If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But, ignoring the old adage, the UK government yesterday published a white paper proposing wide-ranging, and what was(...)

BBC  in Portland Place, London: it is on a collision course with the government over reported moves to bar it from showing popular shows at peak viewing times, among other reforms. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Conservative government faces a revolt in the House of Lords – and on the streets of Britain – if planned reforms threaten the BBC’s independence,(...)

John Whittingdale: Labour has called on him to withdraw from his role in regulating the press because he might be perceived as being compromised. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has expressed full confidence in culture secretary John Whittingdale after it emerged that four newspapers knew h(...)

John Whittingdale MP, said he had been unaware of the woman’s occupation and had broken off the relationship when he discovered someone was trying to sell the story to the press. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

British culture secretary John Whittingdale is under pressure to withdraw from decisions about press regulation after disclosing that he had a relatio(...)

Culture secretary John Whittingdale: he said official figures suggest 257,000 EU migrants came to Britain last year, but over the same period 630,000 national insurance numbers were issued to EU citizens. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The British government is to publish new figures which could reveal a higher number of EU migrants are working in the UK than suggested by official fi(...)

 John Whittingdale who has called for an urgent investigation into the British anti-doping watchdog’s response to allegations a doctor had prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to a sportsman. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

John Whittingdale has called for an urgent investigation into the British anti-doping watchdog’s response to allegations a doctor had prescribed banne(...)

Overhaul in British system could see a huge cash inflow into betting industry Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust hailed a “truly historic” intention from the British government to replace the Levy betting sy(...)

ATP chairman Chris Kermode. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Chris Kermode, the president of the ATP, has rejected any implication of a cover-up into match-fixing after an investigation by the BBC in conjunctio(...)

  Jamelia and Tristan MacManus during a live show of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1.

The BBC is expected to announce it will shut down its red button service and reduce sports coverage as part of £150 million in cuts. BBC News reporte(...)

Jay McGuiness and his professional partner Aliona Vilani perform a Pulp Fiction-themed jive. Photograph: BBC / Guy Levy

In Donegal, it was reported that Saturday evening Mass attendances were suffering. Prayers were said. Alas, there is no God, and Daniel O’Donnell is o(...)

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