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    9 SEVEN years ago, Mo Farah looked me straight in the eye in front of millions of people – and lied through his back teeth. We were sitting just a few feet away from each other in a London TV studio, recording a lengthy interview for my show Life Stories. 9Sir Mo Farah became a British hero when he won double gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Pictured as he crosses the line in the 10,000m finalCredit: PA 9Piers Morgan interviewed Mo for his Life Stories seven years ago - but the truth behind the athlete's childhood has only just come outCredit: ITV 9Piers says Mo is even more of a hero than we thought now that he has revealed his full story And during an emotion-charged encounter, Mo – now Sir Mo – spoke very movingly about coming to Britain from war-torn Somalia with his mother and several siblings to be reunited with his father Muktar who was already here working as an IT consultant in London. There was only one problem with this touching reunion tale: it...
    Veterans have criticised a new BBC documentary on alleged war crimes by the British SAS for relying on 'hearsay' and footage filmed by Australian special forces. The Panorama investigation claimed to have uncovered 54 suspicious killings carried out by one British SAS unit on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2010-11.  The programme featured a harrowing video of an Australian SAS soldier shooting an unarmed Afghan man dead as he cowered in a field. Former SAS sergeant Chris Ryan criticised the programme's use of the footage, alongside interviews with a former Australian SAS member. 'A new low as the BBC uses SASR (Australian SAS) footage and personnel to give credence to their baseless assumptions about the British SAS,' he said. 'Take that footage/hearsay away and it's a reporter's interpretation/opinion at best. This is up there with Bashir.' Retired Royal Navy chief Rear Admiral Christopher John Parry warned of finding British SAS troopers 'guilty by association'.  Members of the Australian SAS - which is separate from its UK equivalent - are currently facing a murder trial.  The news Australian special forces...
    WAYNE ROONEY is at the centre of a TV tug-of-war as broadcasters fight to secure him as a pundit. Sun Online can reveal both Sky and BT are “desperate” to land the ex-England and Manchester United striker who quit as boss of Derby County last week. 2Ex-Derby chief Wayne Rooney is the top target for TV bosses - to be a punditCredit: Getty 2Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have a 'good banter' with Wayne RooneyCredit: Rex Sources say the 36-year-old faces being able to “name his price” as the channels race to land their star summer signing. An insider told Sun Online: “Sky and BT would love to have Wayne as part of their punditry team and are desperate to get their man. “He’s done Monday night football before on Sky and was really good and went down well with viewers. “Wayne has a good banter with both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville so producers think he could be a brilliant part of the set-up and a natural fit. READ MORE IN FOOTBALL'MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT' Evra 'hurt' Man Utd didn't appoint...
    A BBC journalist on a work trip to the U.S. was mocked for sharing a shot of a BB gun for sale in Walmart after apparently mistaking it for a real firearm. The journalist, Padraig Belton, whose work has appeared on the BBC and in The Guardian, sent out the unfortunate tweet on April 26.  According to Belton's Twitter feed, he arrived in the United States on April 25. Upon arrival, Belton realized that he didn't have a plug adaptor for this laptop. Belton wrote in the message, 'Hi from America. Where Walmart doesn’t have a plug adapter for my UK laptop. But on the other hand, I can buy a rifle and ammunition.'  The photo that started the storm. Belton tweeted this photo and wrote: 'Hi from America. Where Walmart doesn’t have a plug adapter for my UK laptop. But on the other hand, I can buy a rifle and ammunition' It's unclear if Belton was serious in his tweet, as he has covered numerous war zones in his journalistic career.  From there, the journalist went to a Walmart...
    MERCILESS Russian soldiers have reportedly left burned and booby-trapped bodies of executed civilians on a highway in the latest horrific war crimes. A total of thirteen bodies were seen on the main E-40 highway outside Kyiv as the city's mayor says "huge battles" continue to take place in the capital. 5The bodies were placed in black plastic bagsCredit: AP 5Some of the bodies were left under tyres on the roadCredit: BBC 5A burnt car can be seen near the road Most of the dead bodies on the nightmarish road, located between the villages of Mria and Myla, have not been identified, a BBC investigation found. Harrowing pictures show dozens of bodies in black plastic bags lined up on the ground. However, among the victims is the civilian who was filmed being shot as he surrendered to Putin's troops and his wife. Earlier this month, shocking drone footage showed the moment the man got out of his car with his hands in the air but was gunned down within moments. READ MORE ON UKRAINENIGHTMARE Total DISASTER for 'weaker than ever'...
    The Ukrainian government is deploying teenage volunteers in the capital city of Kyiv (Kiev) with just “three days training”, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In an article titled ‘Uni to uniform — Ukraine’s new teenage army recruits’ a correspondent for the publicly-funded broadcaster said he had spoken to a group of volunteers “in their late teens, not long out of school” who told him “that after three days’ basic training they would head for the front line – or very close to it.” The correspondent, Jeremy Bowen, described the volunteers as a somewhat ragtag band wearing ill-fitting knee pads and, in one case, carrying a yoga mat — but found two of them properly kitted out in military uniforms, body armour, and helmets after catching up with them at a checkpoint days later. 18-year-old economics student Dmytro Kisilenko told the British journalist he was “used to my gun” and had “learned how to shoot and how to act in the battle, also many other things that will be very crucial in the fight with the Russians” as he...
    Maria Butina, Vladimir Putin's ex-spy propagandist who was jailed in the United States after admitting to working as a Russian agent infiltrating the NRA, said Wednesday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky - who is Jewish - is a 'Nazi.'  Butina, who was convicted in 2018, added that Russia's invasion of Ukraine 'is going to plan' in an interview with the BBC.     When Butina, 33 and now a member of Russian parliament, was asked by host Nick Robinson if Zelensky is a Nazi, she responded: 'According to his actions, absolutely.' Robinson defended Zelensky by pointing out that the Ukrainian president is Jewish and that his 'great-grandfather died fighting the Nazis as part of Russia'. And referring to images of the city of Mariupol, in south eastern Ukraine, being flattened by bombs, Robinson asked: 'Are you seriously claiming [civilians] are not under attack from Russia?' The city of Mariupol has been surrounded by Russian soldiers for days and a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the encircled city of 430,000.  Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk called it a 'catastrophic' situation, as the shelling shattered...
    As delegations from Ukraine and Russia prepare for a third attempt at negotiations in the 12-day-old war, increased fighting has created scenes of chaos across the beleaguered nation. Russian tanks were spotted in the Kyiv suburb of Irpin where thousands of people are crammed into apartment high rises, vulnerable to Russian missile attacks. As shelling picked up pace on Monday, women, children and elderly men crammed onto trains out of the city headed west in what has become an increasingly desperate situation for those who still can’t quite believe their country is being invaded. The United Nations predicts that at least 5 million Ukrainians will be displaced in the war. As bullets rained down over the port city of Mariupol, which has seen some of the deadliest clashes of the war so far, a ceasefire agreement meant to allow civilians to escape has again been breached after neither side reportedly put down their weapons. The director of the International Committee of the Red Cross told the BBC on Monday that even if the ceasefire is honored, the way...
    New York (CNN Business)Russian President Vladimir Putin's creeping authoritarianism got a lot more overt on Friday when he signed a censorship bill into law making it impossible for news organizations to accurately report the news in or from Russia. The law, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, makes it a crime to disseminate "fake" information about the invasion of Ukraine, with a penalty of up to 15 years in prison for anyone convicted. The definition of "fake" is, of course, left up to the Russian government. The New York Times reported that the law, which could take effect as soon as Saturday, could make it illegal to merely refer to the Ukraine war as a war.The law prompted urgent meetings inside news outlets on Friday and pushed them to make difficult decisions. The BBC, bluntly saying that the law "appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism," said that it had no choice but to "temporarily suspend the work" of its journalists and staff in Russia as it assesses the "full implications of this unwelcome development." Read MoreCNN said...
    THE BBC website, Facebook and Twitter were blocked in Russia yesterday. State censorship agency Roskomnadzor cut off access in a Kremlin crackdown. 2BBC boss Tim Davie said: 'Truth is often the first casualty of war' 2Putin's state censorship agency Roskomnadzor cut off access in a Kremlin crackdownCredit: Reuters BBC boss Tim Davie said: “Truth is often the first casualty of war. "In a conflict where disinformation and propaganda is rife, there is a need for factual and independent news people can trust.” Russia’s foreign ministry said the BBC is “undermining domestic political stability and security”. With Facebook, the regulator said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by the platform since October 2020. Radio Free Europe, one of the continent’s biggest independent news outlets, and Maduza, one of the largest Russian in-exile news sites, were also banned. RFE staff were called “foreign agents” and evicted from the Moscow HQ. Most read in...
    By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LONDON — The BBC says it is temporarily suspending the work of all its journalists in Russia after the country’s lawmakers approved legislation criminalizing reporting of the war in Ukraine that differs from the government line. Tim Davie, director-general of the British broadcaster, said the legislation “appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism.” He said the corporation was halting newsgathering work by its journalists and support staff in Russia “while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development.” “The safety of our staff is paramount and we are not prepared to expose them to the risk of criminal prosecution simply for doing their jobs,” he said. Davie said the BBC’s Russian-language news service would continue to operate from outside Russia. The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be “fake” reports. It could be signed by President Vladimir Putin and take effect as soon as Saturday. ___ MOSCOW — A Russian lawmaker has spoken out...
    By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LONDON — The BBC says it is temporarily suspending the work of all its journalists in Russia after the country’s lawmakers approved legislation criminalizing reporting of the war in Ukraine that differs from the government line. Tim Davie, director-general of the British broadcaster, said the legislation “appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism.” He said the corporation was halting newsgathering work by its journalists and support staff in Russia “while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development.” “The safety of our staff is paramount and we are not prepared to expose them to the risk of criminal prosecution simply for doing their jobs,” he said. Davie said the BBC’s Russian-language news service would continue to operate from outside Russia. The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be “fake” reports. It could be signed by President Vladimir Putin and take effect as soon as Saturday. ___ MOSCOW — A Russian lawmaker has spoken out...
    DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Russians could face prison sentences of up to 15 years for spreading information that goes against the Russian government’s position on the war in Ukraine, a move that comes as authorities block access to foreign media outlets. The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be “fake” reports. Russian authorities have repeatedly decried reports of Russian military setbacks or civilian deaths in Ukraine as “fake” reports. State media outlets refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation” rather than a “war” or “invasion.” The draft law was approved by the lower and upper houses of parliament in quick succession, state news agencies said. It could be signed into law by President Vladimir Putin and take effect as soon as Saturday, the speaker of the lower house, Vyacheslav Volodin, said. “It is possible that by tomorrow, its rules will force those lied and made statements discrediting our armed forces to bear very grave punishment,” Volodin said. “I want everyone to...
    MEDIA WINNER: Michael McFaul Former ambassador Michael McFaulabsolutely destroyed a BBC anchor on air for interviewing a Russian official who he said spewed “ridiculous” propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine — and asked if the BBC would have given Nazis airtime during World War II. On BBC World Service’s Newshour, presenter Jame Menendez interviewed Vitaly Milonov, a Russian MP who is bonkers even by that nation’s political standards. For four minutes, Milonov spouted Vladimir Putin’s talking points, which Menendez did his best to challenge. Menendez then introduced McFaul, who was U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. McFaul tore into the BBC for hosting Milonov. “I want to ask a question,” he said. “The BBC, if it was September 1st, 1939, would you put on the air a member of the Nazi Party to try to explain this ridiculous, absolute falsification of history and information that we just heard from Mr. Milonov? Because this is complete, utter nonsense what he just said, and I’m wondering if we’re doing a service to the world by giving him a voice on the BBC?” Menendez asked whether it isn’t...
    PRIME Minister Boris Johnson will respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine today. Following Cobra emergency talks, the PM will announce how the UK will proceed against Russia. 1Boris Johnson is expected to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine todayCredit: AFP What time is Boris Johnson's address on Russia and Ukraine war? A time has not yet been confirmed for this announcement but it should be this morning. He has chaired emergency Cobra talks today to discuss how the UK will tackle the war in Ukraine. Russia launched missiles and explosives to begin their invasion of Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, 2022. Johnson will also speak to Parliament at 5pm. What will Boris Johnson announce? It is believed further sanctions against Russia will be announced as Johnson has said the UK will react decisively. The PM previously froze the assets of Russian oligarchs linked to Putin and prevented them from entering the UK but this has been branded as weak by other MPs. latest from russiaAT WAR Putin launches 'full scale' attack with...
    THE BBC allowed Netflix to film The Crown at its central London HQ — in a move which will further infuriate Prince William and the Royal Family. Bosses let the streaming giant use Broadcasting House to recreate real-life scenes in the run-up to Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Princess Diana. 11The BBC allowed Netflix to film The Crown at its central London HQ — in a move which will further infuriate Prince William and the Royal FamilyCredit: Splash 11The BBC’s decision to help Netflix also defies appeals from Prince William not to dramatise the Bashir interviewCredit: PA It comes with relations between the Corporation and the royals at an all-time low amid the fall-out from controversial documentary The Princes And The Press, the second part of which was screened last night. The BBC’s decision to help Netflix also defies appeals from Prince William not to dramatise the Bashir interview. Exclusive pictures show actor Richard Cordery, 71, portraying Marmaduke Hussey, who was Chairman of the BBC’s board of governors at the time. He was filming with a small crew at...
    Aides to Prince William did not brief against his brother Harry during the Megxit saga, sources insisted yesterday following a row over a new BBC documentary. Royal insiders denied William and Harry had been embroiled in a briefing war, ahead of a programme examining the brothers’ troubled relationship with the media. The Queen, Prince Charles and William have reportedly joined forces to complain to the BBC and threaten a boycott on future projects with the broadcaster unless the Palace is given a right to respond to potentially damaging allegations. Royal insiders denied William and Harry had been embroiled in a briefing war, ahead of a programme examining the brothers’ troubled relationship with the media RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Meghan Markle's father calls for Duchess of Sussex to be... Royals at war with BBC over 'tittle tattle' documentary: The... Share this article Share The BBC2 programme, The Princes And The Press, which airs tonight at 9pm, examines coverage of the brothers in British newspapers, including Harry’s relationship with wife Meghan and the...
    Trans activists have condemned the BBC for publishing an article of testimonies by lesbian women who said they were pressured to date transwomen — i.e., biological males who identify as females — including those who still had intact male genitalia. The long-form piece written by BBC journalist Caroline Lowbridge and published on Tuesday titled ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ detailed the anecdotal evidence of some lesbians being pressured to date and even have sex with biological males who identify as women, also quoting another survey that claimed dozens of lesbians had been coerced to have sexual relations with transwomen. The article quoted lesbians as saying they had been accused of being transphobic, perverts, far-right extremists, and “inciting violence towards the trans community” for not wanting to date or have sex with transwomen, some of whom still had intact male genitalia. Some said they were coerced into having sex with trans women for fear of being labelled transphobic or excluded from the LGBT community. It also quoted a statement by the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s largest LGBT charity, Stonewall,...
    ANTIQUES Roadshow expert Mark Smith dished out an evaluation of one guest's grandparent's war medals - finding one big problem with the collection. As a military museum curator and specialist in military medals, Mark was very pleased to see a collection of war medals in Sunday's episode of the BBC show. 4The guest was delighted with Mark's evaluationCredit: BBC 4A missing medal effected the priceCredit: BBC The guest was left shocked over Mark's price of her grandfather's medals individually and as a collection. But, there was a missing medal which impacted the evaluation. The missing medal was called the Stanislaus medal and the guest had no clue how it disappeared. The guest revealed the medal went missing after a dinner party hosted by her grandmother many years ago. Mark suggested buying a replacement, but that would cost £5,000. MORE ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOWbadge of honour Antiques Roadshow guest warned over selling mum's VERY rare RAF badgesWHAT A GEM Antiques Road Trip expert's eyes light up after VERY lucky spot at vintage standtroubling treasure Antiques Roadshow's explosive moments from...
    FUMING Prince Harry today threatened legal action against the BBC over claims he didn't ask the Queen to name his baby daughter Lilibet. A sensational war of words has erupted between Harry and Meghan Markle, the Palace and the broadcaster. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates Meghan and Harry insist they told the Queen about the name of their baby daughter The row was started when a Palace source told the BBC the Sussexes "never asked" Her Majesty about using her childhood nickname. Harry then hit back just 90 minutes later saying his grandmother was "supportive" of his choice of name and the couple wouldn't have used it if this wasn't the case. The battle has now intensified after Harry and Meghan threatened the BBC with legal action through law firm Schillings. The threat came just hours after he attempted to clear the drama up in a statement issued through spokesperson Omid Scobie. WAR OF WORDS It read: "The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was...
    THE Pursuit Of Love has thrilled viewers with its look back at the decadent world of filthy-rich toffs indulging in sex, drugs and wild partying between the wars. But incredibly, the key characters in the racy period drama are based on REAL people. 14The key characters in racy period drama The Pursuit of Love are based on real peopleCredit: BBC Volatile Linda Radlett (Lily James) was based on Nancy Mitford, who wrote the 1945 book the BBC1 show is based on. And Nancy drew inspiration from others in her life too – including Fanny (Emily Beecham) based on her sister Pamela. The two central characters navigate their way through a minefield of randy millionaires who have little better to do than spend their fortunes and seduce pretty girls dripping in fur and diamonds. The three-parter shows how both of the women are looking for the perfect husband, but each has their own idea of what true love is. 14The series has thrilled viewers with its look back at the decadent world of filthy-rich toffs indulging in sex, drugs and wild...
    BRIAN WOOD didn’t hesi­tate to charge into a hail of bullets and grenades to save his Army comrades in the Iraqi desert — yet for doing so, he was branded a war criminal. During a terrifying three hours, the bloody Battle of Danny Boy saw the 23-year-old Lance Corporal and his men overcome an enemy that had them outgunned and outnumbered. 12Brian Wood's story is told in new one-off BBC2 drama Danny BoyCredit: BBC Brian’s bravery in the infamous clash of 2004 earned him the Military Cross — but the glory quickly faded when the 2009 Al-Sweady Inquiry accused the soldiers of killing and abusing civilians. Now he says he would rather race back into the hellish fight than relive a second of the hearing that tarred the hero as a villain. Innocent Brian, now 40, said: “I’d rather return to the Battle of Danny Boy all day long. “I understood how to be a soldier, I was trained to be a soldier, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the second battle that came on home soil. 12Brian Wood...
    BBC boss Tim Davie has axed The Mash Report in his war on woke lefties. Sources close to the director-general said he felt the genre needed a radical overhaul as it was too biased against the Tories and Brexit. 4Nish Kumar’s The Mash Report has been axed by BBC boss Tim DavieCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture 4Mr Davie, 53, had vowed to tackle left-wing comedy when he took over the corporation last summerCredit: PA:Press Association Mr Davie, 53, vowed to tackle left-wing comedy when he took over last summer — and he has acted by ditching the satirical show fronted by Nish Kumar, 35. A source said: “This will be music to ears of telly fans. “For four series, viewers have sat through Nish’s ‘comedy’ with an undoubted left-wing spin. “Tim promised tough measures — and he has stuck to his guns. “The Mash Report is no more and there won’t be many people mourning it.” Andrew Neil, as a Beeb political presenter in 2018,...
    Piers Morgan today tweeted a message of thanks to the Good Morning Britain team and said he'd achieved his one goal as he bowed out - to beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings.  Piers tweeted this morning: 'I had one goal when I joined GMB - beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings. On my last day, we did it.  'That was down to the hard work & dedication of the whole team. They don't all agree with me, some don't even like me, but we were a team..and we won. Thanks guys. I'll miss you.' This comes after more than 50,000 Britons called for him to return to the programme in the space of 12 hours.     One petition, called 'Bring Back Piers Morgan!', accused ITV of treating him 'appallingly' and another, titled 'Keep Piers Morgan on GMB for his common sense approach to life', now has more than 107,000 signatures. And a third, which has been signed by more than 38,000 people, describes getting him sacked as 'an absolute farce'. The total number of signatures for the three polls is now...
    A BIDDING war has broken out between UK broadcasters to air the explosive Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly expected to be "very candid" in the 90-minute chat after last week announcing they had officially quit the Royal Family. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news... 3Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will sit down with Oprah in a chat broadcast on CBSCredit: Getty Images - Getty Their sitdown interview with chatshow queen will air on CBS in the US on March 7. And it has now sparked a bidding war between broadcasters over who will be able to air it in the UK. Variety today claimed Sky was out of the running, with the BBC not involved in the bidding war. And it has been claimed ITV has emerged as the frontrunner for the interview. It’s understood that ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which has the role of selling the interview to overseas broadcasters, wants the interview to be aired on a free-to-air channel. This means that platforms like Amazon Prime...
    UPDATE: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first major interview since splitting with the British Royal Family has sparked a hot bidding war in the U.K. for rights to air the highly coveted sit-down, with ITV emerging as the frontrunner for the program.Sources tell Variety that Comcast-backed pay-TV operator Sky and free-to-air player ITV were among those bidding for the CBS primetime special, hosted by Oprah Winfrey. It’s not believed that streaming giants Amazon or Netflix are in the running. On Tuesday, a BBC source confirmed that the public broadcaster is not involved in the process. "The BBC is not involved in a bidding war on this," said the source. As of Wednesday, it’s believed that Sky is also out of the running, leaving ITV as the main contender. It’s understood that ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which will be selling the program overseas, is keen for the interview to land on a free-to-air broadcaster, which would ensure a significant profile in the U.K. It will undoubtedly also come down to what platform Markle and Prince Harry prefer. Meghan Markle and...
    KATHY Beale declares war on Sharon Watts next week in EastEnders as she hatches a plan to destroy her. Max publicly exposed Sharon as Ian’s attacker last night in the BBC One soap following the businessman’s mysterious disappearance. Visit our EastEnders page for the latest gossip Find all EastEnders spoilers here 3Bobby tells Kathy to go to the doctors as she worries about IanCredit: BBC Viewers will see Kathy at her wits’ end next week as she continues to search for Ian, leading Bobby to suggest that she visits a doctor. When she gets back from the hospital, Kathy grows angry and announces Sharon needs to pay for what she’s done to her family.  Sharon is shocked to find two removal men at her flat and furious to discover they’ve been sent by Kathy.  3Kathy vows to destroy Sharon for what she's done to her familyCredit: BBC Kathy begs Sharon to tell her what happened to Ian but when Sharon insists she’s just as worried as she is, Kathy’s suspicions are piqued.  EastEnders viewers know that...
    A 100-year-old British World War II veteran who raised millions of dollars by walking in his garden was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus. Capt. Sir Thomas More’s daughter said Sunday that More tested positive for the virus last week and that he has since been hospitalized. The statement was posted to Capt. Tom More’s official Twitter account. The positive coronavirus test compounds More’s health issues after a previous pneumonia diagnosis. More was being treated at home until he required additional respiratory help on Sunday, his daughter wrote.  (RELATED: Melania Praises Veterans Who ‘Dedicated A Life Of Service To Their Country For Freedom’ Following England Trip) “The medical care he has received in the last few weeks has been remarkable and we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to  make him comfortable and hopefully return home as soon as possible,” the statement said, according to the tweet. “We understand that everyone will be wishing him well. We are of course focusing on my father and will update you when we are able to,” the...
    BBC Breakfast has waged war on Piers Morgan and Good Morning Britain - insisting it’s the "UK’s most watched breakfast show". Show bosses hit back after rival host Piers vowed to overtake the channel's ratings for the first time in 30 years. 4BBC Breakfast presenters Credit: BBC/Twitter On the day Good Morning Britain celebrated its most watched show in history, BBC Breakfast tweeted: "These @BBCBreakfast figures might make awkward reading for some: "- 80m live stream requests on @BBCiPlayer (up 56%) "- Audience share of 42% "- Average daily reach of 5.7m Thanks for tuning in to the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme…." Host Dan Walker shared the tweet, adding: "Thanks for watching." 4Piers Morgan believes GMB will take over BBC Breakfast by the end of the yearCredit: Rex Features But the BBC's attempt at tough talk looks to prove Piers' point that execs will soon be choking on their cornflakes, with Good Morning Britain poised to overtake the corporation's flagship breakfast show for the first time in the two contenders' broadcast history. Under Piers and his...
    THIS is a war now and those of us who have known nothing but peace – everyone under the age of 76 – have struggled to get our heads around that reality. When it comes to combating, it feels like we still have our L-plates on. Too much complacency, too many cock-ups, too little comprehension that this virus wants to kill everything we love. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9Brigadier Phil Prosser, Commander of the 101 Logistic Brigade, during a media briefing in Downing Street, London, on coronavirus Credit: PA:Press Association How else to explain that only from next week, with almost 80,000 dead, are we going to require anyone flying into the UK to produce a negative coronavirus test?  How else to explain that there were initially concerns Public Health England — the miserable quango tasked with protecting the health of the nation, who lectured us for years about the mortal threat from sugary breakfast cereals — might not be able to deliver vaccinations on Sundays. They have now assured us they...
    BORIS Johnson reportedly told Downing Street colleagues his fiancee Carrie Symonds would go 'crackers' if he didn't appoint an ex-BBC journalist as his new press chief. The Daily Mail reports claims the PM gave the job to former reporter Allegra Stratton in a bid to 'appease' Miss Symonds. 3Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson got engaged earlier this yearCredit: Reuters The experienced broadcaster will have the job of defending the Government in daily press conferences in the New Year.  The Sun has already told how Carrie has been hailed for single-handedly ending the macho culture in Downing Street, resulting in chief adviser Dominic Cummings and communications chief Lee Cain leaving their posts last week. The appointment of Stratton is believed to have been a key factor in the civil war inside Number 10. Insiders claim the Whitehall interview panel recommended another candidate for the top press job, the Mail reports. However, it is reported the PM allegedly said: "Forget the process. I am giving the job to Allegra. "I've got to do this because if I don't, Carrie will go...
    Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee was an eccentric when we first featured him in the 2012 article "The Hot Yoga War" and a separate Q&A in which he talked about his life in Belize — where, it turns out, he was wanted for questioning in a murder he swore he didn't commit. In the intervening eight years, he's been many things, including a fugitive from justice and a failed presidential candidate. But now, the role he's playing is inmate: This week, McAfee was arrested in Spain on federal charges, including violation of antifraud provisions and tax evasion. He'll likely have a tough time fighting the latter accusation, given that, according to the BBC, McAfee "has previously expressed his disdain for taxes, tweeting last year that he hadn't filed tax returns for eight years because 'taxation is illegal.'"Related Stories John McAfee: Security Pioneer and Ex-Fugitive's Denver Ties, Presidential Bid John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive: I faked being crazy and ill to escape to U.S. John McAfee still a fugitive despite new blog, Joe Rogan and Alex Jones appearances "The Hot...
    His Dark Materials season one might not have made a big splash in the US, but it was huge for the BBC, and that hugeness is all over footage of the show’s second season, featuring air balloon chases, sci-fi sets, and even a creepy dust monster. The second season — launched into pre-production before the first aired in November 2019 — will tackle the second book in Phillip Pullman’s bestselling trilogy, The Subtle Knife. In the book, Lyra (played by Logan’s Daphne Keen) ventures to her first world beyond her own, and meets another dimensional traveler, the young Will Parry (Amir Wilson), who becomes her companion for the rest of the series. As Lyra’s destiny is intertwined with the Golden Compass, Will’s is to possess the Subtle Knife, a blade so sharp it can carve doors between worlds. Meanwhile, it seems like the television adaptation will be filling out the season with lots of goings on between the grownup characters of the His Dark Materials books, as they prepare for a inter-dimensional war on … checks notes …...
    London (CNN)They are two patriotic songs that, for decades, have been a staple of the final extravaganza in the "Proms" series of classical music concerts that bookends the British summer.But this year, "Land of Hope and Glory" and "Rule, Britannia!" are at the center of a toxic culture-war debate that many say is distracting from the country's real problems with systemic racism.Fury erupted when a newspaper claimed that the BBC, which organizes and broadcasts the event, was planning to replace the anthems out of concerns that the songs' lyrics -- which laud the country's past glories -- might be out of place in an age of historical reckoning.The BBC's subsequent announcement that the "Last Night of the Proms" event on September 12 would feature orchestral versions of the songs, without the contentious lyrics, has done little to dampen the furor from critics who claim that too much ground is being ceded to "politically correct" agitators. Government ministers, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waded in to express outrage. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of fueling a culture war...
    THE BBC has been slammed for a report claiming Winston Churchill was responsible for millions of deaths during the 1943 Bengal famine. A segment on the famine during News at Ten focused on how Indian people view Churchill as part of a series on Britain's colonial history. 4The BBC has been slammed for a report on the Bengal famine of 1943Credit: Hulton Archive - Getty 4Some appearing on the report said Churchill could be blamed for his role in causing the famineCredit: Getty - Contributor Indian historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee from Ashoka University said Churchill could be "seen as the precipitator of mass killing" because of his alleged role in causing the Bengal famine in 1943. Up to three million people are estimated to have died in the famine in British India, now Bangladesh and eastern India, during World War II. Yasmin Khan, from Oxford University, said Churchill could be held responsible for "prioritising white lives over South Asian lives" by failing to help. BBC News India correspondent Yogita Limaye said that while Churchill was viewed as a hero in Britain...
    AN IRAQ War veteran has revealed he was shown footage of targets having their heads blown off by sniper rifles in order to become desensitized to violence before being sent to Baghdad in 2003. The former elite Marine, Rudy Reyes, added that killing was not an issue because he was “systematically programmed to kill” in the first episode of a BBC documentary series about the conflict. 2 Reyes describes how he was systematically trained to kill people in BBC documentary Once Upon a Time in IraqCredit: BBC Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes, 49, was born on Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Kansas City, Missouri. He was deployed to Iraq ahead of the main invasion to destroy strategic targets in 2003. “Our mission was to destroy any capacity they had for artillery or mortars. And also, of course, the NBC: nuclear, biological and chemical weapons,” Reyes said. Reyes took a shot of Tequila at the start of the interview with the BBC, then asked for the bottle. “In our boot camp, do you know how we say the word ‘yes’? It’s the word...
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