving the role. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP

Which much-scrutinised public service broadcaster was this said about? “People want it to be smaller, but they also want to keep the bits they like.” (...)

The five Labour leadership candidates: Emily Thornberry, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will face off on Saturday in the first hustings of a three-month campaign that will prod(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser for Boris Johnson, last Friday. Mr Cummings believes the whole of the British establishment needs reforming. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The UK’s top civil servant is set to stay in Downing Street and oversee a far-reaching shake-up of the government machine planned by British prime min(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during an election campaign event in Dinnington, near Sheffield, on the final day of campaigning on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

With opinion polls classifying dozens of constituencies as too close to call, Britain’s election night is set to be a long one, with some of the most (...)

Two hands: UK prime minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson gets to grip with a cod in Grimsby, northeast England. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP.

“Another whopper on the side of a bus,” says the advertisement on the side of a red London double-decker. “Must be an election.” Created by advertisi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson, pictured at the BBC leaders’ debate on Friday,  dodged a question on if he would resign if he failed to win a majority.   Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson said he was nervous about his narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of Thursday’s election as he pledged to deliv(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: apologised for Labour’s handling of complaints about anti-Semitism. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Donald Trump has dismissed fears that the National Health Service (NHS) could be on the table in a trade deal between Britain and the United States, s(...)

British  prime minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson. Former UK minister  Nye Bevan  said  a Tory election victory and an intelligent electorate were a contradiction in terms. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

It’s been a long time since I was eligible to vote in the UK. Although able to vote in Ireland (but not for the President or constitutional change), I(...)

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