Sue Douglas to head Trinity Mirror subsidiary, including Sunday People

Ex-Sunday Express editor to be joined by Rupert Howell in division that will include the Sunday Mail and regional titlesFormer Sunday Express editor Sue Douglas is to join Trinity Mirror to take charge of the Sunday People, weeks after her plans to buy a majority stake in the title were rejected by the publisher.Douglas will […]
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BT Sport to reunite Danny Baker and Danny Kelly for football show

Hour-long Friday night show to launch the day before the new Premier League season kicks off in SeptemberBT Sport is to reunite veteran sports broadcasters Danny Baker and Danny Kelly to front a new Friday night football show on its TV service.The duo have worked together on football shows on numerous occasions over the past […]
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BBC: new child sex abuse allegations emerge against staff other than Savile

Twenty BBC current or former employees have faced total of 36 allegations since October, FOI request revealsTwenty BBC employees have faced 36 allegations of sexually abusing children and teenage victims since the Jimmy Savile scandal rocked the corporation last year.The complaints about an unknown number of victims under the age of 18 have come to […]
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Politics live: readers’ edition – Thursday 30 May

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s events in our open threadWant to chat to Andrew Sparrow and meet the politics live community? Come along to our informal top contributors meetup on the evening of Tuesday 4 June at Kings Place. Email james.walsh@guardian.co.uk for an inviteI’m not writing […]
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YouView in nearly 400,000 homes since it launched eight months ago

Internet-connected TV service reveals most set-top boxes distributed as part of broadband bundles from BT and TalkTalkYouView, the internet-connected TV service, has reached almost 400,000 homes in the eight months since it launched.Richard Halton, YouView chief executive, claimed it was now the fastest-growing TV service in the UK, as the business released its first official […]
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Financial Times launches fast new online service

The Financial Times launched a new online service this morning – fastFT. Its aim, as the name suggests, is the speedy breaking of market news along with informed comment.As the FT’s editor, Lionel Barber, revealed in a Guardian interview in February, fastFT is composed of “short, sharp takes on market-breaking news or market developments”. It […]
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Rising PPI claims are bad news for shareholders | Analysis

The chances of a write-back of the banks’ gigantic provisions are unlikely, says Patrick CollinsonThe PPI catastrophe rolls on. Every mobile phone in the UK has already been blasted with countless texts telling people to grab a share of the payouts (however spuriously), so you might imagine every possible claim has already been sent in.But […]
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Politics live: readers’ edition – Monday 27 May

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s events in our open threadWant to chat to Andrew Sparrow and meet the politics live community? Come along to our informal top contributors meetup on the evening of Tuesday 4 June at Kings Place. Email james.walsh@guardian.co.uk for an inviteI’m not writing […]
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BBC increases pay offer to lowest earners in bid to head off strikes

Bectu general secretary says £50 hike to pay rise for staff earning less than £60,000 a year is an insultThe BBC has attempted to head off a potential summer of strikes by increasing its annual pay offer to its lowest-earning staff.Corporation bosses offered to increase its flat-rate rise to staff earning under £60,000 to £650, […]
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