Have Your Say 9 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/49509131 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The BBC is looking for young people aged between 11 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the … [Read more...] about BBC Young Reporter Competition: Tell us the stories that matter to you
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‘Fury as academic tells BBC’s Radio 4 programme that Manchester, Leeds and York are not in the north.” “John Humphrys interrogates Rupert Everett about being gay – then asks when it’ll be irrelevant.” “Criticising Rwanda for sponsoring Arsenal shirts is shortsighted and insulting.” Headlines from London’s Evening Standard, the New Statesman and the Independent. And the connection? Radio 4’s Today programme. What is it about Today? Why does everyone get so riled up about it? Type #r4today into Twitter of a morning, and see the vitriol. Talk to BBC insiders and they launch into a rant. Everyone has an opinion about Today. As Radio 4’s early morning current affairs show, the flagship news outlet that strikes terror into politicians’ hearts even as they clamour to appear on it, the Today programme has been a fixture of British daily life since 1957, when it began as two 20-minute segments of “topical … [Read more...] about Trouble at the Today programme: is it losing its grip?
They became the second pair kicked off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night after scoring only 11 points for their Charleston routine. But Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton looked to be in high spirits after they finished filming spin-off show It Takes Two on Monday. During the episode the former 90s pin-up, 61, had presenter Rylan laughing when she accidentally touched her dance partner and looked at his crotch. Home time: Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Anneka Rice, 61, was in high spirits as she left It Takes Two on Monday after accidentally touching Kevin Clifton's crotch area - just like she did on This Morning in September Oops: During the show Anneka accidentally touched her dancing partner, causing him to raise his eyebrows and host Rylan to laugh After revealing she was once a 'tomboy' but that the show had encouraged her to buy three dresses, Anneka put her arms down but knocked into Kevin. Although the camera didn't show where her hand landed, Rylan quickly … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing’s Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton are in high spirits during It Takes Two filming despite early exit… as pair giggle when she accidentally touches his leg AGAIN
The X Factor: Celebrity was beaten by rival show Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday as its launch episode pulled in an average of 4.8 million viewers, while the BBC series boasted 8.5 million fans. Despite the ratings, Simon Cowell's latest edition of the music competition franchise peaked at 5.3 million and won its time slot - 8.35pm to 10.05pm - with a 27.3% audience share, as well as being the most watched show on ITV. The singing series - which featured the likes of Martin Bashir, The Love Island supergroup and Megan McKenna - served as the most-watched show of the evening among 16 to 34-year-old viewers, but suffered a dip from last year's opening edition of 5.7 million. Decline: The X Factor: Celebrity was beaten by Strictly on Saturday as its launch episode pulled in an average of 4.8 million viewers, while the BBC series boasted 8.5 million fans Dance competition Strictly is currently in its fourth week and reigned victorious when it came to ratings … [Read more...] about The X Factor: Celebrity is beaten by rival show Strictly in ratings war as the ITV series pulls in an average of just under five million viewers
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, has claimed “the votes are now there” for Boris Johnson to pass a Brexit deal through parliament. Rees-Mogg, a close ally of Johnson, who is responsible for legislation in the Commons, made the bold claim on LBC Radio, despite the fact the prime minister is yet to secure a deal with Brussels. To win a vote, the prime minister would need the support of almost all Eurosceptics in the Conservative party, as well as most of the former Tories from whom he withdrew the whip and either the DUP or a bloc of Labour MPs. Johnson is edging closer to the number he needs, with more prominent Eurosceptics now on board with his plans. However, the DUP, which has reservations over plans to leave Northern Ireland in close alignment with the EU, has still not publicly declared its backing. Labour MPs will need reassurances about workers’ rights, environmental protections and the future relationship – and will come under … [Read more...] about ‘The votes are now there’ for Brexit deal, says Jacob Rees-Mogg