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  1. World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | BBC News

    Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month. Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.

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  2. Dead Ringers join jam packed line up for Llandudno's Craft of ComedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 11 | Bury Times

    ... That's Wise The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier, will be performed by Julian Dutton on June 17, while Robin Ince of BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage will stage his new stand-up show on June 18. Pragmatic Insanity on June 18 presents a ...

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  3. Dead Ringers join jam packed line up for Llandudno's Craft of ComedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 10 | Evening Times

    ... daftness of Mrs Barbara Nice, to such a wonderful venue as The Tabernacle in Llandudno. "It's wonderful to welcome back BBC Radio 4, too, in the form of the multi award-winning Dead Ringers. I'm really looking forward to welcoming audiences of all ...

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  4. The One Show's Alex Jones looks chic in fitted pink trousers as she joins Ore Oduba on setRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 9 | Daily Mail

    And Alex Jones looked at home as she got to work on The One Show set with Ore Oduba at the BBC Broadcasting House, in London on Wednesday. The 41-year-old presenter showcased her slender shape by tucking her snug knitted top into her pink wide-legged trousers, more than a year after giving birth.

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  5. How you could be part of the show when BBC's Question Time comes to WorthingRead the original story

    Tuesday May 8 | West Sussex Today

    Question Time, presented by David Dimbleby, comes to Worthing for the first time on May 24. Picture: BBC Question Time People from Worthing and the surrounding area are being invited to join the audience when Question Time comes to town. The popular political debate programme will be broadcast from Worthing's Assembly Hall at 10.45pm on Thursday, May 24. It will be the first time the programme has come to Worthing in its near 40-year history.

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  6. On Britain's intellectual declineRead the original story

    Monday May 7 | Stumbling and Mumbling

    ... are ignorant gobshites. This, however, is but one example of the intellectual decline of public life. For me, the BBC's recent series, Civilisations, contrasted horribly with Clark's version. Most programmes seemed to be random observations with no ...

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  7. China's Bungled Drone Display Breaks World RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | Slashdot

    Chinese company EHang has broken the Guinness World Record for the most drones flown simultaneously , despite them failing to coordinate for a light show. The company programmed a fleet of 1,374 drones to fly in set patterns, "but failed to spell out the date and the record-setting number of drones," reports the BBC.

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  8. Four live Ulster Senior Football games to be shown on BBC Sport Northern IrelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | BBC News

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland's coverage of this year's Ulster Senior Football Championship will enable fans to watch four live games. Fermanagh's game against Armagh on Saturday, 19 May and the Down v Antrim game on 26 May will both be shown live on the BBC iPlayer.

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  9. Slain Afghan Journalists Praised For Courage On World Press Freedom DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 3 | Weekday Magazine

    ... to have been targeted attacks. The attacks killed two RFE/RL journalists and an RFE/RL trainee, an AFP photographer, a BBC reporter, and journalists from Afghanistan's Tolo News, 1TV, and Mashal TV. Omar Waraich, Amnesty International's deputy ...

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  10. International Cast Announced For with a Little Bit of Lerner From The BBC Concert OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 3 | BroadwayWorld.com

    As announced today, 15 stars from across the musical-theatre world have been confirmed to appear in 'With a Little Bit of Lerner', a project from the BBC Concert Orchestra in association with the Society of London Theatre . On Wednesday 23 May, the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Broadway maestro Larry Blank will present an evening of glitz, glamour and charm to mark the 100th birthday of musical theatre icon, Alan J. Lerner , at the Southbank Centre 's Royal Festival Hall, where they are an Associate Orchestra.

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  11. How the BBC reports polling dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 2 | BBC News

    The BBC is required by electoral law to adopt a code of practice, ensuring fairness between candidates and that is particularly important on polling day. The code of practice is contained in more detailed election guidelines which are written and published for each election - and they include guidance on polling day, here.

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  12. Can (Chinese Arts Now) Presents Guqin & Piano Evening Performed By Cheng Yu & An-Ting ChangRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 30 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... appears on the national and international concert circuit and has been featured on many radio programmes, including BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'. In 2012 Chang created Concert Theatre, an emerging company pioneering a new hybrid genre interweaving ...

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  13. BBC pays ethnic minority workers A 20,000 a year less than white staff claims senior editorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 30 | Daily Mail

    BBC pays ethnic minority workers A 20,000 a year less than they give to white staff claims senior editor suing for race discrimination Saleem Patka, a senior manager at the BBC World Service languages unit in London, has accused the Corporation of paying ethnic minority staff almost A 20,000 less than white colleagues A senior BBC editor has accused the Corporation of paying ethnic minority staff almost A 20,000 less than white colleagues, it was revealed today. Saleem Patka, a senior manager at the BBC World Service languages unit in London , claims at management level the average pay difference in his department is A 18,700 a year and is A 7,400 less at the same level in news.

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  14. Search For Acts to Join BBC Horizons 2018 AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales are today announcing that the search for Horizons artists to join its 2018 project is now underway. The applications process is now open and the 12 successful acts will be supported and promoted in various ways by Horizons over the next 12 months.

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  15. Masterchef contestant died running in memory of his dad for Brathay charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Metro

    ... year raising money for the Brathay Trust, stating on his page that he was doing so for his father, Martin. (Picture: BBC) 'Brathay have this year invited me to run the London Marathon on their behalf. I will also be running the Asics Manchester ...

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  16. Lesley Riddoch: Did the BBC mark me as a troublemaker?Read the original story

    Apr 22, 2018 | Scotsman.com

    This weekend, the BBC took the unusual step of admitting it had lied for decades about subjecting BBC job applicants to political vetting by MI5. According to a lengthy online article by the respected correspondent Paul Reynolds, the process of weeding out "undesirables" with left-wing connections began in the 1930s and continued for 60 years until an Observer expose in 1985.

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  17. The vetting files: How the BBC kept out 'subversives'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | BBC News

    For decades the BBC denied that job applicants were subject to political vetting by MI5. But in fact vetting began in the early days of the BBC and continued until the 1990s.

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  18. BBC releases thousands of its sound effects as free .wav filesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The Inquirer

    The BBC Sound Effects library is legendary, originally featuring themed vinyl records containing the genuine foley recordings used in countless BBC productions. Whether its the sound of a guillotine chopping off someone's head or walking across snow the BBC sound effects library has been a staple of AmDram and professional productions alike for decades.

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  19. BBC faces biggest challenge with 'smartphone generation', says chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Salisbury Journal

    Broadcasting House, as BBC chairman Sir David Clementi explained some of the challenges ahead for the corporation Sir David said more work had to be done to capture the 16 to 34-year-old audience as he warned that the broadcaster's ability to fund "original British content has diminished". "They watch less TV than older people and listen to less radio.

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  20. Tina Turner Musical gets rave reviews across the boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Daily Mail

    ... said: 'A strong band does well to be heard over Miss Warren's amazing voice' Tina reviewed the show herself, telling BBC : 'Well first of all, it's difficult to see someone else do what we did for 40 years. I'm a perfectionist, so I look a little ...

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