Reuters By David Sillito Media and Arts Correspondent When the BBC’s director general, Tim Davie, took over in 2020, he declared his founding principle to be “impartiality”. Three years later, a row over that principle and how it applies across the corporation has created a crisis that has quite clearly caught managers by surprise. Familiar,
PA Media By Gareth Evans BBC News Match of the Day will air later without a studio presenter, pundits, or its regular commentators, after the BBC told Gary Lineker to step back in a row over impartiality. Pundits Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Micah Richards and Jermaine Jenas have all said they will not appear on
Facebook By Daniel De Simone Correspondent, BBC News A former suspect in the Manchester Arena bombing had his British citizenship revoked and then returned after MI5 changed its view of his role in the attack, the BBC can reveal. Mohammed Soliman, 26, was arrested in Libya after being stripped of his citizenship over suspicions he
Getty Images By Rachel Russell & Charley Adams BBC News Gary Lineker has been told to step back from presenting Match of the Day until an agreement is reached on his social media use, the BBC has said. It follows an impartiality row over comments he made criticising the government’s new asylum policy. The BBC
Reuters By Emily McGarvey & Marita Moloney BBC News Russia has launched missiles at targets across Ukraine, from Kharkiv in the north to Odesa in the south and Zhytomyr in the west. Buildings and infrastructure were hit in Kharkiv and Odesa, with power blackouts in several areas. Attacks on the capital Kyiv are also reported.
AFP By Jemma Crew & Sean Seddon BBC News Gary Lineker has said he will try to keep speaking up for people with “no voice”, after criticism of his tweets on the government’s asylum policy. The Match of the Day host had said the language setting out the plan was “not dissimilar to that used
PA Media By Christy Cooney BBC News The government’s proposed asylum law is “very concerning” and would block even those with a compelling claim, the United Nations refugee agency has said. The UNHCR’s representative to the UK, Vicky Tennant, told the BBC the measure would break international law and was not needed to stop Channel
Family handout Nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel screamed “Mum, I’m scared” seconds before she was shot dead in her own home, a jury has heard. She was on the stairs behind her mother when she was hit in the chest by a bullet fired by alleged gunman Thomas Cashman, Manchester Crown Court heard. Olivia had been frightened
PA Media By Christy Cooney BBC News A new law will place a duty on the home secretary to remove anyone who enters the UK by an illegal route. A bill expected to be introduced on Tuesday would also prevent those arriving illegally from claiming asylum or returning to the UK in future. Writing in
Social media Tributes have been paid to three people who were found dead in a crashed car days after they went missing. Eve Smith, 21, Darcy Ross, 21 and Rafel Jeanne, 24, were found in a vehicle which had come off a major road in Cardiff. Sophie Russon, 20, and Shane Loughlin, 32, were taken
By Anna Foster BBC News, Samandag, southern Turkey Songul Yucesoy carefully washes her dishes, soaping the plates and cutlery before rinsing off the bubbles and laying them out to dry. An unremarkable scene, except she’s outdoors, sitting in the shadow of her ruined house. It tilts at an alarming angle, the window frames are hanging
PA Media By Nick Edser Business reporter Ambulance strikes due to take place in England on Monday and Wednesday have been called off. The Unite union suspended the industrial action to enter pay talks with the government, it said. It followed the Unison and GMB unions earlier suspending walkouts after what they called a “huge
Getty Images By Marie Jackson & Simon Jones BBC News Anyone arriving in the UK on a small boat will be prevented from claiming asylum, under new laws expected to be announced next week. Ministers will have a duty to remove anyone who comes to the UK through that route as soon as “reasonably practicable”.
Reuters By James Landale in Kyiv and Laura Gozzi in London BBC News Russian and Ukrainian forces are fighting in the streets of Bakhmut – but Russia does not control the eastern city, its deputy mayor has said. Oleksandr Marchenko also told the BBC the remaining 4,000 civilians are living in shelters without access to
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