Success 'risks' for TV companies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Abraham warned that British TV companies face being victims of their own success

7:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The UK's television industry "risks becoming a victim of its own success" after a string of companies were bought up by giant US media conglomerates, according to Channel 4 boss David Abraham.

Human rights champion Bamber dies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Helen Bamber has died, her Foundation says

7:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Human rights campaigner and early member of Amnesty International Helen Bamber has died, the Helen Bamber Foundation has announced.

BBC boss warns Clarkson over gaffes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Top Gear was criticised by Ofcom for breaching broadcasting rules over a ''racial'' term used by Jeremy Clarkson

4:37pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BBC TV boss Danny Cohen has warned Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson that "no one person is bigger than the BBC" after a series of headline-making gaffes by the star.

Figures reveal costs to commuters

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The different performances of rail operators in terms of commuter costs have been revealed in figures

4:11pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Commuters' contributions to the cost of the rail system have been laid bare in new figures.

BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The BBC's director general Tony Hall defended the broadcaster's handling of the police search at the home of Sir Cliff Richard

2:51pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Director general Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

Funeral of jet crash 'gentle giant'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An order of service is held up before the funeral of Flight MH17 victim Liam Sweeney at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle

3:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney was "a gentle giant" and a "family man", the funeral of the first British victim of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to be identified has been told.

Tributes to peacemaker Reynolds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds has died

7:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

Former Irish taoiseach Albert Reynolds has been remembered as a courageous peacemaker after he died following a long illness.

Ebola fears after Donegal death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: There are fears that a person who died in Donegal had the Ebola virus

7:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Medics suspect a man found dead in Ireland was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in Africa, the country's health authority has said.

Women's 'dismay' over CPS decision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Several officers of Scotland Yard's Special Demonstration Squad allegedly started intimate relationships with women while working undercover

12:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A band of undercover police officers accused of sleeping with women they were spying on have been told they face no criminal charges for their actions.

Dawkins 'misunderstood' over Down's

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Professor Richard Dawkins said he was pro-choice and was not telling the woman what to do

7:18am Thursday 21st August 2014

Scientist Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" which was triggered by his tweet claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down's Syndrome.

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