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  • Sue Perkins favourite for Top Gear
    Sue Perkins favourite for Top Gear Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A flurry of bets has seen Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins installed as favourite to replace the ousted Jeremy Clarkson in hit motoring show Top Gear. More »

  • Sue Perkins favourite to host Top Gear
    Sue Perkins favourite to host Top Gear Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Could Sue Perkins be set to replace Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Top Gear? More »

  • Jeremy Clarkson given go-ahead for Have I Got News For You hosting duties
    Jeremy Clarkson given go-ahead for Have I Got News For You hosting duties Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The former Top Gear presenter will still appear on the BBC’s topical panel show. More »

  • Clarkson go-ahead for BBC quiz show
    Clarkson go-ahead for BBC quiz show Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    BBC bosses have given Jeremy Clarkson permission to present satirical quiz show Have I Got News For You despite not renewing his Top Gear contract. More »

  • Top Gear producer denies he is quitting after Clarkson exit
    Top Gear producer denies he is quitting after Clarkson exit Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Andy Wilman says he is not leaving the BBC motoring show. More »

  • Producer denies leaving Top Gear
    Producer denies leaving Top Gear Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has denied reports that he has quit the hit show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking. More »

  • The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline saf …
    The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline saf … Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight. More »

  • Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork
    Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    There were calls for it to be moved to the Chamber of Horrors but a victim said it was probably too evil for that. More »

  • Clarkson Row: BBC Boss 'Sent Death Threats'
    Clarkson Row: BBC Boss 'Sent Death Threats' Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Police are investigating allegations of threats to kill BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to drop presenter Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear. Lord Hall, 64, and his wife Cynthia have been under 24-hour guard at their Oxfordshire home since the threats were made on Wednesday, according to reports. Lord Hall, former chief executive of the Royal Opera House, took over the £450,000 BBC post in April 2013, replacing George Entwistle, who left the corporation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. He was also shouted at by the former Top Gear presenter in a torrent of verbal abuse over food at a hotel in North Yorkshire. More »

  • 'Threats' to BBC chief probed
    'Threats' to BBC chief probed Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Police are investigating threats to kill BBC director-general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to axe Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. More »

  • 'No cover up' of historic abuse
    'No cover up' of historic abuse Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Nick Clegg has dismissed the possibility that decades of child abuse could have been deliberately covered up by successive governments. More »

  • Ex ‘Pop Idol’ judge Neil Fox charged with sex offences against children
    Ex ‘Pop Idol’ judge Neil Fox charged with sex offences against children Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The presenter “categorically” denies all the charges against him. More »

  • DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences
    DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six victims - three of whom were allegedly juveniles at the time. The 53-year-old's lawyer, Anthony Burton, said his client "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him". Mr Fox will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 16 April facing seven indecent assault and two sexual assault charges. The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014. More »

  • DJ Neil Fox denies sex offence allegations after being charged
    DJ Neil Fox denies sex offence allegations after being charged Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    He will appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 16. More »

  • DJ Fox charged with sex offences
    DJ Fox charged with sex offences Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has "categorically" denied he is guilty of nine sex offences against six female complainants - including three who were allegedly juveniles at the time. More »

  • IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before …
    IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before … Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety. More »

  • MPs in sex arrest anonymity call
    MPs in sex arrest anonymity call Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    People arrested for sex offences should have the right to remain anonymous until they are charged, MPs have said - despite concerns from campaign groups it will discourage victims from coming forward. More »

  • BBC to make film about child sex abuse survivors following Savile revelatio …
    BBC to make film about child sex abuse survivors following Savile revelatio … Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The documentary will give a voice to those affected by child sexual abuse over the last 50 years. More »

  • Savile Scandal: Abuse Report Published In May
    Savile Scandal: Abuse Report Published In May Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out decades of abuse while at the BBC is to be published in May. Dame Janet Smith said her review had contacted 775 people and had now finished taking evidence. It interviewed 375 witnesses as part of the Savile inquiry, and more than 100 in the Hall investigation. Dame Janet said she is "discussing a timeline for delivery and arrangements for publication of the report with the BBC," but expects it to be released "in the second half of May". More »

  • Investigation Into Clarkson 'Fracas' Under Way
    Investigation Into Clarkson 'Fracas' Under Way Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The man tasked with investigating Jeremy Clarkson's "fracas" has reportedly begun his inquiry but the BBC is remaining silent over how long it will take. Ken MacQuarrie, who is director of BBC Scotland, is in London to begin sorting out what is becoming an increasing embarrassment for the corporation. Sources close to the investigation say it is impossible to put a deadline on its work until it hears from the two men central to the inquiry - Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon. The Top Gear host was suspended on Tuesday for allegedly punching Mr Tymon after filming for the show during a row over a hot meal at a hotel. More »

  • BBC launches inquiry into Clarkson 'fracas'
    BBC launches inquiry into Clarkson 'fracas' Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    An investigation will hear from the Top Gear presenter and producer at the centre of the much-publicised row. More »

  • BBC viewer slump after Clarkson row
    BBC viewer slump after Clarkson row Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The BBC's decision to postpone the remaining episodes of Top Gear has seen it lose millions of viewers and receive thousands of complaints. More »

  • Watchdog to investigate UK police over child abuse failures Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The watchdog which oversees British police said it had launched an investigation into allegations London police chiefs dropped inquiries into child sex abuse claims because they involved politicians and high profile figures. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would examine allegations police suppressed evidence, hindered investigations into paedophile rings and covered up crimes because they involved lawmakers (MPs) and police officers. London's Metropolitan Police are themselves currently investigating allegations of sex crimes involving powerful establishment figures from the 1970s and 1980s, including claims that three young boys had been murdered. More »

  • Did someone just compare Jeremy Clarkson to Jimmy Savile?
    Did someone just compare Jeremy Clarkson to Jimmy Savile? Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The crimes may be very different, but is it still fair to say their seemingly untouchable celebrity status is kind of similar? More »

  • Savile Victims: Clarkson Comparison 'Upsetting'
    Savile Victims: Clarkson Comparison 'Upsetting' Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Victims of Jimmy Savile have described comparisons between the support for Jeremy Clarkson and the widespread protection offered to the dead paedophile as "upsetting" and "totally offensive". According to the paper, the unnamed figure said Clarkson had been allowed to behave however he wished because of his status and his friendship with the likes of David Cameron . It follows Clarkson's suspension for allegedly punching TV producer Oisin Tymon during an argument about a lack of hot food following filming. More »

  • Savile-Clarkson comparisons slammed
    Savile-Clarkson comparisons slammed Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Victims of Jimmy Savile have denounced comparisons of the support shown embattled Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson to the widespread protection offered to the dead paedophile presenter as "upsetting" and "totally offensive". More »

  • May: Child Abuse Cases Are 'Tip Of The Iceberg'
    May: Child Abuse Cases Are 'Tip Of The Iceberg' Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Allegations of sex abuse within the institutions meant to protect vulnerable children are "only the tip of the iceberg", Theresa May has claimed. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mrs May added it was a "new beginning" for the independent inquiry into child sex abuse, and conceded the investigation got off to a difficult start. She wrote: "The victims and survivors who have had the courage to speak out are clear that they have done so for one common reason - to save the next generation of children from the abuse they suffered. Justice Lowell Goddard is chairing the four-person panel, which was established in the wake of several child sex abuse scandals. More »

  • Max Clifford Arrested By Yewtree Police
    Max Clifford Arrested By Yewtree Police Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Former PR guru Max Clifford has been arrested over fresh sex allegations, it is understood. Scotland Yard said a 71-year-old man has been arrested under Operation Yewtree - the inquiry set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Scotland Yard would not confirm the identity of the 71-year-old but said: "This is not a new individual to Operation Yewtree. More »

  • Max Clifford arrested by ‘Operation Yewtree’ police
    Max Clifford arrested by ‘Operation Yewtree’ police Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Clifford is serving an eight-year sentence for indecent assault. More »

  • Max Clifford reportedly arrested again under Operation Yew Tree
    Max Clifford reportedly arrested again under Operation Yew Tree Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A man was arrested and interviewed at a police station in Peterborough. More »

  • Sex probe police 'quiz Clifford'
    Sex probe police 'quiz Clifford' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Shamed former PR guru Max Clifford has reportedly been arrested over fresh sex allegations. More »

  • '£3.5m' Yewtree inquiry defended
    '£3.5m' Yewtree inquiry defended Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    A police investigation sparked by allegations of abuse against DJ Jimmy Savile has cost £3.5 million to date, the country's top police officer has told MPs. More »

  • Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied
    Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has denied conducting a "witch-hunt" against celebrities after broadcaster Paul Gambaccini told a parliamentary committee that he and other showbiz figures were used as human "fly paper" in the hope that their public identification as sex-abuse suspects would encourage more alleged victims to come forward. More »

  • The Queen has taken Rolf Harris’s honours away
    The Queen has taken Rolf Harris’s honours away Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Honours awarded to him in Australia were removed last month. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honour over child sex con …
    Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honour over child sex con … Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stripped veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honour she bestowed on him in 2006, basing the move on his conviction for child sex crimes last year, an official notice on Tuesday revealed. Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years in July last year for repeatedly abusing young girls over decades when he was a much loved host on children's television. An announcement in the London Gazette, Britain's official newspaper of record, said the royal award given to Harris, who had painted the queen's portrait in 2005, had now been rescinded. "The Queen has directed that the appointment of Rolf Harris to be a Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 17 June 2006, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order," the statement said. More »