Arjem Choudary controversy sparks debate over TV censorship

Anti-terror law reviewer David Anderson QC says broadcasters should decide whether to show radicals on their channels Radical speakers such as the Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary should not be banned from appearing on television, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation said on Wednesday. David Anderson QC, who reviews the government’s anti-terror laws, said it should […]


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Tesco cuts price of ‘unlimited’ broadband to £2 a month

To get the service, customers will have to take the supermarket group’s line rental at £14.90 for a minimum of 12 months Tesco has cut the price of its unlimited broadband to just £2 a month, which the supermarket chain claims is the cheapest unlimited broadband that doesn’t involve paying for an additional service. To […]


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Mary Portas fails to visit centres chosen for retail revival pilot scheme

Shopping expert yet to visit four centres which worked away from the camera, while others have had weeks of TV attention The shopping expert Mary Portas spent weeks filming attempts to revive high streets in three of the locations chosen to pilot the retail “revolution”, but some others who worked away from the camera have […]


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Gove’s claims of teen ignorance from TV survey

Freedom of information request reveals use of PR-commissioned opinion polls and lack of concrete research The education secretary, Michael Gove, has come under fire for citing PR-commissioned opinion polls as evidence of teenagers’ ignorance of important historical events. Gove’s department has admitted he cited polls originating from Premier Inn and UKTV Gold press releases, prompting […]


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Post-Ferguson, Manchester United struggles to justify £2bn price tag

• Man Utd’s sluggish revenues• BT’s sporting gamble• What is Co-op’s raison d’etre?• Stuart Rose off to a flyer Contrary to some reports, Manchester United’s New York-listed shares did not plunge on Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. They ended the week 2.7% lower than they started it – that’s next to nothing. But they should have […]


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Padstow speedboat accident: tributes pour in for Nick Milligan

Friends and colleagues of BSkyB exec pay tribute to ‘universally liked and generous-spirited family man’ Nick Milligan, the BSkyB head of advertising sales who was killed in a speedboat accident in Padstow, Cornwall, on Sunday afternoon, has been described as a “universally liked and generous spirited” family man in tributes from media industry colleagues. Milligan, […]


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WPP: Big is beautiful at Sorrell’s marketing group – but for how long?

World’s largest marketing services group continues to grow, but questions remain what would happen if its chief left This week MediaGuardian 25, our survey of Britain’s most important media companies, covering TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, music and digital, looks at WPP. L’Oreal is one of the seemingly few global advertisers that Sir Martin Sorrell hasn’t […]


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TV review: Eddie Stobart – Trucks and Trailers

Need some overblown nonsense about heroic truck drivers and impressive-sounding numbers? Send for Eddie Stobart “Eddie Stobart is shifting up a gear,” we’re told at the start of series five (five!) of Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers (Channel 5). “They’re already one of the kings of road and rail. Now they’re aiming high, flying to […]


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