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'I clean the Sistine Chapel frescoes'

The BBC has rare access to the annual check-up and cleaning of the Sistine Chapel's masterpieces.
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Harry Gregg: Documentary on footballing legend to be broadcast on BBC

The life story of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend Harry Gregg will be shown on BBC One on Thursday night.
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Dawn Butler: I'm mistaken for other black female MPs at least once a week

Labour deputy leadership hopeful talks about ‘exhausting battle’ of calling out racism in politicsDawn Butler, the Labour deputy leader candidate, has revealed she is mistaken for other black female colleagues “at least once a week” and described her “exhausting battle” to be correctly identified, after the BBC confused her with fellow MP Marsha de Cordova earlier this month.The senior Labour MP, who was the first black woman to speak at the dispatch box in 2009, said she had been becoming ‘immu...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Bbc, Labour, Dawn Butler, Marsha de Cordova

Leeds Class A drugs delivered quicker than takeaway, BBC finds

The drug dealers with business cards and a home delivery service for cocaine and ecstasy.
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‘Doctor Who’ Tells a “Haunting” Tale With a Chilling Night With Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Author

It turns out lightning can strike twice with Doctor Who, which makes an electric return to form with “The Haunting of Villa Diodati.” Last week saw Season 12’s hot streak of episodes come to an end, but Doctor Who resuscitated its high-quality run with a perfect old-fashioned ghost story that pitted Frankenstein’s author against a modern Prometheus of Doctor Who‘s own making. Doctor Who has long delighted in doing on-the-nose tributes to famous literary figures, which range from the good (Charl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Time, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Earth, Bbc, Features, Guardian, Charles Dickens, PERCY, Jack, Bbc America, Agatha Christie, Byron, Ada Lovelace

Coronavirus: What could it mean for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

BBC Sport assesses what steps are being taken to guard against coronavirus affecting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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Amazon's first-ever employee says the company now scares him

Amazon's first-ever employee told BBC's Panorama program that although he looks at Amazon now and feels a sense of pride, the company also scares him. Shel Kaphan was the first employee to join Jeff Bezos after the latter founded Amazon in 1994. Panorama's documentary focused in on how much data Amazon accumulates about its users. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon's data-hungry business model frightens its first-ever employee. The BBC's Panorama programme ran a docume...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Earth, Bbc, Jeff Bezos, Panorama, Jeff, MacKenzie, Kaphan, Shel Kaphan, BBC Bezos

BBC Scotland Director Donalda MacKinnon to Step Down

BBC Scotland director Donalda MacKinnon has announced plans to step down this autumn. The first ever woman to hold that post, MacKinnon has led the public broadcaster’s Scottish division since 2016. “I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to stand down and allow a new leader to [take over],” MacKinnon told staff […]
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BBC Scotland boss Donalda MacKinnon to retire

The Director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, has announced she’s leaving the corporation after 33 years. She made the announcement to staff at Pacific Quay today, and departs after four years in charge of all of the BBC’s teams and output in Scotland. She said that she had planned from the outset of taking on the top job that she would leave this year when she turned 60. Donalda MacKinnon says: “Reflecting back on all that we have achieved, and with complete certainty that we are in stron...
Tags: Scotland, Bbc, People, Radio, Tony Hall, Bbc Scotland, Donalda, Pacific Quay, Ken MacQuarrie, Donalda MacKinnon, BBC Scotland Donalda MacKinnon, Services across radio TV

Queen Elizabeth’s Nephew, Earl of Snowdon, Confirms Divorce

David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, and his wife Serena have “amicably agreed” to file for a divorce after 26 years of marriage, the couple announced Tuesday. Armstrong-Jones, the nephew of Queen Elizabeth II and son of Princess Margaret, is the second royal to confirm a split from his wife this month. The announcement comes a week after the Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn also announced their plans to split. A spokesperson for the couple did not immediately respond to ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Bbc, British Royals, Elizabeth Ii, Serena, Elizabeth, Margaret, Peter Phillips, Snowdon, Onetime, Armstrong Jones, David Armstrong Jones Earl of Snowdon, Anthony Amstrong Jones, Charles Armstrong Jones Viscount Linley, Lady Margarita Armstrong Jones

‘Morally and Scientifically Incorrect.’ U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Adviser Resigns Over Race and Eugenics Controversy

Over the weekend, several headlines in the U.K. and a trending Twitter topic included a reference to a school of thought that many thought had been relegated to the past: eugenics, or the controversial notion that human populations could be somehow “improved” via selective breeding. But the troubling ideas found their way back into the news after comments made by a newly-appointed aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resurfaced. In a 2016 interview , researcher Andrew Sabisky sa...
Tags: News, China, Germany, India, Uncategorized, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Royal Society, Richard Dawkins, Murray, Francis Galton, Charles Murray

Amazon is monitoring....

I usually yawn my way through the big brother/paranoia articles but this shocked me. And it is from a BBC news report called How Bezos built his data machine The author used a freedom of information request for all that Amazon have on him... "One spreadsheet actually triggers a warning message saying it is too big for my software to handle. It contains details of the 83,657 Kindle interactions I’ve had since 2018, including the exact time of day for each tap. An associated document divides up m...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Bbc, Amazon Kindle, Bezos

Academic published erotic fiction about own students

A Cambridge University don wrote and published erotic fiction about his own students under a pseudonym, reports the BBC. Dr Peter Hutchinson was accused of sexual harassment in 2015 and forced out of his teaching post, but the novel, titled First Time: Ooo-la-la! was published under the name of Barry Able and has only recently been connected to the disgraced professor. The books tells the story of an "innocent" first year student called Peter at a fictitious Oxford college who is found guilty of...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Oxford, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Sexual Harassment, Creeps, Hutchinson, Peter, Trinity Hall, Peter Hutchinson, Barry Able, Ellie Pyemont

Director of BBC Scotland Donalda MacKinnon to stand down

Donalda MacKinnon told staff it was the "right time" for her to go after nearly four years in the post.
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Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the singer speaks ahead of her performance at the Brit Awards.
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Line of Duty shares exciting first look at season six 

Mother of God! Line of Duty is currently filming season six, and the BBC has treated us to...
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Steph McGovern shares a big announcement with fans!

Steph McGovern had some big news to share this week. The former BBC Breakfast presenter is...
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This Country pays tribute to late star Michael Sleggs in season three premiere

BBC's popular sitcom This Country returned for its third and final season in Monday...
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“Save The BBC” Petition Gets 100,000 Signers In First 24 Hours

The is a response to a report on the front page of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sunday Times, in which sources close to prime minister Boris Johnson set out a blueprint for how the BBC should be dismantled when its current charter expires in 2027. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Rupert Murdoch, Sunday Times, 02.17.20

Doctor Who Returns to Chilling Form, With Help From a Ghost of Futures Past

The past few episodes of Doctor Who had slowly begun to unravel a lingering problem with this latest iteration of the show: too many people at the TARDIS console, leading to narrative setups that take too long to get going, or leave some of our heroes behind to really get there. Ahead of its season finale however, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Bbc America, TV Recap, Doctor Who Recap

Extra hours at BBC Local Radio during Storm Dennis

BBC Local Radio stations around England provided extra hours of programming during Storm Dennis, dropping network shows in favour of local content. In the West Midlands, a BBC Hereford and Worcester reporter continued to provide updates on the radio despite being stuck in her home. The ground floor of Nicola Goodwin’s house is flooded with 2ft of water but by using her phone she was able to keep working and supplying reports to BBC Hereford and Worcester Local Radio and BBC News. Nicola said:...
Tags: England, Bbc, Radio, Southampton, Manchester, Bournemouth, Devon, Surrey, West Midlands, Station, Leeds, Ipswich, Worcester, Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset

While Boris Johnson Wants To ‘Massively Prune’ The BBC, Senior Tory MPs Say No

One MP called the idea an “act of cultural vandalism,” and another wrote, “”his is not a fight the BBC is picking nor a contest my party promised if we got elected. … If the BBC ends up in decline, it will be the government which will be accused by the very people we will rely on for support at the next election.” But Johnson is determined to pick the fight. – BBC
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David Lloyd to present The Story of Radio

Radio consultant David Lloyd is booked in at the Burgh House & Hampstead Museum in London to present The Story of Radio next month. The Story of Radio will happen on March 4th at 7.30pm, providing an alternative night of entertainment to the ARIAs which is scheduled for the same time. David presents the radio podcast Conversations and hosts the weekly Radio Moments, looking back at this week in radio. He began his career at Radio Trent in 1980, then went on to work in all sectors of the indus...
Tags: London, Top, Events, Bbc, David, Radio, David Lloyd, Orion Media, Radio Authority, Radio Trent, Burgh House Hampstead Museum, Story of Radio, Radio Moments, Phil Riley He

Rising Plymouth Act The Native Takes You To The Otherside

Up & coming Plymouth indie act The Native just headlined Plymouth Pavilions. This is venue that helped kicked off Oasis, The 1975, and Ed Sheeran.  Speaking of Oasis, they do have traces of the iconic Manchester act. Maybe that’s why they stand out a bit and they really do with the track Otherside. The 5 piece has been rallying up local support from BBC Introducing while landing festival slots and supporting Bastille. You can check them out at The Fiddler in London on 3/19. Give the track of a...
Tags: Music, London, Bbc, Ed Sheeran, Manchester, Plymouth, Oasis, Plymouth Pavilions, 1975, Indie Invaders, The Native, The Native Plymouth, The Native Plymouth Pavilions

Dundee United dominate BBC Scotland Championship lives in April

Three Dundee United games will be broadcast live during April on BBC Scotland's TV channel as the Scottish Championship nears a climax in April.
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A new Twitter filter can delete unsolicited dick pics from your DMs

A new Twitter plugin called "Safe DM" launched Friday, and is designed to block and delete unsolicited nude images in people's private Twitter messages. Developer Kelsey Bressler built the artificial intelligence behind the plugin by putting out an open call for nude images of penises (colloquially referred to as "dick pics") on Twitter. Bressler received over 4,000 images in total, and hopes to roll the plugin out to other social media platforms. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Scottish Premiership: What did we learn from the weekend's fixtures?

BBC Scotland provides you with 10 takeaways for the teams in the Scottish Premiership.
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Politicians and Petition Support BBC Following Reports of Major Cuts

A war of words around the future of the BBC continued on Monday amid reports of severe cutbacks to the U.K. public broadcaster. The Sunday Times reported over the weekend that Downing Street, the seat of the U.K. government, was planning to replace the annual BBC license fee with a subscription service; sell most of […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Bbc License Fee, Petition Support BBC

Stanley Tucci to Host BBC Radio 4 Series ‘The Californian Century’

Actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci will front series “The Californian Century,” set to air on BBC Radio 4. Tucci will play a cynical screenwriter who narrates the stories of ten people who helped build California over the last 100 years. They include Francis Boggs, the first person to direct a full movie in California; Hattie […]
Tags: News, California, Global, Actors, Bbc, Stanley Tucci, BBC Radio, Hattie, Tucci, Host BBC Radio, Francis Boggs

14 U.S. cruise ship evacuees test positive for coronavirus

Chinese authorities reported early Monday that there were about 100 new deaths from coronavirus, the lowest daily count since Feb. 11. The flu-like virus now has killed more than 1,700 people, Reuters reports. The number of confirmed infections in Hubei province, where the outbreak is centered, rose on Monday after falling for two straight days. Authorities in Hubei imposed tough new restrictions on movement as they continued to step up efforts to contain the spread of the outbreak. The number o...
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