Julian Knight

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Last year, nine rugby union players diagnosed with long-term brain injuries – including the England World Cup winner Steve Thompson – joined a concussion lawsuit against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, Britain’s sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture(...)

 BBC’s Martin Bashir “obtained fame and fortune by instituting document forgery and callously scaring a mentally vulnerable woman . . . something with more than a whiff of criminality about it”. Photograph: Ian West/PA

The BBC will review its editorial practices and investigate why the corporation rehired Martin Bashir five years ago despite evidence that he had used(...)

Former BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall who has quit as chairman of the National Gallery amid the continuing turmoil over the corporation’s Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995. File photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

Former BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall has quit as chairman of the National Gallery amid the continuing turmoil over the corporation’s Panorama in(...)

Richard Sharp, new BBC governor. Photograph: PA/Bank of England

Former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp will succeed Sir David Clementi as BBC chairman, BBC News has said. His appointment comes amid a debate abo(...)

 Julian Knight, the Conservative chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee, suggested it was time to look at abolishing the licence fee altogether. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s government will take the first step towards decriminalising non-payment of the BBC licence fee on Friday, as Downing Street’s dealings(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Mohammad Dahlan, the former leader of the Gaza division of Palestinian group Fatah, has filed a case against Facebook Ireland.

The most damning and deliberately evocative line in this week’s UK parliamentary committee evisceration of Facebook’s business model and behaviour was(...)